Health news

Going to sleep later increases the risk of heart disease and death

A new study concludes that night owls have an increased chance of dying early, plus heightened vulnerability to a range of other illnesses such as heart disease.

Brain health

Normal tension glaucoma linked to cognitive impairment

Researchers link eye condition glaucoma and cognitive impairment, the state that often occurs before dementia, while gene therapy study offers hope on treatment.


YourLifeChoices Older Australians Wellbeing Index 2020-21

YourLifeChoices inaugural Older Australians Wellbeing Index records positive sentiment across mental, physical, financial, safety and security metrics.

Health news

Chemical pollution causing infertility, smaller penises

Reproductive health researcher says sperm counts decreased by 59 per cent from 1973 to 2011, largely because of common chemicals.


Older Australians Wellbeing Index dispels myths about over-50s

The YourLifeChoices Older Australians Wellbeing Index reveals where older Australians are thriving – and hurting.

Health news

Study shows link between exercise and heightened immunity

Research confirms exercise can stimulate bone growth and boost the production of immune cells.

Health news

Monash research finds heart drug can reduce breast cancer progression

Norwegian epidemiologists and Monash University researchers have discovered a drug used to manage heart conditions can "greatly reduce" breast cancer progression.


MND breakthrough offers hope damaged nerve cells can be repaired

There is hope of a breakthrough in treating motor neurone disease after Edinburgh researchers found a way to repair nerve cells damaged by the disease.

Mental Health

Drug trial offers rare hope on Alzheimer's disease

Drug maker says experimental drug donanemab slowed cognitive decline in patients by 32 per cent over a two-year period.


Why would people believe 5G causes COVID-19?

Scientists put paid to the strange rumour that 5G can cause COVID-19, a rumour that's spreading across the globe as rapidly as COVID itself.

Health news

Scientists closer to developing 'smart' stem cells made from human fat

UNSW researchers have created adaptive stem cells made from human fat cells that have been reprogrammed to treat a range of medical conditions.

Health news

Expert says fans better than air conditioning during heatwaves

Heat expert says fans are more effective than air conditioning in regulating core body temperature during extreme heat.

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