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


Dishing up on cancer

Is your diet carcinogenic?

26 Apr 2012 | Information about foods and drinks that could cause cancer is continually updated. We bring you the latest.


Guide to online health advice

With colds and flus upon us, who can you trust for reliable information online? We give you the low-down.

14 Mar 2012 | With colds and flus upon us, who can you trust to give you reliable information online? We give you the low-down.


Vitamin D deficiency

Are you getting enough vitamin D?

18 Jan 2012 | Vitamin D deficiency has been described as a pandemic. We explain if you're at risk, and what you can do to get enough.


Fighting dementia

What can we do to boost brain health?

1 Sep 2011 | Dementia is the single greatest cause of disability in Australians aged 65 years or older. It's predicted that by 2050 it will affect one million Australians.


Sleep deprivation

Sleep deprivation could be adversely impacting your life in many ways.

11 Aug 2011 | As Australians adopt busier lifestyles, we’re also becoming more sleep deprived. CHOICE outlines why you may need more zzzzs.



One in six Australians will experience an episode of depression at sometime in their lives.

15 Oct 2010 | Fortunately, a range of effective and affordable treatments is available, ranging from talking therapies to certain drugs, and may be more affordable than you imagine.


Cardiovascular health

Early testing can help reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke.

25 May 2010 | If you’re aged over 45, it’s time to get your cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk checked. We outline an action plan for cardiovascular health.

Varicose veins

Varicose vein treatment options

A new treatment for varicose veins looks promising but there’s a danger unqualified operators could benefit at the expense of patients.

26 May 2009 | Varicose veins can be painful, uncomfortable and lead to serious health consequences if left untreated.

Peanuts on bread

Food allergies and intolerances

CHOICE investigates why nut allergy rates are now soaring, and what you can do if you think you have an allergy.

24 Mar 2009 | Australia has one of the highest allergy rates in the world, and the number of people affected is growing at an astonishing rate.

Hearing damage

How to avoid hearing damage

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

3 Dec 2008 | Excessively loud music or video can damage your hearing.

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