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.


Podcast: All you need to know about Chinese medicine and acupuncture

Host John Deeks speaks with Waveny Holland, a Chinese medicine and acupuncture specialist.


Is exercise as good as medicine?

We all know exercise is good for us, but is it better than medicine? Physiotherapist Kate Roberts explains the benefits of exercise and how it can be better for us than popping pills.

Health essentials

Swollen lymph nodes and the importance of the lymphatic system

Lymph nodes are important because they are part of the body's immune system and they help fight infections. They contain immune cells called lymphocytes that can destroy cancer cells and bacteria.


Causes of damage to the liver include soft drinks and too little water

You are more at risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) if you are overweight or obese, so foods that add too much fat are especially bad for the liver.


Australians divided over the cost of medicines

Aussies are happy with our healthcare system, but more than a third say medicines cost too much. New listings on the PBS aim to change those perceptions.


Can ultraviolet radiation help fight COVID-19?

UV does have potential to manage the spread of the virus, say scientists. Here’s how.


How gentle medicine could radically transform medical practice

Has medicine been hijacked by the desire for profit? By big pharmaceutical companies? By studies and surveys that are too small to offer valuable information? Jacob Stegenga puts his case.


The cost to your health – and to the economy – of overprescribing

Too many older Australians are taking multiple medications that can result in falls, confusion, hospitalisation and even death, study finds.

Mind Your Own Retirement Podcast

Digital prescription news

The chief medical adviser to the Australian Digital Health Agency Professor Meredith Makeham returns with some big news about digital prescriptions and other ways you can make MyHealthRecord work better for you and those who look after your health.


Have scientists found the miracle drug to cure COVID-19?

The US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases releases findings of a clinical trial of the experimental antiviral drug remdesivir.

Aged Care

Medicine safety for older Aussies ‘a game of Russian roulette’

A new report from the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia shows that medicine safety for older Australians is a game of Russian roulette and our most vulnerable are being put at risk every day.

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