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Women may reap less benefits from exercising says CU

Daily Mail (UK) - 20/07/2017
A clear difference between the two genders in how they respond to working out was established in a trial on mice, according to Colorado University researchers.

Pinch of saffron goes a long way for Gippsland spice farmer

ABC Australia - 20/07/2017
A city slicker's coffee shop stop sparked the idea to grow saffron in the highly productive pastures of Gippsland, Victoria.

Supervised drinking in family homes backfiring, researchers say

ABC Australia - 20/07/2017
Parents who give their children alcohol in the hope that it encourages responsible consumption are being warned against the practice, following new research.

'Soothing to the soul': Adelaide's new hospital wows visitors

ABC Australia - 20/07/2017
The public steps inside the doors of the new Royal Adelaide Hospital on booked-out tours, with one former nurse declaring it will attract staff from across Australia with its new technology, teaching facilities and modern design.

'Too many' patients locked in for mental health care

BBC Health News - 20/07/2017
England's health regulator says a high proportion of people should be cared for closer to home.

Sen. McCain diagnosed with brain tumor after clot removed

Associated Press - Health - 20/07/2017

Meal frequency and timing play role in predicting weight loss or gain

News Medical (Australia) - 20/07/2017
A study by researchers from Loma Linda University School of Public Health and the Czech Republic has found that timing and frequency of meals play a role in predicting weight loss or gain.

New report highlights beneficial effects of nonmedical interventions for people with dementia

News Medical (Australia) - 20/07/2017
Managing lifestyle factors such as hearing loss, smoking, hypertension and depression could prevent one-third of the world's dementia cases, according to a report by the first Lancet Commission on Dementia Prevention and Care.

Avantor opens new state-of-the-art Innovation Center in Bridgewater, New Jersey

News Medical (Australia) - 20/07/2017
Avantor, a global supplier of ultra-high-purity materials for customers across the life sciences and advanced technologies sectors, has opened a new research center in Bridgewater, New Jersey (USA) to help biopharmaceutical and pharmaceutical customers with a full range of upstream and downstream processes, from gene to protein expression through final formulation and drug delivery.

Why many women with 'high-functioning' autism are left undiagnosed

ABC Australia - 20/07/2017
Many women with so-called "high-functioning" autism are likely being left undiagnosed, a situation which has wide-ranging consequences for their wellbeing.

Preventing dementia: Nine tips that could help you stay sharp

BBC Health News - 20/07/2017
It often presents in old age but there are steps you can take before then to keep your brain healthy.

The NINE dementia risk factors that could be tackled

Daily Mail (UK) - 20/07/2017
The public should not see it as ‘an inevitable part of ageing’ but take responsibility to reduce their own risk, like they would with cancer or heart disease, experts warned.

CIFI offers new vegetable-based clean label replacement for other sweeteners

News Medical (Australia) - 20/07/2017
Always exploring new ways to innovate with the sweet potato, Carolina Innovative Food Ingredients now offers Carolina Sweet, a 75 Brix, vegetable-based clean label replacement for other sweeteners, such as high fructose corn syrup and honey.

How to be more neighbourly to elderly people

ABC Australia - 20/07/2017
This week an elderly couple were found dead in their home after a neighbour raised the alarm with police. It is sadly a common situation but one that can be reduced if people take the time.

Cruz plan gets thumbs up from HHS but thumbs down from most everyone else

News Medical (Australia) - 20/07/2017
Contradicting the opinion of most policy experts, a draft report from the Trump administration forecasts better enrollment and lower premiums for everyone who buys their own health insurance if a controversial amendment proposed by Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas were to become law.

Doctors appear to have reached unexpected consensus in prescribing pediatric anti-seizure medications

News Medical (Australia) - 20/07/2017
The number of available anti-seizure medications has exploded in the past two decades, going from just a handful of medicines available in the 1990s to more than 20 now.

What the first double hand transplant recipient wants to do with his hands

ABC Australia - 20/07/2017
Zion Harvey says he's still the same kid despite having a world-first double hand transplant.