Health

Spuds associated with increased risk of high blood pressure

Higher intake of boiled, baked or mashed potatoes and hot chips is associated with an increased risk of developing hypertension in adult women and men, according to a study published by the BMJ recently. The US-based researchers suggest that replacing one serving a day of boiled, baked or mashed potatoes with a serving …

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Study of media’s impact on statin use wins national award

A study that found Australians cut back or stopped taking statin medications after an ABC TV Catalyst program questioned their effectiveness has won the 2015 MJA MDA National Prize for Excellence in Medical Research. The prize is awarded to the best original clinical research article published in the Medical Journal of Australia in the previous calendar …

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Surviving cancer – at what cost?

Understanding how chemotherapy-induced nerve damage impacts on the quality of life of Australia’s cancer survivors is the goal of a new survey launched by the University of NSW (UNSW). Phil Mendoza-Jones had been operating his marketing and advertising consultancy for more than 10 years when he was diagnosed with colon cancer. He endured seven …

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