Health Research & Education

World Haemophilia Day

Today – Wednesday, April 17 – is World Haemophilia Day and landmarks around the world will tonight be lit up in red to raise awareness and understanding of haemophilia and other bleeding disorders. Haemophilia is an incurable bleeding disorder affecting more than 2,800 Australians (mostly male), which prevents the blood from clotting properly. It is…

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New relief may be on the way for people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)

A new study published earlier this month in Science Translational Medicine, may provide relief to millions of people around the world diagnosed with inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), who do not positively respond to standard treatment and drug therapies. IBD is a collective term used to describe all disorders that cause chronic inflammation within the gastrointestinal…

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Can eating allium vegetables protect against bowel cancer?

New research, released last month, has suggested allium vegetables such as garlic and onions may help to protect us against bowel cancer. A team of scientists from First Hospital of China Medical University investigated whether high amounts of these vegetables could prevent the development of bowel cancer. In results published in the Asia-Pacific Journal of…

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Exercise may hold the answer to more diverse gut microbiome

A new study has uncovered the effect of exercise on our health through adjusting the balance of the gut microbiome. The study, Aerobic Fitness and Gut Microbiota, suggests a person’s physical activity levels might affect the bacterial diversity of their gut, and thus influence their overall health. In the paper, appearing in the journal Experimental…

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Smartphones driving mental health crisis among young Australians

It’s no coincidence the mental health of young Australians has never been worse at the same time their mobile phone use is at an all-time high, according to 2010 Australian of the Year Professor Patrick McGorry Prof McGorry declared the epidemic in a plea ahead of last week’s Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing Community Forum, in Adelaide, on February 7.…

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