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  • Image - Mini-strokes signal health warning

    Mini-strokes signal health warning

    Patients who suffer stroke-like attacks can have mortality rates 20 per cent higher than the general population, new research finds, leading to calls for better stroke prevention strategies for those who experience a transient ischemic attack (TIA). In one of the largest studies of its kind ever...

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    Exercise can reverse negative effects of maternal obesity

    Exercise is the key to overcoming the adverse metabolic effects passed on to offspring by their overweight mothers, with research showing for the first time these effects can be almost completely reversed through physical activity. Being an obese mother can have a powerful impact on the next...

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    Alzheimer's blood test - a step forward

    Australian researchers have found biomarkers in the blood that could help develop a test to identify people in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. University of New South Wales School of Psychiatry Professor Perminder Sachdev and his team looked at apolipoproteins, which transport cholesterol...

  • Image - Gastric bypass surgery may cause bone loss

    Gastric bypass surgery may cause bone loss

    Patients who have radical bariatric surgery may have greater long-term bone loss, Garvan Institute of Medical Research endocrinologists say in a review of literature in the journal Obesity Reviews. Bariatric surgery, which significantly curtails the amount of food a person can eat, is being...

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    Psychiatry in his sights

    Indigenous doctor Josef McDonald, who has just graduated from UNSW, plans to focus his career on mental health problems in his community. The 24-year-old is the third graduate of the Shalom Gamarada residential scholarship program, which offers full board and accommodation at Shalom College to...

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    Brain cancer boost

    Four of the world's best minds in brain cancer research will join UNSW's Lowy Cancer Research Centre as part of a new visiting academic program. The first of the international collaborators, brain tumour pathologist Professor Paul Kleihues, took up his post this week from the Institute of Clinical...

  • Image -  Injection offers hope for treating auto-immune disease

    Injection offers hope for treating auto-immune disease

    Australian researchers have uncovered a potential new way to regulate the body’s natural immune response, offering hope of a simple and effective treatment for auto-immune diseases. Auto-immune diseases result from an overactive immune response that causes the body to attack itself. The new...

  • Image - A blueprint for fixing Australia's health system

    A blueprint for fixing Australia's health system

    OPINION: The publication this week of the landmark CareTrack study into the quality of healthcare in Australia will inevitably be interpreted by some as bad news. As its lead authors, we'd argue otherwise. It is, in fact, a potentially powerful blueprint for change. The study, published in the...

  • Image - E-prescribing slashes error rates

    E-prescribing slashes error rates

    Medication prescribing errors can be reduced by as much as 66 percent with the introduction of electronic prescribing technology in hospitals, new Australia-first research shows. A study from the University of New South Wales found the implementation of commercial e-prescribing systems led to a...

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