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

You're likely to be obese if you meet these four criteria

Study shows how education, postcode and housing status affect your waistline.

New tool in the fight to stop older adults losing their teeth

Tooth loss is often accepted as a natural part of ageing, but perhaps not for much longer.

Medibank joins HBF in returning COVID savings to members

Medibank announces it will offer $105 million in premium relief to customers.

Vaccine efficiency against Delta strain revealed

Government shares vaccine delivery details but yet to predict when we'll be fully vaccinated.

Research finds fish oil can fight superbugs

Scientists confirm that regular fish oil can break down superbugs' powers.

People with dementia need more support for decision-making

Lawyers call for legal reforms.

Are your dreams trying to tell you something?

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

Study shows how music boosts 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.

Ex-smoker? You could be missing out on cheaper life insurance

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

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