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Sleep medication may prove ineffective in the long-term

Interrupted sleep can wreak havoc on quality of life – tossing and turning in the middle of the night can be very debilitating, leading...

Effectiveness of telehealth during Covid-19

A new study by researchers at Flinders University, published in BMC Family Practice reveals that the expansion of telehealth-supported access to healthcare during Covid-19...

Fundraising appeal to move heart research forward

Researchers at the Heart Research Institute (HRI), a not-for-profit research organisation, are appealing to the public to help fund research into the prevention of...

Covid-19 and mental health

According to research published in The Medical Journal of Australia, approximately one in five Australians experienced an increase in depression at the beginning or...

Not-so-sweet effects of sugary drinks

International research published in the journal Gut reveals that drinking two or more sugar-sweetened drinks per day could increase the risk of getting bowel...

Device designed to improve vaccination rates

NeedleCalm officially launched this week in a bid to improve vaccination rates and `close the gate' on Covid-19 by calming public nerves for the...

Fostering quality dementia care through AI

It’s predicted that the number of Australians living dementia will increase to 1.1 million people by 2058, highlighting the need for a greater focus...

Community pharmacies unite in fight against Covid

Ensuring that all Australians have access to the Covid-19 vaccine is critical in the fight against the virus; however, many regional and remote communities...

Mental health action program in Australians schools

Monash University researchers are set to deliver Australia’s first mental health literacy and action program in Australians schools. The program, which seeks to address the...

Advanced care planning important for older Australians

Older Australians are encouraged to plan for their end-of-life care as a new national study reveals that 70% of Australians aged 65-plus are sidestepping...

Nanotechnology offers hope to cancer patients

New research shows that bowel cancer survival rates could be improved if bowel cancer drugs were delivered via tiny nanoparticles to the diseased organs...

Australians are missing out on life saving heart treatment

Released just in time for Heart Week , a Heart Foundation modelling report reveals that an estimated 1.8 million Australian adults are not being...
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