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Why Better Thinking Starts With Better Brain Health

brain health

Should you care about your brain health? Is the Pope a Catholic? Sorry if this sounds facetious, but I find it more than a touch frustrating when I hear this question being repeatedly asked as if this is something new, or perhaps a little weird, along with a hint of underlying scepticism that this is


Low levels of alcohol good for the brain, study shows Alzheimer’s risk reduced


While a couple of glasses of wine can help clear the mind after a busy day, new research shows that it may actually help clean the mind as well. The new study shows that low levels of alcohol consumption tamp down inflammation and helps the brain clear away toxins, including those associated with Alzheimer’s disease.


Health Check: how can extreme heat lead to death?

extreme heat

Our climate is becoming hotter. This is our reality. Those most at risk are the elderly, people with chronic illness, those living in socioeconomic disadvantage, outdoor workers, and athletes who play their sport in brutally high temperatures. But extreme heat can affect anyone at any age. So, what happens in our body during times of extreme heat? And


Anaphylaxis risk from pre-packaged foods for those with severe food allergies


Australians with severe food allergies are at risk from pre-packaged foods and have no way of being sure products are safe, researchers say.


A groundbreaking new blood test that can detect eight common types of cancer


A team of Australian and US researchers are heralding a simple new blood test that can detect early stage cancers before they have a chance to spread.


Is sunshine the wonder drug for brain power as we age?

brain power

A sunny day can make you feel happy, but it may also help retain some of your cognitive powers. New research suggests that vitamin D, often obtained through sun exposure, might be good for our brains, particularly those of women. Cheryl Critchley from the University of Melbourne reports.


Hope for new pancreatic cancer treatment

pancreatic cancer

A new “breakthrough” drug approved to treat breast cancer could be used as a powerful weapon against aggressive forms of pancreatic cancer.


We can either slow down ageing or cure cancer – we can’t do both, study suggests

slow down ageing

A new study suggests our bodies haven’t evolved to slow down ageing and beat the ageing process because this could lead to cancer becoming more prolific.


Doctors say botched plastic surgeries on the rise

botched plastic surgeries

Doctors’ groups are calling for a crackdown on underqualified surgeons working in day clinics with an increase in the number of reports of botched plastic surgeries.


Australian scientists find HIV ‘hiding place’


Scientists have found where HIV “hides” in the body to evade detection by the immune system, leading to hope a cure is one step closer.