Research

Healthcare support needed as dementia prevalence set to double in 30 years

Research from Dementia Australia shows people living with will increase 93 per cent by 2054. With Dementia being the second cause of death in Australia, we look into what can be done to improve the healthcare sector. We spoke with Dr Kaele Stokes, the Executive Director of Services at Dementia Australia, about the importance of …

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Animal welfare groups welcome mice experiments policy

This week, the National Health and Medical Research Council released a policy statement on Forced Swim test and Smoke test in animals, and strongly recommends to stop this research method. Animal welfare advocates like Animal-Free Science Advocacy welcome the policy, but says the Federal government should ban these methods. Image: Image supplied by Animal-Free Science …

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Report exposes startling truth about refugee health

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has just unveiled a game-changing report on the health of refugees and humanitarian entrants in Australia. This report uncovers striking differences in their health experiences compared to other migrants and the wider Australian population. I spoke Vanessa D’Souza, AIHW spokesperson to It’s a crucial step towards ensuring …

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Largest ever genetic study conducted on Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a brain disorder that causes recurring, unprovoked seizures affecting over 50 million people worldwide. Now a global team of researchers from the International League Against Epilepsy have conducted the largest ever genetic study of epilepsy which could inform developments of new treatments. So what are the significance of these new findings? Image: Image …

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Researcher aims to develop new models of drug testing against cancer

Osteosarcoma is a prevalent form of cancer that usually begins development in the osteoblast cells that form bone. While individuals of all ages can be affected by osteosarcoma, it predominantly appears in children and adolescents during their growth phase. Over the last four decades, this and many other types of cancers have been investigated using …

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Young people in the ACT the focus of online gambling study

Young people are thought to be particularly susceptible to problem betting and gambling, and this is the focus for Australian researchers in a new study.   Researchers from the Australian National University (ANU) aim to enhance understanding of online betting and gambling habits involving young adults in the Australian Capital Territory.  The study hopes to understand …

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