Sydney lockdown extended, worries about ‘COVID blind spot’

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has announced that the lockdown of Greater Sydney will be extended by four weeks as the virus rages out of control.


Foods to avoid if you have a leaky bladder

Avoid these 11 food and drink items if you have an overactive bladder.


Two states end lockdowns but vaccine rollout faces further delays

Victoria and South Australia will come out of their lockdowns tomorrow, but 51 million vaccine doses expected this year have been delayed until 2022.


Do intermittent fasting diets work, and what are the challenges?

Early studies have shown that in as little as four weeks, switching from the fed to the fasted state can relieve health issues.

Health news

Older Australians more likely to abuse alcohol, study finds

Australians aged over 50 abuse alcohol at a rate far higher than the general population, study shows.


Get the clutter under control for a healthier you

Having too much stuff can not only drain and frustrate you, but it can also make it difficult to get things done. Here's how to declutter for your health.


Meet Bev Francis: The strongest woman in the world

Forty years ago the world was not ready for a woman who looked like Bev Francis.

Brain health

Can you buy a better brain with ‘smart pills’?

Nootropics are a new class of 'smart drugs' that promise increased cognitive abilities, but are they too good to be true?

Your Health

Could you be damaging your tooth enamel without even knowing it?

Damaging the enamel coating on your teeth can have a serious effect on your oral health, and it's easier to do than you think.


Warning for shoppers as COVID-19 spreads in supermarkets

Shoppers in New South Wales are being warned to limit their outings as more supermarkets are being visited by confirmed COVID-19 cases.

Health news

Reading, writing letters and card games can delay dementia

Study shows that keeping your brain active could delay dementia by up to five years.


Friday Reflection: How pandemics make us consider our mortality

Dianne Motton remembers how a conversation about Ebola has now become a reality under COVID.

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