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Too many x-rays done on kids, experts warn

Concerns have been raised that too many unnecessary X-rays are being used on infants with common respiratory conditions like bronchiolitis and asthma. Medical experts are calling for a re-think of the procedure's use in children as part of the latest ...

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Internet addiction needs treatment

Internet addiction should be recognised as a disorder needing treatment, experts say. Flinders University senior lecturer in social work, Dr Mubarak Rahamathulla, has conducted research which shows the link between internet addiction and deviant or harmful behaviour on social media. According ...

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Drawing test detects signs of Parkinson’s

A simple drawing test is being hailed by researchers as the first ever tool to diagnose Parkinson’s disease when there are no obvious physical symptoms. A team at RMIT University has developed new diagnostic software that analyses the way people ...

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Tummy fat linked to cancer in older women

Excess fat around the trunk of the body has been linked to an increased risk of cancer in postmenopausal women, according to a study presented at a large international oncology conference. Central obesity -- defined as high ratio of trunk ...

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