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Nobel For Ulcer-Defying Aussie Scientists

If winning a Nobel Prize meant swallowing a glassful of dangerous bacteria, not many will come forward. Australian professor Barry Marshall however did just that. He swallowed a cocktail of bacteria to prove that // stomach ulcers are bacterial in origin rather than stress or lifestyle-related. .. ..And his bacteria swallowing has proved very useful as his colleague Robin Warren and he were chose...

Aussie teens applauded for declining sun tan

Australian teenagers are turning their backs on tanning amid growing concerns over skin cancer, according to The Cancer Council's National Sun Survey. The survey shows that teenagers are resisting the urge to tan because of skin cancer risks. //.. ..The Survey interviewed 5,073 Australian adults and 699 Australian teenagers aged 12 to 17 by telephone during the summer of 2003/04, and found that 6...

Aussie Nobel Prize Winners Receive Their Awards

Professor Barry Marshall and Doctor Robin Warren, the Australian Nobel Prize winners for medicine received their awards from the King of Sweden in a glitzy ceremony at Stockholm yesterday. // ..The Nobel Committe was unequivocal in praising the team for their belief in their concept. Professor Marshall and Dr Warren were of the opinion that stomach ulcers are caused by bacteria and not by stres...

Aussie Rules, High on Football Injuries

Aussie rules always ruled higher in the opinion of parents’ when compared to rugby-codes. But this opinion stands challenged, as new research has pointed out that Australian Football accounts for the highest injuries as compared to all other types of football. // The Aussie code seems to have topped the charts of contact sports injuries, the second place being occupied by league , the third by r...

Aussie Scientists Claim Genetic Breakthrough In Dietary Fibre

Scientists from the University of Melbourne and La Trobe University have identified the genes, which control the amount of fibre in grains such as wheat and barley. With the stress being on eating a fibre-rich diet, // the Aussie researchers fell that this discovery would allow them to manipulate the fibre content of foods. ..The genes are important in the production of beta-glucans, which is a...

Aussie Model Macpherson Hated Tall Figure

Elle Macpherson, the Australian model says that she had a lot of insecurities as a young model and hence was not able to appreciate her "amazing body" //. ....Macpherson hated her tall figure because she felt unfashionable and unfeminine, reported contactmusic.com. ....She says, "I have to say I had an amazing body and I didn't appreciate it. I was so uncomfortable in my skin. I felt so Amazonia...

Aussie Doctors Claim Breakthrough in Breast Cancer Treatment

Australian doctors are claiming to have found a breakthrough in the treatment of breast cancer by using scans to better predict the success of therapies.// ..According to Professor Miles Prince from Melbourne's Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre a six-year study using positron emission tomography (PET) would probably change the way breast cancers were treated worldwide. ..The centre's study used (PET)...

Medical Text Takes on an Aussie Style

You say tomato, I say tomahto and to most of us it wouldn't make any difference, but when it comes to the language of medicine getting it right is vital. // ....Authored by two Queensland University of Technology academics, Australia's first medical terminology textbook was launched on December 6 and aims to advance the understanding of medical terms. ....Sue Walker and Jenny Nicol, from QUT's S...

Obese Aussies Get Big Ambulances

Obesity in Australia seems to be reaching epidemic proportions, forcing changes in many aspects of that country's infrastructure//. Its health officials are now revamping their fleet of ambulances to cope with a sharp rise in overweight patients. ..Super-sized vehicles have been introduced and new air ambulances will be remodeled to carry heavier people. The ambulances will now be equipped with...

Aussie Comedian Apologises for Pam Anderson Hepatitis Joke

An Australian comedian has publicly apologized to sufferers of hepatitis after poking fun at Pamela Anderson, who is battling the disease . ......Peter Helliar had cracked a joke about Anderson during his weekly talk show called Rove. ......Officials at Hepatitis Australia were annoyed at Helliar's 'cheap, cruel' joke, wherein he said hepatitis C would be the best present for Anderson on her...
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