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My day on a plate: Ashleigh Gardner

9am With a big day of strength training planned, I start the morning with a breakfast omelette made with three eggs and filled with ham, capsicum, spring onion and cheese. 12.30pm I relax a little before going off to the gym for my main strength session. After training for 90 minutes, I head home to […]

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Despite growing burden of diet-related disease, medical education does not equip students to provide high quality nutritional care to patients: Researchers call for improved nutrition education to be integrated into the medical curriculum

Worldwide, nutrition is insufficiently incorporated into medical education, meaning that medical students lack the confidence, skills and knowledge to provide nutritional care to patients, according to a systematic review of 24 studies published in The Lancet Planetary Health journal. The authors recommend that nutrition education be made compulsory for all medical students, a global benchmark […]

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Collagen in your coffee? A scientist says forget it

Collagen products are popping up everywhere. While collagen is probably most well known for its touted skin care benefits and as a major component of lip enhancers and injections, some celebrities, like Kourtney Kardashian, are suggesting that people drink it. Products derived from collagen are not just in skin creams and dietary supplements but even […]

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AI estimates a person’s risk of dying from heart disease

AI can estimate a patient’s risk of dying from heart disease by analysing just 15 minutes of scans, scientists claim Massachusetts Institute of Technology created a system called RiskCardio The technology was made for patients with acute coronary syndrome Draws on sample of ECG data to sort a patient into a ‘risk category’  Scientists in […]

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Medical residents report widespread sexual harassment

Sexual harassment in academic medicine is widespread and prevalent with female residents in surgery and internal medicine reporting the highest rates and those in pediatrics reporting the lowest, a new study finds. In research published online earlier this year in the American Journal of Medicine, physician and medical researcher Linda Pololi and several colleagues reported […]

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Number of young adults with type 2 diabetes is on the rise

Diabetes epidemic hits the under-40s: Obesity crisis sparks ‘public health timebomb’ as it emerges one in EIGHT new diabetes cases is a young adult Scientists looked at over 370,800 type 2 diabetics diagnosed in 2000-to-2017 One in eight new cases in the UK occurred in someone aged 18-to-40 in 2017 This is compared to just […]

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VA launches new innovation center

With a mission of caring for thousands of patients across multiple facilities, the VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) knows any innovation in care is worth it. Across 10 facilities that comprise almost 900 beds, VAPAHCS has the task of managing the care of 85,000 veterans, which means making the best of all that […]