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Research finds fish oil can fight superbugs

Australian scientists confirm that regular fish oil can break down the ability of superbugs to become antibiotic-resistant.

Brain health

Study links dementia to poor kidney function

Older people with kidney disease have a higher risk of dementia, and the risk increases with the rate and stage of kidney function decline, says a new study.

Health news

The soaps scientists say should be banned

The fear is not how to wash your hands, it's what you wash your hands with. Here's how COVID hygiene practices are feeding the superbugs.

Health news

Curing the incurable: Why some patients make astounding recoveries

What do people who've defied doctors' predictions have in common? GP and holistic health expert Dr Jerry Thompson talks to Lisa Salmon.

Food

Researchers fear diet produces ‘untoward effects on the heart’

The keto diet, lauded for its purported fat-burning capabilities, could be bad for your heart, according to new research. The keto – or ketogenic –…

Diseases

MND breakthrough offers hope damaged nerve cells can be repaired

There is hope of a breakthrough in treating motor neurone disease after Edinburgh researchers found a way to repair nerve cells damaged by the disease.

Health

Mozzies biting? Here's how to choose a repellent - and how to use it

Summer means mozzies. We explain which repellents are best and in what form to keep you safe from these blood-suckers.

Food

The rise of ultra-processed foods and why they're really bad for us

The list is long and real: higher risks of obesity, heart disease and stroke, type 2 diabetes, cancer, frailty, depression and death.

Health news

Treatment depends on where you live and what you earn

A study that tracked every one of the 1.2 million Australians with type 2 diabetes finds treatment is not equal and those living in remote and lower socioeconomic areas are more likely to be given older, less effective drugs.

Health news

Treatment depends on where you live and what you earn

A study that tracked every one of the 1.2 million Australians with type 2 diabetes finds treatment is not equal and those living in remote and lower socioeconomic areas are more likely to be given older, less effective drugs.

Diseases

Treatment depends on where you live and what you earn

A study that tracked every one of the 1.2 million Australians with type 2 diabetes finds treatment is not equal and those living in remote and lower socioeconomic areas are more likely to be given older, less effective drugs.

Podcasts

Discussing heart health with Dr Catherine Itsiopoulos

Every day nearly 50 Australians die from heart disease. That’s right – almost 50!

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