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COVID-19

Australian researchers launch COVID-19 risk calculator

A COVID-19 risk calculator that allows people to assess their chances of catching coronavirus and dying from it, based on their age, gender, vaccination status, and community spread, has launched today.

Health News

Surprising causes of hair loss you may not have factored in

Genetics, certain illnesses and damaging hair treatments are known to cause baldness. But did you know about these other hair loss factors?

Medication

Most common questions pharmacists are asked

From how to get a good night’s sleep to drinking alcohol while on antibiotics, five pharmacists tell us about their most asked questions.

Health Checks

Do you suffer from hypothyroidism? You may not even know it.

Hypothyroidism is a common condition affecting around one in 33 Australians but the symptoms often go undetected.

Health news

How the moon affects your sleeping patterns

New research shows that the phases of the moon may have a surprising effect on your sleeping patterns.

Pain Management

Wearable pain relief device approved by TGA

The Therapeutic Goods Administration has granted approval for a wearable pain relief device that uses laser therapy.

Health Checks

Five myths and facts about keeping your teeth healthy

Drinking alcohol kills off all the bacteria in your mouth, right? Wrong. Keep reading to find out how to keep your teeth in tip-top shape.

Health Checks

Eight good habits to improve your vision and eye health

Don't take your vision for granted. Get into these healthy habits to improve your eye health.

COVID-19

Tool predicts Alzheimer’s with nearly 100 per cent accuracy

Researchers have used advanced AI to scan brain images for changes that indicate the early stages of Alzheimer's disease.

Health Checks

Risk of developing inherited conditions decreases with age, study says

Research shows that our risk of developing genetic conditions inherited from our parents decreases with age.

Nutrition

Lowering cholesterol can stop cancer spread: Researchers

Research finds that lowering cholesterol could be the key to neutralising the spread of prostate cancer.

Health news

Light exercise for four hours a week increases stroke survivability

People recovering from stroke who walk or garden for just three to four hours per week could lower their risk of death by up to 54 per cent.

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