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Asthma subtype may heighten flu risk, cause mutations

24 February, 2021

A subtype of asthma in adults may cause higher susceptibility to influenza and could result in dangerous flu mutations, according to an international study.


Concern about increased malaria mutation, transmission

09 February, 2021

Researchers point to recent mutations against an antimalarial drug and how the mosquito's natural blood feeding behaviour shortens the parasite's incubation time.


The key to healthy pregnancies lies in the thymus

27 January, 2021

An international team of researchers has discovered that important changes in the thymus occur in order to prevent miscarriages and gestational diabetes.


'Egg-cess' consumption linked to diabetes

26 November, 2020

The health benefits of the humble egg might not be all they're cracked up to be, as a longitudinal study has shown that excess egg consumption increased the risk of diabetes in Chinese adults.


Gut microbiome linked to deadly lung disease

25 November, 2020

Australian researchers have shown for the first time a link between chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, an often fatal lung condition, and the gut microbiome.


Mediterranean diet reduces effects of stress in animal model

19 November, 2020

Eating a Mediterranean diet may provide a relatively easy way to help lessen the physiological effects of stress and promote healthy ageing, according to a new study.


Influenza vaccine manufacturing facility coming to Melbourne

17 November, 2020

A new high-tech vaccine manufacturing facility will soon be developed in Melbourne to help secure Australia's long-term supply of critical health products.


Air pollution may have increased COVID-19 deaths by 15%

29 October, 2020

Long-term exposure to air pollution has been linked to an increased risk of dying from COVID-19, according to an international study.


Bacterial metabolism of soy may lower dementia risk

28 October, 2020

A metabolite produced following consumption of dietary soy may decrease a key risk factor for dementia — with the help of the right bacteria.


How does diet influence stroke risk?

02 October, 2020

Different types of food are linked to risks of different types of stroke, according to a study published in the European Heart Journal.


Exercise before menopause to develop muscle strength

28 September, 2020

The small blood vessels in muscles of women after menopause are less able to grow compared to young women, according to new research.


Health warning for high-heat red meat

21 September, 2020

Culinary experts recommend high-heat caramelisation to boost the flavour of meat, but the results from a recent study suggest that this could be bad for our health.


'Morning sickness' can occur at any time of day: study

17 September, 2020

The term 'morning sickness' is misleading and should instead be described as nausea and sickness in pregnancy, according to UK researchers.


New treatment for advanced ER+ breast cancer shows promise

15 September, 2020

A proof-of-principle laboratory study has shown promising results for the treatment of oestrogen receptor positive breast cancers that are resistant to current approaches.


Broccoli, brussels sprouts help prevent blood vessel disease

14 September, 2020

Higher consumption of cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, brussels sprouts and cabbage, is associated with less extensive blood vessel disease in older women.


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