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Diseases

Telling the family: ‘I'm not going to bloody die from this’

Seven years after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s, Winston’s speech and balance issues escalate.

Diseases

My journey with Parkinson’s disease

Understanding and compassion are critical to a healthy society. Today, and over the next three days, Winston Spence shares his journey with Parkinson’s. Hopefully, this helps other sufferers and gives us all a chance to be better supporters of others on a similar journey.

Health news

Bee venom can kill ‘untreatable cancer’ cells: study

Honeybee venom offers hope for the treatment of untreatable breast cancers, trailblazing Australian research reveals.

Diseases

How to spot vein and artery problems

There are a number of complications that can occur within your arteries or veins, potentially preventing your organs or limbs from receiving oxygen, essential nutrients and immune support.

Diseases

How diabetes can affect your oral health

Dental hygienist Tabitha Acret has some good and bad news for diabetes sufferers, but your fate is in your hands, she says.

COVID-19

Eradication, elimination, suppression: what do they really mean?

Understanding the various strategies being used to control the spread of COVID-19 is one thing, but what’s realistic?

COVID-19

Eradication, elimination, suppression: what do they really mean?

Understanding the various strategies being used to control the spread of COVID-19 is one thing, but what’s realistic?

COVID-19

Next global health pandemic could easily erupt in your backyard

The chance of a similar pandemic breaking out in Australia might seem far-fetched. But, in fact, we tick all the boxes.

Diseases

How your dentist can tell a lot more about your health than you think

Dentists check more than just your oral health. From cancer to diabetes and even mild strokes, they can tell a lot more about your health than you think.

Diseases

'Smart toilet' monitors for signs of disease

There's a new disease-detecting technology in the lab, and its No. 1 source of data is number one. And number two.

Health news

The simple tests that can predict your risk of disease

Your fitness – or lack of it – says a lot about you. Much more than you think. Try these tests to get a snapshot of your health.

Health

Brushing and flossing to protect against stroke

Two studies, presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference, suggest that treating gum disease alongside other stroke risk factors may reduce your risk of stroke.

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