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Deep sleep may act as fountain of youth

deep sleep

As we grow old, our nights are frequently plagued by bouts of wakefulness, bathroom trips and other nuisances as we lose our ability to generate the deep, restorative slumber we enjoyed in youth. But does that mean older people just need less sleep?


Prostate cancer treatment halved

prostate cancer

A new, potent form of radiation therapy for men with prostate cancer halves treatment time, a study has shown.


Promise in rheumatoid arthritis treatments


A new class of drugs is offering promise for Australians living with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). But it’s essential that the progressive and often painful immune disease is detected early, say a group of Australian experts.


New drug found to prevent heart attacks

heart attack

An international trial of 27,000 patients found that those who took the drug evolocumab saw their bad cholesterol levels fall by around 60 per cent on average.


Fatty liver disease: when prevention is the best hope of cure, Dr Ross Walker

fatty liver disease

An alarming number of Australians are walking time bombs, living with a disease dubbed the silent killer that is growing at epidemic proportions here and around the world writes Dr Ross Walker.


The revolutionary blood test to detect cancer

cancer blood test

It was pure chance that led Dr Dharmica Mistry to make the discovery that could change the lives of millions of people affected by breast cancer. Since that day, Mistry has left nothing to chance. She’s dedicated the past nine years of her life to developing that scientific breakthrough.


Keep the brain healthy to help maintain a healthy mood

Brain Awareness Week

Brain Awareness Week is a global initiative to help support a healthy brain, right through to old age. Mood disorders, affected by the brain, are a major health problem. The maintenance of a healthy internal balance, including healthy mood balance, may be affected by normal everyday cellular oxidative stress (OS), and the presence of chronic


Five-fold variation in specialist fees, geriatrics least bulk billed

There are calls for greater transparency around the charges specialist doctors set with data showing some patients are paying five times more than others.


Autoimmune disorders linked to an increased risk of dementia

autoimmune disease

People who suffer autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis (MS) may have an elevated risk of developing dementia, a new study suggests. Researchers have linked autoimmune disease to an increased risk of going on to suffer dementia. There are more than 80 different types of autoimmune disease, from multiple sclerosis and type 1 diabetes and rheumatoid


Condom awareness lacking among older Australians


The rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among older Australians are rising because their knowledge on condom use is lacking, according to a new study.