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Source: Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney :: Australia | updated 2014-07-22 02:16:45 -0700 | health-news

Samara Jethwa, from Queensland Academies Science Mathematics and Technology Campus, tests out the equipment at the Queensland Brain Institute. Photo: Chris Hyde Sophie Watson has been dubbed the state's brainiest student, after winning Queensland's Brain Bee Challenge on Tuesday.
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Source: Newswise

Sydney :: Australia | updated 2014-07-25 12:43:31 -0700 | health-news

Macular DegenerationOptometry and Vision Science Presents Research Update Special Issue Reviews Recent Advances, Future Challenges in Research on AMD Released: 25-Jul-2014 11:15 AM EDT Source Newsroom: Contact Information Available for logged-in reporters only Citations Optometry and Vision...
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Source: All Africa

Sydney :: Australia | updated 2014-07-24 02:52:24 -0700 | health-news

Conference that the fight against the disease cannot be won by relegating segments of the population to the shadows...But reaching that goal will depend on all of us working together and being able to get the preventative care and treatment...
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Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Sydney :: Australia | updated 2014-07-28 16:41:48 -0700 | health-news

Nationals MP Kevin Anderson reveals proposal to 'license' patients and carers Updated July 29, 2014 09:25:34 Cannabis permit cards similar to drivers' licences could be issued to terminally ill patients in New South Wales to allow them to carry medicinal...
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Source: The Conversation

Sydney :: Australia | updated 2014-07-28 14:58:25 -0700 | health-news

The idea of research reducing health-care costs may seem counter intuitive because it often leads to the development of expensive drugs, technologies, and treatments. Quality health care can be expensive and medical research has traditionally been thought to play a...
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Source: The Conversation

Sydney :: Australia | updated 2014-07-28 14:58:25 -0700 | health-news

The poorest households already spend more than a fifth of their disposable income on health care. Iakov Filimonov/Shutterstock Many poor families already pay a significant proportion of their household income on health care co-payments and will face increasing financial pressure...
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Source: Fox News

Sydney :: Australia | updated 2014-07-28 14:57:03 -0700 | health-news

Drugs that have been investigated to increase so-called good cholesterol may not prevent deaths, heart attacks or strokes as many hoped, according to a new analysis. Due to limitations in existing studies and ongoing experiments involving these and other drugs,...
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Source: The Guardian

Sydney :: Australia | updated 2014-07-29 07:55:34 -0700 | health-news

Julio De Le Torre surfing in Sydney after completing the Keeping Body in Mind programme. Photograph: Nick Moir A groundbreaking "lifestyle medicine programme" developed on the surfers' paradise of Bondi Beach in Australia will be used by the NHS to...
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Source: The Age

Sydney :: Australia | updated 2014-07-28 22:30:03 -0700 | health-news

Mr Edgar said motorcyclists in particular should become regular blood donors because they were among the most vulnerable road users and often needed blood transfusions. Next month Mr Edgar will join many other motorcyclists taking part in the ninth annual Merlo...
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Source: Mail Online UK

Sydney :: Australia | updated 2014-07-28 10:11:09 -0700 | health-news

Paula Rowlett, 32, went to her doctor and was diagnosed with a throat infection. But tests also revealed her blood pressure was sky-high because of the kidney problems. The college lecturer, St Helens, Merseyside, needed dialysis four times a day...
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Source: The Conversation

Sydney :: Australia | updated 2014-07-27 14:44:47 -0700 | health-news

Senior Lecturer, Law School at University of Tasmania If Senator Richard di Natale were to win the federal parliament's support for his bill to legalise euthanasia, it would probably override state bans. AAP/Lukas Coch Greeens senator Richard Di Natale is...
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Source: The Conversation

Sydney :: Australia | updated 2014-07-22 13:37:57 -0700 | health-news

Exercise reduces the risk of cancer , improves your memory and makes you happier . But does exercise have a sinister side that we're not aware of? There is a common idea held by athletes that intense training for an...
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Source: The Conversation

Sydney :: Australia | updated 2014-07-22 13:38:11 -0700 | health-news

HIV-prevention campaigns need to do more than simply urge people to use condoms. charnsitr/Shutterstock Australia had a quick and effective response to HIV at the start of the epidemic. Some 30 years later, however, there's a tendency to underestimate the...
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Source: The Conversation

Sydney :: Australia | updated 2014-07-22 13:37:54 -0700 | health-news

Associate Professor in Indigenous Health at Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute HIV epidemics have grave implications for the world's Indigenous cultures. Flickr: j h , CC BY-NC-ND Indigenous people are estimated to comprise 4.5% of the total global population....
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Source: The Conversation

Sydney :: Australia | updated 2014-07-28 10:45:46 -0700 | health-news

You don't usually have to look far to find news about the virtues of probiotics, but should you go out and seek probiotic-laden products to cultivate a healthier gut? Probiotics are micro-organisms that have a beneficial effect on their host....
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