According to a research team at Monash University in Victoria, medical schools should give some kind of priority to students wanting to pursue a medical degree who come from rural areas. The researchers stated that these students were more likely to become doctors in the rural areas in which they grew up, and currently rural areas are facing shortages in their medical workforce.
According to the Health Department of Western Australia, the mosquito warning has been upgraded because Murray Valley encephalitis and Kunjin viruses have been detected in Gascoyne, Kimberley and Pilbara. Although there have been no recorded human infections as of yet, severe illness or death could result, so health authorities are warning people to take proper precautions.
A study done at nine different schools in the Sydney metropolitan area published in the Medical Journal of Australia showed that many young girls had high levels of anxiety and fear when they’re offered Gardasil, a vaccine for HPV. “Sometimes this fear was so extreme it bordered on hysteria, with girls crying, screaming and fainting”, said lead researcher Rachel Skinner.
In a research conducted by some American researchers, they have found that metformin; an inexpensive drug for type 2 diabetes, is equally effective with fewer side effects as compared to new and expensive classes of medication used to cure this malignant disease.
Recently, many expensive drugs have been introduced for this disease but metformin has been available for last 15 years and is considered to the best first line option.
The family of an 18-month-old baby who died of a mystery illness on Sunday received an overwhelming public support in their criticism of the hospital that they didn’t inform them about the serious condition of the tot.
Paul Cohen was admitted to the Olivedale Clinic after he suffered from fever and several heart attacks which caused his brain dead.
According to a research conducted by the American National Academy of Sciences, people tend to feel more satisfied and optimistic as they approach middle age and this contentment is at its peak when they reach eighties.