News: health

Tiny tech goes to the heart of disease

Tiny tech

As our leading single cause of disease and death, it would be rare for any Australian not to have been touched by coronary heart disease amongst family or friends.

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Chemotherapy with a side of bacteria, thanks!

gut bacteria

The intense chemotherapy used to destroy blood cancer also damages healthy cells in a person’s body, including those that line the intestines and the bacteria that rely on these cells to survive.

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Battling the complexities of diagnosing Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson's patient with doctor

New research is hoping to create more accurate diagnostic tests to allow earlier intervention.

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Fertile ground

A woman sitting on the edge of a bed, holding her stomach area

The Discovery Pod | Season 2, Episode 10
The female reproductive conditions endometriosis and polycystic ovary syndrome make life incredibly uncomfortable for a huge number of Australian women—up to 9% and 13% respectively. Compounding matters, they’re both notoriously hard to diagnose.

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Hard to swallow

A woman in a grocery isle looking at nutritional guidelines and her phone

The Discovery Pod | Season 2, Episode 6
We all know what we eat has an enormous impact on our health. But do Australia’s standardised dietary guidelines and health star ratings always have our best interests at heart?

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Cancer counsel

Cancer cell 3D render

The Discovery Pod | Season 2, Episode 3
Improvements in breast and prostate cancer screening have played a huge part in reducing the diseases’ mortality rates.

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What people’s beef is with gene editing?

Australian cattle

Gene editing in the beef industry could provide significant new strategies for producing far superior livestock. It could be used to produce cattle that are heathier, more environmentally resilient and allow for higher levels of animal welfare by eliminating the need for painful common procedures.

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Pregnancy and parental health

Baby feet held by hands of two adults

The Discovery Pod | Season 1, Episode 5
The gift of life. How do we build healthy habits today, to give our children the best start in life.

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A return to the wild for better immune health

Community Garden

Revegetating green spaces within cities can improve soil quality and has been linked to human health benefits.

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