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Common stroke therapy may help with aphasia

Electrical stimulation therapy may benefit people experiencing aphasia following a stroke, recent research has found. The University of Queensland worked with the Department of Neurology at the Charité University Hospital in Berlin, Germany, to test the benefits of transcranial direct ...

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Children with FASD face anxiety, depression

Children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) face anxiety, depression and delinquency, along with a range of other behavioral problems, a new review of evidence has found. University of Sydney’s professor Elizabeth Elliott, senior author on the study, said the ...

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Next-generation ‘liquid biopsy’ in works

A new technique to identify cancerous organs via a blood test may be available to health professionals in the next few years. The approach, termed plasma DNA tissue mapping, has been likened by researchers to performing a CT scan of the blood. ...

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AHHA calls for pathology payment system revamp

On the back of a Grattan Institute’s report on the cost of pathology testing, the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) has called on the Commonwealth to modernise Australia’s pathology payment system. The report, Blood Money: paying for pathology services, ...

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Population explosion called health threat

Population growth is placing pressure on Australia’s public health, a peak body has warned. On February 16, the Australian Bureau of Statistics announced the nation’s population reached 24 million. Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) chief executive Michael Moore said: “As ...

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