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Older Australians at risk of sun-related skin cancer death

A new Western Australian study has revealed the mortality from non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC), commonly considered less dangerous than melanoma, is affecting older Australians at a worrying rate. Researchers at the Western Australian Institute for Medical Research (WAIMR) found West Australian...

No Flu Outbreak Here , West Australians Told

Barely 24 hours after it advised parents to seek urgent medical attention in case their children showed signs of respiratory illness , the West Australian Health Department said there was nothing to panic about. The successive deaths of three Perth children younger than five past week - al...

Inflamed Intestines Cost Australians Heavily

Inflamed intestines cost Australians as much as $2.7 billion a year, according to the Access Economics study, first ever assessment of the economic impact of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Crohn's disease is a chronic inflammatory disease of the intestines. It primarily causes ulceration...

Autism Affects Half a Million Australians -Survey Reveals Startling Facts

Australia’s first national autism study has grim facts to state. The study estimates that more than 10, 000 children aged between 6 and 12 have autism// and that it also takes more than two years to diagnose the complex developmental disorder. In addition, around 125,000 Australians suffer from...

Young Diabetic Australians Prone To Depression

A new study by Diabetes Australia shows that one in four young Australians with Type 1 diabetes is combating depression//. More alarming was the fact that these young sufferers do not find appropriate medical services to take care of their problem. "The transition from childhood to adulthood i...

Hepatitis C Could Infect 800,000 Australians By 2020

It has been proposed by the federal Government to distribute subsidized life-saving hepatitis C drugs, that would benefit nearly 200,000 hepatitis C infected patients in Australia. // A small percentage of the infected individuals (2000) currently receive treatment for their condition. If appropri...

Diabetes And Indigenous Australians

Urgent action is needed to reduce the risk of diabetes in the Indigenous population, say health experts . A study by Dr Robyn McDermott, Pro-vice Chancellor of the Division of Health Sciences at the University of South Australia, shows that while clinical care of adults with diabetes has im...

True Equality For Indigenous Australians

Improving the health of Indigenous Australians must be a national priority as Australia celebrates 40 years of counting //Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as full citizens, AMA Vice President, Dr Choong-Siew Yong said today. “This year is the 40th anniversary of the referendum in w...

Rising Rates of Obesity and Diabetes Puts Pressure on the Australians

There is an increase rise in the obesity and diabetic rate among the Australians. This has resulted in a drop in their life expectancy. //This has also pressurized the already stretched health system. Statistics show that the death rates from cancer declined about 14 % and also from that of cardiov...

Fad Diet for Fat Australians

According to the study (ACNeilsen Omnibus poll) it is very astonishing to find out the diet of a normal Australian. It is found to be rich in saturated fat. //The study participants included about 1400 Australians. It talks about the most popular food items present in an average Australian lunch a...

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Australians in Biological News

Diabetes hits 275 Australians each day as pandemic spreads

A new national health study funded by the NH&MRC, industry and state governments released today by the International Diabetes Institute in Melbourne shows diabetes is hitting up to 275 new victims each day throughout Australia. The findings of the Australian Diabetes, Obesity and Lifestyle St...

Australia's climate: Drought and flooding in annual rings of tropical trees

...icted by strong periods of drought with bush fires and flooding due to extremely strong rain fall. In order to more precisely investigate the, for the australians so important, precipitation fluctuations of the past centuries, scientists working with Ingo Heinrich of the GFZ, a member Institute of the Helmholtz...

Consumers more likely to identify healthy food using traffic light nutrition labels

... her colleagues aimed to determine the most acceptable and effective food labelling system for consumers. Four different approaches were tested on 790 australians to determine their preferences and ability to compare the healthiness of mock food products, using two variations of the traffic light system and two ...

World-class environment vision to 'bring back the species'

...s of which the world has never seen. "We want this to be something South australians can be proud of. One hundred years from now, we want the results of our wo... that involve local schools in the environmental works, so that young South australians are engaged in the project and see it as important to the future of their c...

Coral's addiction to 'junk food'

... is when heated water lingers over the reef and the corals expel the algae and then begin to slowly starve to death. This is the bleaching phenomenon australians are by now so familiar with, and which is such a feature of global warming. The challenge for scientists is to understand the chemical conversation...

Warts vaccine -- 1 of many in pipeline

...r medical research and health care, catering for medical discoveries, clinical trials and drug manufacture. "Conducting trials in Australia gives australians the chance to help develop new treatments," Professor Frazer said. "Should the product under trial be effective, it also gives them the chance t...

Prevention is the best option: fighting autoimmune diseases

...s of disease in an attempt to fight it." IBD is usually diagnosed in children and young adults. It affects 1 in 200 people and an estimated 100,000 australians and there is no cure. "Regulatory T cells have previously been difficult to quantify in humans and conventional methods could identify fewer than a...

UQ scientists break new ground in fight against infection & chronic disease

...ic inflammatory disorders are a substantial burden in social and economic terms for the Australian community. Arthritis alone afflicts 3.4 million australians and the financial costs were more than $19.25 billion in 2004. "This discovery provides new and exciting avenues for drug development," Professor ...
Australians in Biological Technology

Pharmaxis to Apply to Market Bronchitol in Australia

...ve provided a path forward for bringing Bronchitol to market in Australia," said Pharmaxis Chief Executive Officer Alan Robertson. "More than 20,000 australians suffer from bronchiectasis and Pharmaxis expects Bronchitol to be the first targeted medication for this patient group in over 20 years -- addressing ...

Most of us still struggle with mobility

...country surveyed. 58 percent of Americans receive work-related calls outside of normal working hours, not so bad when you learn that 97 percent of australians receive out of hours calls on a regular basis. German workers reported the lowest number at only 35 percent. No matter from where you hail, though,...

Olympics of biotechnology has international flavor

...990s, increased participation from Europe began to change the attendance mix and flavor, and the last few years has been about Asia, starting with the australians but now with large participation from Malaysia, Singapore, China, Japan, Korea, and Thailand. The 2007 conference also adds Latin America to the mix w...
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