It is estimated that just over 15,500 people per year, in Australia alone, will develop bowel cancer. Bowel cancer accounts for 11% of all deaths from cancer making it the second most common cause of cancer deaths in Australia. …


By Dr Stephanie Mathieson & Dr Ross Walker

Paracetamol, the humble, simple analgesic, was first used clinically in 1893 but did not appear commercially until 1956 in Australia1. Also known as acetaminophen in North America and Japan, it is the most commonly used pain-relieving medicine, partly because of its low…


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If experts have given us the wrong information over many years, should they come out with an apology for misleading the public?

We have been told by many conservative organisations in the medical profession and dietary world for a number of decades that we should be avoiding products with a…


As with most aspects of science, there is typically the protagonist and the antagonist. One of the great examples here is that of supplementation.

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The argument used by many people in the conservative medical world is that if you consume a good diet, there is no need to supplement because…


A study reported at an American Heart Association meeting in California a few years ago which was conducted in Utah in the United States examined the records of 62,000 people who suffered either a heart attack or stroke between 1999 and 2013.

The researchers reviewed whether they were taking statins…


Recently, during one of my regular Melbourne radio segments, I received a call from a 47-year-old tradesman asking advice about his severe, knee osteoarthritis. …


Despite being presented with scientific facts, not even debatable, there is still this lunatic fringe of anti-vaxxers and many people who remain vaccine hesitant, obtaining all of their information from some form of social media and not health experts who rely on science published in peer-reviewed journals.

All of the…


With just over 3000 active cases from the Delta variant of the coronavirus in Australia at present, it doesn’t appear that this will be fizzling out, in the near future. …


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As I write this article, half of Australia are in lockdown, which is approximately 12 million people. Hopefully, what I’m about to say will bring some calm and common sense to this crisis affecting so many people’s lives in our Australian community.

n New South Wales alone, it has…


I am writing this article on Saturday, July 10 2021, mentioning the date purely because a week is a short time in the COVID-19 pandemic.

You’d have to be living under a rock not to be aware that a significant proportion of the New South Wales population is in a…

Dr Ross Walker

Dr Walker is an expert in the field of preventative cardiology and has published seven books. He gives lectures nationally and internationally.

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