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Allergy experts are urging people with hay fever to take action this spring as part of a new health campaign encouraging people to visit a doctor to find relief. The initiative called Hay Fever Help, comes as more than one in five (21.2 %) people living in Victoria (1) may experience troublesome symptoms such as nasal congestion, itchy red or watery eyes, runny nose and sneezing during the spring season. People with related conditions like asthma are also encouraged to think ahead as studies show up to 80 per cent of people with asthma also experience symptoms of hay fever.(2) Hay Fever Help highlights the important role doctors can play in helping manage hay fever which affects 15% of Australians (3). A GP is well placed to assist patients as they can evaluate a patient’s lifestyle, symptoms and previous medical history to work out what management option suits them best...
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm
Join us for pizza and drinks; speak to supervisors and current students about projects offered in 2017. Venue: Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, The Royal Children's Hospital, Flemington Rd, Parkville (Meet at ground floor reception of the Institute, arrival at any time during the evening is welcome) A project Handbook will be available at the start of September.
Professor David Burgner
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Professor David Burgner is a paediatric infectious diseases clinician scientist. With a rich history of research and training in the UK Professor Burgner became the first and only infectious diseases paediatrician in Western Australia from 2002 until 2010. Soon after this he relocated to Melbourne to join the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute. Here he shares the impact of his research as Leader of MCRI’s Infection and Immunity Group.
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“Young people are the world’s greatest untapped resource”, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon “The Lancet Commission is a powerful reminder that there is more to do to meet the unique needs of adolescents. And the compelling findings of the Commission must serve as an important wake-up call to individuals, organisations, and governments to support a new approach” – Melinda Gates