Health Problems

Study finds way to disarm dangerous bacteria

In Australia, more than 10,000 patients a year acquire a serious bacterial infection called Clostridioides difficile, often while in hospital, resulting in the death of up to 300 people per year. The Centers for Disease Control in the United States (US) call C. difficile a major health threat causing half a million infections and 15,000 […]

Health Problems

Largest study of CTE finds it in 6% of subjects

Nearly 6% of athletes and non-athletes were found to have the neurodegenerative disorder chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in the largest, and broadest, study conducted of the disease to date. The findings were published June 14 in the international journal Brain Pathology. “Generally our findings point to CTE being more common in athletes and more common […]

Health Problems

Brain disorder leaves lasting legacy of disability, study finds

Four out of five people with a hidden brain condition that causes limb weakness or paralysis experience lasting physical difficulties. Research to assess long-term effects of the disorder, called Functional Neurological Disorder (FND) – found 80 per cent of patients still had symptoms in their arms and legs 14 years after initial diagnosis. Experts, who […]