New drug could save thousands of lives, but cost dooms most

The Federal Government is resisting calls to subsidise new drugs that could save thousands of lives.

Mental Health

High cholesterol in later life may mean better brain health

A study of older people has found that having a total cholesterol level higher than it was in midlife is tied to a lower risk of marked cognitive decline in those aged 85–94.

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Cholesterol explained

Many myths and fallacies surround cholesterol. So, we provide some clarity around this major health concern.


Six quick and easy steps to cut your cholesterol

You may be on medication to reduce your cholesterol, but you might be able to lower your dose by trying some of these natural techniques to get back on track.


How to manage your cholesterol

High cholesterol is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke. Learn how it can be managed by diet and lifestyle changes.


Five ways to reduce your stroke risk today

Described as a kind of ‘brain attack’, a stroke can happen to anyone at any time. Here are some things you can do to help guard against stroke.


Statin link to lower Alzheimer's risk

In a breakthrough finding, simple cholesterol drugs could prove the key to reducing the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.


What is Cholesterol and how do I control it?

Cholesterol – if it’s not controlled, it can seriously affect your health. Simply replacing your usual spread could reduce it by 10 per cent in only three weeks.


Reduced statin use may cost lives

A study has found that 60,000 people have reduced or stopped taking their statin medication after the airing of an ABC program, later removed from its website, critical of the medication.


Good fats you should eat

Fat. We’re told to be fearful of it. If there’s fat in our food it’s going make us fat. But just how wicked is it? Here’s the skinny on fat.

Woollies offers health checks

Free medical checks are being trialled in Woolworths stores.

Health News

Significantly reduce cholesterol

A new study has shown that eating one serving of beans, peas, chickpeas or lentils can significantly reduce your ‘bad’ cholesterol. How does it work?

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