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Type 2 diabetes trial open for registration

The current physical activity guidelines recommend a time commitment of between 150-300 minutes per week. These recommendations are based on evidence that aerobic exercise improves fitness in general, and in Type 2 Diabetes, leads to better blood glucose control, which can be very beneficial. However, the ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach is not …

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Caruso’s Natural Health fined for false evidence

Caruso’s Natural Health has paid penalties of $12,600 in response to an infringement notice issued by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). The infringement notice was issued to the company for making a false or misleading certification that it held evidence to support some of the indications for its Caruso’s Kids …

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Digital game might help kids with ADHD focus

A trial published in The Lancet Digital Health suggests that a digital intervention for paediatric attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) might help to improve inattention. What’s already available? Access to behavioural interventions is limited because of a lack of properly trained paediatric mental health specialists and availability of services. Medication …

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Reducing salt would save thousands of lives

Media Release 25 February, 2020 Further evidence adds weight to call for urgent action on salt targets Most people get a blood pressure lowering benefit from eating less salt and the less you eat, the more you benefit, but for older people and those who already have high blood pressure …

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Pharmacist vaccination program needs more

Media Release 25 February, 2020 A First Step: Comprehensive Travel Medicines Package & NIP access still needed The Pharmacy Guild Queensland has cautiously welcomed the recent announcement from Queensland Health enabling appropriately trained community pharmacists to administer a wider variety of vaccinations, including influenza vaccinations to persons aged 10 years …

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Smoke pollution advice

Media Release 24 February, 2020 National approach “urgently needed” for smoke pollution advice Experts are calling for an independent national expert committee on air pollution and health protection to be urgently established following the catastrophic bushfire season in Australia. In a paper published online today by the Medical Journal of Australia …

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Nerlynx access program now open

Media Release 11 February, 2020 Specialised Therapeutics Australia (STA), the pharmaceutical company that distributes Nerlynx (neratinib) in Australia, has opened a co-pay access program to help people who want to use Nerlynx as part of their breast cancer treatment. The cost to individuals will be $1,500 dollars per month up …

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Brisbane residents, this is why you’ve been sneezing

Brisbane’s grass pollen levels over the past two months have been up to four times higher than levels recorded anywhere in Australia (since comparative records have been kept). The head of Queensland University of Technology’s (QUT) Allergy Research Group and of the AusPollen network Professor Janet Davies, was invited to …

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Half of women unhappy with sex lives

Media Release 24 February, 2020 Most young women unhappy, stressed about their sex lives: Study A study conducted by the Women’s Health Research Program at Monash University has reported, for the first time, an overall picture of the sexual wellbeing of Australian women between the ages of 18 and 39. …

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