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Researchers a step closer to finding a diabetes cure

Researchers are a step closer to a cure for type one diabetes, with a Melbourne institute finding a way to rewire insulin production in sufferers. For people with type one …

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Why AI will diagnose breast cancer in Australia by 2028

From cancer screening to detecting scams, artificial intelligence technology is being deployed in ways Australians probably don’t expect or realise. The far-reaching application of the emerging technology has been explored …

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Cancer patch test could mean fewer painful biopsies

Like most people, Gillian Mazy wasn’t excited about the prospect of having a chunk of skin on her face cut out and checked for cancer. She put off having a biopsy …

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Overdiagnosed and overmedicated ADHD: Dissenting doctors speak out

The Sydney Morning Herald‘s Natassia Chrysanthos last week reported that a group of Australian psychiatrists is concerned attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is being over-diagnosed and overmedicated and that a Senate …

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Mobile phone use may affect sperm count: study

Using mobile phones may be linked to a lower sperm concentration and total sperm count, new research suggests. However, the Swiss study did not find any association between use of …

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Tuberculosis isn’t just a historical disease. Here’s how it spreads and who is at risk

Tuberculosis is often seen as a threat of the past. But it remains a significant concern worldwide, with international travel spreading the disease. While tuberculous is rare in Australia, and …

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Video games providing a lifeline for young mens mental health?

Research shows that online gaming communities may be vital in supporting young men with mental health issues. A study published earlier this year by researchers at The University of North …

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Vasso’s Corner: Vitamin B for healthy ageing

In today’s world, successful ageing is about living a long and healthy life without suffering from the usual problems that come with getting older. It depends on your genes, lifestyle …

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Rising cost-of-living, personal debt both major factors in distress, as Australians are urged to ask ‘R U Ok?’

Today on September 14, Australians across the country are being urged to ask their friends, family and colleagues, ‘are you ok?’ R U Ok? Day 2023 is the annual reminder …

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Vasso’s Corner: Menopause. Do alternative therapies work?

Last week, September 4-8 marked Women’s Health Week. In line with this, this article focusses on alternative therapies for menopause which are often used by women to treat menopause symptoms. …

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