Tag Archives: study

Survey looks at experience of mental health battlers

A new national survey aimed at understanding the life experiences of people living with severe and complex mental health issues is now live, with participants being sought. ‘Our turn to speak’, which is claimed to be the largest survey of its kind ever conducted in Australia, is being led by …

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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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IVF not up to scratch

Following a major global study, it is being reported that endometrial scratching does not boost fertility for IVF patients. The treatment was thought to make the attachment and implantation of embryos in the uterus more successful. The procedure, in which a doctor would superficially scratch the lining of the uterus, …

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Cracking the genetic code of bipolar disorder

Researchers are appealing for 5,000 Aussie volunteers for the world’s largest genetic bipolar disorder investigation. At a media event the federal Health Minister Greg Hunt, former NRL player and study ambassador Dan Hunt, geneticist and study co-Investigator, Professor Nick Martin, Professor Nicholas Glozier, psychiatrist and patients raised awareness for the …

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Link to autism: study

Exposure to toxic air pollutants is linked to an increased risk of developing autism, according to a Monash University study of Chinese children during their first three years of life. The study of children in Shanghai, from birth to three years, found that exposure to fine particles (PM2.5) from vehicle …

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Study raises screening call

Young children with complex congenital heart disease (CHD) and their families face reduced quality of life, according to a study1 by medical researchers from UNSW Sydney and the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network. “The findings are striking and highlight the significant challenges children with complex CHD and their families face,” study author …

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Lifestyle tips the scale in the battle over bowel cancer

A UNSW study shows that a large proportion of bowel-cancer cases in Australia are preventable with the adoption of a healthy lifestyle, particularly for men. A study by researchers from UNSW’s Centre for Big Data Research in Health has found that current rates of smoking, overweight and obesity and excessive alcohol …

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Ubiquinol benefits athletes: study

A new study published in Redox Report has found that ubiquinol supplementation can prevent the depletion of the antioxidant CoQ10 in the body during intense exercise, and can enhance antioxidant levels in healthy athletes. It was also shown to improve the running pace of the athletes compared with placebo. Ubiquinol, the active …

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