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Concerns QLD students not getting free vaccinations

Queensland Health figures show more than a third of state school students didn't take advantage of free vaccinations last year. Year 7 students can get free diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough and HPV vaccine, while Year 10s can get free a ... Read more

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The vaccine paranoia in the Philippines is now costing lives

The measles has returned to the Philippines, claiming the lives of almost 70 children. As a teacher in that country, the vaccine paranoia that parents possess is certainly real, and borderline legitimate. This past week, an outbreak of measles got the ... Read more

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Scientists Reverse Depression in Male Mice by Exciting Neurons

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, major depression is one of the most common disorders in the United States affecting 16.2 million adults in 2016 alone. The condition leads to a "loss of interest or pleasure, and at least four other ... Read more

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New cell-tracking technique sheds light on breast cancer spread

A leading-edge genetic technique that can track cell lineage has revealed much about how breast cancer spreads. It could also help explain why some breast cancers relapse after initially successful chemotherapy. physician looking at scans of breast cancer. Read more

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What we risk as humans if we allow gene-edited babies: a philosopher's view

A second woman is said to be pregnant with a gene-edited baby in China, according to reports this year. It follows revelations last November that gene-edited twins had been born, which caused much debate. One of the fears expressed by scientists is ... Read more

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Life-saving brain surgery needed to save a 'bright, bubbly, energetic' Perth girl

Sarah Colegate knew something was wrong when her normally “bright, bubbly and energetic” young daughter started suffering daily from excruciating headaches. Ella Ford started complaining of severe pain in January last year and went to countless doctor ... Read more

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Brief general anesthesia appears safe for children's brains

(Reuters Health) - In infants, an hour of general anesthesia - long enough for most minor surgeries done in babies - doesn't increase the risk of impaired brain development compared to an hour of regional anesthesia, a study suggests. By age three ... Read more

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Let's Get Real About Sex Without Condoms

This post is also available in: ไทย · Tweet · Share 0 · Reddit · +1 · Pocket · Pinterest 0 · LinkedIn 0. Sex without condoms is as old as creation, yet among gay men it remains a controversial topic, 40 years into the HIV epidemic. It's refreshing that ... Read more

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Australia's first clinic to identify families at risk of blood cancer

February 19 2019. Australia's first multi-disciplinary blood cancer clinic to screen families at risk of leukaemia and lymphoma will be established in Adelaide thanks to a $1.3 million Federal Government grant awarded to UniSA and SA Pathology ... Read more

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Depression Could Make Your Brain Age Faster

Memory and thinking skills naturally slow with age but now scientists are peeking inside living brains to tell if depression might worsen that decline -- and finding some worrisome clues. Depression has long been linked to certain cognitive problems ... Read more

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Researchers identify multiple genetic variants associated with body fat ...

A new breakthrough from the Genetic Investigation of Anthropometric Traits consortium, which includes many public health researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, identifies multiple genetic variants associated with how the body ... Read more

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Free vaccinations for indigenous people as summer flu hits hard in Far North

INDIGENOUS people in the Far North will receive free influenza vaccinations as the region battles soaring rates of summer flu. The Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service has recorded 344 cases of lab-confirmed flu since January 1. The yearly ... Read more

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AI app knows just what cancer patients need

A new app is using artificial intelligence to guide and support some 50 breast cancer patients in rural Georgia, giving them personalized recommendations on everything from side effects to insurance. The app, called MyPath, adapts to each stage in a ... Read more

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Dangerous tarantula with horn on its back discovered by scientists

Arachnophobes in Australia have enough on their plates with the copious amounts of native spiders that inhabit the nation. So imagine their reaction when they find out scientists have discovered a new species of tarantula with a giant horn protruding ... Read more

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'I'm raising my dogs vegan'

Adelaide woman Lea McBride, 48, is the picture of glowing good health, as are her two senior golden retrievers Darcy, 10, and Emilie, 8. Like Lea, both dogs are strictly vegan, having enjoyed a plant-based diet for almost all of their lives. “We have ... Read more

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Study: COPD patients need more support when understanding new chest symptoms

People with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) need more support when understanding and acting on new chest symptoms, a study in the journal Psycho-Oncology reports. During this unique study, led by the University of Glasgow and ... Read more

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Universal flu vaccine a big step closer - but it will only help half of us

A huge taskforce of Australian research institutions believe they have taken major steps towards developing a universal flu vaccine that could last for up to 10 years. They have found a part of the flu virus that does not change year-to-year. Mice ... Read more

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Activating gene that helps excite neurons reverses depression in male mice

Directly activating a gene important to exciting our excitatory neurons and associated with major depression may help turn around classic symptoms like social isolation and loss of interest, at least for males, scientists report. They looked in the ... Read more

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The biggest health threat in 2019? Fear of vaccination

A child reacts during a Philippine Red Cross measles outbreak vaccination response in Manila on Feb. 16, 2019. NOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images. This is proving to be a banner year for measles. Worldwide, cases are up almost 50 per cent, with massive ... Read more

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Researchers identify multiple genetic variants associated with body fat ...

A new breakthrough from the Genetic Investigation of Anthropometric Traits consortium, which includes many public health researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, identifies multiple genetic variants associated with how the body ... Read more

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What we risk as humans if we allow gene-edited babies: a philosopher's view

A second woman is said to be pregnant with a gene-edited baby in China, according to reports this year. It follows revelations last November that gene-edited twins had been born, which caused much debate. One of the fears expressed by scientists is ... Read more

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New software found to be four times better at predicting the prognosis of ...

A new software tool has proved to be four times more reliable than current methods at predicting prognosis in patients with ovarian cancer. The tool was also able to predict the most effective course of treatment for patients once they had been diagnosed. Read more