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Research improves diagnosis and treatment of bleeding disorder

A rare bleeding disorder that can lead to life-threatening bleeding episodes is misdiagnosed in 15 per cent of cases according to findings from a new international research project led by a Queen’s professor.
“Correct diagnosis is critical because…

Malnutrition: A skeleton in the health care closet

Many elderly Australians are either admitted to hospital suffering malnutrition, or become malnourished while in hospital, which increases hospital length of stay and health care costs.
In her lead article in the Dietitians Association of Austral…

Researchers bust bat rabies stereotype

Bats tend to have a bad reputation. They sleep all day, party at night, and are commonly thought to be riddled with rabies. A study by University of Calgary researchers has confirmed that bats are not as disease-ridden as the stigma suggests.
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Why do some diabetics escape complications?

“The majority of diabetics will over time develop severe or fatal complications, but 10󈝻 per cent never do. They are the ones we are interested in in the PROLONG study”, explains Valeriya Lyssenko, who along with Peter Nilsson, both from Lun…

Sleep-disordered breathing comes at a heavy cost

“Snoring, sleep apnoea, and obesity-related respiratory difficulties are fairly common disorders that affect a large proportion of the population,” according to Poul Jennum, Professor of Clinical Neurophysiology at the Center for Healthy Ageing at t…

Boy or girl? Australians think we shouldn’t choose

Most Australians do not approve of IVF or abortion for sex-selection purposes, and most do not think a hypothetical blue or pink pill to select the sex of a child should be legal, a new study has found.
The study, led by Dr Rebecca Kippen from th…

Africa can feed itself in a generation: Study

Africa can feed itself. And it can make the transition from hungry importer to self-sufficiency in a single generation.
The startling assertions, in stark contrast with entrenched, gloomy perceptions of the continent, highlight a collection of …

Tobacco: Out of sight, out of mind?

Putting tobacco out of sight in shops can change the attitude of young people to smoking, while not hitting retailers in the pocket, researchers at The University of Nottingham have discovered.
Academics from the University’s UK Centre for Tobacco…

Orangutans count on stats for survival

Orangutans threatened with extinction could be brought back from the brink with help from a Queensland University of Technology (QUT) statistician.
Professor Kerrie Mengersen, from the School of Mathematical Sciences, is part of a study to guide e…

Bring back Robin Hood brand, says study

Shopping was the next most popular answer in the survey, carried out last month by researchers from Nottingham University Business School.
On a scale of zero to 10, Robin scored an average of 8.2 for visitors and 8.6 for locals in terms of the imp…

Emissions from consumption outstrip efficiency savings

Emissions from consumption growth have exceeded carbon savings from efficiency improvements in the global supply chain of products consumed in the UK, according to new research by Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) at the University of York and t…

Cardiac wakeup call for Canadian kids

Montreal − Poor sleep patterns and lack of proper sleep could be threatening thousands of Canadian adolescents with premature heart disease and stroke, warns Heart and Stroke Foundation researcher Dr. Brian McCrindle, a pediatric cardiologist a…