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Exercise cuts impact of concussions after a knock

10 January, 2017

A study published in JAMA shows that a bit of physical exercise within seven days of a bonk to the head can help stop the symptoms of concussion.


Drugs for delirium don't work and may cause harm

07 December, 2016

What are we to do for people experiencing delirium, who are robbed of their mental awareness and ability to communicate?



Making a fuss over medical research

22 October, 2015 by Sharon Smith

The $20 billion Medical Research Future Fund is now one step closer to implementation, with legislation passing Senate after amendments from the LNP.


Here's the evidence why breast is best

07 October, 2015 by Sharon Smith

It’s a mantra repeated by health providers Australia-wide: breast is best. And while we’ve always known that there is something about mother’s breast milk that causes a baby to thrive, it has taken until 2015 to discover why that is.


Yoga for Stroke Rehabilitation: The Conversation

31 August, 2015 by Sharon Smith

One in six Australians will have a stroke in their lifetime. That’s about 51,000 strokes per year, or one every ten minutes. Worldwide, stroke is the second most common cause of premature death, after heart disease, and is the leading cause of disability among adults.


Fear-Based Health Information Makes New Mothers Anxious

14 August, 2015 by Sharon Smith

Heather Rowe, Monash University and Jane Fisher, Monash University


What You Should Expect From Your GP

28 July, 2015 by Sharon Smith

Max Kamien, University of Western Australia


Queensland Government Spends Big in Health Budget

15 July, 2015 by Sharon Smith

Queensland’s Labor Government released its budget, with healthcare to benefit substantially in the areas of hospital services and facilities, ambulance services, disability services and children’s and community  health in a record $14.2 billion investment in the public health sector.


Scientists Uncover Deadly New Link between Cigarettes and Lung Disease

26 June, 2014 by Petrina Smith

Smokers beware: Scientists in Sydney have uncovered a deadly new link between cigarettes and lung disease.


The Great Debate Triumphs at Australian Gastroenterology Week

08 February, 2013 by Adriana Rehbein

This year’s annual Australian Gastroenterology Week (AGW) meeting had over 1200 people in attendance, well above the expected level, says the Gastroenterological Society of Australia (GESA).


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