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COVID linked to Parkinson’s

Professor Kevin Barnham and Leah Beauchamp

COVID linked to Parkinson’s

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

Bee venom cancer breakthrough

Close up view of the Bee stinging in the human finger of the hand

Bee venom cancer breakthrough

Australian researcher discovers potential honeybee venom treatment for breast cancer.

Can cancer reduce dementia risk?

Do cancer survivors have lower risk of dementia?

Can cancer reduce dementia risk?

Link between cancer and dementia risk may hold secret for prevention.

Early to bed is essential for this group

Man sleeping on comfortable pillow in bed at home

Early to bed is essential for this group

Study finds that diabetics who go to sleep earlier are healthier and more active than ...

How singing spreads COVID

people singing in a large group

How singing spreads COVID

This video shows just how easily COVID-19 can spread when people sing together.

How much more will you pay?

health fund increase letter

How much more will you pay?

Depending on your fund, the October rate rise could be higher or lower than 2.92 ...

Prolonged fertility link to dementia

Menopause woman standing at her biological clock measuring age and calendar

Prolonged fertility link to dementia

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

COVID-19 exposes broadband gaps

COVID-19 exposes broadband gaps

COVID-19 exposes broadband gaps

Is Australia’s poor internet infrastructure a risk to public health?

Keys to clearing surgery backlog

doctors performing surgery

Keys to clearing surgery backlog

We need to rethink the system, say healthcare professionals.

Phone call good for mental health

rotary phone

Phone call good for mental health

Psychologists tell why you should skip the texting and make a phone call.

Where you’re most likely to catch COVID

Young waiter wearing protective face mask while cleaning tables while working in a cafe.

Where you’re most likely to catch COVID

Scientists explain the difference between being indoors with others or outdoors.

Nine health mistakes men make

man visiting GP

Nine health mistakes men make

Want to live longer? Well here are nine health tips you fellas shouldn't ignore.

Lifestyle changes that beat Alzheimer’s

Seniors with dementia undergoing cognitive tests

Lifestyle changes that beat Alzheimer’s

Reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s, even when you are at an older age.

Dementia and Alzheimer’s explained

The difference between dementia and Alzheimer’s explained

Dementia and Alzheimer’s explained

These terms are often used interchangeably, but they are not the same thing.

COVID initiatives extended

patient in hospital

COVID initiatives extended

The government is extending the COVID health measures for a further six months.

Talk hearing loss with family

Helping a loved one deal with hearing loss

Talk hearing loss with family

If you suspect a loved one is struggling …

Cholesterol facts and fiction

Cholesterol explained – and how to go about reducing it

Cholesterol facts and fiction

If you have high cholesterol, there are ways to deal with the problem without drugs.

Easier access to cannabis oil closer

cannabis oil

Easier access to cannabis oil closer

Soon, you may not need a prescription to buy some cannabis products.

Glasses cut COVID infections: study

A man wearing glasses

Glasses cut COVID infections: study

China study shows remarkably low infection rates among people who wear glasses.

The blanket you’ve been weighting for

Could a weighted blanket help you sleep better?

The blanket you’ve been weighting for

Struggling to sleep but don’t want to take meds? This may be the solution.

Is size important?

Why are men getting surgery to be bigger downstairs?

Is size important?

Anxiety about penis size has spawned a multimillion-dollar industry.

Finding undetected COVID cases

blood test for covid-19

Finding undetected COVID cases

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

Implant can restore vision: researchers

close up of an eye with an implant

Implant can restore vision: researchers

A device developed by Monash University researchers could help restore vision to the blind.

What your heart rate means

What your heart rate says about you

What your heart rate means

Your heart rate may tell you more about your health than you realise.

What COVID ‘experts’ are getting wrong

What armchair COVID ‘experts’ are getting wrong

What COVID ‘experts’ are getting wrong

Now everyone’s a statistician, it’s way too easy to be taken in by misinformation.

HECS-style plan for home care

Paul Keating proposes HECS-style home care funding model

HECS-style plan for home care

The former PM has a plan to keep older Australians at home for longer.

Fat legs offer health protection

A woman with fat legs

Fat legs offer health protection

Adults with fatter legs are less likely to have high blood pressure.

All eyes on UK’s 15-minute COVID test

covid-19 test

All eyes on UK’s 15-minute COVID test

Daily DIY test plan could let Britons mingle freely by Christmas.

Manage arthritis stiffness

woman stretches her back

Manage arthritis stiffness

Mornings are that much harder when your joints are stiff and painful.

Scientists say we already have a vaccine

Couple with protective masks and gloves walking down the street together

Scientists say we already have a vaccine

Masks could hold the key to herd immunity.

Doctors know if you lie about drinking

Doctors may know if you’re lying about the amount you drink

Doctors know if you lie about drinking

Lying to your doctor about how much you drink could be bad for your health. ...

Your inner self with psychologist Hugh Mackay

Your inner self with psychologist Hugh Mackay

Your inner self with psychologist Hugh Mackay

Hugh guides us through the journey of seeking a better way to understand who we ...

Is this what’s affecting your sex drive?

Surprising things that might be affecting your sex drive

Is this what’s affecting your sex drive?

Libido levels vary through life: here are some common causes.

Neurologist answers migraine questions

A neurologist answers some common migraine questions

Neurologist answers migraine questions

It’s Migraine Awareness Week.

Hoarding and herding during COVID

Mature man with heap of toilet paper at home

Hoarding and herding during COVID

The coronavirus has triggered some interesting and unusual changes in our buying behaviour.

Signs that your diet is unsuitable

woman inspects broken hair

Signs that your diet is unsuitable

Six common symptoms that may mean you're not getting everything you need from your diet.

Using painkillers for emotional relief

Why painkillers are being used for emotional relief

Using painkillers for emotional relief

More people are using strong medications to get through the day.

Lifeline reports record number of calls

Lifeline reports record number of calls

Lifeline reports record number of calls

Chairman tells what we can do and how to respond if we suspect someone is ...

Relieve your allergies naturally

Relieve allergy symptoms naturally

Relieve your allergies naturally

Spring is on its way – and so is allergy season.

Fewer stroke victims heeding warnings

man suffering symptoms of a stroke

Fewer stroke victims heeding warnings

Australians are avoiding hospital even when experiencing symptoms.

Causes of muscle twitches and spasms

Why your eyelids twitch and muscles spasm

Causes of muscle twitches and spasms

A wide range of conditions may be responsible for twitching lids and muscle cramps.

Are those symptoms hay fever or COVID?

Woman wearing a mask suffering from hay fever

Are those symptoms hay fever or COVID?

The symptoms are so similar, doctor urges anyone who is unsure to get tested.

Do air purifiers work?

Air purifiers are not the solution to keeping your home COVID free

Do air purifiers work?

Consumer advocate reveals the worst-performing air purifiers on the market.

Govt to provide 84.8m vaccine doses

Scott Morrison

Govt to provide 84.8m vaccine doses

If two promising COVID-19 vaccines prove successful, the government has secured deals.

Millions could benefit from discovery

scientists working in the lab

Millions could benefit from discovery

Researchers identify protein that could revolutionise diabetes treatment.

What the road map means for you

Many Surgical Mask on the Ground

What the road map means for you

‘If we open up too early, we risk another resurgence and undoing the work we ...

How age could be affecting your sleep

How age could be affecting your sleep

How age could be affecting your sleep

Pharmacist Emmanuel Vavoulas explains why sleep issues become more common as we age.

Ease hip pain and increase flexibility

How to … ease hip pain and increase flexibility

Ease hip pain and increase flexibility

Hip pain has many causes and can be debilitating if it goes unmanaged.

Australia should target zero COVID cases

Closure sign on a fence of Sutherland Shire Centenary Park

Australia should target zero COVID cases

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

Navigating madness

Woman with medical facial surgical mask on her face, her eyes express anxiety and fear

Navigating madness

Vicki Bennett believes now is the time to believe in the possibility of a better ...

COVID changes here to stay?

Post covid-19 era helping hand

COVID changes here to stay?

Some measures should stay or Australia may struggle to get out of this hole.

Tackling fungal nails

How to tackle fungal nails

Tackling fungal nails

Treat these stubborn nail infections for good

Why these mask-wearers are a danger

Why these mask-wearers are a danger

Why these mask-wearers are a danger

Study shows volume and spread of aerosol droplets when these masks are worn.

Bowled over by Barrie Lester

couple lawn bowling

Bowled over by Barrie Lester

World champion lawn bowler Barrie Lester helps you buff up your bowls skills.

Guide to sulphites in wine

How many sulphites are in your wine?

Guide to sulphites in wine

What are sulphites, and what’s the big deal about them being in your wine?

How healthy is your supermarket?

modern senior couple choosing milk products

How healthy is your supermarket?

The ‘Fresh Food People’ awarded healthiest home brand packaged products.

Former PM slams COVID strategy

Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott

Former PM slams COVID strategy

Former prime minister Tony Abbott calls for COVID rules to be relaxed in Australia.

The best and worst foods for your liver

Best and worse foods and drinks for liver health

The best and worst foods for your liver

Your diet can determine your risk factors for some serious liver conditions.

Hidden dangers in COVID cleaning products

cleaning products, gloves and mask

Hidden dangers in COVID cleaning products

Cleaning products are triggering an increasing number of asthma attacks.

Personalities that abide by COVID rules

queue of people social distancing while shopping

Personalities that abide by COVID rules

Your personality traits determine how well you abide by social distancing laws.

Act now to fight ‘silent’ disease

Physiotherapist working with patient

Act now to fight ‘silent’ disease

Free online tool can help you avoid this ‘silent disease’.

Turn care wait from nightmare to dream

mature woman waiting by the window

Turn care wait from nightmare to dream

Most Australians want to age at home. Here’s how we can.

Who gets vaccinated first?

bottles of coronavirus vaccine

Who gets vaccinated first?

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

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 ...

Study links weight and Alzheimer’s

plus size caucasian woman with head in her hands

Study links weight and Alzheimer’s

Low cerebral blood flow found to be the No.1 imaging predictor of Alzheimer's disease.

Drug crisis stalking older Australians

man taking prescription medicine at home

Drug crisis stalking older Australians

Health experts urge all Australians to wake up to the dangers.

Vein and artery problems

How to spot vein and artery problems

Vein and artery problems

Keeping an eye out for these conditions could save your life.

Strong support for restrictions

Businesswoman closing her business activity due to covid-19 lockdown

Strong support for restrictions

Despite some politicians claiming otherwise, there is strong support for stage four lockdown.

Love/hate vegetables tops for the heart

brussel sprouts on a heart-shaped plate

Love/hate vegetables tops for the heart

Can you stomach the news? Broccoli and Brussels sprouts are vital to good health.

Whole wheat vs whole grain

Whole wheat vs whole grain: which is better?

Whole wheat vs whole grain

Grains are a staple in diets all around the world, but how healthy are they? ...

Health fund profits down, premiums up

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Health fund profits down, premiums up

Subsidised industry wants more support; opponents seek a ‘thorough rethink’.

How chocolate can improve health

chocolate

How chocolate can improve health

Five ways chocolate may be healthier than you think.

Aussie vaccine milestone

Dr Keith Chappell

Aussie vaccine milestone

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

What do night sweats mean?

What night sweats could mean

What do night sweats mean?

What are night sweats, and what can you do about them?

Can selfies detect heart disease?

mature woman taking a selfie

Can selfies detect heart disease?

New research uses artificial intelligence to analyse facial photos.

Potential new weapon to fight cancer

protein that can aid fight with cancer

Potential new weapon to fight cancer

Researchers discover ‘killer’ protein’s ability to control tumours, infections.

COVID reinfection not all bad news

Hands in blue medical gloves hold a protective medical mask with the red inscription AGAIN?

COVID reinfection not all bad news

Reinfected Hong Kong man suffers no symptoms during second bout.

Eight ways COVID-19 can affect your skin

feet with rash

Eight ways COVID-19 can affect your skin

The coronavirus can affect your skin, from COVID toes, to rashes and hair loss.

Health benefits of swimming

woman adjusts her swimming cap in a pool

Health benefits of swimming

It's low impact, meditative and uses your whole body. What more do you want?

Why vaccine race could worsen pandemic

gloved hand holding a syringe over masks

Why vaccine race could worsen pandemic

Fears ‘vaccine nationalism’ could drive risk-taking that causes virus to mutate.

Where stimulus money is spent

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

Where stimulus money is spent

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

Life after COVID a myth: experts

fingers holding a mask

Life after COVID a myth: experts

Disease is not likely to be beaten, at least not yet, say scientists.

How safe is the air quality in your home?

house with a view of the backyard

How safe is the air quality in your home?

Air pollution inside some homes is 10 times worse than outside.

410 species at risk of COVID-19

cat and dog wearing masks to prevent covid

410 species at risk of COVID-19

Study could help pinpoint the intermediate host that transmitted the virus to humans.

Lymphatic drainage explained

How to perform a lymphatic massage at home

Lymphatic drainage explained

This little-known massage has numerous health benefits and can be done at home.

How to care for winter skin

How to … care for winter skin

How to care for winter skin

During the colder months, your skin needs a little extra love.

Six disease trends during pandemic

legs of people queueing

Six disease trends during pandemic

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

How your emotions hurt your heart

sad looking woman

How your emotions hurt your heart

Anger affects your heart and chest pain can be predicted by examining the brain.

Magic muffins four ways

Magic muffins four ways

Magic muffins four ways

A simple, delicious recipe that is gluten-free and versatile.

Deal ensures COVID vaccine free for all

vials of covid vaccine

Deal ensures COVID vaccine free for all

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

How diabetes can affect your oral health

How diabetes can affect your oral health

How diabetes can affect your oral health

Dental hygienist Tabitha Acret has some good and bad news for diabetes sufferers.

Inhaler protects against COVID-19

AeroNabs inhaler

Inhaler protects against COVID-19

The molecule – called AeroNabs – could change the course of the pandemic.

Is it sciatica?

woman holds a sore back

Is it sciatica?

And what to do if it is.

COVID causing age discrimination

Smartphone open Twitter application

COVID causing age discrimination

One out of five Twitter posts related to older adults and COVID-19 contained negative tones.

The danger of daily aspirin for over-70s

old woman pours out from bottle pills

The danger of daily aspirin for over-70s

Accessible painkiller must be taken with care, study finds.

How to tell an anti-masker to mask up

A woman pulls down her mask to talk to another woman

How to tell an anti-masker to mask up

Simply telling them to ‘mask up’ will most likely fall on deaf ears.

What’s up with your gut?

person holding their hands in a heart shape over their belly

What’s up with your gut?

From fatigue to anxiety, gut health problems can affect people in numerous ways.

COVID-tracing bracelets for Australia?

hand with electronic tracker wristband by Hong Kong Government to monitor those under compulsory home quarantines

COVID-tracing bracelets for Australia?

There would be some benefits to the move, but there are pros and cons.

Home remedies that work

Which home remedies really work?

Home remedies that work

These nine remedies promise to ease ailments and offer health benefits.

How to stop slouching

How to … stop slouching

How to stop slouching

Correct your lockdown slouch for both your appearance and your health.

WHO guidelines on travel

WHO issues advice for the return of international travel

WHO guidelines on travel

What needs to be considered before international travel resumes? WHO weighs in.

Aged care action plan

Nurse and senior man wearing facemasks during coronavirus and flu outbreak

Aged care action plan

Nursing union calls for urgent action as deaths related to aged care continue to grow.

COVID detector dogs

sniffer dog

COVID detector dogs

Dogs may provide significant help in eliminating the coronavirus.

Chilling COVID transmission claims

man shops for frozen food

Chilling COVID transmission claims

It may be possible for the virus to survive on frozen food, but very unlikely.

Blood pressure drug in cancer scare

Old man reading leaflet with instructions for medication

Blood pressure drug in cancer scare

Drug’s properties makes skin more sensitive to the sun, scientists say.

Inside story on varicose veins

What you need to know about varicose veins

Inside story on varicose veins

Although rarely serious, they can be a source of discomfort, both physically and mentally.

How to get to sleep when you have a cold

woman wearing sleep mask and pajama over isolated pink background feeling unwell and coughing as symptom for cold

How to get to sleep when you have a cold

A sleep expert shares his book of tips to help you on the road to ...

Medical smartwatch ‘a game-changer’

man with a smartwatch pointing to medicine

Medical smartwatch ‘a game-changer’

Device could revolutionise treatment of a range of common diseases.

Sulphite sensitivity explained

Sulphite sensitivity a danger for asthma sufferers

Sulphite sensitivity explained

The life-threatening allergen hiding in your food and drink.

Don't put your health on hold

Why you should not put your health on hold

Don't put your health on hold

Are your underlying health needs being ignored during the current pandemic?

How to clean your cloth face mask

cloth face masks

How to clean your cloth face mask

Properly cleaning a reusable face mask is essential in keeping you COVID safe.

Common questions for pharmacists

pharmacist with senior woman in pharmacy

Common questions for pharmacists

Pharmacists can be a good source of healthcare advice.

Why you should go meat free once a week

Cheerful senior couple eating salad standing together with healthy food on the kitchen at home

Why you should go meat free once a week

Skipping the side of bacon could be doing more for your health than you think.

Dizziness linked to dementia

woman holds railing for balance after suffering a dizzy spell

Dizziness linked to dementia

Study makes a link between lightheadedness and dementia risk.

Simple way to shake the pandemic blues

woman in protective facial medical mask

Simple way to shake the pandemic blues

The key to lifting your mood, sleeping better and boosting positivity.

Fears over long-term effects of COVID

coronavirus patient in a wheelchair talking with woman Doctor

Fears over long-term effects of COVID

Young people with severe cases could face a ‘life of disability’.

Combating the darker side of lockdowns

Sad unhappy depressed girl sit alone with virus pathogens

Combating the darker side of lockdowns

Help is on the way to combat COVID-19 effects more harmful than the virus itself.

New drug could halve COVID recovery time

favipiravir tablets next to a positive covid test

New drug could halve COVID recovery time

Drug could also help to reduce shedding of infection and slow the spread.

Atrial fibrillation explained

Atrial fibrillation explained

Atrial fibrillation explained

This condition can increase your risk of heart failure and stroke.

Health Star Rating explained

How to understand the Health Star Rating on your food

Health Star Rating explained

It’s designed to make eating healthier, easier.

Calls for mandatory masks in NSW

A man wearing a mask on Sydney's light rail

Calls for mandatory masks in NSW

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

What would stage five look like?

one woman on a melbourne train

What would stage five look like?

A lot is riding on stage four restrictions working, but what if they fail?

Sleep’s vital role in mental resilience

mature woman sleeping

Sleep’s vital role in mental resilience

More Australians are sleeping poorly – and no prizes for guessing why.

Hospital cleaners share top tips

Hospital cleaners share top tips to keep your home COVID free

Hospital cleaners share top tips

Here’s what you should be doing to keep your home virus free.

Good health may just mean moving more

Senior woman exercising while sitting in lotus position

Good health may just mean moving more

One person’s story on the scare that made her put her health first.

Symptoms predict COVID seriousness

Symptoms predict COVID seriousness

Symptoms predict COVID seriousness

Research could help health professionals plan best course of treatment earlier.

NSW, ACT COVID hotspots

border closed sign

NSW, ACT COVID hotspots

Queensland has decided to close its borders to all residents of NSW and the ACT.

Blood type can impact your health

What does your blood type mean for your health?

Blood type can impact your health

A, AB, B or O, your blood type may have more to do with your ...

Obesity linked to social ties

Old woman with a bowl of popcorn is watching TV

Obesity linked to social ties

Women who lack social ties have a greater likelihood of being obese, study finds.

The health aid at our fingertips

The health aid at our fingertips

The health aid at our fingertips

Massage and myotherapy can improve quality of life.

Mental health requests skyrocketing

two people holding hands

Mental health requests skyrocketing

Updated: Extend telehealth, increase subsidised sessions, say psychologists.

Our gut has never been more important

Bacteria inside the small intestine

Our gut has never been more important

What exactly is the microbiome, why is it so important and how can we protect ...

Double standards in shaming of spreaders

fingers pointing at a shamed woman

Double standards in shaming of spreaders

Double standards abound in denouncement of those who refuse to isolate.

Flu, pneumonia shot stops Alzheimer’s

a woman receives a vaccination shot

Flu, pneumonia shot stops Alzheimer’s

Flu and pneumonia vaccinations dramatically reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s.

Victoria declares state of disaster

melbourne streets devoid of traffic

Victoria declares state of disaster

Premier bows to increasing case rate, declares Victoria a state of disaster.

Find the hidden sugars in food

How much sugar is hiding in your food?

Find the hidden sugars in food

Many of the foods you think are ‘healthy’ actually contain hidden, harmful sugars.

Further restrictions flagged

victorian premier daniel andrews

Further restrictions flagged

Victorian premier flags further restrictions after second-worst day of infections.

The ‘SAS of the medical world’

legs and feet of people wearing uniforms

The ‘SAS of the medical world’

AUSMAT teams are now working in aged care homes. What does that mean?

State ‘essentially in stage 4’: Premier

Victoria essentially heading into stage four restrictions: premier

State ‘essentially in stage 4’: Premier

Face masks to be mandatory across the state from midnight on Sunday

Deaths put focus on aged care failures

health minister greg hunt

Deaths put focus on aged care failures

Victorian premier admits he wouldn’t put his mother into aged care.

Early dementia detection

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

Early dementia detection

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

Medical costs comparison website slammed

Doctor hand holding stethoscope checking stack of coins

Medical costs comparison website slammed

Government’s Medical Costs Finder ‘must be overhauled to provide transparency’.

Vitamins can reduce inflammation

pills on a hand

Vitamins can reduce inflammation

These foods and supplements may help you fight of inflammation.

Is there a science to living longer?

Decisions we need to make today to (maybe) living longer

Is there a science to living longer?

The decisions we need to make today to help us live better for longer.

Do masks give a false sense of security?

two people walking closely wearing masks

Do masks give a false sense of security?

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

There may be no immunity to COVID-19

Medical worker in protective suit screening woman Driver

There may be no immunity to COVID-19

Virus might be able to infect people repeatedly, study finds.

Switch cover with no waiting periods

Balance between heart and money

Switch cover with no waiting periods

It is possible to save on health insurance and avoid any new waiting periods.

The truth about face masks

image of aerosol droplets from a person coughing

The truth about face masks

LED lighting and a high-speed camera show which masks are most effective.

Gut health linked to Alzheimer’s

Man with painful stomach sitting with hands on abdomen

Gut health linked to Alzheimer’s

Those with IBD six times more likely to develop Alzheimer’s than those without.

Health benefits of honey

Healing powers of honey – not just an old wives’ tale

Health benefits of honey

Science supports a cup of honey and lemon to stave off a cold.

Study shows 1.5m not enough to save you

older woman wearing a covid mask

Study shows 1.5m not enough to save you

Study shows how long the breath of a sick person can affect healthy people.

Why we should test 6.5 million a day

Why we should test 6.5 million a day

Why we should test 6.5 million a day

We’re testing 50,000 Australians a day for COVID-19. Should it be more?

Tips to give up sugar

Kickstart a healthier you by giving up sugar

Tips to give up sugar

Here’s how you can break up with the sweet stuff for good.

Snapshot of our health – and COVID

Snapshot of Australia’s health – and COVID’s reach

Snapshot of our health – and COVID

A government report reveals our obesity epidemic and surprising statistics on COVID.

Truth about topical pain relievers

The truth about topical pain relievers

Truth about topical pain relievers

An affordable, healthy alternative to pain relief.

Sex may reverse Alzheimer’s

Sex may reverse Alzheimer’s

Sex may reverse Alzheimer’s

The ‘love hormone’ may play an important role in Alzheimer’s prevention.

Private health fails COVID test

Doctor or Nurse Wearing Surgical Gloves Holding Piggy Bank Wearing Medical Face Mask

Private health fails COVID test

CHOICE names and shames private health funds for poor COVID support.

Healthy caffeine alternatives

Caffeine alternatives to give you an energy boost

Healthy caffeine alternatives

If you’ve been feeling sluggish, consider these healthy coffee substitutes.

Fewer Australians dying from strokes

Doctor attentively examines the MRI scan of the patient

Fewer Australians dying from strokes

Good news on leading killer, and how to avoid it.

COVID crisis could explode

Old Woman using Laptop Coughing

COVID crisis could explode

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

Most Aussies fail simple health test

Viruses and bacteria in a Petri dish

Most Aussies fail simple health test

Survey highlights a disturbing lack of knowledge about viral and bacterial infections.

Oxford vaccine encouraging

nurse administering a covid vaccine trial injection on a volunteer patient

Oxford vaccine encouraging

More work to be done, but preliminary trial results are very encouraging.

How to wear a face mask

three men showing how to wearing protective mask correctly

How to wear a face mask

Not all face masks are created equal, but something is better than nothing.

Can UV radiation help fight COVID?

ultraviolet radiation

Can UV radiation help fight COVID?

UV does have potential, say scientists. Here’s how.

Aussie vaccines could cure COVID-19

melbourne flinders street station coronavirus restrictions signs

Aussie vaccines could cure COVID-19

Aussie research at the fore, but six million would refuse eventual vaccinations.

Where you’re most likely to get COVID-19

older woman looking in her letterbox

Where you’re most likely to get COVID-19

Research reveals the places and activities that increase risk of COVID-19 infection.

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.

Llama antibodies neutralise COVID

llamas

Llama antibodies neutralise COVID

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

Most sufferers unaware they have it

Up to 60 per cent unaware they have this disorder

Most sufferers unaware they have it

This frequently overlooked condition affects mainly older adults and women.

Is porn bad for your health?

computer screen showing pornhub url

Is porn bad for your health?

During isolation, more people watch more porn more often, but is it harmful?

Signs you might have type 2 diabetes

Signs you might have type 2 diabetes

Signs you might have type 2 diabetes

One in three people don’t know they have it.

Silent spreaders of coronavirus

Red person in a crowd of people

Silent spreaders of coronavirus

New advice on asymptomatic transmission increases the push for mask wearing.

New principles for medication management

Morning and evening pill holder closeup

New principles for medication management

Researchers develop consensus principles for medication management in older people.

Changes to telehealth coming

health minister greg hunt

Changes to telehealth coming

From 20 July you will only be able to book a telehealth appointment with your ...

High blood sugar a COVID-19 risk

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

High blood sugar a COVID-19 risk

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

Which face mask should I wear?

man wearing a face mask

Which face mask should I wear?

Government advice on the wearing of face masks has changed. But which mask is best?

Older Aussies at risk of ‘dud’ insurance

Side view of elderly man sitting on wheelchair looking at life insurance contract form

Older Aussies at risk of ‘dud’ insurance

‘Activities of daily living tests’ preventing payouts to unemployed Aussies.

New swine flu threat

New swine flu with ‘pandemic potential’ found in China

New swine flu threat

What to make of new H1N1 swine flu recently discovered in China.

Best and worst supplements

Supplements: The good, the bad and the ugly

Best and worst supplements

Taking vitamins makes us think we’re doing something good for our health, but are we? ...

We need to wear face masks: experts

A man incorrectly wears a face mask as he walks into Flinders Street Station

We need to wear face masks: experts

The research that supports the wearing of masks and how to make one.

Exercising for brain function

How exercise helps your brain function

Exercising for brain function

Exercising helps your brain health and function in a number of ways.

When will we see a coronavirus vaccine?

scientists working

When will we see a coronavirus vaccine?

Experts the world over are racing – and cooperating – to find a COVID-19 vaccine. ...

Scientists lash WHO on virus protocols

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Scientists lash WHO on virus protocols

Experts believe airborne spread of coronavirus much more deadly than acknowledged.

Pros and cons of being a night owl

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Pros and cons of being a night owl

A good night's sleep or a productive night's work?

Drinking may protect brain function

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Drinking may protect brain function

Light to moderate drinking may preserve brain function in older age.

More supermarket product limits

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More supermarket product limits

Product limits apply to stores in Victoria, Tasmania and New South Wales.

Rethink easing of restrictions: GPs

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Rethink easing of restrictions: GPs

New cases in Victoria are a “stark reminder” that the pandemic is not yet over.

The three pillars of longevity

The three pillars of wellbeing that can increase longevity

The three pillars of longevity

“We don't need to sacrifice enjoying life today to live as long as possible.”

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?

Foods with more protein than eggs

Foods with more protein than eggs

Foods with more protein than eggs

Protein is easier to find than you may think.

Uncounted Australian COVID deaths?

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Uncounted Australian COVID deaths?

More than 800 ‘excess deaths’ suggest potentially unaccounted coronavirus deaths.

Not just Alzheimer’s

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Not just Alzheimer’s

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

Hearing support for older Australians

Is this the future of hearing support for older Australians?

Hearing support for older Australians

Audiologist Emma Scanlan tells how tele-audiology works and whether this is the future of hearing ...

A helping hand through menopause

How to minimise the side effects of menopause

A helping hand through menopause

The adage, you are what you eat, is never more true than during menopause.

Negative thinking linked to dementia

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Negative thinking linked to dementia

Here’s how to break the cycle and plot a path to positivity.

COVIDSafe app an expensive fail?

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COVIDSafe app an expensive fail?

Six million downloads and no results: government virus app under fire.

Australia, you have a drinking problem

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Australia, you have a drinking problem

Legal, plentiful and easy to access, alcohol is the main drug of concern in Australia.

Lockdown closer after COVID spike

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Lockdown closer after COVID spike

State faces strict isolation after another sharp rise in coronavirus cases.

Why more women get Alzheimer’s

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Why more women get Alzheimer’s

Study hints at menopause being a major player in cognitive decline.

Are skin tags dangerous?

Are skin tags dangerous?

Are skin tags dangerous?

What you didn’t know about these common tumours may surprise you.

Classic COVID symptoms confirmed

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

Classic COVID symptoms confirmed

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

Time for Centre for Disease Control

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Time for Centre for Disease Control

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

Sex-drive supplements for women

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Sex-drive supplements for women

Hey girls, here are four sex-drive supplements to get your sex life back on track.

Older Aussies embrace telehealth

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Older Aussies embrace telehealth

Telehealth, whether accessed by phone or online, has worked well for older Australians.

The power of purple foods

Eight powerful purple foods

The power of purple foods

The colour of the foods on your plate may reveal how healthy they really are. ...

Long-term effects of virus become clearer

Long-term effects of virus becoming clearer

Long-term effects of virus become clearer

Researchers fear virus damages lungs, causes chronic fatigue and psychological issues.

Inactivity linked to cancer

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Inactivity linked to cancer

Inactivity is associated with a higher risk of dying from cancer, study finds.

Foods that help psoriasis

The best and worst foods for psoriasis

Foods that help psoriasis

Your diet can either trigger or reduce inflammation, affecting psoriasis flare-ups.

Lockdown threat for Victorian hot spots

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Lockdown threat for Victorian hot spots

Victoria’s coronavirus spike raises the prospect of local lockdowns.

Make your pooch healthier

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Make your pooch healthier

Is your dog overweight? Here’s how to take control and boost your pet’s fitness.

Where healthcare thrived – and failed

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Where healthcare thrived – and failed

Seven lessons for Australia’s health system learnt during the coronavirus upheaval.

Which oil is the healthiest?

Which oil is the healthiest?

Which oil is the healthiest?

When it comes to heath, the oils in your kitchen aren’t equal.

Can we blame the cold for these aches?

How colder weather affects our muscles and joints

Can we blame the cold for these aches?

If your joints and muscles ache more in winter, this is probably why.

How to help a neighbour

How to help a neighbour through a rough time

How to help a neighbour

You’d lend a cup of sugar, so why not lend a hand.

The toxic cost of wood-fired heaters

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The toxic cost of wood-fired heaters

A lesser known source of pollution costs health systems billions each year.

Confused by social isolation rules?

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Confused by social isolation rules?

Advice for self-isolating over-70s isn’t clear, says national advocacy group.

What 12 months of assisted dying reveals

What 12 months of assisted dying reveals

What 12 months of assisted dying reveals

Doctors and legal expert tells what is working and what more needs to be done.

Electronic prescriptions explained

Everything you need to know about electronic prescriptions

Electronic prescriptions explained

You no longer have to visit your doctor to have a prescription filled.

Could coffee prevent clogged arteries?

Could coffee stop clogged arteries?

Could coffee prevent clogged arteries?

Study suggests coffee could protect heart health.

COVID-19 may trigger diabetes

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COVID-19 may trigger diabetes

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

Scientists claim COVID breakthrough

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Scientists claim COVID breakthrough

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

New vitamin for memory loss

Miracle vitamin can stop you feeling ‘scatterbrained’

New vitamin for memory loss

This newly discovered vitamin may help with more than memory loss.

GPs sound warning as checks plummet

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GPs sound warning as checks plummet

Massive drop in cancer tests has medicos fearing late diagnoses may be too late for ...

Weight gain during lockdown

Weight gain during lockdown

Weight gain during lockdown

A new CSIRO study has found that weight suffered throughout the COVID-19 lockdown.

Face masks better than handwashing?

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Face masks better than handwashing?

Face masks provided more protection for US sailors at close quarters: study

Touchless triage kiosk

Touchless triage kiosk screening trial for COVID-19 underway

Touchless triage kiosk

A Victorian hospital becomes the first to test a revolutionary health screening device.

Cure-all stuns cancer researchers

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Cure-all stuns cancer researchers

Long-term study shows aspirin a major cancer preventative.

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.

Winter maladies to avoid

Winter maladies to avoid

Winter maladies to avoid

Dr Billy Stoupas, practising GP highlights the winter maladies we need to avoid.

How to control those ‘accidents’

How to control those ‘accidents’

How to control those ‘accidents’

Physiotherapist tells how issues ‘down there’ can be fixed or at least managed better.

The adoption boom that is easing stress

How the coronavirus pet adoption boom is reducing stress

The adoption boom that is easing stress

Urged to isolate while COVID still stalks, furry friends are filling the gaps.

Lies, damn lies and statistics

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Lies, damn lies and statistics

Dianne Motton reflects on the true impact of COVID-19.

Personality traits linked to stockpiling

Personality traits linked to stockpiling

Personality traits linked to stockpiling

Did you stockpile toilet paper early in the crisis? Chances are you shared these traits.

How cruising will change

How cruising will look post-pandemic

How cruising will change

Cruising holidays will look very different after the COVID-19 crisis passes.

Positive test at rally sounds alarm

Positive test at rally

Positive test at rally sounds alarm

Cost to economy of a second wave estimated as man at rally tests positive to ...

COVID-19: Are bats to blame?

Calls to cull Aussie bats overlook why we need them

COVID-19: Are bats to blame?

No, Aussie bats won’t give you COVID-19. We rely on them more than you think. ...

Family history of heart disease?

What you need to know if you have a family history of heart disease

Family history of heart disease?

Many factors contribute to heart disease, according to medical experts.

Finding joy in the simple things

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Finding joy in the simple things

Have a newfound appreciation for your daily walk? Noticing the colour of the sky more?

Can a late dinner lead to weight gain?

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Can a late dinner lead to weight gain?

Eating a late dinner may contribute to weight gain and high blood sugar.

How education improves memory

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How education improves memory

Education appears to protect older adults, especially women, against memory loss.

Why your pee may smell funny

Why your pee may smell funny

Why your pee may smell funny

If your urine smells odd, this may be why.

Poor sleep linked to heart disease

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Poor sleep linked to heart disease

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

Better health at your fingertips

Better health at your fingertips

Better health at your fingertips

COVID-19 spurs use of remote monitoring program.

The power of gentle medicine

How gentle medicine could radically transform medical practice

The power of gentle medicine

Has medicine been hijacked by the desire for profit? Jacob Stegenga puts his case.

Staying safe on public transport

Staying safe on public transport

Staying safe on public transport

As coronavirus restrictions ease, here’s how you can navigate public transport as safely as possible.

Benefits of light therapy

How light therapy may benefit you

Benefits of light therapy

We don’t often think of light therapy when we think of treatment, but maybe we ...

Keep our borders closed, says member

Keep our borders closed, says member

Keep our borders closed, says member

‘The tourism losses may seem terrible, but better to lose them than our lives.’

Cannabis could combat COVID death

Cannabis could combat COVID death

Cannabis could combat COVID death

Cannabinoid medicines could be the key to combating COVID-19 deaths.

The history of porridge

The history of porridge

The history of porridge

This rustic food favourite provides comfort in unsettling times.

Are your medications killing you?

Are your medications killing you?

Are your medications killing you?

Too many older Australians are taking multiple medications, study finds.

Five myths about depression

Five myths about depression that need to be challenged

Five myths about depression

Counsellor Lynn Crilly talks us through five common misconceptions about depression.

‘Ticking time bomb’ being overlooked

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‘Ticking time bomb’ being overlooked

Fatal but forgotten: Australians are overlooking high blood pressure threat.

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.

Next pandemic could start here

Next pandemic could start here

Next pandemic could start here

A pandemic starting in Australia might seem far-fetched, but we tick all the boxes.

Life of Captain Tom Moore

Life of Captain Tom Moore

Life of Captain Tom Moore

The secret is ‘having the right mindset and enjoying every step’.

How telehealth optometry works

How telehealth optometry works

How telehealth optometry works

How you can use your optometry health fund extras during COVID-19.

COVID-19 could be a seasonal illness

COVID-19 could be a seasonal illness

COVID-19 could be a seasonal illness

Reduced humidity linked to increased COVID-19 risk.

Mum is so clingy after losing dad

Mum is so clingy after losing dad

Mum is so clingy after losing dad

Counsellor offers advice on how to cope with a clingy parent after bereavement.

Does a big brekkie burn more calories?

Does a big brekkie burn more calories?

Does a big brekkie burn more calories?

Research shows breakfast may play a bigger role in our health than previously thought.

The case for moderate drinking

The case for moderate drinking

The case for moderate drinking

Only the lightest drinkers get any benefit from alcohol, research finds.

How to banish the ‘beast’

The ‘beast’ that is stalking us as we battle COVID-19

How to banish the ‘beast’

If you’re feeling stressed and confused during these challenging times, you’re not alone.

Eye test to detect Alzheimer’s?

Eye test to detect Alzheimer’s?

Eye test to detect Alzheimer’s?

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

Should I worry about BPA?

Should I worry about BPA?

Should I worry about BPA?

A no-nonsense guide to the issue.

Aged care residents are being safeguarded

Aged care residents are being safeguarded

Aged care residents are being safeguarded

Sean Rooney reveals how aged care residents really feel about lockdown and social distancing.

What medical experts say about face masks

What medical experts say about face masks

What medical experts say about face masks

Do we or don’t we? And if we do, when should we wear a face ...

What you need to know about your eye health

What you need to know about your eye health

What you need to know about your eye health

Dr Devinder Chauhan talks about Macula Month and keeping your eye on your optical health

What you need to know about your eye health

What you need to know about your eye health

What you need to know about your eye health

Dr Devinder Chauhan talks about Macula Month and keeping your eye on your optical health

New limits start for these medicines

New limits start for these medicines

New limits start for these medicines

Smaller pack sizes for opioid-based products come into effect in bid to cut death rate.

Heart palpitations explained

What it means when your heart skips a beat

Heart palpitations explained

Heart palpitations; harmless, or a sign of something more sinister?

Dementia gene raises COVID-19 risk

Dementia gene raises COVID-19 risk

Dementia gene raises COVID-19 risk

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

Who is most likely to be asymptomatic?

young woman walking the streets during the day

Who is most likely to be asymptomatic?

Is this a case of Typhoid Mary: The Sequel?

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 ...

Is your spine in danger?

Six spinal conditions you should know about

Is your spine in danger?

Your spine is incredibly important, but is it healthy?

Who do you trust?

Who do you trust?

Who do you trust?

Facebook was among the most distrusted brands in Australia during April.

Yoga keeps seniors young

Yoga keeps seniors young

Yoga keeps seniors young

Maintaining yoga exercise is an important means for seniors to maintain youthful agility.

Lockdown hobbies: Cross-stitch

Lockdown hobbies: Cross-stitch

Lockdown hobbies: Cross-stitch

Advice from experts on this historical craft.

Fibre improves life expectancy: studies

Fibre improves life expectancy: studies

Fibre improves life expectancy: studies

Eating more dietary fibre with minimal food processing seems to be the key.

Talking can transmit virus: research

Talking can transmit virus: research

Talking can transmit virus: research

Quiet please: researchers suspect loud talking transmits the coronavirus.

Why we need China to beat COVID-19

Why we need China to beat COVID-19

Why we need China to beat COVID-19

Our hopes for a vaccine or medicine to treat coronavirus hinge on a critical supply ...

Surgeon tells how to prevent dementia

Surgeon tells how to prevent dementia

Surgeon tells how to prevent dementia

Dr Rahul Jandial has some simple advice on how to keep your brain healthy.

Help at hand for older Australians

Help at hand for older Australians

Help at hand for older Australians

How Apia can help you remain safe and connected during these difficult times.

‘Skinny gene’ offers obesity hope

‘Skinny gene’ offers obesity hope

‘Skinny gene’ offers obesity hope

There’s a reason some skinny people stay slim, no matter what they eat.

Report suggests rolling lockdowns

Report suggests rolling lockdowns

Report suggests rolling lockdowns

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

Losing sense of smell to coronavirus

Losing sense of smell to coronavirus

Losing sense of smell to coronavirus

Sarah Marshall shares her experience of losing sense of taste and smell due to COVID-19.

Can coffee lengthen life?

Can coffee lengthen life?

Can coffee lengthen life?

This is the healthiest way to brew your coffee, according to scientists.

Foods that don’t mix with medicine

Food Medicine

Foods that don’t mix with medicine

How drugs and foods interact in your body can be hazardous.

Max sounds off on hearing aids

Max Williams sounds off on hearing aids

Max sounds off on hearing aids

Max once hated his hearing aids. Now he thinks they’ll change his life.

Isolation linked to severe outbreaks

Isolation linked to severe outbreaks

Isolation linked to severe outbreaks

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

More turn to this stress relief technique

More turn to this stress relief technique

More turn to this stress relief technique

More people turn to Emotional Freedom Technique as evidence of its benefits grows.

Is climate change a cause of death?

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Is climate change a cause of death?

Climate change is a killer, but we don’t acknowledge it on death certificates.

Virus’s huge hit on volunteers

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Virus’s huge hit on volunteers

COVID-19 deprives critically important sector of 12 million hours per week: study.

Shopping for animal welfare

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Shopping for animal welfare

Many of us intend to make ethical purchase decisions, but the goal often falls short. ...

Obesity linked to Alzheimer’s

Obesity linked to Alzheimer’s

Obesity linked to Alzheimer’s

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

Natural protection from colds and flu

Natural protection from colds and flu

Natural protection from colds and flu

How to (hopefully) navigate the cold and flu season unscathed.

Loneliness causing COVID-19 stress

Loneliness causing COVID-19 stress

Loneliness causing COVID-19 stress

Loneliness was the most widely reported source of personal stress for Australians.

People willing to conceal COVID-19

People willing to conceal COVID-19

People willing to conceal COVID-19

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

Vegies 50 per cent less nutritious

Why vegies are 50 per cent less nutritious than 50 years ago

Vegies 50 per cent less nutritious

"In 1970, broccoli was more than twice as nutritious as it is today,” says Dr ...

Million Aussies cut from hospital network

Million Aussies cut from hospital network

Million Aussies cut from hospital network

Failed talks see 42 private hospitals cut from funds’ lists.

Crucial tech support for vulnerable

COVID-19 technological support for those most vulnerable

Crucial tech support for vulnerable

NDIS participants will be able to buy assistive technology to help them through the crisis ...

What if you were hit by a truck?

What if you were hit by a truck?

What if you were hit by a truck?

Professor Melissa Bloomer says it’s time to face facts and tells how to get started.

Digital prescription news

Digital prescription news

Digital prescription news

The chief medical adviser to the Australian Digital Health Agency Professor Meredith Makeham returns with ...

Concerns over COVIDSafe app

Concerns over COVIDSafe app

Concerns over COVIDSafe app

Issues relating to public education about the app raise serious concerns: ACCAN.

Coming winter fuels COVID-19 concerns

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Coming winter fuels COVID-19 concerns

‘We don’t know what effect winter will have’, says Chief Health Officer.

Supermarkets the devil in disguise?

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Supermarkets the devil in disguise?

Do supermarkets need to be more responsible for Australians’ dietary habits?

Understanding biotin

Understanding biotin and what it can do for you

Understanding biotin

Biotin, found in many beauty products, is said to benefit hair, skin and nails. But ...

COVID-19 disruption on older adults

COVID-19 disruption on older adults

COVID-19 disruption on older adults

Researchers are concerned about the pandemic’s long-term effect on cognitive function.

Most likely to be locked in longer

older woman looking out her window

Most likely to be locked in longer

Practical advice to ease increased anxiety amongst older people.

How to stay healthy this winter

How to stay healthy this winter

How to stay healthy this winter

Does winter tend to slow you down? Start off on the right foot with these ...

Look after mind and body before op

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Look after mind and body before op

Do these things to set yourself up for a speedy recovery after surgery.

Secret substance reduces dementia risk

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Secret substance reduces dementia risk

Simple diet changes can significantly reduce your risk of dementia.

COVID-19 abnormalities revealed

COVID-19 abnormalities revealed

COVID-19 abnormalities revealed

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

Brawn good for the brain: study

Strength training can help protect the brain from degeneration

Brawn good for the brain: study

Brawn can be good for the brain in at-risk older people.

Vitamin link to virus death rate

Vitamin link to virus death rate

Vitamin link to virus death rate

Study finds correlation between this vitamin deficiency and COVID-19 death rate.

Dentists perform health checks

Dentists perform health checks

Dentists perform health checks

Dentists can spot a whole host of health problems, and not just to do with ...

Contact tracing pivotal: WHO

contact tracing essential

Contact tracing pivotal: WHO

Without effective tracing in place, we’re ‘driving blind’, health body warns.

3D printed feet – really

An unusual side-product of lockdown – 3D printed feet

3D printed feet – really

When the show must go on – even during lockdown – some creative thinking is ...

How Nightingale changed nursing here

How Nightingale changed nursing here

How Nightingale changed nursing here

On International Nurses Day, what is the legacy of the most famous of them all?

Assistance may be cut short

Assistance may be cut short

Assistance may be cut short

Prime Minister Scott Morrison plans to review COVID-19 assistance payments.

Hurdles to growing old gracefully

Three biggest hurdles to growing old ‘gracefully’

Hurdles to growing old gracefully

Dr Kate Gregorevic is a geriatrician, founder of Elder Health and of Project Three Six ...

Fear of catching COVID-19

Fear of catching COVID-19

Fear of catching COVID-19

Today, Leanne Wells explains the Consumer Health Forum’s mission and tells why fear of catching ...

Weird dreams in lockdown

Weird dreams in lockdown

Weird dreams in lockdown

Extra vivid dreams? It could all be a result of how your body processes stress.

Use it or lose it, say physios

Use it or lose it, say physios

Use it or lose it, say physios

Easy-to-follow exercise advice for older Australians now just a click away.

COVID-19 to hit retirees hardest

older woman stressed about her future

COVID-19 to hit retirees hardest

Life will never be the same, but decisions retirees make now can still help.

Symptoms you should not ignore

Serious symptoms you should not ignore

Symptoms you should not ignore

The warning signs you should never ignore.

Life in a post-pandemic world

Life in a post-pandemic world

Life in a post-pandemic world

Tell us about what you want from life in a post-pandemic world – and win!

PM outlines plan for easing restrictions

PM outlines plan for easing restrictions

PM outlines plan for easing restrictions

National cabinet announces three-step plan for safe economy by July.

Ten questions raised by COVID-19

Ten questions raised by COVID-19

Ten questions raised by COVID-19

Busting lockdown myths and solving the great coronavirus mysteries.

Older Aussies with higher risk of death

older woman wearing a surgical mask

Older Aussies with higher risk of death

Top 10 comorbidities identified by Australian and overseas authorities.

Flu’s startling effect on the heart

Flu’s startling effect on the heart

Flu’s startling effect on the heart

Likelihood of a heart attack after the flu is six times higher: experts.

New virus strain ‘more contagious’

woman with covid-19 test

New virus strain ‘more contagious’

Researchers say a second strain is likely to hamper efforts to develop a vaccine.

Stay calm and keep on baking

baking cupcakes

Stay calm and keep on baking

These healthy tips mean you can have your cake and eat it too in these ...

Sleeping in separate beds

feet in bed with do not disturb written on the soles

Sleeping in separate beds

Sleeping in separate beds can be a game changer. Could it improve your relationship?

Boost your memory with this spice

Easy ways to include more of this memory-boosting spice in your diet

Boost your memory with this spice

Turmeric has been hailed as a wonder spice due to its multiple medical benefits.

One in five mature Aussies in pain

One in five mature Aussies in pain

One in five mature Aussies in pain

More Australians than ever visited their GP for chronic pain in 2015-16.

The problem with ‘together time’

The problem with ‘together time’

The problem with ‘together time’

Self-isolating is causing more than the obvious challenges: psychologist.

How green can lift your mood

How green can lift your mood

How green can lift your mood

While getting into the great outdoors is difficult, here’s how to enjoy nature indoors.

Warning on eye checks

Warning on eye checks

Warning on eye checks

A record number of people are cancelling eye appointments, eye specialists report.

Are you covered for elective surgery?

Are you covered for elective surgery?

Are you covered for elective surgery?

Are all elective surgeries currently available under COVID-19 restrictions?

Supermarket ending elderly hour

Supermarket ending elderly hour

Supermarket ending elderly hour

From this Friday, Coles will stop its hour of shopping for the elderly and vulnerable.

Experts fear ‘second wave’ of virus

Experts fear ‘second wave’ of virus

Experts fear ‘second wave’ of virus

Experts say social distancing, not the onset of winter, will determine COVID rates.

COVID-19 stroke fears

COVID-19 stroke fears

COVID-19 stroke fears

New COVID-19 concerns include the possibility of long-term organ damage to survivors.

Is this why isolation is so tiring?

Is this why isolation is so tiring?

Is this why isolation is so tiring?

All those extra, tiny decisions are taxing our brains and taking a physical toll.

Eating healthy on a budget during COVID-19

Eating healthy on a budget during COVID-19

Eating healthy on a budget during COVID-19

Heart Foundation dietician Sian Armstrong, discusses how heart healthy eating doesn’t have to break the ...

Hundreds of meds in short supply

pharmacist looking for medicines

Hundreds of meds in short supply

The Therapeutic Goods Administration says 572 medications are in short supply.

More restrictions eased

young woman happy to be outdoors

More restrictions eased

We’ve been given top marks for COVID-19 cooperation, but many fail the first test of ...

Things that slow your metabolism

Five things that slow your metabolism

Things that slow your metabolism

Avoid these common lifestyle mistakes that slow your metabolism, impairing weight loss.

Are you still allowed to go boating?

Are you still allowed to go boating during the lockdown?

Are you still allowed to go boating?

What you can and can’t do on the water during the coronavirus lockdown.

Over-65s at risk of another infection

Over-65s at risk of another infection

Over-65s at risk of another infection

Pneumonia vaccinations more important now than ever, say health experts.

Warning on COVID-19 'miracle drug'

Warning on COVID-19 miracle drug

Warning on COVID-19 'miracle drug'

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

Treasure trove of virus ‘cures’

man selling miracle elixir

Treasure trove of virus ‘cures’

A proliferation of dodgy COVID-19 treatments raises biosecurity and spread risk fears.

Dementia – through sufferers’ eyes

Dementia – through sufferers’ eyes

Dementia – through sufferers’ eyes

Amazing film shows the challenges faced by sufferers of this form of dementia.

How the coronavirus spreads

How the coronavirus spreads

How the coronavirus spreads

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

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.

Why do dogs eat grass?

Why do dogs eat grass?

Why do dogs eat grass?

You may have heard all kinds of reasons as to why your dog eats grass.

What are carotenoids?

What are carotenoids?

What are carotenoids?

We’ve all been told to ‘eat the rainbow’, but why?

How to keep your phone sanitised

How to keep your phone sanitised and coronavirus free

How to keep your phone sanitised

Your phone touches everything, and then makes direct contact with your face, so you want ...

Don’t neglect your health: GPs

Don’t neglect your health: GPs

Don’t neglect your health: GPs

A warning for people neglecting health concerns during the pandemic.

'Smart toilet' can do what?

'Smart toilet' can do what?

'Smart toilet' can do what?

There's a new disease-detecting technology in the lab, and its No. 1 source of data ...

Restrictions eased in two states

couple enjoying a picnic during quarantine

Restrictions eased in two states

Queensland and Western Australia the latest states to announce eased restrictions.

Ageing and alcohol

Ageing and alcohol, the inside story

Ageing and alcohol

Not only are older Australians more likely to drink excessively, but they also have a ...

How to control nerve pain

How to control nerve pain

How to control nerve pain

One in 20 Australians are affected by nerve pain. Here’s what you need to know.

Fix hospital waiting lists now

Fix hospital waiting lists now

Fix hospital waiting lists now

Elective surgery's due to restart next week, so now's the time to fix waiting lists ...

Lockdown poses silent health risk

Lockdown poses silent health risk

Lockdown poses silent health risk

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

Natural ways to relieve insomnia

Natural ways to relieve insomnia

Natural ways to relieve insomnia

Experts share their tips on how to get more sleep naturally.

How the PBS works

What is the PBS? And how does it work?

How the PBS works

The PBS began in 1948 providing free medicines for specific conditions.

Vaccine ready for human trials

Vaccine ready for human trials

Vaccine ready for human trials

‘Personally I have a high degree of confidence in this vaccine,’ says study professor.

New support services for you

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New support services for you

A COVID-19 hotline and a service for Australians with respiratory disease are helping to guide ...

Where are the extra flu shots?

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Where are the extra flu shots?

Frustrated Australians across the country say they are being made to wait for weeks for ...

Combining foods and dementia risk

Combining foods and dementia risk

Combining foods and dementia risk

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

When you’ve got to go but can’t

Four ways to ease constipation

When you’ve got to go but can’t

Having trouble going? You’ve got a lot of friends with one in four people worldwide ...

The good news amid the bad

The good news amid the bad

The good news amid the bad

Is it a good news day? Elective surgeries can restart and we’re unlikely to catch ...

Six myths about your gut health

Six myths about your gut that you need to stop believing

Six myths about your gut health

Gut health has never been trendier – but it can still be a confusing topic.

CSIRO to track virus as it evolves

CSIRO to track virus as it evolves

CSIRO to track virus as it evolves

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

Do you have a coronavirus cough?

Do you have a coronavirus cough?

Do you have a coronavirus cough?

Understanding what type of cough you have is important – particularly now.

Five ways to lower blood pressure

Five ways to lower blood pressure

Five ways to lower blood pressure

Some simple lifestyle changes can help to make a big difference.

Initiatives for isolated older Aussies

older woman looking out her window

Initiatives for isolated older Aussies

Aged care providers are prioritising social connection as a way of reducing feelings of separation.

Best diet for heart-health

The best diet for heart-health

Best diet for heart-health

The best diet for your heart health is also said to reverse ageing at a ...

How to sleep next to a snorer

How to sleep next to a snorer

How to sleep next to a snorer

Sleeping next to a loud snorer? Here’s how you might finally get some peace at ...

When did I suddenly get old?

When did I suddenly get old?

When did I suddenly get old?

COVID-19 is particularly dangerous for older people, which makes this baby boomer pause to acknowledge ...

Is Australia’s food supply secure?

Is Australia’s food supply secure?

Is Australia’s food supply secure?

Drought and the coronavirus have raised concerns about Australian food security.

How to handle self-isolation

How to handle self-isolation

How to handle self-isolation

Health with Dr. Kieran Kennedy, who, he's been on our podcast before. He's a particularly ...

Who’ll be hit hardest, who’ll pay?

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Who’ll be hit hardest, who’ll pay?

Spare a thought for those who’ll be hit hardest and those who’ll pay the bill, ...

‘True’ virus spread must be revealed

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‘True’ virus spread must be revealed

Actuary and mathematics expert says his modelling shows there were about 20,000 carriers of COVID-19 ...

Hydration more important as you age

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Hydration more important as you age

Good hydration is crucial for health and happiness in later years.

Dietitian busts wellness myths

Dietitian busts wellness myths

Dietitian busts wellness myths

A dietitian separates fact from fiction and tells why Dr Google can be a dangerous ...

TGA warns on virus ‘cures’

TGA warns on virus ‘cures’

TGA warns on virus ‘cures’

Therapeutic Goods Administration issues warning on fake virus ‘cures’, urges consumers to report the promoters ...

Lockdown hobbies to keep you busy

Lockdown hobbies to keep you busy

Lockdown hobbies to keep you busy

Try these activities to keep your mind challenged while you’re staying in.

Myths and facts about your skin

How well do you know your own skin?

Myths and facts about your skin

We delve deep beneath the surface to learn more about the skin we’re in.

Foods to ease anxiety and stress

Foods to ease anxiety and stress and those you should avoid

Foods to ease anxiety and stress

Many people are feeling anxious and stressed at the moment, but what you eat can ...

Prevent dry skin from handwashing

Prevent dry skin from handwashing

Prevent dry skin from handwashing

Cracked, painful skin can be an unfortunate side-effect of new hygiene measures. Here's how to ...

Sense of smell detects COVID-19

Sense of smell detects COVID-19

Sense of smell detects COVID-19

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

Risks and rewards in surgery delays

elective surgery

Risks and rewards in surgery delays

The coronavirus ban on elective surgeries might show us many people can avoid going under ...

A month ago, when life was … normal

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A month ago, when life was … normal

A lot can change in a few weeks. Steve Perkin reflects on what he was ...

What does the pandemic sound like?

What does the coronavirus pandemic sound like?

What does the pandemic sound like?

Academics record a two-minute report from the field about their city.

Health funds must return what they save

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Health funds must return what they save

Funds must level with their members and return what they save on the shutdown of ...

Why staying active at home is vital

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Why staying active at home is vital

For older people and those with chronic health conditions, staying active at home is extra ...

Chocolate can cure depression

Chocolate can cure depression

Chocolate can cure depression

The research is in, and your guilty pleasure shouldn’t be so guilty.

A masterclass in crisis leadership

A masterclass in crisis leadership

A masterclass in crisis leadership

New Zealand’s prime minister is showing the world’s how it’s done.

Get fit to fight Parkinson’s

Get fit to fight Parkinson’s

Get fit to fight Parkinson’s

Exercise is essential for anyone at risk of Parkinson’s disease – and those already diagnosed.

Infection rate ‘dramatically’ higher

testing rates

Infection rate ‘dramatically’ higher

The true number of infected people may already have reached tens of millions.

Six heart healthy Easter recipes

Six heart healthy Easter recipes

Six heart healthy Easter recipes

Enjoy some ‘eggcellent’ eating over Easter.

Help virus research from home

Help virus research from home

Help virus research from home

Citizen science: How you can contribute to coronavirus research without leaving the house.

The rules if you need a tradie

tradie rules

The rules if you need a tradie

Your toilet is leaking and you need a plumber. We explain what is allowed under ...

Do viruses mutate and jump species?

Do viruses mutate and jump species?

Do viruses mutate and jump species?

How do viruses mutate and jump species? And why are 'spillovers' becoming more common?

Sleep disorder linked to Alzheimer’s

Sleep disorder linked to Alzheimer’s

Sleep disorder linked to Alzheimer’s

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

Signs you are low on vitamin C

Signs you are low on vitamin C

Signs you are low on vitamin C

Your body doesn’t make or store vitamin C, so you have to eat it every ...

Race to identify those most at risk

Race to identify those most at risk

Race to identify those most at risk

Scientists aim to preserve intensive care beds for those at greatest risk as trials of ...

A significant Australian prime minister?

A significant Australian prime minister?

A significant Australian prime minister?

Mr Morrison’s reign could be more significant than it otherwise would have been.

Aussies discover virus-killing drug

Aussies discover virus-killing drug

Aussies discover virus-killing drug

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

How to offer digital support

How to offer vital digital support during the coronavirus crisis

How to offer digital support

Neighbours, friends and work colleagues should offer older people digital support.

COVID-19 ‘home-testing’ kits seized

COVID-19 ‘home-testing’ kits seized

COVID-19 ‘home-testing’ kits seized

Dangerous unauthorised home-testing kits for COVID-19 are being confiscated by the Australian Border Force.

Should you be counting your drinks?

Should you be counting your drinks?

Should you be counting your drinks?

Staying isolated can be tough, here are some tips to help you stay within the ...

How to retrain your brain in a crisis

How to retrain your brain in a crisis

How to retrain your brain in a crisis

If things get overwhelming, it’s important to take care of yourself and your brain.

Chronic illness and COVID-19

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Chronic illness and COVID-19

Anyone of any age with a chronic illness is just as vulnerable as an older ...

Tips for at-home allergy relief

Nine tips for at-home allergy relief

Tips for at-home allergy relief

Everyone who experiences allergies needs to know these nine housecleaning tips.

Daily pandemic life in Italy part two

Daily life in Italy during the coronavirus pandemic

Daily pandemic life in Italy part two

What’s life like in the country hit hardest by COVID-19?

Lockdown to last 90 days

Lockdown to last 90 days

Lockdown to last 90 days

NSW police commissioner says the state’s social distancing laws will end in late June.

Heart healthy isolation cooking tips

Heart healthy isolation cooking tips

Heart healthy isolation cooking tips

Staying home is the perfect opportunity to dust off your cooking skills and eat healthily.

Common COVID-19 questions

Common COVID-19 questions

Common COVID-19 questions

Should you disinfect your shopping? Can COVID-19 live on clothes? Find out.

Staying married through COVID-19

Staying married through COVID-19

Staying married through COVID-19

How to keep your relationship healthy when you are both stuck at home.

Supermarket shortages looming

Supermarket shortages looming

Supermarket shortages looming

Supermarkets struggling to keep up with demand caused by the coronavirus outbreak.

New cancer treatment listed on PBS

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New cancer treatment listed on PBS

Treatment continues the battle to give cancer patients greater peace of mind while extending their ...

Managing the COVID-19 disruption

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Managing the COVID-19 disruption

A short and easy-to-read guide to managing the widespread disruption caused by COVID-19.

Tonic with that sanitiser?

hand sanitiser

Tonic with that sanitiser?

Hard-hit distilleries find a new way to stay in business and keep as many employees ...

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.

Diarrhoea an early COVID-19 sign

Diarrhoea an early COVID-19 sign

Diarrhoea an early COVID-19 sign

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

You can help track COVID-19 spread

You can help track COVID-19 spread

You can help track COVID-19 spread

Researchers are calling on five million Australians to track and beat COVID-19.

How to handle cataracts

Everything you need to know about cataracts

How to handle cataracts

If you’ve noticed the world is becoming a bit foggy, you may be developing cataracts. ...

Pharmacists’ powers updated

pharmacy

Pharmacists’ powers updated

Pharmacists have been given new and extended powers to assist in the safe provision of ...

Kaye reflects on COVID-19

Kaye reflects on COVID-19

Kaye reflects on COVID-19

You don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone …

Rapid COVID-19 testing on the way

Rapid COVID-19 testing on the way

Rapid COVID-19 testing on the way

New testing kits that deliver results in 15 minutes will be available in Australia soon.

COVID-19 lasts longer than thought

COVID-19 lasts longer than thought

COVID-19 lasts longer than thought

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

Make social distancing more social

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Make social distancing more social

Social distancing doesn’t have to be anti-social.

Health insurers to the rescue

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Health insurers to the rescue

Health funds now cover all COVID-19 related claims, among other helpful measures.

Will you be fined for leaving home?

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Will you be fined for leaving home?

How is your state or territory enforcing lockdown laws?

Routine to help prevent stroke

Routine to help prevent stroke

Routine to help prevent stroke

New evidence helps us to understand the link between cardiovascular health and gum disease.

Over-70s told to stay at home

Prime Minister Scott Morrison's coronavirus speech 29 March 2020

Over-70s told to stay at home

Parks and playgrounds closed; gatherings of more than two people effectively outlawed.

Daily pandemic life in Italy part one

Daily life in Italy during the coronavirus pandemic

Daily pandemic life in Italy part one

What’s life like in the country hit hardest by COVID-19?

Hotels doing their part for COVID-19

How hotels are doing their bit to help with coronavirus recovery

Hotels doing their part for COVID-19

Hotels hope to help ease the burden on our struggling health system.

Public transport shutdown possible

Pandemic peak hour at Flinders Street Station, Melbourne

Public transport shutdown possible

How would a public transport shutdown affect you?

Silver lining for retirees?

older couple working on a laptop together

Silver lining for retirees?

Enforced isolation could lead to promising social and technological advancements for older people.

Drones to detect virus symptoms

pandemic drone hovering above a crowd

Drones to detect virus symptoms

Drone could monitor temperature, heart and respiratory rates, and sneezing and coughing in crowds.

Load up on sleep, not toilet paper

power of sleep

Load up on sleep, not toilet paper

University sleep and fatigue researcher tells why prioritising sleep will help protect us from COVID-19.

Woolworths to cut opening hours

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Woolworths to cut opening hours

‘We accept that this is no longer business as usual,’ says Woolworths.

How to cook more with less

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How to cook more with less

Having fewer ingredients will force some Australians to get more creative with their cooking.

Centrelink under siege

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Centrelink under siege

Centrelink changes proof of identity rules and extends call centre hours to cope with demand.

What does your synovial fluid do?

Should you know more about your synovial fluid?

What does your synovial fluid do?

Want to know why your joints are sore? Your synovial fluid may provide the answers.

How to correctly self-isolate

man wearing a mask in self isolation looking out the window

How to correctly self-isolate

There is no better time to become acquainted with exactly what self-isolation and social distancing ...

Update your medicines list now

Update your medicines list now

Update your medicines list now

If you take one or more regular medicines, now is the time to make sure ...

Australians wake to strict new laws

family bbq

Australians wake to strict new laws

Strict new rules announced, but even harsher measures on the cards.

Are sugar substitutes safe?

Are sugar substitutes safe?

Are sugar substitutes safe?

Sweeteners have become increasingly popular, but what are they doing to your body?

Best way to not catch coronavirus

man touching his chin

Best way to not catch coronavirus

It’s harder than you think but if ever there was a time to not touch ...

How the new rules will affect you

worried middle aged woman holding her glasses

How the new rules will affect you

Can you walk or visit with a friend? How does social distancing work?

Supermarkets to work together

Supermarkets to work together

Supermarkets to work together

Supermarket operators can coordinate with each other during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Promising drugs enter trial stage

drug trials

Promising drugs enter trial stage

The race to produce an effective treatment for COVID-19 pneumonia is heating up, with four ...

Why so many Aussies are burnt out

Why so many Aussies are burnt out

Why so many Aussies are burnt out

The health conditions that are hurting too many Australians.

‘Keep taking blood pressure meds’

‘Keep taking blood pressure meds’

‘Keep taking blood pressure meds’

The Heart Foundation is urging Australians not to stop taking their medication.

Hackers shut down MyGov

Hackers shut down MyGov

Hackers shut down MyGov

Huge queues have formed at Centrelink offices around Australia after the MyGov website crashed due ...

Things to do when stuck at home

woman exercising at home

Things to do when stuck at home

Retirees are usually an active bunch, so what are you going to do with all ...

Warning on COVID-19 scams

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Warning on COVID-19 scams

Australians should be aware scammers are adapting existing technology to play on people’s fears around ...

How to fight off the coronavirus

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How to fight off the coronavirus

The best weapon we have against the coronavirus is inside us.

Stimulus 2.0: What’s in it for you?

prime minister scott morrison addresses the press

Stimulus 2.0: What’s in it for you?

Shutdown of venues and travel, access to super and deeming rate cuts part of new ...

Government going after hoarders

Government going after hoarders

Government going after hoarders

‘It won’t be a pretty experience when we deal with them,’ says Peter Dutton.

Kidney stones explained

Kidney stones explained

Kidney stones explained

One in 10 men and one in 35 women will develop kidney stones at some ...

Max drills into dental tourism

Max Williams does dental tourism in Bali

Max drills into dental tourism

Why pay a fortune for dental work in Australia when you can get it done ...

PM announces new measures

PM announces new measures

PM announces new measures

Drastic social distancing measures, aged care funding and protection for tenants features of the PM’s ...

Be wary of what you see on social media

Be wary of what you see on social media

Be wary of what you see on social media

Australian College of General Practitioners president Harry Nespolon talks all things COVID-19.

Telehealth explained

Telehealth explained

Telehealth explained

Here's what you need to know about the new telehealth option

Australia closes its borders

Australia closes its borders

Australia closes its borders

Closing the borders should prevent the influx of more coronavirus sufferers.

Drugs limit; fears for aged

Drugs limit; fears for aged

Drugs limit; fears for aged

The government limits sales of painkillers as moves to protect the elderly are labelled ‘lazy, ...

Government’s next stimulus package

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Government’s next stimulus package

When will the government present the next coronavirus stimulus package?

A bigger problem than COVID-19?

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A bigger problem than COVID-19?

Psychotherapist Noel McDermott tells how to manage the anxiety created by the coronavirus pandemic and ...

Coronavirus video: Good hygiene

good hygiene

Coronavirus video: Good hygiene

We can all help to stop the spread of the coronavirus. This video details good ...

How to lift surgery success rates

The secret to lifting surgery success rates

How to lift surgery success rates

You have a date for your operation and have been fully briefed on what to ...

PM’s historic coronavirus address

prime minister scott morrison addresses the nation about coronavirus

PM’s historic coronavirus address

All reported COVID-19 cases in Australia directly linked to overseas travel, so PM announces world ...

Stay away from pharmacies

sick man at a pharmacy

Stay away from pharmacies

Pharmacists are urging sick patients to keep their pharmacy staff safe.

Coronavirus video: Know your risk

Coronavirus video: Know your risk

Coronavirus video: Know your risk

How to know your risk of contracting or passing on the coronavirus, and how to ...

Want to stay young? Avoid this drink

Drinking low-fat milk is associated with ageing less

Want to stay young? Avoid this drink

Drinking low-fat milk significantly associated with ageing less in adults.

Experts urge planning not panic

Experts urge planning not panic

Experts urge planning not panic

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

Coronavirus video: Stop the spread

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Coronavirus video: Stop the spread

Practical tips for stopping the spread of germs.

Coping with coronavirus stress

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Coping with coronavirus stress

Some people may be more susceptible to coronavirus than others, but none of us are ...

Can pollution make you gain weight?

Can pollution make you gain weight?

Can pollution make you gain weight?

New study shows poor air quality alters human gut bacteria and can contribute to weight ...

Does COVID advice ignore seniors?

Does COVID advice ignore seniors?

Does COVID advice ignore seniors?

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

Who will the stimulus package help?

Who will the stimulus package help?

Who will the stimulus package help?

One in four Australians will get a $750 coronavirus cash handout. Will you qualify?

Coronavirus video: Stay informed

Coronavirus video: Stay informed

Coronavirus video: Stay informed

How to stay informed about the coronavirus changes as they develop.

Preparing for coronavirus lockdown

Preparing for coronavirus lockdown

Preparing for coronavirus lockdown

Many in isolation experience a sense of ‘cabin fever’ – feeling dissatisfied, restless, irritable and ...

Diet to prevent dementia

These foods are fit for preventing dementia

Diet to prevent dementia

These dietary factors have been linked to reduced dementia risk.

How to wash your hands

How to wash your hands

How to wash your hands

Think you know how to wash your hands? Well, 97 per cent of us don’t. ...

Explained: Coronavirus

Explained: Coronavirus

Explained: Coronavirus

The Australian Academy of Science has just now published a new fact-checked video explainer on ...

Barriers to accessing healthcare

Barriers to accessing healthcare

Barriers to accessing healthcare

Nearly a quarter of Australians do not see a doctor when they feel they need ...

Is that medication right for you?

Are you taking the right medication?

Is that medication right for you?

Antibiotics can be lifesavers, but are you sure you have been prescribed the ones that ...

Why do you have health insurance?

Why do you have health insurance?

Why do you have health insurance?

What you want – and need – from a health insurer.

Should you get the flu shot early?

flu jab

Should you get the flu shot early?

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

The shots you need to have

The shots you need to have as you age

The shots you need to have

Are you having all the recommended vaccinations for your age?

Hardest diseases to diagnose

The hardest diseases to diagnose

Hardest diseases to diagnose

Some serious and common conditions have no definitive tests, making diagnosis a difficult process.

Find out if you’re a ‘risky drinker’

Find out if you’re a ‘risky drinker’

Find out if you’re a ‘risky drinker’

If you're ageing and on medication, it might be time to re-assess your alcohol intake.

Breakthrough for the sleepless?

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Breakthrough for the sleepless?

If you thought dietary fibre was just for digestive health, then think again.

Hearing loss explained

Hearing loss explained

Hearing loss explained

Audiologist Nick Taylor explains what you should know about hearing loss and hearing aids.

Why men die younger

Why men die younger

Why men die younger

According to popular theory, men live shorter lives because they take bigger risks.

Why are people stockpiling toilet paper?

toilet paper

Why are people stockpiling toilet paper?

As the coronavirus continues to spread around the world, communities are responding to the treat ...

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.

How to boost low testosterone

Doctor holding testosterone sign with stethescope

How to boost low testosterone

Discover the symptoms of low testosterone and natural ways to boost it.

Discovering Alzheimer’s earlier

Discovering Alzheimer’s earlier

Discovering Alzheimer’s earlier

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

Alarm over health fund exclusions

Alarm over health fund exclusions

Alarm over health fund exclusions

The majority of hospital treatment policies held by Australians now contain exclusions.

Myths about sunscreen

Busting sun and skin health myths

Myths about sunscreen

A study has revealed that Aussies could not distinguish fact from fiction when it comes ...

Is eating in moderation a mistake?

The definition of ‘eating in moderation’ varies person to person

Is eating in moderation a mistake?

A study suggests that ‘eating in moderation’ may not work as a dietary guideline.

Medicine risk for older Australians

Medicine risk for older Australians

Medicine risk for older Australians

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia believes our most vulnerable are being put at risk.

What your sleep position says about you

What your sleep position says about you

What your sleep position says about you

Sleep researchers claim they can tell a lot about us from the sleep position we ...

Is ED a certainty?

Is erectile dysfunction an inevitable part of ageing?

Is ED a certainty?

Does ageing make it inevitable? Are there ways that you can avoid the dreaded droop?

Are mammograms still effective?

Are mammograms still effective?

Are mammograms still effective?

Researchers have found that women over 75 do not benefit from regular mammograms.

The five stages of grief

The five stages of grief are different for everyone

The five stages of grief

Understanding the normal trajectory of grief can help us work through the stages knowing there ...

Happy wife, happy life

Happy wife, happy life

Happy wife, happy life

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

More Medicare-funded dental

woman receiving dental work

More Medicare-funded dental

Senator seeks to tackle ‘shocking rates of preventable oral health disease and hospital admissions’.

Five benefits of sweet potato

Five benefits of sweet potato

Five benefits of sweet potato

Roasted, boiled, mashed or sliced into chips, sweet potatoes are a versatile and tasty food. ...

50 new anti-cancer drugs found

cancer killer

50 new anti-cancer drugs found

A first-of-its-kind study reaps a huge haul of cancer killing compounds already found in many ...

Health premiums should decline

Health premiums should decline

Health premiums should decline

Health insurers are paying considerably less for medical equipment, so why are prices rising?

How long does coronavirus live?

How long does coronavirus live?

How long does coronavirus live?

Mystery surrounds killer virus, but there’s one thing spreading faster than the virus itself.

12 foods to get you in the mood

Picture of a woman eating a cherry foods to get you in the mood

12 foods to get you in the mood

Food can play an essential role in creating the right mood – in more ways ...

Could this drink cure walking pain?

Could this drink cure walking pain?

Could this drink cure walking pain?

Cocoa may improve walking performance for patients with peripheral artery disease.

Inflammation linked to brain fog

Link between inflammation and mental sluggishness

Inflammation linked to brain fog

Scientists may have discovered the cause of your brain fog.

Can scientists reverse ageing?

Can scientists reverse ageing?

Can scientists reverse ageing?

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

Lower your risk of osteoarthritis

Ways that you can lower your risk of osteoarthritis

Lower your risk of osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is a common condition that affects joints of the body.

A new remedy for health problems

A new remedy for health problems

A new remedy for health problems

Australia should use social prescribing to counter rising chronic health problems.

Diet change could save eyesight

This diet change could save your eyesight

Diet change could save eyesight

This incurable eye condition, that can put an end to driving and daily activities, may ...

The best exercise for your brain

tying up shoes before a quick run in the country

The best exercise for your brain

Scientists find that ‘changing it up’ is the type of training that is ideal for ...

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.

Another disease with no simple fix

Another inherited condition joins the list

Another disease with no simple fix

It seemed as if everything could be fixed when we were kids, but with age ...

This diet lowers heart disease risk

This diet lowers heart disease risk

This diet lowers heart disease risk

A plant-based diet may be the key to lowering the risk of developing heart disease.

Preserve memory by clearing stress

Preserve memory by clearing stress

Preserve memory by clearing stress

A study in the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry has found that anxiety disorder is ...

Deadly bugs in your make-up kit

The deadly bugs lurking in your make-up kit

Deadly bugs in your make-up kit

The majority of in-use make-up products are contaminated with potentially life-threatening superbugs.

What your nails say about you

Your nails can indicate more serious health issues

What your nails say about you

Knowing the warning signs displayed by your nails could save your life.

Cancers left better undiscovered

Cancers better left undiscovered

Cancers left better undiscovered

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

Device cuts risks for common surgery

clogged arteries

Device cuts risks for common surgery

A new device is being developed to reduce the risk of complications following a common ...

New therapy for osteoarthritis

New therapy for osteoarthritis

New therapy for osteoarthritis

Scientists have found a drug that can interrupt the body’s response to injury.

Experts’ verdicts on DNA testing

Should you get your DNA tested? Experts have their say

Experts’ verdicts on DNA testing

With the advent of online DNA testing and advancements in genetic screening, we’re able to ...

Flying? How to avoid coronavirus

doctor holding a vial of coronavirus

Flying? How to avoid coronavirus

Simple tips on airplane travel in light of the deadly coronavirus outbreak.

How parasites make us sick

How do parasites make us sick?

How parasites make us sick

By definition, a parasite is harmful to its host, so it’s no surprise we cringe ...

Drugs, drink affecting more seniors

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Drugs, drink affecting more seniors

Older Australians are smoking more and using illicit drugs more frequently, according to new research. ...

Aussies foot tourists’ medical bills

Aussies footing the bill for unpaid medical costs left by foreign visitors

Aussies foot tourists’ medical bills

Aussies left covering the doctor’s bill for errant tourists.

Savvy solutions for single cooks

Savvy solutions for single cooks

Savvy solutions for single cooks

No more waste or multiple repeats of the same meal.

What’s really in your fast food

What’s really in these seven fast foods

What’s really in your fast food

Few of us are naive enough to believe that fast foods are doing us any ...

Three resolutions for a new decade

Three resolutions for a new decade

Three resolutions for a new decade

A few simple changes could improve your quality of life in retirement.

New virus has authorities on alert

airport security

New virus has authorities on alert

Australia to screen passengers on flights from China in a bid to detect the SARS-like ...

Reflux drugs linked to memory loss

Reflux drugs linked to memory loss

Reflux drugs linked to memory loss

New research reveals that acid reflux drugs may impair memory and concentration.

A better shot at staying independent

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A better shot at staying independent

PAT helps over-60s detect minor health issues before they evolve into something worse.

‘Revolutionary’ pain treatment

‘Revolutionary’ pain treatment

‘Revolutionary’ pain treatment

A new class of preventative drugs is offering life-changing treatment for migraine sufferers.

How healthy are your bones?

What you need to know about bone health

How healthy are your bones?

When was the last time you checked on the health of your bones? Here’s why ...

GPs told to report elder abuse

elder abuse

GPs told to report elder abuse

Australian GPs have officially recognised their responsibility to report elder abuse, citing several reasons – ...

Why seniors are lonely in a crowd

Why seniors are lonely in a crowd

Why seniors are lonely in a crowd

Loneliness rivals smoking and obesity in its impact on shortening longevity.

The future for dementia care?

dementia care

The future for dementia care?

Families are sending their relatives with dementia to Thailand for treatment and care.

Do you suffer from cyberchondria?

Do you suffer from cyberchondria? Here’s how to fix it

Do you suffer from cyberchondria?

If Dr Google is making you sick with worry, there is help available.

How to cut health premiums

How to cut health premiums

How to cut health premiums

Private hospitals believe curbing claims on private health insurance for treatment in public hospitals is ...

Why you'd better start walking

woman lacing up her sneakers

Why you'd better start walking

This simple exercise is better for you than you may think.

Hiccups explained

Hiccups explained

Hiccups explained

Hiccups, we all get them, but few of us understand them.

Flu shot can help fight cancer

flu shot

Flu shot can help fight cancer

Scientists find that the flu shot can do more than just protect you against the ...

Reduce your chance of developing arthritis

How to reduce your chance of developing arthritis

Reduce your chance of developing arthritis

While there is no known cure for arthritis, there are steps you can take to ...

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.

Researchers reverse ageing hearts

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Researchers reverse ageing hearts

Researchers able to restore a five-to-six-week-old fly’s heart function to that of a fly between ...

Air pollution can worsen bone health

Air pollution can worsen bone health

Air pollution can worsen bone health

As smoke from bushfires shrouds our cities, scientists have made a worrying discovery.

Alzheimer’s ‘vaccine’ to be tested

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Alzheimer’s ‘vaccine’ to be tested

A dementia ‘vaccine’ is about to be tested in a series of human trials in ...

Embarrassing health check

Foolproof tips on making it through an embarrassing health check

Embarrassing health check

How to avoid the anguish as you prepare for crucial health checks.

Rise and rise of the sexy senior

Sex, desire and pleasure in later life

Rise and rise of the sexy senior

It’s healthy to talk about sex – in all its forms – no matter what ...

Parkinson’s: early warning signs

Early warning signs of Parkinson’s disease

Parkinson’s: early warning signs

It can be difficult to tell if you have Parkinson’s. Here are the symptoms.

How to beat the post-holiday blues

Mature woman looking out of the window with book

How to beat the post-holiday blues

Coming home from holiday doesn’t have to be a downer.

The best of Jason Lee

The best of physiotherapist Jason Lee

The best of Jason Lee

This year Jason Lee, our pro physiotherapist, has walked us through strength training, DVT, backache, ...

What your brain wants you to know

Five things your brain wants you to know

What your brain wants you to know

Retired author Bruce Manners says the research is loud and clear when it comes to ...

Five easy lifestyle changes

Five easy lifestyle changes

Five easy lifestyle changes

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

Activity helping dementia sufferers

How art can help people with dementia

Activity helping dementia sufferers

People with dementia have shown they can flourish in ways that they, their caregivers and ...

How to avoid gastro this summer

Health Check: how to avoid food poisoning at summer picnics

How to avoid gastro this summer

Every Australian experiences food poisoning about once every five years, the experts say. Here’s how ...

Plastic is slowly killing you

Study reveals BPA levels in humans are severely underestimated

Plastic is slowly killing you

You probably have 44 times more of this harmful chemical in your system than first ...

Wellbeing boost in pet agenda

Pet-friendly aged care ticks both economic and health boxes

Wellbeing boost in pet agenda

A growing demand for pet-friendly aged care is backed by scientific evidence about the health ...

The power of positive change

The power of positive change – creating new habits

The power of positive change

Finding it difficult to break a habit and affect positive change? Here’s how to do ...

How to use your brain to stress less

How meditation affects the brain to help you stress less

How to use your brain to stress less

Different types of meditation can decrease our stress levels to varying degrees.

Diet linked to mental health

Diet linked to mental health

Diet linked to mental health

The Mediterranean diet may be the key to tackling mental health problems.

Does dairy raise your cancer risk?

Does eating dairy foods increase your risk of prostate cancer?

Does dairy raise your cancer risk?

Recent headlines have warned that a diet high in dairy foods may increase men’s risk ...

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 ...

Don’t set and forget your meds

Why you must review your medicines regularly

Don’t set and forget your meds

Doctor warns that it’s critical to review any medicines regularly to see if changes are ...

When you’ll find meaning in life

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When you’ll find meaning in life

The good news is that there’s a sweet spot when meaning in life generally peaks, ...

How to cure a hangover

How to … cure a hangover

How to cure a hangover

The festive season heralds a time for joy, cheer and hangovers.

These health foods have a dark side

These health foods have a dark side

These health foods have a dark side

When we eat ‘healthy’ food we like to think that we’re doing something good for ...

Top points for hearing health checks

Qantas points for Australians who get their hearing checked

Top points for hearing health checks

Australians who get their hearing checked rewarded with Qantas points

'Recycling' the secret to a long life

'Recycling' the secret to a long life

'Recycling' the secret to a long life

Lifespan can be extended by enhancing the process cells use to recycle cell components.

Long wait times for elective surgery

Long wait times for elective surgery

Long wait times for elective surgery

More Australians are undergoing elective surgery and receiving emergency department care.

What you knee-d to know

What you need to know before that joint replacement

What you knee-d to know

Steve Perkin takes you along for the ride on his joint replacement journey.

Is your skin rash life-threatening?

Is your skin rash life-threatening?

Is your skin rash life-threatening?

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

Heart failure likely for 8 in 10

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Heart failure likely for 8 in 10

Most of the one million taking the test walked away with shocking results.

Why are you thirsty?

Why are you thirsty?

Why are you thirsty?

It’s normal to feel thirsty after doing exercise when you first wake up in the ...

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

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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

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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?

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.

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.

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.