Category: Health

3D printing helps prepare surgeons

3D printing helps prepare surgeons

3D printing Stratasys is developing 3D replicas of patients’ vascular systems to help surgeons plan and practice operations. The company...

Pfizer-Allergan $US160 billion merger to create the world’s biggest drug company

Pfizer-Allergan $US160 billion merger to create the world’s biggest drug company

United States pharmaceutical company Pfizer has announced plans to join up with Irish-based company Allergan in a deal worth $US160 billion...

Qantas teams up with NIB health insurance

Qantas teams up with NIB health insurance

Qantas has joined forces with NIB to offer health insurance products tied in with the carrier’s frequent flyer program. Qantas chief...

Zuckerberg to take paternity leave

Zuckerberg to take paternity leave

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is taking two months paternity leave. Naturally, Zuckerberg announced the news on Facebook. “This is a...

Australians paying too much for health insurance Sussan Ley

Australians paying too much for health insurance: Sussan Ley

The government has launched an online survey of consumers’ expectations of health insurance in response to half a million people...

Cancer busting liposomes

Cancer busting liposomes

Researchers at the University of Manchester have developed liposomes – tiny bubbles made out of the same material as cell membranes –...

ACCC targets health insurers

ACCC targets health insurers

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has found that the health insurance industry is just too complex for ordinary people....

Type 2 diabetes Australia

Type 2 diabetes growing

Increasing a person’s risk of heart attack, stroke, blindness and kidney failure, diabetes is a serious condition affecting more and more...

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Homeopathy Plus penalised for whooping cough vaccine claims

The Federal Court yesterday ordered Homeopathy Plus! Pty Ltd (Homeopathy Plus) to pay penalties of $115,000 and its director, Ms Frances...

Editing genes

Boosting lifespan by editing genes

Scientists have found a way to extend life by decades – switch off certain genes. In the 10 year study published in the journal Cell...