Aspirin linked to higher risk of serious bleeding in the elderly

    People who are aged 75 or older and take aspirin daily to ward off heart attacks face a significantly elevated risk of serious or...

    Noise May Raise Blood Pressure Risk

    Airport noise could raise the risk for high blood pressure, a new study suggests. Greek researchers studied 420 people living near Athens International Airport, where...

    Research Check: can even moderate drinking cause brain damage?

    Research reported last week found “even moderate drinking” could “damage the brain”. Considering 78% of Australians over 14 years old drink alcohol, this is understandably concerning information. News reports were reasonably accurate in their interpretation of the study. With measured headlines using words such as “may damage the brain” and “linked with”, these reported that the observational study found an association between moderate drinking and brain damage, not a causation.

    Major drug shortages common in Australian hospitals

    Medication shortages are much more prevalent than previously thought, and potentially harm patients in a third of cases, according to new research.

    Doctor critical after hospital attack

    A man is in a critical condition and another on the run after a violent assault outside Box Hill Hospital last night. The man aged in his 40s, who is believed to be a doctor at the hospital, was walking into the former entrance on Arnold St about 7.20pm. Unconfirmed reports say the man asked another to stop smoking near the entrance. A second man then seriously assaulted him and fled the scene with police urging anyone with information on his whereabouts to come forward.