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<40% of pregnant women getting flu vax

25 April, 2019

Women born overseas, those who smoke during pregnancy and those of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are the least likely to be vaccinated when pregnant.


New epileptic seizure treatment for kids to impact globally

24 April, 2019

A new treatment for severe epileptic seizures in children will halve the number of kids being ventilated and sent to intensive care.


Inflammation impacting brain function in schizophrenia

19 April, 2019

A new study has found that the overproduction of kynurenic acid in schizophrenia patients could be detrimental to brain function.


Statins ineffective for 50% of high cholesterol patients

17 April, 2019

A new study has found that half of patients on statins have still not achieved healthy cholesterol within two years, suggesting a need for personalised care.


Diabetes and dental care — What can you do?

15 April, 2019 | Supplied by: Malo Clinics

Diabetes and dental health problems can be managed in more ways than you might imagine, even while at home.


Aged-care facilities not meeting flu vax recommendations

12 April, 2019

Many aged-care facilities are taking over a week to provide antivirals to elderly residents after a flu breakout, well over the 24-hour recommendation.


Suicide rates after hospital dismissal down 50%

11 April, 2019

In the past 20 years, the suicide rate for people discharged from hospital after presenting with suicidal thoughts or behaviours has dropped 50%.


Shiftwork increases heart disease risk

08 April, 2019

A major study has found that shiftworkers are more likely to develop coronary artery disease than daytime workers.


1 in 5 strokes in under 45-year-olds due to drugs

05 April, 2019

A new Australian study has found that a fifth of fatal strokes in people aged under 45 years are due to psychostimulant use.


Sleeping on side halves stillbirth risk

03 April, 2019

Pregnant women who sleep on either side during their last three months of pregnancy reduce their risk of a stillbirth by half.


40% healthcare workers remove PPE incorrectly

01 April, 2019

Improper removal of personal protection equipment (PPE) has the potential to spread drug-resistant bacteria, a new study has found.


Bone marrow transplant cures blood diseases

28 March, 2019

Patients with severe and deadly inherited blood disorders may soon have a 100% cure rate, thanks to a bone marrow transplant.


Damaged sperm may cause repeated miscarriages

27 March, 2019

Recurrent pregnancy loss may be caused by damaged sperm DNA in the male partner, according to new research.


Breath test diagnoses gut diseases

26 March, 2019

A simple test developed by South Australian researchers could eliminate painful endoscopies.


Blood test used to ID heart attacks is flawed

22 March, 2019

The test, given to potential heart attack patients admitted to hospital, could be misleading and lead to misdiagnosis and inappropriate treatment.


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