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The Nobel Assembly announced on Monday that Dr. William G. Kaelin, Jr., Sir Peter J. Ratcliffe, and Dr. Gregg L. Semenza have been awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for helping find ways that your body can sense and adapt to different levels of oxygen. - forbes.com
A ban on repeat prescriptions for antibiotics could be just weeks away, according to Australia's chief medical officer. - abc.net.au
Despite decades of dedicated work, vaccine-preventable diseases are on the rise. One noteworthy example is measles. Prior to the implementation of widespread vaccination programs, measles accounted for an estimated 2.6 million deaths annually across the globe. - hospitalhealth.com.au
It is well known that mental health issues are on the rise among Australians, with GPs identifying them as the leading concern in patient consultations. But it is less commonly known that mental health conditions are becoming more prevalent among the young, with one in seven young people aged between 4—17 experiencing a mental disorder. - racgp.org.au
Being a slow walker doesn't just signify you enjoy a leisurely stroll. According to new research, walking with a slow gait could be a symptom of significant deficits in physical and cognitive health. - sciencealert.com
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