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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.

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.

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.

‘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 ...

Prostate cancer linked to dementia

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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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

Simple test can detect gut problems

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Simple test can detect gut problems

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

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.

Do these things cause cancer?

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Do these things cause cancer?

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

Exercise may improve cognition

Exercise may improve cognition

Exercise may improve cognition

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

Study unlocks dementia trigger

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Study unlocks dementia trigger

Scientists label dementia finding as ‘potentially groundbreaking’.

Movement can prevent dementia

Prevent dementia with higher levels of daily movement

Movement can prevent dementia

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

How to predict your risk of disease

The simple tests that can predict your risk of disease

How to predict your risk of disease

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

Old wives’ tales that are actually true

Old wives’ tales that are actually true

Old wives’ tales that are actually true

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

Four key risk factors for dementia

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Four key risk factors for dementia

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

Warning signs of kidney disease

Warning signs of kidney disease

Warning signs of kidney disease

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

How to get rid of heartburn

How to get rid of heartburn

How to get rid of heartburn

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

Common drugs linked to lung woes

Common drugs linked to lung woes

Common drugs linked to lung woes

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

What is a silent stroke?

What is a silent stroke?

What is a silent stroke?

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

What to do if you have sinusitis

What to do if you have sinusitis

What to do if you have sinusitis

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

Role for aspirin in cancer treatment

Role for aspirin in cancer treatment

Role for aspirin in cancer treatment

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

Signs you may have blood clots

Signs you may have blood clots

Signs you may have blood clots

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

Best ways to remove earwax

Best ways to remove earwax

Best ways to remove earwax

How to clean your ears without harming them.

Warning on danger month for flu

Warning on danger month for flu as winter hits halfway mark

Warning on danger month for flu

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

What you don’t know about diabetes

What you don’t know about diabetes

What you don’t know about diabetes

How much do you really know about diabetes?

New dementia trigger revealed

Common sleep disorder linked to dementia

New dementia trigger revealed

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

GPs issue health check warning

GPs issue health check warning

GPs issue health check warning

Australian GPs have issued a warning on free health checks.

Key dementia treatment won’t work

Key dementia treatment doesn’t work, startling study finds

Key dementia treatment won’t work

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

How to avoid common injuries

How to avoid common injuries

How to avoid common injuries

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

Deadly smoke detectors

Is this the most dangerous common household item?

Deadly smoke detectors

The victim of one in three fire-related deaths is aged over 65. But what is ...

End of joint pain a few steps away

End of joint pain a few steps away

End of joint pain a few steps away

Avoid these 11 bad habits that weaken your joints.

The pill that can spot gut problems

The pill that can spot gut problems

The pill that can spot gut problems

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

Tips to preserve your eyesight

Follow these tips to preserve your eyesight

Tips to preserve your eyesight

Macular degeneration causes half of all cases of legal blindness.

Jet lag remedy most likely to work

The remedy for jet lag 'most likely to work'

Jet lag remedy most likely to work

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

Easily overlooked cancer symptoms

Easily overlooked cancer symptoms

Easily overlooked cancer symptoms

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

How to tell if you have bad breath

How to tell if you have bad breath

How to tell if you have bad breath

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

What is 'Parkinsonism'?

Parkinsonism: the disease worse than Parkinson's

What is 'Parkinsonism'?

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

One in two people to skip flu shot

One in two people to skip flu shot

One in two people to skip flu shot

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

Eating fish reduces risk of MS

Eating fish reduces risk of MS

Eating fish reduces risk of MS

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

How general anaesthetic works

How general anaesthetic works

How general anaesthetic works

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

Choosing the right hearing aid

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

Choosing the right hearing aid

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

Government spends $31m to fight flu

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

Government spends $31m to fight flu

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

Travel taboos to make you sick

Travel taboos to make you sick

Travel taboos to make you sick

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

New blood test for Alzheimer’s

Simple and cheap blood test identifies dementia early

New blood test for Alzheimer’s

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

How to manage a pain in the neck

How to manage a pain in the neck

How to manage a pain in the neck

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

Frailty warning for seniors

Frailty warning for seniors

Frailty warning for seniors

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

The germiest place at the beach

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

The germiest place at the beach

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

Study: cancer death is avoidable

Almost 40 per cent of Australian cancer deaths are potentially avoidable

Study: cancer death is avoidable

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

A cup of tea could save your sight

Drinking hot tea could save your sight

A cup of tea could save your sight

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

What is ‘prehabilitation’?

Prehabilitation

What is ‘prehabilitation’?

Prehabilitiation is a process that can help to ensure your recovery time after surgery

Home is where the heart disease is

Home is where the heart disease is

Home is where the heart disease is

People who live in regional areas 90 per cent more likely to die from heart ...

How to detect sleep apnoea

sleep aponea

How to detect sleep apnoea

Sleep apnoea can dramatically increase your risk of heart disease.

The air vent anti-sickness trick

The air vent trick that will prevent you becoming sick

The air vent anti-sickness trick

How to use your air vent to prevent you from becoming sick on your next ...

Obesity leads to breast cancer

New study reveals that obesity leads to breast cancer

Obesity leads to breast cancer

Researchers are one step closer to knowing how obesity is linked to breast cancer.

Can this fruit prevent heart attacks?

Can this fruit prevent heart attacks?

Can this fruit prevent heart attacks?

Eating one of these two fruits per day can decrease the risk of heart attack ...

What your pee says about you

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What your pee says about you

There’s a lot you can tell about your health simply by checking the colour of ...

Six tips to beat motion sickness

motion sick

Six tips to beat motion sickness

Do you become queasy on a flight? Here are six tips to prevent motion sickness.

Common cleaner could kill you

Common household cleaner linked to lung cancer

Common cleaner could kill you

Regular cleaning with this common household cleaner could cause a fatal lung disease.

Foods that are bad for your brain

burger brain

Foods that are bad for your brain

Your brain will thank you for steering clear of these five foods.

Scientists flash for Alzheimer’s cure

Scientists flash for Alzheimer’s cure

Scientists flash for Alzheimer’s cure

Preventing the onset of Alzheimer’s could be as simple as switching on a light.

How to prevent a stroke

blood pressure test

How to prevent a stroke

Understanding the risk factors and some minor lifestyle changes could help prevent a new or ...

New tool spots Parkinson’s early

New tool spots Parkinson’s early

New tool spots Parkinson’s early

A tool that can diagnose Parkinson’s disease even when there are no physical symptoms.

Getting to know your breasts

breasts

Getting to know your breasts

Our friends at Jean Hailes discuss how breasts change with age.

New wonder drug could kill cancer

Canakinumab

New wonder drug could kill cancer

A new wonder drug is being hailed as the new dawn in heart treatment.

Australia not ready for flu outbreak

Australia not ready for flu outbreak

Australia not ready for flu outbreak

A record-breaking 105,000 flu cases have been confirmed nationally.

Four cups a day to keep death away

happy older couple drinking coffee

Four cups a day to keep death away

Preventing an early death could be as simple as drinking four cups of coffee a ...

How to lower your risk of dementia

prevent dementia

How to lower your risk of dementia

Dementia risk factors can be managed with lifestyle changes or medical treatments.

The secret to cleaning your teeth

cleaning teeth

The secret to cleaning your teeth

Cleaning your teeth the right way could save your life.

CSIRO can now detect cancer early

CSIRO can now detect cancer early

CSIRO can now detect cancer early

With the use of scans and a clever algorithm, the CSIRO can now detect cancer ...

Drinking lowers diabetes risk

Drinking lowers diabetes risk

Drinking lowers diabetes risk

To drink or not to drink. That is the question. The answer seems to change ...

Research identifies your cancer risk

Research identifies your cancer risk

Research identifies your cancer risk

A new study of 10,000 women has accurately identified the cancer chance for women.

Steer clear of the dreaded lurgies

Man With Cold

Steer clear of the dreaded lurgies

These simple health tips will help you to steer clear of the dreaded lurgies.

Ovarian cancer: early warning signs

Ovarian cancer symptoms

Ovarian cancer: early warning signs

Scientists have identified 12 new genetic drivers that can signal ovarian cancer.

Diet drinks may increase stroke risk

Diet drinks may increase stroke risk

Diet drinks may increase stroke risk

Drinking at least one diet soft drink per day may increase your risk of stroke ...

Curve Lurve breast awareness app

Curve Lurve app helps women to become aware of breast cancer earlier

Curve Lurve breast awareness app

A breast health awareness app designed to help women ‘take care of their pair’.

Ovarian cancer explained

Ovarian cancer awareness month blue ribbon

Ovarian cancer explained

February is ‘Ovarian Awareness Month’, organised by Ovarian Cancer Australia.

Reduce your risk of stroke

Blackboard with word stroke and stethoscope

Reduce your risk of stroke

Described as a ‘brain attack’, a stroke can happen to anyone at any time.

Should I use ice or heat?

Should I use ice or heat?

Should I use ice or heat?

Read this before you reach for an ice or heat pack next time you’re injured ...

When to worry about a lump

Female doctor listening to patient talk about lumps and bumps

When to worry about a lump

When should you worry about your lumps?

Do you have lung cancer?

Close up of hand touching lungs sign

Do you have lung cancer?

We share the causes and symptoms of Australia’s highest killing cancer.

How to treat an injury at home

Woman with sprained ankle reading on the sofa

How to treat an injury at home

What’s the correct way to treat common injuries?

How to heal foot pain

Close up of woman sitting with bare feet

How to heal foot pain

We look at some common foot ailments and how to fix them.

Early signs of heart trouble

Man clutches his chest experiencing heart pain

Early signs of heart trouble

Early signs and strange symptoms that may potentially indicate heart disease.

Seven tips for healthy, happy feet

Womans bare feet on wet sand with running shoes

Seven tips for healthy, happy feet

This simple advice will help you keep your feet healthy and happy.

Health checks: when to have them

young nurse giving an older man a health check

Health checks: when to have them

A list of common health checks and how often you need them.

Can green tea prevent a cold?

Can green tea prevent a cold?

Can green tea prevent a cold?

If you are prone to winter coughs and colds, this will come as good news.

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