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Babyology
Global folate shortage prompts warning for pregnant women to keep up their intakeExpectant mothers are being warned to take extra folic acid to protect their ba
Global folate shortage prompts warning for pregnant women to keep up their intake
Babyology / Posted yesterday
Expectant mothers are being warned to take extra folic acid to protect their babies from birth defects because a worldwide folate shortage has left Australian bakers without enough to put in bread. Under Australian manufacturing regulations, bakers... Read more
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Babyology
More than 20 Aussie couples a month head to US to choose gender of IVF babiesAustralian couples are heading to the land of the free to choose the sex of the
More than 20 Aussie couples a month head to US to choose gender of IVF babies
Babyology / Posted 2 days ago
Australian couples are heading to the land of the free to choose the sex of their baby. More than 20 couples a month are visiting a Californian IVF specialist to select their baby’s gender, with most desperate for a girl. The number of Australians... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Thirty children in three communities affected in NT lead scareThirty children in three communities affected in Northern Territory lead scare
Thirty children in three communities affected in NT lead scare
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 2 days ago
Thirty children in three communities affected in Northern Territory lead scare The Northern Territory Health Department has confirmed 30 children have been found with elevated blood lead levels in three separate locations across remote areas of the... Read more
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Daily Examiner
Fluoridation is imminent for North Coast waterFLUORIDE will be on tap in three new North Coast council areas within the week.
Fluoridation is imminent for North Coast water
Daily Examiner / Posted 2 days ago
FLUORIDE will be on tap in three new North Coast council areas within the week. NSW Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant gave supply authority Rous Water permission on Monday night to switch on four new fluoridation systems covering the region. "I'm... Read more
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Northern Star
Fluoridation is imminent for North Coast waterFLUORIDE will be on tap in three new North Coast council areas within the week.
Fluoridation is imminent for North Coast water
Northern Star / Posted 2 days ago
FLUORIDE will be on tap in three new North Coast council areas within the week. NSW Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant gave supply authority Rous Water permission on Monday night to switch on four new fluoridation systems covering the region. "I'm... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Should parents be allowed to choose their baby's gender?NHMRC considers allowing IVF clinics to let couples choose gender of baby IVF
Should parents be allowed to choose their baby's gender?
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 9 days ago
NHMRC considers allowing IVF clinics to let couples choose gender of baby IVF clinics could soon let prospective parents choose the gender of their baby, as the National Health and Medical Research Council considers allowing the choice. Currently... Read more
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Adelaide Now
Daily fish oil may be key to full-term birthsFISH oil won’t make your unborn child smarter, but it might cook them a bit lon
Daily fish oil may be key to full-term births
Adelaide Now / Posted 13 days ago
FISH oil won’t make your unborn child smarter, but it might cook them a bit longer. While exploring a theory that fish oil might aid brain development in the foetus, South Australian researchers have stumbled upon a breakthrough indicating that a... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Bowel cancer research drastically underfunded, doctors sayBowel cancer research drastically underfunded compared with other cancers, doct
Bowel cancer research drastically underfunded, doctors say
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 13 days ago
Bowel cancer research drastically underfunded compared with other cancers, doctors say Photo: The NHMRC said it had simply received significantly less applications for research on bowel cancer. Doctors who treat bowel cancer say the disease is... Read more
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UB Reporter - Buffalo University
Brain equation: Subtract protein, generate myelin-making cellsTiming is everything. That’s the conclusion of UB scientists after deleting fr
Brain equation: Subtract protein, generate myelin-making cells
UB Reporter - Buffalo University / Posted 13 days ago
Timing is everything. That’s the conclusion of UB scientists after deleting from the adult brain a protein necessary for early development. They found that this deletion actually fosters the growth of cells that generate myelin, the important... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
Calling time on teenage booze abuseThe growing number of underage children and teenagers drinking excessive quanti
Calling time on teenage booze abuse
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 14 days ago
The growing number of underage children and teenagers drinking excessive quantities of alcohol is becoming a scourge on our society. The growing number of underage children and teenagers drinking excessive quantities of alcohol is becoming a scourge... Read more
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Western Advocate
One drink a day increases a woman's risk of breast cancer: studyOne alcoholic drink a day is enough to increase a woman's risk of breast cancer
One drink a day increases a woman's risk of breast cancer: study
Western Advocate / Posted 14 days ago
One alcoholic drink a day is enough to increase a woman's risk of breast cancer, according to new research that challenges Australia's current drinking guidelines. One glass of wine a day is enough to increase a woman's risk of breast cancer,... Read more
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Daily Examiner
New research to benefit Aboriginal mums and kidsTHE innovative work of Professor Lesley Barclay, director of Lismore's Universi
New research to benefit Aboriginal mums and kids
Daily Examiner / Posted 14 days ago
THE innovative work of Professor Lesley Barclay, director of Lismore's University Centre for Rural Health, will benefit an untold number of indigenous mums and kids in coming years. Prof Barclay and her team's work, involving five years of extensive... Read more
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Northern Star
New research to benefit Aboriginal mums and kidsTHE innovative work of Professor Lesley Barclay, director of Lismore's Universi
New research to benefit Aboriginal mums and kids
Northern Star / Posted 14 days ago
THE innovative work of Professor Lesley Barclay, director of Lismore's University Centre for Rural Health, will benefit an untold number of indigenous mums and kids in coming years. Prof Barclay and her team's work, involving five years of extensive... Read more
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International Business Times
Hot chilli peppers hold potential breakthrough in treatment for obesity Scientists have discovered that eating hot chillies may help put a halt to over
Hot chilli peppers hold potential breakthrough in treatment for obesity
International Business Times / Posted 15 days ago
Scientists have discovered that eating hot chillies may help put a halt to overeating by creating a sense of fullness, in research that could prove to be a breakthrough on treating obesity. Researchers from the University of Adelaide, Australia, say... Read more
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The Border Mail
Free program gives children with disabilities a better chance of success at schoolResearch projects have repeatedly shown glaring gaps in support for parents and
Free program gives children with disabilities a better chance of success at school
The Border Mail / Posted 15 days ago
Research projects have repeatedly shown glaring gaps in support for parents and teachers of kids with disabilities. An ambitious new program aims to fill that gap by taking expertise to the people who need it most. Charlene Levitan was determined... Read more
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Brisbane Times
One drink a day increases a woman's risk of cancerOne glass of wine a day is enough to increase a woman's risk of breast cancer,
One drink a day increases a woman's risk of cancer
Brisbane Times / Posted 15 days ago
One glass of wine a day is enough to increase a woman's risk of breast cancer, according to new research. Photo: Supplied One alcoholic drink a day is enough to increase a woman's risk of breast cancer, according to new research that challenges... Read more
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WA Today
One drink a day increases a woman's risk of cancerOne glass of wine a day is enough to increase a woman's risk of breast cancer,
One drink a day increases a woman's risk of cancer
WA Today / Posted 15 days ago
One glass of wine a day is enough to increase a woman's risk of breast cancer, according to new research. Photo: Supplied One alcoholic drink a day is enough to increase a woman's risk of breast cancer, according to new research that challenges... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Massage therapists eye off share of research fundMassage therapists eye off share of Government's $20 billion Medical Research F
Massage therapists eye off share of research fund
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 15 days ago
Massage therapists eye off share of Government's $20 billion Medical Research Future Fund Massage therapists are after what they consider a fair share of the Federal Government's planned $20 billion Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF). With 3.65... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
Free program gives children with disabilities a better chance of success at schoolResearch projects have repeatedly shown glaring gaps in support for parents and
Free program gives children with disabilities a better chance of success at school
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 15 days ago
Research projects have repeatedly shown glaring gaps in support for parents and teachers of kids with disabilities. An ambitious new program aims to fill that gap by taking expertise to the people who need it most. Charlene Levitan was determined... Read more
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Northern Daily Leader
Free program gives children with disabilities a better chance of success at schoolResearch projects have repeatedly shown glaring gaps in support for parents and
Free program gives children with disabilities a better chance of success at school
Northern Daily Leader / Posted 15 days ago
Research projects have repeatedly shown glaring gaps in support for parents and teachers of kids with disabilities. An ambitious new program aims to fill that gap by taking expertise to the people who need it most. Charlene Levitan was determined... Read more
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The Young Witness
Free program gives children with disabilities a better chance of success at schoolResearch projects have repeatedly shown glaring gaps in support for parents and
Free program gives children with disabilities a better chance of success at school
The Young Witness / Posted 15 days ago
Research projects have repeatedly shown glaring gaps in support for parents and teachers of kids with disabilities. An ambitious new program aims to fill that gap by taking expertise to the people who need it most. Charlene Levitan was determined... Read more
20 related stories
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Western Advocate
Free program gives children with disabilities a better chance of success at schoolResearch projects have repeatedly shown glaring gaps in support for parents and
Free program gives children with disabilities a better chance of success at school
Western Advocate / Posted 15 days ago
Research projects have repeatedly shown glaring gaps in support for parents and teachers of kids with disabilities. An ambitious new program aims to fill that gap by taking expertise to the people who need it most. Charlene Levitan was determined... Read more
20 related stories
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Daily Liberal
Free program gives children with disabilities a better chance of success at schoolResearch projects have repeatedly shown glaring gaps in support for parents and
Free program gives children with disabilities a better chance of success at school
Daily Liberal / Posted 15 days ago
Research projects have repeatedly shown glaring gaps in support for parents and teachers of kids with disabilities. An ambitious new program aims to fill that gap by taking expertise to the people who need it most. Charlene Levitan was determined... Read more
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The Hindu
Eat hot chillies daily to stay fitCapsaicin, found in chillies, may prevent overeating through an action on nerve
Eat hot chillies daily to stay fit
The Hindu / Posted 15 days ago
Capsaicin, found in chillies, may prevent overeating through an action on nerves in the stomach. Here's a cool way to stay fit: Eat red hot chillies. According to a study, eating of hot chillies can prevent overeating via an action on nerves in the... Read more
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New Kerala
Eat hot chillies daily to stay in shape If you love to include chillies in your diet, you have another healthy reason
Eat hot chillies daily to stay in shape
New Kerala / Posted 15 days ago
If you love to include chillies in your diet, you have another healthy reason to do so. According to a study, consumption of hot chillies can prevent overeating via an action on nerves in the stomach, thus... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
Hot chilli may be the key to lose weight, say Adelaide University researchersUniversity of Adelaide researchers have discovered a high-fat diet may impair i
Hot chilli may be the key to lose weight, say Adelaide University researchers
News-Medical-Net / Posted 15 days ago
University of Adelaide researchers have discovered a high-fat diet may impair important receptors located in the stomach that signal fullness. Published today in the journal PLOS ONE, researchers from the University's Centre for Nutrition and... Read more
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The Age
One drink a day increases a woman's risk of cancerOne glass of wine a day is enough to increase a woman's risk of breast cancer,
One drink a day increases a woman's risk of cancer
The Age / Posted 15 days ago
One glass of wine a day is enough to increase a woman's risk of breast cancer, according to new research. Photo: Supplied One alcoholic drink a day is enough to increase a woman's risk of breast cancer, according to new research that challenges... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
One drink a day ‘causes cancer’One alcoholic drink a day causes cancer, Harvard study claims | DailyTelegraph
One drink a day ‘causes cancer’
Daily Telegraph / Posted 15 days ago
One alcoholic drink a day causes cancer, Harvard study claims | DailyTelegraph SearchUse keywords to search content on QuestNews website SearchUse keywords to search content on QuestNews website Dangerous drop ... Just one drink of alcohol a day... Read more
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Northern Daily Leader
One drink a day increases a woman's risk of breast cancer: studyOne alcoholic drink a day is enough to increase a woman's risk of breast cancer
One drink a day increases a woman's risk of breast cancer: study
Northern Daily Leader / Posted 15 days ago
One alcoholic drink a day is enough to increase a woman's risk of breast cancer, according to new research that challenges Australia's current drinking guidelines. One alcoholic drink a day is enough to increase a woman's risk of breast cancer,... Read more
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The Young Witness
One drink a day increases a woman's risk of breast cancer: studyOne alcoholic drink a day is enough to increase a woman's risk of breast cancer
One drink a day increases a woman's risk of breast cancer: study
The Young Witness / Posted 15 days ago
One alcoholic drink a day is enough to increase a woman's risk of breast cancer, according to new research that challenges Australia's current drinking guidelines. One alcoholic drink a day is enough to increase a woman's risk of breast cancer,... Read more
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Western Advocate
One drink a day increases a woman's risk of breast cancer: studyOne alcoholic drink a day is enough to increase a woman's risk of breast cancer
One drink a day increases a woman's risk of breast cancer: study
Western Advocate / Posted 15 days ago
One alcoholic drink a day is enough to increase a woman's risk of breast cancer, according to new research that challenges Australia's current drinking guidelines. One alcoholic drink a day is enough to increase a woman's risk of breast cancer,... Read more
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Kiama Independent
One drink a day increases a woman's risk of breast cancer: studyOne alcoholic drink a day is enough to increase a woman's risk of breast cancer
One drink a day increases a woman's risk of breast cancer: study
Kiama Independent / Posted 15 days ago
One alcoholic drink a day is enough to increase a woman's risk of breast cancer, according to new research that challenges Australia's current drinking guidelines. One alcoholic drink a day is enough to increase a woman's risk of breast cancer,... Read more
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Manning River Times
One drink a day increases a woman's risk of breast cancer: studyOne alcoholic drink a day is enough to increase a woman's risk of breast cancer
One drink a day increases a woman's risk of breast cancer: study
Manning River Times / Posted 15 days ago
One alcoholic drink a day is enough to increase a woman's risk of breast cancer, according to new research that challenges Australia's current drinking guidelines. One alcoholic drink a day is enough to increase a woman's risk of breast cancer,... Read more
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Goondiwindi Argus
One drink a day increases a woman's risk of breast cancer: studyOne alcoholic drink a day is enough to increase a woman's risk of breast cancer
One drink a day increases a woman's risk of breast cancer: study
Goondiwindi Argus / Posted 15 days ago
One alcoholic drink a day is enough to increase a woman's risk of breast cancer, according to new research that challenges Australia's current drinking guidelines. One alcoholic drink a day is enough to increase a woman's risk of breast cancer,... Read more
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Herald Sun
Booze causes cancer and it only takes one drink a day: studyJUST one alcoholic drink a day can increase a woman’s chance of getting cancer
Booze causes cancer and it only takes one drink a day: study
Herald Sun / Posted 15 days ago
JUST one alcoholic drink a day can increase a woman’s chance of getting cancer says an alarming new study. The finding challenges healthy drinking guidelines set by our National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) that allow two drinks a... Read more
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The North West Star
One drink a day increases a woman's risk of breast cancer: studyOne alcoholic drink a day is enough to increase a woman's risk of breast cancer
One drink a day increases a woman's risk of breast cancer: study
The North West Star / Posted 15 days ago
One alcoholic drink a day is enough to increase a woman's risk of breast cancer, according to new research that challenges Australia's current drinking guidelines. One alcoholic drink a day is enough to increase a woman's risk of breast cancer,... Read more
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Daily Liberal
One drink a day increases a woman's risk of breast cancer: studyOne alcoholic drink a day is enough to increase a woman's risk of breast cancer
One drink a day increases a woman's risk of breast cancer: study
Daily Liberal / Posted 15 days ago
One alcoholic drink a day is enough to increase a woman's risk of breast cancer, according to new research that challenges Australia's current drinking guidelines. One alcoholic drink a day is enough to increase a woman's risk of breast cancer,... Read more
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The Border Mail
One drink a day increases a woman's risk of breast cancer: studyOne alcoholic drink a day is enough to increase a woman's risk of breast cancer
One drink a day increases a woman's risk of breast cancer: study
The Border Mail / Posted 15 days ago
One alcoholic drink a day is enough to increase a woman's risk of breast cancer, according to new research that challenges Australia's current drinking guidelines. One alcoholic drink a day is enough to increase a woman's risk of breast cancer,... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
One drink a day increases a woman's risk of breast cancer: studyOne alcoholic drink a day is enough to increase a woman's risk of breast cancer
One drink a day increases a woman's risk of breast cancer: study
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 15 days ago
One alcoholic drink a day is enough to increase a woman's risk of breast cancer, according to new research that challenges Australia's current drinking guidelines. One alcoholic drink a day is enough to increase a woman's risk of breast cancer,... Read more
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The Courier
One drink a day increases a woman's risk of breast cancer: studyOne alcoholic drink a day is enough to increase a woman's risk of breast cancer
One drink a day increases a woman's risk of breast cancer: study
The Courier / Posted 15 days ago
One alcoholic drink a day is enough to increase a woman's risk of breast cancer, according to new research that challenges Australia's current drinking guidelines. One alcoholic drink a day is enough to increase a woman's risk of breast cancer,... Read more
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Perth Now
One drink a day ‘causes cancer’Dangerous drop ... Just one drink of alcohol a day increases a woman’s risk of
One drink a day ‘causes cancer’
Perth Now / Posted 15 days ago
Dangerous drop ... Just one drink of alcohol a day increases a woman’s risk of cancer. Picture: Thinkstock JUST one alcoholic drink a day can increase a woman’s chance of getting cancer says an alarming new study. The finding challenges healthy... Read more
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Adelaide Now
One drink a day ‘causes cancer’Dangerous drop ... Just one drink of alcohol a day increases a woman’s risk of
One drink a day ‘causes cancer’
Adelaide Now / Posted 15 days ago
Dangerous drop ... Just one drink of alcohol a day increases a woman’s risk of cancer. Picture: Thinkstock JUST one alcoholic drink a day can increase a woman’s chance of getting cancer says an alarming new study. The finding challenges healthy... Read more
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The Courier Mail
One drink a day ‘causes cancer’Dangerous drop ... Just one drink of alcohol a day increases a woman’s risk of
One drink a day ‘causes cancer’
The Courier Mail / Posted 15 days ago
Dangerous drop ... Just one drink of alcohol a day increases a woman’s risk of cancer. Picture: Thinkstock JUST one alcoholic drink a day can increase a woman’s chance of getting cancer says an alarming new study. The finding challenges healthy... Read more
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Literary Minded
Alcohol and pregnancy: mixed messages undermining abstinence advice. –The complexities for public health messaging around women drinking during pregn
Alcohol and pregnancy: mixed messages undermining abstinence advice. –
Literary Minded / Posted 16 days ago
The complexities for public health messaging around women drinking during pregnancy have been highlighted by new research undertaken at the University of Canberra’s News and Media Research Centre. The study found that women are receiving, and... Read more
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Sky News Australia
$20b medical fund passes SenateThe Abbott government's $20 billion medical research future fund has cleared th
$20b medical fund passes Senate
Sky News Australia / Posted 22 days ago
The Abbott government's $20 billion medical research future fund has cleared the Senate despite concerns about the potential for its funding decisions being politicised. The government says the fund will be the largest of its kind in the world,... Read more
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Herald Sun
$20b medical fund passes SenateTHE Abbott government's $20 billion medical research future fund has cleared th
$20b medical fund passes Senate
Herald Sun / Posted 22 days ago
THE Abbott government's $20 billion medical research future fund has cleared the Senate despite concerns about the potential for its funding decisions being politicised. THE government says the fund will be the largest of its kind in the world,... Read more
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News.com.au
$20b medical fund passes Senatebreaking news THE Abbott government's $20 billion medical research future fu
$20b medical fund passes Senate
News.com.au / Posted 22 days ago
breaking news THE Abbott government's $20 billion medical research future fund has cleared the Senate despite concerns about the potential for its funding decisions being politicised. THE government says the fund... Read more
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Perth Now
$20b medical fund passes SenateTHE Abbott government's $20 billion medical research future fund has cleared th
$20b medical fund passes Senate
Perth Now / Posted 22 days ago
THE Abbott government's $20 billion medical research future fund has cleared the Senate despite concerns about the potential for its funding decisions being politicised. THE government says the fund will be the largest of its kind in the world,... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
Link between MND, dementia exploredIllawarra scientists will use a $1.65 million government grant to search for th
Link between MND, dementia explored
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 23 days ago
Illawarra scientists will use a $1.65 million government grant to search for the "origins of dementia". In the genes: Dr Justin Yerbury and Dr Lezanne Ooi are investigating a link between dementia and motor neurone disease. Picture: PAUL... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
Griffith research aims to combat tooth decay problems in Australian childrenTooth decay in children is a major problem across Australia, especially so in r
Griffith research aims to combat tooth decay problems in Australian children
News-Medical-Net / Posted 23 days ago
Tooth decay in children is a major problem across Australia, especially so in rural, remote and Indigenous communities. Children in the Northern Peninsula Area (NPA) have a particular problem partly because the plant to add fluoride to the water... Read more
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