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Macquarie Stem Cells has provided this information to educate the public based on peer reviewed, published scientific and medical documents. We don’t aim to encourage consumers to seek out such treatments prior to an assessment by a health professional to determine your suitability for treatment. This is obtained directly from The Conversation based on information by Foster et al. There were no financial sponsors identified for this study. The guidelines on low back pain are clear: drugs and surgery should be the last resort.(The conversation, 2018) "Low back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide and is becoming more common as our population ages. Most people who have an episode of low back pain recover within six weeks, but two-thirds still have pain after three months. By 12 months, pain may linger but is usually less intense".  (The conversation, 2018) "A series on low back pain by the global medical journal The Lancet outlined that most...

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Macquarie Stem Cells has provided this information to educate the public based on peer reviewed, published scientific and medical documents. We don’t aim to encourage consumers to seek out such treatments prior to an assessment by a health professional to determine your suitability for treatment. Osteoarthritis (OA) presents itself in 4 different grades or stages, and by discovering the stage of your condition we can help determine the severity and the required treatment… During your consultation at Macquarie Stem Cells we will determine the stage of your osteoarthritis and will discuss stem cell therapy treatment for you. Our unique biological treatment is becoming increasingly popular for sufferers of this condition. While there is no cure for osteoarthritis our biological treatment process can work to decrease pain and improve your quality. The stages of osteoarthritis are important for both the patient’s awareness and our team’s ability to assess and treat their...

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Macquarie Stem Cells has provided this information to educate the public. We don’t aim to encourage consumers to seek out such treatments prior to an assessment by a health professional to determine your suitability for treatment. Publication by Victoria State Government & Deakin University We all know we need to exercise to stay fit and strong, stave off disease and maintain a healthy weight. Walking is the most popular physical activity undertaken by Australian adults. Walking leads to a remarkable reduction in the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, some cancers, arthritis, depression, anxiety and insomnia, and premature death from all causes. The health benefits of walking stem from the changes that occur in our body systems as a result of exercising. For some of these health conditions, fitness has been shown to be a particularly important factor for prevention. The term fitness is quite often used to describe...

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Macquarie Stem Cells has provided this information to educate the public. We don’t aim to encourage consumers to seek out such treatments prior to an assessment by a health professional to determine your suitability for treatment.  Undergoing biological therapy can have a huge impact on improving your condition. However there are also certain factors that can impact the effectiveness of your treatment. Dr Ralph Bright is experienced in treating conditions like Osteoarthritis with Biological Interventions in the Macquarie Stem Cell Liverpool practice, however there are a range of things that can affect how successful the treatment is. Dr Bright can perform the treatment, but the way you care for yourself afterwards determines its effectiveness. Below you’ll find a list of things that will guide you. Rest The most critical initial element in ensuring your biological treatment is effective is rest. Simple though it may seem, rest will give your body...

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Opioid Crisis

June 20,2018

Macquarie Stem Cells has provided this information to educate the public based on peer reviewed, published scientific and medical documents. We don’t aim to encourage consumers to seek out such treatments prior to an assessment by a health professional to determine your suitability for treatment. This is obtained directly from The Conversation. Published Online: The Conversation - 2017 TITLE: "Fixing pain management could help us solve the opioid crisis" (Cragie M., 2017) What should opioids be used for? "Opiods began being commonly prescribed in the 90s, despite limited research supporting their effectiveness for chronic pain that wasn’t caused by cancer. Opioids are best used for acute pain management, to manage severe pain after surgery, injuries or burns, pain from problems such as kidney stones, gallbladder stones, pancreatitis and heart disease and in special situations like childbirth and end of life care. Despite this, opioids became regularly prescribed for a wide range...

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Macquarie Stem Cells has provided this information to educate the public based on peer reviewed, published scientific and medical documents. We don’t aim to encourage consumers to seek out such treatments prior to an assessment by a health professional to determine your suitability for treatment. This article is written based on multiple publications. Biological Treatment - What if your joint is “Bone on Bone”? Osteoarthritis is a very complex condition, many people assume cartilage is everything but this is wrong. Your pain starts due to loss of cartilage, however it continues to be a problem due to inflammation. Inflammation is destructive to all of the tissues in your joint.  Let’s look in detail below. The cartilage (cushioning) in between the bones starts to wear away, cartilage is mainly avascular, meaning it has no blood supply. Without blood supply, repairs are just not possible. Since your cartilage can’t repair it self, this will trigger...

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Macquarie Stem Cells has provided this information to educate the public based on peer reviewed, published scientific and medical documents. We don’t aim to encourage consumers to seek out such treatments prior to an assessment by a health professional to determine your suitability for treatment. This is obtained directly from Daily Mail Australia. Published Online: Daily Mail Australia - 2017 During trials on mice, the team found that the drug directly repaired DNA damage caused by radiation exposure or old age. "‘The cells of the old mice were indistinguishable from the young mice after just one week of treatment,’ said lead author Professor David Sinclair. Human trials of the pill will begin within six months. ‘This is the closest we are to a safe and effective anti-ageing drug that’s perhaps only three to five years away from being on the market if the trials go well,’ said Professor Sinclair.The work has...

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Macquarie Stem Cells has provided this information to educate the public based on peer reviewed, published scientific and medical documents. We don’t aim to encourage consumers to seek out such treatments prior to an assessment by a health professional to determine your suitability for treatment. This is obtained directly from CIRM. Published: CIRM Online - 2017 TITLE: "Clever technique uncovers role of stem cells in cartilage repair" (CIRM, 2017) Image courtesy: Wikipedia/Open Stax , Damaged cartilage within an osteoarthritic hip joint  "Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) – found in bone marrow, fat and blood – give rise to several cell types including cartilage-producing cells called chondrocytes. For that reason, they hold a lot of promise to restore healthy joints for arthritis sufferers. While there is growing evidence that injection of MSCs into joint cartilage is effective, it is still not clear how exactly the stem cells work. Do they take up residence...

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Macquarie Stem Cells has provided this information to educate the public based on peer reviewed, published scientific and medical documents. We don’t aim to encourage consumers to seek out such treatments prior to an assessment by a health professional to determine your suitability for treatment. This is obtained directly from Osteoarthritis Research Society International. Published Online: Osteoarthritis Research Society International - 2017 The new guidelines recommend a set of non-pharmacological core treatments as appropriate for all individuals, these are listed below. Land & Water based exercises Strength Training Self Education Weight Management – the OARSI guidelines make a specific recommendation of achieving a 5% weight loss within a 20-week period to be effective at treating knee OA. (1) UPDATES TO PREVIOUS ITEMS Topical NSAIDs (anti-inflammatory creams) are recommended as appropriate for all patients with knee-only OA and in a scientific review, were found overall to be safer and better tolerated compared to oral...

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Macquarie Stem Cells has provided this information to educate the public based on peer reviewed, published scientific and medical documents. We don’t aim to encourage consumers to seek out such treatments prior to an assessment by a health professional to determine your suitability for treatment. This is obtained directly from Nature Literature. Published: Nature Journal - 2017 & The Guardian Online 2017 Maximum human lifespan could far exceed 115 years – new research “Stem cell brain implants could ‘slow ageing and extend life’, study shows”  (Reardon S. 2017) "Previous studies have suggested that the hypothalamus is involved in ageing, but the latest research shows that stem cells in this region can slow the process. That makes sense, because the hypothalamus is involved in many bodily functions, including inflammation and appetite, says Dongsheng Cai, a neuroendocrinologist at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City." (Reardon S. 2017) "In their study, Cai...

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Macquarie Stem Cells has provided this information to educate the public based on peer reviewed, published scientific and medical documents. We don’t aim to encourage consumers to seek out such treatments prior to an assessment by a health professional to determine your suitability for treatment. This is obtained directly from Australian Doctor. Published Online: Australian Doctor - 2017 TITLE: Middle-aged people contemplating joint replacement for their arthritis should be warned of a high risk (Australian Doctor, 2017) "As much as one in three — of needing revision surgery within the decade, say UK researchers. "(Australian Doctor, 2017) "Their large, retrospective study of nearly 120,000 people undergoing hip or knee arthroplasty found relatively low rates of implant revision in patients aged over 70 — around 5% with up to 20 years of follow-up. But for younger patients, it was a different story, with revision rates rising steadily as age decreased. Sixty-year-old patients had...

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Macquarie Stem Cells has provided this information to educate the public based on peer reviewed, published scientific and medical documents. We don’t aim to encourage consumers to seek out such treatments prior to an assessment by a health professional to determine your suitability for treatment. This is obtained directly from Australian Doctor. Published: PLOS One Online - 2017 GP's are using corticosteroid injections at the same rate as they did 15 years ago. BEACH data for 1000 GPs from 2000 to 2015 indicate tennis elbow is a common problem, with a similar number of presentations (242,000 a year) as hip and knee osteoarthritis in primary care. Tennis elbow was most commonly managed with advice and education (29 per 100 consultations) or a referral to another healthcare provider, usually a physiotherapist (14 per 100 encounters). GPs used physical therapy or rehab in 16 per 100 consultations for tennis elbow. Local steroid...

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Macquarie Stem Cells has provided this information to educate the public based about osteoarthritis. We don’t aim to encourage consumers to seek out such treatments prior to an assessment by a health professional to determine your suitability for treatment.  Knee and joint pain is a problem that can be experienced by everyone at some stage in their lives but if the problem persists it can cause more than pain… One of the simplest mechanisms in the body, the knee, plays a crucially important role in our day-to-day life. When we experience pain it can seriously hinder even the most mundane tasks such as walking and sitting. As we age, our joints, especially the knees, can begin to suffer after years of activity. This is when problems such as knee pain, arthritis, osteoarthritis and other disorders can begin to negatively affect and hinder our ability to use our knees without pain....

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Macquarie Stem Cells has provided this information to educate the public based on peer reviewed, published scientific and medical documents. We don’t aim to encourage consumers to seek out such treatments prior to an assessment by a health professional to determine your suitability for treatment. “There is now convincing evidence that exposure to the ultraviolet (UV) component of sunlight protects us from developing a number of autoimmune diseases including type 1 diabetes, Juvenile onset Crohn’s, Crohn’s disease & colitis, Sjögren’s syndrome & possibly rheumatoid arthritis. CNS-autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis (MS) show the most striking inverse correlation with UV (1). In Australia, MS incidence increases with distance away from the equator with Tasmanians being almost 7 times more likely to develop MS than Queenslanders (2). Recent Australian studies have confirmed that higher UV amounts reduce the incidence of a patients 1st clinical diagnosis of CNS demyelination (3), many of...

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Macquarie Stem Cells has provided this information to educate the public based on peer reviewed, published scientific and medical documents. We don’t aim to encourage consumers to seek out such treatments prior to an assessment by a health professional to determine your suitability for treatment. This is obtained directly from Queensland University through "The Conversation" website. What is the blood-brain barrier and how can we overcome it? The brain is precious, and evolution has gone to great lengths to protect it from damage. The most obvious is our 7mm thick skull, but the brain is also surrounded by protective fluid (cerebrospinal – of the brain and spine) and a protective membrane called the meninges. Both provide further defence against physical injury. Another protective element is the blood–brain barrier. As the name suggests, this is a barrier between the brain’s blood vessels (capillaries) and the cells and other components that make...

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