21 Nov 2013 |
One in seven Australian adults suffer from some form of high blood pressure. If you’re one of them, monitoring your condition regularly at home with a blood pressure monitor can be useful. More »
04 Nov 2013 |
Our shadow shop found you can end up with the wrong prescription from an online store, or frames and lenses that don’t fit. More »
23 Jul 2013 |
Most pregnant women take supplements, including vitamins, minerals, herbs, and other alternative medicines. While some are useful, others can do more harm than good. More »
08 Oct 2013 |
The tool of choice for tattoo removal these days is a laser - a technology which can and has caused burns and permanent scars on tattoo removal patients. But that doesn't mean you're required to have any medical training to use one. More »
20 Nov 2013 |
It’s not easy to find out exactly what’s in that household multipurpose cleaner, and if it’s safe, as manufacturers aren’t required to include ingredients on the label and many chemicals permitted for use in Australia have never been tested.
10 Oct 2013 |
An apple a day keeps the doctor away - but what does the doctor keep away from? CHOICE finds out what 17 health professionals advise against.
23 Oct 2013 |
Hospital-acquired infections can have serious consequences, including repeat surgery – or even fatalities – and cost Australia $1bn a year. CHOICE checks up on the situation. More »
01 Oct 2013 |
There are several types of medication available over-the-counter or by prescription for the treatment of symptoms such as sneezing, runny nose, congestion, itchy throat and burning eyes. Which work best? More »
28 Jun 2013 |
Learn how to prevent and effectively treat your common cold and flu symptoms.
20 Jun 2013 |
As governments try to rein in health costs, identifying low-value medical procedures is a priority. We explain the issues for consumers, and tell you what you can do to ensure you get the best healthcare. More »