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Experts available over the Festive season

Monash University has several experts available for comment on a range of topics relating to the festive season, politics and security; bushfires road safety, gambling and more.

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An aspirin a day of no benefit for fit and healthy elderly, study finds

Low-dose aspirin has no benefit in prolonging a life free of disability, or substantially reducing the risk of having a first heart attack or stroke, study finds.

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Inquiry calls for moratorium on the use of genetics test results for life insurance

Australian Life Insurers will no longer be able to use predictive genetic test results in underwriting, if recommendations tabled yesterday by a Parliamentary Inquiry into Life Insurance are adopted.

Medicine & health
NHMRC centre and ANZMUSC musculoskeletal clinical trial network

Launch of new national network to reverse the burden of musculoskeletal conditions like arthritis

A new centre that aims to redress the inequity in musculoskeletal research opens today in Melbourne.

Medicine & health
Chronic illness and fertility

Plans for children often derailed by chronic illness

More than four million Australian women of childbearing age are living with chronic conditions like diabetes, cystic fibrosis and asthma, with many unaware of the implications their illness has for childbearing.

Medicine & health
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World first study of 1.3 million pregnancies in China warns of a dangerous pollutant that causes pre term births

A world first study into the impact of very fine particulate matter pollution – less than 1 mm (PM1) – on preterm births has been done in more than 1.3 million births in rural and urban areas across China.

Medicine & health
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Women want support managing their weight during pregnancy

Australian women want their healthcare providers to actively advise them about weight management during and after pregnancy, a Monash University study reveals.

Medicine & health

Changing stroke definitions is causing chaos, warns Monash professor

Proposals to change the definitions of stroke and related conditions are causing confusion and chaos in clinical practice and research, a Monash University associate professor has warned.

Medicine & health

Implant-lymphoma link underscores importance of breast device registry

A paper published in the Medical Journal of Australia, involving Monash University researchers, stresses the importance of long-term post market surveillance of breast implants by a clinical quality registry as essential for patient

Medicine & health