Health

  • Fighting dust-mite allergies with fish oil
    Posted in: 2016, SA

    Kids born to mums who’d taken high doses of fish oil in pregnancy were less likely to have some types of allergies, Adelaide researchers have found. The trial, run by the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI), was the largest in the world to look at the effects of Omega-3 – commonly found […]

  • Miniature plumbing fast-tracks drug development
    Posted in: 2016, NSW

    Sydney researcher Lidia Matesic has developed a technique to speed up the development of nuclear medicines allowing hospitals to not only make nuclear medicine in-house, but also tailor-made to the patient. In remote hospitals, this would also allow a larger variety of these pharmaceuticals to be used. “We have some nuclear medicines that work extremely […]

  • Sustainable fuels throw up health concerns
    Posted in: 2012, QLD

    Compounds that affect respiratory health have been found in biodiesel exhausts. This might lead to restrictions on the use of this form of biofuel as an alternative to fossil fuel, according to researchers from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT). “With fossil fuel reserves dwindling, developing renewable alternative fuels is important,” postdoctoral fellow Dr Nicholas […]