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Why experts are rethinking blood transfusions

by Bianca Nogrady While there's no denying blood transfusions save lives, there's a growing awareness of the potential risks of these 'liquid organ transplants'. Countless lives...

Relative risk: when parents pass on more than looks and charm

by Karen Burge You have your mum's eyes and your dad's sense of humour. But when it comes to health, some of their concerns could...

Health experts warn of severe flu season

by Jennifer King Australia is headed for a severe 'flu season with doctors advising people take precautions to protect themselves from getting sick and spreading...

Bad belly: food poisoning or tummy bug?

by Dr Jocelyn Lowinger You've got stomach cramps, diarrhoea and vomiting. But is it something dodgy you've eaten or that nasty tummy virus doing the...

Alternative menopause therapies not best choice: study

by Cathy Johnson Too many Australian women are using treatments for menopause symptoms that don't work, the authors of a new study say. Are you...

Do you need to poo every day?

by Jennifer King Some of us are 'daily like clockwork' people, while others can go for days without action. If you don't poo daily, are...

The Indigenous health gap: social factors hit hard

by Bianca Nogrady The link between overcrowded housing, ear infections and incarceration provides an insight into the complex relationship between health and social issues in...

The good, the bad and the ugly of winter

by Jennifer King Everyone gets sick, your garden looks sad, and your flannel PJs rob you of sex appeal. There's plenty not to like about...

Stay fit and injury-free over winter

by Jennifer King Whether it's a chilly morning walk or run or action-packed snow sports, getting moving in the cooler months poses some challenges. But...

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