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Skin-Destroying Ulcer Appears in NSW as New Treatment Guidelines Emerge

Infectious disease specialists have revealed the skin- and flesh-destroying Bairnsdale ulcer has struck a man in NSW for the first time, as experts publish new recommendations for treating the tropical infection. // Also known as the Buruli or Daintree ulcer, Bairnsdale ulcers are caused by ...

Heavy weight truths about NSW residents

Latest statistics reveal that more than half the population in New South Wales is suffering from obesity.More than 51% of the 30,000 people who were interviewed// this year have confessed that they are overweight. This reflects that there is almost 10%increase in obesity in NSW over the last decad...

Gestational Diabetes On The Rise In NSW Women

The rate of diabetes in pregnancy has increased four times among Australian women in the past few years, raising concerns that gestational diabetes// may cause problems for babies. In NSW the rate has jumped 400 percent in the last five years. Diabetes Australia NSW president Neville Howard sa...

Diabetes Rates Soar High in NSW

In the past two decades the incidence of diabetes in NSW has grown two-fold, according to a recent study. // Obesity which is one of the major contributing factors is also on the increase and presently 50% of the adult and 25% of the child population is on the overweight or obese side. In...

Improved Breast Cancer Survival Rates in NSW

According to new data, there is a drastic improvement in the survival rates of breast cancer in New South Wales since the mid 1990s//. According to a report from the Cancer Institute, after 5 years of diagnosis, 88% of the breast cancer victims are still alive whereas 10 years back the survival...

Possibility Of A Meningococcal Outbreak In NSW

A baby and man in central-western NSW, both suspected to have contacted meningococcal disease are being treated at the Dubbo Base Hospital //. The man and the baby, who hail from Cobar and Mudgee respectively, are showing signs of improvement following treatment. It has not been possible to r...

7,500 Cancer Cases Misdiagnosed in NSW

The NSW Department of Health in Australia has said that many cancer patients might have been misdiagnosed some five years ago. It is reported that 7,500 medical samples// analyzed in a Tamworth laboratory are involve in this case of wrong diagnosis. An overseas-trained doctor was thought to h...

Risky driving puts P-platers at high danger of crash

...and NRMA-ACT Road Safety trust and the Roads and Traffic Authority of NSW. The DRIVE study recruited over 20,822 young drivers holding red P-plates in nsw aged 17-24 years. The overall aim of the study is to investigate the risk factors in motor vehicle-related crashes and injuries among young drivers an...

Instant Demo Screen Recorder Now With TrakMouse™ Technology

... new technology that automatically tailors a full screen recording for presentation in a smaller screen format. Wollongong, nsw (PRWEB) July 9, 2009 -- NetPlay Software releases Instant Demo v7.5 , a Windows screen recorder that creates interactive movies for presentations, de...

Innovative Business Intelligence Software Helps Keep Australia Healthy this Winter

...trends. Essentially, QliKView helps us keep Australia healthy." said Jon Marshall, Managing Director, asteRx. Sydney, nsw (PRWEB) May 20, 2009 -- The Australian health and pharmaceutical industry is using one of the country's most innovative products to track the trail o...

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NSW in Medical Technology

New Australian Technology: Detecting Breast Cancer With Hair

...ermiscan Test. This highlights the Test's potential value through the prospective reduction in unnecessary invasive procedures such as biopsies. The nsw Minister for Science and Medical Research, the Hon. Verity Firth highlighted the comparison at BIO 2008, the world's largest biotech convention held i...
NSW in Biological News

August 2009 Geology and GSA Today media highlights

...ceous seafloor spreading pulse: Fact or fiction? M. Seton et al., EarthByte Group, School of Geosciences, Madsen Building F09, University of Sydney, nsw 2006, Australia. Pages 687-690. Profound changes occurred on our planet during the mid-Cretaceous (80-120 million years ago): sea level was higher,...

Organizational Change Management for Sustainability: The Harvard Case Study

...lding design at Harvard. She has received numerous awards for her work, including a Churchill Fellowship and being named Young Australian of the Year, nsw Environment Category. ...

Stem cell research puts interstate rivalry on hold

...nnounced by Innovation Minister Gavin Jennings and nsw Minister for Science and Medical Research, Verity ...he most robust cell lines," Dr Verma said. The nsw project team, led by Professor Bernie Tuch, will i...to the Victorian Infertility Treatment Act and the nsw Human Cloning and Other Prohibited Practices Act h...

Great white's mighty bite revealed

...ing it arguably the most formidable carnivore ever to have existed. Shark researchers from the University of New South Wales, Newcastle University, nsw Department of Primary Industries Fisheries (Australia) and University of California (USA) reveal unprecedented information about the feeding habits of...

August 2008 Geology and GSA Today media highlights

...g of Earth's geochemical reservoirs Patrice Rey and Nicolas Coltice, School of Geosciences, Madsen Building F09, The University of Sydney, Sydney, nsw 2006, Australia. Pages 635-638. Rey and Coltice present a working hypothesis that claims that circa 2.8 to 2.5 billion years ago, Earth's continent...

Report -- adapting farming to climate change

...ltural sectors, with a focus on steps that can be taken to adjust to the ongoing changes in our climate. Speaking to the Farm Writers Association of nsw in Sydney today, co-editor of the report, CSIRO scientist Dr Mark Howden, said it was time for agriculture to start focussing on proactive solutions. ...

Giant ocean eddy shadows Sydney

...ugust. From satellite maps of sea-level we can see that it had been loitering this side of Lord Howe Island for some time and began approaching the nsw coast near Christmas, Dr Griffin says. It remained stationary during January and simply grew larger but, because it remained offshore, less The gia...

New hope for hepatitis C sufferers

... for hepatitis C sufferers. University of Adelaide virologists Dr Michael Beard and Dr Karla Helbig will work with colleagues from the University of nsw to develop new strategies to treat and prevent hepatitis C, which infects more than 170 million people around the world. The scientists, who are als...

Cold treatment opens doors for citrus exports to Japan

...the Japanese market as a result of research by the nsw Department of Primary Industries (DPI). Trials undertaken at nsw DPIs Gosford Horticultural Institute have proven t...a. At Gosford, post-harvest researchers lead by nsw DPIs Andrew Jessup examined the effect of the cold...

'Hot spots' the key to controlling European carp in Australia

...are being distributed through inland waterways. nsw Department of Primary Industries (DPI) fisheries r...ow make up 80 to 90% of the fish in inland NSW. nsw DPI researchers are identifying what are believed ...be tracked. However, the researchers then used nsw DPIs records of freshwater fish to map the distrib...

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NSW in Biological Technology

Time Clocks Technology Catches Up With Crooks

...s is automatically restricted. What's more - the boss can see where you are, from anywhere on the web, at anytime! Sydney, nsw (PRWEB) July 24, 2009 -- Technology is putting an end to the cat and mouse game of sneaking in late to work - the mouse is caught at the door, in the ...

Ultrasound Transducer Disinfection in Many Cases Insufficient

...old and new enemy. Healthcare Infection 2008; 13:73-75. World Headquarters Nanosonics Ltd. Unit 24, 566 Gardeners Road Alexandria nsw 2015 Australia http://www.nanosonics.com.au European Headquarters Nanosonics Europe GmbH Falkenried 88, House E 20251 Hambur...

Speciation of Arsenic by LC-ICP-MS

...nd arsenic trioxide were obtained from SPEX CertiPrep (Metuchen, NJ USA). Arsenobetaine (AsB, C5H11AsO2) was obtained from Sigma Aldrich (Castle Hill, nsw Australia). Cacodylic acid (dimethylarsenic acid, DMA) and monosodium acid methane arsonate (MMA) were purchased from Chem Service (West Chester, PA U...
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