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13 October 2015

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What is Invasive Breast Carcinoma (Breast Cancer)?

Invasive breast carcinomas are cancers originating from breast tissue. They may originate in the milk ducts and/or glandular (breast milk producing) tissue of the breast and invade into normal healthy tissues...
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It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Early detection of breast cancer

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The early detection of breast cancer in women is important for the effective management of the disease. Although there is no current...
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Male breast cancer (male breast carcinoma)

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Male breast cancer is a rare but important disease. Many people do not realise that men, as well as women, have breast tissue...
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Working out how advanced a breast cancer is

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Staging is a method of categorising cancers based on their size, invasiveness and if they have spread to other sites in the body...
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Breast conserving surgery

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Breast conserving surgery is a type of surgical treatmentfor early breast cancer. It refers to the removal of the primary breast tumour mass...
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Top Health News

Ultra-safe, ultra-affordable, ultra-usable: why don’t we do more medical ultrasound research in Australia?

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The QUT medical physicist who developed a fast, non-invasive way of using ultrasound to assess osteoporotic fracture risk says that ultrasound is the ‘unsung hero’...
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Depression linked to Alzheimer’s disease

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There is a strong link between symptoms of depression and cognitive decline, new research from Edith Cowan University has found...
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The right to know? We need to talk about genetic testing

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In the past decade major developments have been made in cancer genetics with the identification of inherited mutations, along with advances in...
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Home-based treatment is cost-effective alternative for heart failure patients

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Post-discharge disease management provided in their own homes could be a cost-effective alternative for recently-hospitalised elderly patients with...
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Exercise to target tumours

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Researchers are investigating if the growth of cancerous metastatic bone tumours can be slowed by providing targeted exercise directly to tumour sites....
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Outsmarting cancer with revolutionary new treatment

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Patients with hard-to-treat tumours could know within six months whether a cancer drug developed at UNSW is more effective than traditional chemotherapy, allowing them...
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Raising brain injury awareness

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Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) affects 1-in-12 Australians, many of them young people who end up languishing in aged care facilities...
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Video of the Week

Breast Cancer: The risks, signs & symptoms, screening and how to assess your own breasts

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Recipe of the Week

Sweet potato and date salad

A deliciously healthy salad recipe packed with essential nutrients like calcium, vitamins and omega 3 fatty acids.
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Laughter is the Best Medicine

In a school science class four worms were placed into four separate jars.

The first worm was put into a jar of alcohol.

The second worm was put into a jar of cigarette smoke.

The third worm was put into a jar of sperm.

The fourth worm was put into a jar of soil.

After one day, these were the results:

The first worm in alcohol - dead.

The second worm in cigarette smoke - dead.

The third worm in sperm - dead.

The fourth worm in soil - alive. 

So the science teacher asked the class "What can you learn from this experiment?"

Little Johnny quickly raised his hand and said. "As long as you drink, smoke and have sex, you won't have worms."
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