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Brain health

Viagra could be used to treat Alzheimer's disease

Scientists believe popular erectile dysfunction treatment Viagra has shown evidence as a promising drug candidate to help prevent and treat Alzheimer's.

Health news

Stroke may be triggered by anger or emotional upset

A global study into causes of stroke has found that one in 11 survivors experienced a period of anger or upset in the one hour leading up to it.

Medication

Common medication linked with increased risk of heart failure

Aspirin use is associated with a 26 per cent raised risk of heart failure in people with at least one predisposing factor for the condition.

Health news

Ancient Aboriginal bush medicine could improve cancer treatment

A plant that is only found in the Australian desert appears to counteract resistance to chemotherapy.

Health news

Scientists develop promising vaccine for recurrent STI infections

This year has highlighted the protection offered by vaccines, and scientists have developed a new jab that may solve a problem that plagues older Australians.

Health news

Scientists find link between bedtime and better heart health

Going to bed between 10 and 11pm is associated with a lower risk of developing heart disease.

Medication

Calls for prescription meds to be sold at supermarkets

The Australian Medical Association wants to change the way Australians access their medications.

Lifestyle

How to improve accessible parking in Australia

Those who require disabled parking spaces don't see them as a luxury, but a crucial part of maintaining dignity and independence when going about their lives.

Health news

Public hospitals in cycle of crisis, AMA warns

A report from the Australian Medical Association explains that the funding formula for hospitals fails to arrest the steady decline of hospital performance.

Medication

Daily aspirin use may do more harm than good, say experts

Health experts are calling for an urgent rethink of prescribing aspirin for daily use, fearing it could put healthy adults at risk of serious complications.

Pain Management

Study finds psychological therapy can treat back pain

Scientists successfully use pain reprocessing therapy to significantly reduce pain intensity.

Brain health

Australian research identifies likely cause of Alzheimer's

Ground-breaking discovery offers potential prevention and treatment opportunities.

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