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Skipping breakfast proves weight and waist loss winner

Encouraging Australians to skip breakfast and all snacks between 8pm and midday might be the best way to tackle our […]

New technology improves bowel view and detection rates of polyps

Advanced imaging technology that triples the field of view during colonoscopies has been shown to increase the detection rate of […]

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and diclofenac reviews

Consumers and health professionals are advised that the TGA has completed a review of the cardiovascular risks associated with the […]

Nocturnal enuresis in teens: a neglected problem

Bedwetting or nocturnal enuresis (NE; nocturnal meaning night and enuresis meaning involuntary urination) can be a distressing disorder that...

Weak bones, weak bladders

It’s World Osteoporosis Day soon (Oct 20), and while most of us are aware of the impact of osteoporosis on […]

Participation in breast screening program remains steady in target age group

More than 1.4 million women aged 50-69 had a screening mammogram through BreastScreen Australia in 2011 and 2012, according to […]

Serotonin-blocking medicines used to treat nausea and vomiting

Consumers and health professionals are advised that serotonin syndrome is a newly identified issue associated with products containing the...

Facing a post-antibiotic world

It’s official. Humanity is racing towards a post-antibiotic era, a time when today’s life-saving drugs won’t successfully treat...

People more likely to drink alcohol on days they are exercising

People are more likely to drink alcohol on days they are more active, according to a new study involving a […]

Women, work and the menopause

Menopausal women fear age-based discrimination in the workplace and face a glaring lack of menopause-specific support, according to new research....

Specialist teamwork better for older hip fracture patients

Patients who undergo hip fracture surgery in hospitals that have an orthogeriatric service have an improved chance of surviving beyond […]

Diet affects sperm competitiveness

It’s well known that omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 LC-PUFA) can help to prevent heart disease but new research […]

New cancer drug combination halts disease extends life in advanced melanoma pat…

A world-first study in today’s New England Journal of Medicine heralds the efficacy of a targeted combination drug therapy after reporting...

More young people affected by bowel cancer

Bowel cancer rates doubled in young Australians 20-29 years and are up by 35% in 30-39 year olds over the […]

Approach to deadly sepsis infections continues to vary

Treatment practices for patients hospitalised with the potentially fatal infection known as “sepsis” will continue to vary because of...
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