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Fish oil prevents brain damage in mice

Fish oil injection prevents brain damage after a stroke in mice. After inducing a stroke in new-born mice, researchers injected…
Venous thromboembolism is the fifth leading cause of death in Australia. Image from shutterstock.com

Explainer: what is deep vein thrombosis?

Living in Australia, we’re used to flying long distances. So you’ve probably wondered about the risk of developing a deep vein thrombosis. Perhaps you’ve even considered buying some pressure stockings…

Microbubbles may help detect heart disease

Microbubbles could be used as a less invasive method of detecting heart disease or a risk of stroke before they become serious…
There’s a fine balance between the needs of social advertisers to create messages that will grab attention and public standards . Martin Kenny

Drawing the line on fear: balance in advertising standards

Advertisers responsible for getting important messages through to a population swamped with advice and warnings suffer from understandable frustration. So, what does it take to make people take notice…

Clot-busting drug for stroke patients

New research has found better rates of recovery for patients who are administered a clot-busting drug within six hours of…
Approximately 53,000 people are affected by stroke each year, at the cost of $1.3 billion. Axel Bührmann

Getting to the heart of the matter on stroke

A silent killer is stalking many families across Australia, taking victims with little notice while driving a black-hole in the country’s health budget. But a simple pulse check may be enough to detect…
A woman drinks using a robotic arm, something she hasn’t been able to do with her own arms for 15 years. Nature

Brain-controlled robotic arm toasts success with a drink

The world of brain-machine interfacing (BMI) has a new posterchild. A study on people with tetraplegia, published in Nature, has shown participants were able to control a robotic arm and hand over a broad…
Sperm is injected into an egg cell using a microscope at an IVF clinic. EPA/Waltraud Grubitzsch

IVF babies at greater risk of heart problems in later life

Babies born through IVF procedures are at greater risk of developing heart problems, according to research that suggests…
Burgers at Hungry Jack’s in Australia contain more salt than at stores in other countries. AAP/Edwina Scott

Salt levels in Australian fast food ‘well above acceptable’

Fast foods in Australia contain less salt than their equivalent in the US but more than in France and Britain, a comparison…

Facetime app used to diagnose strokes

Facetime, two-way video software on the iPhone 4, can be used to diagnose strokes, according to a new study from Emory University…

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