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ABC program may be driving reduced statin use

The ABC’s controversial program reporting that the benefits of reductase inhibitors – better known as statins – for heart disease were grossly overstated led to more than 60,000 Australians ceasing or reducing their use of the drugs, new research has ...

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Researchers draw blood to detect dementia

Proteins in blood may help detect if a person is suffering from dementia a decade before they experience troubling symptoms, scientists say. An American study involving more than 100 people found the level of protein was significantly different for healthy ...

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Study: Chimps can smile like humans

Chimpanzees have the same types of smiles as humans when laughing and do not even need to make a sound to be understood, according to a new study. Researchers from the University of Portsmouth say that chimpanzees' communication is more ...

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Research: Risk culture pervades school playground

Risk anxiety amongst teachers and parents is invading the school playground and could lead to inactivity and boredom, a Charles Darwin University researcher is suggesting in a new report. International Graduate Centre of Education researcher and lecturer Dr Brendon Hyndman ...

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Lomborg searches for think tank host

Bjorn Lomborg has led the search for a home for his taxpayer-funded Australian think tank. The federal government decided more than a year ago it would help Lomborg set up a think tank based on the model used at his ...

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Boozy Facebook posts linked to binge drinking

Facebook posts depicting exaggerated alcohol use could influence the drinking habits for young people, according to new research from the University of Sydney. The study reveals that exaggerated ‘boozy’ Facebook profiles are exacerbating drinking habits in young people, but correcting ...

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Jail time leads to homelessness: research

Jail time and homelessness go hand-in-hand, new research shows. A survey of 1400 Australians who were homeless, or at risk of it, found 42 per cent had been released from prison, juvenile detention or remand within the preceding six months. ...

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