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Air pollution linked to fatty liver disease, lung cancer

13 January, 2022

Recent studies have identified links between ambient air pollution and disease, highlighting the need for at-risk populations to minimise their exposure where possible.

Alcohol consumption may increase risk of melanoma

12 January, 2022

While drinking in the sun may cause your skin to burn more easily, alcohol drinkers in general may be more prone to skin cancer.

Vitamin D is important for cardio health

22 December, 2021

Researchers have identified genetic evidence for the role of vitamin D deficiency in cardiovascular disease, which is the leading cause of death worldwide.

Aspirin linked with increased risk of heart failure

02 December, 2021

Aspirin use is associated with a 26% raised risk of heart failure in people with at least one predisposing factor for the condition, according to a new study.

Prompt antiretroviral therapy reduces HIV patient cancer risk

29 November, 2021

Despite years of optimal and suppressive antiretroviral therapy, people with HIV are still at increased risk of developing skin and mucosal cancers.

E-cigarettes linked to increased risk of fragility fractures

24 November, 2021

E-cigarette use may be detrimental to bone health even in young adults.

Anxiety can be treated with exercise

16 November, 2021

Both moderate and strenuous exercise can alleviate symptoms of anxiety, even when the disorder is chronic.

Insomnia may be a risk factor for brain aneurysm rupture

11 November, 2021

The association between insomnia and intracranial aneurysm has not been reported previously.

Brown fat may be key to metabolically healthy obesity

04 November, 2021

People who are seriously overweight who also have active brown fat have a healthier metabolism and use more energy than obese people without brown fat.

Prostate cancer drugs could treat melanoma in men

04 November, 2021

Drugs that target androgen receptors in prostate cancer can be effectively repurposed to inhibit melanoma in men.

Exercise helps to suppress cancer

01 November, 2021

Exercise causes muscles to secrete proteins called myokines into our blood; these myokines can suppress tumour growth.

New infectious disease transmitted by tick bites in Japan

14 October, 2021

A previously unknown virus that can infect and cause disease in humans has been identified by scientists in Japan.

New Hendra virus variant found in southern, western Aus

14 October, 2021

Hendra virus can be found across a broad region of Australia, with a previously unidentified type of the virus found in flying foxes in the southern and western states.

Breastfeeding hormone causes fatigue during pregnancy

06 October, 2021

The hormone prolactin — critical for milk production — acts in specific parts of the brain to reduce engagement in sustained periods of voluntary exercise in pregnancy.

Enzyme may be a major driver of pre-eclampsia

27 September, 2021

An enzyme called protein phosphatase 2 (PP2A) appears to be a major driver of pre-eclampsia, a dangerous pregnancy complication.

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