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Medical researchers raise alarm on overdiagnosis

By Sunanda Creagh, The Conversation and Georgina Scambler, The Conversation One of the world’s top medical journals has launched a campaign against overdiagnosis, where people are diagnosed with medical conditions they don’t have and prescribed medicine they don’t need. The British Medical Journal’s (BMJ) campaign, Too Much Medicine, aims to draw attention to a growing … Continue reading

Start solids at ‘around six months’: new infant feeding guidelines
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Start solids at ‘around six months’: new infant feeding guidelines

By Sunanda Creagh, The Conversation and Georgina Scambler, The Conversation Infants should be exclusively breastfed until six months of age and solids should be introduced at “around six months”, according to official new infant feeding guidelines released today. The guidelines, released by the National Health and Medical Research Council, are based on the latest scientific … Continue reading

Researchers call for Voltaren, other diclofenac drugs to be pulled from world markets
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Researchers call for Voltaren, other diclofenac drugs to be pulled from world markets

By Charis Palmer, The Conversation and Georgina Scambler, The Conversation The painkiller diclofenac, sold as Voltaren, should be pulled from the market, argue researchers from the UK and Canada, after finding it remains popular despite known cardiovascular risks. Scientists have known for over a decade that some non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as diclofenac were associated … Continue reading

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Post-chemo woman pregnant after ovary tissue transplant

Post-chemo woman pregnant after ovary tissue transplant By Sunanda Creagh, The Conversation and Georgina Scambler, The Conversation For the first time ever in Australia, a woman whose chemotherapy rendered her infertile has fallen pregnant using ovarian tissue taken from her body before her cancer treatment, a new study reports. Chemotherapy commonly kills the eggs in … Continue reading