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Aussie peanuts are good for our brains

Research undertaken by the University of South Australia has shown that eating peanuts everyday can improve cognitive function including some...

Cannabinoid replacement drug trial to help cannabis smokers quit habit

An Australian research team is recruiting cannabis smokers who need help quitting or reducing their cannabis-use for a world-first trial […]

1 in 6 Australians have chronic back problems

An estimated 3.7 million Australians had chronic back problems in 2014–15, according to a report released by the Australian Institute […]

Travelling overseas? Get immunised so you don’t bring home measles

Unimmunised travellers visiting family and friends overseas remain the biggest source of measles outbreaks in Australia, according to new...

Promising new treatment for lupus on the horizon

A drug originally used to boost the immune system is showing promise as a potential new treatment for lupus, joint […]

Paleo side effects probed

Despite growing in popularity, the Paleo diet causes more negative side effects than traditional diets according to research from Edith […]

New cancer nanomedicine reduces pancreatic tumour growth

Australian cancer researchers have developed a highly promising technology to deliver gene-silencing drugs to treat pancreatic cancer, the most...

Cancer investigations should consider evolution as a cause

The reasons people and animals develop cancer in some organs but not in others may have more to do with […]

Big step towards cure for lifelong viral infections

New research has taken us a step closer to finding a cure for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), as well as […]

Better mental health care needed for congenital heart disease patients

Experts are calling for national mental health care standards to help address the significant emotional toll faced by the 65,000 […]

Sore throat, sinusitis, and the few benefits of antibiotics

An analysis of the evidence in the latest issue of Australian Prescriber suggests antibiotics have very few benefits for treating sore throat...

Pneumococcal vaccine’s impact on heart health

We are seeking those who are at risk of, but have not had, a heart attack or stroke. Canberrans are […]

New framework for human nutrition

Existing models for measuring health impacts of the human diet are limiting our capacity to solve obesity and its related […]

Progress in world’s first Alzheimer’s vaccine

With more than 7.5 million new cases of Alzheimer’s disease a year, the race to find a vaccine and effective […]

True impact of global diabetes epidemic vastly underestimated

A landmark paper led by Monash University with partners in the UK and US suggests there may be more than […]