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How Australians perform on a global health check

A new tool shows that Australians are generally in good health, compared with other countries. For the first time, the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has built a data tool, looking at health measures including our life expectancy, rates of cancer, obesity and smoking, and causes of death, in relation to 36 countries in

New sepsis treatment a step closer

Australian emergency doctors are at the forefront of a large clinical study to assess how clinicians are treating sepsis. Funded by the Emergency Medicine Foundation—Australasia (EMF) and the Gold Coast Hospital Foundation, the study will help clinicians better understand how patients in Australia and New Zealand are currently managed and could lead to a potential

13 Ways to Turn Oatmeal Into a Luxurious Breakfast Treat

We don’t know about you, but we really love oatmeal. It makes for a cozy five-minute breakfast in winter months, and cold overnight oats are easy and refreshing in the summer (although, TBH, we mostly stick to hot oats all year). And we still can’t get over the fact that something so easy and inexpensive

Healthy Lifestyle Makes for a Healthy Heart During Menopause

FRIDAY, Nov. 30, 2018 — Women who live a healthy lifestyle during the transition to menopause may help keep their blood vessels healthy as they age, a new study suggests. Compared with women who had the least healthy lifestyle, those who led the healthiest lifestyle had less thickening and buildup of fatty plaque in their

Towards a treatment for gluten intolerance

Celiac disease is a severe autoimmune disorder of the intestine. It occurs when people develop sensitivity to gluten, a substance found in wheat, rye, and barley. An international research team from Italy and France has now uncovered a new molecular player in the development of gluten intolerance. Their discovery, published in the EMBO Journal, suggests

A Princess Kylie for Meghan & Harry? Prince Charles Says Maybe

Not surprisingly, Meghan (née Markle), the pregnant Duchess of Sussex, and her husband, Prince Harry, fielded endless baby name suggestions during their recent royal tour to Australia. “My son Harry tells me that during their recent tour of Australia he and his wife were offered… thoughtful suggestions for the naming of their baby,” Charles said.

The Right Way to Save Oil After Frying a Turkey

Frying a turkey isn’t really the traditional method of cooking a Thanksgiving bird, but it does give it an awesome crispy skin and juiciness through the roof. Still, a lot of us seem to avoid the whole deep-frying situation because of the terrifying tales of Thanksgiving Day explosions — and the fact that the process requires

Why bigotry is a public health problem

Over a decade ago, I wrote a piece for a psychiatric journal entitled “Is Bigotry a Mental Illness?” At the time, some psychiatrists were advocating making “pathological bigotry” or pathological bias – essentially, bias so extreme it interferes with daily function and reaches near-delusional proportions – an official psychiatric diagnosis. For a variety of medical

Scientists trained a computer to classify breast cancer tumors

Using technology similar to the type that powers facial and speech recognition on a smartphone, researchers at the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center have trained a computer to analyze breast cancer images and then classify the tumors with high accuracy. In a study published in the journal NPJ Breast Cancer, researchers reported

Ways to Be a Great Parent While You Travel

When we think of travel, we typically think of far-away gorgeous places and longed-for relaxation. A cocktail? A beach? A historic cobblestone street? Really, the world is your oyster.  But when your travel necessitates being away from your kids — regardless of whether it’s for work or pleasure — it becomes significantly more complicated. How

Injury to a parent can lead to sleep issues in children and teens

Research has shown that getting a good night’s sleep plays an important role in children’s growth and development, both physically and emotionally. When children face an unsettling experience, such as the injury of a parent, it can alter their sleep habits, according to new research being presented at the 2018 American Academy of Pediatrics National

A fully human system to cultivate skin cells for grafting

Breakthrough study to culture human skin cells called keratinocytes to produce skin grafts has been published by a team of researchers from Duke-NUS Medical School and the Singapore General Hospital (SGH). This method is the first to use a specific type of tissue-proteins known as laminins, found in the human body, to create a safer

So, You Need a Breast Biopsy — Now What?

Pin Getting any sort of health-related testing can be nerve-wracking: Odds are that you’re fine, but you know there’s always a chance of getting bad news. Sometimes, though, the results aren’t straightforward. In other words, you might get a call letting you know you need further testing. This is especially common after a mammogram, when