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Are home DNA kits reliable?

Sept. 10, 2018 — Kate Browne

Home DNA testing kits make it easy to discover your genetic lineage, but you need to know the risks of taking one.

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My Health Record – what you need to know

July 24, 2018 — Karina Bray

My Health Record promises better coordinated health care for all Australians – but what about privacy and security concerns?

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Should you take creatine?

July 19, 2018 — Karina Bray

From boosting sports performance to the elixir of life, we look at the evidence behind the hype.

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10 pharmacy products you don't need

June 29, 2018 — Karina Bray

Which over-the-counter medicines, supplements and health products are best left on the shelf?

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How ethical is your shampoo?

June 4, 2018

Which shampoo brand behaves most ethically when it comes to animal testing, the environment and workers' rights?

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How we rate shampoo brands on their ethics

June 4, 2018 — Kate Browne

CHOICE teams with Good On You to score performance on labour rights and environment and animal impact.

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How to deal with the ongoing EpiPen shortage

May 17, 2018 — Tony Ibrahim

There's no end in sight to the shortage of the first-aid treatment.

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Fitbit Versa review

May 2, 2018 — Denis Gallagher

We road test this well-priced fitness watch that should appeal to Android smartphone owners.

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Pental fined over White King flushable wipes

April 12, 2018 — Kate Browne

Claims they disintegrate found to be "false and misleading"

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Nurofen Plus, Panadeine no longer sold without prescription

Feb. 1, 2018 — Tony Ibrahim

The reclassification of low-dose codeine medications means they'll no longer be available over the counter.

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Gym complaints prompt warning from Fair Trading

Jan. 31, 2018 — Tony Ibrahim

Less than half of all complaints are offered any redress.

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The future of fitness trackers

Jan. 16, 2018 — Peter Zaluzny

The 2018 Consumer Electronics Show reveals changes in the fitness band and wearables market.

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V.I.Poo review

Jan. 2, 2018 — Ashley Iredale

Will this pocket-sized personal hygiene product dethrone conventional air fresheners, or are its claims a little on the nose?

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What is a ketogenic diet?

Dec. 19, 2017 — Holly Enriquez

Does the hugely popular weight-loss regime really work?

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Getting a second medical opinion

Dec. 13, 2017 — Karina Bray

Faced with life-changing, risky or expensive medical events, getting a second opinion should be part of your action plan.

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