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


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.

Blood pressure monitor

CHOICE guide to body numbers

We run through the top five numbers and what you should be aiming for as a healthy adult.

28 Nov 2007 | There are lots of numbers and measurements used to describe health. We explain what they all mean.

Woman wearing hearing aid

Hearing aids buying guide

Costs of hearing aids can vary greatly so make sure you shop around.

10 Jul 2006 | Around 22% of Australians aged 15 and over are hearing-impaired, and each year more than 100,000 of them choose to be fitted with hearing aids.



If you have acne, you don’t have to put up with it — effective treatments are available.

15 Aug 2004 | Some big-name acne treatments don’t contain particularly effective active ingredients and won’t help much at all.



We spend a third of our lives, or an average of 24 years sleeping – and yet up to 95% of us at some time have trouble sleeping.

23 May 2000 | Dr Alison Vickers examines the causes and offers advice on returning to a regular sleeping pattern.

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