June 15, 2017

Babies in paracetamol, asthma probe

New Zealand researchers will carry out a multi-million dollar, world-first study to prove whether there is a link between babies being given paracetamol and the development of asthma. Auckland paediatric emergency medicine specialist at Starship Children’s Hospital Dr Stuart Dalziel has received $4.99 million from the Health Research Council of… Read More

June 14, 2017

Health researchers secure more than $6m in HRC funding

Two health researchers from Massey University’s College of Health have been awarded more than $6 million in the latest round of funding from the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC), targeting occupational disease in New Zealand as well as international alcohol policy and its impact. Five research programmes have… Read More

May 31, 2017

Major advances in macular degeneration research

Some of Australia’s foremost ophthalmic experts gathered for the annual Macular Degeneration Awareness Week Research Symposium in Sydney last week. More than 100 people attended the symposium, which focused on macular degeneration research, specifically recent breakthroughs and potential future discoveries. Macular Disease Foundation Australia (MDFA) patron Ms Ita Buttrose discussed… Read More

May 30, 2017

Millions to tackle antimicrobial resistance “very welcome”

NPS MedicineWise says the announcement of additional funding is much needed considering antibiotic prescribing rates in some areas of practice remain particularly high. Health Minister Greg Hunt has announced the Federal government will invest $5.9 million from the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) into tackling the threat of microorganisms such… Read More

May 30, 2017

Diabetes Mellitus: Epidemiology and Ocular Manifestations

Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is a chronic disease associated with abnormally high levels of glucose in the blood. Besides being a significant cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, diabetes is one of the leading causes of blindness and  visual impairment in the working age group. A person with diabetes has 25… Read More

May 28, 2017

Has cancer finally met its match?

Jamie Morton goes inside the immunotherapy revolution. Let’s not mince words: it’s a barn-storming, breathless revolution.” Professor Graham Le Gros doesn’t mean to come off sounding over the top. It’s just he’s palpably excited about the promise of an area of medical research we hear too little about. Read More

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