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More Australians using Dr Google

Five million Australians pay for a doctor’s visit in an average four week period—but an increasing proportion of them are […]

7 minutes or the knife – short video could decrease likelihood of labiaplasty s…

PhD researcher Gemma Sharp found that a short educational video significantly changed how women saw themselves and even led to them […]
Woman breastfeeding

Low zinc levels may suggest potential breast-feeding problems

Zinc levels in breast milk may be able to serve as an indicator of breast function during lactation, according to […]

Improving pregnancy care for at-risk populations in Australia

Three different at-risk populations with evidence of poor pregnancy outcomes are the focus of Dr Melanie Gibson-Helm’s research program, funded by […]
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First evidence that ovarian cancer screening may save lives

One of the largest randomised trials ever conducted has concluded that ovarian cancer screening may reduce mortality by an estimated […]

Tiny genetic changes linked to breast cancer risk

An international breast cancer research team involving the University of Adelaide has used a world-first technique to discover how tiny […]

Health professionals lack knowledge about female genital mutilation

Health practitioners need more resources and expert guidelines to provide appropriate medical and psychological treatment for women and girls that […]

Updating medicine ingredient names

Over the years, some medicine ingredient names in Australia have become out of date. By using old ingredient names, the […]
Cancer patient with bandana

Target to stop the spread of ovarian cancer identified

UNSW researchers have discovered a method for disrupting the spread of ovarian cancer, by blocking receptors present on the surface […]

Link between type 2 diabetes and incontinence

The theme for World Diabetes Day 2015 is Healthy Living, and its key health message aligns perfectly with that of […]