World No Tobacco Day is observed around the world every year on May 31, an initiative from the World Health Organisation (WHO). The aim is to encourage a 24-hour period of abstinence from all forms of tobacco consumption around the globe as well drawing attention to the widespread prevalence of tobacco use and its negative health effects.
Researchers at the Heart Research Institute have discovered a brain chemical that protects people with epilepsy from deadly heart problems. This work paves the way for exciting new protective drugs. The important new study reveals significant links between epilepsy, heart disorders and the immune system that could change the way the brain condition is treated.
Wouldn’t it be a dream, to come home from work to find a delicious, healthy dinner waiting for you on the dinner table? Even better would be someone else hanging around to clean up afterwards!
Dr David Pattison was appointed as joint leader of the Free Radical Group in 2014. David is a dedicated and highly accomplished researcher, and is also a Senior Research Fellow at the Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney.