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Could modifying gut microbes prevent or delay type 1 diabetes?

Autoimmune diseases such as type 1 diabetes are controlled by our genes. While researchers are eager to find ... View more
27 September 2017
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Stress and social media fuel mental health crisis among UK girls

Girls and young women are experiencing a “gathering crisis” in their mental health linked to conflict with friends, ... View more
27 September 2017
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Your stools reveal whether you can lose weight

Something as simple as a faeces sample reveals whether you can lose weight by following dietary recommendations characterized ... View more
27 September 2017
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Clinical Articles

New Guidance For Assessment Of Lipids

Non-fasting specimens are now acceptable Fasting specimens have traditionally been used for the formal assessment of lipid status ... View more
Dr Joyce Wu & Dr Nick Taylor | 27 September 2017
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Obesity Surgery – Worth The Money

For most patients in Australia, obesity surgery is an expensive exercise. The surgery alone is likely to see ... View more
Dr Linda Calabresi | 27 September 2017
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Surgeons have major influence on breast cancer treatment

A woman's choice of surgeon plays a significant role in whether she's likely to receive an increasingly popular ... View more
20 September 2017
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‘Microbiomes’ may hold key to kids’ ear infections

Recurrent ear infections are the bane of many children—and the parents who have to deal with their care. ... View more
20 September 2017
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Study challenges perception that empathy erodes during medical school

The relationship between a doctor and patient relies heavily on the physician's capacity to empathize with or be ... View more
20 September 2017
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Clinical Articles

How long do anxiety patients need medication?

It is well-known that when a patient with depression is commenced on antidepressants and they are effective, they ... View more
Dr Linda Calabresi | 20 September 2017
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How much sleep do children really need?

How much sleep, and what type of sleep, do our children need to thrive? In parenting, there ... View more
Prof Wendy Hall | 20 September 2017
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‘Mind-body’ healing: Success of placebo trials challenges medical thinking

Damien Finniss was working as a physiotherapist when, on a still winter's afternoon in 2001, he set up ... View more
13 September 2017
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Alcohol a bigger scourge than meth: Doctors criticise ‘disappointing’ drug strategy

Doctors have criticised state and federal governments over their new drug policy blueprint, accusing them of putting too ... View more
13 September 2017
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Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

One day last summer, around noon, I called Athena, a 13-year-old who lives in Houston, Texas. She answered her ... View more
13 September 2017
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Could It Be Endometriosis?

Endometriosis, or more particularly diagnosis of endometriosis is often a challenge in general practice. When should you ... View more
Dr Linda Calabresi | 13 September 2017
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New Autism Guidelines Miss The Mark

The first national guidelines for diagnosing autism were released for public consultation last week. The report by research ... View more
A/Prof Michael McDowell | 13 September 2017
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Assassination by pacemaker: Australia needs to do more to regulate internet-connected medical devices

In the future, people are going to be just a little bit cyborg. We’ve accepted hearing aids, nicotine ... View more
Dr Bruce Baer Arnold | 13 September 2017
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Study suggests same gut bacteria can trigger different immune responses depending on environment

A group of researchers affiliated with several institutions in the U.S. has found that one type of gut ... View more
06 September 2017
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Scientists develop blood test that spots tumor-derived DNA in people with early-stage cancers

In a bid to detect cancers early and in a noninvasive way, scientists at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel ... View more
06 September 2017
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Selfie culture causing angst with teenage girls

It's a quest for the teenage girl to craft the perfect shot. It starts with a simple selfie. ... View more
06 September 2017
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Studying Chromosomes In 2017

Examining the structure of chromosomes The first studies in human genetics were done in the early 1900s, well ... View more
Prof Graeme Suthers | 06 September 2017
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