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  • Mammography market is expected to reach USD 1,920 million by the end of 2021 according to new research report

    27 June 2017 4:03 PM 7

    Screening mammograms involves checking for breast cancer among women who has no signs of the diseases. Diagnostics mammogram is used to check breast cancer after a lump or other symptoms of the disease. It can also be used to evaluate the changes found during a screening mammography. Rising incidences of breast cancer is the primary driving factor for the mammography

  • Elevated Protein Level Increases Blacks' Risk of Kidney Disease

    27 June 2017 1:39 PM 7

    Scientists find enhanced protein level is required to trigger the illness TUESDAY, June 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Black Americans with gene variants that raise their risk of chronic kidney disease don't always develop it, and researchers now think they know why. Fifteen to 20 percent of black Americans have inherited variations of the apolipoprotein

  • Missing canoe owner thought he had been robbed

    27 June 2017 12:16 AM 9

    The owner of a canoe that was found empty at Moreton Bay on Monday, sparking an extensive air and sea search, has been found. The man had loaded the three-metre yellow canoe with fishing rods and fresh bait ready for fishing on Sunday at Macleay Island, and left it on the beach to drop his wife into work. When he returned, the canoe was gone and he thought

  • Hercules Road State School pupil contracts meningococcal disease

    26 June 2017 10:46 PM 17

    UPDATE: A seven-year-old Queensland boy with meningococcal disease is expected to be discharged from hospital later today. The boy is in Year 2 at Hercules Rd State School, at Kippa-Ring, north of Brisbane. Metro North Public Health Unit advised the school principal on Monday and parents had been notified. Dr James Smith, from Metro North Health Unit, said while

  • Spa link to Melbourne legionnaires’ disease outbreak

    24 June 2017 8:25 AM 48

    THERE are fears of a possible legionnaires outbreak as health authorities warn of two people hospitalised with the disease. Both people infected with the disease reported a gym in Frankston and used its spa facilities in the lead up to their diagnosis, sparking warnings for people in the area to be on high alert. The Department of Health & Human Services

  • Saudi Arabia thwarts mosque attack in Mecca

    24 June 2017 6:08 AM 12

    Riyadh: Saudi security forces said they have foiled a suicide attack on the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, cornering the would-be attacker in an apartment, where he blew himself up. In a statement read on state television, the Interior Ministry said three cells had planned the attack on worshippers and security forces at the holiest site in Islam

  • Auction Watch: Blink-and-you’ll-miss-it sale in the Woden suburb of Pearce

    24 June 2017 6:08 AM 11

    They say it takes two to tango – and a couple of bidders is all you need for a lively auction too. The modern, mid-century house beneath Mount Taylor attracted close to 80 groups through its doors in the lead up to the auction. Two committed parties registered to bid on the home, sparking a tight tussle for the 1027-square-metre property. A strong opening

  • CPA chief Alex Malley sacked, will walk away with $4.9m

    23 June 2017 10:29 PM 14

    CPA Australia has announced it has terminated the contract of chief executive Alex Malley. The accounting organisation has been plagued with controversy this year, with Mr Malley accused of workplace bullying and his $1.8m annual pay packet coming under heavy scrutiny. Over half the CPA board has resigned over the past month while last week, the company

  • Coconut oil has more ‘bad’ fat than butter

    21 June 2017 10:33 PM 63

    Coconut oil raises ‘bad’ cholesterol in the same way as other foods high in saturated fats like butter and beef, according to the American Heart Association. Indeed, butter and beef drippings have less saturated fat that raise levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL), the bad kind of cholesterol that can build up in blood vessels and lead to clots and heart

  • Symposium to navigate medical cannabis

    21 June 2017 10:01 PM 10

    Health professionals and experts will gather in Melbourne to discuss medical cannabis as the industry moves to position Australia as a world leader in its production. Medicinal cannabis is now legal in Australia but patient access is still very difficult - and rightly so, according to health leaders, because of a lack of evidence regarding its efficacy