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Health news

We're champions – but is it a title we want?

Aussies are world-beaters in study of 22 countries, but a quarter are consumed by regret.

COVID-19

Two new drugs could turn the COVID tide

Scientists believe the drugs will bolster the effectiveness of existing vaccines and will be able to slow, and eventually stop, the spread of the virus.

Medication

New PBS-listed drugs set to save Australians thousands

Drugs to treat high cholesterol, chronic migraines and muscular atrophy were costing up to $123,000 per year.

Wellbeing

Drug for back pain may be doing more harm than good

Newly published Australian research has found muscle relaxants are largely ineffective and potentially unsafe when treating lower back pain, despite being widely prescribed.

Health news

Paracetamol not proven effective for most pain relief, says study

A University of Sydney study questions whether paracetamol works, saying it would not be approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration if it came on the market now.

Medication

How do different painkillers work?

Pharmacists explain why different painkillers can sometimes be more suitable than others.

Mental Health

Drug trial offers rare hope on Alzheimer's disease

Drug maker says experimental drug donanemab slowed cognitive decline in patients by 32 per cent over a two-year period.

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.

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.

Pain Management

Why painkillers are being used for emotional relief

More people are using strong medications to get through the day – despite the risk of overdoses and addiction.

Brain health

Dementia risk in common over the counter drugs

Readily available drugs used for allergies and colds may be associated with an increased risk of cognitive decline, study finds.

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