Medicine

  • Monkeypox outbreak warning issued

    Pandemic fears arise as smallpox relative spreads.

    Labelling it a “concern for global health security”, the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have sou...

    Medicine March 18, 2018
  • Young blood: magic or medicine

    Can transfusions from young people extend your lifespan?

    IN DEPTH: In this longer essay, David Irving and Alison Gould explore our cultural obsession with young blood and whe...

    Medicine March 16, 2018
  • Homeopathy cancer paper withdrawn

    Investigation finds multiple problems.

    A journal paper claiming to show the success of a homeopathic treatment for cancer has been withdrawn by the publishe...

    Health March 13, 2018
  • Stem cancer vax offers strong promise

    In mice, stem cell-derived vaccine works against major cancers.

    A vaccine made from inactivated pluripotent stem cells has been shown to stimulate a strong immune system response ag...

    Medicine February 15, 2018
  • A safer and faster concussion diagnosis

    US authorities approve test that shortens brain imaging queues.

    A blood test designed to dramatically reduce the use of brain imaging for the diagnosis of concussion has been cleare...

    Medicine February 15, 2018
  • Virtual cancers aid researchers

    Biobank brings cell-level detail to cancer study.

    In a world first, three scientists from the University of Newcastle and the Hunter Medical Research Institute, in New...

    Medicine February 11, 2018
  • 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
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