Ranitidine, which works by either neutralising acid or reducing the production of stomach acid, is available in a range of generic and brand name formulations.
Contamination with the chemical NDMA means long-term use of ranitidine may increase a person’s risk of cancer later in life.
Helicobacter pylori normally infect the stomachs of children where they can stay forever, if undetected.
Around 15% of Australians are infected with this these bugs. Undetected, they can cause stomach ulcers and cancer.
Researchers have found Australia’s first confirmed case of tularemia in a ringtail possum.
Tularemia is an animal disease that can be transmitted to humans. While it can be fatal, it is rare in Australia and can be treated with antibiotics.
A parasite wants to live with you, and to do that it needs to convince your body’s immune system to ignore it.
When you’re sick, you want the most effective treatment to help get you back on your feet. But what if that involved bugs? Maggots and leeches have been used for decades and are still supplied to hospitals…