Health & Medicine
INTENSIVE Care Unit (ICU) staff at Royal Perth Hospital have partnered with Curtin University and UWA researchers to develop targeted interventions that improve enteral feeding practices and reduce malnourishment in ICU patients.
WA RESEARCHERS say the inclusion of non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) into the current Down syndrome screening program would increase detection rates, reduce invasive diagnostic testing and as a result fewer unaffected foetuses would be lost.
AN INVESTIGATION into the association between IVF treatment and melanoma found women who had IVF treatment and gave birth to one or two children had an increased rate of invasive melanoma compared with those who did not have children.
SURPRISING results of a study on dehydration and athletic performance will encourage greater analysis of the subject among the science community, according to researchers involved.
BEING sociable and exercising your mind and body can significantly slow down the progression of Huntington’s disease for those who are beginning to show symptoms according to a world-first study by Western Australian researchers.
INSULIN pumps that can respond to blood glucose concentration can reduce the rate of severe hypoglycaemia (low blood glucose) in type 1 diabetics, according to the results of a recent trial.
POPULATIONS in China’s north-west have been the focus of research which investigated risk factors for oesophageal cancer.
A NATIONAL research collaboration has shown for the first time, that children with birth defects and impaired growth during pregnancy appear most at risk of cerebral palsy (CP).
A WORLD-first clinical trial being conducted in WA is exploring whether testosterone and fish oil may prove to be the key in preventing or postponing Alzheimer’s disease.