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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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Big tobacco covertly campaigning to sway vaping laws in Australia

July 14, 2017 — Tony Ibrahim

Philip Morris Australia has flooded a parliamentary inquiry with personal stories of vaping fans.

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E-cigarette makers fined for cancer-free claims

May 8, 2017 — Tony Ibrahim

Three vaping brands taken to court.

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Know your body numbers

Aug. 31, 2016 — Karina Bray

Keeping tabs on your key health measures

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Electronic cigarettes

June 21, 2016 — Karina Bray

Are e-cigarettes really a healthy alternative to regular cigarettes?

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Toxic e-cigarettes targeted by ACCC

June 21, 2016 — Tony Ibrahim

Two online retailers are being taken to court over cancer-causing chemicals.

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Do you need bowel cancer screening?

June 5, 2015 — Karina Bray

Health professionals are promoting free screening for early detection.

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Direct-to-consumer health screening

July 28, 2014 — Karina Bray

Which health screens do more harm than good?

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