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Health

It’s time to bury these health myths

Eggs are bad for you and carrots improve your eyesight. True or false? We name and shame some common health beliefs.

Health & Ageing

Five great myths of ageing

Have older adults given up on hopes, dreams and sex? Not so, says a recent book with research that busts these stupid five myths on ageing.

Health & Ageing

Make healthy eating simple

Eating more healthily doesn’t have to be difficult. Just making a few small changes here and there can make a big difference. Here are some painless (and delicious) ways to get started. n

Diseases

Busting prostate cancer myths

There’s a lot of confusion about prostate cancer. To help you learn more, here are three common myths and their scientifically-based rebuttals, courtesy of Science Daily and the US-based Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

The truth about organ donation

New research released last week by the Organ and Tissue Authority has found that 81 per cent of Australians 65 years and older are willing to become organ and tissue donors, but 37 per cent assume they are too old to donate.

Hearing

The myths that persist

Despite dramatic improvements in the quality of hearing aids, they continue to be the subject of myths and misunderstanding.

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