The following articles have the tag health
Researchers unsure if anxiety is a symptom or if it contributes to cognitive decline.
Research shows the best time is just before a meal
New study evaluates the value of fish oil supplements in guarding against heart disease.
Coronavirus vaccine results are pouring in, and it’s good news for older people.
Hopes that life might soon return to normal may rest on convincing people to get ...
From guilty pleasure to essential superfood? The food that helps brain, heart and mood.
You may not even think of yourself as an ‘addict’.
In a matter of days, Mick O'Dowd went from being a healthy, sport-loving father to ...
They can be perfectly harmless – or a sign something’s not quite right.
Disorientation, inattention or disorganised thinking could be COVID: study.
Everyone experiences bad breath once in a while, but for some people it never stops. ...
Measuring the material factors of our lives can tell us a lot about the state ...
Protect your skin and avoid painful sunburn
It's possible to influence your risk of the disease.
Drug used to treat arthritis may reduce elderly COVID-19 patients’ risk of dying.
But jumping the queue comes at a price.
The health benefits of the humble egg might not be all they are cracked up ...
People working from home are seeking plastic surgery in record numbers.
Don’t trust everything you see on TV.
Here’s why gold health cover doesn’t always shine.
Many women claim to be uninformed about what can happen.
Should children or the elderly access vaccinations first?
Several vaccines are in the late stage of clinical trials. Who should get them first? ...
When inoculating an entire planet, logistics are as important as science.
Adults who spend four years in economic hardship are at risk of accelerated ageing.
Older Australians Support Line expanded and extended through June 2021.
The 17-year wait for a new, effective Alzheimer’s medication continues.
Yes, 90 per cent efficacy for Pfizer’s COVID-19 mRNA vaccine is striking. But …
Younger people increasingly falling victim, Stroke Foundation studies find.
Dentists admit feeling pressured to offer unnecessary treatments.
A diagnosis of younger onset dementia can be devastating, but specialist service can help.
Herd immunity requires that 82 per cent of the population be vaccinated.
How to lower your risk of developing one of Australia’s most common cancers.
It's non-invasive and users have even deemed it 'relaxing'.
Everything you need to know about the back-to-nature wellness trend.
COVID has thrown all of us into a state of grief – we’re grieving for ...
Frequent extreme bushfires are our new reality.
What would happen if you replaced all drinks with water?
Air quality affects our environment, the liveability of our cities and our health.
Research suggests breakthrough could reduce the need for invasive and expensive scans.
Sleep apnoea can cause ongoing health issues and be potentially life-threatening.
Lifestyle changes alone may not be enough to find a healthy stable weight.
Drunk too much alcohol recently? Now’s a good time to give your liver a break.
The effects of fitness extend way beyond how your body looks
Time to eliminate bad lockdown habits and reinforce the good ones.
Do they follow their own advice?
Mould is making 2.5 million Aussies more susceptible to coronavirus.
Gum disease is common, but too few people understand it.
Sleep apnoea is more common than you may think and life threatening if not treated.
‘Chills’ associated with music could be key to learning more about our evolution.
Dr Catherine Itsiopoulos makes a compelling case as to why we should follow this diet.
New research shows exercise helps maintain a healthy immune system.
CHOICE says hand sanitiser labels are ‘a confusing mess’.
Transplants and long-term use of artificial heart pumps may become a thing of the past.
Experts are looking into strategies around the shortcomings of potential vaccines.
Men in jobs with hard physical work have a higher risk of developing dementia.
Five simple steps to a healthy urinary routine.
Research shows when it comes to pain, it’s mind over matter.
Listening to this noise at night may help you sleep more soundly.
Study suggests that older males who have recovered from COVID have the best antibodies.
Baby boomer? Here’s why you could be missing out on health insurance savings.
Here are four easy ways to include these power-packed berries in your day.
Pandemic helps prove air pollution’s link to conditions such as Alzheimer’s.
Only Vietnam and Hong Kong have done as well as Victorians.
Deaths caused by dementia have increased by 67 per cent over the past decade.
Being hydrated affects your weight, energy and brain function.
Every day nearly 50 Australians die from heart disease. That’s right – almost 50!
Don’t just wait and hope the symptoms disappear.
Wearing a cloth mask can backfire if you don’t clean it properly.
Can private health cover improve quality of life for those with chronic conditions?
Hair loss can have a big impact on the lives of those affected
Professor Joseph Ibrahim tells what is required to fix our ailing aged care system.
Researchers warn that heart complications for these patients are being underestimated.
How we hide the truth from ourselves and how to achieve psychological freedom.
These nifty colour charts show how different fruit and vegetables compare.
Study finds alarming disparity in how 1.2 million Aussies with this illness are treated.
These common foods found in the fridge might be harming your health and waistline.
While COVID-19 is more of a risk for older adults, they are not more susceptible ...
Treat your feet to a little TLC.
Are 15-minute COVID-19 tests Australia’s ‘freedom pass’?
Five things over-65s should know when switching to a plant-based diet.
New study reveals that sedentary older adults perform better on some brain tests.
You should also eat the tops – they’re tasty, sweet and packed with nutrients.
Your lack of interest could be an early warning of Alzheimer’s, say scientists.
What everyone should know about fatty liver disease.
Psychologist Dr Greg Smith shares his tips for deep, calm and joyful breathing.
Could it be causing your chronic health problems?
An Australian born today is expected to live six years longer than an Australian born ...
University’s trial program seeks additional participants for online initiative.
The cancer risk is sobering news for those drinking more during the COVID crisis.
Zoonotic diseases (also known as zoonoses) are caused by germs that spread between animals and ...
Modified common cold virus gives hope to millions suffering from this cancer.
Winston ponders the treatments for Parkinson’s, while wife Kathy gives her perspective.
Members warned after changes mean many may have different exclusions than they once did.
Research shows ventilation systems in many buildings can increase infection.
Seven ways that eating less meat could boost your health.
‘It's a shit of a disease; it's something you have to have to know how ...
Researchers discover identical signs of brain damage in sleep apnoea and Alzheimer’s.
Doctors still don’t have to disclose fees to lavishly funded medical bill site.
But they need to be selected, handled and worn correctly, experts warn.
Seven years after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s, speech and balance issues escalate.
Referral rules haven’t changed since the ’70s, but Australia’s health needs have.
Your eyes may be a critical indicator of potential stroke.
Do you start your day with a cuppa? Here’s why you should.
Part 1: The symptoms, the diagnosis – and acceptance.
Gwyneth Paltrow explains clean sleeping and the benefits.
Provocative plan shows people would pay more for shorter waiting times, longer consults.
Here’s why you should switch to rye bread.
“We can’t be left playing catchup again,” says Labor leader.
The average pair of feet will walk around 220,000,000 steps over a lifetime.
Here’s what doctors know works against the virus.
It seems infected and re-exposed cats may hold the key to a virus vaccine.
Strange coloured poo is usually due to the food we’ve eaten or medication we’ve taken.
What are the long-term implications of the power wielded during the pandemic?
Queensland has set a date for when people from Sydney can visit without quarantining.
Scientists develop an inexpensive test that could one day be administered at home.
How to make optimism and hope a permanent friend in bad times and good.
Changing our clocks is bad for the ticker.
The Heart Foundation is pleading with those at risk of heart disease to continue check-ups.
A humble bowl of porridge may be the best start to your day.
A study reveals more than a third of Aussies with flu-like symptoms spent time in ...
Follow this diet and worry less about the scales if you want to live longer.
Could extended hospital-in-the-home scheme put your health at risk?
Here are four and where to find them – including in your next cup of ...
Call for price hike to be delayed until April 2021.
Today’s over-70s are healthier in mind and body than previous generations.
New research reveals who’s most likely to get COVID-19, and who’s most likely to die.
Slowing down too much can do more harm than good.
Your lymph nodes can swell and become tender for a number of reasons.
Feeling lonely is a sign you need to reconnect, and maybe do some things a ...
If you suspect a loved one is struggling …
Researchers want to know if it will have the same effect on people without diabetes.
Regular exercise can help manage symptoms and improve health.
Depending on your fund, the October rate rise could be higher or lower than 2.92 ...
Study finds that diabetics who go to sleep earlier are healthier and more active than ...
Long-term neurological consequences may be ‘silent wave’ of COVID-19.
Australian researcher discovers potential honeybee venom treatment for breast cancer.
Link between cancer and dementia risk may hold secret for prevention.
This video shows just how easily COVID-19 can spread when people sing together.
Women with a longer reproductive period at higher risk of developing dementia.
Is Australia’s poor internet infrastructure a risk to public health?
We need to rethink the system, say healthcare professionals.
Psychologists tell why you should skip the texting and make a phone call.
Scientists explain the difference between being indoors with others or outdoors.
Want to live longer? Well here are nine health tips you fellas shouldn't ignore.
Reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s, even when you are at an older age.
These terms are often used interchangeably, but they are not the same thing.
The government is extending the COVID health measures for a further six months.
If you have high cholesterol, there are ways to deal with the problem without drugs.
Soon, you may not need a prescription to buy some cannabis products.
China study shows remarkably low infection rates among people who wear glasses.
Struggling to sleep but don’t want to take meds? This may be the solution.
Anxiety about penis size has spawned a multimillion-dollar industry.
Many more people have been exposed to coronavirus in Australia than have been detected.
A device developed by Monash University researchers could help restore vision to the blind.
Your heart rate may tell you more about your health than you realise.
Now everyone’s a statistician, it’s way too easy to be taken in by misinformation.
The former PM has a plan to keep older Australians at home for longer.
Adults with fatter legs are less likely to have high blood pressure.
Daily DIY test plan could let Britons mingle freely by Christmas.
Mornings are that much harder when your joints are stiff and painful.
Masks could hold the key to herd immunity.
Lying to your doctor about how much you drink could be bad for your health. ...
Hugh guides us through the journey of seeking a better way to understand who we ...
Libido levels vary through life: here are some common causes.
It’s Migraine Awareness Week.
The coronavirus has triggered some interesting and unusual changes in our buying behaviour.
Six common symptoms that may mean you're not getting everything you need from your diet.
More people are using strong medications to get through the day.
Chairman tells what we can do and how to respond if we suspect someone is ...
Spring is on its way – and so is allergy season.
Australians are avoiding hospital even when experiencing symptoms.
A wide range of conditions may be responsible for twitching lids and muscle cramps.
The symptoms are so similar, doctor urges anyone who is unsure to get tested.
Consumer advocate reveals the worst-performing air purifiers on the market.
If two promising COVID-19 vaccines prove successful, the government has secured deals.
Researchers identify protein that could revolutionise diabetes treatment.
‘If we open up too early, we risk another resurgence and undoing the work we ...
Pharmacist Emmanuel Vavoulas explains why sleep issues become more common as we age.
Hip pain has many causes and can be debilitating if it goes unmanaged.
Experts say it is possible Australia could successfully target COVID elimination strategy.
Vicki Bennett believes now is the time to believe in the possibility of a better ...
Some measures should stay or Australia may struggle to get out of this hole.
Study shows volume and spread of aerosol droplets when these masks are worn.
World champion lawn bowler Barrie Lester helps you buff up your bowls skills.
What are sulphites, and what’s the big deal about them being in your wine?
The ‘Fresh Food People’ awarded healthiest home brand packaged products.
Former prime minister Tony Abbott calls for COVID rules to be relaxed in Australia.
Your diet can determine your risk factors for some serious liver conditions.
Cleaning products are triggering an increasing number of asthma attacks.
Your personality traits determine how well you abide by social distancing laws.
Free online tool can help you avoid this ‘silent disease’.
Most Australians want to age at home. Here’s how we can.
Should people working in certain occupations be vaccinated first? Or is age more important?
Watching television for more than three and a half hours a day linked to poorer ...
Low cerebral blood flow found to be the No.1 imaging predictor of Alzheimer's disease.
Health experts urge all Australians to wake up to the dangers.
Keeping an eye out for these conditions could save your life.
Despite some politicians claiming otherwise, there is strong support for stage four lockdown.
Can you stomach the news? Broccoli and Brussels sprouts are vital to good health.
Grains are a staple in diets all around the world, but how healthy are they? ...
Subsidised industry wants more support; opponents seek a ‘thorough rethink’.
Five ways chocolate may be healthier than you think.
Hopes for the University of Queensland’s COVID-19 vaccine high after pre-clinical tests.
What are night sweats, and what can you do about them?
New research uses artificial intelligence to analyse facial photos.
Researchers discover ‘killer’ protein’s ability to control tumours, infections.
Reinfected Hong Kong man suffers no symptoms during second bout.
The coronavirus can affect your skin, from COVID toes, to rashes and hair loss.
It's low impact, meditative and uses your whole body. What more do you want?
Fears ‘vaccine nationalism’ could drive risk-taking that causes virus to mutate.
The financial impact of COVID-19 is starting to hit more people, according to ABS figures.
Disease is not likely to be beaten, at least not yet, say scientists.
Air pollution inside some homes is 10 times worse than outside.
Study could help pinpoint the intermediate host that transmitted the virus to humans.
This little-known massage has numerous health benefits and can be done at home.
During the colder months, your skin needs a little extra love.
From STIs to malaria, here are six disease trends we should heed during the pandemic. ...
Anger affects your heart and chest pain can be predicted by examining the brain.
A simple, delicious recipe that is gluten-free and versatile.
Over-60s and vulnerable Australians would be given priority, says PM.
Dental hygienist Tabitha Acret has some good and bad news for diabetes sufferers.
The molecule – called AeroNabs – could change the course of the pandemic.
One out of five Twitter posts related to older adults and COVID-19 contained negative tones.
Accessible painkiller must be taken with care, study finds.
Simply telling them to ‘mask up’ will most likely fall on deaf ears.
From fatigue to anxiety, gut health problems can affect people in numerous ways.
There would be some benefits to the move, but there are pros and cons.
These nine remedies promise to ease ailments and offer health benefits.
Correct your lockdown slouch for both your appearance and your health.
What needs to be considered before international travel resumes? WHO weighs in.
Nursing union calls for urgent action as deaths related to aged care continue to grow.
Dogs may provide significant help in eliminating the coronavirus.
It may be possible for the virus to survive on frozen food, but very unlikely.
Drug’s properties makes skin more sensitive to the sun, scientists say.
Although rarely serious, they can be a source of discomfort, both physically and mentally.
A sleep expert shares his book of tips to help you on the road to ...
Device could revolutionise treatment of a range of common diseases.
The life-threatening allergen hiding in your food and drink.
Are your underlying health needs being ignored during the current pandemic?
Properly cleaning a reusable face mask is essential in keeping you COVID safe.
Pharmacists can be a good source of healthcare advice.
Skipping the side of bacon could be doing more for your health than you think.
Study makes a link between lightheadedness and dementia risk.
The key to lifting your mood, sleeping better and boosting positivity.
Young people with severe cases could face a ‘life of disability’.
Help is on the way to combat COVID-19 effects more harmful than the virus itself.
Drug could also help to reduce shedding of infection and slow the spread.
This condition can increase your risk of heart failure and stroke.
It’s designed to make eating healthier, easier.
The AMA wants the NSW government to tighten restrictions on indoor gatherings.
A lot is riding on stage four restrictions working, but what if they fail?
More Australians are sleeping poorly – and no prizes for guessing why.
Here’s what you should be doing to keep your home virus free.
One person’s story on the scare that made her put her health first.
Research could help health professionals plan best course of treatment earlier.
Queensland has decided to close its borders to all residents of NSW and the ACT.
A, AB, B or O, your blood type may have more to do with your ...
Women who lack social ties have a greater likelihood of being obese, study finds.
Massage and myotherapy can improve quality of life.
Updated: Extend telehealth, increase subsidised sessions, say psychologists.
What exactly is the microbiome, why is it so important and how can we protect ...
Double standards abound in denouncement of those who refuse to isolate.
Flu and pneumonia vaccinations dramatically reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s.
Premier bows to increasing case rate, declares Victoria a state of disaster.
Many of the foods you think are ‘healthy’ actually contain hidden, harmful sugars.
Victorian premier flags further restrictions after second-worst day of infections.
AUSMAT teams are now working in aged care homes. What does that mean?
Face masks to be mandatory across the state from midnight on Sunday
Victorian premier admits he wouldn’t put his mother into aged care.
Scientists at Flinders University have discovered a blood molecule associated with dementia.
Government’s Medical Costs Finder ‘must be overhauled to provide transparency’.
These foods and supplements may help you fight of inflammation.
The decisions we need to make today to help us live better for longer.
Evidence shows mask wearers are unlikely to abandon good hygiene habits.
Virus might be able to infect people repeatedly, study finds.
It is possible to save on health insurance and avoid any new waiting periods.
LED lighting and a high-speed camera show which masks are most effective.
Those with IBD six times more likely to develop Alzheimer’s than those without.
Science supports a cup of honey and lemon to stave off a cold.
Study shows how long the breath of a sick person can affect healthy people.
We’re testing 50,000 Australians a day for COVID-19. Should it be more?
Here’s how you can break up with the sweet stuff for good.
A government report reveals our obesity epidemic and surprising statistics on COVID.
An affordable, healthy alternative to pain relief.
The ‘love hormone’ may play an important role in Alzheimer’s prevention.
CHOICE names and shames private health funds for poor COVID support.
If you’ve been feeling sluggish, consider these healthy coffee substitutes.
Good news on leading killer, and how to avoid it.
Around 70 per cent of Australians would present at work with cold or flu symptoms.
Survey highlights a disturbing lack of knowledge about viral and bacterial infections.
More work to be done, but preliminary trial results are very encouraging.
Not all face masks are created equal, but something is better than nothing.
UV does have potential, say scientists. Here’s how.
Aussie research at the fore, but six million would refuse eventual vaccinations.
Research reveals the places and activities that increase risk of COVID-19 infection.
If you’re on the nose, there may be reason to head to your GP.
UK researchers have made an exciting discovery about neutralising COVID-19.
This frequently overlooked condition affects mainly older adults and women.
During isolation, more people watch more porn more often, but is it harmful?
One in three people don’t know they have it.
New advice on asymptomatic transmission increases the push for mask wearing.
Researchers develop consensus principles for medication management in older people.
From 20 July you will only be able to book a telehealth appointment with your ...
Research finds COVID-19 risk not just associated with those who have diabetes.
Government advice on the wearing of face masks has changed. But which mask is best?
‘Activities of daily living tests’ preventing payouts to unemployed Aussies.
What to make of new H1N1 swine flu recently discovered in China.
Taking vitamins makes us think we’re doing something good for our health, but are we? ...
The research that supports the wearing of masks and how to make one.
Exercising helps your brain health and function in a number of ways.
Experts the world over are racing – and cooperating – to find a COVID-19 vaccine. ...
Experts believe airborne spread of coronavirus much more deadly than acknowledged.
A good night's sleep or a productive night's work?
Light to moderate drinking may preserve brain function in older age.
Product limits apply to stores in Victoria, Tasmania and New South Wales.
New cases in Victoria are a “stark reminder” that the pandemic is not yet over.
“We don't need to sacrifice enjoying life today to live as long as possible.”
How often should you poo each day and when should you worry about it?
Protein is easier to find than you may think.
More than 800 ‘excess deaths’ suggest potentially unaccounted coronavirus deaths.
Research highlights a complex and under-recognised form of dementia.
Audiologist Emma Scanlan tells how tele-audiology works and whether this is the future of hearing ...
The adage, you are what you eat, is never more true than during menopause.
Here’s how to break the cycle and plot a path to positivity.
Six million downloads and no results: government virus app under fire.
Legal, plentiful and easy to access, alcohol is the main drug of concern in Australia.
State faces strict isolation after another sharp rise in coronavirus cases.
Study hints at menopause being a major player in cognitive decline.
What you didn’t know about these common tumours may surprise you.
Cough and fever confirmed as the most prevalent symptoms associated with COVID-19.
Australia has weathered coronavirus better than many other countries, but could it do better?
Hey girls, here are four sex-drive supplements to get your sex life back on track.
Telehealth, whether accessed by phone or online, has worked well for older Australians.
The colour of the foods on your plate may reveal how healthy they really are. ...
Researchers fear virus damages lungs, causes chronic fatigue and psychological issues.
Inactivity is associated with a higher risk of dying from cancer, study finds.
Your diet can either trigger or reduce inflammation, affecting psoriasis flare-ups.
Victoria’s coronavirus spike raises the prospect of local lockdowns.
Is your dog overweight? Here’s how to take control and boost your pet’s fitness.
Seven lessons for Australia’s health system learnt during the coronavirus upheaval.
When it comes to heath, the oils in your kitchen aren’t equal.
If your joints and muscles ache more in winter, this is probably why.
A lesser known source of pollution costs health systems billions each year.
Advice for self-isolating over-70s isn’t clear, says national advocacy group.
Doctors and legal expert tells what is working and what more needs to be done.
You no longer have to visit your doctor to have a prescription filled.
Study suggests coffee could protect heart health.
COVID-19 may actually trigger the onset of diabetes in healthy people.
A widely available steroid has been shown to reduce the death risk in COVID-19 patients.
This newly discovered vitamin may help with more than memory loss.
Massive drop in cancer tests has medicos fearing late diagnoses may be too late for ...
A new CSIRO study has found that weight suffered throughout the COVID-19 lockdown.
Face masks provided more protection for US sailors at close quarters: study
A Victorian hospital becomes the first to test a revolutionary health screening device.
Long-term study shows aspirin a major cancer preventative.
Stopping sex, or even having an extended break, can have serious health consequences.
Dr Billy Stoupas, practising GP highlights the winter maladies we need to avoid.
Physiotherapist tells how issues ‘down there’ can be fixed or at least managed better.
Urged to isolate while COVID still stalks, furry friends are filling the gaps.
Dianne Motton reflects on the true impact of COVID-19.
Did you stockpile toilet paper early in the crisis? Chances are you shared these traits.
Cruising holidays will look very different after the COVID-19 crisis passes.
Cost to economy of a second wave estimated as man at rally tests positive to ...
Many factors contribute to heart disease, according to medical experts.
No, Aussie bats won’t give you COVID-19. We rely on them more than you think. ...
Have a newfound appreciation for your daily walk? Noticing the colour of the sky more?
Eating a late dinner may contribute to weight gain and high blood sugar.
Education appears to protect older adults, especially women, against memory loss.
If your urine smells odd, this may be why.
Sleep scientists tie disrupted slumber to the deadly plaque build-up known as atherosclerosis.
COVID-19 spurs use of remote monitoring program.
Has medicine been hijacked by the desire for profit? Jacob Stegenga puts his case.
As coronavirus restrictions ease, here’s how you can navigate public transport as safely as possible.
We don’t often think of light therapy when we think of treatment, but maybe we ...
‘The tourism losses may seem terrible, but better to lose them than our lives.’
Cannabinoid medicines could be the key to combating COVID-19 deaths.
This rustic food favourite provides comfort in unsettling times.
Too many older Australians are taking multiple medications, study finds.
Counsellor Lynn Crilly talks us through five common misconceptions about depression.
Fatal but forgotten: Australians are overlooking high blood pressure threat.
Often overlooked, zinc is an important mineral that may even reverse vision loss.
A pandemic starting in Australia might seem far-fetched, but we tick all the boxes.
The secret is ‘having the right mindset and enjoying every step’.
How you can use your optometry health fund extras during COVID-19.
Reduced humidity linked to increased COVID-19 risk.
Counsellor offers advice on how to cope with a clingy parent after bereavement.
Research shows breakfast may play a bigger role in our health than previously thought.
Only the lightest drinkers get any benefit from alcohol, research finds.
If you’re feeling stressed and confused during these challenging times, you’re not alone.
Changes in the texture of the retina might be the key to early Alzheimer’s detection.
Sean Rooney reveals how aged care residents really feel about lockdown and social distancing.
Do we or don’t we? And if we do, when should we wear a face ...
Dr Devinder Chauhan talks about Macula Month and keeping your eye on your optical health
Dr Devinder Chauhan talks about Macula Month and keeping your eye on your optical health
Smaller pack sizes for opioid-based products come into effect in bid to cut death rate.
Heart palpitations; harmless, or a sign of something more sinister?
Having a faulty gene linked to dementia doubles the risk of developing severe COVID-19.
Is this a case of Typhoid Mary: The Sequel?
Long before the damage can’t be undone, your liver will let you know all is ...
Your spine is incredibly important, but is it healthy?
Facebook was among the most distrusted brands in Australia during April.
Maintaining yoga exercise is an important means for seniors to maintain youthful agility.
Advice from experts on this historical craft.
Eating more dietary fibre with minimal food processing seems to be the key.
Quiet please: researchers suspect loud talking transmits the coronavirus.
Our hopes for a vaccine or medicine to treat coronavirus hinge on a critical supply ...
Dr Rahul Jandial has some simple advice on how to keep your brain healthy.
How Apia can help you remain safe and connected during these difficult times.
There’s a reason some skinny people stay slim, no matter what they eat.
International researchers have proposed a strategy for reducing COVID-19 deaths.
Sarah Marshall shares her experience of losing sense of taste and smell due to COVID-19.
This is the healthiest way to brew your coffee, according to scientists.
How drugs and foods interact in your body can be hazardous.
Max once hated his hearing aids. Now he thinks they’ll change his life.
Nursing homes experienced the highest COVID-19 infection rate in people over age 80.
More people turn to Emotional Freedom Technique as evidence of its benefits grows.
Climate change is a killer, but we don’t acknowledge it on death certificates.
COVID-19 deprives critically important sector of 12 million hours per week: study.
Many of us intend to make ethical purchase decisions, but the goal often falls short. ...
Researchers find a link between obesity and shrinkage in the brain.
How to (hopefully) navigate the cold and flu season unscathed.
Loneliness was the most widely reported source of personal stress for Australians.
As Australia continues to get coronavirus under control, there are new concerns.
"In 1970, broccoli was more than twice as nutritious as it is today,” says Dr ...
Failed talks see 42 private hospitals cut from funds’ lists.
NDIS participants will be able to buy assistive technology to help them through the crisis ...
Professor Melissa Bloomer says it’s time to face facts and tells how to get started.
The chief medical adviser to the Australian Digital Health Agency Professor Meredith Makeham returns with ...
Issues relating to public education about the app raise serious concerns: ACCAN.
‘We don’t know what effect winter will have’, says Chief Health Officer.
Do supermarkets need to be more responsible for Australians’ dietary habits?
Biotin, found in many beauty products, is said to benefit hair, skin and nails. But ...
Researchers are concerned about the pandemic’s long-term effect on cognitive function.
Practical advice to ease increased anxiety amongst older people.
Does winter tend to slow you down? Start off on the right foot with these ...
Do these things to set yourself up for a speedy recovery after surgery.
Simple diet changes can significantly reduce your risk of dementia.
Patients with COVID-19 can have bowel abnormalities, including ischaemia.
Brawn can be good for the brain in at-risk older people.
Study finds correlation between this vitamin deficiency and COVID-19 death rate.
Dentists can spot a whole host of health problems, and not just to do with ...
Without effective tracing in place, we’re ‘driving blind’, health body warns.
When the show must go on – even during lockdown – some creative thinking is ...
On International Nurses Day, what is the legacy of the most famous of them all?
Prime Minister Scott Morrison plans to review COVID-19 assistance payments.
Dr Kate Gregorevic is a geriatrician, founder of Elder Health and of Project Three Six ...
Today, Leanne Wells explains the Consumer Health Forum’s mission and tells why fear of catching ...
Extra vivid dreams? It could all be a result of how your body processes stress.
Easy-to-follow exercise advice for older Australians now just a click away.
Life will never be the same, but decisions retirees make now can still help.
The warning signs you should never ignore.
Tell us about what you want from life in a post-pandemic world – and win!
National cabinet announces three-step plan for safe economy by July.
Busting lockdown myths and solving the great coronavirus mysteries.
Top 10 comorbidities identified by Australian and overseas authorities.
Likelihood of a heart attack after the flu is six times higher: experts.
Researchers say a second strain is likely to hamper efforts to develop a vaccine.
These healthy tips mean you can have your cake and eat it too in these ...
Sleeping in separate beds can be a game changer. Could it improve your relationship?
Turmeric has been hailed as a wonder spice due to its multiple medical benefits.
More Australians than ever visited their GP for chronic pain in 2015-16.
Self-isolating is causing more than the obvious challenges: psychologist.
While getting into the great outdoors is difficult, here’s how to enjoy nature indoors.
A record number of people are cancelling eye appointments, eye specialists report.
Are all elective surgeries currently available under COVID-19 restrictions?
From this Friday, Coles will stop its hour of shopping for the elderly and vulnerable.
Experts say social distancing, not the onset of winter, will determine COVID rates.
New COVID-19 concerns include the possibility of long-term organ damage to survivors.
All those extra, tiny decisions are taxing our brains and taking a physical toll.
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A proliferation of dodgy COVID-19 treatments raises biosecurity and spread risk fears.
Amazing film shows the challenges faced by sufferers of this form of dementia.
Analysis shows how extensive testing and contact tracing stopped outbreak in megacity.
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Mr Morrison’s reign could be more significant than it otherwise would have been.
An Australian study has shown that an anti-parasitic drug kills the COVID-19 virus in vitro.
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Dangerous unauthorised home-testing kits for COVID-19 are being confiscated by the Australian Border Force.
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What’s life like in the country hit hardest by COVID-19?
NSW police commissioner says the state’s social distancing laws will end in late June.
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Should you disinfect your shopping? Can COVID-19 live on clothes? Find out.
How to keep your relationship healthy when you are both stuck at home.
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A short and easy-to-read guide to managing the widespread disruption caused by COVID-19.
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The simple tests you can do at home that can tell you so much.
Patients with new-onset digestive symptoms after a COVID-19 contact could have the illness.
Researchers are calling on five million Australians to track and beat COVID-19.
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Pharmacists have been given new and extended powers to assist in the safe provision of ...
New testing kits that deliver results in 15 minutes will be available in Australia soon.
Study finds patients still had coronavirus for up to eight days after symptoms disappeared.
Social distancing doesn’t have to be anti-social.
Health funds now cover all COVID-19 related claims, among other helpful measures.
How is your state or territory enforcing lockdown laws?
New evidence helps us to understand the link between cardiovascular health and gum disease.
Parks and playgrounds closed; gatherings of more than two people effectively outlawed.
What’s life like in the country hit hardest by COVID-19?
Hotels hope to help ease the burden on our struggling health system.
How would a public transport shutdown affect you?
Enforced isolation could lead to promising social and technological advancements for older people.
Drone could monitor temperature, heart and respiratory rates, and sneezing and coughing in crowds.
University sleep and fatigue researcher tells why prioritising sleep will help protect us from COVID-19.
‘We accept that this is no longer business as usual,’ says Woolworths.
Having fewer ingredients will force some Australians to get more creative with their cooking.
Centrelink changes proof of identity rules and extends call centre hours to cope with demand.
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The health conditions that are hurting too many Australians.
The Heart Foundation is urging Australians not to stop taking their medication.
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The best weapon we have against the coronavirus is inside us.
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‘It won’t be a pretty experience when we deal with them,’ says Peter Dutton.
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Australian College of General Practitioners president Harry Nespolon talks all things COVID-19.
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When will the government present the next coronavirus stimulus package?
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Pharmacists are urging sick patients to keep their pharmacy staff safe.
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Drinking low-fat milk significantly associated with ageing less in adults.
Experts are urging people to plan for a scenario where they become suddenly unwell.
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Research finds current guidance on coronavirus ‘largely ignores’ older people.
One in four Australians will get a $750 coronavirus cash handout. Will you qualify?
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These dietary factors have been linked to reduced dementia risk.
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Nearly a quarter of Australians do not see a doctor when they feel they need ...
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What you want – and need – from a health insurer.
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Are you having all the recommended vaccinations for your age?
Some serious and common conditions have no definitive tests, making diagnosis a difficult process.
If you're ageing and on medication, it might be time to re-assess your alcohol intake.
If you thought dietary fibre was just for digestive health, then think again.
Audiologist Nick Taylor explains what you should know about hearing loss and hearing aids.
According to popular theory, men live shorter lives because they take bigger risks.
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Retirement planning is about so much more than just money.
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A previously overlooked gene behaviour could pave the way to diagnose Alzheimer’s earlier.
The majority of hospital treatment policies held by Australians now contain exclusions.
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A study suggests that ‘eating in moderation’ may not work as a dietary guideline.
The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia believes our most vulnerable are being put at risk.
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Does ageing make it inevitable? Are there ways that you can avoid the dreaded droop?
Researchers have found that women over 75 do not benefit from regular mammograms.
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Science now supports the saying, ‘happy wife, happy life’.
Senator seeks to tackle ‘shocking rates of preventable oral health disease and hospital admissions’.
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Mystery surrounds killer virus, but there’s one thing spreading faster than the virus itself.
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Cocoa may improve walking performance for patients with peripheral artery disease.
Scientists may have discovered the cause of your brain fog.
New finding could halt or reverse age-related conditions like Alzheimer’s.
Osteoarthritis is a common condition that affects joints of the body.
Australia should use social prescribing to counter rising chronic health problems.
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There are just as many myths as facts about the things that can cause cancer.
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A plant-based diet may be the key to lowering the risk of developing heart disease.
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The majority of in-use make-up products are contaminated with potentially life-threatening superbugs.
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Scientists have found a drug that can interrupt the body’s response to injury.
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Simple tips on airplane travel in light of the deadly coronavirus outbreak.
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Aussies left covering the doctor’s bill for errant tourists.
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A few simple changes could improve your quality of life in retirement.
Australia to screen passengers on flights from China in a bid to detect the SARS-like ...
New research reveals that acid reflux drugs may impair memory and concentration.
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A new class of preventative drugs is offering life-changing treatment for migraine sufferers.
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Australian GPs have officially recognised their responsibility to report elder abuse, citing several reasons – ...
Loneliness rivals smoking and obesity in its impact on shortening longevity.
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As smoke from bushfires shrouds our cities, scientists have made a worrying discovery.
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How to avoid the anguish as you prepare for crucial health checks.
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Australians who get their hearing checked rewarded with Qantas points
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More Australians are undergoing elective surgery and receiving emergency department care.
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Most of the one million taking the test walked away with shocking results.
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Smartphones have gone from being a status item to an indispensable part of our lives.
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Have we forgotten how to stay comfortable without air-conditioners in multiple rooms?
Australian prices were 25 per cent below the median global cost.
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Review finds that supplements may actually increase the risk of “adverse health outcomes”.
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Text message interventions found to reduce coronary and stroke deaths.
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Some patients may be put at serious risk by the bacteria in probiotics: study.
A national nutrition body is warning that 90 per cent of Australians are not consuming ...
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The method used in Australia to calculate a person’s lifetime risk of cancer has been ...
There is a newfound sobriety among younger Australians, according to a report. But at the ...
New software could reduce emergency hospitalisations and allow time for end-of life-plans.
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Forget Keto, Atkins and the 5-2 diet. This is the key to healthy longevity.
A new Alzheimer’s therapy has been granted conditional approval in China.
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A stomach or gastric ulcer is a break in the tissue lining the stomach.
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The way people walk is an indicator of how fast their brains are ageing.
Government bid to simplify private health cover has failed, says CHOICE.
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Australia has world’s highest cancer rate and government protocol on CTs is a major contributor: ...
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‘There is no question that our aged care system requires urgent attention,’ says CHF chief.
Funds blame an ageing population and a failure to attract new members.
Turmeric has long been considered a wonder spice, but does it really work?
Alcohol industry pushing for slackened guidelines, spruiking the health benefits of drinking.
What is a cough anyway? And what’s the best way to get rid of it?
Scientists have found a link between neural activity and ageing.
New study finds everyday item can increase risk of dementia.
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Many people in Australia may be under-vaccinated without realising it.
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An analysis of studies that involved more than 23,000 people with dementia found that sufferers ...
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Australian researchers used a driving simulator to test the success of cataract surgery.
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Aussies aged over 70 worry about their health less than 18-30-year-olds.
If your life is not coming up roses, maybe you should plant some.
A new study reveals shocking news about plane water quality.
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Paper urges Government to subsidise sicker Australians’ health insurance costs.
Research finds an association between eating mushrooms and a lower risk of prostate cancer.
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You may be surprised to discover you’ve been eating your favourite foods wrongly.
Bone cancer is serious and requires prompt medical attention. These are the warning signs.
An international team of researchers has identified a pair of genes linked to Alzheimer’s.
A lifelong dietary regimen of choline has potential to prevent Alzheimer’s disease.
New research uncovers the specific data leaked through hospital breaches.
New PBS listings set to save some patients more than $100,000.
An international study has uncovered a drug that could treat obesity and diabetes.
Geoff wants to know if he is eligible to apply for sickness allowance.
Shaky hands may be an early warning sign of neurological or degenerative conditions.
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Government spends $7485 per person on health costs, but out-of-pocket costs a concern.
Doctor tells how to shake off the lethargy that can creep up over winter.
Here’s how you can reduce your likelihood of becoming a cancer statistic.
Scientists hunting for a treatment for dementia label discovery an “exciting revelation”.
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Nutritionist Sharon Natoli shares five reasons to eat eggs daily.
People who wear hearing aids for age-related hearing problems maintain better brain function.
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These serious conditions may be causing your nagging cough.
Studies highlight the importance of good oral health to preserve wellbeing and limit cognitive decline.
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Repeatedly losing and regaining weight may lead to lower body fat percentages.
Folk remedies are often neglected by researchers, but not usually so completely.
Program could prevent stressful, often unnecessary, hospital admissions for aged care patients.
Researchers uncover unsafe additives in herbal medicines.
Nine health benefits you didn’t realise you get from omega-3 fatty acids.
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Study’s startling findings may reshape weight-loss programs.
The ACCC has instituted proceedings in the Federal Court against Medibank Private.
A long-term health problem can take the joy out of sex.
Study uncovers 200 deaths over 10 years and a 44 per cent increase in poisonings.
Needing daytime naps could be a reason to keep you up at night.
We present the case for embracing the imperfect – because who isn’t?
Some bugs are bad, but killing them all can damage ecosystems and our health.
Dementia and marital status could be linked, according to a new study.
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Global study ranks countries according to the nutrients in packaged food.
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How shorter days and less sunlight take their toll on our wellbeing.
Australian men are now living longer than any other group of males in the world.
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First there was Chloe, now YourLifeChoices members share similar uncanny experiences.
Australians with the lowest rate of mental health conditions are in their late 70s.
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Eating soybean-based foods may reduce the risk of a range of health problems.
Breakthrough raises hopes of fewer rejections and infections after joint replacements.
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While still edible, think twice before putting these nine foods in the freezer.
Lessons learnt from the Super Agers and other pivotal ageing studies.
Report reveals the best healthcare systems around the world.
How parks, forests and green spaces contribute to physical and mental wellbeing.
Taking your eyes for granted and neglecting problems can put you at risk.
Drones, smartphones and sensors could provide a lifeline to older Australians.
Ron asks psychologist Dr Emmanuella how he can help his wife and keep his sanity.
Device could help neuroscientists develop new therapies for pain, addiction, emotional disorders and cognitive disorders.
People who live in rural areas may be at lower risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.
Lessons learnt from the Super Agers and other key ageing studies.
Sugar is widely positioned as enemy No.1. However, there are other killers in our pantries.
Avoidable death rates decline, but not in this area.
Good-quality sleep throughout a whole night is optimal for learning and memory.
Biological and behavioural factors may partly explain why women live longer than men.
Scientists have found that a common additive in frozen and fried foods worsens the flu.
Heart failure is 32 per cent higher during winter, a new report reveals.
Researchers have begun looking for clues about Alzheimer's in a seemingly unlikely place.
A common garden plant could be the key to curing cancer in older people.
Seven simple ways to soothe your sore throat this winter.
The four regular habits we all need to observe to ensure optimum oral health.
NIB boss wants Medicare abolished.
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Academic says local tourism helps retiree wellbeing and improves ageing.
New study reveals harmful levels of toxins derived from bottle types and labelling.
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New research shows a spicy diet could be linked to dementia.
Men with prostate cancer may have more to worry about than just the prostate cancer.
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Camilla Fayed tells you all you need to know about handling beans and pulses.
Almost one million Australians aged 70 and over take five or more medications daily.
These five serious health conditions are all linked to symptoms of cold feet.
Every five minutes an Australian is diagnosed with this serious health condition.
Stuart is travelling to China and wonders whether he should risk eating the street food.
If you want to play the game of love, you'd better know the rules.
Were you refused a refund for hospital bills because of this action?
The humble egg is a powerhouse of nutritional goodness.
Study shows that moderate drinkers had lower mortality rates than people who abstain.
Report reveals that Australia’s health system works well for those who are well.
This common disease affecting half of older Aussies can become deadly in an instant
Treatment for diabetes and depression just got cheaper.
Sinusitis is a painful condition when the sinuses become inflamed or infected.
Scientists have discovered a pathway that cleans the build-up of toxic Alzheimer’s proteins.
There are nearly 2.7 million carers in Australia, approximately 12 per cent of the population.
Health survey statistics reveal that half of all Australians live with a chronic disease.
There are few things more painful than sensitive teeth, but help is at hand.
Naturopath shares her tips and food winners to help you stay healthy this winter.
A new study reveals how exercise boosts longevity, regardless of previous activity levels.
Older Australians are shunning the opportunity to complete an advance care directive.
Breakthrough treatment for kidney disease offers hope for millions with diabetes.
Some symptoms of Alzheimer’s may show up in people as early as their 20s.
Yale researchers have discovered the flu virus’s best friend.
Drugs that can target any type of tumour are being fast-tracked in the UK.
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Alzheimer’s sufferer Brian LeBlanc explains how he fights the fog.
Should voluntary assisted dying be available around the nation?
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The ‘men’s’ disease that’s now affecting more Australian women.
Pain, tingling and numbness could be a sign of this syndrome.
New research has identified a novel approach to staving off the detrimental effects of ageing.
Recent reports claim white meat is as bad for your cholesterol as red. Are they ...
Treatment of varicose veins and spider veins is not just for cosmetic reasons.
Study delivers devastating finding on why 23 older Australians died.
Certain common indoor plants provide a natural way of removing toxic agents from the air.
Over-55s say they are ‘content’ but too many are having a tough time of it.
Research reveals the power of the spoken word to stimulate the brain.
Chills, sweats, hair loss, brain fog or unaccounted for weight gain? You may have a ...
Sceptics issue warnings to the financially vulnerable.
We want to know if you’re happy, sad and what you’re doing about it.
The key questions you should ask yourself.
Pharmacists will mix and deliver the lethal dose.
Link found between blood pressure drugs and a decreased risk of dementia.
Population DNA testing for disease risk is coming. Here are five things to know.
Men’s problems in the bedroom may be a warning sign for more serious health issues ...
Symptoms aren’t just irritating – if left untreated they may harm your eyesight.
Older Australians taking these meds more than twice as likely to suffer falls.
Health experts weigh in on whether you can be overweight and still be healthy.
Chief medical officer wants to punish doctors who charge unnecessarily high fees.
Our nutritional needs change with different life stages.
Seven key measures of heart health may help predict future risk of cardiovascular disease.
Loneliness affects more than three quarters of older Australians: poll.
New study reveals hopes for a cancer vaccination.
Do you suffer from joint pain? How should you alleviate the aches of arthritis?
Elizabeth Quinn and her mother join forces to add life and humour to the death ...
Is enough being done to highlight loneliness among older Australians?
Doctors urge over-65s to vaccinate against ‘killer infection’.
New Australian research proves that stem cell treatment stops and can reverse osteoarthritis.
Cinnamon has long been used in traditional medicine, but does it really have health benefits?
The type of bacteria living in the gut can influence the development of Alzheimer’s.
Before you switch on your heater, you should check whether it’s a potential killer.
A new survey proves that sex doesn’t stop at 50. In fact, it seems, it ...
Are you tired all the time? Do you have aching joints? You may have haemochromatosis. ...
The old physio explains why he’s yet to ‘hang up the hands’.
Ten healthy alternatives to your winter cravings that both satisfy and nourish.
The rate of life expectancy growth in Australia is now falling behind high-income nations.
Health officials urge all Australians to check their immunisation history.
Study links organic foods to a reduced cancer risk, but what do the academics say?
The jury is still out on whether omega-3 supplements reduce heart attacks.
April worst on record – six times higher than the deadliest month on record.
Five experts in their field outline the challenges facing the re-elected Government.
If you’re trying to burn fat faster, make sure you include these 14 foods into ...
Camilla Fayed is putting the focus on nature, simplicity and balance in our food choices.
Travellers who forgo a measles injection may risk invalidating their insurance, say experts.
Stay fresh, clean and most importantly healthy on your next holiday.
Natural ways to get moving again – in the toilet, that is.
There may be an explanation for repetitive pop music or other sounds that make you ...
Good sleep quality and good mood lead to good working memory with age.
Reduce your risk of heart failure by adhering to the DASH diet.
How the major parties’ health policies stack up in this federal election campaign.
You might think you are frugal but not replacing some items can affect your health.
Can travel be the best way to tackle a midlife crisis?
Surveys show older people want straight answers to one of life’s weightiest questions.
Blood clots can be very dangerous and potentially life-threatening. Know what to look for.
A simple smartphone game can help with early Alzheimer’s diagnosis.
If there’s mould in your home, you’re at risk, researchers warn.
Staring death in the face, friends tell stories – while they can still be told.
Sleep apnoea should be on your radar if you wake up feeling tired.
Today is World Tuna Day, so we look at why this wonder fish is so ...
Best and worst supermarkets named and food products ranked in the latest annual audit.
Foods you should both increase and avoid to make your liver love you.
Heart Foundation data reveals more than two-thirds of Australians at risk of heart disease.
Make sure you are doing everything to keep your heart healthy.
How many ‘facts’ related to ageing and sex hold up to scrutiny?
High-dose, immune-boosting or four-strain? A guide to flu vaccines for older Australians.
Is it too late to start now? Is a little leaking okay? All is revealed.
A prescription drug to treat high blood pressure has shown promise against dementia.
Have you ever noticed strange little cobwebs or squiggly lines in your vision?
Substituting healthy plant proteins for red meat lowers risk for heart disease.
Reforms take effect, but CHOICE is still critical of the system.
Research could lead to breakthrough for Alzheimer’s and stroke patients.
Researchers would have you believe that jet lag may actually be good for your brain.
Labor woos older Australians with healthcare incentive.
There’s so much you don’t know about chocolate.
Government-commissioned inquiry seeks Medicare rebate for sleep issues.
Do you use any of these natural remedies that can help both prevent and fight ...
Because supplements are marketed as natural, they must be safe. Not so ...
Scientists discover why a cancer drug is able to alleviate Parkinson’s symptoms.
A poor sense of smell can signal cognitive decline, but ‘smell training’ could help.
Diagnosed cases rise, but survival rates for most cancers improve.
Trips to the toilet at night are a sign of high blood pressure.
Research suggests that every alcoholic drink changes you. Here’s how.
Want to know where your reusable water bottle will actually come in handy?
Your height could play a role in the health issues you develop, according to studies.
Researchers have developed a less invasive and cheaper test to detect gut illnesses.
Australians will benefit from more affordable medicines and access to health services.
A warning has been issued due to an outbreak of influenza and measles cases.
Years of debate between meat eaters and vegetarians has clouded the facts, but the stats ...
April worst on record – six times higher than the deadliest month on record.
Keeping track of what is considered ‘healthy’ can be hard. But it could be vital. ...
Ten reasons why you might be struggling through the day.
Flying with a disability may be difficult, but it’s far from impossible.
Your eye colour says more than you realise about your health and susceptibility to disease.
Mike explains why he is covered for pregnancy and IVF – in his 70s.
Study finds a correlation between eating oily fish and improved respiratory health.
A fungus that infects caterpillars could offer new hope for arthritis sufferers.
Nine in 10 older Australians want a universal dental care scheme.
The burden of chronic pain is unrelenting for many Australians. Here’s how to treat it.
As we mature, our feet require more maintenance to keep them healthy and happy. Here’s ...
Calls for a universal dental care scheme have strengthened, but is it an election issue ...
Aussie airline ignores its own promises and forces a young woman to fear for her ...
The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety focuses on aged care in the ...
The services and care that you say are pivotal to lifting the sector’s image.
It’s simple and research has shown that it works.
Calls for introduction of a Medicare-style universal insurance scheme for primary dental care.
Analysts explain death dreams, and their assessments are surprising.
Only eight per cent of respondents say they wake up feeling fresh.
Do you have the signs and symptoms of this incurable autoimmune disease?
Cancel the cheese omelette. There is sobering news for egg lovers.
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Friendships fulfil an innate human need, says psychologist Caroline Anderson.
Do you sleep well? What keeps you awake? Let us know in our Friday Flash ...
Researchers have developed a vaccine which can block arthritis pain.
Men are starting to take their body image seriously and are doing something about it.
Medicine misuse is threatening the sight of 150,000 Australians.
With constipation affecting one in five adults it’s time we got to the bottom of ...
The first step could be simple and have wide-ranging benefits, research finds.
A new study in the UK has found that a strict diet can successfully 'reverse' ...
Do you know the difference between these body parts? Even many women don’t.
Are baby boomers’ concerns about private health cover finally being heard?
Recent research shows that resistance training improves the health of over-65s.
A little help from friends can go a long way when fighting ill-health
Hugging releases a calming hormone that works to heal on many fronts.
What does a heart attack feel like? Is it different for men and women?
Researchers have identified an unexpected contributor to rheumatoid arthritis.
Morning exercise with short walking breaks could help you control your blood pressure.
Researchers are calling for an overhaul of Australia’s system of managing driver retirement.
A clinical trial is a research program to evaluate new medical treatments.
Both sides of politics have announced their support for comprehensive heart health checks.
Knee and hip replacements for osteoarthritis are expected to rise by up to 276 per ...
Melinda Bowd shares her journey and how she learnt to live with chronic pain.
British surgeons discover a gene therapy operation to stop macular deterioration.
Avoiding salt is one thing, but there are other unhealthy foods you need to know ...
One of the great mysteries of neuroscience may finally have an answer.
A study of 44,500 people has uncovered a strong link between eating badly and dying.
It’s unpleasant to say the least, but treatment is an option.
Is it time for a cleanout and a rethink about what is good for you ...
Men able to complete more than 40 push-ups have a lower risk of heart disease.
The 10 habits you can learn to control your weight forever.
Authorities urge the public to keep an eye out for measles signs.
A heart healthy diet is good for your ticker and your tummy.
Two in five Australians (39 per cent) did not visit a dentist at all last ...
Around 70 per cent of Australians leave no instructions regarding end-of-life decisions.
If you’re fearful your sex drive is drying up, these may be the reasons why.
What to watch out for once you reach your 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s.
Govt announces $662m aged care boost on the eve of the royal commission.
These eight surprising risk factors increase your chance of having deep vein thrombosis.
Australians who’ve failed to file correct information with Medicare are owed $110m.
Exercise alters brain blood flow and improves cognitive performance in older adults.
The government saved private insurers, and now it needs to put them in the spotlight.
Here are six of the best drinks that naturally assist with weight loss.
Qantas frequent flyer members can earn Qantas points while they sleep.
Enthusiasm for private health insurance is waning.
Scientists label dementia finding as ‘potentially groundbreaking’.
Belly fat can lead to diabetes and heart disease. Here’s how to get rid of ...
Major legal changes to My Health Record as we close in on opt-out deadline.
Are there foods you can eat to help with erectile dysfunction?
Need to de-stress, calm down and reconnect with where you are? Here’s how.
By the end of 2019, every Australian aged 50 to 74 will have received a ...
health, dementia, symptoms, alzheimers, mimic, misdiagnosis,
Leaky blood vessels may trigger Alzheimer’s disease, according to new research.
The Government is resisting calls to subsidise new drugs that could save thousands.
Research finds lack of support in hospitals is putting patient wellbeing at risk.
We’ve all heard these medical maxims, but how many are garbage?
New findings suggest more daily movement can prevent dementia in older adults.
The water has been sitting in the glass for a day and tastes odd. Could ...
Can generic medicines have different ingredients to branded versions?
We know that preservatives are in our food. But are they actually safe?
We want to know if you should still be on the road, or when you ...
We debunk five common sunscreen myths and share a truth you’ll love to hear.
Heart healthy recipes that aren't just good for you - but taste great too.
A fungus previously perceived as harmless has been linked to memory problems.
Science is starting to find truth to some of the urban legends that have been ...
Yale University researchers may have created a drinkable cure for Alzheimer’s.
Healing trauma and pain without drugs is the new black.
A new study finds a link between hot flushes and the risk of breast cancer.
Researcher seeks urgent probe into risk and review of sterilisation procedures.
Some cities are better than others for retirees’ health.
What you can expect once you start taking medicine for an infection.
New study puts focus on need to prepare and plan for big spike in sufferers.
Find out if your trusty hangover cure is a genuine tonic or just hype.
New research shows type 2 diabetes is linked with a decline in memory function.
New year’s resolutions to improve your health don’t have to involve sacrifices.
Tips to end your year on a high and get the new one off to ...
Things you can do to help deal with tricky situations this Christmas.
A pharmacist shares his top tips and gadgets to ensure safe travel with medications.
The man who invented the vampire facial now claims he can transform your sex life.
If you thought your poo was nothing more than a bunch of dead cells; well, ...
Study pinpoints lack of sleep as the main problem.
Health forum seeks value for money with greater transparency around surgeons’ fees.
Not feeling well? One day your pot plants will tell you why.
This fountain of youth practice will erase years off your face.
Researchers reveal the activity that can add almost a decade to your life.
Finding a bulk billing doctor just became much easier.
Many Australians diagnosed with mental health issues don’t know where to go for help.
Music soothes the soul and, so it seems, people with dementia. But how?
Love getting your hands dirty? Here are three reasons why you must exercise caution.
What you eat may affect your chances of developing an age-related eye disease.
Seniors go against the trend when choosing a chemist: survey.
Night owls may have a higher risk of suffering from heart disease and type 2 ...
You can’t imagine how your inflight medical emergency is going to be handled.
How a hug can change your day – and your wellbeing.
Self-described ‘rotund’ writer Steve Perkin does the research. You might not be happy.
Most older Australians fail to meet daily exercise targets: report.
Almost half of older Aussies should prepare for a disability late in life: statistics.
The results are in: older Australians let us know if sex is still important.
Do you still find people your age ‘hot’? Is sex still important to you?
Dr Ben Ashby explains what you must do to maintain your eye health.
A study reveals the foods and drink associated with a lower risk of memory loss.
Does your body contain a evolutionary or genetic detail that sets you apart?
You are what you eat and this should always be at the top of your ...
Many people are abandoning their private health insurance policies.
Some foods are a recipe for a nightmare, according to research.
Seven ways to boost your concentration and stay focused.
Chronic kidney disease is called a ‘silent disease’ as there are often no warning signs.
We examine studies that proffer opinions on how birth order affects your life.
The world’s best-selling sonic toothbrush is perfect for your travel toiletries kit.
Retirement offers a great opportunity to lead a healthier life: study finds.
Researchers have found that meditation may alter the course of Alzheimer’s.
Fears for public health system as more people shun private cover.
Millions may be suffering in silence with an embarrassing anxiety.
The diet and lifestyle changes that can make you look and feel younger.
Hayes & Jarvis has tested dishes from all over the world to find the healthiest ...
Research has found that camping trips can be beneficial for health and wellbeing.
Danger of loneliness labelled “a serious public health hazard”.
Health minister again bows to pressure on controversial medical records site.
Study suggests drinking can banish bad memories – for a time.
Older Australians more satisfied with visits to their GP than the younger generations.
Ultrasound can predict onset 10 years before symptoms appear, say researchers.
You told us what medications you take and we reckon you are mostly a healthy ...
We list the most common sex injuries and how to treat them.
Two reports identify opioid abuse and antibiotic misuse as critical threats.
A new report has found that one in four Australians is lonely.
What exactly is mould? And how can you remove it for good?
Food-poisoning bacteria is lurking in your fridge, Aussies warned.
The Government wants to know why you can’t nod off.
Staying physically active later in life can help keep your brain healthy.
A guide to some of the most common skin conditions and how to treat them.
System crashes as we close in on the extended opt-out deadline.
Vaccinations only go so far: exercise further caution in these destinations.
Six tips to offer quick relief from heartburn without taking medicine.
Nutritionists are casting doubt on the health claims about vaping.
What exactly makes water taste so good – or in some cases, a little strange? ...
Hearing aid retailers fined $2.5 million for misleading age pensioners.
The right type of snoozing helps our bodies repair themselves.
Do you have a sweet tooth? Here’s what sugar does to your body.
Some prescription drugs can pose a threat to lung health, according to new research.
Physiotherapist’s video shows four easy exercises for osteoarthritis sufferers.
Worried about getting older? The prime of your life may just be right now.
Cognitive decline can be predicted a decade early, dementia researchers say.
A new national action plan will tackle heart disease and stroke.
Some people have strokes without realising it. They're called silent strokes.