The best things we’ve learnt about health in 2019

22 December, 2019 . by Sarah Fennell

We’ve become a little wiser about our health this year, as science has found new ways to help us live longer and better.

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Is vaping safe? What to know about e-cigarettes

23 November, 2019 . by Sarah Fennell

It’s been touted as a way to help smokers kick the habit, but vaping has also been linked to deaths and lung disease. So is it worth the risk?

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Why paracetamol in pregnancy is cause for caution, not alarm

14 November, 2019 . by Michelle Rose

While some studies have raised concern about paracetamol use during pregnancy, current advice is the popular pain relief does not need to be entirely ruled out.

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‘I felt like Frankenstein’: What it’s like to wait for an organ donation

30 July, 2019 . by Sarah Fennell

Clare Duggan was spending hours a day on dialysis and giving up on life when she received a precious gift from a stranger.

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Six things you’d never dream about ear wax

20 July, 2019 . by Sarah Fennell

You might find it gross, but turns out that ear wax – the sticky yellow ooze that protects our ear canal – can tell us a lot about ourselves.

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Why is being sober so taboo?

1 July, 2019 . by Sarah Fennell

When did saying no to alcohol become such a big deal? We ask the experts to weigh in.

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‘Our sons are alive thanks to blood donors’

14 June, 2019 . by Michelle Rose

A single blood donation can save up to three lives – so why aren’t more of us doing it? 

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What you need to know about the flu vaccine in 2019

30 April, 2019 . by Sarah Fennell

After one of the worst summer flu season in years, Australians are being warned not to be complacent about vaccinations and hygiene as we head into autumn and winter.

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Are you at risk? Measles spike prompts immunisation warnings

24 April, 2019 . by Sarah Fennell

With the number of measles cases in Australia surging, we’re being urged to check our immunisation history. 

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The two most important things you can do for your brain

12 March, 2019 . by Sarah Fennell

There’s truth in the old adage, “healthy body, healthy mind”.

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