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27 November 2018


Latest News

Better diagnosis to improve breast cancer treatment

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Breast cancer patients will soon have a better chance of fighting the disease thanks to new pathology guidelines created by University of Queensland researchers...
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Immune control: Treating brain injury with an on/off switch

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Australian researchers have developed ground-breaking technology for controlling the body’s own immune response to brain damage, in an advance that could prove crucial in treating brain injuries...
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Clues to earlier diagnosis of mesothelioma

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Flinders researchers have found proteins in lung fluid that could hold the key to diagnosing pleural mesothelioma months or even years before a tumour is visible on imaging scans....
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Hepatitis C treatment effective for people who inject drugs

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Researchers from the Kirby Institute say its time to remove restrictions that prevent recent drug users from accessing successful hepatitis C treatment...
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Road to recovery involves more than abstinence

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Successful recovery from drug and alcohol addiction through attending a residential treatment program means more to the person than just staying clean and sober, an Australian-first study has found...
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Not sure about childhood cancer clinical trials?

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UNSW medical researchers are developing a tool to support families who are deciding whether to enrol in a childhood cancer clinical trial...
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Hot topics this week

Pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS): Dr Joe Kosterich

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Dr Joe talks about the PBS which gives Australians subsidised access to essential prescription medicines.
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How to identify a suspicious mole

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Find out how to examine your body for skin cancer symptoms including basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma. Includes skin cancer pictures.
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Dr Dean: Diet and nutrition during cancer

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Dr Andrew Dean, Director of the Cancer Editorial Advisory Board, talks about the importance and the intricacies of keeping a balanced diet during cancer treatments...
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Safety in the festive season

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Christmas is a time for fun and family. However, the traditions of Christmas, from the tree to the turkey, can create dangers which may put a damper on the festive spirit...
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Kids gift ideas: 6 tips for choosing the perfect present
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Healthy pre-pregnancy diet makes healthy babies!
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GP Q/A: Why does my baby have green poo?
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Le fermier dans son pré (the farmer in the dell)


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The winners of the book “FAMILY: New Vegetable Classics to Comfort and Nourish” have been announced! Check out if you are one of the lucky winners!

Laughter is the Best Medicine!

A nurse at the beginning of the shift places her stethoscope on an elderly and slightly deaf female patient's posterior chest wall.

"Big breaths," instructed the nurse.

"Yes, they used to be," the patient lamented.

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