One Australian is diagnosed with cancer every four minutes.1 Cancer and its treatment can significantly compromise physical and mental health, and wellbeing.
21 February 2018
Humans value outward appearance highly, but tanning for the purposes of fashion is a relatively new practice. Historically, aesthetes tended to favour paler skin until the post-industrial era.
15 February 2018
Zika virus was first identified 70 years ago but largely flew under the medical radar because the symptoms were generally mild and self-limiting. Then in 2015, an outbreak in Brazil appeared to be accompanied by a spike in Guillain–Barré syndrome.
12 December 2017
Women of reproductive age are a high-risk population for the development of overweight and obesity, and childbearing has a significant influence on weight gain.1
30 November 2017
Up to 20% of children who present to healthcare providers do not have an identifiable physical cause for their symptoms.1
23 November 2017
We’ve long known that the colorectal region of the gut is teeming with micro-organisms. We’ve also known that ‘good’ bacteria in the colon multiply when the diet is high in dietary fibre and starches that have resisted digestion in the small intestine.
13 November 2017
Sleep disorders are common and often unaddressed. One of the barriers to successful management is awareness of the conditions, both at a doctor and patient level.
09 November 2017
Human reproduction is an extremely complex process and genetic mishaps are not uncommon. Prior to fertilisation, 20-24% of all ova have an abnormal number of chromosomes, or aneuploidy.1, 2
sponsored 03 November 2017
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02 November 2017
I recently discovered a new word — heuristic. It comes from an Ancient Greek word meaning ‘find’ or ‘discover’ and describes an approach to problem-solving that employs a practical method that might not be perfect but is good enough for the moment.