health

heart attack

It's time characters on TV reflected not only women's experience of heart disease but those of men from diverse backgrounds if we want to prevent more people dying from heart disease.

wheelchair user and guide dog

The government now has a dedicated NDIS minister. Here are the four key areas of the scheme that need attention.

glucose monitoring patch for diabetes

A small patch allows people with diabetes to measure their blood glucose levels easily. But this technology isn't currently subsidised, so many everyday Australians who could benefit are missing out.

How do people get cancer?

What is cancer – the deadly disease that affects the lives of millions of people around the world each year? And… why do some people get it, and others not? 

female gym

When you think of steroid users, it's likely you picture a male in the gym with huge muscles. But all sorts of people use steroids for all sorts of reasons.

Woman experiencing motion sickness

Motion sickness can make you feel pretty wretched. But there are a few things you can do to try and prevent it, or to treat it once it takes hold.

hospitals

When you enter a public hospital, you are likely to be asked if you have private health insurance, and if you want to use it. This is what you need to consider.

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Although people can reduce their chance of getting cancer by making healthy lifestyle choices, unfortunately it is not possible to completely prevent it... and scientists are still not entirely sure why.

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The participants who chose more organically grown foods over 4.5 years had slightly lower rates of cancer. But it doesn't necessarily mean one thing caused the other.

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With so many different types out there, it's hard to know what sleep medications are safe to use. Here's a guide.

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