medical journal of australia

Exercising beneficial for the obese


February 21st, 2012 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 21 (IANS) Exercise is beneficial for you, especially if you are obese or have diabetes, maintain researchers.Daniel Green professor at The University of Western Australia School of Sports ... Read more...

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Teens, stay away from energy drinks


January 19th, 2012 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 19 (IANS) Teenagers hooked on energy drinks or mixing them with alcohol might be subjecting themselves to toxic effects like palpitations and even seizures, says a seven-year study.There ... Read more...

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Adults ‘not losing any sleep’ over computers


December 13th, 2011 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 13 (IANS) The pervasive belief that computers and mobile phones are eating into our sleep has been challenged by researchers.Nicholas Glozier, associate professor of psychological medicine, University of ... Read more...

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Male docs 4 times likelier than female counterparts to misbehave


May 1st, 2011 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 1(ANI): A new study has found that male doctors are four times more likely than their female counterparts to be disciplined for misconduct, and sexual misconduct is the most common ... Read more...

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Forget safe-drinking levels, any amount of alcohol can give you cancer!


May 1st, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, May 1 (ANI): In a shocking new revelation, a new report from the cancer council has warned that any amount of alcohol could give you cancer, regardless of your drinking levels.According ... Read more...

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Painkiller used in hospitals, ambulances linked to hepatitis


April 18th, 2011 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, April 18 (ANI): Doctors have indicated that a painkiller commonly used in hospitals and ambulances may be causing hepatitis, especially in patients who receive multiple doses.Three doctors Kacey O'Rourke, Stuart McMaster ... Read more...

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New superbug behind fatal colon infections


April 3rd, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Syndey, April 3 (IANS) Australia is in the grip of a new superbug that can cause potentially fatal colon infections, researchers said. The first case of an epidemic strain of ... Read more...

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Ibuprofen linked to life-threatening potassium deficiency


March 20th, 2011 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 20 (ANI): Painkillers containing ibuprofen have been linked to a rare condition that can result in potentially fatal potassium deficiency.Renal tubular acidosis (RTA) can lead to dangerously low levels of ... Read more...

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Energy drink linked to psychotic episodes in people with mental illness


February 20th, 2011 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb 20 (ANI): An expert has warned that caffeinated energy drinks may trigger a psychotic episode in people with mental illness.The warning was issued after a 27-year-old schizophrenic Maori man had ... Read more...

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‘Man boobs’ much more common than previously thought: Study


February 20th, 2011 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb 20 (ANI): Man boobs are every man's worst nightmare. And the condition that causes it may be occurring more frequently than previously thought, according to a new study.Researchers from Andrology ... Read more...

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Australia’s thirst for alcohol ‘underestimated’


November 1st, 2010 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 1 (IANS) Australia's "thirst for alcohol" has been "underestimated" in official consumption records for more than a decade, and people worldwide have mistaken the country's drinking behaviour as stable.There was ... Read more...

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Traffic pollution ‘makes childhood asthma worse’


October 31st, 2010 - 3:48 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 31 (ANI): An Australian study has pointed out that traffic pollution, particularly in urban areas, exacerbates asthma in children.The study, conducted by University of Western Australia epidemiologist Gavin Pereira, showed ... Read more...

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Circumcision in boys could cut HIV risk, say experts


September 20th, 2010 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sept 20 (ANI): Experts are supporting the theory that circumcision in boys could cut HIV risk significantly."A wealth of research has shown that the foreskin is the entry point that allows ... Read more...

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Addiction to painkillers causes health problems


September 6th, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Sep 06 (ANI): A new Australian study has indicated that addiction to household painkillers is a serious problem with major health impacts.Misuse of over-the-counter analgesics was the "third-most common category of ... Read more...

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Warning over health risks of addictive painkillers


September 5th, 2010 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Sep 5 (ANI): An Australian study has warned about the dangers of addiction to household painkillers as it leads to serious health problems.The research has detailed the cases of 27 ... Read more...

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Child survivors of cancer remain at risk


September 5th, 2010 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 5 (IANS) Survivors of cancer during childhood remain at risk of developing the disease again, and need to have a "good follow-up health care", Australian scientists have said. Researchers reviewed cases ... Read more...

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Extended drug use damages brain


September 5th, 2010 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 5 (IANS) Use of narcotics like ecstasy, ice and speed for a long time leads to brain damage, a study by Australian doctors has said. Doctors at the Royal Perth Hospital ... Read more...

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Long-term impact of drug use - ‘Brain damage’


September 5th, 2010 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Sep 5 (ANI): A new research on ecstasy, ice and speed users in Australia has uncovered tell-tale signs of brain damage.The study adds to concerns over the long-term impact of drug ... Read more...

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Now, ‘Indian’ superbug hits Australia


August 12th, 2010 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, August 11 (ANI): Experts have revealed that a new bacterial gene resistant to antibiotics has been discovered in at least three Australian patients.This comes after the release of an international study ... Read more...

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Guzzling colleagues mean longer working hours for you: Study


August 2nd, 2010 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, August 2 (ANI): Remember having to fill in for your colleague who drank too much last night and couldn't come to work the next day?A new survey has revealed that ... Read more...

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Alcoholic workers costing Australia $400 mn


August 1st, 2010 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Aug 1 (IANS) Colleagues of heavy drinkers in Australia are being forced to do extra work to cover up for their alcoholic co-workers, and this extra labour is costing the economy ... Read more...

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Erectile dysfunction may lead to heart disease


June 21st, 2010 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, June 21(ANI): Erectile dysfunction may be a major warning indication for heart disease and diabetes, say researchers.An analysis by researchers in Melbourne has revealed that men aged 20 years and ... Read more...

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4 in 5 Oz mothers drink during pregnancy


June 21st, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 21 (ANI): Four out of every five women drink when they are pregnant because they are not sure of health warnings, a research has revealed.The survey analysed the drinking ... Read more...

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Erectile dysfunction a sign of heart disease: Study


June 21st, 2010 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, June 21 (IANS) Men suffering from erectile dysfunction are at greater risk of developing heart disease and diabetes, a new study has said. Australian experts have found that men aged 20 years ... Read more...

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Child sex abuse victims at higher risk of suicide


February 16th, 2010 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 16 (IANS) Children victimised by sexual abuse are at increased risk of suicide and accidental fatal drug overdose later in life, says a new study. Margaret Cutajar, psychologist in forensic behavioural ... Read more...

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Low-carb beer an “insidious health risk”, says health expert


February 14th, 2010 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 14 (ANI): An addiction expert has branded a low-carb beer an "insidious health risk", adding that it does little to prevent a beer gut.Beers like Foster's Pure Blonde and Bluetongue's ... Read more...

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Ripping off Band-Aid slowly causes more pain than removing it quickly


December 14th, 2009 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, December 14 (ANI): It is more painful to slowly rip off a Band-Aid than do it quickly, according to Australian researchers.Experts from James Cook University examined person's pain against slow and ... Read more...

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Doctors least likely to wash hands: Study


October 20th, 2009 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 20 (IANS) Even after a clean hands campaign, less than half of the doctors who participated in an Australian study were found to wash their hands after interacting with potentially ... Read more...

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Multi-drug resistant TB on the rise in Australia


September 20th, 2009 - 4:05 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, September 20 (ANI): Showing that the incidences of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) are on the rise, a report has stressed the need for an overhaul of Australia's TB strategy.Based on a ... Read more...

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Oz study shows more young people in hospital for booze-related issues


August 15th, 2009 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug 15 (ANI): An Australian study has shown that over the last few years there has been an increase in young people being hospitalised for 'alcohol-related problems' and researchers say that ... Read more...

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Dark-skinned veil wearers face vitamin D deficiency


April 19th, 2009 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Apr 19 (ANI): Dark-skinned women who wear veils don't get enough vitamin D, according to a new study.The study, conducted in Sydney's southwestern suburbs, included almost 150 North African migrants who ... Read more...

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Milk supplement reduces falls among elderly


March 24th, 2009 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 24 (IANS) A simple and cheap nutrition supplement can reduce falls amongst the elderly, according to a study. The two-year study was based on 1,200 residents at 20 old age ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Marathoners have elevated levels of protein linked to heart attacks


January 30th, 2009 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 30 (IANS) People running marathons are likely to have elevated levels of a protein linked to heart attacks, though it does not affect them adversely.These findings were reported by Daniel ... Read more...

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Ban on slapping cuts down child homicides


January 7th, 2009 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 7 (IANS) Ban on slapping cuts down child homicides dramatically as borne out by the case of Sweden. Similarly, a ban on smacking at home could prevent deaths arising from ... Read more...

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Baldness doesnt boost Vitamin D levels in men


December 8th, 2008 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 8 (ANI): Theres no sunny side to baldness: when it comes to absorbing vitamin D from the sun, a bald head is of no advantage, says a new study.While ... Read more...

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