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It’s time to tackle chronic diseases: health leaders unite to challenge Canberra

One of the largest research collaborations ever seen in Australia will aid governments in tackling our rising chronic disease problem. […]

Potential new treatment for tuberculosis

Deakin University scientists have discovered a potential new treatment for tuberculosis, a disease rapidly gaining resistance against current medical therapies. […]
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Blanket approach to asthma treatment not ideal

University of Queensland research into the effects of dust mite and cockroach allergens has found that different types of asthma […]

Of Australia’s 50,000 premature deaths many are potentially avoidable

Of all deaths in Australia in 2012, almost 50,000 – or 34% – can be considered premature, according to new […]
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Good news for hay fever sufferers

A forecast of below average rainfall over spring is expected to give hay fever sufferers in Melbourne a bit of […]

Leading risk factors for death include smoking, high blood pressure and obesity

A huge international study of global causes of death has revealed high blood pressure is the number-one individual risk factor […]

Methadone raises death risk in first month of treatment for opioid dependence

Opioid-dependent patients are five times more likely to die in the first four weeks of treatment if they are prescribed methadone […]

New Pulmonary Rehab Education Portal Helps Patients C.O.P.E. with Lung Disease

Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) can now complete the education component of pulmonary rehabilitation via a new, free, […]

1 in 5 Australians affected by multiple chronic diseases

About half of all Australians have a chronic disease, and around 20% have at least two, according to new data […]

Fighting cancer head-on

Head and neck cancers are the sixth most common malignancies worldwide. Yet few are diagnosed before stage 3 or 4, […]