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Health December 12, 2015
Non-invasive prenatal screening tests
A blood test early in pregnancy to screen for foetal genetic abnormalities raises as many questions as it answers.
Health July 18, 2015
Overseas cosmetic surgery on the rise
Australians are heading overseas for cheap cosmetic surgery in booming numbers, despite the death of a Gold Coast woman undergoing surgery in Mexico and repeated warnings about the risks involved.
Health November 07, 2015
Blindness risk as myopia heads towards epidemic levels
In some nations, a staggering 90 per cent of teenagers are short-sighted, but perhaps the problem could be arrested by simply sending children outside.
Health April 11, 2015
Long-term strategy needed for those surviving cancer
The healthcare needs of Australian cancer survivors don’t disappear when their lifesaving treatment ends.
Health February 28, 2015
Witnessing protection via the human papillomavirus vaccine
The risk of developing cervical cancer is at an all-time low, as Australia’s world-leading vaccination program yields impressive results.
Health January 31, 2015
Slim pickings for obese Australians needing bariatric surgery
Why is it so difficult for obese people to access life-saving weight-loss surgery in our public health system?