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Life March 02, 2019
Surviving a lightning strike
While deaths from lightning bolts instantly make headlines, for those who survive, ongoing and little understood health issues may continue to manifest long after the initial strike.
News September 08, 2018
Syphilis in northern communities
As an infectious syphilis epidemic continues to ravage northern Australia – now threatening the lives of newborn babies – Indigenous sexual health specialist James Ward is leading a campaign to help remote communities.
Health October 06, 2018
DIY diabetic systems
For many type 1 diabetes sufferers, the lengthy approval process for artificial pancreas technology has led them to make their own devices. But it’s a move that could have complicated legal ramifications for their treating physicians.
Health July 14, 2018
The pressures of living with sick or disabled siblings
While children with a disability or chronic illness are seen as being in need of support, their siblings may be left struggling to cope with their complex family dynamic.
Health June 16, 2018
While alopecia areata poses no long-term threat to general health, psychological effects can be severe. Will a new drug trial hold the key to reversing the condition?
Health May 19, 2018
The benefits of plant-based eating
While vegans and vegetarians are sometimes regarded with scepticism, nutritional experts suggest Australians’ health could benefit greatly from an increased intake of plant-based foods.
Health April 28, 2018
Combatting prostate cancer
For most men, a diagnosis of prostate cancer comes with news of an excellent survival rate. But the challenges of the illness can run far beyond the cancer itself.
Health February 23, 2018
Tattoos and skin cancer
The trend among young people to get large, elaborate tattoos could seriously hinder future detection of skin cancers.
Health December 15, 2017
Virtual reality and dementia
Using gaming technology to transport carers and family members into the mind of a dementia patient is revolutionising understanding of this debilitating degenerative condition.
Health November 18, 2017
Early menopause and fertility-related genetic conditions
Large numbers of younger women are being told they’ve undergone early menopause, but some medical experts are concerned the diagnosis is far too simplistic.
Health August 11, 2017
Noise and aviation safety
Studies into the serious effects of noise on health are now being applied to aviation safety, with concerning results.
Health July 15, 2017
Robots in healthcare
Already widely used in task-based factory work, robots are now being developed with social and emotional intelligence for service in healthcare capacities as support for sick children and the elderly.