XRHealth: Bringing Healthcare to Virtual Reality
The coronavirus pandemic has forced some radical changes upon people related to how they live their everyday lives. More people than ever before have been driven online for a good part of their day, with the Internet being integral for work, shopping, leisure, and, thanks to the rise of telehealth, healthcare practitioners are finding new and novel ways of interaction remotely with patients.
The Impact of Cancer on Mental Health
Marking Mental Health Awareness Month this October, we take a look at the emotional and psychological impact of a cancer diagnosis on patients and their families, and why taking the time to address these is so important…
Why Do My Feet Hurt?
With the complexity of the foot and the amount of stress they can be put under from walking, standing, exercising and the like, it’s no wonder that there are a number of common foot injuries and ailments that can lead to discomfort, pain or even a loss of mobility.
What is Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (Shin Splints)?
MTSS is a painful condition commonly related to exercise. The colloquial term for the condition, “shin splints” refers to the most common symptom associated with them - aches or pain along the tibia (shinbone), between the knee and ankle, most commonly at the lower one third of the bone.
How You Can Help Cure Cancer This October
With only three months left in 2020, here’s your opportunity to make a meaningful impact this year by supporting vital research in a way that suits you. From BarbeCUREs to Spooky Streams, Cure Cancer have initiatives that you and your loved ones can take part in to support their brilliant cancer researchers, dedicated to making this the last generation to die from cancer.Article
A Closer Look at Breast Cancer in Men
To mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we’re taking a look at risk factors, symptoms and treatment of breast cancers in men.Article
A Closer Look at Brain Cancer
To mark Brain Tumour Awareness Week from October 26th – November 2nd, we’re taking a look at the difference between benign and malignant brain tumours, as well as risk factors, symptoms and treatment of brain cancers and the research being carried out by one exceptional Cure Cancer funded researcher.Article
Giving Melbourne a Hug
Over the last few months, Melbourne and many regional communities in Victoria were placed under lockdown due to the surge of COVID-19 cases. For cancer patients in these areas, the harsh restrictions limited the number of loved ones they could see, making an already difficult time all the more frightening for them.Article
Survivor Experiences with Breast Cancer
Breast cancer is estimated to affect 19,974 Australians this year, making it the most commonly diagnosed cancer in this country. This month, we hear from breast survivor Candace D'Souza, and highlight the exciting progress of Cure Cancer breast cancer researcher, Dr Niantao Deng.Article
Living with Brain Cancer
Brain cancer patient Jess Guthro and researcher Professor Brian share their experiences with brain cancer and how research has improved methods for fighting the disease.Article
The Link Between Brain Cancer And HIV
In 2020, it is estimated that 1,879 new cases of brain cancer will be diagnosed in Australia (1,113 males and 767 females). Brain cancer occurs when abnormal cells in the brain grow in an uncontrolled manner to form tumours. Brain cancers include primary brain tumours, which start in the brain and very rarely spread to other parts of the body, and secondary tumours which are caused by cancers that begin in other areas of the body.Article
The Covid-19 Pandemic and Cancer Research
The world has no doubt changed due to the impact of COVID-19. We take a look at how the global pandemic is impacting cancer research. Interestingly, it’s not all bad news…Article
Everything You Need To Know About Face Masks
As the coronavirus pandemic continues, more and more people have taken to wearing masks in public to slow the spread of COVID-19. As of August 2nd, 2020, face masks have become mandatory in Victoria, with every citizen of the state having to wear a mask when they leave the home. This is a vital step to combatting the further spread of the coronavirus in the state.Article
Can I Self-Test for COVID-19 at Home?
The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) in the United States recently approved home test kits for COVID-19, but in Australia the TGA (Therapeutic Goods Association) warns against the purchase of any product promising to be an at-home COVID-19 testing kit.Article
The COVID-19 Vaccine: Progress, Problems and Timeline
When it comes to trying to find and produce a vaccine for the novel coronavirus responsible for COVID-19, it’s all hands on deck. Labs around the world are working on hundreds of possible vaccine candidates that can move forward to testing and further scrutiny. The search for a vaccine is usually a process that takes years or even decades to accomplish, but the COVID-19 pandemic has brought virologists, immunologists and other scientists together in an all but unprecedented manner in order to allow life to return to whatever the new normal is in record time.Article
Haemochromatosis - When You Have Too Much Iron In Your Body
Haemochromatosis (Iron Overload Disorder) causes people to absorb excessive iron from their diet and is a relatively common genetic disorder in Australia. Around one in 200 people of northern European descent (Causasians) have genetic risk factors for haemochromatosis that may lead to the development of the disease.Article
Prediabetes: Causes, Symptoms and Complications
Prediabetes describes the condition of a person having blood sugar levels that are higher than normal but not high enough for a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes. Rather than being a disease or condition in itself, prediabetes is a risk factor that greatly increases a person’s chance of developing type 2 diabetes as well as cardiovascular conditions including heart disease and stroke.Article
Understanding Trauma and its Lasting Effects
Trauma is the experience of serious psychological stress typically associated with a life threatening or other stressful eventArticle
Tuberculosis (TB): Causes, Symptoms and Treatment
Tuberculosis is a potentially deadly disease caused by the Mycobacteria Tuberculosis bacteria. Commonly infecting the lungs, but capable of affecting any part of the body, Tuberculosis (more commonly known as TB) is one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide and the leading cause from a single infectious agent, including more deaths than HIV/AIDS.Article