Tag Archives: research

Heart disease effort a focus in appeal push

This year’s Heart Foundation Christmas Appeal highlights the value of research into fighting heart disease, including heart attack. According to National Heart Foundation Group CEO Adjunct Professor John Kelly, research is key to finding treatment. “A fine example is the work being done by Heart Foundation Vanguard grant recipient, Professor …

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Potential treatment uncovered for chronic disease

A recent study published in Nature has revealed that a protein compound called IC7Fc has the potential to improve glucose metabolism, prevent weight gain and loss of muscle mass. The study suggests that this compound could therefore become an effective treatment for chronic conditions, including diabetes, obesity and loss of …

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Air pollution linked to dementia

In the first global study that was published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, Australian researchers have found a clear link between air pollution and increased risk of dementia later in life. The study by Dr Ruth Peters at Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA), reportedly looked at people living in Canada, …

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$5m funds for eating disorders research

The Australian government is providing $5 million for ground-breaking research into the early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of eating disorders. Around one million Australians live with an eating disorder. They are extremely complex illnesses and have one of the highest mortality rates of any psychiatric condition. The two projects funded …

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$10m in new funding for endometriosis

The Liberal National government will provide more support for women with endometriosis with new funding to raise awareness of the disease and research to improve the treatment and understanding of this often misunderstood and crippling condition. Endometriosis is a chronic menstrual health disorder that affects around 700,000 Australian women and …

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Arthritis gets welcome support

Arthritis Australia has welcomed Minister for Health Greg Hunt’s announcement of $4 million in funding towards the implementation of the National Strategic Action Plan for Arthritis. Led by Arthritis Australia, in partnership with key consumer and medical groups, the Action Plan outlines key priorities for preventing arthritis, investing in research …

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Heat-not-burn is smoke and mirrors

Heated tobacco devices, vaping and traditional cigarettes are all toxic to human lung cells, says a new study.[1] The study, led by Dr Pawan Sharma, a researcher at the University of Technology Sydney and the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, Sydney, suggests the new heat-not-burn devices that heat solid tobacco …

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Diabetes research funds grow

Federal government funding of $54.5 million will support research into type 1 diabetes with the aim of helping scientists to find a cure for the disease. Federal Minister for Health Greg Hunt says the funding will include $29.5 million for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s clinical research into type 1 …

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