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

Sedentary behaviour linked to increased risk of cancer death

Inactivity is associated with a higher risk of dying from cancer, study finds.

Where healthcare thrived – and failed – during the pandemic

Seven lessons for Australia's health system learnt during the coronavirus upheaval.

What 12 months of voluntary assisted dying has revealed

Doctors and legal expert tells what is working and what more needs to be done.

Aspirin back in fashion with stunning bowel cancer results

Long-term study shows aspirin a major cancer preventative.

Memory loss linked back to early life education

Education appears to protect older adults, especially women, against memory loss.

Disrupted sleep linked to clogged arteries and heart disease

Sleep scientists tie disrupted slumber to the deadly plaque build-up known as atherosclerosis.

Device permits at-home health monitoring

COVID-19 spurs use of remote monitoring program.

The cost to your health – and to the economy – of overprescribing

Too many older Australians are taking multiple medications, study finds.

An unlikely saviour in the fight against COVID-19 cause of death?

Cannabinoid medicines could be the key to combating COVID-19 deaths.

Next global health pandemic could easily erupt in your backyard

A pandemic starting in Australia might seem far-fetched, but we tick all the boxes.

There’s a case for moderate drinking, but the keyword is moderate

Only the lightest drinkers get any benefit from alcohol, research finds.

COVID-19 could be a seasonal illness with higher risk in winter

Reduced humidity linked to increased COVID-19 risk.

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