Study examines medical cost increases for individuals living with diabetes

People diagnosed with diabetes spend over $4,100 more each year on medical costs than people who don’t have diabetes, a gap that increases substantially each year following the initial diagnosis, according to a study published online today in the journal Diabetes Care. In the first study to examine medical cost increases for individuals living with [...]

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Winning by a nose: promising news for spinal cord injury patients

Cells from the human nose are showing further promise in remediating spinal cord injury, according to research from the University of New South Wales (UNSW). Six weeks after injecting cells from the human nose (olfactory ensheathing glia) into the injured spinal cords of rats, the researchers found improvements in the animals’ movement. “We [...]

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How microscopy can unlock the key to disease

A leading international scientist will reveal how the latest techniques in microscopy - including time-lapse imaging of living cells - are leading to breakthroughs in understanding genetic and acquired diseases. In a public lecture next Tuesday to launch the Electron Microscope Unit’s Golden Jubilee Symposium, Professor Hans Tanke, the Head of the Department of Molecular [...]

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MorphoSys and Galapagos enter alliance to co-develop novel therapeutic antibodies in bone and joint disease

MorphoSys AG and Galapagos NV announced today the launch of a long term co-development alliance aimed at discovering and developing antibody therapies based on novel modes of action in bone and joint disease, including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. The alliance spans all activities from target discovery through to completion of proof of concept clinical [...]

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Schoolies warned that after-effects of drinking or drug-taking could disguise the start of meningococcal disease

Following reports that an 18-year-old student celebrating ’schoolies’ week on Queensland’s Gold Coast has been hospitalised with meningococcal disease, health officials have warned schoolies that the after-effects of drinking or drug-taking could disguise the onset of the disease. Queensland health workers are trying to contact 13 other students who may have had close and [...]

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No benefit from nifedipine widely used to prevent premature births

New research from the U.S. has found that a drug widely used to prevent premature births offers no benefit. Pregnant woman who enter into early labour are often given drugs to quieten the woman’s uterus and prevent premature birth. Pregnancy normally lasts 40 weeks and preterm births are defined as deliveries before 37 weeks of [...]

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Australian doctors say the public hospital system is ‘flat lining’ and rural hospitals are feeling the strain

According to the Australian Medical Association (AMA) when conditions for staff and patients at regional hospitals are compared with those at city hospitals, our country cousins lose out. A Clinicians Hospital Improvement Coalition has banded together comprised of the AMA, the Hospital Reform Group and the Doctors Reform Society and according to AMA president Brian [...]

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Deregistered cancer doctor in denial about risking 6,770 lives

A former Sydney skin cancer doctor who may have jeopardised the health of thousands of his former patients is apparently planning to appeal against his deregistration. Following a Health Department investigation which revealed serious concerns about the treatment of some of David Lindsay’s patients received at the Mid-City Skin Cancer Centre in George Street, in [...]

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Expert says billions of dollars wasted on ‘quack’ health food products

A British nutrition expert says billions of dollars are being wasted on ‘quack’ health food products. According to Professor Michael Lean from the University of Glasgow, globally every year, obese people waste billions of pounds on food products that ‘imply’ that they aid weight loss, which are actually totally ineffective. Professor Lean says the distinction [...]

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Make big savings when you buy your accutane online

Looking around right now, one thing is certain. Life is getting a little tougher. The prices for essentials are creeping up in the stores. You need to make your budget go further every month.

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