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state-by-state: how australia’s new coronavirus rules will affect you

State-by-state: how Australia’s new coronavirus rules will affect you

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Image: Shuttlestock A suite of new measures aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 have been announced by federal and state governments in the last 24 hours. We’ve collated the regulations in an infographic...

How our sense of taste changes as we age

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Favourite treats might not taste the same as they once did as we age. Rawpixel.com/Shutterstock Taste is a complex phenomenon. We do not experience the sensation through a single sense (as we would when we...
how to stay fit into your 60s and beyond

How to stay fit into your 60s and beyond

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Ageing is inevitable and is influenced by many things – but keeping active can slow ageing and increase life expectancy. Evidence shows that ageing alone is not a cause of major problems until you are in your...

Research Check: do we need to worry about glyphosate in our beer and wine?

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Research out of the US tested different varieties of beer and wine for the presence of glyphosate – but there’s lots to consider when interpreting the findings. From shutterstock.com Glyphosate is back in the news...
what are the pros and cons of physical therapy?

What Are The Pros And Cons Of Physical Therapy?

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Physical therapy is a procedure of helping people of all ages suffering from any medical condition, injury or illness. The therapy help people in getting back to their lives and start living their regular...
i’m taking glucosamine for my arthritis. so what’s behind the new advice to stop?

I’m taking glucosamine for my arthritis. So what’s behind the new advice to stop?

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Image: Shutterstock The Australian Rheumatology Association this week warned people not to take the supplement glucosamine for their osteoarthritis due to possible allergic side-effects. The Australian Rheumatology Association warns against taking glucosamine to ease arthritis symptoms. Credit:...

Health Check: what causes constipation?

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When you’re constipated, you have hard or lumpy stools that are difficult to pass. Shutterstock Most people have experienced being blocked up from time to time, whether it’s while travelling, after taking painkillers, or when...

Why is there a March being organized to support a new Australian play?

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Michael, on the March  Welcome to the Revolution When I was young I remember watching the news and seeing women burning their bras. It was a time when Germaine Greer was clearly our era’s Joan of...
yes, older australians need more home-care funding. but these dribs and drabs only make a dent in the waiting list

Yes, older Australians need more home-care funding. But these dribs and drabs only make...

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Image: Shuttlestock Aged care in Australia is underfunded. As a consequence, many older Australians don’t have the support they need. Today’s federal government announcement of A$850 million for an additional 10,000 home care packages goes some way...

We can’t predict how bad this year’s flu season will be but here’s what...

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The flu comes on rapidly and symptoms get worse over the first few days. Shutterstock Influenza illness – or the flu – is a caused by the influenza virus. It often comes on rapidly, with a...