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Which cooking oil is best?

Which cooking oil is best?

There are many cooking oils available so which one is best?

Should you sleep with your phone?

Should you sleep with your phone?

A lot of people take their smartphone to bed with them.

Addicted to being busy

Addicted to being busy

When people ask how you are, is your standard response "Good thanks, I'm so busy"?

Hints for happy family reunions

Hints for happy family reunions

Follow our hints for happy family reunions and, well, have a happier family reunion!

Common abbreviations flummox GPs

Common abbreviations flummox GPs

GPs are failing to understand abbreviations used in discharge letters.

Should euthanasia be legalised?

Should euthanasia be legalised?

Accepted for assisted death overseas, Jay Franklin wants to die at home with his family. ...

Three steps to kickstart your health

Three steps to kickstart your health

These three steps will help you to recognise your rocks and create a holistic health ...

Stress less through exercise

Stress less through exercise

Friday 24 July is National Stress Down Day. Find out how you can stress less.

Energy boosts for carers

Energy boosts for carers

These simple strategies may help with a much-needed energy boost.

Keep your kidneys healthy

Keep your kidneys healthy

Healthy kidneys are vital to our wellbeing.

Five pre-workout activities to avoid

Five pre-workout activities to avoid

Avoid these five pre-workout activities.

Seven ways to train your brain

Seven ways to train your brain

Try these seven activities each day and your brain will thank you.

Seven top tips for tackling anxiety

Seven top tips for tackling anxiety

Seven ways to help you to tame your worries and release the pressure that anxiety ...

Five nutrients for healthy ageing

Five nutrients for healthy ageing

These five nutrients are important for healthy ageing.

App of the month June

App of the month June

Learn how you can have a better nights’ sleep and never forget to take a ...

Reduced statin use may cost lives

Reduced statin use may cost lives

The airing of an ABC program has led 60,000 people to reduce or cease taking ...

Can green tea prevent a cold?

Can green tea prevent a cold?

If you are prone to winter coughs and colds, this will come as good news.

How to prevent male hair loss

How to prevent male hair loss

Hair loss is a problem for many men. So how do you look after what ...

What your mouth says about you

What your mouth says about you

Your mouth can say a lot about your overall health.

Sickies cost Australia $30 billion

Sickies cost Australia $30 billion

It is estimated that workers taking sick days costs the economy $30 billion a year.

Can music be used to heal?

Can music be used to heal?

The Sync Project is helping scientists learn about the body's response to music.

How to work out without realising

How to work out without realising

You’re probably doing more exercise each day than you realise.

Five best core exercises

Five best core exercises

Five low-impact exercises to strengthen your core.

PBS medicine prices to be slashed

PBS medicine prices to be slashed

New legislation may see customers pay up to 50 per cent less for common PBS ...

Jamie Oliver’s birthday surprise

Jamie Oliver’s birthday surprise

Jamie Oliver gets a birthday surprise he’ll never forget.

How to eat well on holiday

How to eat well on holiday

Alternate the local flavours with some healthy choices on your next trip.

Stave off colds and flu

Stave off colds and flu

A healthy immune system is key to staving off colds and flu.

Federal Budget 2015/16 summary

Federal Budget 2015/16 summary

So, what does the 2015/16 Federal Budget mean for you?

Budget 2015/16 – what to expect

Budget 2015/16 – what to expect

Pension changes, new taxes on multinationals and GST on online sales are expected.

Best apps for an active brain

Best apps for an active brain

Why not give your brain a workout with these free brain game apps?

Walk off the weight

Walk off the weight

How to use walking as exercise, to lose weight and stay healthy.

Your preferred Budget policies

Your preferred Budget policies

Generous super concessions remain older Australians’ greatest bugbear.

Mental health system in disarray

Mental health system in disarray

Australia’s mental health system is in need of treatment.

What your food cravings mean

What your food cravings mean

Some food cravings are only a matter of the mind, but you could also be ...

Coping with osteoarthritis

Coping with osteoarthritis

If you have been diagnosed with osteoarthritis (OA), you’re not on your own.

Don’t get up too early for work

Don’t get up too early for work

Are you or your spouse short-changing yourself when it comes to sleep?

Best foods for healthy teeth

Best foods for healthy teeth

Foods that keep your gums healthy, your teeth strong and your smile bright.

How to eat like a local

How to eat like a local

Tips for getting the most out of your travel experience – food wise.

Good fats you should eat

Good fats you should eat

Which foods contain fats you should eat?

Are tweets an acceptable tribute?

Are tweets an acceptable tribute?

Actor Leonard Nimoy died last week from a chronic lung disease caused by smoking.

Which diet is best for you?

Which diet is best for you?

Check out the Best Diets of 2015 and find a diet that suits your individual ...

Five effective low-impact exercises

Five effective low-impact exercises

Low-impact exercise is perfect for beginner exercisers, as well as older adults.

Five tips for healthy travel

Five tips for healthy travel

Ensure you have a pleasant trip by staying healthy while travelling.

Diabetes growth hits ‘critical mark’

Diabetes growth hits ‘critical mark’

Diabetes will overtake heart disease as the leading lifestyle disease in Australia by 2017.

Six sex tips to get you in the mood

Six sex tips to get you in the mood

We’ve found six sex tips that may help you get back in the mood for ...

AMA calls on PM to fix Medicare

AMA calls on PM to fix Medicare

The AMA has called on Tony Abbott to review his unpopular health policies.

Do you need dietary supplements?

Do you need dietary supplements?

Dietary supplements contain important vitamins and minerals, but do you need them?

Why you need Psyllium husks

Why you need Psyllium husks

Psyllium husks are a natural laxative remedy which also provide other health benefits.

Is using technology in bed harmful?

Is using technology in bed harmful?

A study has investigated the effects of reading from screens in bed before sleeping.

GST on food, health and education

GST on food, health and education

Australians could find GST levied on fresh food, health and education.

Five ways to improve gut health

Five ways to improve gut health

Keep your digestive system healthier with these five suggestions to improve your gut health.

Ten ways to a better brain

Ten ways to a better brain

Stay healthy, happy and sharp for longer with these 10 helpful hints for a youthful ...

Take stock of your health

Take stock of your health

Give these five online health tests a go and leap into the new year fighting ...

Exercise without trying

Exercise without trying

You can fit exercise into your regular day without having to dedicate extra time to ...

Pfizer to fork out millions

Pfizer to fork out millions

Pfizer will pay out millions in compensation for failing to warn users of side effects.

Best foods for healthy joints

Best foods for healthy joints

Oil up those creaky joints by adding these foods to your daily diet.

Get active to keep the blues away

Get active to keep the blues away

Research has found that physical activity reduces the risk of depression by up to 25 ...

The high cost of dementia

The high cost of dementia

The economic impacts of dementia on the Australian economy can no longer be ignored.

Bigger boobs now cost less

Bigger boobs now cost less

Lower prices for breast augmentation means Aussie women are staying here for surgery.

Can curry improve you memory?

Can curry improve you memory?

A spice extract found in curry may be linked with improved memory.

$7 GP co-payment on chopping block

$7 GP co-payment on chopping block

Tony Abbott has all but walked away from his government’s $7 GP co-payment proposal.

Greens senator pays his own way

Greens senator pays his own way

Greens senator Richard Di Natale is funding his own Ebola fact-finding mission to Africa.

Is it time to clean your fridge?

Is it time to clean your fridge?

Find out how often you should clean out your fridge and discover our tips on ...

PCF launches free prostate cancer app

PCF launches free prostate cancer app

The Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia launches its free ProstateApp this week.

$7 GP co-payment could bypass parliament

$7 GP co-payment could bypass parliament

Companies have been asked to incorporate the $7 GP co-payment into products.

Take the RealAge Test

Take the RealAge Test

Take the RealAge Test to calculate your body’s true physiological age.

Save $20 on vitamins

Save $20 on vitamins

Claim your voucher from Australian NaturalCare.

Is intermittent fasting for you?

Is intermittent fasting for you?

Intermittent fasting may produce a whole host of health benefits.

Tiny implant could replace glasses

Tiny implant could replace glasses

A tiny new eye implant could replace the need for spectacles.

Telco invests in e-health

Telco invests in e-health

Telstra has announced the creation of a new business unit targeting the e-health sector.

Five vitamins from real foods

Five vitamins from real foods

Experts agree that the best way to get the nutrients your body needs is through ...

Is coffee good for you?

Is coffee good for you?

Why coffee is good for you.

Enjoy more freedom & mobility

Enjoy more freedom & mobility

Being diagnosed with a respiratory condition no longer means long days of being tethered to ...

Lifestyle medicine for cancer

Lifestyle medicine for cancer

Your daily lifestyle choices are completely in your hands.

Maintaining a healthy brain

Maintaining a healthy brain

Simple steps that will help you look after your brain.

Cuddles for cash

Cuddles for cash

Professional cuddler makes $7200 per month.

Man flu: the truth is out there

Man flu: the truth is out there

Scientific research proves that men suffer worse from ‘man flu’.

How to drink more water

How to drink more water

How to ensure your daily water intake.

Walk off weight

Walk off weight

How to walk to get active, lose weight and stay healthy

How not to encourage weight loss

How not to encourage weight loss

A study of 3000 British adults found that fat-shaming actually made people gain weight.

Ebola outbreak continues to spread

Ebola outbreak continues to spread

Ebola has claimed more than 2000 lives and the incidence of new cases is expected ...

Are you drinking too much?

Are you drinking too much?

Are you worried that you may be drinking too much?

Is Dry July a furphy?

Is Dry July a furphy?

Abstaining from alcohol for a month may not be the best way to improve your ...

The Coalition breaks key promises

The Coalition breaks key promises

Several key Coalition promises were broken in Tuesday’s budget.

Make CBDs smoke free

Make CBDs smoke free

A Melbourne city counsellor has called for the CBD to be a smoke-free zone.

Ten early signs of dementia

Ten early signs of dementia

Knowing the warning signs will help you get the timely support you need.

What triggers a sneeze?

What triggers a sneeze?

With the hayfever season in full effect, sneezing becomes a daily occurrence, just ask Drew!

Top five weight-loss tips

Top five weight-loss tips

Winter is a great excuse to hide those few extra kilos under more ...

Are you anxious?

Are you anxious?

Jean Hailes for Women’s Health has a new resource which can help you better understand ...

Understanding diabetes

Understanding diabetes

An estimated 280 Australians develop diabetes every day

Persevering with hearing aids

Persevering with hearing aids

Many first-time wearers of hearing aids become frustrated, but it’s worth persevering

Dementia link to blood sugar level

Dementia link to blood sugar level

A new study has linked your blood sugar levels to dementia risk.

Living longer is not better

Living longer is not better

“If I ever get like that, just shoot me”, my father used to say to ...

Help for Jean

Help for Jean

How did Jean cope with the difficult decisions he had to make about Lionel’s care?

Vitamin D deficiency

Vitamin D deficiency

Jean Hailes for Women’s Health has some suggestions on how to rectify a vitamin D ...

Reducing the risk of arthritis

Reducing the risk of arthritis

These five tips can help reduce your risk of arthritis

Seven ways to reduce your cancer risk

Seven ways to reduce your cancer risk

At least one-in-three cases of cancer is preventable.

Your lifestyle is the secret to longevity

Your lifestyle is the secret to longevity

What can we learn from those living in the world’s Blue Zones?

Genes predict time of death

Genes predict time of death

A particular gene influences both the time of day you wake up and the time ...

Calcium doubles risk of death

Calcium doubles risk of death

High calcium intake more than doubles your risk of death

How much alcohol is too much?

How much alcohol is too much?

More than one in 10 Australian women drinks too much alcohol. Do you know how ...

Is going gluten-free a fad?

Is going gluten-free a fad?

Many say it can help you lose weight and gain energy, but is there any ...

One-minute anti-ageing tips

One-minute anti-ageing tips

Living better and for longer doesn’t need to be a chore, and for a little ...

The good, the bad and the ugly

The good, the bad and the ugly

There are actually three types of cholesterol. Find out what ugly cholesterol is

Bad habits reduce life expectancy

Bad habits reduce life expectancy

Who would think that an extra glass of wine at night could reduce your life ...

Aspirin use linked to macular degeneration

Aspirin use linked to macular degeneration

Regular aspirin use linked to an increased risk of age-related macular degeneration

Dementia vaccinations take off

Dementia vaccinations take off

For the first time a dementia vaccination is being trialled by Perth researchers

Detoxing your emotions

Detoxing your emotions

Starting the New Year with a clean slate is the perfect way to get ...

Should all people over a certain age take aspirin?

Should all people over a certain age take aspirin?

Does taking aspirin help to prevent heart disease and strokes?

New year decluttering

New year decluttering

Whether getting ready to move to a smaller house, wanting to make some money from ...

Depression – who can help?

Depression – who can help?

There are many organisations which can provide information and support for those suffering from depression but often it’s the case of finding the right person to open up to.

Depression – how can you help?

Depression – how can you help?

Supporting someone who has depression can be a thankless task as constant feelings of worthlessness ...

Australia gets SPF 50+

Australia gets SPF 50+

The new sunscreens will also have a higher level of protection against cancer-causing and skin-ageing ...

Scare off excess weight

Scare off excess weight

A study has found that the scarier the movie you watch, the more calories you ...

Quick health age check

Quick health age check

Why not see how healthy you are compared to others your age, based on your ...

Make healthy eating simple

Make healthy eating simple

Eating more healthily doesn’t have to be difficult. Just making a few small changes ...

Why women live longer

Why women live longer

Scientists have finally come up with an answer to this boggling question

Forgetfulness or dementia?

Forgetfulness or dementia?

Are you just forgetting where you put the car keys, or forgetting what the car ...

The dangers of soy

The dangers of soy

Soy seems to be in everything you consume these days, from bread to supplements to ...

Work longer to delay dementia

Work longer to delay dementia

It’s commonly accepted that exercising the brain can delay the onset of dementia and now ...

Ten things you may not know about dementia

Ten things you may not know about dementia

There is a common misconception that dementia is a normal part of ageing, but ...

Depression – how do you know?

Depression – how do you know?

If you've lost the energy and passion for doing the things you used to love, ...

Heart attack warning signs

Heart attack warning signs

Recognising the early signs of a heart attack can be the key to surviving without ...

The real deal on ‘spot reducing’

The real deal on ‘spot reducing’

Looking for spot reduction exercises to shift that burgeoning spare tyre? The hard truth is ...

How to recognise a stroke

How to recognise a stroke

Immediate medical attention after a stroke can save lives and reduce the risk of permanent ...

Vegemite beats up on superbugs

Vegemite beats up on superbugs

Vegemite, the humble Aussie spread, could be the key to battling antibiotic-resistant superbugs.

Affordable dental care for pensioners

Affordable dental care for pensioners

Pensioners are set to benefit from a $4 billion Dental Health Reform package

Beating the osteoporosis stats

Beating the osteoporosis stats

Strengthen bones through exercise and increased calcium intake to help prevent osteoporosis.

Antibacterial hand soap may be harmful

Antibacterial hand soap may be harmful

A new study has shown that q chemical found in hand soap may impair ...

Caffeine keeps you strong

Caffeine keeps you strong

Never feel guilty about a cup of coffee again

Never forget your antibiotics again

Never forget your antibiotics again

The NPS has released a new app which will ensure you never forget your antibiotics ...

How often should you go?

How often should you go?

Bladder and bowel control problems affect around one in twenty Australians, yet most people ...

Surrogate grandparents live longer and happier

Surrogate grandparents live longer and happier

In the past, several generations of a family lived together in one home and ...

Where the savings will come from

Where the savings will come from

The Government will make $33.6 billion worth of savings to fund the return to surplus.

National Disability Insurance Scheme

National Disability Insurance Scheme

An NDIS will fundamentally change the way disability care and support is provided.

Better health

Better health

The Government will improve access to health care, new hospitals, mental health reforms and e-Health.

Commemorating the Centenary of ANZAC

Commemorating the Centenary of ANZAC

The Government has committed $83.5 million to commemorating the ANZACs.

New Supplementary Allowance

New Supplementary Allowance

Good news for those receiving Newstart Allowance.

Increase your life expectancy

Increase your life expectancy

A Danish study has shown that jogging can increase your life expectancy

Better access to public dental services

Better access to public dental services

$345.9 million will be spent over three years to reduce public dental waiting lists

What they say

What they say

Who said what in today’s newspapers

Seasoned surfies

Seasoned surfies

Anyone who thinks surfing is an “adolescent activity” needs to get down to the surf ...

What will aged care reforms mean for you?

What will aged care reforms mean for you?

Our current Aged Care system is inconsistent, confusing and unsustainable.

Is plastic surgery the answer to good health?

Is plastic surgery the answer to good health?

Whether you possess the characteristics of the ‘ideal’ woman depends on the century or even ...

Daylight savings affects your risk of heart attack

Daylight savings affects your risk of heart attack

This Sunday 1 April marks the end of daylights savings in New South Wales, ...

Diabetes risk too great to ignore

Diabetes risk too great to ignore

Learn more about diabetes. That’s the advice of a Melbourne man who, until a ...

Looking after your health

Looking after your health

As people move into their 50s and 60s and beyond, health problems will become ...

No Scan No Fly

No Scan No Fly

From July this year passengers travelling through Australian International Airports can be ...

Time to accept change

Time to accept change

This week the Government will introduce legislation allowing compulsory body scans at ...

Future Fit – Design your own exercise regime

Future Fit – Design your own exercise regime

You’ve assessed your health with the aid of the PAR-Q and now you’re ready ...

Future fit - General health concerns

Future fit - General health concerns

Before starting any regime you must take into consideration your overall level of fitness ...

iHealth

iHealth

There are many health-related apps available to you. So what makes iHealth different? Discover ...

Future fit – Getting started

Future fit – Getting started

You’ve finally got some time for yourself and you want to get fit. But ...

Assessing your current fitness

Assessing your current fitness

Before you can start exercising, you need to assess where you’re at.

How eHealth technology works

How eHealth technology works

The validity of the National Broadband Network (NBN) has been hotly debated in government ...

Active Apps

Active Apps

Rachel has been surfing the App store for some health and fitness ...

Men’s sheds

Men’s sheds

The average life expectancy for men in Australia today is 79, four years less than their female counterparts. The time has come for men to seek the support they need and the first step is visiting your local “shed”. Getting men to open up about health ...

Top ten tips for prostatectomy patients

Top ten tips for prostatectomy patients

Brian, one of our loyal subscribers, has been through and recovered from prostate cancer surgery. ...

Caring for my sick father

Caring for my sick father

Rhonda’s question concerns whether she will be able to claim a carer’s allowance

Centrelink Denture Entitlements

Centrelink Denture Entitlements

Q. Vesna I was wondering whether you could help me. Both my parents are pensioners. My dad is on the old age pension and my mother is in the process of Centrelink changing her from disability support pension to age pension. My parent's next ...

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