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Australia is in the midst of a record-breaking heatwave – with Western Australia, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, the ACT and NSW all reaching maximum temperatures of 8-12°C above average. Parts of South Australia, Victoria and NSW are expected to reach...
Many women in their mid-to-late forties are quick to accept headaches, irritability and memory loss as an unavoidable part of stressful lives. But new research suggests that they might be suffering from perimenopausal depression – an under-researched condition...
Hypertension is the leading cause of cardiovascular disease, affecting 1.13 billion people worldwide, including six million adult Australians. Research has indicated that a new pharmacological approach to treatment could be imminent,1 following the results of a recent study in mice.2 Despite...
More than 1000 people have completed an online assessment in Australian pharmacies to determine their potential risk of developing glaucoma, and there's a call for more pharmacies to get on board. The Glaucoma Risk Calculator allows users to assess their...
Why patients might ask about beetroot juice as a treatment for heart failure. Beetroot is a staple in pretty much every true Aussie hamburger. However, apart from being deliciously tasty, there is another reason why it might soon become more...
Hypercholesterolaemia not only has a damaging impact on health, but on the economy too. According to a new report from the Heart Foundation, an estimated seven million Australians are living with high cholesterol, which placed a strain on the Australian...
Adults on the autism spectrum are often prescribed psychotropic medication to manage behaviour, despite limited evidence to support this practice, a new report has found. The longitudinal study, which draws on data from The Cooperative Research Centre for Living...
Nanoparticles contained in sunscreen do not penetrate the skin or cause cellular toxicity, a new Australian study published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology has shown. The research, led by the University of Queensland (UQ) and University of South Australia...
Pregabalin-related ambulance attendances have increased 10-fold since 2012, a Victorian study has shown. Published in the Medical Journal of Australia, the retrospective study on the ambulance attendance in Victoria between 2012–17 found that the increase in acute harm associated with...
As the fatal consequences of prescription overdoses have climbed in Australia, a recently published  study from Monash University identified key factors that could indicate a predisposition to persistent opioid use in patients without cancer.   The population-based study examined a...