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Vitamin D could be simple solution for multiple sclerosis

Vitamin D could be simple solution for multiple sclerosis Perth, July 7 : Some neurologists believe that the debilitating forms of multiple sclerosis (MS) could soon come to an end thanks to vitamin D.

A world first clinical trial will investigate the role vitamin D could play in preventing MS.

MSWA chief executive Marcuss Stafford said there was already indicators that vitamin D could play a role in the disease.


Protein shakes ‘partly to blame for baldness’

Protein shakes ‘partly to blame for baldness’Perth, Dec 26 : Protein shakes are partly responsible for increase in baldness as they lead to the production of certain chemicals in the body, which causes or worsens hair loss, a new study has revealed.

WA's only hair transplant surgeon Jennifer Martinick said that she was booked out for more than six months and performing more than 400 procedures annually - up about 30 per cent from a year ago.


Fresh funding to eradicate polio

Fresh funding to eradicate polioPerth, Oct 29 - Significant fresh funding has been announced to help eradicate polio, a disease that afflicts people in four countries -- three of them in the Commonwealth.

India, Pakistan and Nigeria -- apart from Afghanistan, which is not a Commonwealth member -- are the countries where polio is still endemic.


Fat women more likely to have baby girls after IVF treatment

Perth, Oct 21: Overweight women are more likely to have baby girls after IVF treatment, according to a new research.

The study also found that mums with normal weight are more likely to have boys after the treatment.

However, the Western Australian specialists behind the small study, say while the data is `"fascinating'''' they don''t advise prospective parents to change eating habits in the hope of changing their child''s gender.


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