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  • How lung cancer risk varies among smokers

    30 November 2013 9:32 PM 45

    A tool can help smokers assess their risk of lung cancer, and whether screening for early disease would be worthwhile. Many current and ex-smokers are now interested in the option of helical computed tomography, a scan which can indicate early lung cancer. But this can throw up ‘false positives’ at quite a high rate and those at low risk of cancer may find themselves

  • Butter chicken tops takeaway list for WA, a home delivery state

    30 November 2013 10:04 AM 51

    FANCY some butter chicken? Most West Australians do, with the Indian dish topping our list of orders on a popular takeaway app. Delivery Hero, an app that lets the user place an order at a range of restaurants that do home deliveries, has crunched the numbers on more than 500,000 orders received across Australia this year. West Australians accounted

  • Abbott opens new research centre

    29 November 2013 3:40 AM 35

    Mr Abbott opened the new headquarters of the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) on Friday, which was financed partly by a $200 million grant from the previous Labor government. He acknowledged the provision of the funds by former Prime Minister Julia Gillard but said considering the work that would be done in the new centre

  • Woman, 21, CHOSE to have her leg amputated so she could wear high heels for the first time after being born with a club foot

    29 November 2013 1:39 AM 28

    A young woman who was born with a painful club foot made the drastic decision to have her leg amputated - so she could wear high heels for the first time. Born with her left leg painfully twisted Mariah Serrano, 21, was told by doctors that her condition meant she would never wear high heels or be able to pursue her dream job in fashion

  • Rheumatologists Scarce Outside Big Cities

    28 November 2013 10:46 PM 46

    U.S. rheumatologists tend to gravitate toward metropolitan areas, with many less populous locales having little if any access to specialty rheumatology care, researchers reported. In 2010, 90% of rheumatologists were practicing in metropolitan areas, which were defined as having populations of at least 50,000 centered in an urban core, while 3% were in "micropolitan"

  • Study shows one in four French healthy

    28 November 2013 10:37 PM 34

    Updated: 10:26, Friday November 29, 2013 Despite having one of the best health systems in the world, only one in four people in France is truly healthy, according to a survey that points to mounting levels of stress, obesity and alcohol abuse. The survey, which was carried out by the Axa insurance company, measured the health of French people across

  • Doctors urged to take fractures seriously

    28 November 2013 10:38 AM 44

    People with osteoporosis could be put at risk by medical practices that do not take their fractures seriously, according to Australian scientists. They say most people with osteoporosis who suffer a fracture should be given bone-strengthening drugs. However, this is common practice only for hip and vertebra fractures, say Associate Professor Jackie Center

  • Care agency criticised over handling of autistic teen's death

    28 November 2013 7:22 AM 45

    A Victorian coroner has criticised a care agency over its handling of an autistic boy who drowned while on a day trip in Melbourne four years ago. Felix Hua, 14, drowned in the Yarra River near Fairfield while on an excursion with a respite carer in 2009. His carer, Sri Lankan student Vipula Rajakaruna Mudiyanselage, had walked to the car to get biscuits

  • New campaign to target Aussie travellers

    28 November 2013 12:11 AM 45

    Natalie Hensby was involved in a horrifying accident in 2010 when two speedboats collided near the resort island of Koh Samui on their way to Thailand's legendary Full Moon Party. The then-19-year-old was so badly injured it was thought she wouldn't survive. Ms Hensby had registered her contact details with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

  • Three Qld hospitals identified as having longer wait times for cancer surgery

    27 November 2013 9:30 PM 31

    Three Queensland hospitals have had ailing reviews in a new national report comparing wait times for cancer surgery. The report covered nearly 13,000 planned operations and found over 90 per cent were being treated with 30 days, but found 1,090 patients waited longer than 30 days for surgery. It revealed breast cancer patients had the lowest waits for surgery