Category: Health

Mending Body Parts From Fat Cells

Mending Body Parts From Fat Cells

Most people would be happy to get rid of excess body fat. Even better: Trade the spare tire for something useful — say, better-functioning knees or hips, or a fix for an ailing heart or a broken bone. The idea is not far-fetched, some scientists say. Researchers worldwide are repurposing discarded fat to repair body parts damaged […]

It’s all relative: how to understand cancer risk

It’s all relative: how to understand cancer risk

Absolute risk is the risk of developing a cancer over a certain period of time. Relative risk is the risk one group of people has of developing a cancer compared to the risk of another group. The Conversation’s cancer map shows that the risk of bowel cancer is 10% higher for men and women who […]

What Happens To Your Skin When You Get Sunburnt?

What Happens To Your Skin When You Get Sunburnt?

Most Australians are familiar with the painful red skin, blisters and peeling that follow too much time in the sun. Last summer, 2.4 million Australian adults were getting sunburnteach weekend. But what’s actually happening in the skin during a sunburn? DNA damage Sunburn is a radiation burn, caused when the ultraviolet (UV) rays of sunlight […]