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Uterus transplant safe and effective at combating infertility

23 June, 2022

Transplanting a uterus is an effective and safe method to remedy infertility when a functioning uterus is lacking.

Hypertension linked to irregular sleep, 'forever chemicals'

21 June, 2022

An increased risk of high blood pressure has been linked to irregularities in sleep as well as to higher concentrations of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in the blood.

Skiers at elevated risk of skin cancer, dermatologist says

21 June, 2022

Australia's lack of pollution significantly increases exposure to UV — particularly at altitude — with UV exposure on a ski field up to 30% higher than at sea level.

TB drug, coffee appear safe in pregnancy

17 June, 2022

The list of products deemed safe for pregnant women may be getting longer, according to two new studies led by Australian researchers.

Faster progression, treatment breakthrough for young dementia patients

15 June, 2022

A promising drug for patients with behavioural variant frontotemporal dementia, and younger people with Alzheimer's experience faster symptom progression.

Scientists getting closer to outsmarting malaria parasites

13 June, 2022

Researchers have discovered why malaria parasites are vulnerable to some drug therapies but resistant to others.

Antibiotic reduces inflammation in young CF patients

10 June, 2022

The broad-spectrum antibiotic, when used as a preventive therapy, helped to reduce lung inflammation in young children with cystic fibrosis.

Air pollution linked to heart rhythm disorder

03 June, 2022

Life-threatening arrhythmias are more common on days with highly polluted air, according to research presented at Heart Failure 2022.

Sniffer dogs can detect SARS-CoV-2 infection

31 May, 2022

Researchers trained four dogs — each of which had previously been taught to detect illicit drugs, dangerous goods or cancer — to sniff out SARS-CoV-2.

Even 'safe' alcohol consumption linked with heart failure

30 May, 2022

Levels of alcohol consumption currently considered safe by some countries are linked with development of heart failure.

Monkeypox cases confirmed in NSW, Victoria

23 May, 2022 by Lauren Davis

Australia has recorded its first two cases of the rare monkeypox virus, both in travellers who recently returned from Europe.

Magnetic therapy enhances chemo treatment of breast cancer

11 May, 2022

The non-invasive and painless treatment has the potential to lower adverse side effects of chemotherapy.

Mental illness affects blood pressure and heart rate

10 May, 2022

Researchers have said they have clear evidence that mental illness interferes with the body's autonomic functions.

Stroke found to cut life expectancy by one-third

09 May, 2022

Stroke reduced the average patient's life expectancy by five and a half years, compared with the general population.

Asymptomatic malaria is not as harmless as it seems

06 May, 2022

Persistent, asymptomatic malaria infections suppress the immune system, preventing it from eradicating parasites from the bloodstream.

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