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Mum's dengue immunity worsens baby's response to Zika

22 November, 2023

Prior maternal immunity to the dengue virus substantially increases the risk of severe birth defects induced by Zika virus infection during pregnancy.

Cell death pathway points to a new way to target leukaemia

10 November, 2023

Researchers have found that a new class of drug, imetelstat, induces a type of cell death that was discovered only a decade ago, known as ferroptosis.

Blood-based biomarker could advance melanoma treatment

02 November, 2023

Researchers have found that measuring circulating tumour DNA in melanoma patients may lead to alternative treatment options and better outcomes.

Two new approaches for treating Alzheimer's disease

17 October, 2023

Scientists have restored the nerve cell connections in the brain that are destroyed by Alzheimer's, while others have found a connection between the health of blood vessels and development of the disease.

Patients with severe psoriasis at higher risk of heart disease

12 October, 2023

Doctors should diagnose and actively search for microvascular dysfunction in patients with psoriasis, as this population is at particularly high risk.

Blood clot risk factors identified in women

04 October, 2023

A particular gene mutation, oestrogen use, common medical conditions and common painkiller use can all increase the risk of blood clots in women — with this risk increasing when these are combined.

Lead exposure causes far more death, IQ loss than we thought

28 September, 2023

Lead contributed to 5.5 million adult deaths from cardiovascular disease and the loss of 765 million IQ points in children under the age of five in 2019.

Scientists find new strains of influenza A virus in pigs

15 September, 2023

Scientists have uncovered several previously unknown strains of swine flu viruses that have been circulating unnoticed in Cambodian pig populations over the past 15 years.

Fatty acid supplements improve vision in preterm babies

14 September, 2023

Preterm babies given a supplement with a combination of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids have better visual function by the age of two and a half, according to a new study.

The more you walk, the lower your risk of death

31 August, 2023

Walk to Work Day supporting Diabetes Australia is on 1 September, with the organisers noting that the health benefits of walking can be achieved with as few as 4000 steps a day.

Breastfeeding boosts cardio health in mums

30 August, 2023

Breastfeeding for six months or more appears to reduce the risk of cardiovascular problems developing in mothers for at least three years after delivery.

Regular alcohol consumption may raise blood pressure

23 August, 2023

Even in adults without hypertension, blood pressure readings may climb more steeply over the years as the number of daily alcoholic drinks increases.

Omega-3 fatty acids appear promising for lung health

18 August, 2023

Past studies have suggested that omega-3 fatty acids may help lung disease prevention efforts, due to their anti-inflammatory actions, but robust studies of this association have so far been lacking.

Infant food allergies linked to asthma, reduced lung function

10 August, 2023

Babies with a food allergy were almost four times more likely to develop asthma at six years of age compared to children without a food allergy.

Protein blockers could stop cancer spread

09 August, 2023

Scientists have discovered a possible way to block proteins produced in the body when a patient has cancer, which cause the cancer to spread to other parts of the body.

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