Microplastics found in human stools
Pilot study finds plastics in poo samples from eight countries.
Microplastics are all too common in the human gut, if a recent pilot study reflects the bigger picture. In a present...
Drink coffee to reduce rosacea risk
Study reveals link to lower rates of chronic skin condition.
A new study finds that caffeine from coffee is associated with a reduced risk of rosacea – a common chronic skin cond...
Drug-resistant strains of TB are local affairs
TB may have emerged in Europe, but versions arise independently.
European colonisation is responsible for spreading tuberculosis (TB) around the world, new research suggests, but the...
Blood test could see some skip chemo
Trials find liquid biopsies can predict cancer relapse risk.
Cancer patients could avoid unnecessary chemotherapy with a blood test undergoing trials at 40 Australian and New Zea...
Statins have their place, review finds
Potential to treat diseases not supported by evidence.
There is no convincing evidence to support claims that statins can be used to manage non-cardiovascular health condit...
Researchers use Forrest Gump in brain study
Tom Hanks is helping illuminate how we remember things.
Watching the 1994 Tom Hanks movie Forrest Gump may have affected you in strange and unusual ways. British research s...
The next flu pandemic will be modern
Lessons to be learned from the worst ever outbreak 100 years ago.
Medical researchers know more about influenza than they did a century ago, but the devastating global pandemic of 191...
Benefits of gluten-free bonanza undecided
The burgeoning gluten-free food market brings dangers.
The plentiful availability of commercially prepared gluten-free food is a “double-edged sword” for the people it shou...
Low-dose contraceptive protects against cancer
Study finds reduced cancer rates even after contraceptive use.
A Danish study involving almost two million women has found that low-dose oestrogen contraceptive pills are associate...
Gastro outbreak linked to breeder antibiotic use
Touching pet store dogs more dangerous than thought.
An antibiotic resistant gastroenteritis outbreak in America has been linked to the sale of puppies in pet shops, the ...
Virtual autopsies beat real ones
Non-invasive autopsies are more accurate than conventional ones.
Dutch pathologists believe a less invasive approach to autopsies may be more acceptable to families and actually prod...
Researchers listen to their guts
Invention promises new clues for the diagnosis of IBS.
Inspired by acoustic sensing technology devised to pick up the munching sounds of termites, Australian scientists hav...