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How to make your next sexual health check less, erm … awkward

sexual health check

Many people find the idea of a sexual health check awkward or embarrassing. After all, it’s not every day someone you barely know asks you intimate details about your sex life or asks to examine your genitals. But sexual health checks don’t have to be awkward (and many don’t even involve us examining you), writes Deborah


Promising two-step treatment for pancreatic cancer

pancreatic cancer

Australian scientists have uncovered a promising new approach to treating pancreatic cancer that makes tumours more responsive to chemotherapy by first weakening it with a drug used to treat stroke.


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?


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.


Fruit and vegetables beat ageing blues, especially in women

ageing blues

The more fruit and vegetables people eat, especially women, the less stress they feel, according to new research.


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.


Five myths about the new cervical screening program that refuse to die

cervical cancer

The online petition against changes to Australia’s cervical cancer screening program has revealed more than 70,000 people (most of whom we could assume are women) are deeply concerned about what the upcoming changes mean. Their comments also reveal a number of misconceptions about the new screening program, which will now be rolled out in December


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