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Adults and older Australians lax on vaccinations

Millions of Australian adults are missing out on free vaccinations with a lack of GP consultation part of the problem. A report published in the Medical Journal of Australia on Monday 27 March 2017 found while 9-in-10 children are fully vaccinated, ...

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Scientists closer to anti-ageing drug

Scientists are a step closer to unlocking the mystery of how to reverse the ageing process. They’ve discovered that a natural compound found in fruit and vegetables, including avocado and broccoli, can help repair DNA that’s been damaged by ageing and ...

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Drugs no solution for sciatica pain

People suffering from sciatica nerve pain spreading down their legs aren’t necessarily any better off if they take a commonly prescribed painkiller, a study has found. Researchers from the Sydney-based George Institute for Global Health gave 209 people with moderate-to-severe ...

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Spider venom ‘protects’ brain from stroke

The deadly venom of Australia’s Darling Downs funnel-web spider may one day be used to treat stroke patients. Researchers at the University of Queensland and Monash University have discovered a protein found in the DNA of the spider’s venom can ...

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