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Microbial infection impairs healing in Crohn's disease

14 April, 2021

Levels of the yeast Debaryomyces hansenii — commonly found in cheese and processed meat — are higher in Crohn's disease patients, researchers have found.

Pfizer preferred for <50s due to AstraZeneca blood clot risk

09 April, 2021 by Lauren Davis

The AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine will no longer be the preferred choice for Australians under the age of 50, due to rare but serious blood clotting side effects.

Popeye was right: leafy greens important for muscle strength

08 April, 2021

Eating just one cup of leafy green vegetables every day could boost muscle function, according to a new study led by Edith Cowan University researchers.

AstraZeneca vaccine likely not linked to blood clots: review

19 March, 2021

The vaccine is not linked with an increase in the overall risk of blood clots, but may be associated with very rare cases of blood clots associated with thrombocytopenia.

High-fat diets linked to liver cancer

17 March, 2021

Normal, non-cancerous liver tissue can act like tumour tissue when exposed to a diet high in fat, linking diet and obesity to the development of liver cancer.

New strain of deadly Hendra virus discovered

12 March, 2021

Veterinarians have identified a new strain of the deadly Hendra virus as the cause of a previously unexplained horse death in September 2015.

Sesame seed by-product protects against Parkinson's

03 March, 2021

The chemical sesaminol, naturally occurring in sesame seeds, protects against Parkinson's disease by preventing neuronal damage that decreases the production of dopamine.

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.

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