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

Could your phone help to prevent blindness and glaucoma?

What if instead of damaging our eyes, we could use our smartphones to prevent blindness?

Monash research finds heart drug can reduce breast cancer progression

Substance used for heart conditions could improve breast cancer outcomes.

Sleep has the power to solve your brain and memory problems

Good-quality sleep throughout a whole night is optimal for learning and memory.

Australians want to die at home - but do we achieve that goal?

Most of us want to die at home, but few do. Time to speak up.

Here's the science on three traditional sleep remedies

Do traditional sleep remedies work? Here's what the science says.

Excess coffee consumption increases the risk of heart disease

Scientists discover the point where drinking coffee becomes a risk to your heart health.

New skeletal age calculator helps fight osteoporosis

Life expectancy after fractures can be estimated using the Garvan Institute's tool.

The ingredient that takes the ‘ouch’ out of hangovers

Scientist says antioxidant-infused drinks have a big effect on hangover symptoms.

Women live longer than men, but there’s a downside

Australian life expectancy still rising, but it's not all good news.

How to access financial help for major medical bills

The Government has several ways of helping you meet expensive healthcare costs.

Diabetes drug delivers ‘game-changing’ results for weight loss

Drug likely to change the way we treat obesity, say researchers.

What is chronic pain and how can you manage it?

An expert weighs in.

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