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Specialist and mainstream audiences alike rely on the Health Report to bring clarity to health and medical issues from social, scientific and political points of view.

Risk profile for very premature babies changes over time. Alzheimer's and the body's 'acid bath'. Most genes neglected by biomedical research. The legacy of the LIPID trial.


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Doctors call for transfer of asylum seeker children off Nauru. People with curable cancer who refuse treatment. Is Australia's ageing population a myth? Bariatric surgery helps with losing weight, keeping it off.
Drink water to flush out UTIs. Surgery vs physical therapy for meniscal tears. What's it like to live with a voice disorder? Vale Professor John Deeble, the 'father of Medicare'.
Pacemakers and cybersecurity. The journey of blood.
On the Health Report, we cover all sorts of nutritional research - the Mediterranean diet, what fat is right for you, how much salt is safe, diets to protect you from diabetes, early death, heart disease.
What the healthcare industry can learn from aviation.
Millions of healthy older people with no history of heart attack or stroke take low-dose aspirin in the hope it will reduce their risk and prolong good health.
Genetic test predicts dementia risk. Warning over new genetic tests on Medicare Benefits Schedule. Colonoscopy standards to reduce unnecessary treatment, risk of complications. Scan your heart to save your life.
Researchers have found baby boys born with genital anomalies are more likely to develop infertility, and even testicular cancer, later in life.
Something's burning on the stove — you can smell it. But when you go to check, nothing's there. New research suggests more than five per cent of people experience 'phantom odour perception.' That's where you experience smells, often unpleasant, that aren'
The Grattan Institute has today released a report saying that if all hospitals were as safe as the top 10 per cent then $1.5 billion would be saved each year.
Commercial DNA testing services and crowdsourced genetic databases are helping people find long-lost relatives.
Epilepsy is most common in the elderly — and it's what happens in your mid- life that can influence your risk.
A new Cochrane review says Omega-3 supplements don't reduce your risk of cardiovascular events. Plus: cannabis and pregnancy, accessing routinely collected hospital data in Australia, and using low-dose aspirin to prevent vascular events -- what's the rig
There's a possible treatment available for people with cancer that's free, evidence-based and associated with excellent health benefits. Exercise. Plus — building family trees using routinely collected hospital data, and returning research results to stud
It can feel like a game of Russian roulette. Whose interests are being served in clinical trials for cancer drugs?
Regular teen drinking appears to lead to alcohol problems later in life. When is it worth using ECG screening for heart disease? How to regulate tDCS, to stop people excessively zapping their brains. Improving treatment for sexually transmitted 'superbug'
Does methamphetamine use increase your risk of developing Parkinson's disease? Promising new HIV vaccine candidate trialled in humans. Time to rethink how we're treating muscle and joint pain? The fight to eradicate malaria, from the first Malaria World C
Fighting the good fight: eradicating polio is both political and personal.
Two drinks a day: too risky? Senate explores 'three parent babies' and mitochondrial donation. Headphones and hearing loss in children. High levels of risk of heart disease and stroke for Indigenous Australians.