Public health isn’t a standard part of medical school curricula.
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Today's medical students are tomorrow's doctors, and they need to understand public health to better help their patients.
The diabetes self-test: up to 16% of pregnant women are positive.
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It affects nearly one in five women, and half go on to develop type 2 diabetes. It's one of the great intervention opportunities that public health overseers keep ignoring.
Time for a tax?
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Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver’s campaign to introduce a sugar tax on fizzy drinks and snacks has been gaining momentum. Oliver has a history of trying to persuade the British public to eat more healthily…
Don’t add sugar.
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Researchers have found that cutting sugar out of kids' diets can improve their blood pressure, cholesterol readings and other markers of metabolic health.
Do you still need to take that?
As people with chronic conditions age or as their health changes, they sometimes need less medication. So when, should a person's drugs be scaled down?
Representatives of the 12 Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) member countries at a press conference in Atlanta, after a deal was reached.
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Before the last round of negotiations, only a handful of issues remained in the way of concluding the TPP. A potential deal-breaker for Australia was intellectual property protections for biologics.
Diabetes medications can have real benefits but there are still some nagging unknowns about their effects.
Older people are more likely to drop out of the workforce for good when they’re sick than young people.
Economic modelling shows that policies to reduce chronic diseases can have large economic benefits –A$4.5 billion a year for diabetes alone – by reducing health costs and boosting the workforce.
Around the world, tea is the most common drink after water.
Put the kettle on and relax with a cuppa; your brain, heart and waistline will thank you.
Combination drugs are considered an innovation of India's medicines industry but they are not as safe as they should be.
Screening may save lives but it comes with a cost - and sometimes unbearable decisions - that shouldn't be underestimated.
With c-sections becoming so common, it’s time that we started to investigate what that means for child health.
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As more and more babies are delivered by cesarean section, we need to start investigating what that means for their long-term health.
Desk-based office workers should spend at least two hours of their working day standing or moving.
We've known for some time that too much sitting increases your risk of diabetes and heart disease. But until now it's been unclear how much standing during the work day may counter this risk.
Diabetic women are at greater risk of still births, miscarriages and delivery problems.
A British woman has become the first diabetic to give birth naturally using an artificial pancreas.
Death rates from type 1 diabetes in UK males aged 15 to 24 have almost doubled since 2000.
Death rates for young men with type 1 diabetes in the UK have shot past similar figures for Western Europe. Greater focus on adolescents could save lives.
The new chemistry lab – just add water.
Reagent pencils, the Caran d'Ache of the chemical world.
The average 80-gram hot cross bun contains 1,070 kilojoules.
Australians love Easter but it seems we love Easter eggs more, spending more than A$185 million on chocolate over the holiday break.
Back in 2012 the Which? Breakfast Cereal Report identified worryingly high amounts of sugar in 50 of the most popular breakfast cereals. Three years later and a new survey by campaign group Action On Sugar…
Have another go.
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The NHS is 67 years old, on its knees and struggling, and its patients are not doing much better. Launching the Labour Party’s new plans for public health today – it’s an election year after all – the…
About 40% of type 2 diabetics become dependent on injecting themselves with insulin to deal with the surges in blood glucose that occur after meals.
Research published in the journal Nature Medicine on Monday by my team provides hope for a new approach to treating type 2 diabetes. In animal models of the disease, our treatment restores natural control…