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Condoms and gloves thin as human hair

10 February, 2016 by Corin Kelly

Fibres from the Australian native spinifex grass are being used to improve latex that could be used to make condoms as thin as a human hair without any loss in strength.


Food for thought: nutrients for oral and mental health

13 October, 2015 by Sharon Smith

The Australian Dental Association (ADA) and the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) have joined forces to help promote National Nutrition Week (October 11 – 17) by saying that not only are vegetables a crucial part of a healthy diet, but they’re good for your teeth as well.


Elderly Men have the Highest Suicide Rate - The Conversation

07 September, 2015 by Sharon Smith

The most recent Australian suicide statistics from 2013 show that, out of the whole population, men aged 85 years and over have the highest suicide rates. While the attention these figures have garnered is a positive sign, this is hardly a new phenomenon.


Epigenetics: Phenomenon or Quackery?

21 August, 2015 by Sharon Smith

Jeffrey Craig, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute


Reducing Depression in Nursing Homes Requires More than Just Antidepressants

31 July, 2015 by Sharon Smith

Sunil Bhar, Swinburne University of Technology


Assisted Euthanasia and the Right to Dignity

16 July, 2015 by Sharon Smith

Assisted euthanasia is always a sensitive topic, and a recent study of New Zealand GPs has revealed that 11.8% admitted having intervened to help a terminally ill and suffering patient to die.


Mandatory Reporting for Doctors Could Be a Public Risk

17 September, 2014 by Sophie Blackshaw

Mandatory illness-reporting legislation that currently affects 14 health practitioner groups, including general practitioners, are under pressure for change by medico-legal experts.



Healthy Lifestyle Pregnancy Advice has Led to Reduction in Babies Born Overweight

14 February, 2014 by Petrina Smith

The world's biggest study offering healthy eating and exercise advice to overweight and obese pregnant women has shown a significant reduction in the number of babies born over 4kg in weight.


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