Sea cucumbers may help prevent diabetes

June 7, 2023

Sea cucumbers, considered a delicacy by some, may play a key role in preventing diabetes, new research has found. Investigations by the University of South Australia found that processed dried sea cucumber with salt extracts could inhibit a compound...[Read More]

Australian-grown garlic could ward off COVID-19 and flu

May 31, 2023

Australian-grown garlic could hold the key to fighting off COVID-19 and the flu. The world-first research from Melbourne’s Doherty Institute found unique garlic varieties were able to reduce the infectiousness of the viruses by up to 99 per...[Read More]

New flu vaccine could mean the end of annual shots

May 24, 2023

Queensland researchers will lead a trial of a game-changing flu vaccine that could mean the end of the annual flu jab. Conventional flu vaccines are regularly modified to target virus mutations, but the new vaccine trialled by Brisbane-based Mater...[Read More]

Wellbeing — What It Is and How to Achieve It

May 11, 2023

When people come across the term wellbeing, they usually associate it with physical health. However, wellbeing also encompasses other aspects of a person, namely their mental, social and spiritual health. The reason wellbeing is so important is that...[Read More]

Older Australians ‘risking untreated osteoporosis’

April 26, 2023

Older Australians are putting themselves at risk of potentially life-threatening untreated osteoporosis by foregoing bone density scans. More than 40 per cent of Australians aged 70 and over have never had a bone density scan, also known as a DEXA...[Read More]

How changing your story can change your life | Lori Gottlieb [TED Talk Video]

April 26, 2023

  Stories help you make sense of your life — but when these narratives are incomplete or misleading, they can keep you stuck instead of providing clarity. In an actionable talk, psychotherapist and advice columnist Lori Gottlieb shows how to...[Read More]

Researchers find new clues on potential cause of OCD

April 19, 2023

Researchers are a step closer to solving one of the great mysteries of the human brain and identifying what causes the obsessive-compulsive disorder. The discovery could be a vital clue to develop targeted and effective treatments for a debilitating...[Read More]

Flu, COVID-19 jabs encouraged before ‘triple pandemic’

April 12, 2023

Young children, older Australians and other vulnerable people are being urged to get vaccinated for COVID-19 and influenza amid fears a range of viruses could create a perfect winter storm. Forecasting ahead of the colder months is tricky but health...[Read More]

Aussie leukaemia discovery path to better outcomes

April 5, 2023

Australian researchers have made a world first discovery about leukaemia cell growth, that could slow the spread of the cancer and uncover more possibilities to treat the therapy-resistant disease. Associate Professor Matt Dun who led the team...[Read More]

Know the benefits and uses of the Commonwealth Seniors Health Card

March 30, 2023

The Commonwealth Seniors Health Card (CSHC) is a government-funded program in Australia that provides eligible seniors with access to a range of healthcare services and concessions.  The program is designed to assist seniors in managing the costs...[Read More]

The Secret to a Happy Life — Lessons from 8 Decades of Research | Robert Waldinger [TED Talk Video]

March 29, 2023

    The happiest and healthiest people are those who have warm connections with others, says psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, who leads the Harvard Study of Adult Development — one of the longest-running studies of adult life ever conducted....[Read More]

Brain similarities for long COVID, chronic fatigue

March 15, 2023

Medical imaging has shown similarities between the brains of people with long COVID-19 and those with chronic fatigue syndrome. Researchers used the world’s strongest MRI, the ultra-high field 7 Tesla – one of two in Australia – to see whether...[Read More]

New device able to detect cancer cells without surgery

March 1, 2023

Sydney researchers have developed a new device that can detect cancer cells from blood samples, allowing patients to avoid invasive biopsy surgery. Cancer is a leading cause of illness and death in Australia, with more than 150,000 around the...[Read More]

Staying fit and active ‘best way to stave off dementia’

February 22, 2023

Staying active throughout adulthood could help stave off dementia though even smaller bouts of exercise may help, British research suggests. A long-term study found that people who exercise as they age are more likely to have good brain health than...[Read More]

Organ donors remain down compared with before pandemic

February 22, 2023

In the hours after a horrific accident that left Rob Clemmens’ wife Katie with no chance of survival, he made a decision that would go on to save the lives of strangers. The couple of 34 years had never spoke about organ donation but he knew his...[Read More]