Funding Granted for Dementia Study Involving Robots

04 November, 2013 by Petrina Smith

[caption id="attachment_5452" align="alignright" width="200"] Professor Takanori (right) is in Australia from Japan to meet with Professor Wendy Moyle (far left) to talk about the robots for dementia.[/caption]

Treatment of minor ailments and wound care requires review

04 November, 2013 by ahhb

Wound care and the treatment of minor ailments are important professional services provided by your local pharmacist, writes Grant Kardachi, president of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia.

New Lung Imaging Approach Set To Reduce Surgery

31 October, 2013 by Petrina Smith

A new approach to lung imaging is set to reduce surgery on benign nodules in the lung, according to a presentation at the World Conference on Lung Cancer in Sydney yesterday.

People With Diabetes Twice as Likely to Have a Disability - New AIHW Report

30 October, 2013 by Petrina Smith

People with diabetes are twice as likely to have a disability as people without, according to a report released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).

Breakthrough into How the Brain Decodes the Visual World

30 October, 2013 by Petrina Smith

University of Queensland (UQ) scientists have made a fundamental breakthrough into how the brain decodes the visual world.

World-first Device Offers New Insight into Life With a Cochlear Implant

30 October, 2013 by Petrina Smith

[caption id="attachment_5435" align="alignright" width="200"] credit: Effy Alexakis[/caption]

Breast Cancer Survey Highlights Misconceptions

29 October, 2013 by Petrina Smith

Three out of four women did not identify physical activity, healthy body weight and alcohol consumption as key factors in reducing the risk of breast cancer, according to survey results released by Cancer Australia.

New and Amended Medicines Listed on PBS

28 October, 2013 by Petrina Smith

The cost of 50 new and amended medicines and technologies to treat cancer, diabetes, multiple sclerosis and a range of other debilitating diseases have been listed on the PBS and will be subsidised by the government.

RCPA Supports Recommendations for Pathology Tests in Australia

28 October, 2013 by Petrina Smith

The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA) has announced its support of a document released today by Friends of Science in Medicine (FSM) surrounding Recommendations for Pathology Tests in Australia.

The Arts are a Great Way to Promote Healthy Living

28 October, 2013 by Petrina Smith

The arts are a great way to promote healthy living, according to researchers from The University of Western Australia.

Disassociation of Cholesterol with Heart Disease Claimed to be 'Very Dangerous'

28 October, 2013 by Petrina Smith

A  Griffith  University  scientist  has  described  the  recent  attempts  to  disassociate  diets  high  in saturated fats and cholesterol from heart disease, as potentially ‘very dangerous’.

New Centre for Orthopaedic and Trauma Research

28 October, 2013 by Petrina Smith

World-class research to improve outcomes for people with musculoskeletal conditions will be the focus of the University of Adelaide’s new Centre for Orthopaedic and Trauma Research (COTR).

New 4D Scanning Technique to Preserve Lung Function in Cancer Patients

28 October, 2013 by Petrina Smith

[caption id="attachment_5398" align="alignright" width="292"] The black and white CT scan (left) shows a lung cancer (blue arrow) partially surrounded by expanded and apparently aerated lung; the PET scan (right) shows the expanded lung without corresponding blood flow (red arrow), meaning this lung is not effectively contributing to breathing[/caption]

Chronic Pain in Women is Harder to Treat Than in Men

24 October, 2013 by Petrina Smith

New research from the University of Adelaide has found that chronic pain in women is more complex and harder to treat than chronic pain in men.

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