On this page will be important health news that breaks during the year.

Nasal Decongestant

TGA weighing up Options after US Experts Say Popular Nasal Decongestant Doesn’t Relieve Congestion Sept 13, 2023 Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has said it will “take action as required” after a leading decongestant used by millions around the world in cold and flu medicines was found to be no better than a dummy pill. The […]

Roundup Weedkiller

LANDMARK ROUNDUP CANCER CLASS ACTION KICKS OFF IN COURT. September 4, 2023. Hundreds of Australians diagnosed with cancer are fighting in court to prove their disease stemmed from a component of a widely used weed killer Roundup. The landmark class action, launched by Maurice Blackburn Lawyers on behalf of more than 800 non-Hodgkin lymphoma patients, alleges a component


Common Artificial Sweetener, Aspartame, is being declared as “possibly carcinogenic to humans.” June 29, 2023 A common artificial sweetener, Aspartame, found in sodas and food, is being declared as “possibly carcinogenic to humans,” by the International Agency for Research on Cancer, or IARC, an arm of the World Health Organization. This widely consumed sweetener has found its way into

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