Gut itch to blame for IBS pain

Australian researchers have identified a link between itchy skin and gut pain, caused by identical receptors signalling the nervous system. This is big news for Irritable […]

Fast food leads to slow testosterone

Obese men hoping to sire children beware! Obesity is known to be associated with impaired testicular function, potentially resulting in androgen deficiency and sub-fertility. Now it […]

Autoimmune pioneer crowned emerging innovator

Dr Jing Jing Wang has won the Emerging Innovator category in the 2019 Winnovation Awards, recognising her groundbreaking research that is identifying molecular ‘signatures’ to tackle […]

How Toxoplasma parasite damages the human eye

One third of the world’s population is infected with the Toxoplasma parasite– which causes a common eye infection called ocular toxoplasmosis. Researchers have now shed light […]

Health inequality shows in two-decade SA study

A report card of Adelaide’s ‘working class’ suburbs confirms strong connections between longevity and socioeconomic factors. Preventable cardiovascular disease continues to prematurely claim the majority of […]

Digital health support for mental illness

The first use of the national My Health Record to promote more robust safeguards for self-management of serious mental illness is being rolled out in South […]