The hardest diseases to diagnose

Some serious and common conditions have no definitive tests, making diagnosis a difficult process.


Another inherited condition joins the list

It seemed as if everything could be fixed when we were kids, but with age comes challenges that can’t be fixed, and genetic conditions that have been biding their time, such as these kidney diseases.

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Does your mental state affect recovery from illness and disease?

Five experts tell whether a positive mindset can affect outcomes for those suffering from illness and disease.


What to expect from a biopsy

Biopsies are particularly important in the diagnosis of cancer, but do you need to worry about them?

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Almost half of all Australians live with chronic disease

Australia’s reputation as a healthy nation is unravelling, with a new report revealing that almost half the nation lives with a chronic disease.


Cardiovascular disease killing more and more Australian women

Cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of illness and death among Australians and it is affecting more and more women, according to a new report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

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What you should know about DNA testing for disease risk

Population DNA testing for disease risk is coming. Here are five things to know.

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New diet 'reverses' Type 2 diabetes

A new study in the UK has found that a strict diet can successfully 'reverse' Type 2 diabetes.


Melinda tells how she learnt to deal with her pain

Melinda Bowd shares her journey – how she learnt to live with chronic pain and how you can too.


Diseases through the decades – here's what to look out for in your 40s, 60s, 80s and beyond

Many diseases develop and become more likely as we age. Here are some of the most common conditions, and how you can reduce your risk of getting them as you clock over into a new decade.


Early warning signs of chronic kidney disease

Chronic kidney disease is called a ‘silent disease’ as there are often no warning signs. It is not uncommon for people to lose up to 90 per cent of their kidney function before getting any symptoms.

Brain health

Researchers say MRIs can pick up loss of grey matter

Melbourne University researchers have stumbled upon a diagnostic tool that can predict the onset of dementia 10 years before the first signs of cognitive decline are apparent.

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