Tag Archives: cancer

Heat-not-burn is smoke and mirrors

Heated tobacco devices, vaping and traditional cigarettes are all toxic to human lung cells, says a new study.[1] The study, led by Dr Pawan Sharma, a researcher at the University of Technology Sydney and the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, Sydney, suggests the new heat-not-burn devices that heat solid tobacco …

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Breakthrough on cholesterol

A protein that transports cholesterol inside cells has been identified and could be the key to developing drugs that boost ‘good cholesterol’. Scientists at UNSW Sydney made the breakthrough discovery. Until now, drugs including statins – the most prescribed and profitable class of drugs in history – have targeted ‘bad …

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Atlas: too much, too little, too soon

Healthcare use in four clinical areas is widely varied across Australia with patterns of medicine use also showing disparity. <itals>The Third Australian Atlas of Healthcare Variation Report<itals> has highlighted medicine use for common groups of medicines in Australia as cause for concern – in particular, overuse of antibiotics in children …

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Guild finds synergy with palliative care

Palliative Care Australia (PCA) and The Pharmacy Guild of Australia (Guild) have committed to work together to facilitate better outcomes for people receiving palliative care and their families and carers. A memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed today outlining the following objectives: To share knowledge, skills and resources in the …

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Atlas: Too much, too little, too soon

Healthcare use in four clinical areas is widely varied across Australia with patterns of medicine use also showing disparity. The Third Australian Atlas of Healthcare Variation Report has highlighted medicine use for common groups of medicines in Australia as cause for concern – in particular, overuse of antibiotics in children and …

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Mesothelioma hotspot

Survival rates for mesothelioma remain very poor, with Australia having one of the highest rates in the world, and Western Australia being the hot spot in the country. With 710 Australians  diagnosed with mesothelioma last year,  cancer experts are meeting in Perth this week to discuss the latest evidence at …

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