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Social isolation, loneliness could be greater threat to public health than obesity

Loneliness and social isolation may represent a greater public health hazard than obesity, and their impact has been ... View more
08 August 2017
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Flame retardant exposure found to lower IQ in children

A hazardous class of flame retardant chemicals commonly found in furniture and household products damages children's intelligence, resulting ... View more
08 August 2017
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Protein at all 3 meals may help preserve seniors’ strength

Eating protein at all three daily meals, instead of just at dinner, might help seniors preserve physical strength ... View more
08 August 2017
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Do Not Order These Tests On Pregnant Women

Hot on the heels of the Choosing Wisely campaign of “do nots” for GPs, the Royal Australasian College ... View more
Dr Linda Calabresi | 08 August 2017
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Man flu is real, but women get more autoimmune diseases and allergies

Men and women respond differently to diseases and treatments for biological, social and psychological reasons. In this series ... View more
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A short history of vaccine objection, cults and conspiracy theories

But there’s a long history of opposition to childhood vaccination, from when it was introduced in England in 1796 to ... View more
02 August 2017
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Safety of medical devices not often evaluated by sex, age, or race

Researchers at Yale and the University of California-San Francisco have found that few medical devices are analyzed to ... View more
02 August 2017
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Depression doubles the risk of death from coronary artery disease

Depression appears to double the chance of dying in any given year for patients with coronary artery disease, ... View more
02 August 2017
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Increasing The Accuracy Of Melanoma Diagnosis

The diagnosis of pigmented skin lesions is amongst the most challenging and potentially dangerous areas of skin cancer ... View more
Dr Simon Clark | 02 August 2017
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The neuroscience of inequality: does poverty show up in children’s brains?

There is increasing evidence that growing up poor diminishes the physical development of a child’s brain. A landmark ... View more
26 July 2017
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Prescription opioids are killing more Australians than heroin

More Australians are dying from accidental opioid overdoses each year, with prescription painkillers rather than heroin now accounting ... View more
26 July 2017
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Small drop in measles vaccinations would have outsized effect

A 5 percent drop in childhood measles vaccination levels would cause annual measles cases to triple, according to ... View more
26 July 2017
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Neurobehavioral Effects Found in Children Exposed to Flower Pesticides

Ecuador exports a lot of Mother’s Day bouquets, leaving behind evidence of harm to children’s mental functions due ... View more
19 July 2017
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Lymph node metastases may not always be the source of cancer’s spread to other organs

A study led by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators has found that the traditional model for the spread ... View more
19 July 2017
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Why does prenatal alcohol exposure increase the likelihood of addiction?

One of the many negative consequences when fetuses are exposed to alcohol in the womb is an increased ... View more
19 July 2017
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Beta blockers reverse potentially harmful genetic changes from heart disease

Beta blockers are commonly used world-wide to treat a variety of cardiovascular conditions, such as arrhythmias and heart ... View more
12 July 2017
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Five things schools can do to help pupils’ mental health

There is a growing crisis within children’s mental health, and this is not a term used lightly – ... View more
12 July 2017
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The not-so-sweet link between Big Sugar and the peak body for dietitians

I released a little thunder on this page a fortnight ago, noting that the health star rating system we ... View more
05 July 2017
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Study sheds light on night work−cancer link

A new study has offered insights into the association between night shift work and increased cancer risk, as ... View more
05 July 2017
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Research suggests association between gut bacteria and emotion

Researchers have identified gut microbiota that interact with brain regions associated with mood and behavior. This may be ... View more
05 July 2017
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