Health Research & Education

Myopia – a global epidemic

Myopia also known as short-sightedness, is a refractive error, where the shape of your eye does not bend light correctly, resulting in blurred distant vision. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), myopia already affects about 30 per cent of the world’s population. In Australia and New Zealand, the myopic population is estimated to reach…

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Almost $10 million funding boost for InsideOut Institute for eating disorders

On Sunday, February 3, the New South Wales Government pledged $9.6 million over the ensuing four years to a dynamic national eating disorders institute. The InsideOut Institute – Australia’s first national body for research and clinical excellence in eating disorders – was the worthy recipient of the government funds. According to Psychologist and InsideOut Institute…

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Skin cancer hijacks immune system to spread toxic cells

Scientists have identified the role of skin cancer molecules and their role in hijacking healthy immune cells to help cancer spread and grow. Experts believe by targeting these molecules with inhibiting drugs, aggressive skin cancer could be prevented from returning after treatment. The findings of the Cancer Research UK-funded study were published in the journal Cell this…

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