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GPs sound warning as checks plummet

Massive drop in cancer tests due to COVID-19 has medicos fearing late diagnoses may be too late for some.

Diseases

Get fit to fight Parkinson’s

Exercise is important to all of us, but for those at risk of contracting Parkinson’s disease – or already diagnosed with the illness – it is essential.

Diseases

Is that medication right for you?

Antibiotics can be lifesavers, but how do you know if you have been prescribed the ones that are right for you?

Your Health

How parasites make us sick

Parasites are organisms that live on or inside an organism of another species. While non-pathogenic parasites may cause only mild illness, pathogenic parasites can cause you serious harm.

COVID-19

New virus has authorities on alert

Australia will screen passengers on key flights from China in a bid to detect the SARS-like virus that has killed at least 17 people.

Health news

Key to better hospital care

We’re living longer and heaping extra strain on the hospital and healthcare systems, but a pilot program offers a solution.

Health news

Experts examine power of the mind

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

Centrelink – Services Australia

Will trip affect Age Pension?

Sandra is desperate to visit her 90-year-old mother overseas, but does not want that to delay her qualification for the Age Pension because she is counting down the days.

News

Your device could predict illness

What if you could forecast sickness before you even had any symptoms? Your smartphone and digital data might be able to help.

Health news

Critically ill fear treatment cost

AIA Healthy Living Index 2018 shows a ‘financing gap’ between healthcare provisions and the expected real costs of serious illness.

Relationships

Supporting loved ones through a crisis

Supporting a relative or friend through a difficult time is a wonderful way to express your love and compassion. Here are some ways to offer support.

Health news

Which vaccines should you have?

Vaccinations are considered the best way of guarding yourself against serious infections, especially as you age. So which vaccinations should you have?

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