Health Research & Education

Ice or heat?

It’s the million-dollar question and it’s a hot topic for debate amongst many practitioners. If we have had a sprain, strain, bruise, pull or tear – and we want to reduce the pain – do we use heat or ice? The answer to this question comes down to what tissue is actually injured. Is it…

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Tailoring medicines through DNA sequencing – the future of medicine

It sounds like the stuff of science fiction, but scientists and health researchers believe genetic testing should lead to the personalisation of medicine to an individual’s DNA – a practice that will be the norm within 15 years. Breakthroughs in DNA sequencing have already led to the development of cancer vaccines for melanoma skin cancer,…

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Women’s Health Week 2017 – different life stages critical to understanding women’s health

To mark Women’s Health Week (September 4-8, 2017), the Jean Hailes Foundation has released data from its Women’s Health Survey, 2017. According to the organisation, their 2017 women’s health survey, the third annual survey they have released to better understand the health information needs and behaviours of Aussie women, had the following three main aims:…

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New heart-health app revealed

A revolutionary new app that gives a “heart health check” in 60 seconds using only a smart phone camera could ultimately replace the currently used echocardiography, according to a new paper published recently. By holding the phone up against a patient’s neck for one minute, the technology measures the tiny amount of displacement in the…

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How morning sickness feels!

Disclaimer – The author of this piece is male – he does not know what morning sickness feels like, but his wife does. This is his attempt to understand more. Pregnancy can be one of the most exciting times in the life of a pending new parent. As a male, you observe and work to…

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