Category Archives: health and medical

The war on undernutrition: Why supplements may be the superweapon we’ve been looking for.

Approximately 3 million children die every year due to malnutrition. The prevalence of this startling statistic remains one of the greatest failings of modern society. Nevertheless, new research suggests that we may have a secret weapon; an ace up our … Continue reading

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Gene editing in cancer treatment.

Everything is a fad, until it changes an industry. TV was a fad, but then it killed the radio star. The internet was a toy for nerds, now it runs the world. Even the car was originally a gimmick, but … Continue reading

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Live fast, stay young…NAD+ do it well

Forget Botox, THIS is the all-natural, scientifically tested product that you need to get that youthful glow this season. We get wrinkles when our bodies are no longer able to produce collagen and elastin in our cells, which gives the … Continue reading

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How CRISPR-Cas9 Could Cure Cancer

Cancer, a plague on humanity. Chances are you’ve seen someone close to you taken by this horrific disease. Now, there may just be a way to cure it. The Costs of Cancer In 2014, Cancer killed more than 44,000 people in … Continue reading

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Cancer conspiracies: Research to make you jelly

We’ve all heard the conspiracy – pharmaceutical companies are keeping a cure for cancer under wraps because treating cancer is more profitable. Now, I don’t tend to make a habit of sticking up for big business, but there are a … Continue reading

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The Miracle of the Mind: Treating Major Depression with Computers is a Reality

Two blue bars lie horizontal on the computer screen. There is also a dot. It flickers erratically. If you concentrate hard enough, it slows down and lies in between the two lines. That’s the goal. Keep thinking of a happy … Continue reading

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Altering viral genes for safer, higher efficacy immunisation

Immunisation remains a globally cost-effective method for reducing disability, disease and death. But researchers face the constant challenge of increasing both vaccine safety and efficacy. A challenge also seen in parental hesitancy towards child immunisation. New research has found a way to combat … Continue reading

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Eliminating disease or creating super-humans? Three reasons why we should be researching CRISPR

The concept of humankind being able to eliminate world hunger, wipe out genetic disease and direct our own evolution is one confined to the libraries of science-fiction, right? Wrong. A powerful new gene-editing technology called CRISPR-cas9 (simply referred to as … Continue reading

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Eating the world healthy again

We should all know by now that eating fruit and vegetables is good for us. Yet a survey done by CSIRO shows that most Australians aren’t getting anywhere near this. If Australia’s Go for 2&5 campaign isn’t working, hopefully research … Continue reading

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Worming to the Centre of the Earth – Turning Your Core Healthier

Are you fond of gardening? Growing your own vegetables? You might not enjoy any of those activities, but during your childhood you probably enjoyed digging a hole in the ground searching for buried treasure or even to see how deep … Continue reading

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