‘Smart socks’ offer hope for remote patients with chronic pain, researcher says

‘Smart socks’ offer hope for remote patients with chronic pain, researcher says

Posted April 09, 2018 18:23:28 Photo: Deepti Aggarwal says the smart socks help physios assess patients’ movements. (Supplied: Centre for SocialNUI) Related Story: Humanoid robots play doctor in Tasmanian hospital study New wearable “smart sock” technology could help physiotherapists treat regional and remote patients and get them back on their …

Commonwealth Games: Francois Etoundi braves pain to win bronze in weightlifting – Commonwealth Games 2018

Commonwealth Games: Francois Etoundi braves pain to win bronze in weightlifting – Commonwealth Games 2018

Posted April 07, 2018 14:36:29 Photo: Francois Etoundi backflips in celebration after a successful snatch lift in the men’s 77kg weightlifting final at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. (ABC News: James Maasdorp) Related Story: Etoundi charged with assault after Games village altercation Australia’s Francois Etoundi has captivated the crowd in an …

Sea snail venom could be ‘the holy grail’ in pain therapeutics

Sea snail venom could be ‘the holy grail’ in pain therapeutics

Posted April 04, 2018 15:18:05 Photo: Conotoxins, found in sea snail venom, appear to provide long-lasting pain relief. (Supplied: University of Wollongong) Australian scientists are one step closer to developing new pain relief drugs from the chemicals used by venomous sea snails. The chemicals are known as conotoxins and up …

Warner on pain of losing cricket ‘family’, reveals clouded mind since Durban

March 31, 2018. Australian cricketer David Warner speaks publicly for the first time since the ball-tampering saga during the third Test against South Africa. "It’s tough for me to talk about where my thought space was on that day given the circumstances that happened in Durban," Warner said. "The Australian cricket …

Australian-trained nurse helping to ease the pain of Jakarta’s terminally ill children

Australian-trained nurse helping to ease the pain of Jakarta’s terminally ill children

Updated March 30, 2018 06:07:47 Photo: Ana Oktariana says she copes with her “heartbreaking” job by talking to friends. (ABC News: Phil Hemingway ) Jakarta nurse Ana Oktariana walks beside the black water of one of the city’s many canals and navigates through a labyrinth of narrow lanes. She stops …

Julian Wilson deals with the pain to win season-opening World Surf League event on the Gold Coast

Julian Wilson deals with the pain to win season-opening World Surf League event on the Gold Coast

Updated March 16, 2018 18:24:41 Photo: Australian surfer Julian Wilson has won the opening event of the 2018 World Surf League tour with a win at Kirra (Source: WSL/Sloane) Australian surfer Julian Wilson has opened his 2018 World Surf League account with a win over Central Coast surfer Adrian Buchan …

Rafael Nadal in constant pain and relying on painkillers since 2005, uncle reveals

Rafael Nadal in constant pain and relying on painkillers since 2005, uncle reveals

Posted March 17, 2018 12:55:43 Photo: Nadal’s latest injury saw him withdraw from the Australian Open in January. (AP: Dita Alangkara) Related Story: Injured Nadal slams tour organisers after Australian Open pull-out Rafael Nadal’s uncle has described how the champion tennis player has suffered immensely due to injury for the …