High-dose, immune-boosting or four-strain? A guide to flu vaccines for over-65s

Flu vaccines work by exposing the body to a component of the virus so it can “practise” fighting it off, without risking infection. The immune system can then mount a more rapid and effective response when faced with a “real” virus. Three types of influenza vaccines are available in Australia: “standard” vaccines that contains four different strains of influenza a […]

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We reveal the guide to being a healthy gardener

From avoiding a cricked back and swarms of insects to gloves that help conquer arthritis…we reveal the guide to being a healthy gardener Gardening is one of a handful of activities that could lower the risk of dementia  However, being out in the garden makes us vulnerable to a host of health hazards Here, doctors review a selection of products […]

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Novel app uses AI to guide, support cancer patients

Artificial Intelligence is helping to guide and support some 50 breast cancer patients in rural Georgia through a novel mobile application that gives them personalized recommendations on everything from side effects to insurance. The app, called MyPath, adapts to each stage in a patient’s cancer journey. So the information available on the app—which runs on a tablet computer—regularly changes based […]

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The hitchhiker’s guide to defeating glioblastoma

In cancer therapeutics research, microRNAs—tiny strings of nucleotides that get churned out inside cells—have been a source of both excitement and disappointment. While preclinical studies have found that microRNAs play an important role in cancer and other diseases, two cancer clinical trials to date using microRNAs showed little response and significant toxicity. A team of investigators at Brigham and Women’s […]

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New Year’s Eve drinks – a nutritionist’s guide

New Year’s Eve drinks – a nutritionist’s guide: 11 tipples that won’t completely undo your good intentions At this time of year, healthy food and drink doesn’t get much of a look in  However Healthista has put together a round-up of not-so-sinful tipples  ‘Tis the season to be drinking. Nutritionist May Simpkin, writing for Healthista, reveals the best choices for […]

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