Health

Maintaining and improving your health and wellbeing as you get older is vital to enjoying your later years. YourLifeChoices understands this and we bring you up-to-date information, resources and relevant feature articles on the health checks you need, nutrition, managing pain, choosing health insurance, the ins and outs of grandparenting and which alternative medicines may give you the health boost you need. We also explain how aged care works, including residential aged care, aged care services delivery and health and ageing.

Cancers left better undiscovered

Cancers left better undiscovered

Cancers left better undiscovered

Australians are increasingly being diagnosed with cancers that will do them no harm if left ...

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Experts’ verdicts on DNA testing

Should you get your DNA tested? Experts have their say

Experts’ verdicts on DNA testing

With the advent of online DNA testing and advancements in genetic screening, we’re able to ...

Flying? How to avoid coronavirus

doctor holding a vial of coronavirus

Flying? How to avoid coronavirus

Simple tips on airplane travel in light of the deadly coronavirus outbreak.

Device cuts risks for common surgery

Device cuts risks for common surgery

Device cuts risks for common surgery

A new device is being developed to reduce the risk of complications following a common ...

New virus has authorities on alert

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New virus has authorities on alert

Australia to screen passengers on flights from China in a bid to detect the SARS-like ...

Reflux drugs linked to memory loss

Reflux drugs linked to memory loss

Reflux drugs linked to memory loss

New research reveals that acid reflux drugs may impair memory and concentration.

How often do you wash your sheets?

Too many bed partners isn’t always a good thing

How often do you wash your sheets?

If ‘lived-in’ sheets make you feel snug and comfortable, you should know this.

Your Health

What your nails say about you

Knowing the warning signs displayed by your nails could save your life.

The nail file

How parasites make us sick

By definition, a parasite is harmful to its host, so it’s no surprise we cringe when we hear the word. Here’s what you should know about parasites and how they can affect your health.

A danger to hosts

How healthy are your bones?

When was the last time you checked on the health of your bones? Here’s why you should ask your GP for a test today.

Effects of ageing

Wellbeing

What your nails say about you

Knowing the warning signs displayed by your nails could save your life.

The nail file

New therapy for osteoarthritis

Scientists have found a drug that can interrupt the body’s response to injury.

Arthritis hope

Reflux drugs linked to memory loss

New research reveals that acid reflux drugs may impair memory and concentration.

Reflux results

Hearing

Hearing aids may prevent dementia

People who wear hearing aids for age-related hearing problems maintain better brain function.

Hearing check

Advantages of disability

Could there be positives in failing sight and hearing? Peter Leith believes so.

Look, listen, love

What is misophonia?

There may be an explanation for repetitive pop music or other sounds that make you mad.

Sound theory

Health News

Cancers left better undiscovered

Australians are increasingly being diagnosed with cancers that will do them no harm if left undetected or untreated.

Worrying diagnosis

Device cuts risks for common surgery

A new device is being developed to reduce the risk of complications following a common procedure to unblock clogged arteries.

Cutting complications

New therapy for osteoarthritis

Scientists have found a drug that can interrupt the body’s response to injury.

Arthritis hope

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