Medicine

  • Possible phone-cancer link no cause for alarm

    Cancers rise in rats and mice, but at exposure levels above normal.

    Two comprehensive studies into putative links between mobile phone radiation and cancer, conducted by United States N...

    Medicine February 8, 2018
  • Cancer care quality depends on income

    Tomorrow is World Cancer Day, and the numbers are worrying.

    Poorer Australians with cancer have a 33% lower five-year survival rate than their wealthier counterparts, new data s...

    Medicine February 2, 2018
  • Cancer “vaccine” makes tumours vanish

    A DNA-antibody combination banishes cancer in mouse models.

    A combination of a tiny segment of DNA and a specific antibody injected into a solid tumour has been shown to remove ...

    Medicine February 1, 2018
  • Alzheimer’s blood test developed

    Researchers conclude hunt for effective diagnostic method.

    A combined Australian-Japanese research project has produced a potentially revolutionary blood test for the detection...

    Medicine January 31, 2018
  • Testing robot help for stroke victims

    Researchers are calling for volunteers to trial new therapy.

    Researchers from the School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences at the University of Queensland, Australia, are ...

    Medicine January 31, 2018
  • New blood test can detect different cancers

    Early diagnosis remains the key to reducing cancer deaths.

    A liquid biopsy is far less invasive than a standard biopsy, where a needle is put into a solid tumour to confirm a c...

    Medicine January 19, 2018
  • Which medicines don’t go well with flying?

    Passengers can be at risk with certain medications.

    Some medications increase our risk of blood clots. And so does flying. from www.shutterstock.com Every day, more tha...

    Medicine January 19, 2018
  • Partner Content

    What is a superbug?

    Bacteria immune to the effects of antibiotics are rising.

    A superbug is usually defined as a microorganism that’s resistant to commonly used antibiotics – but not all superbug...

    Medicine November 12, 2017
  • Why mosquitoes don't die of malaria

    Finding out how could help develop new malaria drugs.

    The risk of malaria looms over nearly half the world’s population and kills hundreds of thousands of people each year...

    Medicine January 22, 2017
  • Easy nanosensor test for E. coli contamination

    A combination of magnetic resonance and fluorescence is the key.

    US researchers have unveiled a detector that can pick up diarrhoea-causing bacteria in milk and water in less than an...

    Medicine September 25, 2016
  • Implant takes the fight to the tumour

    A new anti-cancer drug targeting system may reduce side effects of chemotherapy.

    A tiny anti-cancer drug factory right inside a tumour could provide a much safer and more effective way to fight the ...

    Medicine March 10, 2014
  • Grow your own liver

    Researchers have found a way to harness stem cells that could help us replace damaged organs.

    Replacing a diseased organ with a new one seemed on the brink of reality in 1998, when stem cells were first isolated...

    Health August 19, 2013
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