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Call to ban cigarettes in Australia

05 October, 2017

A call to replace cigarettes with e-cigarettes has been made, following research showing thousands of lives could be saved.


Serotonin abnormalities linked to SIDS

26 September, 2017

The common brain chemical serotonin may be contributing to sudden infant death syndrome.


Zero Childhood Cancer national program launched

20 September, 2017

A new program will create personalised medical solutions for children with cancer.


Charity launches app for ovarian cancer patients

20 September, 2017

The app will help women with ovarian cancer self-monitor their treatment and results, and fund further research.


Childhood cancer survivors experiencing chronic illness as adults

13 September, 2017

By the age of 45, childhood cancer survivors may experience nearly twice as many chronic health conditions as the general population.


New drug could supercharge breast cancer treatment

09 August, 2017

This is the first time in 30 years that a substantial breakthrough has been made in triple negative cancer treatment.


Get a 2nd — and 3rd — opinion: 1 in 6 melanoma diagnoses could be wrong

06 July, 2017

Study raises concern over melanoma diagnosis accuracy.


Cancer map: first national atlas on cancer incidence in Australia

03 July, 2017

Queensland has the highest incidence rates for major cancers in men and women, and there is a 20% lower incidence of breast cancer for females in very remote areas, when compared with the major cities.


Early detection of breast, ovarian cancer more likely thanks to study

29 June, 2017

Early detection, more personalised decision-making and prevention strategies for carriers of the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutations are now possible, thanks to a long-term study that followed almost 10,000 women for up to 20 years.


Carbon ion therapy under consideration for cancer treatment

19 May, 2017

Australian and Japanese researchers have been investigating carbon ion therapy, an advanced form of cancer treatment being proposed for introduction in Australia.


New imaging technique helps prevent secondary breast cancer surgeries

11 May, 2017

This new imaging technique assists surgeons to effectively remove all tumours during initial breast cancer surgery.


The evidence doesn't stack up for e-cigarettes

05 April, 2017

While e-cigarettes may expose users to fewer toxic chemicals than conventional tobacco, questions remained unanswered.


Could vitamin C sensitise cancer cells to radiation?

04 April, 2017

This successful safety study sets the stage for phase II clinical trials into the effect of high-dose vitamin C on overall lifespan and quality of life for patients undergoing radiation and chemotherapy.


Mattress outsmarts pressure sores

30 March, 2017

To avoid the occurrence of and to treat already existing pressure sores, researchers at Fraunhofer IIS, Germany, in collaboration with five partners in the INSYDE research project, have succeeded in developing the technological prototype of an intelligent and adaptive mattress.


Augmented reality may help relieve phantom limb pain

30 March, 2017

A small study published in The Lancet involved 14 patients who began experiencing phantom limb pain soon after arm amputation and had not benefited from other treatments.


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