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News and information about health and ageing, including recent studies and updates on the latest health research and breakthroughs.

Are your dreams trying to tell you something?

On average, we spend a twelfth of our entire lives dreaming.

Music good for brain activity

Music soothes the soul and the savage beast and, so it seems, people with dementia.

Have you put your life in safe hands?

Age discrimination commissioner tells why we must have this protection mechanism in place.

Chance discovery offers new treatments for high blood pressure

Researchers investigating Alzheimer's make a surprise heart disease discovery.

The plan that could make Australia the world’s healthiest country

AMA attacks health reforms as 'stagnant' and 'piecemeal' and calls for a better plan.

Celebrating quitters: Give up smoking and save on your life cover

Quitting smoking can cut your life insurance premiums by hundreds of dollars. Here's how to

Fascinating facts about blood

Blood is such an important fluid, but how much do you know about it?

A $4000 mattress and other sleep rip-offs to avoid this winter

Consumer group CHOICE is warning Australians to avoid "sleep shonks" this winter.

Pain-free COVID vaccine trial has researchers, developers excited

Patch delivers quicker and more robust immune response, say researchers.

Obsessive compulsive disorder linked to increased stroke risk

Adults with OCD three times as likely to have a stroke as those without the disorder.

Why vitamin D is vital for bones

Vitamin D is essential for healthy bones but it also plays many other important roles in the

How stress can affect your skin and what to do about it

Stress causes skin disease and skin disease causes stress.

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