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Fight autoimmune diseases

Autoimmune diseases such as type 1 diabetes, are one of the biggest killers in the world. Nutritionist Cyndi O’Meara shares tips for how to challenge our body to fight these.

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DNA chip could prevent athletes’ heart-related deaths

A microchip test that can detect hidden heart defects in professional athletes is set to go on sale this autumn, prompted by a string sudden deaths of top flight sports stars in recent years.

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What a drag, Israeli team grows “highless” marijuana

Cannabis growers in Israel have cultivated marijuana that doesn’t get you high. According to its developers, high-less pot gives people suffering from chronic pain and disease a way to get the all the medical benefits while keeping their senses.

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Gene therapy helps children with rare brain disorders

Gene therapy provides new hope for children with AADC deficiency, a rare genetic disorder that causes neurological impairment and impacts a child’s ability to move and eat.

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Researchers find an avocado a day keeps the doctor away

Researchers say avocado oil could help with diseases such as diabetes and hypertension. Known for its cholesterol-fighting properties, the scientists say it contains antioxidants that protect from damage caused by pollution and radiation.

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Radioactive tuna may raise risks of cancer

Nuclear professor says radioactive tuna caught off California can produce a small inscrease in cancer risks. MiNDFOOD Reports.

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The facts about Hypertension

Professor Geoffrey Head is the Head of the Neuropharmacology at the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute. He shares his tips on avoiding high blood pressure and hypertension, which can lead to heart failure and obesity.

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Paralysis patient tastes freedom with thought control technology

Groundbreaking new research is allowing quadriplegics to control objects with a robotic arm and the power of their thoughts. A study involving a brain-computer interface shows that people who have lost the use of their limbs can use their mind to function

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MiNDFOOD Radio: Chris Thornton

Clinical psychologist Chris Thornton talks to us about eating disorders, one of the most common chronic diseases amongst young women in Australia today and the rise of bulimia in recent years.

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Bio-implants offer natural solution for arthritis pain

Researchers in Finland have developed biodegradable joint implants they say will bring permanent pain relief to arthritis sufferers. The implants are designed to replace joints degraded by rheumatoid and osteoarthritis.

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Retinal cell transplant restores vision to blind mice

Transplanting light-sensitive photoreceptors into the eyes of visually impaired mice has helped them see again in groundbreaking experiments conducted by British scientists.

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New technique brings cancer screening into sharper focus

A new imaging technique called photo-acoustic tomography combines the properties of light and sound to give doctors a powerful tool to detect cancer earlier than ever before. Its developers say the technique can also be performed without radiation.

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Peng Peng the sheep heralds new era of cloning

Chinese scientists have cloned a genetically modified sheep containing a “good” type of fat found naturally in nuts, seeds, fish and leafy greens that helps reduce the risk of heart attacks and cardiovascular disease. MiNDFOOD reports.

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MiNDFOOD Radio: Dr Ross Walker

Dr Ross Walker is an eminent practicing cardiologist with a passion for people and health. Author of six books (some of which have been best sellers) he chats about his latest release, The Five Stages of Health.

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On the germ trail

People leave more than fingerprints when they touch stuff – they also deposit a tell-tale trail of germs that could help investigators solve crimes, according to US researchers, reports MiNDFOOD.

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Bananas help fight against HIV

Could a protein found in bananas help fight the HIV virus? MiNDFOOD reports.

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Antiseptic baths help fight ‘superbugs’

Bathing severely injured intensive-care patients with antiseptic-soaked washcloths can cut their risk of developing certain types of infections, and also seems to help keep drug-resistant bacteria at bay, new research shows, MiNDFOOD reports.

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Stomach massage

Ease constipation with this simple stomach massage procedure, on MiNDFOOD.

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Genetic test raises discrimination fears

Concerns have been raised that an Australian insurance provider’s plans to offer genetic testing could lead to discrimination, MiNDFOOD reports.

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Scientists pinpoint essential ageing cells

Scientists have found specific genetic variants which may explain why some people age earlier than others and say their findings have important implications for understanding cancer and age-related diseases, MiNDFOOD reports.

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Vegetative patient “talks” using brain waves

Vegetative patient “talks” using brain waves

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Spiderman’s powers could soon be ours

Small boys in Spiderman suits, rejoice – researchers have invented a palm-sized device that could one day allow humans to walk on walls, MiNDFOOD reports.

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HIV/AIDS drug puzzle cracked

Scientists say they have solved a crucial puzzle about the AIDS virus after 20 years of research and that their findings could lead to better treatments for HIV, MiNDFOOD reports.

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Study links hormone to addiction, risk-taking

Study links hormone to addiction, risk-taking

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