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Heart attack diagnosis

With a heart attack, every minute counts. Know the warning signs of a heart attack and what to do if you or someone around you experience the warning signs.

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Warning signs of suicide

This article covers the warning signs of suicide you should look out for and where to seek immediate help and support.

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Youth suicide

If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide, it’s important not to ignore the warning signs. There are things you can do to keep safe. Learn more here.

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Video: signs and diagnosis of dementia

Watch these videos below to learn from an expert about the early warning signs of dementia, when to talk with your doctor and how is dementia diagnosed.

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Bowel cancer diagnosis

Bowel cancer can develop without any early warning signs. Find out how bowel cancer is diagnosed.

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Bowel cancer symptoms

Bowel cancer can develop with few, if any, early warning symptoms. Find out what the symptoms for bowel cancer are.

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Full-fat dairy is OK, says the Heart Foundation, but watch your meat intake

The Heart Foundation has softened its advice on full-fat milk, yoghurt and cheese for healthy Australians, but warns against eating too much red meat.

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Just diagnosed with peripheral vascular disease

Receiving a diagnosis of peripheral vascular disease is a serious warning sign that you need to make significant lifestyle changes. Learn how to make those changes.

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Heart attack

Acting fast when you notice the warning signs of a heart attack could save your life — or someone else's. Here's how to recognise the symptoms.

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Bowel cancer in young people on the rise — here’s what to look out for

Bowel cancer more commonly occurs in older people, while rates of the deadly disease in younger people are going up. But whatever your age, it's important to know the warning signs and symptoms of bowel cancer. Learn more here.

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