health

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Ready for the unexpected?

Ready for the unexpected?

Ready for the unexpected?

How do you deal with medical expenses that can take a large amount of your ...

The power of touch

The power of touch

The power of touch

Is touch the constant in our lives that should always be treasured?

How to stop a panic attack

How to … stop a panic attack

How to stop a panic attack

While panic attacks may be both distressing and common, there are ways to ease the ...

The killer in imported products

The killer in imported products

The killer in imported products

Potentially deadly undeclared substances have been found in almost half of the food products bought ...

Health fund solution ‘discriminatory’

health insurance

Health fund solution ‘discriminatory’

A report that recommends charging younger people less than older Australians for private health insurance ...

Problems in the Aussie bedroom

More than half of Aussie men have problems in the bedroom

Problems in the Aussie bedroom

One in two Australian men aged 18 to 55 have experienced sexual difficulty in the ...

What milk you should drink

What type of milk should you drink?

What milk you should drink

Of the seemingly endless varieties of milk available, which one is right for you?

Sex and dating

sex dating

Sex and dating

How to have ‘the sex talk’ with your new partner.

How to deal with smartphone stress

How to deal with smartphone stress

How to deal with smartphone stress

Smartphones have gone from being a status item to an indispensable part of our lives.

Benefits of weightlifting for seniors

Benefits of weightlifting for seniors

Benefits of weightlifting for seniors

A review of 126 scientifically backed articles has concluded that there are 78 benefits of ...

Staying cool when the heat hits

Making our homes comfortable without cranking up the aircon

Staying cool when the heat hits

Have we forgotten how to stay comfortable without air-conditioners in multiple rooms?

Paying too much for meds?

Paying too much for meds?

Paying too much for meds?

Australian prices were 25 per cent below the median global cost.

Common oil can fight Alzheimer’s

man with his head in a cupboard looking for food

Common oil can fight Alzheimer’s

As if this anti-oxidant rich fat wasn’t considered healthy enough …

What to expect in your 70s

Health conditions to expect in your 70s and how to prepare

What to expect in your 70s

Recommendations to help you prevent health conditions that are more common in your 70s.

How to stop gas pain

How to stop gas pain

How to stop gas pain

It’s normal to have some gas. But if the gas can’t easily get out, you ...

Doctor greed fuels health fund woes

greedy doctors

Doctor greed fuels health fund woes

Private health costs could be cut by up to 10 per cent if private hospitals ...

Signs you’re low on protein

Seven signs you’re low on protein

Signs you’re low on protein

Protein deficiency can have seriously affect your health. Watch for these signs.

Who to blame for dodgy treatment?

Dodgy medical treatment? It’s not us, it’s the other lot, say the specialists

Who to blame for dodgy treatment?

Patients might not be getting the best advice about which treatments do or don’t work, ...

Clean the air in your home

How to … clean the air in your home naturally

Clean the air in your home

When we think of a clean and hygienic home, few of us think of air ...

Early strike on dementia

Early strike on dementia

Early strike on dementia

Researchers say they may now be able to predict memory problems far in advance and ...

These supplements ‘a waste of money’

These supplements ‘a waste of money’

These supplements ‘a waste of money’

Review finds that supplements may actually increase the risk of “adverse health outcomes”.

Does TV rot your brain?

Does TV really rot your brain? Here’s what science says

Does TV rot your brain?

‘Every hour spent watching television each day increases the risk of dying,’ says professor.

Why you should wash your pillows

Why you should wash your pillows now

Why you should wash your pillows

Your pillow isn’t only cosy for you, but also for the millions of dust mites ...

A text message could save your life

older woman receiving a text message on her phone

A text message could save your life

Text message interventions found to reduce coronary and stroke deaths.

Depression triggers as you age

Sneaky depression triggers as you age

Depression triggers as you age

While we all feel sad, moody or low from time to time, some people experience ...

Reduce the negative effects of sitting

How to reduce the negative effects of sitting

Reduce the negative effects of sitting

Sitting for long periods of time or sitting too much overall also increase your chance ...

Why memories flood back

Why memories flood back when you visit places from your past

Why memories flood back

A lifetime of memories… but not always readily accessible.

Study urges caution on probiotics

Study urges caution on probiotics

Study urges caution on probiotics

Some patients may be put at serious risk by the bacteria in probiotics: study.

Fears over ‘forgotten’ nutrient

essentail nutrient

Fears over ‘forgotten’ nutrient

A national nutrition body is warning that 90 per cent of Australians are not consuming ...

Are you at risk of diabetes?

On World Diabetes Day, check whether you’re at risk

Are you at risk of diabetes?

Are you more thirsty than usual? Passing more urine? We explain the symptoms of type ...

Death risk ‘overstated’: paper

cancer risk

Death risk ‘overstated’: paper

The method used in Australia to calculate a person’s lifetime risk of cancer has been ...

Are we the binge drinking boomers?

binge drinking

Are we the binge drinking boomers?

There is a newfound sobriety among younger Australians, according to a report. But at the ...

Software to reduce hospital stays

New software aims to reduce emergency hospitalisations

Software to reduce hospital stays

New software could reduce emergency hospitalisations and allow time for end-of life-plans.

Twelve signs of hormone imbalance

Twelve signs of hormone imbalance

Twelve signs of hormone imbalance

If you’ve noticed changes in your hair, skin, weight, sleep or libido, a hormone imbalance ...

The key to healthy longevity

An underrated way to live longer

The key to healthy longevity

Forget Keto, Atkins and the 5-2 diet. This is the key to healthy longevity.

China trumpets Alzheimer’s advance

Conditional approval for new Alzheimer’s drug

China trumpets Alzheimer’s advance

A new Alzheimer’s therapy has been granted conditional approval in China.

Why is your world spinning?

What can you do if your world is spinning?

Why is your world spinning?

If your world is spinning, it may not be because you enjoyed one too many ...

How old is old?

Ipsos survey reveals at what age a person is considered old

How old is old?

It may be time to rethink our perception of ageing. Maybe we should listen to ...

Stomach ulcer warning signs

Warning signs you may be developing a stomach ulcer

Stomach ulcer warning signs

A stomach or gastric ulcer is a break in the tissue lining the stomach.

Lack of sleep can hurt your gut

Lack of sleep can hurt your gut

Lack of sleep can hurt your gut

A new study indicates that poor sleep can negatively affect your gut microbiome.

Your walk can predict Alzheimer’s

Your walk can predict Alzheimer’s

Your walk can predict Alzheimer’s

The way people walk is an indicator of how fast their brains are ageing.

Consumers are being ‘scammed’

confused couple

Consumers are being ‘scammed’

Government bid to simplify private health cover has failed, says CHOICE.

Google releases paper phone

Google releases a printable Paper Phone

Google releases paper phone

The health benefits of digital detoxes have been widely preached in recent years. Google seems ...

Key to better hospital care

The key to better hospital care is … in your home

Key to better hospital care

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

Government policy is killing us

CT scans

Government policy is killing us

Australia has world’s highest cancer rate and government protocol on CTs is a major contributor: ...

What is making you constipated?

What is making you constipated?

What is making you constipated?

Why are you constipated? How can you fix it?

What is cellulitis?

Why you should recognise the first signs of cellulitis

What is cellulitis?

Cellulitis can be life-threatening if left untreated, so it’s important to recognise the symptoms.

The holy grail of pain relief?

fungi resaerch

The holy grail of pain relief?

Research set to reveal if a new drug is in the making after researchers find ...

Arborvitae Joint Health has helped Gary and may help you!

Arborvitae Joint Health has helped Gary and may help you!

Arborvitae Joint Health has helped Gary and may help you!

“To be told at 50 I require a knee reconstruction or worst case a knee ...

Nine foods to ease your digestion

Nine foods to ease your digestion

Nine foods to ease your digestion

Taking care of your gut becomes more and more important as you get older. Eating ...

How to use these eight super foods

How to … use these eight super foods

How to use these eight super foods

Many of us know that we should be eating more super foods, but few of ...

Older Australians may die waiting

Older Australians left hanging

Older Australians may die waiting

‘There is no question that our aged care system requires urgent attention,’ says CHF chief.

Aged blamed for price pain

knee replacement

Aged blamed for price pain

Funds blame an ageing population and a failure to attract new members.

Can turmeric improve your health?

Can turmeric improve your health?

Can turmeric improve your health?

Turmeric has long been considered a wonder spice, but does it really work?

How you’ve got drinking all wrong

A favourite Aussie pastime is putting you at risk

How you’ve got drinking all wrong

Alcohol industry pushing for slackened guidelines, spruiking the health benefits of drinking.

What can I do about my cough?

Why do I have a cough and what can I do about it?

What can I do about my cough?

What is a cough anyway? And what’s the best way to get rid of it?

Brain activity linked to longevity

Brain activity linked to longevity

Brain activity linked to longevity

Scientists have found a link between neural activity and ageing.

The ‘poison’ we all eat

The ‘poison’ we all eat

The ‘poison’ we all eat

New study finds everyday item can increase risk of dementia.

Signs you’re low in vitamin B12

Seven signs you’re low in vitamin B12

Signs you’re low in vitamin B12

Changes in vision? Memory problems? Poor balance? These are all signs you may be low ...

Aussies warned of major travel risk

Australian travellers warned of major health risk overseas

Aussies warned of major travel risk

Many people in Australia may be under-vaccinated without realising it.

Are you smarter than a monkey?

Monkeys outperform humans in cognitive flexibility tests

Are you smarter than a monkey?

Are you smarter that a monkey? Maybe not, according to a problem-solving study that pitted ...

Make travel easier on your body

Make travel easier on your body

Make travel easier on your body

The rigours of travel can take a toll on your body, but there are ways ...

What your feet may be saying

What your feet may be saying about your health

What your feet may be saying

Bad feet may be a warning of much bigger health issues

How to reverse liver damage

How to reverse liver damage

How to reverse liver damage

While common lifestyle factors may threaten your liver health, these simple changes can let you ...

Dementia study blasts drug use

no to drugs

Dementia study blasts drug use

An analysis of studies that involved more than 23,000 people with dementia found that sufferers ...

Experts examine power of the mind

Does your mental state affect recovery from illness and disease?

Experts examine power of the mind

A positive mindset can affect some aspects of disease, but grief is normal and to ...

The surgery that makes you safer

The surgery that makes you safer

The surgery that makes you safer

Australian researchers used a driving simulator to test the success of cataract surgery.

The best investment you’ll ever make

The best investment you’ll ever make

The best investment you’ll ever make

You’ve nurtured and prepared your children to be happy and healthy adults. Now they’re grown ...

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.

A blooming good business

Gardening – a blooming good business for body and soul

A blooming good business

If your life is not coming up roses, maybe you should plant some.

Shocking news about plane water

Plane water not even safe for washing hands: study

Shocking news about plane water

A new study reveals shocking news about plane water quality.

Australia’s fattest postcodes

Obesity rate depends on where you live: report

Australia’s fattest postcodes

People in regional NSW are three times more likely to suffer from obesity than those ...

Does coffee help you lose weight?

The new diet drink you already have in your cupboard

Does coffee help you lose weight?

If you’re not predisposed to a cup of coffee, you may be about to change ...

Plan to subsidise the sick

sick person

Plan to subsidise the sick

Paper urges Government to subsidise sicker Australians’ health insurance costs.

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.

Brain can repair after stroke: study

Retirement review the perfect time to assess the family home

Brain can repair after stroke: study

A world-first Australian study is uncovering the impact of exercise in helping the brain to ...

Foods you’ve been eating wrongly

Ten foods you’ve been eating wrongly

Foods you’ve been eating wrongly

You may be surprised to discover you’ve been eating your favourite foods wrongly.

Warning signs of bone cancer

The warning signs of bone cancer

Warning signs of bone cancer

Bone cancer is serious and requires prompt medical attention. These are the warning signs.

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.

Common nutrient prevents Alzheimer’s

Common nutrient prevents Alzheimer’s

Common nutrient prevents Alzheimer’s

A lifelong dietary regimen of choline has potential to prevent Alzheimer’s disease.

What’s at risk in hospital hackings?

What’s at risk in hospital hackings?

What’s at risk in hospital hackings?

New research uncovers the specific data leaked through hospital breaches.

Cheaper medicines for 500,000

cheaper meds

Cheaper medicines for 500,000

New PBS listings set to save some patients more than $100,000.

New drug could treat diabetes

diabetes drug

New drug could treat diabetes

An international study has uncovered a drug that could treat obesity and diabetes.

Criteria for sickness allowance

What are the criteria to be eligible for sickness allowance?

Criteria for sickness allowance

Geoff wants to know if he is eligible to apply for sickness allowance.

Why you might have shaky hands

Why you might have shaky hands

Why you might have shaky hands

Shaky hands may be an early warning sign of neurological or degenerative conditions.

Foods that give you food poisoning

10 surprising foods that give you food poisoning

Foods that give you food poisoning

The foods every traveller should know to question before eating.

‘Perfect storm’ puts over-65s at risk

heatwave

‘Perfect storm’ puts over-65s at risk

Climate change and ageing populations are interacting to create 'a perfect storm'.

Vegetarian diet and stroke risk

Will a vegetarian diet increase your risk of stroke?

Vegetarian diet and stroke risk

Vegan and vegetarian diets could increase stroke risk.

Create a healthier bedroom

How to … create a healthier bedroom

Create a healthier bedroom

Your bedroom may have a greater impact on our mental and physical health than you ...

What travel insurance won’t cover

What travel insurance won’t cover

What travel insurance won’t cover

Compare travel insurance to feel sure you are fully covered.

Common foods reduce cancer risk

Onion and garlic found to reduce your risk of cancer

Common foods reduce cancer risk

Consumption of onion and garlic more than once per day reduced the risk of breast ...

Can too little sleep kill you?

Can too little sleep kill you?

Can too little sleep kill you?

Sleep is a serious issue when you don’t get enough of it, but can a ...

Out-of-pocket health costs spiralling

Government spends more on health but out-of-pocket costs spiralling

Out-of-pocket health costs spiralling

Government spends $7485 per person on health costs, but out-of-pocket costs a concern.

Top tips to shrug off winter blues

winter lethargy

Top tips to shrug off winter blues

Doctor tells how to shake off the lethargy that can creep up over winter.

How money woes affect ageing

How money woes affect ageing

How money woes affect ageing

Adults who spend four years in economic hardship are at risk of accelerated ageing.

Disturbing stats for this sex

The disturbing stats for this half of the human race

Disturbing stats for this sex

Here’s how you can reduce your likelihood of becoming a cancer statistic.

Researchers slow Alzheimer’s

alzheimers brain

Researchers slow Alzheimer’s

Scientists hunting for a treatment for dementia label discovery an “exciting revelation”.

Are sex problems between the ears?

Are sex problems between the ears not the sheets?

Are sex problems between the ears?

Good sex may be more about what’s happening between your ears than what’s going on ...

Food that ‘subverts’ ageing

Why older Australians need to eat more eggs

Food that ‘subverts’ ageing

Nutritionist Sharon Natoli shares five reasons to eat eggs daily.

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.

Carcinogen found in common meds

stomach meds

Carcinogen found in common meds

Products still for sale as authorities investigate, but users warned to see their doctor.

What causes your persistent cough?

What is causing your persistent cough?

What causes your persistent cough?

These serious conditions may be causing your nagging cough.

Oral health linked to dementia

Oral health linked to dementia

Oral health linked to dementia

Studies highlight the importance of good oral health to preserve wellbeing and limit cognitive decline.

Is it hayfever or just a cold?

How to tell the difference between hayfever and the common cold

Is it hayfever or just a cold?

With hayfever season just around the corner, here’s what you should know.

Why people gain weight as they age

Why people gain weight as they age

Why people gain weight as they age

Many people struggle to keep their weight in check as they get older. Now we ...

Trust your gut, ask if they’re okay

Trust your gut and ask if they’re okay – any day

Trust your gut, ask if they’re okay

On R U OK? Day – and every day – take the time to check ...

Yo-yo dieting could be good for you

Yo-yo dieting could be good for you

Yo-yo dieting could be good for you

Repeatedly losing and regaining weight may lead to lower body fat percentages.

Folk remedy or real

The health benefits of Epsom salt may go beyond the bath

Folk remedy or real

Folk remedies are often neglected by researchers, but not usually so completely.

Plan to prevent unnecessary stays

Plan to prevent unnecessary stays

Plan to prevent unnecessary stays

Program could prevent stressful, often unnecessary, hospital admissions for aged care patients.

‘Toxic’ herbal supplement recalled

herbal sups

‘Toxic’ herbal supplement recalled

Researchers uncover unsafe additives in herbal medicines.

What’s the big deal with omega-3s?

What’s the big deal with omega-3s?

What’s the big deal with omega-3s?

Nine health benefits you didn’t realise you get from omega-3 fatty acids.

Kit could help people with dementia

dementia kit

Kit could help people with dementia

Researchers believe they may have the key to helping people with dementia when they need ...

What you need to know about asthma

What you need to know about asthma

What you need to know about asthma

Many older people assume that laboured breathing is a normal part of ageing, but they ...

The blood-test fix for weight loss

blood test

The blood-test fix for weight loss

Study’s startling findings may reshape weight-loss programs.

Private health insurer in hot water

Private health insurer in hot water

Private health insurer in hot water

The ACCC has instituted proceedings in the Federal Court against Medibank Private.

Conditions that can harm sex life

Conditions that can harm sex life

Conditions that can harm sex life

A long-term health problem can take the joy out of sex.

Common drug can be lethal: study

poisons spike

Common drug can be lethal: study

Study uncovers 200 deaths over 10 years and a 44 per cent increase in poisonings.

Nasty news about napping

Daytime napping an early sign of Alzheimer’s: research

Nasty news about napping

Needing daytime naps could be a reason to keep you up at night.

Power to the imperfect

Power to the imperfect

Power to the imperfect

We present the case for embracing the imperfect – because who isn’t?

When bugs are better

Five reasons not to spray bugs in your garden this summer

When bugs are better

Some bugs are bad, but killing them all can damage ecosystems and our health.

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.

Is this why you’re short of breath?

Nine reasons you may be short of breath

Is this why you’re short of breath?

Do you experience shortness of breath? This may be why.

Look who’s fat and failing

packaged food

Look who’s fat and failing

Global study ranks countries according to the nutrients in packaged food.

When hospital makes you sicker

When a stay in hospital makes you sicker

When hospital makes you sicker

One in 10 patients are infected in hospital, and it's not always with what you ...

Winter’s SAD toll

Winter’s SAD toll – are you experiencing these symptoms?

Winter’s SAD toll

How shorter days and less sunlight take their toll on our wellbeing.

Australian men top life expectancy

Australian men top life expectancy

Australian men top life expectancy

Australian men are now living longer than any other group of males in the world.

How a fall can trip up your future

Top tips to ensure a fall doesn’t trip up your future

How a fall can trip up your future

Falls often occur at home, so it’s vital that we make them as fall-proof as ...

Remarkable cat stories, take 2

Do cats have a sixth sense? Astro and Winki add to the evidence

Remarkable cat stories, take 2

First there was Chloe, now YourLifeChoices members share similar uncanny experiences.

Why 79 is the magic number

Nationwide data reveals 79-year-olds have the best mental health

Why 79 is the magic number

Australians with the lowest rate of mental health conditions are in their late 70s.

A blood test for death

Blood test can predict when a person will die

A blood test for death

Would you be prepared to have a blood test that could predict your death?

Surprising foods given the ‘tick’

Surprising foods given the ‘tick’

Surprising foods given the ‘tick’

But we need to rethink how much red meat we’re eating.

Private health insurance exodus

Private health insurance exodus

Private health insurance exodus

‘Of course it’s concerning, we know people are finding it hard to cover the cost ...

The health benefits of soy

The amazing health benefits of soy and soy foods

The health benefits of soy

Eating soybean-based foods may reduce the risk of a range of health problems.

Discovery 'tricks' the body

knee replacement

Discovery 'tricks' the body

Breakthrough raises hopes of fewer rejections and infections after joint replacements.

Exercises for better sex

Regular physical activity good for your sex life

Exercises for better sex

A stronger libido and better orgasms can be attained through regular exercise.

Common condition linked to dementia

Migraine diagnoses positively associated with dementia

Common condition linked to dementia

Prevalence of dementia diagnoses after migraine much higher for women than for men.

The worst foods to freeze

Nine foods you shouldn’t freeze

The worst foods to freeze

While still edible, think twice before putting these nine foods in the freezer.

How sleep affects the way we age

How sleep and social activities affect the way we age

How sleep affects the way we age

Lessons learnt from the Super Agers and other pivotal ageing studies.

Countries with the best healthcare

Report reveals the countries with the best healthcare

Countries with the best healthcare

Report reveals the best healthcare systems around the world.

Free passport to better health

Better health is simpler than you think

Free passport to better health

How parks, forests and green spaces contribute to physical and mental wellbeing.

Risky eye health mistakes

Seven eye health mistakes that put your sight at risk

Risky eye health mistakes

Taking your eyes for granted and neglecting problems can put you at risk.

Drones to prevent falls in elderly

Drones to prevent falls in elderly

Drones to prevent falls in elderly

Drones, smartphones and sensors could provide a lifeline to older Australians.

Desperately seeking help

Desperately seeking help – for my wife and me

Desperately seeking help

Ron asks psychologist Dr Emmanuella how he can help his wife and keep his sanity.

Could smartphones solve dementia?

Scientists can now manipulate brain cells using a smartphone

Could smartphones solve dementia?

Device could help neuroscientists develop new therapies for pain, addiction, emotional disorders and cognitive disorders.

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.

Take control of how you age

Here’s how you can take control of the way you’re ageing

Take control of how you age

Lessons learnt from the Super Agers and other key ageing studies.

Hidden killer in your pantry

Pantry items

Hidden killer in your pantry

Sugar is widely positioned as enemy No.1. However, there are other killers in our pantries.

Australia’s deadliest region

avoidable deaths

Australia’s deadliest region

Avoidable death rates decline, but not in this area.

Solve brain problems in your sleep

Solve brain problems in your sleep

Solve brain problems in your sleep

Good-quality sleep throughout a whole night is optimal for learning and memory.

Why do women live longer?

Why do women live longer than men?

Why do women live longer?

Biological and behavioural factors may partly explain why women live longer than men.

This food makes your flu worse

The food to avoid when you have the flu

This food makes your flu worse

Scientists have found that a common additive in frozen and fried foods worsens the flu.

Winter’s deadly reach revealed

heart failure

Winter’s deadly reach revealed

Heart failure is 32 per cent higher during winter, a new report reveals.

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.

Common plant kills cancer cells

Properties of common garden plant found to kill cancer cells

Common plant kills cancer cells

A common garden plant could be the key to curing cancer in older people.

Seven ways to soothe a sore throat

How to soothe a sore throat

Seven ways to soothe a sore throat

Seven simple ways to soothe your sore throat this winter.

10 easy oral health care tips

10 easy oral health care tips for older Australians

10 easy oral health care tips

The four regular habits we all need to observe to ensure optimum oral health.

Health insurance in ‘death spiral’

Health insurance in ‘death spiral’

Health insurance in ‘death spiral’

NIB boss wants Medicare abolished.

‘Tickle’ therapy slows ageing

‘Tickle’ therapy reduces the effects of ageing, improves quality of life

‘Tickle’ therapy slows ageing

Who would have thought that ‘tickling’ could be so beneficial for your health?

Simple immune boosters

Simple ways to boost your immune system

Simple immune boosters

Simple steps that we often ignore that can help to strengthen your immune system.

How to ensure your dreams are sweet

What to do today to get a better night’s sleep

How to ensure your dreams are sweet

Steve’s mother used to listen to parliament to get a better night’s sleep, but is ...

How eating nuts improves sex

How eating nuts improves sex

How eating nuts improves sex

Regular consumption of nuts improves the quality of orgasms and sexual function.

How your friends affect your health

How your friends affect your health

How your friends affect your health

Choose your friends wisely – for your health.

Weight linked to brain ageing

Weight linked to brain ageing

Weight linked to brain ageing

Having a bigger waistline in your 60s may be linked with brain ageing years later.

Avoid buying meds online

The dangers of buying medications and medical implements online

Avoid buying meds online

Purchasing medical products online may be a greater risk than you think.

How travel improves retirement

Why the Government should promote travel as a health measure

How travel improves retirement

Academic says local tourism helps retiree wellbeing and improves ageing.

Alcohol more toxic than you think

alcohol toxins

Alcohol more toxic than you think

New study reveals harmful levels of toxins derived from bottle types and labelling.

‘Embarrassing’ male body issues

‘Embarrassing’ male body issues

‘Embarrassing’ male body issues

Some male body problems are slightly embarrassing and others more serious.

What to expect from a biopsy

What to expect from a biopsy

What to expect from a biopsy

Biopsies are important in the diagnosis of cancer, but do you need to worry about ...

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.

Prostate cancer linked to dementia

prostate cancer

Prostate cancer linked to dementia

Men with prostate cancer may have more to worry about than just the prostate cancer.

How to relieve a headache

Nine ways to get (almost) instant relief from headaches

How to relieve a headache

Got a headache but don’t want to down a handful of paracetamol or ibuprofen?

Retirement health checklist

Retirement health checklist: It’s about more than just money

Retirement health checklist

Retirement planning is about so much more than just money.

Cooking with beans and pulses

The easy way to eat beans and pulses without the gas problem

Cooking with beans and pulses

Camilla Fayed tells you all you need to know about handling beans and pulses.

Multiple meds put over-70s at risk

Multiple meds put over-70s at risk

Multiple meds put over-70s at risk

Almost one million Australians aged 70 and over take five or more medications daily.

Your cold feet could be a warning

Your cold feet could be a warning

Your cold feet could be a warning

These five serious health conditions are all linked to symptoms of cold feet.

Biggest challenge for Aussie health

What we should all know about Australia’s biggest health challenge

Biggest challenge for Aussie health

Every five minutes an Australian is diagnosed with this serious health condition.

Street food warning signs

Street food warning signs

Street food warning signs

Stuart is travelling to China and wonders whether he should risk eating the street food.

Biggest turn-ons and turn-offs

flirting couple

Biggest turn-ons and turn-offs

If you want to play the game of love, you'd better know the rules.

Three major health funds slammed

hospital admissions

Three major health funds slammed

Were you refused a refund for hospital bills because of this action?

Health benefits of eating eggs

The health benefits of eating eggs

Health benefits of eating eggs

The humble egg is a powerhouse of nutritional goodness.

Can moderate drinking prolong life?

Can moderate drinking prolong life?

Can moderate drinking prolong life?

Study shows that moderate drinkers had lower mortality rates than people who abstain.

Glaring holes in the health system

Report reveals glaring holes in Australia’s health system

Glaring holes in the health system

Report reveals that Australia’s health system works well for those who are well.

What is diverticulitis?

This common disease can become deadly in an instant

What is diverticulitis?

This common disease affecting half of older Aussies can become deadly in an instant

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 ‘car wash’ discovered

Scientists stumble upon an Alzheimer’s ‘car wash’

Alzheimer’s ‘car wash’ discovered

Scientists have discovered a pathway that cleans the build-up of toxic Alzheimer’s proteins.

How to be a good carer

How to be a good carer

How to be a good carer

There are nearly 2.7 million carers in Australia, approximately 12 per cent of the population.

Australia’s health shame

Australia’s health shame

Australia’s health shame

Health survey statistics reveal that half of all Australians live with a chronic disease.

What to do about sensitive teeth

What to do about sensitive teeth

What to do about sensitive teeth

There are few things more painful than sensitive teeth, but help is at hand.

What to eat this winter

What to eat this winter

What to eat this winter

Naturopath shares her tips and food winners to help you stay healthy this winter.

Never too late to extend your life

A new study reveals how exercise boosts longevity

Never too late to extend your life

A new study reveals how exercise boosts longevity, regardless of previous activity levels.

Death not a popular topic

care plan

Death not a popular topic

Older Australians are shunning the opportunity to complete an advance care directive.

Diabetes drug uses stun researchers

Diabetes drug trial stuns researchers

Diabetes drug uses stun researchers

Breakthrough treatment for kidney disease offers hope for millions with diabetes.

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.

Cancer treatment ‘game-changing’

cancer treatment

Cancer treatment ‘game-changing’

Drugs that can target any type of tumour are being fast-tracked in the UK.

Who should choose how you die?

Who should choose how you die?

Who should choose how you die?

Who should have the right to choose how we die? We should, say older Australians.

How much time in the sun?

How much time in the sun?

How much time in the sun?

How much time should we be spending in the sun to help but not harm ...

Living with dementia – my story

Living with dementia – my story

Living with dementia – my story

Alzheimer’s sufferer Brian LeBlanc explains how he fights the fog.

Time to get real about dying

Should voluntary assisted dying be available around the nation?

Time to get real about dying

Should voluntary assisted dying be available around the nation?

Discovery could end allergies

The cell discovery that could stop allergies and deadly anaphylaxis

Discovery could end allergies

A new cell type could stop allergies before they begin.

‘Men’s’ disease killing more women

Cardiovascular disease killing more and more Australian women

‘Men’s’ disease killing more women

The ‘men’s’ disease that’s now affecting more Australian women.

Why your hands might be painful

Why your hands might be painful

Why your hands might be painful

Pain, tingling and numbness could be a sign of this syndrome.

Young blood can delay ageing

Young blood can delay ageing

Young blood can delay ageing

New research has identified a novel approach to staving off the detrimental effects of ageing.

Is white meat really healthier than red?

Is white meat really healthier than red?

Is white meat really healthier than red?

Recent reports claim white meat is as bad for your cholesterol as red. Are they ...

Things that can go wrong with veins

Things that can go wrong with veins

Things that can go wrong with veins

Treatment of varicose veins and spider veins is not just for cosmetic reasons.

Eat or heat’s tragic consequences

freezing

Eat or heat’s tragic consequences

Study delivers devastating finding on why 23 older Australians died.

House plants that remove toxins

House plants that remove toxins

House plants that remove toxins

Certain common indoor plants provide a natural way of removing toxic agents from the air.

Most are content but anxious: poll

Over-55s are happy and satisfied, but anxious: poll

Most are content but anxious: poll

Over-55s say they are ‘content’ but too many are having a tough time of it.

How podcasts exercise your brain

podcast

How podcasts exercise your brain

Research reveals the power of the spoken word to stimulate the brain.

Is your thyroid out of whack?

Is your thyroid out of whack?

Is your thyroid out of whack?

Chills, sweats, hair loss, brain fog or unaccounted for weight gain? You may have a ...

Fears over Afterpay’s latest move

Health advocates fearful of ‘healthcare now, pay later’ scheme

Fears over Afterpay’s latest move

Sceptics issue warnings to the financially vulnerable.

Friday Flash Poll: Are you happy?

Friday Flash Poll: Are you happy?

Friday Flash Poll: Are you happy?

We want to know if you’re happy, sad and what you’re doing about it.

Could I be classed an alcoholic?

Could I be classed an alcoholic?

Could I be classed an alcoholic?

The key questions you should ask yourself.

What happens when you stop sex?

What happens to your body if you stop having sex?

What happens when you stop sex?

Stopping sex, or even having an extended break, can have serious health consequences.

Assisted dying laws one week away

pharmacist mixing

Assisted dying laws one week away

Pharmacists will mix and deliver the lethal dose.

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.

Could DNA testing help you?

What you should know about DNA testing for disease risk

Could DNA testing help you?

Population DNA testing for disease risk is coming. Here are five things to know.

ED linked with heart issues

Men’s problems in the bedroom may be a warning sign

ED linked with heart issues

Men’s problems in the bedroom may be a warning sign for more serious health issues ...

Signs of fatty liver disease

How to tell if you have fatty liver disease

Signs of fatty liver disease

What everyone should know about fatty liver disease.

How to soothe dry eyes

How to soothe dry eyes

How to soothe dry eyes

Symptoms aren’t just irritating – if left untreated they may harm your eyesight.

Warning sounded on common meds

Warning sounded on these common prescription drugs

Warning sounded on common meds

Older Australians taking these meds more than twice as likely to suffer falls.

Can you be overweight and healthy?

Can you be overweight and healthy?

Can you be overweight and healthy?

Health experts weigh in on whether you can be overweight and still be healthy.

Punish doctors who overcharge?

bill shock

Punish doctors who overcharge?

Chief medical officer wants to punish doctors who charge unnecessarily high fees.

Problem foods as you age

Foods that you need to avoid after you turn 50

Problem foods as you age

Our nutritional needs change with different life stages.

Signs that point to heart disease

Signs that point to heart disease

Signs that point to heart disease

Seven key measures of heart health may help predict future risk of cardiovascular disease.

Loneliness: the silent scourge

Loneliness is the silent scourge of older people: poll

Loneliness: the silent scourge

Loneliness affects more than three quarters of older Australians: poll.

Hopes high for cancer vaccine

Hopes for colorectal cancer vaccination on the horizon

Hopes high for cancer vaccine

New study reveals hopes for a cancer vaccination.

How to keep your joints happy

How to … keep your joints happy and healthy

How to keep your joints happy

Do you suffer from joint pain? How should you alleviate the aches of arthritis?

Preparing for death – your death

Preparing for death – your death

Preparing for death – your death

Elizabeth Quinn and her mother join forces to add life and humour to the death ...

Are you lonely?

Friday Flash Poll: Are you lonely?

Are you lonely?

Is enough being done to highlight loneliness among older Australians?

At-risk urged to get free vaccine

At-risk over-65s urged to get this free vaccine

At-risk urged to get free vaccine

Doctors urge over-65s to vaccinate against ‘killer infection’.

Aussie osteoarthritis breakthrough

Aussie osteoarthritis breakthrough

Aussie osteoarthritis breakthrough

New Australian research proves that stem cell treatment stops and can reverse osteoarthritis.

The health benefits of cinnamon

The health benefits of cinnamon

The health benefits of cinnamon

Cinnamon has long been used in traditional medicine, but does it really have health benefits?

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.

Gas heaters can kill

Gas heaters can kill

Gas heaters can kill

Before you switch on your heater, you should check whether it’s a potential killer.

Sex keeps getting better: survey

New survey proves that sex doesn’t stop at 50

Sex keeps getting better: survey

A new survey proves that sex doesn’t stop at 50. In fact, it seems, it ...

Do you have haemochromatosis?

Do you have haemochromatosis?

Do you have haemochromatosis?

Are you tired all the time? Do you have aching joints? You may have haemochromatosis. ...

Why do you keep doing this?

Why do you keep doing this?

Why do you keep doing this?

The old physio explains why he’s yet to ‘hang up the hands’.

How to satisfy those winter food cravings

How to … satisfy food cravings with healthy alternatives

How to satisfy those winter food cravings

Ten healthy alternatives to your winter cravings that both satisfy and nourish.

Australian life expectancy shocks

Australian life expectancy shock

Australian life expectancy shocks

The rate of life expectancy growth in Australia is now falling behind high-income nations.

Do you need a measles booster?

Do you need a measles booster?

Do you need a measles booster?

Health officials urge all Australians to check their immunisation history.

Can organic foods cut cancer risk?

Can you cut your risk of cancer by eating organic?

Can organic foods cut cancer risk?

Study links organic foods to a reduced cancer risk, but what do the academics say?

Are fish oil claims a bit fishy?

Fish oil supplements: A good catch or something fishy?

Are fish oil claims a bit fishy?

The jury is still out on whether omega-3 supplements reduce heart attacks.

Australian life expectancy shock

Australian life expectancy shock

Australian life expectancy shock

April worst on record – six times higher than the deadliest month on record.

Challenges for re-elected Coalition

Challenges for re-elected Coalition

Challenges for re-elected Coalition

Five experts in their field outline the challenges facing the re-elected Government.

Foods that burn fat

These 14 foods help you burn fat

Foods that burn fat

If you’re trying to burn fat faster, make sure you include these 14 foods into ...

How diet choices can ruin our lives

The diet choices that can ruin our lives

How diet choices can ruin our lives

Camilla Fayed is putting the focus on nature, simplicity and balance in our food choices.

Are you voiding your travel cover?

Unvaccinated travellers may be voiding their travel insurance

Are you voiding your travel cover?

Travellers who forgo a measles injection may risk invalidating their insurance, say experts.

Travel hygiene tips

Travel Vision: Two-minute crash course on travel hygiene

Travel hygiene tips

Stay fresh, clean and most importantly healthy on your next holiday.

When the plumbing gets blocked

Natural ways to unblock the plumbing – your plumbing

When the plumbing gets blocked

Natural ways to get moving again – in the toilet, that is.

What is misophonia?

Misophonia making you mad?

What is misophonia?

There may be an explanation for repetitive pop music or other sounds that make you ...

The factors linked to better memory

The factors linked to better memory

The factors linked to better memory

Good sleep quality and good mood lead to good working memory with age.

Diet can lower heart failure risk

Diet can lower heart failure risk

Diet can lower heart failure risk

Reduce your risk of heart failure by adhering to the DASH diet.

Who has the best health policy?

How do the major parties’ health policies stack up?

Who has the best health policy?

How the major parties’ health policies stack up in this federal election campaign.

Replace these items regularly

Replace these items regularly

Replace these items regularly

You might think you are frugal but not replacing some items can affect your health.

Eleven worst foods in your fridge

The worst foods in your fridge that may harm your health

Eleven worst foods in your fridge

These common foods found in the fridge might be harming your health and waistline.

Will travel solve your midlife crisis?

Will travel solve your midlife crisis?

Will travel solve your midlife crisis?

Can travel be the best way to tackle a midlife crisis?

‘How much longer do I have?’

A straight answer, please, on critical health question

‘How much longer do I have?’

Surveys show older people want straight answers to one of life’s weightiest questions.

Warning signs of a blood clot

Four tell-tale signs that you may have a blood clot

Warning signs of a blood clot

Blood clots can be very dangerous and potentially life-threatening. Know what to look for.

Phone game predicts Alzheimer’s

Simple smartphone game can predict Alzheimer’s early

Phone game predicts Alzheimer’s

A simple smartphone game can help with early Alzheimer’s diagnosis.

Is your home harming you?

Could you have a silent killer in your home?

Is your home harming you?

If there’s mould in your home, you’re at risk, researchers warn.

Palliative ‘self-care’ group

Palliative ‘self-care’ group

Palliative ‘self-care’ group

Staring death in the face, friends tell stories – while they can still be told.

Is it tiredness or sleep apnoea?

Is it tiredness or are you suffering from sleep apnoea?

Is it tiredness or sleep apnoea?

Sleep apnoea should be on your radar if you wake up feeling tired.

The health benefits of eating tuna

The health benefits of eating tuna

The health benefits of eating tuna

Today is World Tuna Day, so we look at why this wonder fish is so ...

Worst food brands revealed

food report

Worst food brands revealed

Best and worst supermarkets named and food products ranked in the latest annual audit.

Best and worst foods for your liver

Best and worst foods for your liver

Best and worst foods for your liver

Foods you should both increase and avoid to make your liver love you.

Do you have heart risk factors?

Do you have heart risk factors?

Do you have heart risk factors?

Heart Foundation data reveals more than two-thirds of Australians at risk of heart disease.

Tips for a healthy heart

What you can do to keep your heart healthy

Tips for a healthy heart

Make sure you are doing everything to keep your heart healthy.

Does libido decrease with age?

What happens as you age? Debunking ageing and sex myths

Does libido decrease with age?

How many ‘facts’ related to ageing and sex hold up to scrutiny?

The best flu vaccine for you

flu shot

The best flu vaccine for you

High-dose, immune-boosting or four-strain? A guide to flu vaccines for older Australians.

Pelvic floors and bladder myths

Pelvic floor exercises and other bladder myths

Pelvic floors and bladder myths

Is it too late to start now? Is a little leaking okay? All is revealed.

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.

What are eye floaters?

What are eye floaters?

What are eye floaters?

Have you ever noticed strange little cobwebs or squiggly lines in your vision?

Switch diet to drop heart attack risk

Switch diet to drop heart attack risk

Switch diet to drop heart attack risk

Substituting healthy plant proteins for red meat lowers risk for heart disease.

Why strength training is critical

Why strength training is critical as we age

Why strength training is critical

Physiotherapist Jason Lee explains what we should be doing to keep our muscles strong.

Private health cover ‘still a mess’

Funds still a mess

Private health cover ‘still a mess’

Reforms take effect, but CHOICE is still critical of the system.

Pigs’ brains ‘rebooted’ after death

pigs brain

Pigs’ brains ‘rebooted’ after death

Research could lead to breakthrough for Alzheimer’s and stroke patients.

Jet lag may be good for your brain

Research shows that jet lag may be good for your brain

Jet lag may be good for your brain

Researchers would have you believe that jet lag may actually be good for your brain.

Free blood tests on the table

Free blood tests for older Australians on the table

Free blood tests on the table

Labor woos older Australians with healthcare incentive.

10 surprising chocolate facts

There’s so much you don’t know about chocolate

10 surprising chocolate facts

There’s so much you don’t know about chocolate.

Poor sleep costing us $66b per year

sleep problems

Poor sleep costing us $66b per year

Government-commissioned inquiry seeks Medicare rebate for sleep issues.

Natural cold remedies

Natural remedies to help fight off a cold

Natural cold remedies

Do you use any of these natural remedies that can help both prevent and fight ...

Herbal supplements to avoid

Herbal supplements you shouldn’t try

Herbal supplements to avoid

Because supplements are marketed as natural, they must be safe. Not so ...

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.

On the scent of a fix for dementia

On the scent of a fix for dementia

On the scent of a fix for dementia

A poor sense of smell can signal cognitive decline, but ‘smell training’ could help.

Cancer survival rates revealed

scan check

Cancer survival rates revealed

Diagnosed cases rise, but survival rates for most cancers improve.

Toilet trips linked to hypertension

Toilet trips linked to hypertension

Toilet trips linked to hypertension

Trips to the toilet at night are a sign of high blood pressure.

What alcohol does to brain and body

How alcohol affects your brain and body

What alcohol does to brain and body

Research suggests that every alcoholic drink changes you. Here’s how.

Where you can drink the tap water

Travel SOS: Where in the world is it safe to drink the tap water?

Where you can drink the tap water

Want to know where your reusable water bottle will actually come in handy?

How height affects your health

How height affects your health

How height affects your health

Your height could play a role in the health issues you develop, according to studies.

Simple test can detect gut problems

breath test

Simple test can detect gut problems

Researchers have developed a less invasive and cheaper test to detect gut illnesses.

Medicare to benefit

Medicare to benefit from our healthy economy

Medicare to benefit

It seems that a healthy economy means big health spending.

Improved access to medicines

Improved access to medicines and health services

Improved access to medicines

Australians will benefit from more affordable medicines and access to health services.

Influenza warning issued

Health authorities issue influenza and measles warning

Influenza warning issued

A warning has been issued due to an outbreak of influenza and measles cases.

Are vegetarians healthier?

Are vegetarians healthier than meat eaters?

Are vegetarians healthier?

Years of debate between meat eaters and vegetarians has clouded the facts, but the stats ...

Flu cases hit record high

sick flu

Flu cases hit record high

April worst on record – six times higher than the deadliest month on record.

Can certain foods make you smarter?

Can eating certain foods make you smarter

Can certain foods make you smarter?

Keeping track of what is considered ‘healthy’ can be hard. But it could be vital. ...

Is this why you’re always tired?

If you’re struggling through the day, this might be why

Is this why you’re always tired?

Ten reasons why you might be struggling through the day.

Travelling with disability

Travelling with a disability

Travelling with disability

Flying with a disability may be difficult, but it’s far from impossible.

What your eye colour says about you

What your eye colour says about your health

What your eye colour says about you

Your eye colour says more than you realise about your health and susceptibility to disease.

Beware health fund ‘rip-offs’

upset man

Beware health fund ‘rip-offs’

Mike explains why he is covered for pregnancy and IVF – in his 70s.

The superfood beating asthma

The superfood benefiting asthma sufferers

The superfood beating asthma

Study finds a correlation between eating oily fish and improved respiratory health.

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.

Poll: We want denticare!

Nine in 10 older Australians want universal dental care

Poll: We want denticare!

Nine in 10 older Australians want a universal dental care scheme.

How to treat chronic pain

Painful facts: How to treat chronic pain

How to treat chronic pain

The burden of chronic pain is unrelenting for many Australians. Here’s how to treat it.

How to make your feet feel and look their best

How to … keep your feet looking and feeling their best

How to make your feet feel and look their best

As we mature, our feet require more maintenance to keep them healthy and happy. Here’s ...

Going out with a … whimper

Going out with a … whimper

Going out with a … whimper

Ever dreamt of being a hero? Peter Leith has.

How important is Denticare to you?

Friday Flash Poll: Should ‘Denticare’ become an election issue?

How important is Denticare to you?

Calls for a universal dental care scheme have strengthened, but is it an election issue ...

Qantas passenger hides for her life

Qantas passenger forced to hide for her life on Aussie flight

Qantas passenger hides for her life

Aussie airline ignores its own promises and forces a young woman to fear for her ...

Would you like to grow old at home?

aged care at home wheelchair

Would you like to grow old at home?

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety focuses on aged care in the ...

What is ‘quality’ aged care?

What does ‘quality’ aged care mean?

What is ‘quality’ aged care?

The services and care that you say are pivotal to lifting the sector’s image.

The diet that prolongs life

The diet that can add years to your life

The diet that prolongs life

It’s simple and research has shown that it works.

Is it time for universal dental care?

Is it time for universal dental care?

Is it time for universal dental care?

Calls for introduction of a Medicare-style universal insurance scheme for primary dental care.

What do death dreams mean?

What do death dreams mean?

What do death dreams mean?

Analysts explain death dreams, and their assessments are surprising.

Sleep poll delivers a wake-up call

sleep troubles

Sleep poll delivers a wake-up call

Only eight per cent of respondents say they wake up feeling fresh.

What is ankylosing spondylitis?

What is ankylosing spondylitis?

What is ankylosing spondylitis?

Do you have the signs and symptoms of this incurable autoimmune disease?

Bad news for egg lovers

Bad news for egg lovers

Bad news for egg lovers

Cancel the cheese omelette. There is sobering news for egg lovers.

How to keep your liver happy

How to keep your liver happy

How to keep your liver happy

What do a happy liver and safe sex have in common? Here are eight healthy ...

Why we crave friendship

Psychologist explains the power of friendships

Why we crave friendship

Friendships fulfil an innate human need, says psychologist Caroline Anderson.

What keeps you awake at night?

Friday Flash Poll: What keeps you awake at night?

What keeps you awake at night?

Do you sleep well? What keeps you awake? Let us know in our Friday Flash ...

Miracle arthritis pain vaccine

Miracle arthritis pain vaccine

Miracle arthritis pain vaccine

Researchers have developed a vaccine which can block arthritis pain.

Men now turning to plastic surgery

Men now turning to plastic surgery

Men now turning to plastic surgery

Men are starting to take their body image seriously and are doing something about it.

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.

An easy fix for constipation

An easy fix for constipation

An easy fix for constipation

With constipation affecting one in five adults it’s time we got to the bottom of ...

Saving older Aussies from the heat

How to save older Australians from killer heatwaves

Saving older Aussies from the heat

The first step could be simple and have wide-ranging benefits, research finds.

New diet 'reverses' Type 2 diabetes

New diet 'reverses' Type 2 diabetes

New diet 'reverses' Type 2 diabetes

A new study in the UK has found that a strict diet can successfully 'reverse' ...

Do these things cause cancer?

cancer cells

Do these things cause cancer?

There are just as many myths as facts about the things that can cause cancer.

Explaining vulvas and vaginas

Explaining vulvas and vaginas

Explaining vulvas and vaginas

Do you know the difference between these body parts? Even many women don’t.

How much TV is too much?

How much TV is too much?

How much TV is too much?

Watching television for more than three and a half hours a day linked to poorer ...

Private health cover in spotlight

healthcare

Private health cover in spotlight

Are baby boomers’ concerns about private health cover finally being heard?

The best exercise for older people

The best exercise for older people

The best exercise for older people

Recent research shows that resistance training improves the health of over-65s.

These groups can boost your health

These groups can boost your health

These groups can boost your health

A little help from friends can go a long way when fighting ill-health

The secrets behind a good cuddle

The secrets behind a good cuddle

The secrets behind a good cuddle

Hugging releases a calming hormone that works to heal on many fronts.

What a heart attack feels like

What a heart attack feels like

What a heart attack feels like

What does a heart attack feel like? Is it different for men and women?

Arthritis discovery gives new hope

Arthritis discovery gives new hope

Arthritis discovery gives new hope

Researchers have identified an unexpected contributor to rheumatoid arthritis.

Take control of your blood pressure

Take control of your blood pressure

Take control of your blood pressure

Morning exercise with short walking breaks could help you control your blood pressure.

Experts call for national driving test

Experts call for national driving test

Experts call for national driving test

Researchers are calling for an overhaul of Australia’s system of managing driver retirement.

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.

Major parties unite on heart checks

Major parties unite on heart checks

Major parties unite on heart checks

Both sides of politics have announced their support for comprehensive heart health checks.

Joint replacement to cost $5 billion

Joint replacement to cost $5 billion

Joint replacement to cost $5 billion

Knee and hip replacements for osteoarthritis are expected to rise by up to 276 per ...

How to be the boss of your pain

How to be the boss of your pain

How to be the boss of your pain

Melinda Bowd shares her journey and how she learnt to live with chronic pain.

New research could save eyesight

New gene therapy could save ageing eyesight

New research could save eyesight

British surgeons discover a gene therapy operation to stop macular deterioration.

Foods that raise your blood pressure

sea salt

Foods that raise your blood pressure

Avoiding salt is one thing, but there are other unhealthy foods you need to know ...

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.

Foods that increase death risk

Foods that increase death risk

Foods that increase death risk

A study of 44,500 people has uncovered a strong link between eating badly and dying.

What chronic dry mouth might mean

What chronic dry mouth might mean

What chronic dry mouth might mean

It’s unpleasant to say the least, but treatment is an option.

Dangers in your medicine cabinet

Dangers in your medicine cabinet

Dangers in your medicine cabinet

Is it time for a cleanout and a rethink about what is good for you ...

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.

Lose weight and keep it off

Lose weight and keep it off

Lose weight and keep it off

The 10 habits you can learn to control your weight forever.

Measles cases on the rise

New measles cases prompt calls for vaccinations

Measles cases on the rise

Authorities urge the public to keep an eye out for measles signs.

A heart-healthy daily menu

A heart-healthy daily menu

A heart-healthy daily menu

A heart healthy diet is good for your ticker and your tummy.

Aussies dropping dental visits

Aussies dropping dental visits

Aussies dropping dental visits

Two in five Australians (39 per cent) did not visit a dentist at all last ...

Seniors unprepared for the end

Seniors unprepared for the end

Seniors unprepared for the end

Around 70 per cent of Australians leave no instructions regarding end-of-life decisions.

Why your sex drive might be sagging

Why your sex drive might be sagging

Why your sex drive might be sagging

If you’re fearful your sex drive is drying up, these may be the reasons why.

Diseases that hit with the decades

What to watch out for once you reach your 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s.

Diseases that hit with the decades

What to watch out for once you reach your 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s.

$662 million aged care boost

Too little too late: Govt announces $662m aged care boost

$662 million aged care boost

Govt announces $662m aged care boost on the eve of the royal commission.

Surprising causes of DVT

Surprising causes of DVT

Surprising causes of DVT

These eight surprising risk factors increase your chance of having deep vein thrombosis.

Medicare sitting on $110m in rebates

Medicare sitting on $110m in unpaid rebates

Medicare sitting on $110m in rebates

Australians who’ve failed to file correct information with Medicare are owed $110m.

Exercise may improve cognition

Exercise may improve cognition

Exercise may improve cognition

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

Health insurers should be wary

The government needs to stop protecting private health insurers

Health insurers should be wary

The government saved private insurers, and now it needs to put them in the spotlight.

Best drinks for weight loss

Best drinks for weight loss

Best drinks for weight loss

Here are six of the best drinks that naturally assist with weight loss.

Earn points in your sleep

Earn points in your sleep

Earn points in your sleep

Qantas frequent flyer members can earn Qantas points while they sleep.

Is private health insurance a rort?

Friday Flash Poll: What’s your take on private health cover?

Is private health insurance a rort?

Enthusiasm for private health insurance is waning.

Study unlocks dementia trigger

dementia study

Study unlocks dementia trigger

Scientists label dementia finding as ‘potentially groundbreaking’.

The worst type of fat you can have

The worst type of fat you can have

The worst type of fat you can have

Belly fat can lead to diabetes and heart disease. Here’s how to get rid of ...

Health record deadline a day away

health record

Health record deadline a day away

Major legal changes to My Health Record as we close in on opt-out deadline.

Foods to help with the flop

Foods to help with the flop

Foods to help with the flop

Are there foods you can eat to help with erectile dysfunction?

Nine ways to quiet your mind

Nine ways to quiet your mind

Nine ways to quiet your mind

Need to de-stress, calm down and reconnect with where you are? Here’s how.

Your poo could save your life

The Federal Government wants your poo

Your poo could save your life

By the end of 2019, every Australian aged 50 to 74 will have received a ...

Health issues that mimic dementia

Health issues that mimic dementia

Health issues that mimic dementia

health, dementia, symptoms, alzheimers, mimic, misdiagnosis,

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.

Cost of drug leaves lives at risk

cholesterol test

Cost of drug leaves lives at risk

The Government is resisting calls to subsidise new drugs that could save thousands.

Hospital patients lack support

Hospital patients lack support

Hospital patients lack support

Research finds lack of support in hospitals is putting patient wellbeing at risk.

Health myths busted

Health myths busted

Health myths busted

We’ve all heard these medical maxims, but how many are garbage?

Movement can prevent dementia

Prevent dementia with higher levels of daily movement

Movement can prevent dementia

New findings suggest more daily movement can prevent dementia in older adults.

How to predict your risk of disease

The simple tests that can predict your risk of disease

How to predict your risk of disease

The simple tests you can do at home that can tell you so much.

Boost your hand strength

Boost your hand strength

Boost your hand strength

Finger exercises to help you handle anything.

Why day-old water might taste odd

Why day-old water might taste odd

Why day-old water might taste odd

The water has been sitting in the glass for a day and tastes odd. Could ...

Are generic drugs safe?

Are generic drugs safe?

Are generic drugs safe?

Can generic medicines have different ingredients to branded versions?

Are any food preservatives safe?

Are any food preservatives safe?

Are any food preservatives safe?

We know that preservatives are in our food. But are they actually safe?

When should you stop driving?

Friday Flash Poll: Should you really still be driving?

When should you stop driving?

We want to know if you should still be on the road, or when you ...

Five sunscreen myths (and one truth)

Mature woman putting on sunscreen

Five sunscreen myths (and one truth)

We debunk five common sunscreen myths and share a truth you’ll love to hear.

Five Heart-Healthy Recipes

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Five Heart-Healthy Recipes

Heart healthy recipes that aren't just good for you - but taste great too.

Gut infection linked to Alzheimer’s

Gut infection linked to Alzheimer’s

Gut infection linked to Alzheimer’s

A fungus previously perceived as harmless has been linked to memory problems.

Old wives’ tales that are actually true

Old wives’ tales that are actually true

Old wives’ tales that are actually true

Science is starting to find truth to some of the urban legends that have been ...

Drinkable cure for Alzheimer’s?

Drinkable ‘cocktail’ may prevent Alzheimer’s disease

Drinkable cure for Alzheimer’s?

Yale University researchers may have created a drinkable cure for Alzheimer’s.

Emotional freedom’s ‘wonder cure’

Emotional freedom’s ‘wonder cure’

Emotional freedom’s ‘wonder cure’

Healing trauma and pain without drugs is the new black.

Hot flushes linked to cancer risk

Hot flushes linked to cancer risk

Hot flushes linked to cancer risk

A new study finds a link between hot flushes and the risk of breast cancer.

Dementia risk in surgery

surgery

Dementia risk in surgery

Researcher seeks urgent probe into risk and review of sterilisation procedures.

Where to retire for good health

Where to retire for good health

Where to retire for good health

Some cities are better than others for retirees’ health.

When will antibiotics kick in?

When will antibiotics kick in?

When will antibiotics kick in?

What you can expect once you start taking medicine for an infection.

Four key risk factors for dementia

sugary drink

Four key risk factors for dementia

New study puts focus on need to prepare and plan for big spike in sufferers.

Are hangover cures worth the hype?

Are hangover cures worth the hype?

Are hangover cures worth the hype?

Find out if your trusty hangover cure is a genuine tonic or just hype.

Signs of a damaged liver

Signs of a damaged liver

Signs of a damaged liver

Long before the damage can’t be undone, your liver will let you know all is ...

Diabetes linked to memory loss

Diabetes linked to memory loss

Diabetes linked to memory loss

New research shows type 2 diabetes is linked with a decline in memory function.

The 15 resolutions you will stick to

The 15 resolutions you will stick to

The 15 resolutions you will stick to

New year’s resolutions to improve your health don’t have to involve sacrifices.

Start your year with a bang

Start your year with a bang

Start your year with a bang

Tips to end your year on a high and get the new one off to ...

Avoiding conflict at Christmas

Avoiding conflict at Christmas

Avoiding conflict at Christmas

Things you can do to help deal with tricky situations this Christmas.

Safe holiday travel for seniors

Safe holiday travel for seniors

Safe holiday travel for seniors

A pharmacist shares his top tips and gadgets to ensure safe travel with medications.

Doc claims he can revamp sex lives

Doctor claims he can reactivate the female sex drive

Doc claims he can revamp sex lives

The man who invented the vampire facial now claims he can transform your sex life.

Your poo is alive

Your poo is alive

Your poo is alive

If you thought your poo was nothing more than a bunch of dead cells; well, ...

We’re more stressed than ever

We’re more stressed than ever

We’re more stressed than ever

Study pinpoints lack of sleep as the main problem.

Another health cover exodus feared

hospital cover

Another health cover exodus feared

Health forum seeks value for money with greater transparency around surgeons’ fees.

Plants that monitor your health

Plants that monitor your health

Plants that monitor your health

Not feeling well? One day your pot plants will tell you why.

Fight wrinkles without face cream

Fight wrinkles without face cream

Fight wrinkles without face cream

This fountain of youth practice will erase years off your face.

Five easy lifestyle changes

Five easy lifestyle changes

Five easy lifestyle changes

It’s the simple things that can boost your wellbeing.

Play this sport and live longer

sports shoes

Play this sport and live longer

Researchers reveal the activity that can add almost a decade to your life.

Where can I find a bulk billing GP?

Where can I find a bulk billing GP?

Where can I find a bulk billing GP?

Finding a bulk billing doctor just became much easier.

Aussies lack mental health literacy

Aussies lack mental health literacy

Aussies lack mental health literacy

Many Australians diagnosed with mental health issues don’t know where to go for help.

Music good for brain activity

Music good for brain activity

Music good for brain activity

Music soothes the soul and, so it seems, people with dementia. But how?

How to stay safe around soils

How to stay safe around soils

How to stay safe around soils

Love getting your hands dirty? Here are three reasons why you must exercise caution.

Dietary discovery protects eyes

Dietary discovery protects eyes

Dietary discovery protects eyes

What you eat may affect your chances of developing an age-related eye disease.

The pharmacy chain beating others

Older Australians prefer traditional pharmacy brand

The pharmacy chain beating others

Seniors go against the trend when choosing a chemist: survey.

Is being a night owl bad for health?

Is being a night owl bad for health?

Is being a night owl bad for health?

Night owls may have a higher risk of suffering from heart disease and type 2 ...

What if you fall ill midair?

What if you fall ill midair?

What if you fall ill midair?

You can’t imagine how your inflight medical emergency is going to be handled.

The power of cuddle therapy

The power of cuddle therapy

The power of cuddle therapy

How a hug can change your day – and your wellbeing.

Are extra kilos a part of ageing?

Are extra kilos a part of ageing?

Are extra kilos a part of ageing?

Self-described ‘rotund’ writer Steve Perkin does the research. You might not be happy.

Health the top fear for seniors

health concern

Health the top fear for seniors

Most older Australians fail to meet daily exercise targets: report.

Disabled Aussies need you

Disabled Aussies need you

Disabled Aussies need you

Almost half of older Aussies should prepare for a disability late in life: statistics.

Sex and ageing: not done just yet

How important is sex to older Australians?

Sex and ageing: not done just yet

The results are in: older Australians let us know if sex is still important.

Has your ‘hotness’ expired?

Setting the record straight about sex and ageing

Has your ‘hotness’ expired?

Do you still find people your age ‘hot’? Is sex still important to you?

Will your eyesight last?

Will your eyesight last?

Will your eyesight last?

Dr Ben Ashby explains what you must do to maintain your eye health.

Foods that can prevent memory loss

Foods that can prevent memory loss

Foods that can prevent memory loss

A study reveals the foods and drink associated with a lower risk of memory loss.

Remarkable things about your body

Remarkable things about your body

Remarkable things about your body

Does your body contain a evolutionary or genetic detail that sets you apart?

Eat your way to good health

Eat your way to good health

Eat your way to good health

You are what you eat and this should always be at the top of your ...

Aussies exit private health insurance

Aussies exit private health insurance

Aussies exit private health insurance

Many people are abandoning their private health insurance policies.

Are you ageist?

Are you ageist? Why not take the quiz and find out?

Are you ageist?

EveryAGE Counts has launched a quiz aimed at identifying ageism.

Can food give you bad dreams?

Can food give you bad dreams?

Can food give you bad dreams?

Some foods are a recipe for a nightmare, according to research.

Losing concentration? Try this

Losing concentration? Try this

Losing concentration? Try this

Seven ways to boost your concentration and stay focused.

Warning signs of kidney disease

Warning signs of kidney disease

Warning signs of kidney disease

Chronic kidney disease is called a ‘silent disease’ as there are often no warning signs.

How your birth order affects you

Does your birth order affect the outcome of your life?

How your birth order affects you

We examine studies that proffer opinions on how birth order affects your life.

The perfect travel toothbrush

The perfect travel toothbrush

The perfect travel toothbrush

The world’s best-selling sonic toothbrush is perfect for your travel toiletries kit.

Retire before 65 and reap benefits

Study finds those who retire before 65 reap benefits

Retire before 65 and reap benefits

Retirement offers a great opportunity to lead a healthier life: study finds.

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.

Pressure builds on health cover

waiting room

Pressure builds on health cover

Fears for public health system as more people shun private cover.

Terrified of going to the toilet

Terrified of going to the toilet

Terrified of going to the toilet

Millions may be suffering in silence with an embarrassing anxiety.

How to have healthy hair and eyes

How to have healthy hair and eyes

How to have healthy hair and eyes

The diet and lifestyle changes that can make you look and feel younger.

Which country has the best food?

Cool tool shows the countries with the healthiest cuisine

Which country has the best food?

Hayes & Jarvis has tested dishes from all over the world to find the healthiest ...

The health benefits of camping

The health benefits of camping

The health benefits of camping

Research has found that camping trips can be beneficial for health and wellbeing.

Major health issue can’t be ignored

Major health issue can’t be ignored

Major health issue can’t be ignored

Danger of loneliness labelled “a serious public health hazard”.

My Health opt-out date extended

my health

My Health opt-out date extended

Health minister again bows to pressure on controversial medical records site.

Finally, good news about alcohol

Finally, good news about alcohol

Finally, good news about alcohol

Study suggests drinking can banish bad memories – for a time.

Do older Aussies get better care?

Do older Aussies get better care?

Do older Aussies get better care?

Older Australians more satisfied with visits to their GP than the younger generations.

Quick scan can spot dementia

neck scan

Quick scan can spot dementia

Ultrasound can predict onset 10 years before symptoms appear, say researchers.

What you told us makes you sick

What you told us makes you sick

What you told us makes you sick

You told us what medications you take and we reckon you are mostly a healthy ...

Most common sex injuries

Most common sex injuries

Most common sex injuries

We list the most common sex injuries and how to treat them.

The pills that are killing you

The pills that are killing you

The pills that are killing you

Two reports identify opioid abuse and antibiotic misuse as critical threats.

One in four Aussies lonely: report

One in four Aussies lonely: report

One in four Aussies lonely: report

A new report has found that one in four Australians is lonely.

How to get rid of mould for good

How to get rid of mould for good

How to get rid of mould for good

What exactly is mould? And how can you remove it for good?

Food safety's gut-wrenching facts

Food safety's gut-wrenching facts

Food safety's gut-wrenching facts

Food-poisoning bacteria is lurking in your fridge, Aussies warned.

Your sleep is government business

Health minister probes sleep issues

Your sleep is government business

The Government wants to know why you can’t nod off.

How exercise keeps brains healthy

How exercise keeps brains healthy

How exercise keeps brains healthy

Staying physically active later in life can help keep your brain healthy.

Treating common skin conditions

Treating common skin conditions

Treating common skin conditions

A guide to some of the most common skin conditions and how to treat them.

Why do we yawn?

Why do we yawn?

Why do we yawn?

Tiredness is not the only reason you may be yawning.

Mayhem as My Health opt-out nears

my health record

Mayhem as My Health opt-out nears

System crashes as we close in on the extended opt-out deadline.

Risky spots for common diseases

Risky spots for common diseases

Risky spots for common diseases

Vaccinations only go so far: exercise further caution in these destinations.

How to get rid of heartburn

How to get rid of heartburn

How to get rid of heartburn

Six tips to offer quick relief from heartburn without taking medicine.

Warnings about new vitamin craze

Vaping claims in doubt

Warnings about new vitamin craze

Nutritionists are casting doubt on the health claims about vaping.

What’s that tang in our tap water?

What’s that tang in our tap water?

What’s that tang in our tap water?

What exactly makes water taste so good – or in some cases, a little strange? ...

The great hearing-aid hoodwink

Hearing aid retailers fined millions for misleading pensioners

The great hearing-aid hoodwink

Hearing aid retailers fined $2.5 million for misleading age pensioners.

Guess what happens while you sleep?

Guess what happens while you sleep?

Guess what happens while you sleep?

The right type of snoozing helps our bodies repair themselves.

Why is sugar so bad for your body?

Why is sugar so bad for your body?

Why is sugar so bad for your body?

Do you have a sweet tooth? Here’s what sugar does to your body.

Common drugs linked to lung woes

Common drugs linked to lung woes

Common drugs linked to lung woes

Some prescription drugs can pose a threat to lung health, according to new research.

Osteoarthritis exercises made easy

Osteoarthritis exercises made easy

Osteoarthritis exercises made easy

Physiotherapist’s video shows four easy exercises for osteoarthritis sufferers.

Why you should embrace ageing

Why you should embrace ageing

Why you should embrace ageing

Worried about getting older? The prime of your life may just be right now.

Brain scans predict fatal disease

Brain scans predict dementia

Brain scans predict fatal disease

Cognitive decline can be predicted a decade early, dementia researchers say.

Tackling Australia’s biggest killers

Tackling Australia’s biggest killers

Tackling Australia’s biggest killers

A new national action plan will tackle heart disease and stroke.

What is a silent stroke?

What is a silent stroke?

What is a silent stroke?

Some people have strokes without realising it. They're called silent strokes.

How the seasons affect dementia

How the seasons affect dementia

How the seasons affect dementia

A new study suggests the seasons can affect mental health.

The risk facing 80% of older men

poor diet

The risk facing 80% of older men

New report shines a light on failing lifestyles of older Australians.

Do you really need antibiotics?

Do you really need antibiotics?

Do you really need antibiotics?

We are approaching a time when bacteria could become resistant to all antibiotics.

Top foods to be wary of overseas

Top foods to be wary of overseas

Top foods to be wary of overseas

A handy guide to the foods to be wary of on your overseas trip.

What causes high blood pressure?

What causes high blood pressure?

What causes high blood pressure?

Keep an eye on the 14 surprising factors that can raise your blood pressure.

Lifespan predictions getting closer

Lifespan predictions getting closer

Lifespan predictions getting closer

Researchers have devised a way to estimate whether an individual can expect to live longer.

Blood pressure linked to dementia

Pre-eclampsia linked to dementia in later life

Blood pressure linked to dementia

Health issues suffered during pregnancy have been linked to later dementia.

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.

Who loves flying and not dying?

Prevent cramping and DVT on your next flight

Who loves flying and not dying?

Prevent deep vein thrombosis and cramping with a simple pair of socks.

Why peeing might be painful

Why peeing might be painful

Why peeing might be painful

Painful urination should not be ignored. Here’s what you need to know.

Flu jabs already selected for 2019

woman getting a vaccine

Flu jabs already selected for 2019

If you’ve wondered whether a flu shot is a bit of a lottery, you might ...

The skin ‘they’ live in

Meet the creepy crawlies that call your body ‘home’

The skin ‘they’ live in

Shower all you like, but these creepy crawlies are here to stay.

Best and worst food from the deli

Best and worst food from the deli

Best and worst food from the deli

Deli food is always extremely tempting, but it doesn’t have to be unhealthy.

How to get rid of your ‘bingo wings’

How to get rid of your ‘bingo wings’

How to get rid of your ‘bingo wings’

Excess fat in your upper arm can be unsightly, but exercise can improve the situation.

How hygienic is your tea towel?

How hygienic is your tea towel?

How hygienic is your tea towel?

You may want to pop your tea towel into the wash more often after reading ...

Health cover hike to sting seniors

health insurance may cost more

Health cover hike to sting seniors

Insurers may force older Australians to pay more for common medical procedures.

AI could predict Alzheimer’s

AI could predict Alzheimer’s

AI could predict Alzheimer’s

Algorithms may help doctors stream people onto prevention path sooner.

Easy stretches to align your spine

Easy stretches to align your spine

Easy stretches to align your spine

These three easy stretches can help align your spine and relieve back pain.

Even light drinking lifts death risk

Even light drinking lifts death risk

Even light drinking lifts death risk

Drinking a daily glass of wine may not be so healthy after all, suggests a ...

Why aged care is a dirty word

Older Australians say aged care is a dirty word

Why aged care is a dirty word

Older Australians would rather rely on themselves than aged care.

Burden of illness greater for women

Women twice as likely to develop dementia: study

Burden of illness greater for women

Women are more likely to develop dementia, Parkinson’s disease or have a stroke.

Nine medications you must pack

Beat feeling crook on holidays with these nine products

Nine medications you must pack

What you need in your travel 'medicine chest' to relieve symptoms of common ailments.

How your diet can dent your mood

How your diet can dent your mood

How your diet can dent your mood

Can we eat our way to mental health?

Solving the aged care mystery

Friday Flash Poll: Help us solve the aged care mystery

Solving the aged care mystery

Take part in our Friday Flash Poll and help us solve the aged care mystery.

A spoonful of olive oil can fix ED

A spoonful of olive oil can fix ED

A spoonful of olive oil can fix ED

Olive oil could be better than Viagra at boosting a man’s sexual performance.

Skin changes you should know about

Skin changes you should know about

Skin changes you should know about

Spots, tags, veins and bruises – what’s normal and what’s not.

Main drain on retirement savings

Main drain on retirement savings

Main drain on retirement savings

Research reveals that rising energy costs are hurting retirees the most.

Role for aspirin in cancer treatment

Role for aspirin in cancer treatment

Role for aspirin in cancer treatment

Aspirin may not only help keep cancer at bay, it could play a life-saving role ...

Should health apps be regulated?

Should health apps be regulated?

Should health apps be regulated?

A majority of Australians would like to see health apps regulated by the Government.

How caregiving takes its toll

How caregiving takes its toll

How caregiving takes its toll

Be alert to the signs that could mean you’re putting your health at risk.

Health costs that are hurting you

healthcare

Health costs that are hurting you

Governments are spending more on healthcare, but failing to help in two key areas.

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.

Online insomnia programs work

Online insomnia programs work

Online insomnia programs work

Treating insomnia with digital programs can improve insomnia symptoms.

Late breakfast may help shed kilos

Late breakfast may help shed kilos

Late breakfast may help shed kilos

Study reveals late breakfasts and early dinners help people keep weight off.

Pros and cons of teeth whitening

Pros and cons of teeth whitening

Pros and cons of teeth whitening

Seeking a natural, at-home teeth-whitening product? Do we have news for you.

Medicines set to become cheaper

Some prescription drugs will become less expensive

Medicines set to become cheaper

Is your medication on the new list of less expensive prescription drugs?

The disease that kills the most

More die of heart attacks than any other cause

The disease that kills the most

While heart attacks are on the decline, dementia-related deaths are climbing.

$400,000 to tweak men’s wellbeing

Man working in shed

$400,000 to tweak men’s wellbeing

Minister invites men’s sheds to apply for $5 million in grants.

Can orgasms extend your life?

Can orgasms extend your life?

Can orgasms extend your life?

Orgasms can have huge health benefits, but can they make you live longer?

The truth about honey

The truth about honey

The truth about honey

Is honey really a miracle food? Which health benefits are confirmed by the research?

Gadgets to help with memory loss

Gadgets to help with memory loss

Gadgets to help with memory loss

Often simple aids or gadgets can assist someone with memory loss to manage better at ...

The diet that lowers your stroke risk

The diet that lowers your stroke risk

The diet that lowers your stroke risk

A Mediterranean-style diet may reduce stroke risk in women over 40.

Alzheimer’s trial delivers results

Alzheimer’s trial delivers results

Alzheimer’s trial delivers results

Drug helps painters and pianists with Alzheimer’s to resume activities.

Parties lashed on ‘MRIs for votes’

Parties lashed on ‘MRIs for votes’

Parties lashed on ‘MRIs for votes’

Parties promise more machines, but ignore costs, says key body.

What you don’t know about sneezing

What you don’t know about sneezing

What you don’t know about sneezing

Sneezing has been the subject of much superstition throughout the ages.

Signs you may have blood clots

Signs you may have blood clots

Signs you may have blood clots

Blood clots can be very dangerous and potentially life-threatening. Know what to look for.

How to stay active for longer

How to stay active for longer

How to stay active for longer

The exercises that can build and maintain strong healthy bones.

Unforgettable day for Alzheimer’s

Unforgettable day for Alzheimer’s

Unforgettable day for Alzheimer’s

Focus on Alzheimer’s disease is growing around the world.

Power disconnection culprits named

Blackout power companies named

Power disconnection culprits named

Electricity companies fined $20,000 for cutting power to life-support systems.

Cancer-causing diet identified

junk food is unhealthy

Cancer-causing diet identified

Science has discovered the low-nutrition foods most likely to lead to tumours.

Which is worse – fat or sugar?

Which is worse – fat or sugar?

Which is worse – fat or sugar?

Sugar and fat are two of the most widely talked about dietary topics, but which ...

Go organic and stay on budget

Go organic and stay on budget

Go organic and stay on budget

Choosing organic food means you’re taking care of your own health and the planet’s.

Royal commission into aged care

PM announces a royal commission into aged care

Royal commission into aged care

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced a royal commission into aged care.

Common medicine doing you harm

Low-dose aspirin medicine doing older Australians harm

Common medicine doing you harm

Many older people taking low-dose aspirin may be doing themselves harm.

Health issues cost retirees $142k

retirement

Health issues cost retirees $142k

Preventable health problems forcing retirement rethink, says study.

How to … make eight simple face masks

How to … make eight simple face masks

How to … make eight simple face masks

Why spend a small fortune on a face mask when you can effortlessly make your ...

Can coffee cure a headache?

Can coffee cure a headache?

Can coffee cure a headache?

Caffeine is trumpeted as having amazing powers, but does it cure or cause a headache?

Where are all the airport germs?

Where you’ll find the most germs at the airport

Where are all the airport germs?

A surface you can’t avoid touching may be the germiest at the airport.

Is your pillow causing pain?

Is your pillow causing pain?

Is your pillow causing pain?

You’re finally in bed. You sink blissfully into your pillow. Or do you?

Safety net helps with bill shock

Higher rebates offset medical expenses

Safety net helps with bill shock

Had a few trips to the GP this year? You may be eligible for higher ...

Ageism is engrained: professor

Psychology professor suggests the root cause of ageism

Ageism is engrained: professor

Ageism is a real thing and is engrained in the human psyche: psychology professor.

Medical mishaps more likely

Medical mishaps more likely

Medical mishaps more likely

Australian travellers urged to be vigilant of health while on holiday.

Probiotics ‘useless in many cases’

Probiotics ‘useless in many cases’

Probiotics ‘useless in many cases’

Taking probiotics in conjunction with antibiotics can have long-term consequences.

Boomers less reliant on pension

Boomers less reliant on pension

Boomers less reliant on pension

Proportion of older Aussies relying on the pension decreases significantly.

Never ignore ‘brain fog’

Never ignore ‘brain fog’

Never ignore ‘brain fog’

That ‘foggy’ feeling is common, but you should investigate what might be causing it.

Broken bones increase death risk

Broken bones increase death risk

Broken bones increase death risk

The increased risk of dying after older adults break a bone is real.

Helping dementia patients ‘travel’

Helping dementia patients ‘travel’

Helping dementia patients ‘travel’

Exciting new technology aims to help dementia patients tick off their bucket lists.

Why you recoil from bitter tastes

Why you recoil from bitter tastes

Why you recoil from bitter tastes

If you avoid green, bitter veggies, science reckons you are a super-taster.

This is how doctors think …

This is how doctors think …

This is how doctors think …

Why the ‘safety net’ must come into play when diagnosing a complaint.

Existing drug could treat Alzheimer’s

Existing drug could treat Alzheimer’s

Existing drug could treat Alzheimer’s

A drug used to treat liver disease could help to restore cells damaged by Alzheimer's.

Using a sniff test to find cancer

Using a sniff test to find cancer

Using a sniff test to find cancer

Research shows super-sensitive noses can be trained to detect illness

Mental health woes widespread: poll

jean hailes poll

Mental health woes widespread: poll

Half of 15,000 women surveyed reported being diagnosed with depression or anxiety.

The dangers of not eating fish

The dangers of not eating fish

The dangers of not eating fish

Contaminant levels in fish are so low, that ‘avoiding seafood is actually unhealthy’.

Cut your odds of a stroke

Cut your odds of a stroke

Cut your odds of a stroke

There are various ways in which you can significantly lower your stroke risk.

Pretend, and make better decisions

Pretend, and make better decisions

Pretend, and make better decisions

Do you have trouble making everyday decisions when confronted with too many options?

Is chocolate actually addictive?

Is chocolate actually addictive?

Is chocolate actually addictive?

Is there really such a thing as an actual chocolate addiction?

Why men get the blues after sex

Why men get the blues after sex

Why men get the blues after sex

An alarming number of men say they feel weepy and deeply ashamed after lovemaking.

Herbal med claims to go untested

herbal medicines to go unchecked

Herbal med claims to go untested

Regulator happy for supplements to go on shelves before checking them out.

Think your way to healthy eating

Think your way to healthy eating

Think your way to healthy eating

If you’ve ever finished a meal and hardly noticed, you must read this.

Wrinkles linked to heart deaths

Wrinkles linked to heart deaths

Wrinkles linked to heart deaths

Are wrinkles just a consequence of ageing, or could they signal something more sinister?

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.

Your nose can sniff out bad health

Your nose can sniff out bad health

Your nose can sniff out bad health

Lost your sense of smell? Your nose can tell if you are sick.

Citroen’s sea sickness solution

Citroen’s sea sickness solution

Citroen’s sea sickness solution

Stylish and sick or wacky and well?

What’s not covered by Medicare?

What’s not covered by Medicare?

What’s not covered by Medicare?

What’s not covered by Medicare and the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme?

The healthcare costs challenge

Will baby boomers break the system?

The healthcare costs challenge

Will longer-living baby boomers break the system?

Treatments for elderly ‘to be cut’

psychologist counsels patient

Treatments for elderly ‘to be cut’

Psychologists warn that ‘exclusivity’ proposals could block seniors’ access to care.

Dementia ‘cure’ under microscope

Dementia ‘cure’ under microscope

Dementia ‘cure’ under microscope

Mary-Anne asks if there will be a dementia cure in her lifetime.

Accidental overdoses on the rise

Accidental overdoses on the rise

Accidental overdoses on the rise

Over three quarters of overdose deaths last year involved pharmaceutical opioids.

Sugar improves memory in over 60s

Sugar improves memory in over 60s

Sugar improves memory in over 60s

Sugar improves memory in older adults – and makes them more motivated.

Taking Parkinson’s in her stride

Taking Parkinson’s in her stride

Taking Parkinson’s in her stride

Karyn Spilberg is determined not to let Parkinson’s disease stand in her way.

What’s that high-pitched whine?

What’s that high-pitched whine?

What’s that high-pitched whine?

Seeking tinnitus solutions – other than giving up salt, coffee, chocolate and alcohol.

Is bread bad for you?

Is bread bad for you?

Is bread bad for you?

Bread often gets a bad rap as a food to be avoided at all costs. ...

Are caffeine heads better in bed?

Are caffeine heads better in bed?

Are caffeine heads better in bed?

The magic number of cups to combat erectile dysfunction and increase sexual arousal

GP visits too costly for 1.3m

doctor and patient

GP visits too costly for 1.3m

Report finds patients paid $3 billion in costs over 12 months.

Be safe, be medicinewise

Be safe, be medicinewise

Be safe, be medicinewise

The simple rules you should follow to safeguard your health.

Being medicinewise with children

Being medicinewise with children

Being medicinewise with children

The rules you must follow when giving medicines to children.

What can aspirin be used to treat?

What can aspirin be used to treat?

What can aspirin be used to treat?

Aspirin can be used to treat so many symptoms, but there are risks.

Doctors urge action on prostate issue

Doctors urge action on prostate issue

Doctors urge action on prostate issue

Cancer isn’t the only reason men should get their prostate checked.

World’s most polluted cities

World’s most polluted cities

World’s most polluted cities

Some cities high on many people’s travel wish list have the worst air pollution.

Make your happy home a healthy one

Make your happy home a healthy one

Make your happy home a healthy one

Simple tips to keep your happy home a healthy one, too.

Take the poison

Take the poison

Take the poison

Many people think that pain is not important enough to warrant painkillers.

Is healthcare a two-tiered system?

Is healthcare a two-tiered system?

Is healthcare a two-tiered system?

Senior economist Matt Grudnoff reveals who the healthcare burden is hurting the most.

Alzheimer’s or dementia?

Alzheimer’s or dementia?

Alzheimer’s or dementia?

Anne is confused and wants to know the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia.

The holiday or healthcare?

The holiday or healthcare?

The holiday or healthcare?

Why universal access to basic health and aged care is pivotal to a secure retirement.

The keys to deciding on surgery

The keys to deciding on surgery

The keys to deciding on surgery

How do you assess whether the potential benefits outweigh the risks?

Belly fat linked to cognitive decline

Belly fat linked to cognitive decline

Belly fat linked to cognitive decline

As a person’s waist-to-hip ratio increases, so does the likelihood of cognitive impairment.

Explained: Help with health costs

Explained: Help with health costs

Explained: Help with health costs

The Government has several ways of helping you meet expensive healthcare costs.

What is a good heart rate?

What is a good heart rate?

What is a good heart rate?

Knowing the meaning behind your heartbeat isn’t so simple.

Four foods to eat for better sex

Four foods to eat for better sex

Four foods to eat for better sex

A health tracking app discovers what people like to eat before sex.

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 under-eye dark circles mean

What under-eye dark circles mean

What under-eye dark circles mean

There are many reasons why the skin under our eyes can appear darker or swollen.

How to … (hopefully) stop snoring

How to … (hopefully) stop snoring

How to … (hopefully) stop snoring

Are you or your sleeping partner suffering from the side-effects of snoring?

Site sinks teeth into dental costs

New service puts overcharging dentists on notice

Site sinks teeth into dental costs

Seniors no longer need to put up with expensive dental work, thanks to a new ...

The high cost of heart attacks

Heart attacks cost economy $6.8b in 12 months: report

The high cost of heart attacks

More people are surviving heart attacks, but survival comes at a cost.

Best ways to remove earwax

Best ways to remove earwax

Best ways to remove earwax

How to clean your ears without harming them.

What happens when you dial 000?

Code excludes fractures from emergency ambulance trip

What happens when you dial 000?

Numbness in your limbs will get an ambulance to you quicker than a hip fracture.

How to manage knee osteoarthritis

How to manage knee osteoarthritis

How to manage knee osteoarthritis

Physiotherapist Jason Lee explains how to manage that ‘dodgy’ knee.

Sweet news for diabetics

Sweet news for diabetics

Sweet news for diabetics

Difficult-to-treat diabetes just got easier with government subsidy.

Why meds might be making you sick

medications

Why meds might be making you sick

Survey finds half of patients could be putting themselves at risk.

Painless ways to remove splinters

Painless ways to remove splinters

Painless ways to remove splinters

Six solutions for the painless removal of splinters

Health system neglects vulnerable

Health system neglects vulnerable

Health system neglects vulnerable

Primary care needs an overhaul to ensure all Australians get the best health care.

Are health labels reliable?

Are health labels reliable?

Are health labels reliable?

A new project aims to investigate the effectiveness of health star ratings.

When vertigo spins out of control

When vertigo spins out of control

When vertigo spins out of control

Vertigo is all in your head … specifically at the centre of your inner ear.

Disability scheme to be probed

Commission to put disability plan under the microscope

Disability scheme to be probed

Government to investigate if disability scheme is working effectively.

Why do I wake during the night?

Why do I wake during the night?

Why do I wake during the night?

Expert takes us into the twilight zone to explain all matters sleep.

Doctors trade blows over privacy

Professor Kerryn Phelps

Doctors trade blows over privacy

Experts disagree on whether Australians should share private medical information.

All your sleep questions answered

All your sleep questions answered

All your sleep questions answered

Sleep specialist Dr Katharina Lederle explains what goes on in your unconscious hours.

Meal times linked to cancer risk

Meal times linked to cancer risk

Meal times linked to cancer risk

Eating your final meal of the day too late can increase the risk of developing ...

The ‘invisible’ health issue

Woman suffering from chronic pain

The ‘invisible’ health issue

One in three Australians aged 65 and over battles this condition daily, says survey.

The sound of dementia cure

Japanese scientists have discovered that ultrasound may be the cure for dementia.

The sound of dementia cure

Japanese scientists have discovered that ultrasound may help to cure dementia.

Don’t put off the big decisions

Don’t put off the big decisions

Don’t put off the big decisions

Have you thought about end-of-life planning? Dr Erica Cameron-Taylor tells why you must.

The best time to drink coffee

The best time to drink coffee

The best time to drink coffee

The US Army has set out to discover the most efficient way to consume coffee.

Struggling with health costs

Key tribe struggling with health costs

Struggling with health costs

Constrained Couples were most affected by the health-care increases.

Why to stick with My Health Record

The advocates who want you to share your medical data online

Why to stick with My Health Record

Experts explain compelling reasons to use My Health Record platform.

Calls rise to abandon My Health

IT experts warn Australians to abandon My Health Record

Calls rise to abandon My Health

Top digital consultant says My Health Record could be the next tech wreck.

Jobless seniors face health risks

Consumer group urges higher dole to cut health risks

Jobless seniors face health risks

Boosting the dole would reduce chronic disease among the poorest.

Why is my balance getting worse?

Why is my balance getting worse?

Why is my balance getting worse?

As we grow older, the risks associated with falling over become greater.

Devices provide social connection

Devices provide social connection

Devices provide social connection

Technology might assist older adults in increasing their activity and sociability.

Herpes drug lowers Alzheimer’s risk

Herpes drug lowers Alzheimer’s risk

Herpes drug lowers Alzheimer’s risk

Scientists may have uncovered a way to significantly reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s.

What is My Health Record?

What is My Health Record?

What is My Health Record?

How does it work? Why do we need it?

Nurses reveal dodgy aged care

Nurses reveal dodgy aged care

Nurses reveal dodgy aged care

For-profit aged care providers taking advantage of $2.17b in taxpayer funded subsidies.

This mineral may restore eyesight

This mineral may restore eyesight

This mineral may restore eyesight

Often overlooked, zinc is an important mineral that may even reverse vision loss.

Your data is not safe: ADHA

ADHA admits My Health Record information may not be safe

Your data is not safe: ADHA

Experts agree that your My Health Record information may not be safe.

The one leading cause of disease

The one leading cause of disease

The one leading cause of disease

What you eat can spark the leading cause of many diseases – inflammation.

Are your cleaning products toxic?

Are your cleaning products toxic?

Are your cleaning products toxic?

Swap out your toxic cleaning products for these safer ‘green’ options.

Warning on danger month for flu

Warning on danger month for flu as winter hits halfway mark

Warning on danger month for flu

We’re halfway there, but don’t get cocky on the cold and flu front.

Over 65s hit by hidden affliction

The ‘hidden affliction’ affecting older Australians

Over 65s hit by hidden affliction

Chronic wound cases to soar as population ages.

Listen up when your body is talking

Listen up when your body is talking

Listen up when your body is talking

Why you should make it a conversation and heed the warning signs.

How retirement will change in 2030

How retirement will change in 2030

How retirement will change in 2030

Will technology make retirement better or worse in the next decade?

Could forgetfulness be dementia?

Could forgetfulness be dementia?

Could forgetfulness be dementia?

Dr Troye advises Rob on his concerns about his wife.

What you don’t know about diabetes

What you don’t know about diabetes

What you don’t know about diabetes

How much do you really know about diabetes?

Hair today, gone tomorrow

Hair today, gone tomorrow

Hair today, gone tomorrow

What we know about hair loss and what we can do about it.

New dementia trigger revealed

Common sleep disorder linked to dementia

New dementia trigger revealed

A common sleep disorder has been identified as a possible cause of dementia.

Communicate better with your doc

Communicate better with your doc

Communicate better with your doc

A consultation with a GP should be about more than picking up a prescription.

The real cost of living longer

The true cost of longevity is healthcare

The real cost of living longer

The one factor that could seriously strain your retirement income.

Medicare rebate is sick: GPs

Medicare rebate is sick and must be lifted, say GPs

Medicare rebate is sick: GPs

Doctors lobby for an increase to allow them to spend more time with patients.

Exercises to relieve chronic pain

Exercises to relieve chronic pain

Exercises to relieve chronic pain

Physical therapy is often one of the best choices to treat chronic pain.

How to protect your eyesight

attractive mature lady having an eye test

How to protect your eyesight

Protect your vision and maintain the health of your eyes.

New baggage rules

New baggage rules

New baggage rules

As of 30 June, new baggage rules came into effect at all Australian airports.

Clinics to bolster war on dementia

New memory clinics at frontline of dementia research

Clinics to bolster war on dementia

Memory centres and registry of trial volunteers reinforces hunt for a cure.

Do copper bracelets ease arthritis?

Do copper bracelets ease arthritis?

Do copper bracelets ease arthritis?

Many people say copper wristbands help ease the aches and pains of stiff and sore ...

GPs issue health check warning

GPs issue health check warning

GPs issue health check warning

Australian GPs have issued a warning on free health checks.

What to put in a travel first aid kit?

What to put in a travel first aid kit?

What to put in a travel first aid kit?

If you are travelling outside of major cities, it pays to travel with a good ...

Take the bill shock out of surgery

Take the bill shock out of surgery

Take the bill shock out of surgery

Want to do a price check on out-of-pocket medical expenses? Now you can.

How unaffordable is health insurance?

How unaffordable is health insurance?

How unaffordable is health insurance?

Can older Australians continue to afford the rising cost of health insurance?

Health secrets your hands hold

Health secrets your hands hold

Health secrets your hands hold

As if they weren’t useful enough, your hands can also ‘diagnose’ sinister illnesses.

Are you getting enough calcium?

Are you getting enough calcium?

Are you getting enough calcium?

Most adults only get about half the amount of calcium they need each day.

‘What am I not being told?’

‘What am I not being told?’

‘What am I not being told?’

Kerry asks our psychologist for advice on how to tell family to keep her informed.

Key dementia treatment won’t work

Key dementia treatment doesn’t work, startling study finds

Key dementia treatment won’t work

A key treatment doctors prescribe to slow the progress of dementia does not work.

Revealed: Worst sleeping position

Revealed: The sleeping position most harmful to your health

Revealed: Worst sleeping position

The way you sleep has long-term effects on your overall health and wellbeing.

Medical procedure luring us overseas

medical procedures luring big numbers overseas

Medical procedure luring us overseas

Costs and waiting lists the key reasons more Australians are heading offshore.

Australia’s health report card

Australia’s health report card

Australia’s health report card

New report shows half of all Australians suffer from chronic health conditions.

Blame poor health on being spanked

Blame poor health on being spanked

Blame poor health on being spanked

Try this quiz about your childhood to understand why you are sick today.

Leading cause of disability is …

Leading cause of disability is …

Leading cause of disability is …

If you’ve never experienced this pain, you’re in a very select group.

Study shows it pays to rise early

Study shows it pays to rise early

Study shows it pays to rise early

Early to bed and early to rise may be the keys to being less prone ...

Is incontinence a laughing matter?

Is incontinence a laughing matter?

Is incontinence a laughing matter?

Foundation to launch campaign to get sufferers talking about incontinence.

Blood pressure link to dementia

Blood pressure link to dementia

Blood pressure link to dementia

UK research reveals a common midlife condition is linked to dementia.

Keep an eye out for cataracts

Keep an eye out for cataracts

Keep an eye out for cataracts

Cataracts are on the rise and one expert warns that early signs shouldn’t be ignored.

Never order these foods

Never order these foods

Never order these foods

There are some foods on the menu that should stay on the menu.

Digital health system is here

Digital reforms aim to transform health system

Digital health system is here

Is this the solution to sharing of health history?

Scientists reverse dementia effects

Scientists reverse dementia effects

Scientists reverse dementia effects

Dementia researchers may have found a drug that can reverse memory deficits.

Why half of diet attempts fail

Why half of diet attempts fail

Why half of diet attempts fail

Why fad diets continue to entice, and why they often fail to deliver.

Bupa’s policy ‘detrimental’

Bupa’s policy ‘detrimental’

Bupa’s policy ‘detrimental’

The Ombudsman slams Bupa over dumping benefits so it can claw back costs.

How to avoid common injuries

How to avoid common injuries

How to avoid common injuries

As we age, our ability to care for ourselves begins to diminish.

How to reduce leg veins

Answer to your varicose veins is hiding in your pantry

How to reduce leg veins

There are many home remedies that can help minimise the appearance of leg veins.

This dementia fix is a real corker

This dementia fix is a real corker

This dementia fix is a real corker

Do you dare try this common ingredient in your drinks cabinet to block Alzheimer’s?

Foods to avoid so you stay regular

Foods to avoid so you stay regular

Foods to avoid so you stay regular

Constipation can be uncomfortable and your diet may be to blame.

Too many underestimate cancer risk

Too many underestimate cancer risk

Too many underestimate cancer risk

Less than one-in-three Australian men consider themselves at high risk of skin cancer.

You’re cooking your food wrong

You’re cooking your food wrong

You’re cooking your food wrong

All the best nutritional advice won’t stop you cooking the life out of your food.

Are natural antibiotics safe?

Are natural antibiotics safe?

Are natural antibiotics safe?

Certain natural substances have antibacterial properties, but which are safe to use?

Five ways to relieve arthritis pain

Five ways to relieve arthritis pain

Five ways to relieve arthritis pain

With winter comes an increase in arthritis pain. Here’s how to combat it.

How to prevent diabetes

Middle aged man with belly sitting on couch

How to prevent diabetes

Six ways you could be increasing your risk of diabetes without even knowing it.

End of joint pain a few steps away

End of joint pain a few steps away

End of joint pain a few steps away

Avoid these 11 bad habits that weaken your joints.

Give your cheeky bits a revamp

Give your cheeky bits a revamp

Give your cheeky bits a revamp

You won’t mind being called plump if you have this cosmetic jab

Tips for buying glasses online

Tips for buying glasses online

Tips for buying glasses online

The internet can save you money on eyewear, especially if your prescription is simple.

Police fake 250,000 breath tests

Victoria Police officers fake more than 250,000 breath tests

Police fake 250,000 breath tests

An investigation has revealed a staggering number of breath tests have been falsified.

Never see a skin doctor again

Computer outdoes dermatologists in detecting melanoma

Never see a skin doctor again

Technology detects deadly melanomas 35 per cent more accurately than doctors.

Before you opt for surgery, try this

Before you opt for surgery, try this

Before you opt for surgery, try this

When your knees get cranky, try these strengthening exercises.

Food to boost gut health

Food to boost gut health

Food to boost gut health

Fresh tomato-based sauces could be doing wonders for your gut.

Act now to cut your dementia risk

Act now to cut your dementia risk

Act now to cut your dementia risk

Don’t take a chance, these simple strategies can help.

Police conduct euthanasia raids

Police conduct euthanasia raids

Police conduct euthanasia raids

Australian Federal Police order crackdown on retirement villages.

The pill that can spot gut problems

The pill that can spot gut problems

The pill that can spot gut problems

A capsule packed with electronics and living cells can spot gut health problems.

Love your liver – eat these foods

Love your liver – eat these foods

Love your liver – eat these foods

Your liver is important, really important, so keep it in tiptop shape.

Should you sleep with your phone?

Should you sleep with your phone?

Should you sleep with your phone?

A lot of people take their smartphone to bed with them.

Tips to preserve your eyesight

Follow these tips to preserve your eyesight

Tips to preserve your eyesight

Macular degeneration causes half of all cases of legal blindness.

Horrible holiday habits

The disgusting things people do when they travel

Horrible holiday habits

For some reason, good hygiene practices often go on holiday when you do.

How to spot bad circulation

How to spot bad circulation

How to spot bad circulation

If you have poor circulation, it is possible that some of your organs are being ...

Aussies lead vanity stakes

Australians spend more on cosmetic surgery than Americans

Aussies lead vanity stakes

Australians underwent 20,000 boob jobs and 30,000 liposuction procedures last year.

Cold virus finally cornered?

Scientists find most promising common cold ‘cure’ yet

Cold virus finally cornered?

Could a discovery by British researchers be the elusive Holy Grail to curing the cold?

How to tell a cold from the flu

How to tell the difference between a cold and the flu

How to tell a cold from the flu

If you have the dreaded flu lurgy, you could be out of action for at ...

Exercise without trying

Easy exercise

Exercise without trying

You can fit exercise into your regular day without having to dedicate extra time to ...

Exercise without trying

Easy exercise

Exercise without trying

You can fit exercise into your regular day without having to dedicate extra time to ...

When to stop giggling

When to stop giggling

When to stop giggling

The latest research supports the common wisdom about the effects of laughter.

Rush to quit private health cover

Rush to quit private health cover

Rush to quit private health cover

Survey finds big jump in the number of Australians abandoning their cover.

The ailment no one talks about

The ailment no one talks about

The ailment no one talks about

Are you gritting your teeth when you go to the bathroom?

Over 65s fall numbers increasing

Over 65s fall numbers increasing

Over 65s fall numbers increasing

Just over 100,000 people aged 65 and over were hospitalised due to a fall in ...

Cyber thieves hunt your health data

Cyber thieves hunt your health data

Cyber thieves hunt your health data

Sensitive personal information held by providers tops breaches, says report.

A major concern for retirees eased

A major concern for retirees eased

A major concern for retirees eased

Peak body CHF welcomes extra spending on health but says more needs to come.

Could vitamin D ease arthritis?

Could vitamin D ease arthritis?

Could vitamin D ease arthritis?

Scientists reverse conventional thinking on supplements and joint pain.

At-risk group shuns free vaccine

At-risk group shuns free vaccine

At-risk group shuns free vaccine

Health experts urge governments to spread the word.

Could you save a life?

Could you save a life?

Could you save a life?

Are you prepared to administer first aid in case of emergency?

The science behind herbal tea

The science behind herbal tea

The science behind herbal tea

Teas are chock full of flavonoids and other healthy goodies.

How to minimise medical mistakes

How to minimise medical mistakes

How to minimise medical mistakes

There’s one key tip to make your hospital stay as safe as possible.

Healthy ageing a Budget priority

Federal Budget 2018: Government aims to tackle healthy ageing

Healthy ageing a Budget priority

Programs to ensure health checks part of More Choices For a Longer Life package.

Sugar to blame for brain fade?

Something you eat every day could be rotting your brain

Sugar to blame for brain fade?

Study finds that too much sugar could be adversely affecting memory.

The truth about midlife weight gain

The truth about midlife weight gain

The truth about midlife weight gain

Can we blame menopause or is it simply a consequence of getting older?

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?

Should you ditch your old doctor?

Should you ditch your old doctor?

Should you ditch your old doctor?

Study analyses complaints involving GPs and makes key recommendations.

How to prepare for dementia

How to prepare for dementia

How to prepare for dementia

Having a plan in case of dementia is a smart move for you and your ...

Breath of fresh air for asthmatics

Breath of fresh air for asthmatics

Breath of fresh air for asthmatics

Innovative smartphone app will help asthmatics manage their condition.

The tasty treat that improves vision

The tasty treat that improves vision

The tasty treat that improves vision

A new benefit of dark chocolate could be in sight – literally.

Waging war on broken bones

Waging war on broken bones

Waging war on broken bones

We lose bone mass and strength as we age, but there are delaying tactics.

Exercise your way to mental health

Exercise your way to mental health

Exercise your way to mental health

Just one hour a week can make all the difference.

Expert tells why flu shot is vital

Expert tells why flu shot is vital

Expert tells why flu shot is vital

By getting a flu shot, you’re protecting yourself and the most vulnerable.

How age affects our stress reactions

How age affects our stress reactions

How age affects our stress reactions

Older adults are better at anticipating stressful events at home.

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.

Soldiers need help, not monuments

Soldiers need help, not monuments

Soldiers need help, not monuments

Money spent commemorating dead soldiers could be put to better use.

‘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.

Dementia linked to medication use

Dementia diagnosis linked to unnecessary medication use

Dementia linked to medication use

Potentially unnecessary medication use increases in newly diagnosed dementia cases.

Are you feeing the cold more?

Are you feeing the cold more?

Are you feeing the cold more?

Seven reasons why coats and scarves may be standard dress.

Which plans are most baffling?

Insurance, mobile phones, super or energy. Which is most confusing?

Which plans are most baffling?

Olga Galacho reveals the plans and products that are most confusing.

Little known fixes for bladder issues

Little known fixes for bladder issues

Little known fixes for bladder issues

Aching, burning, rushing to the loo – we've got the fix for your most urgent ...

Dial a doctor for good medicine

Dial a doctor for good medicine

Dial a doctor for good medicine

If you want to avoid germy waiting rooms, dial up a doctoroo consultation

Flu vaccine especially for seniors

Seniors offered super effective flu vaccines

Flu vaccine especially for seniors

New flu injections developed especially for seniors to boost their immunity.

The power of Plan B

The power of Plan B

The power of Plan B

Actively preparing an exit strategy saved this marriage.

Jet lag remedy most likely to work

The remedy for jet lag 'most likely to work'

Jet lag remedy most likely to work

A natural remedy for jet lag that is hailed as 'the one'.

Drinking habit could shorten life

Drinking habit could shorten life

Drinking habit could shorten life

Alcohol associated with a higher risk of stroke, fatal aneurysm and heart failure.

Fears for financial decision making

Dementia will have dire consequences for financial decisions

Fears for financial decision making

Dementia will have dire consequences for financial decision making, report says.

Is your sex life ageing well?

Survey reveals the secrets of sex for over 55s

Is your sex life ageing well?

Being older doesn’t necessarily mean your sex life has to go stale.

Easily overlooked cancer symptoms

Easily overlooked cancer symptoms

Easily overlooked cancer symptoms

What may seem like innocuous health issues could be a sign of something worse.

The need to plan end-of-life care

The need to plan end-of-life care

The need to plan end-of-life care

How to start the difficult conversation about preparing for death.

How to tell if you have bad breath

How to tell if you have bad breath

How to tell if you have bad breath

Want to know why people pull away every time you’re near? Could it be your ...

Lifestyle choices affect dementia

Lifestyle choices affect dementia

Lifestyle choices affect dementia

Up to 50 per cent of dementia cases can be attributed to modifiable lifestyle factors.

What is 'Parkinsonism'?

Parkinsonism: the disease worse than Parkinson's

What is 'Parkinsonism'?

An often-overlooked disease related to Parkinson's deserves a little more awareness.

TV and me: it’s all-out war

TV and me: it’s all-out war

TV and me: it’s all-out war

Televisions have their place – behind closed doors in a dedicated room.

Habits to keep your memory sharp

Habits to keep your memory sharp

Habits to keep your memory sharp

By age 60, more than half of adults will have concerns about their memory.

Test to detect Alzheimer’s early

Test to detect Alzheimer’s early

Test to detect Alzheimer’s early

A blood test may detect Alzheimer's disease long before symptoms appear.

Treat your pet with caution

Treat your pet with caution

Treat your pet with caution

They can be the best of company, but pets do come with associated risks.

Older adults can grow brain cells

Older adults can grow brain cells

Older adults can grow brain cells

Older men and women can generate just as many new brain cells as younger people.

Ever felt powerless in hospital?

Ever felt powerless in hospital?

Ever felt powerless in hospital?

Research identifies Hostage Bargaining Syndrome.

How often should you poo?

How often should you poo?

How often should you poo?

How often should you poo each day and when should you worry about it?

Dangers of common cancer test

Dangers of common cancer test

Dangers of common cancer test

Any medical procedure has its dangers, but the benefits can be compelling.

Greens talk pension and retirement

Greens talk pension and retirement

Greens talk pension and retirement

We grill the Greens on pension eligibility, super and rising energy and healthcare costs.

Radiologists back pensioner refund

Radiologists call for pensioner rebates for X-rays

Radiologists back pensioner refund

Radiologists fume over gaps paid by pensioners who cannot access X-ray rebates.

Seven steps to ageing gracefully

Seven steps to ageing gracefully

Seven steps to ageing gracefully

These seven methods are guaranteed to make you not only look, but feel younger, too. ...

Aged care centres dumping patients

Aged care centres dumping patients

Aged care centres dumping patients

Aged care companies are accused of dumping residents in emergency departments.

Could coffee stop clogged arteries?

Could coffee stop clogged arteries?

Could coffee stop clogged arteries?

New study suggests coffee could protect heart health.

Debate ramps up on health cover

Debate ramps up on health cover

Debate ramps up on health cover

Government raises concerns around Labor’s plans for rebate.

Healing powers of dark chocolate

Healing powers of dark chocolate

Healing powers of dark chocolate

Dark chocolate is loaded with nutrients that can positively affect your health.

One in two people to skip flu shot

One in two people to skip flu shot

One in two people to skip flu shot

One in two Australian adults do not plan to vaccinate against flu this year.

Robots invade Tokyo nursing home

Japan trials robotic carers in nursing homes

Robots invade Tokyo nursing home

The Japanese Government fears a shortfall of carers will leave elderly unattended.

Smelly start to a serious story

Smelly start to a serious story

Smelly start to a serious story

If you’re on the nose, there may be reason to head to your GP.

Private firms backed for welfare

Private firms backed for welfare

Private firms backed for welfare

A report to the Government has hailed the welfare role that profiteering firms play.

The dirtiest places at the airport

The dirtiest spots at the airport apart from the bathroom

The dirtiest places at the airport

Have a guess which is the dirtiest place at the airport …

What to do about healthcare hike

What to do about healthcare hike

What to do about healthcare hike

Private health insurance is the biggest challenge for retirees.

How to revive sun-damaged skin

How to revive sun-damaged skin

How to revive sun-damaged skin

It’s never too late to lavish some love and attention on your skin.

Should you spin your mattress?

Should you spin your mattress?

Should you spin your mattress?

How to add life to your mattress through regular maintenance.

PBS may save pensioners thousands

Pensioners to benefit from new PBS subsidies

PBS may save pensioners thousands

The new PBS subsidies will save Australian patients thousands of dollars.

The therapist in your pot plant

The therapist in your pot plant

The therapist in your pot plant

Common house plants can clean up the air you breathe and keep you well indoors.

Sick passengers on planes

Sick passengers on planes

Sick passengers on planes

How close to a sick passenger do you need to be to be infected?

Glitch exposes your medical data

Glitch exposes your medical data

Glitch exposes your medical data

A medical software flaw has potentially exposed your medical information to hackers.

The dangers of sleep apnoea

The dangers of sleep apnoea

The dangers of sleep apnoea

Sleep apnoea can make for a bad night's sleep and even worse health problems.

Are we working for the love of it?

Are we working for the love of it?

Are we working for the love of it?

Retirement is becoming a dirty word for 60-year-olds.

Hunt for happiness all in the mind

Hunt for happiness all in the mind

Hunt for happiness all in the mind

On International Day of Happiness, grumpy just won’t cut it.

Why older people lose their way

Why older people lose their way

Why older people lose their way

Researchers have discovered an explanation for why some elderly people get lost.

A wake-up to all things shuteye

man sleeping soundly

A wake-up to all things shuteye

On World Sleep Day, we discover the hefty costs of sleeplessness.

How to keep your eyes young

How to keep your eyes young

How to keep your eyes young

There are many good habits you can adopt to help preserve youthful eyesight

Understanding the science of pain

Understanding the science of pain

Understanding the science of pain

Sometimes it hurts, sometimes it’s a mystery.

Secrets of the ‘super-agers’

Secrets of the ‘super-agers’

Secrets of the ‘super-agers’

Revelations of a 15-year study of the aged.

Food experts still split on gluten

Food experts still split on gluten

Food experts still split on gluten

Why scientists argue over the merits of gluten-free diets

New pill could replace exercise

man taking pills at the gym

New pill could replace exercise

A new pill called '516' is being created to replace exercise.

Nanna naps increase dementia risk

Nanna naps increase dementia risk

Nanna naps increase dementia risk

Daytime sleepiness in cognitively normal elderly people leads to a build-up of brain plaque.

Foods to avoid at airports

You may be surprised by the foods you should avoid at airports

Foods to avoid at airports

There are some airport foods you simply should not eat.

Travel gadgets with health in mind

Five essential travel gadgets that will save your health

Travel gadgets with health in mind

These five travel gadgets will go a long way to keeping you healthy on holiday.

Warning issued over facelift jab

TGA warns of risks with facelift injections

Warning issued over facelift jab

Health Department agency warns over dangers of dermal filler shots.

Are separate beds for you?

Are separate beds for you?

Are separate beds for you?

Seek out intimacy to stay sane if you sleep separately from your partner.

Brain ageing begins very early

Brain ageing begins very early

Brain ageing begins very early

Scientists have been forced to rethink when brain functions begin to decline.

Health insurance complaints soar

Private health insurance complaints rise by 30 per cent

Health insurance complaints soar

Ombudsman reveals a shocking rise in private health insurance complaints.

Why you should ‘service’ your body

Why you should ‘service’ your body

Why you should ‘service’ your body

Sometimes we look after our cars better than we do ourselves.

High cholesterol link to brain health

High cholesterol link to brain health

High cholesterol link to brain health

High cholesterol may provide your brain with an advantage as you age.

New hearing aid sweeping Australia

New hearing aid sweeping Australia

New hearing aid sweeping Australia

Australia’s latest hearing aid is like nothing you’ve ever seen. In fact, when it’s in ...

The healing power of honey

The healing power of honey

The healing power of honey

Throughout history, people have used honey as both a food and a medicine.

The health issue Medicare ignores

The health issue Medicare ignores

The health issue Medicare ignores

Health groups lobby Government to provide better support.

Eating fish reduces risk of MS

Eating fish reduces risk of MS

Eating fish reduces risk of MS

Study supports commonly held belief that fish acts as a brain food.

Do you know your bones?

Do you know your bones?

Do you know your bones?

In Australia it is estimated there will be over 165,000 broken bones due to poor ...

Landmark home-care reform planned

Landmark home-care reform planned

Landmark home-care reform planned

Federal Government hints at overhaul of home-care regulations in coming months.

Preacher in Harlem got me thinking

Preacher in Harlem got me thinking

Preacher in Harlem got me thinking

I went for gospel singing and got a whole lot more – a sermon to ...

Dentists slam private health cover

Dentists slam private health cover

Dentists slam private health cover

Calls for tax incentives to allow individuals to save for their own health care.

Get a grip on those love handles

Get a grip on those love handles

Get a grip on those love handles

Diet and exercise tips to shed hard-to-remove fat

Why are kidney burgers on the menu?

Why are kidney burgers on the menu?

Why are kidney burgers on the menu?

Here’s how Steve plans to celebrate a special day on the world calendar.

Wait a bit longer for that flu jab

Wait a bit longer for that flu jab

Wait a bit longer for that flu jab

Super-strength vaccines for older Australians available from April.

Oakden a ‘shameful chapter’

Oakden a ‘shameful chapter’

Oakden a ‘shameful chapter’

Report slams a culture of secrecy where process was ignored.

Cancer levels across Australia

Cancer levels across Australia

Cancer levels across Australia

New data reveals cancer levels and mortality rates across Australia.

Alcohol taking a toll on Aussies

Alcohol taking a toll on Aussies

Alcohol taking a toll on Aussies

On average, one person dies every 90 minutes because of conditions caused by alcohol.

Study reveals secret to weight loss

Study reveals secret to weight loss

Study reveals secret to weight loss

New research has revealed the secret to achieving significant weight.

Do your joints go snap, crackle, pop?

Do your joints go snap, crackle, pop?

Do your joints go snap, crackle, pop?

Most of the time they’re doing what they should be doing.

How general anaesthetic works

How general anaesthetic works

How general anaesthetic works

Sometimes it’s necessary, but you should still know what it does to your body.

Sleep issues linked to heart attacks

Sleep issues linked to heart attacks

Sleep issues linked to heart attacks

Common sleep issue raises your risk of heart attack by 99 per cent and stroke ...

Abuse soars in coastal aged care

Abuse soars in coastal aged care

Abuse soars in coastal aged care

FoI statistics reveal more elderly are assaulted in coastal aged-care facilities.

Seven steps to graceful ageing

Seven steps to aging gracefully

Seven steps to graceful ageing

These seven methods are guaranteed to make you not only look, but feel younger, too. ...

Skincare tips for travellers

How to save your own skin when you travel

Skincare tips for travellers

Travelling is supposed to be rejuvenating although it can really ruin your skin.

Trouble sleeping on holiday?

The scientific reason you have trouble sleeping on holiday

Trouble sleeping on holiday?

Scientists have discovered why travellers have so much trouble sleeping.

Cost of codeine and chronic pain

Cost of codeine has shot up since becoming prescription-only

Cost of codeine and chronic pain

The cost of codeine has doubled, hurting the hip pockets of chronic pain sufferers.

How to make your coffee healthier

How to make your coffee healthier

How to make your coffee healthier

Take advantage of your addiction by packing nutrients into your morning brew.

Heart patients need to discuss sex

Heart patients need to discuss sex

Heart patients need to discuss sex

Heart attack survivors are being encouraged to talk to their doctor about sex.

Which vaccinations do you need?

Travel SOS: Which vaccinations do you need?

Which vaccinations do you need?

Leon is travelling to Vietnam and wants to know which vaccinations he needs.

Help! I feel like a doormat!

Help! I feel like a doormat!

Help! I feel like a doormat!

Anne asks Jo Lamble for tips on how to stop feeling like a doormat.

Medicare patients to show ID

Medicare patients to show ID

Medicare patients to show ID

To avoid future data breaches, Government wants patients to show ID.

How to find the perfect pillow

How to find the perfect pillow

How to find the perfect pillow

Having trouble sleeping? Your pillow may be the problem.

Are there doctors on cruise ships?

Are there doctors on cruise ships?

Are there doctors on cruise ships?

Yes, there is a doctor on board, but not all conditions can be treated on ...

Choosing the right hearing aid

How to find the hearing aid that's right for you

Choosing the right hearing aid

A guide to the hearing aids available to you and which ones give the best ...

Government spends $31m to fight flu

Government to spend $31m to fight flu that killed 1100 in 2017

Government spends $31m to fight flu

The Government announces a $31m program of free flu vaccinations for over 65s.

Life without codeine: what now?

Life without codeine: what now?

Life without codeine: what now?

Patients living with pain need to seek alternative treatments.

Confused about ambulance cover

Confused about ambulance cover

Confused about ambulance cover

Avoid nasty surprises by checking your cover.

The dark side of blue light

The dark side of blue light

The dark side of blue light

What price are you paying for being constantly immersed in light?

What your body language reveals

What your body language reveals

What your body language reveals

Mind your body language if you don’t want the world to know the real you

Defend yourself against dementia

Defend yourself against dementia

Defend yourself against dementia

Luckily, there’s a way to delay or reduce your risk of dementia by one-third.

Street ‘happy hour’ hits the spot

Street ‘happy hour’ hits the spot

Street ‘happy hour’ hits the spot

It started with a glass of wine on a porch, now the whole street is ...

Are antibiotics really the answer?

Are antibiotics really the answer?

Are antibiotics really the answer?

Incorrect use of infection-fighting drugs is alarming the medical world

Help! I don’t love my grandson!

Help! I don’t love my grandson!

Help! I don’t love my grandson!

Jill asks Jo Lamble for advice on how to connect with her difficult grandson.

Save your family money and heartache

Save your family money and heartache

Save your family money and heartache

A pre-paid funeral ensures you get the funeral you want, while containing costs for you ...

How your penis changes with age

How your penis changes with age

How your penis changes with age

Your penis goes through a series of changes over your lifetime.

How to find happiness

How to find happiness

How to find happiness

Happiness doesn’t come easily for some, but these seven simple steps will help you find ...

How to do a digital detox

How to do a digital detox

How to do a digital detox

Do you need to go on a digital detox?

Aussies reject company tax cuts

Aussies reject company tax cuts

Aussies reject company tax cuts

More people support increasing the company tax rate than decreasing it.

Make sure you need that surgery

Make sure you need that surgery

Make sure you need that surgery

Disturbing report details the secret dangers in our hospitals.

Labor to cap health premiums

Labor plans to cap private health premiums if it wins election

Labor to cap health premiums

Labor will cap private health insurance premiums should it win the next election.

Why am I forgetting things?

health, memory, memory loss

Why am I forgetting things?

Not all memory loss is a result of ageing, but when should you worry?

Travel taboos to make you sick

Travel taboos to make you sick

Travel taboos to make you sick

Follow these simple tips to improve your chances of staying healthy during holidays.

New blood test for Alzheimer’s

Simple and cheap blood test identifies dementia early

New blood test for Alzheimer’s

Scientists develop a simple and cheap blood test to help identify people with dementia.

Aussies should live longer: report

Aussies should live longer: report

Aussies should live longer: report

Innovation chief calls on Government to encourage genomics study to boost longevity.

Which is the best sleep position?

Which is the best sleep position?

Which is the best sleep position?

Sleep is integral to a long life, but which position will help you live longest?

Is your body older than your age?

Is your body older than your age?

Is your body older than your age?

Take this quiz to see how old your body really is and how to keep ...

Will NBN affect health monitors?

Will NBN affect health monitors?

Will NBN affect health monitors?

If you’re switching to NBN, you’ll need to know how to manage your health monitors. ...

Gap charges causing hip-pocket pain

Gap charges causing hip-pocket pain

Gap charges causing hip-pocket pain

Many privately insured patients face high out-of-pocket medical costs.

How to manage a pain in the neck

How to manage a pain in the neck

How to manage a pain in the neck

In the majority of cases, neck pain can be treated at home.

Top tactics for a better memory

Top tactics for a better memory

Top tactics for a better memory

Want to know the best tactics for remembering names and other information?

The real cost of dementia care

The real cost of dementia care in Australia

The real cost of dementia care

An Australian university calculates the true cost of dementia care in Australia.

Dementia drug leads to early death

Dementia drug leads to early death

Dementia drug leads to early death

Geriatricians warn antipsychotics are causing early death for dementia patients.

Health fund revamp to keep you ill

Health fund revamp to keep you ill

Health fund revamp to keep you ill

Older Australians’ health is being compromised.

How ageing affects your weight

How ageing affects your weight

How ageing affects your weight

As we age, the way we define ‘healthy weight’ changes.

Beat back these big money fears

Beat back these big money fears

Beat back these big money fears

The three money worries keeping older Australians awake can actually be solved.

Frailty warning for seniors

Frailty warning for seniors

Frailty warning for seniors

Older Australian women are most at risk of frailty, according to new research.

How magnesium stalls ageing

How magnesium stalls ageing

How magnesium stalls ageing

The fruit and veggies your parents ate may have kept them feeling younger

Which video games are best?

Which video games are best?

Which video games are best?

Are there video games that can keep your mind healthy?

How to reward yourself

How to reward yourself

How to reward yourself

Rewarding yourself in the right way can have a positive impact on your life.

Flu spreads by just breathing

Flu spreads by just breathing

Flu spreads by just breathing

A new study has revealed that 'just breathing' is enough to spread the flu.

Retirees’ out-of-pocket pain

Retirees urged to reveal horror medical gap costs

Retirees’ out-of-pocket pain

Consumer advocates to tell Minister how much Australians pay in medical gap costs.

Can you detect a brain aneurysm?

Can you detect a brain aneurysm?

Can you detect a brain aneurysm?

An aneurysm that hasn't burst can be very hard to detect.

Keeping it sexy (without the sex)

Keeping it sexy (without the sex)

Keeping it sexy (without the sex)

This is not an article on sex tips.

Tech that will change your life

Tech that will change your life

Tech that will change your life

These devices will change your life and the future.

Avoid hospitals in January

man in hospital gown using walker

Avoid hospitals in January

More Australian patients have a complication in hospitals during January than other months.

Oral health that may be causing harm

Oral health that may be causing harm

Oral health that may be causing harm

Trying to keep your teeth in good shape is important, but you could be making ...

Bonking madly recommended

Bonking madly recommended

Bonking madly recommended

Sex for seniors is not only safe, it should be shameless and abundant: studies

Is your food still safe to eat?

Is your food still safe to eat?

Is your food still safe to eat?

How far can you push it before your food becomes unsafe to eat?

How to manage mismatched libidos

How to manage mismatched libidos

How to manage mismatched libidos

Fred would like some advice on how to increase the intimacy in his relationship.

Why do we get hairier as we age?

Why do we get hairier as we age?

Why do we get hairier as we age?

It’s one of life’s mysteries: growing older and sprouting hair in funny places

Waging war on back pain

Waging war on back pain

Waging war on back pain

Exercises to keep you on the golf course, in the pool …

Diabetes drug reverses memory loss

Diabetes drug reverses memory loss

Diabetes drug reverses memory loss

A drug developed for diabetes could be used to treat Alzheimer's.

The germiest place at the beach

A new study finds the worst place for bacteria at the beach

The germiest place at the beach

A new study finds the worst place for bacteria at the beach.

Learning to listen

Learning to listen

Learning to listen

Author and blogger Bernadette Russell offers a simple lesson on learning to listen.

How to manage a healthy gut

How to manage a healthy gut

How to manage a healthy gut

How to ensure that your gut bacteria has the right levels of ‘good’ bacteria.

How to be kind to people online

How to be kind to people online

How to be kind to people online

We share author and blogger Bernadette Russell’s tips on how to be kind to people ...

Why Aussies raid their super early

Why Aussies raid their super early

Why Aussies raid their super early

There has been a rapid increase in the number of Australians dipping into super early.

Is aromatherapy all in the mind?

Is aromatherapy all in the mind?

Is aromatherapy all in the mind?

The medical power of essential oils has been debated for centuries

How to get fit when you hate exercise

How to get fit when you hate exercise

How to get fit when you hate exercise

Techniques to get fit – even if that wasn’t your New Year’s resolution.

Unexpected heart attack triggers

Unexpected heart attack triggers

Unexpected heart attack triggers

The little known factors that can put your heart at risk.

Home remedies to beat the bloat

Home remedies to beat the bloat

Home remedies to beat the bloat

Got a Christmas tummy? Here are six home remedies guaranteed to beat the bloat.

Completing a health-care directive

Completing a health-care directive

Completing a health-care directive

Jim wants to know about the paperwork required to complete for his health-care directive.

Two apps that could save a life

Two apps that could save a life

Two apps that could save a life

First-aid apps that will give you the knowledge you need to help out in an ...

Waging war on shingles

Waging war on shingles

Waging war on shingles

A painful disease with debilitating side effects, but there is a vaccine

Repair Cafes – fix it, don’t dump it

Repair Cafés – fix it, don’t dump it

Repair Cafes – fix it, don’t dump it

A great place to meet, mix and learn new skills.

Study: cancer death is avoidable

Almost 40 per cent of Australian cancer deaths are potentially avoidable

Study: cancer death is avoidable

Study shows that almost 40 per cent of cancer deaths are potentially avoidable.

Medical data privacy breached

Medical data privacy breached

Medical data privacy breached

The identities of three MPs and a footballer were cracked by a team of academics.

The perils of painkillers

The perils of painkillers

The perils of painkillers

Counting the cost of long-term use of common drugs

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 ...

A cup of tea could save your sight

Drinking hot tea could save your sight

A cup of tea could save your sight

Just one cup of hot tea a day could be enough to save your sight.

Health insurance value ‘eroded’

Health insurance value ‘eroded’

Health insurance value ‘eroded’

Transparency, complexity, affordability the key words.

The healthy side effects of sex

The healthy side effects of sex

The healthy side effects of sex

Sex should not only feel good, it can be good for you.

Wonder balm relieves arthritis pain

Wonder balm provides temporary arthritis pain relief

Wonder balm relieves arthritis pain

Here’s a guaranteed way to provide temporary relief from arthritis.

How to stay healthy when travelling

How to stay healthy when travelling

How to stay healthy when travelling

Simple, yet effective ways to avoid the travel bug (not the good one) on your ...

Menopause is normal, so talk about it

Menopause is normal, so talk about it

Menopause is normal, so talk about it

With the right help, you can turn menopause into a positive phase of your life

Strategies to ease anxiety

Strategies to ease anxiety

Strategies to ease anxiety

There are many tools and techniques you can use to manage anxiety effectively.

A drug-free way to boost your health

A drug-free way to boost your health

A drug-free way to boost your health

Hundreds of studies across the planet can’t be wrong.

Your body’s amazing balancing act

Your body’s amazing balancing act

Your body’s amazing balancing act

Understanding what’s at work to stop us falling over.

Millions will be alone this Christmas

Millions of older Australians will be alone this Christmas

Millions will be alone this Christmas

The Minister for Aged Care launches a campaign to tackle loneliness.

Gifts to please the mind and body

Gifts to please the mind and body

Gifts to please the mind and body

Oils, herbs, smoothie-makers: gift-buying made easy

Experts call for dementia action

Experts call for dementia action

Experts call for dementia action

Dementia Australia disappointed with Government’s response to dementia report.

Need help to prepare for knee surgery?

Need help to prepare for knee surgery?

Need help to prepare for knee surgery?

Our physiotherapist tells you what exercises are best before knee surgery.

Why it’s healthy to talk about dying

Why it’s healthy to talk about dying

Why it’s healthy to talk about dying

The death of Jane’s husband prompted a radical move.

Why holidays are bad for your health

Why holidays are bad for your health

Why holidays are bad for your health

The silly season may be a fun time of year, but it’s also very hard ...

Can a smart watch change your life?

Can a smart watch change your life?

Can a smart watch change your life?

Safety is the focus, but that’s just one aspect of the package

The 33 foods that relieve arthritis

The 33 foods that relieve arthritis

The 33 foods that relieve arthritis

Foods that have been proven to relieve the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.

A bright idea to curb jet lag

A bright idea to curb jet lag

A bright idea to curb jet lag

Researchers say we should take flight and see the light

How to reverse type 2 diabetes

How to reverse type 2 diabetes

How to reverse type 2 diabetes

Many people do not realise that weight loss can reverse type 2 diabetes.

Can marriage save you from dementia?

Can marriage save you from dementia?

Can marriage save you from dementia?

Lifelong singles and widowers seem to be at heightened risk of dementia.

Is your bum starting to sag?

Is your bum starting to sag?

Is your bum starting to sag?

Health experts’ blunt warning on ageing muscles

How to freeze food and for how long

How to freeze food and for how long

How to freeze food and for how long

This simple guide will show you how to properly freeze food and for how long.

Should I have done more?

Should I have done more?

Should I have done more?

Meg feels as if she should have done more with her life. Is it too ...

Local voices for seniors in need

Local voices for seniors in need

Local voices for seniors in need

Move to provide strong local voices for individuals in need.

How filthy are flies?

Scientists now know flies carry more bacteria than initially thought

How filthy are flies?

After reading this, you may never again eat food that’s had a fly on it.

Private health system blasted

Private health system blasted

Private health system blasted

Investment bank analysis talks up public healthcare system.

All about middle-aged weight gain

All about middle-aged weight gain

All about middle-aged weight gain

Our friends at Jean Hailes explain what's really going on in midlife weight gain.

High sugar diet causes Alzheimer’s

Study finds high levels of glucose in the brain is linked to dementia

High sugar diet causes Alzheimer’s

Too much sugar in your diet could cause obesity, diabetes and, now, dementia.

Lower your risk of chronic illness

Lower your risk of chronic illness

Lower your risk of chronic illness

Small increases in our physical activity could have huge health benefits.

10 things you need to clean more

10 things you need to clean more

10 things you need to clean more

What under-the-radar areas are you missing when you clean?

Is mouldy food safe to eat?

Is mouldy food safe to eat?

Is mouldy food safe to eat?

If your loaf of bread is sprouting a few specks of growth, can you still ...

Unexpected cure for a headache

Unexpected cure for a headache

Unexpected cure for a headache

When all else fails, chat with the doctor at your local sports club.

Euthanasia bill passes Upper House

Voluntary euthanasia laws pass Victoria’s Upper House

Euthanasia bill passes Upper House

Victoria will be the first state to allow voluntary euthanasia.

What your hair says about you

What your hair says about your health

What your hair says about you

Hair that is thinning or dry could be a clue to other health problems.

NBN medical alarm users at risk

NBN medical alarm users at risk

NBN medical alarm users at risk

Inaction and delays putting non-monitored medical alarm users at risk.

Quick tips to fix a bad mood

Quick tips to fix a bad mood

Quick tips to fix a bad mood

Instead of waiting for the dark cloud to lift, be proactive and take control of ...

Review needed on health fund costs

Review needed on health fund costs

Review needed on health fund costs

The Government needs to make good on a promise to improve health cost transparency.

How to get rid of belly fat

How to get rid of belly fat

How to get rid of belly fat

Belly fat can be a significant risk factor for serious health problems.

The skin check mistake I made

The skin check mistake I made

The skin check mistake I made

Lessons I’ve learnt after being diagnosed with melanoma.

How to get a better night’s sleep

How to get a better night’s sleep

How to get a better night’s sleep

It’s 2am and you’re awake – again. We explain why and tell you how to ...

Cataract warning signs

Cataract warning signs

Cataract warning signs

Cataracts develop over many years and problems may at first be unnoticeable.

Why it’s okay to have a good cry

Why it’s okay to have a good cry