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News tag: Australia


Former nurse, now in her eighties, joins famous bike ride

28 Nov, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
At 84, Shirley Boyle is a retired nurse and the oldest participant in the RACV Great Victorian Bike Ride, she will join nearly 3,000 other cyclists riding to Lilydale via Mansfield. The 520-kilometre journey through pristine countryside takes 10 days, including one rest day, and will count as the octogenarian's…


Obese people face daily stigma

27 Nov, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
People in Australia having a weight problem face constant ridicule, being looked at, and considered lazy and over-indulgent. Additionally, they receive daily negative comments, according to a new study. Researchers University of NSW equipped 46 obese adults with a digital device that recorded daily details of each bias stemming from…


Australian women over 40 enjoying motherhood more than ever

24 Oct, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
More Australian women over 40 are getting pregnant than ever before, a new report shows. According to Australian Bureau of Statistics, in 2011 an impressive record of 12,800 babies were born to mothers over 40, a staggering increase from 7,100 births aged over 40 in 2001. The news is both…


Cartilage plays an active role in rheumatoid arthritis symptoms

15 Sep, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
The perspective of cartilage as “innocent bystander” in the deteriorating process affecting joints of people suffering from rheumatoid arthritis has changed completely, a Melbourne, Australia study shows. The Arthritis and Rheumatology journal published the research recently. The team of researchers comprised of Dr. Tommy Liu, Professor Ian Wicks, Dr. Kate…


Paracetamol is not as effective at relieving lower back pain

30 Jul, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Paracetamol, a popular painkiller used to treat lower back pain, has been called into question regarding its effectivess. Sufferers do not see improvements in their symptoms as quickly as previsously estimated, nor do they notice any positive impact on sleep quality, a recent research suggests. Doctors prescribed this painkiller to…