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People who live on busy roads are at greater risk of pre-term births.

Counting the ways vehicle emissions (still) make us sick

The body of evidence on the unhealthy effects of traffic pollution is now longer than a stretch limo. Our recent Queensland study found pregnant women exposed to greater levels of traffic pollution had…
The $125m already spent on bowel cancer screening will be wasted if the program isn’t funded in the May Budget. AAP

Saving lives and money: why Australia needs bowel cancer screening

This year 17,000 Australians will be diagnosed with bowel cancer and every week 80 people will die from this disease. Meanwhile Australia’s National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP) has run out of…

Elderly men undergoing unnecessary PSA tests

A study on the use of prostate-specific antigen (PSA)-based prostate cancer screening in the United States found that many…

Immune response discovery

Scientists at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute have isolated a sub-set of the regulatory T-cells that actually determine…

Cervical cancer vaccination confusion

The campaign to promote the Gardasil cervical cancer vaccine failed to educate adolescent girls about the causes of the cancer…

Fertility hope for male cancer survivors

An intricate procedure that finds and carefully removes individual sperm from testicular tissue has made fathers of men who…
Hand held radiation monitors don’t detect inhaled plutonium particles which can lodge in the lung and cause long term damage. AAP

Just in case you missed it, here’s why radiation is a health hazard

The March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan and complicating nuclear crisis throw into sharp focus concerns about exposure to ionising radiation. What is it, how is it harmful, how much is too much? Inside…

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