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Pre-clinical trials for suppressing HIV set to begin

Pre-clinical trials for suppressing HIV set to beginBrisbane, April 2 : Pre-clinical trials for permanently suppressing HIV are set to begin at the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, in Brisbane.

Associate Professor David Harrich said that the gene therapy could replace or diminish the need for the constant cocktail of drugs HIV patients currently need to stop HIV from crippling their immune system or developing into AIDS.

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Body’s level of hydration determines how intoxicated you get later at night

Body’s level of hydration determines how intoxicated you get later at nightBrisbane, Dec 3 : People who begin drinking after physically exerting themselves are more likely to undertake risky activities like drink-driving as compared to those who start their alcohol session reasonably hydrated, a new study has found.

Researchers at the Griffith University Health Institute have based their findings on two separate laboratory trials involving groups of 12 and 16 people.

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Cancer research finds two genetic variants

Cancer research finds two genetic variantsBrisbane (Australia), Oct 10 - Scientists have discovered two new genetic variants that increase the risk of melanoma skin cancer.

The variants were discovered in the study of the DNA of more than 2,000 Australians with melanoma and over 4,000 without it. The study was led by Australia's Queensland Institute of Medical Research (QIMR).

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‘Brazilian blowout’ hair straightening process is a health hazard

‘Brazilian blowout’ hair straightening process is a health hazardBrisbane, Feb 12 : Using expensive keratin treatments to transform frizzy, untamed locks into glossy, straight hair may not be a safe option, scientists have indicated.

Late last year, stylists in the US state of Oregon complained of eye irritation, nosebleeds and breathing issues after repeatedly applying Brazilian Blowout, a liquid keratin straightening treatment.

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“Dr. Death” Jayant Patel’s patient ‘knew of operation risks’

Dr. Jayant PatelBrisbane, Apr 20 : The Queensland Supreme Court has been told that a patient who died after being operated by former Indian-origin surgeon Dr. Jayant Patel a. k. a. "Dr. Death" was fully aware of the risk of
death, but knew the procedure was the best option to save his life.

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Heart disease awareness ‘dangerously low’ among Oz women

Heart AttackBrisbane, June 13 : A new survey has revealed that a majority of Australian women are ignorant about their risk of heart disease despite many health warnings and instead worry far more about developing breast cancer.

The survey conducted by Newspoll revealed that awareness about heart disease and causes was ‘dangerously low’.

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