Conditions

Independent and trusted advice and guides about medical conditions, including information about food allergies, insomnia, ageing, and cardiovascular health.

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Managing osteoarthritis

Tips to relieve pain and delay joint replacement surgery

4 Jul 2014 | Osteoarthritis is a major cause of pain and disability affecting more than one in three people over 60. There is no cure, apart from joint replacement surgery, but it can be managed.

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Know your body numbers

Keeping tabs on your key health measures.

22 May 2014 | Prevention is the best medicine, and that includes keeping an eye on key indicators of your health like weight, blood pressure and cholesterol.

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Healthy ageing

Protect against diseases and conditions commonly associated with ageing by taking an active role in your health care.

27 Dec 2013 | The key to independent living and quality of life is good health, and it’s never too soon to start thinking about it.

Hearing damage

How to avoid hearing damage

How to counter the risk of hearing loss but not miss out on entertainment.

3 Dec 2013 | Excessively loud music or video can damage your hearing.

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Blood pressure monitor reviews

Do blood pressure monitors work, and could you benefit from owning one?

24 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.

Hayfever or seasonal allergic rhinitis

Hayfever treatment

We review your treatment options for managing hayfever symptoms.

1 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?

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Pregnancy supplements

Which ones should you take, and which should you avoid?

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.

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Migraine and headache pain relief

From acupuncture and herbal remedies to OTC and prescribed medicines, we reveal which headache and migraine treatments actually work.

18 Apr 2013 | If you’re concerned about overusing painkillers, there are some effective alternatives.

Hearing aids

Saving on hearing aids

You may be able to save thousands on a top-range hearing aid.

20 Feb 2013 | One in six Australians suffers hearing loss, but top-end aids can cost a small fortune. We've surveyed the market to find out how and where you can save.

Anxiety

Anxiety

From therapist's couch to virtual couch, we look at your treatment options.

1 Feb 2013 | Treatments for anxiety may include psychological therapies, medication and self-help.

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