GPs warn of dangers as health checks plummet

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


How exercise can help sufferers fight Parkinson’s disease

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.


Are you taking the right medication?

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

Your Health

How do 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.


New virus has authorities on alert as death toll rises

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

The key to better hospital care is … in your home

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

Health news

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.

Centrelink – Services Australia

Will overseas trip to visit mum 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.


Digital diagnosis: your device could forecast 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

Treatment costs ramp up stress for critically ill: survey

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


How to support a relative or friend through a difficult time

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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