Health & Medicine

SOME 5,000 baby boomers in Busselton are taking part in a unique health study examining how they’re likely to cope with old age and how to better treat the diseases affecting them.

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A CLINIC set up to improve rural and remote men’s access to prostate cancer testing and diagnosis has been deemed an overwhelming success.

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A 30-year-old Western Australian man has become the second ever in the world to be diagnosed with a Chlorella wound infection.

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AUSTRALIANS have more traces of flame retardants in their bloodstream than Europeans and Asians but fewer than in North Americans, according to a study by local and international researchers.

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Baby pianoSUGAR is not the cause of hyperactivity in children, nor does classical music make babies smarter but some scientific evidence does exist supporting the popular notions that mobile phones, tight underwear and bike riding really could reduce sperm health.

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pregnant RHDTHIRTY-four hospitals in Western Australia are participating in the nation’s most extensive study into rheumatic heart disease in pregnancy.

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pharmacy-PBSA COLLABORATIVE study has investigated how increases in patient co-payments to medications on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), affects medicine use in different geographical areas.

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vaccine chicknpoxA NATIONAL surveillance study of hospitalised cases with chicken pox before and after the introduction of the freely available varicella vaccine in Australia has reported a drop of almost 70 per cent in cases with complications needing medical attention.

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southwest roadCURTIN University researchers investigate long distance commuting (LDC) in the South West, seeking Busselton and Augusta–Margaret River residents to participate in an online survey that hopes to shed light on the popular working practice.

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vege pregnantHIGH-income earners and breastfeeding women have lower levels of pesticides in their bodies, an Edith Cowan University (ECU) study has revealed.

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