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Early weaning associated with diabetes

New research published in The Journal of Physiology reveals the importance of breastfeeding in the prevention of diabetes. Led by researcher, Patricia Lisboa from Rio de Janeiro State University, the study, which looked at health outcomes associated with early weaning of rat pups, showed that early weaning is associated with …

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Applications open for innovation prize

In partnership with WIRED Brand Lab and other collaborators such as Shift.ms and Techstars, Novartis has announced its launch of the ‘The Novartis Innovation Prize: Assistive Tech for Multiple Sclerosis (MS)’. The aim of the Innovation Prize is to identify and embrace technology that helps to improve mobility and activities …

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Heart Foundation’s Christmas Appeal

This year’s Heart Foundation Christmas Appeal highlights the value of research into the fight against heart disease, including heart attack. According to National Heart Foundation Group CEO, Adjunct Professor John Kelly AM, research is key to finding treatment. “A find example is the work being done by Heart Foundation Vanguard …

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Pharmacy Guild warns of NT workforce shortages

The decision by Charles Darwin University (CDU) to cease accepting new enrolments into the Bachelor of Pharmacy Course is problematic, according to the Pharmacy Guild of Australia. Also, the university intends to disband the pharmacy course once the existing cohort has completed its studies, which the Guild believes will result …

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Fitbits can reliably track sleep

With the growing popularity of fitness watches that track personal data, including sleep, more people are using the information to inform choices about their health. But is this information really accurate? And can it be helpful to doctors? A new study by Monash University researchers, in collaboration with researchers from …

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Peanut allergy vaccine to rewrite immune system

Peanut allergies could become a thing of the past as breakthrough research from the University of South Australia  develops a radically novel vaccination that’s poised to cure the potentially life threatening condition. Globally, the incidence of food allergies and related life-threatening anaphylaxis is increasing, with the World Allergy Organisation reporting …

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Smoke season calls for review of asthma plans

As smoke from fires along the east coast of Australia continues to impact on air quality, NPS MedicineWise has issued a reminder to people with breathing conditions to follow advice from their doctor and healthcare professionals, limit time spent outdoors and avoid vigorous exercise. NPS MedicineWise medical adviser Dr Jill …

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Inclusivity of people with disability has a long way to go

A true representation of the 4.4 million Australians with disability is urgently required in the media, arts and wider community, according to new research released today by profit-for-purpose company Mable. Coinciding with International Day of People with Disability, the Mable research highlights the disparity between people with disability in Australia …

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