chronic disease

Early intervention may minimise later lung problems
Early intervention may minimise later lung problems (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A major study has found that controlling asthma through appropriate monitoring and medication is among several variables that can affect whether someone develops chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in later life. The University of Melbourne-led study, published in The Lancet ... Read More »

Plans for children often derailed by chronic illness
Plans for children often derailed by chronic illness (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

More than four million Australian women of childbearing age are living with chronic conditions like diabetes, cystic fibrosis and asthma, and many are not aware of the implications their illness has for childbearing, according to new research. Around 1,500 women ... Read More »

Insufficient sleep in early childhood may lead to cognitive, behavioural problems in later years
Insufficient sleep in early childhood may lead to cognitive, behavioural problems in later years (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A study led by a Massachusetts General Hospital paediatrician finds that children ages 3 to 7 who don’t get enough sleep are more likely to have problems with attention, emotional control and peer relationships in mid-childhood.  Reported online in the ... Read More »

Predicting premmies: one simple test to revolutionise childbirth in Australia
Predicting premmies: one simple test to revolutionise childbirth in Australia (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A simple bedside test for pregnant women to accurately predict early labour is under development at the University of Melbourne. Researchers are working towards the affordable, painless and reliable test, that could be taken at 24-weeks pregnant, giving doctors a ... Read More »

Obese preschoolers have 60% higher healthcare costs than healthy weight children
Obese preschoolers have 60% higher healthcare costs than healthy weight children (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Obese children are two to three times more likely to be admitted to hospital, according to a new study on the healthcare costs of overweight preschoolers. Obese children aged two to five years old are 2-3 times more likely to ... Read More »

Obese, inactive and eating too much sugar
Obese, inactive and eating too much sugar (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Teenage boys consume a staggering 23 teaspoons of sugar daily – an average of 92 grams a day – according to a new series of alarming report cards on Australian health from the Australian Health Policy Collaboration at Victoria University. ... Read More »

 
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