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30 August 2017


Latest News

Happy little vegemites happy for a reason

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People who eat vegemite and other yeast-based spreads report they are less anxious and stressed than people who don’t eat them, according to new research from VU’s College of Health and Biomedicine...
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Stroke survivors urged to keep moving

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Most stroke survivors are doing little physical activity and spend most of their time sitting or lying down, despite evidence that being active can reduce the risk of having another stroke or...
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Hidden causes of methamphetamine-related death

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Significant increases in mortality rates between 2009 and 2015 indicate a major methamphetamine problem in Australia, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre researchers say...
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Protein to control breast cancer progression identified

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Switching off a protein produced in breast cancer cells can stop cancer progression, researchers from The University of Queensland have found...
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Effective treatment halts HIV transmission

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Results from the largest study to analyse HIV transmission risk among homosexual couples with differing HIV status have shown that HIV positive men who are on treatment...
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Exciting collaboration looks to the future of eye health

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Organisations will work together to revolutionise the treatment of corneal ulceration by developing a novel device, the ‘iFix Pen’, which will deliver a special bioink formulation that has...
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Short term health risks of alcohol consumption

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Alcohol is a legal drug in Australia and is commonly consumed by Australians for pleasure and sociability. When consumed in moderation the short term effects of alcohol...
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Sexuality following childbirth

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Most women experience considerable sexual changes following childbirth. This is completely normal. In this period, hormone levels change and women experience new emotions, demands...
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What is infertility and what are the causes?

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Infertility is a significant public health problem with emotional, financial and demographic consequences. Finding out one is infertile is often tragic for a couple who wish to conceive,...
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What are generic and branded medicines?

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Generic medicines are those which contain the same active ingredient in the same quantity as a brand-name medicine. Generic medicines therefore have the same effect on the body...
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Laughter is the Best Medicine!

A man was just coming out of anaesthesia after a series of tests in the hospital, and his wife was sitting at his bedside.

His eyes fluttered open, and he murmured, "You're beautiful."

Flattered, the wife continued her vigil while he drifted back to sleep.

Later, her husband woke up and said, "You're cute."

Startled, she asked him, "What happened to 'beautiful?'"

He replied, "The drugs are wearing off."
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