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Lymph node swelling explained

Why your lymph nodes are swollen

Lymph node swelling explained

Your lymph nodes can swell and become tender for a number of reasons.

COVID linked to Parkinson’s

Professor Kevin Barnham and Leah Beauchamp

COVID linked to Parkinson’s

Long-term neurological consequences may be ‘silent wave’ of COVID-19.

Prolonged fertility link to dementia

Menopause woman standing at her biological clock measuring age and calendar

Prolonged fertility link to dementia

Women with a longer reproductive period at higher risk of developing dementia.

Finding undetected COVID cases

blood test for covid-19

Finding undetected COVID cases

Many more people have been exposed to coronavirus in Australia than have been detected.

Australia should target zero COVID cases

Closure sign on a fence of Sutherland Shire Centenary Park

Australia should target zero COVID cases

Experts say it is possible Australia could successfully target COVID elimination strategy.

Who gets vaccinated first?

bottles of coronavirus vaccine

Who gets vaccinated first?

Should people working in certain occupations be vaccinated first? Or is age more important?

Aussie vaccine milestone

Dr Keith Chappell

Aussie vaccine milestone

Hopes for the University of Queensland’s COVID-19 vaccine high after pre-clinical tests.

Where stimulus money is spent

Australia dollar money bill with face mask on money notes over Australia flag

Where stimulus money is spent

The financial impact of COVID-19 is starting to hit more people, according to ABS figures.

Six disease trends during pandemic

legs of people queueing

Six disease trends during pandemic

From STIs to malaria, here are six disease trends we should heed during the pandemic. ...

Deal ensures COVID vaccine free for all

vials of covid vaccine

Deal ensures COVID vaccine free for all

Over-60s and vulnerable Australians would be given priority, says PM.

COVID detector dogs

sniffer dog

COVID detector dogs

Dogs may provide significant help in eliminating the coronavirus.

Dizziness linked to dementia

woman holds railing for balance after suffering a dizzy spell

Dizziness linked to dementia

Study makes a link between lightheadedness and dementia risk.

Calls for mandatory masks in NSW

A man wearing a mask on Sydney's light rail

Calls for mandatory masks in NSW

The AMA wants the NSW government to tighten restrictions on indoor gatherings.

Early dementia detection

Professor Arduino Mangoni, right, in his pharmacology laboratory at Flinders University, with PhD and administrative officer Anthony Doman.

Early dementia detection

Scientists at Flinders University have discovered a blood molecule associated with dementia.

Do masks give a false sense of security?

two people walking closely wearing masks

Do masks give a false sense of security?

Evidence shows mask wearers are unlikely to abandon good hygiene habits.

COVID crisis could explode

Old Woman using Laptop Coughing

COVID crisis could explode

Around 70 per cent of Australians would present at work with cold or flu symptoms.

Warning signs of kidney cancer

mature man wakes up with a sore back

Warning signs of kidney cancer

Five symptoms of kidney cancer everyone should be aware of.

Llama antibodies neutralise COVID

llamas

Llama antibodies neutralise COVID

UK researchers have made an exciting discovery about neutralising COVID-19.

High blood sugar a COVID-19 risk

doctor and nurse in personal protective equipment or ppe feeling sad after sick patient with covid-19 or coronavirus infection was dead in hospital during pandemic

High blood sugar a COVID-19 risk

Research finds COVID-19 risk not just associated with those who have diabetes.

Not just Alzheimer’s

researcher holds up brain scans

Not just Alzheimer’s

Research highlights a complex and under-recognised form of dementia.

Classic COVID symptoms confirmed

Doctor or nurse wearing PPE, N95 mask, face shield and personal protective gown standing beside the car/road screening for Covid-19 virus

Classic COVID symptoms confirmed

Cough and fever confirmed as the most prevalent symptoms associated with COVID-19.

Time for Centre for Disease Control

woman working at a disease control centre

Time for Centre for Disease Control

Australia has weathered coronavirus better than many other countries, but could it do better?

COVID-19 may trigger diabetes

A swab is pressed onto the injection site during the blood collection

COVID-19 may trigger diabetes

COVID-19 may actually trigger the onset of diabetes in healthy people.

Scientists claim COVID breakthrough

dexamethasone in a syringe

Scientists claim COVID breakthrough

A widely available steroid has been shown to reduce the death risk in COVID-19 patients.

Poor sleep linked to heart disease

man clutching at his heart

Poor sleep linked to heart disease

Sleep scientists tie disrupted slumber to the deadly plaque build-up known as atherosclerosis.

COVID-19 could be a seasonal illness

COVID-19 could be a seasonal illness

COVID-19 could be a seasonal illness

Reduced humidity linked to increased COVID-19 risk.

Eye test to detect Alzheimer’s?

Eye test to detect Alzheimer’s?

Eye test to detect Alzheimer’s?

Changes in the texture of the retina might be the key to early Alzheimer’s detection.

Dementia gene raises COVID-19 risk

Dementia gene raises COVID-19 risk

Dementia gene raises COVID-19 risk

Having a faulty gene linked to dementia doubles the risk of developing severe COVID-19.

Report suggests rolling lockdowns

Report suggests rolling lockdowns

Report suggests rolling lockdowns

International researchers have proposed a strategy for reducing COVID-19 deaths.

Isolation linked to severe outbreaks

Isolation linked to severe outbreaks

Isolation linked to severe outbreaks

Nursing homes experienced the highest COVID-19 infection rate in people over age 80.

Obesity linked to Alzheimer’s

Obesity linked to Alzheimer’s

Obesity linked to Alzheimer’s

Researchers find a link between obesity and shrinkage in the brain.

People willing to conceal COVID-19

People willing to conceal COVID-19

People willing to conceal COVID-19

As Australia continues to get coronavirus under control, there are new concerns.

COVID-19 abnormalities revealed

COVID-19 abnormalities revealed

COVID-19 abnormalities revealed

Patients with COVID-19 can have bowel abnormalities, including ischaemia.

Warning on COVID-19 'miracle drug'

Warning on COVID-19 miracle drug

Warning on COVID-19 'miracle drug'

Findings of a clinical trial of experimental antiviral drug remdesivir show promise.

How the coronavirus spreads

How the coronavirus spreads

How the coronavirus spreads

Analysis shows how extensive testing and contact tracing stopped outbreak in megacity.

Lockdown poses silent health risk

Lockdown poses silent health risk

Lockdown poses silent health risk

Move it or lose it: Sitting around while avoiding COVID-19 creates other health risks.

Combining foods and dementia risk

Combining foods and dementia risk

Combining foods and dementia risk

Study finds food networks centred on processed meats and starches may raise dementia risk.

CSIRO to track virus as it evolves

CSIRO to track virus as it evolves

CSIRO to track virus as it evolves

CSIRO researchers have a new approach to analysing the genetics of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Sense of smell detects COVID-19

Sense of smell detects COVID-19

Sense of smell detects COVID-19

Along with fever, cough and shortness of breath, many COVID-19 patients report a temporary loss ...

Sleep disorder linked to Alzheimer’s

Sleep disorder linked to Alzheimer’s

Sleep disorder linked to Alzheimer’s

Researchers identify why sleep apnoea increases the risk of developing Alzheimer’s.

Aussies discover virus-killing drug

Aussies discover virus-killing drug

Aussies discover virus-killing drug

An Australian study has shown that an anti-parasitic drug kills the COVID-19 virus in vitro.

Diarrhoea an early COVID-19 sign

Diarrhoea an early COVID-19 sign

Diarrhoea an early COVID-19 sign

Patients with new-onset digestive symptoms after a COVID-19 contact could have the illness.

COVID-19 lasts longer than thought

COVID-19 lasts longer than thought

COVID-19 lasts longer than thought

Study finds patients still had coronavirus for up to eight days after symptoms disappeared.

Experts urge planning not panic

Experts urge planning not panic

Experts urge planning not panic

Experts are urging people to plan for a scenario where they become suddenly unwell.

Does COVID advice ignore seniors?

Does COVID advice ignore seniors?

Does COVID advice ignore seniors?

Research finds current guidance on coronavirus ‘largely ignores’ older people.

Should you get the flu shot early?

flu jab

Should you get the flu shot early?

Experts have their say on the ideal time to get this year’s flu jab given ...

Discovering Alzheimer’s earlier

Discovering Alzheimer’s earlier

Discovering Alzheimer’s earlier

A previously overlooked gene behaviour could pave the way to diagnose Alzheimer’s earlier.

Happy wife, happy life

Happy wife, happy life

Happy wife, happy life

Science now supports the saying, ‘happy wife, happy life’.

Can scientists reverse ageing?

Can scientists reverse ageing?

Can scientists reverse ageing?

New finding could halt or reverse age-related conditions like Alzheimer’s.

Cancers left better undiscovered

Cancers better left undiscovered

Cancers left better undiscovered

Australians are increasingly being diagnosed with cancers that will do them no harm if left ...

Is your skin rash life-threatening?

Is your skin rash life-threatening?

Is your skin rash life-threatening?

Skin rashes take lots of different forms and some can come from illnesses that can ...

Health condition of most concern

The health condition that most concerns older Australians

Health condition of most concern

Aussies aged over 70 worry about their health less than 18-30-year-olds.

Study shows the power of mushrooms

Study shows the power of mushrooms

Study shows the power of mushrooms

Research finds an association between eating mushrooms and a lower risk of prostate cancer.

Alzheimer’s gene discovered

Researchers discover genes that influence Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s gene discovered

An international team of researchers has identified a pair of genes linked to Alzheimer’s.

Hearing aids may prevent dementia

Hearing aids may prevent dementia

Hearing aids may prevent dementia

People who wear hearing aids for age-related hearing problems maintain better brain function.

Could marriage stave off dementia?

Could marriage stave off dementia?

Could marriage stave off dementia?

Dementia and marital status could be linked, according to a new study.

Postcodes with low dementia risk

People living in rural areas may have lower dementia risk

Postcodes with low dementia risk

People who live in rural areas may be at lower risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.

Liver dysfunction link to dementia

Liver dysfunction link to dementia

Liver dysfunction link to dementia

Researchers have begun looking for clues about Alzheimer's in a seemingly unlikely place.

Food ingredient linked to dementia

Food ingredient linked to dementia

Food ingredient linked to dementia

New research shows a spicy diet could be linked to dementia.

Four new medicines added to PBS

Four new medicines added to PBS

Four new medicines added to PBS

Treatment for diabetes and depression just got cheaper.

The do’s and don’ts of sinusitis

The do’s and don’ts of sinusitis

The do’s and don’ts of sinusitis

Sinusitis is a painful condition when the sinuses become inflamed or infected.

Alzheimer’s family history risk

Alzheimer’s family history risk could be detected early

Alzheimer’s family history risk

Some symptoms of Alzheimer’s may show up in people as early as their 20s.

The flu virus’s best friend

The flu virus’s best friend

The flu virus’s best friend

Yale researchers have discovered the flu virus’s best friend.

Blood pressure drugs and dementia

Common medicines found to significantly reduce dementia risk

Blood pressure drugs and dementia

Link found between blood pressure drugs and a decreased risk of dementia.

Antibiotic treatment for Alzheimer’s

Antibiotic treatment for Alzheimer’s

Antibiotic treatment for Alzheimer’s

The type of bacteria living in the gut can influence the development of Alzheimer’s.

Common drug could treat dementia

Common drug could treat dementia

Common drug could treat dementia

A prescription drug to treat high blood pressure has shown promise against dementia.

Parkinson’s breakthrough

Researchers make important Parkinson’s breakthrough

Parkinson’s breakthrough

Scientists discover why a cancer drug is able to alleviate Parkinson’s symptoms.

Caterpillars hold key to arthritis cure

Caterpillars hold key to arthritis cure

Caterpillars hold key to arthritis cure

A fungus that infects caterpillars could offer new hope for arthritis sufferers.

Sight at risk from medicine misuse

Medical misuse putting your sight at risk

Sight at risk from medicine misuse

Medicine misuse is threatening the sight of 150,000 Australians.

Taking part in clinical trials

Taking part in clinical trials

Taking part in clinical trials

A clinical trial is a research program to evaluate new medical treatments.

Science cracks Alzheimer’s mystery

Science cracks Alzheimer’s mystery

Science cracks Alzheimer’s mystery

One of the great mysteries of neuroscience may finally have an answer.

Push-ups linked to heart health

Push-ups linked to heart health

Push-ups linked to heart health

Men able to complete more than 40 push-ups have a lower risk of heart disease.

Exercise may improve cognition

Exercise may improve cognition

Exercise may improve cognition

Exercise alters brain blood flow and improves cognitive performance in older adults.

Study unlocks dementia trigger

dementia study

Study unlocks dementia trigger

Scientists label dementia finding as ‘potentially groundbreaking’.

New Alzheimer’s culprit discovered

New Alzheimer’s culprit discovered

New Alzheimer’s culprit discovered

Leaky blood vessels may trigger Alzheimer’s disease, according to new research.

Meditation can alter Alzheimer’s

Meditation can alter Alzheimer’s

Meditation can alter Alzheimer’s

Researchers have found that meditation may alter the course of Alzheimer’s.

What to do if you have sinusitis

What to do if you have sinusitis

What to do if you have sinusitis

Sinusitis is a painful condition when the sinuses become inflamed or infected.

Why are my toenails that colour?

Why are my toenails that colour?

Why are my toenails that colour?

Toenail health is important. Here’s what you need to know.

Tips for coping with ‘sundowning’

Tips for coping with ‘sundowning’

Tips for coping with ‘sundowning’

Late afternoon and early evening can be hard for people with Alzheimer’s disease.

Brain pH linked to Alzheimer’s

Brain pH linked to Alzheimer’s

Brain pH linked to Alzheimer’s

Study identifies potential drug targets to reverse brain pH imbalance.

What is motor neurone disease?

What is motor neurone disease?

What is motor neurone disease?

What is this terrible disease and how close are we to finding a cure?

Arthritis linked to lung disease

Arthritis linked to lung disease

Arthritis linked to lung disease

Rheumatoid arthritis may increase the risk of developing lung disease.

‘Tattoo’ could detect cancer early

‘Tattoo’ could detect cancer early

‘Tattoo’ could detect cancer early

Researchers create implants that can accurately spot early signs of cancer.

Why does my body ache?

Why does my body ache?

Why does my body ache?

Body aches are common but they can be an early warning sign for more serious ...

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