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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. "...

Support not punishment is the key to tackling substance abuse and...

As many as ten to 20 per cent of nurses and nursing students may have substance abuse and addiction problems, but the key to tackling this difficult issue - and protecting public safety - is support and treatment, not punishment. That is the key mes...

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...

Women with false-positive mammograms report high anxiety and reduced quality of...

Doctors are calling for women to receive more information about the pitfalls of breast cancer screening, as well as the benefits, after some women who received false-positive results faced serious anxiety and reduced quality of life for at least a y...

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...

Baby-led weaning is feasible but could cause nutritional problems for minority...

Most babies can reach out for and eat finger food by six to eight months, according to a study in the January issue of Maternal and Child Nutrition. However baby-led weaning - which advocates babies feeding themselves solid foods, rather than b...

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...

Children who don’t like fruit and vegetables are 13 times more...

Primary school children who don't like eating fruit and vegetables are 13 times more likely to develop functional constipation than children who do, according to a study in the December issue of the Journal of Clinical Nursing. Drinking less than 40...

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