Posts Tagged ‘research’

Going “booze-free” for Dry July to help those affected by cancer

Are you willing to give up the booze this month? By celebrating ‘Dry July’, you’ll not only improve your general health and wellness, but also raise much needed funds for those affected by cancer, including patients and their carer’s. By abstaining from the bottle this month, you’ll be making a valuable contribution to wellness programs,…

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New blood test detects Alzheimer’s disease years earlier

Dementia has now taken the place of cancer as the second leading cause of death in Australia after heart disease. A team of scientists in Australia and Japan have developed the world’s first accurate blood test for detecting Alzheimer’s disease, which can identify the presence of the disease up to 20 years before symptoms begin.…

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Funding promised to save more lives of people living with rare cancers

Future generations who may be diagnosed with rare cancers have been offered hope this week with the promise of a $26m investment package into new research. The money will be spent on 19 clinical trials, with the aim to reverse tragically low survival rates through the creation of new and more effective treatments. The research…

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‘Baby brain’ is a real phenomenon

We have all heard the old wives’ tale of women experiencing ‘baby brain’ during pregnancy. Symptoms are thought to include forgetting things, losing your train of thought or having trouble with planning. Recent research from Deakin University, published in the Medical Journal of Australia has looked at the scope of data across 20 studies, involving…

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Scientific breakthrough on objective diagnosis of PTSD

Findings from an Emory University, USA research study* released this week demonstrate a non-invasive protocol involving heart rate data and machine learning algorithms can accurately diagnose post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The Classification of post-traumatic stress disorder from heart rate variability metrics with heart rate-based window segmentation study, involving technology developed by Emory University and licensed…

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