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

PBS drug prices to rise despite pledges from both parties

PBS drug prices to rise despite pledges from both parties

Are election promises just sweet talk to get your vote?

University study links thyroid cancer risk to obesity

University study links thyroid cancer risk to obesity

More Australians than ever are overweight, a factor in the risk of thyroid cancer.

Patients dying unnecessarily due to crowded hospitals

Patients dying unnecessarily due to crowded hospitals

Ambulance networks are stretched thin across the nation, and it's costing lives.

New cancer detection tool could slash need for biopsies

New cancer detection tool could slash need for biopsies

Painful biopsies could become a thing of the past, thanks to new scanning technology.

Parties urged to take action on dental gap for older Australians

Parties urged to take action on dental gap for older Australians

Lack of dental coverage for older Aussies leaving thousands living in pain.

Aussie discovery provides new hope for cancer patients

Aussie discovery provides new hope for cancer patients

Research opens door for new cancer therapies to be developed.

Hair loss: Why it happens and what can be done

Hair loss: Why it happens and what can be done

Dr Andrew Thompson explains what you can do if you notice your hair is thinning.

Cancer breakthrough – study points to three risk-cutting factors

Cancer breakthrough – study points to three risk-cutting factors

New study says three simple steps can cut your cancer risk by 61 per cent.

Winter’s hidden killer – houses that are too cold

Winter’s hidden killer – houses that are too cold

Along with COVID and flu, there's another chilling killer in Australia.

Antibiotic resistance detected in food chain a cause for concern

Antibiotic resistance detected in food chain a cause for concern

The discovery could have huge impacts on human health.

How cancer patients can beat the threat of lymphoedema

How cancer patients can beat the threat of lymphoedema

Research shows breakthrough is most effective at prevention.

Why isn't dental included in Medicare?

Why isn't dental included in Medicare?

There's some history behind the decision not to include dental visits under Medicare.

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