Health

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Ginger key to anti-nausea chemotherapy

Ginger and lemon in a glass

Ginger key to anti-nausea chemotherapy

It now seems that ginger has a truly remarkable positive effect.

When to worry about a lump

Female doctor listening to patient talk about lumps and bumps

When to worry about a lump

When should you worry about your lumps?

Can you get rid of a 'beer belly'?

Woman holding her stomach

Can you get rid of a 'beer belly'?

Are you prone to sporting a ‘beer belly’ now and again?

How to banish binge eating

Mans hands reaching for fridge full of food to binge eat

How to banish binge eating

These tips can help you curb binge eating for good.

Lifting weights will save your life

Lifting weights will save your life

Lifting weights will save your life

Strength training helps older adults live 46 per cent longer.

Snoozing not just for the tired

Woman learning while she sleeps

Snoozing not just for the tired

It now seems as though sleep can even improving our ability to learn!

Where you’re most likely to get sick

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Where you’re most likely to get sick

These five destinations are famous for making Aussies sick. So, take care when you’re there!

Why do we sneeze?

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Why do we sneeze?

What exactly is a sneeze and why do we do it? The reasons are more ...

Is your cookware toxic?

Man cooking food in toxic fry pan

Is your cookware toxic?

Did you know that the cookware you use could be killing you?

Checking medicine interactions

Assorted medicines on wooden spoona nd spilling over

Checking medicine interactions

Could natural remedies and prescribed medicines taken together be harmful?

10 curious facts about your brain

Model brain in womans hands

10 curious facts about your brain

Ten facts about the complex mass of cells and fibres in your head.

Plane-friendly yoga practice

Plane-friendly yoga practice

Plane-friendly yoga practice

You may have thought yoga and flying were mutually exclusive events – they’re not.

Breakthrough could cure deafness

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Breakthrough could cure deafness

A cure for deafness could be just five years away after scientists grow cochlear cells.

Six sure-fire ways to a fitter future

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Six sure-fire ways to a fitter future

With these fail-safe fitness tips, you’ll find your way to a fitter future self.

Pre-flight booze costs Aussies $250m

Pre-flight booze costs Aussies $250m

Pre-flight booze costs Aussies $250m

If you drink before departure at the airport, you’re not alone.

Five foods with hidden caffeine

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Five foods with hidden caffeine

Are you consuming more caffeine than you realise?

Spotting the signs of skin cancer

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Spotting the signs of skin cancer

This is what to look for when checking your skin for any signs of skin ...

Are you still ‘sexually active’?

Are you still ‘sexually active’?

Are you still ‘sexually active’?

What does it really mean to be ‘sexually active’?

Do you have lung cancer?

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Do you have lung cancer?

We share the causes and symptoms of Australia’s highest killing cancer.

How to prevent diabetes

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How to prevent diabetes

Six ways you could be increasing your risk of diabetes without even knowing it.

Do antibiotics and alcohol mix?

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Do antibiotics and alcohol mix?

When taking antibiotics it’s common to be told not to consume alcohol.

There’s no expiration date on sex

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There’s no expiration date on sex

According to US sexpert Joan Price “there’s no expiration date on sex”.

Medicare funding trial to commence

GP and older woman with chronic condition

Medicare funding trial to commence

Health Care Homes funding policy could see those with chronic illness turned away.

The drunken older man epidemic

Inebriated older men: the quiet epidemic

The drunken older man epidemic

New research suggest that inebriated older men are creating an epidemic.

Is organic worth the extra money?

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Is organic worth the extra money?

Is it worth the extra money to splurge on organic? Are there actual health benefits?

Foods to replace multivitamins

Fresh broccoli on table beside vitamins

Foods to replace multivitamins

Eating more of these foods means you may be able to ditch the multivitamins.

The super helpful healthy food chart

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The super helpful healthy food chart

A super handy instant reference guide to the health benefits of fruits and vegetables.

Five clever ways to cut food waste

Apple core leftover food waste

Five clever ways to cut food waste

Five small changes you can make to reverse your food waste.

All-time famous moustaches

Merv Hughes with best moustache

All-time famous moustaches

The best moustaches of all time – from Australia and around the world.

Steer clear of these workout traps

Mature fit man training with weights at gym

Steer clear of these workout traps

Three things you don’t have to do to achieve your ideal body.

How to make or break a habit

Man's hands  breaking cigarette to break smoking habit

How to make or break a habit

Learn to make or break a habit in three steps.

More sex = healthier heart

More sex = healthier heart

More sex = healthier heart

Sex, sleep and eating raw garlic can help keep your ticker healthy.

Five sunscreen myths (and one truth)

Mature woman putting on sunscreen

Five sunscreen myths (and one truth)

What are the common sunscreen myths?

How to sneak in exercise on holiday

Fitness on the go: how to sneak in exercise on holiday

How to sneak in exercise on holiday

If your idea of a good trip doesn’t include a gym we’ve got some exercises ...

The top measure for success

Happiness rates as top measure of success for Australians

The top measure for success

Happiness outranks money as the top measure for success.

Seven healthy and tasty food swaps

Healthy foods spread on a table alternatives to unhealthy foods

Seven healthy and tasty food swaps

Seven ingredient swaps to make your food healthier and tastier.

Best foods for healthy joints

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Best foods for healthy joints

Adding these foods to your daily diet may keep your joints healthy.

Could too much sleep be killing you?

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Could too much sleep be killing you?

Did you know that too much sleep could be very dangerous?

Time to get to know your bones

risk of osteoporosis

Time to get to know your bones

Find out if you're at risk of osteoporosis with this simple assessment.

GP fees to rise from 1 November

GP fees rise to $78 from 1 November

GP fees to rise from 1 November

The standard cost of a 20-minute visit to the doctor is expected to rise.

Tackling tinnitus

How to tackle tinnitus

Tackling tinnitus

Here are some steps you can take to relieve the symptoms of tinnitus.

What’s your body fat telling you?

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What’s your body fat telling you?

The placement of your body fat can reveal hidden truths about your health.

The five pillars of brain health

Senior man keeping a fit and healthy brain by exercising

The five pillars of brain health

Following the five pillars of brain health will help you maintain a healthy brain.

‘Number-one killer’ of women

‘Number-one killer’ of women

‘Number-one killer’ of women

A study says heart disease is the ‘number-one killer’ of Australian women.

How to treat an injury at home

Woman with sprained ankle reading on the sofa

How to treat an injury at home

What’s the correct way to treat common injuries?

Humans can live how long…

Humans can live how long…

Humans can live how long…

Ageing experts say we have reached maximum of human longevity.

Five self-diagnosis apps

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Five self-diagnosis apps

To find out if your symptoms warrant a trip to the GP, check out these ...

Natural remedies to ease sinus pain

Mature woman with sinusitis awaiting a natural remedy

Natural remedies to ease sinus pain

These natural remedies may relieve the pain of sinusitis.

A trick to see without using glasses

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A trick to see without using glasses

As today is World Sight Day, we thought we’d have a bit of ocular jocularity.

Harmful healthy foods

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Harmful healthy foods

Eating healthy is one thing, but eating too much can be bad for you.

Is your diet deadly?

Most Australian’s diets worse than previously thought

Is your diet deadly?

Diet survey shows most Australian’s diets are even worse than expected.

Nike ad: age is no limit

Nike ad: age is no limit

Nike ad: age is no limit

This wonderful Nike ad points out that age is no limit to your capabilities.

Trick yourself into eating less

Woman at home adding salt to meal

Trick yourself into eating less

Trick yourself into eating less without overthinking it.

Lupus explained

Lupus medical concept with stethescope

Lupus explained

Lupus is a serious chronic condition that affects one in 700 Australians.

How to resolve an argument

Two wooden men shaking hands

How to resolve an argument

Anger affects us all in different ways and dealing with it is important.

Are you addicted to love?

Mature couple back to back not talking

Are you addicted to love?

Jo Lamble discusses the problems that can arise from love addiction.

Foods to help reduce bloating

Womans hands holding bloated sore stomach

Foods to help reduce bloating

Bloating is an uncomfortable sensation, but there are foods that can fix it.

Private health care crisis

Australia’s private health care system needs reform

Private health care crisis

Within six years, private health insurance will be unaffordable for one-fifth of consumers.

Bad teeth can cause heart disease

Bad teeth can cause heart disease

Bad teeth can cause heart disease

If you think oral conditions only ruin the health of your mouth, think again.

Wedding woes: partner not invited

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Wedding woes: partner not invited

Harry is experiencing some wedding woes, so Jo Lamble helps him out.

Seven ways to beat pre-diabetes

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Seven ways to beat pre-diabetes

If left untreated, pre-diabetes can lead to type 2 diabetes.

How healthy is your brain?

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How healthy is your brain?

Find out if your brain is healthy and how you can improve its function.

Veggies that boost weight loss

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Veggies that boost weight loss

When it comes to the ‘best’ vegetables for weight loss, what should you eat?

The importance of core strength

What is core strength and why is it so important?

The importance of core strength

Physiotherapist Jason Lee discusses the importance of core strength.

Discussing a previous marriage

Happy mature couple having coffee together in the kitchen

Discussing a previous marriage

Should you be honest about your previous marriage?

Who cares for the carers?

Elderly woman and adult daughter carer drinking tea at home

Who cares for the carers?

The Sandwich Generation seeking help to manage care for older parents.

Is travel the key to good health?

Could travel be the secret to good health?

Is travel the key to good health?

Is it possible to have a healthier life by travelling and seeing the world?

Which ‘chronotype’ are you?

Which ‘chronotype’ are you?

Which ‘chronotype’ are you?

Your ‘chronotype’ determines the best times for you to sleep, workout and have sex.

Foods for a healthier gut

Woman holding model of human intestines in front of body

Foods for a healthier gut

These foods will help to heal your gut and balance your insides.

Best free apps for home workouts

Two mature woman doing exercise with smartphones

Best free apps for home workouts

Here are five great free apps to get you moving and stay motivated.

Seven facts to know about the body

female person holding two artificial models of lungs in front of body with white shirt

Seven facts to know about the body

What’s going on your body when you’re not paying attention?

Is your belly fat a health concern?

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Is your belly fat a health concern?

Your belly fat may be more dangerous to your health than you imagine.

Best cheap cuts of meat: lamb

Female butcher with cuts of meat

Best cheap cuts of meat: lamb

The least expensive cuts of meat can often be the tastiest.

Best snacks for brain health

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Best snacks for brain health

It may be Women’s Health Week, but we’d like to cover something we all have ...

Five worst breakfast foods

Over ripe banana for breakfast

Five worst breakfast foods

What’s the best fuel to start your day, and which foods should you avoid?

Why you can’t just ‘burn’ fat

Close up of woman pinching stomach fat

Why you can’t just ‘burn’ fat

Weight loss advice: Losing weight is about more than just ‘burning fat’.

Play Peeball for prostate health

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Play Peeball for prostate health

We have 10 Peeballs to give away to help men identify their risk of prostate ...

Don't keep quiet about death

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Don't keep quiet about death

Death can be a touchy subject for some, but one that we shouldn't be afraid ...

Alcohol linked to improved health

Study links moderate alcohol consumption to improved health

Alcohol linked to improved health

A new report has drawn a correlation between moderate drinking and improved health.

Don't keep quiet about death

How to tackle the touchy subject of dying

Don't keep quiet about death

Death can be a touchy subject for some, but one that we shouldn't be afraid ...

Are your medicines killing you?

Are your medicines killing you?

Are your medicines killing you?

Older Australians are facing an unprecedented overdose crisis.

Risk of death doubles at night

Risk of death doubles at night

Risk of death doubles at night

New research shows that having surgery at night more than doubles your risk of dying.

10 spring superfoods

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10 spring superfoods

Find out which superfoods are in season for spring.

Cutting down on caffeine

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Cutting down on caffeine

Can’t get through the day without a caffeine hit? These tips may help.

How to get more from your day

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How to get more from your day

Great tips for maximising your time so you can get more done.

How to lose weight, not money

How to lose weight, not money

How to lose weight, not money

These handy hints will ensure that you lose weight without wasting money.

Could your blues lead to dementia?

Could your blues lead to dementia?

Could your blues lead to dementia?

A Dutch study finds that severe depression could lead to dementia.

Coping with travel anxiety

Man on train with hands in lap travelling

Coping with travel anxiety

Learn how to cope with travel anxiety to get the most out of your trip.

Your health – who’s in charge?

Your health – who’s in charge?

Your health – who’s in charge?

Lesh offers you a ‘no excuses’ approach to own your wellbeing.

Do you suffer from arthritis?

Do you suffer from arthritis?

Do you suffer from arthritis?

Arborvitae – an Australian breakthrough in arthritis pain relief.

How to heal foot pain

Close up of woman sitting with bare feet

How to heal foot pain

We look at some common foot ailments and how to fix them.

Heart disease hot spots revealed

Australian Heart Maps reveal heart disease hotspots

Heart disease hot spots revealed

The Heart Foundation’s new Australian Heart Maps reveal the heart disease hotspots.

What is reformer Pilates?

Close up of womans legs doing reformer pilates

What is reformer Pilates?

Physiotherapist Jason Lee explains the benefits of reformer Pilates.

Hope for young stroke survivors

Hope for young stroke survivors

Hope for young stroke survivors

One in every four strokes now occurs to people aged 65 years and under.

Video: learn to meditate in seconds

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Video: learn to meditate in seconds

Buddhist master gives a humorous explanation of how to meditate.

Speaking up about memory loss

Mature forgetful woman studying piece of paper

Speaking up about memory loss

Memory loss: When should you keep it to yourself, and when should you speak up?

WHO health guidelines way off

WHO health guidelines way off

WHO health guidelines way off

A new study has found that recommended guidelines for exercise are way off.

Should you worry about that mole?

When should you worry about that mole?

Should you worry about that mole?

Discover the ABCDE method of mole checking.

Tips to help improve your posture

Nine tips to help improve your posture

Tips to help improve your posture

Aching back? Your posture may be to blame. Here are nine tips to straighten you ...

Take charge of your medication

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Take charge of your medication

This Be Medicinewise Week, it’s time to take charge and improve your heath.

How to cope with painful sex

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How to cope with painful sex

Everything you wanted to know about painful sex ... but were too embarrassed to ask.

The physical effects of loneliness

What are the physical effects of loneliness?

The physical effects of loneliness

Loneliness is detrimental to your mental wellbeing and your physical health.

Are you too dependent on alcohol?

Senior man drinks a glass of beer suffering from alcohol dependance

Are you too dependent on alcohol?

There is a difference between drinking for enjoyment and being dependent on alcohol.

What can your genes predict?

Chalkboard with genetic information about genes and life expectancy on it

What can your genes predict?

Genes can influence the time of day you wake and the time of day you'll ...

How to cope with sensitive teeth

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How to cope with sensitive teeth

Simple things you can do every day to help minimise the discomfort of sensitive teeth.

Aged care and the sexual revolution

Older Australians fight for their right to have their sexual needs met

Aged care and the sexual revolution

Sexual intimacy in aged care is a basic human right that’s currently being neglected.

How far would you go for love?

How far would you go for love?

How far would you go for love?

Man hospitalised after waiting 10 days at airport to meet his online girlfriend.

Why diets fail

Woman stepping onto scales to check weight diet fail

Why diets fail

The top five reasons why most diets fail, and how to fix them.

The best cheap cuts of meat: beef

Affordable cuts of meat on display in a butcher

The best cheap cuts of meat: beef

The least expensive cuts of meat can often be the tastiest.

How to boost your metabolism

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How to boost your metabolism

Struggling to shift those kilos? Here are some tips to rev your body’s engine.

Being a bloke in retirement

GriefLine seminar: Living a man’s life in today’s world

Being a bloke in retirement

GriefLine is presenting a seminar that examines the life of today’s man in retirement.

The dangers of 'Doctor Google'

Sick hypochondriac woman google searches her symptons

The dangers of 'Doctor Google'

Discover the real reasons you should never Google your symptoms.

Is Australia’s health system failing?

Health hotspots: where is Australia’s health system failing?

Is Australia’s health system failing?

Grattan Institute report shows that Australia’s health system is failing in some communities.

Early signs of heart trouble

Man clutches his chest experiencing heart pain

Early signs of heart trouble

Early signs and strange symptoms that may potentially indicate heart disease.

What is chronic pain?

Woman suffering from chronic pain

What is chronic pain?

Chronic pain is not just ‘part of getting older’ – it affects around eight million ...

Nine tricks for thicker hair

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Nine tricks for thicker hair

Your hair may get thinner as you age, but there’s still a lot you can ...

Australia ranks high for retirement

Australia ranks sixth in Natixis Global Retirement Index report

Australia ranks high for retirement

Australia has ranked highly in the latest annual Natixis Global Retirement Index report.

Insurer denies cover to save baby

Family told by insurer that saving their baby daughter is ‘elective’

Insurer denies cover to save baby

An Aussie family has been told by their insurer that surgery to save their daughter ...

12 foods to get you in the mood

Picture of a woman eating a cherry foods to get you in the mood

12 foods to get you in the mood

Food can play an essential role in creating the right mood – in more ways ...

The benefits of living a healthy life

Senior couple cooking together and eating healthy

The benefits of living a healthy life

The four main components of a healthy lifestyle and how they benefit your wellbeing.

Getting started with exercise

Getting started with exercise

Getting started with exercise

Whether returning to exercise or trying for the first time, it’s important to start on ...

Dementia vaccine breakthrough

Dementia: vaccine breakthrough

Dementia vaccine breakthrough

A breakthrough could see a vaccine targeting dementia produced within three to five years.

Seven secrets to avoiding sickness

Healthy older couple walk arm in arm through sand dunes

Seven secrets to avoiding sickness

Seven secrets of people who don’t get sick.

Sector spotlight: Health

Sector Spotlight: Health

Sector spotlight: Health

The 60+ market are spending on a wide range of goods and services, but ...

How to harness stress

How to use stress to your advantage

How to harness stress

Stress is an inevitable part of adult life, but it doesn’t have to hold you ...

The pain of tennis elbow

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The pain of tennis elbow

Jason Lee explains what can be done to treat tennis elbow.

What does a rumbling tummy mean?

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What does a rumbling tummy mean?

Find out whether a rumbly tummy could indicate a serious underlying condition.

10 mistakes that can make you sick

10 mistakes that can cause you to get sick while travelling

10 mistakes that can make you sick

Are you making these 10 mistakes when you travel?

Phones and wifi not linked to cancer

Phones and wifi not linked to cancer

Phones and wifi not linked to cancer

Show misled viewers on safety of wifi signals and mobile phone use.

Health: tricks to get rid of…

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Health: tricks to get rid of…

We provide you with the best natural cures for common health ailments.

Seven tips for healthy, happy feet

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Seven tips for healthy, happy feet

This simple advice will help you keep your feet healthy and happy.

Managing pain after knee surgery

Post operative physiotherapy on knee

Managing pain after knee surgery

Is more rehabilitation or better medication the answer after a knee replacement?

Make the most of your mornings

woman looking at the sunrise

Make the most of your mornings

Here are seven tips to get your day started the right way.

Supplements that prevent dementia

A collection of natural supplements which may be able to prevent dementia

Supplements that prevent dementia

A combination of natural supplements may reduce your risk of developing Alzheimer’s.

Should you have a diet cheat day?

Woman enjoying a sweet treat off her diet

Should you have a diet cheat day?

Enjoy your weekend – have a diet cheat day

Medicare rebate cheques to end

Medicare rebates: register your bank details to claim

Medicare rebate cheques to end

Claiming your Medicare rebates is about to become more streamlined.

How to flirt without saying a word

Couple flirting at a bar

How to flirt without saying a word

Not everyone has a way with words. Here’s how to flirt without saying anything.

How Australians die

How Australians die – top five causes

How Australians die

Can you guess the top five causes of death in Australia?

How farting is good for your health

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How farting is good for your health

How farting can help prolong your life and improve the health of those around you.

Test detects Alzheimer’s early

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Test detects Alzheimer’s early

New blood test can accurately detect Alzheimer’s 10 years before symptoms.

Mood foods: eating for anxiety

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Mood foods: eating for anxiety

Foods that improve or worsen anxiety, stress and depression.

Are natural therapies safe?

Collection of natural therapies, supplements and plants

Are natural therapies safe?

When it comes to natural therapies, it’s important to stop and ask: is this safe ...

Election 2016 – do you care?

Australian election voting board

Election 2016 – do you care?

Read on for a sneak preview of how retirees will vote in Election 2016.

How to strengthen your pelvic floor

Mature woman with yoga mat smiling

How to strengthen your pelvic floor

Learn about pelvic floor health and strengthening exercises.

Hot beverages may cause cancer

Drinking your tea or coffee too hot may be harmful to your health

Hot beverages may cause cancer

Your extra hot latte or boiling cup of tea could be doing you harm.

Should we give up on retirement?

Does the popular definition of ‘retirement’ still apply?

Should we give up on retirement?

Longer work lives and life expectancy may mean we need to rethink retirement.

How to boost low testosterone

Doctor holding testosterone sign with stethescope

How to boost low testosterone

Discover the symptoms of low testosterone and natural ways to boost it.

Taking the snore out of snoozing

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Taking the snore out of snoozing

Although snoring is not itself harmful, it can be a symptom of something more severe.

Healthcare trumps economy

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Healthcare trumps economy

Older voters believe that health care is more important than the economy.

10 questions to ask your doctor

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10 questions to ask your doctor

These 10 questions will help you to avoid unnecessary tests.

Don't suffer in silence

Man holding hand up to stop elder abuse

Don't suffer in silence

These five organisations are waiting to provide assistance with abuse.

Is eating in moderation a mistake?

The definition of ‘eating in moderation’ varies person to person

Is eating in moderation a mistake?

A study suggests that ‘eating in moderation’ may not work as a dietary guideline.

Do you have ‘text neck’?

Skeleton with red neck mark staring at smartphone screen

Do you have ‘text neck’?

‘Text neck’ maybe on the rise but what can be done to ease the strain?

The great blood(y) mystery

Female doctor holding bags of blood from donations

The great blood(y) mystery

Thousands of people can’t give blood, all because of where they lived 20 years ago.

The beer essentials

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The beer essentials

Learning to love beer really begins with learning how it’s made.

How to cope with chronic pain

man with chronic pain sore neck

How to cope with chronic pain

Is your pain all in your head? Learn how to manage chronic pain regardless of ...

Could infections cause dementia?

A new study shows that infections could be the cause of Alzheimer’s

Could infections cause dementia?

A new study shows that the brain’s response to infections could be the cause of ...

Do you have a sugar addiction?

Pile of white sugar spelling out the word sugar are you addicted to sugar

Do you have a sugar addiction?

Find out how you can cut back on the sweet stuff.

Health checks: when to have them

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Health checks: when to have them

A list of common health checks and how often you need them.

Bowel cancer explained

Bowel cancer also known as the silent killer explained for your understanding

Bowel cancer explained

Known as the ‘silent killer’, bowel cancer develops with few symptoms.

Are you addicted to Facebook?

Woman slouched at desk at night on Facebook

Are you addicted to Facebook?

Have you ever wondered if you’re addicted to Facebook? Why not find out?

A pain in the bum and beyond

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A pain in the bum and beyond

Jason Lee explains how you can offset the detrimental effects of sitting.

What smoking does to your body

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What smoking does to your body

This run down of what smoking does to your body may encourage you to quit.

How to eat well on holiday

Close up of womans hand holding big slice of pizza on holiday

How to eat well on holiday

This guide to healthy eating will help you stay slim on holiday.

Saving Medicare

Saving Medicare – Professor Brian Owler suggests how

Saving Medicare

Prof. Brian Owler shares his opinion on how our health system can be saved.

Post-holiday health kick

Post-holiday health kick: where to begin?

Post-holiday health kick

Over indulged on your holiday? Here’s how to combat it and get back on track.

Lorna’s palliative care story

Lorna’s palliative care story

Lorna’s palliative care story

Providing end-of-life care for a loved one is the ultimate act of kindness.

Does your diet affect the planet?

CSIRO aims to document the environmental impact of poor eating

Does your diet affect the planet?

CSIRO is conducting a study to determine the environmental impact of poor eating.

The danger of dietary supplements

The danger of dietary supplements

The danger of dietary supplements

Misleading and harmful supplements putting Australians at serious risk.

10 pantry essentials

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10 pantry essentials

If you never run out of these 10 pantry items, you’ll always have a delicious ...

Push to end Medicare rebate freeze

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Push to end Medicare rebate freeze

Patients could end up paying dearly for GP consultations.

Are you weakening your immunity?

Mature woman and husband enjoying wine but risking immune system

Are you weakening your immunity?

Feeling run down? Here are six ways you may be unwittingly weakening your immune system.

Imagine having your first baby at 72

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Imagine having your first baby at 72

It’s no secret that women are choosing to start their families later in life.

Best natural cough remedies

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Best natural cough remedies

Soothe that annoying tickle in your throat with these natural remedies.

How to kickstart your exercise

Back view of motivated person at sunrise after exercise

How to kickstart your exercise

Five simple rules for getting back into exercise after a break.

Travelling with medicines

Travelling with medicines – what you need to know

Travelling with medicines

If you’re planning to travel overseas with medicines, learn the steps you need to take.

The five-minute travel workout

Holiday fitness concept running shoes and ipod

The five-minute travel workout

Even though you’re off the beaten track, you can still stay on track with your ...

A woman’s sexual journey

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A woman’s sexual journey

Regardless of your age, you’re on a sexual journey. So what is that journey?

Weight-loss secrets of women

Two sharing women sharing weight loss tips

Weight-loss secrets of women

University researchers set out to discover the secrets of slim people. This is what they ...

Does sex count as exercise?

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Does sex count as exercise?

Sex: it’s fun (while it lasts), but can we really refer to it as exercise? ...

Five tricks for a more active life

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Five tricks for a more active life

Kickstart your new active life with these five tricks.

Are your vaccinations up to date?

Are your vaccinations up to date?

Are your vaccinations up to date?

Due to lapsed vaccinations, the health of one in four Australians aged 60 and over ...

Understanding food expiry dates

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Understanding food expiry dates

Do you know what the little dates stamped on the side of your food mean?

Should GF foods be subsidised?

Should GF foods be subsidised?

Should GF foods be subsidised?

Should the Federal Government introduce a medical-foods program to subsidise GF foods?

Why should we respect our elders?

Caring adult grandson with his arm around grandfather

Why should we respect our elders?

Respect your elders: why it’s actually good for you.

What food labels really mean

Mature woman reading the food labels on cans of food

What food labels really mean

Food labels can seem like another language. Here’s how to read them and make informed ...

Do you have the grey hair gene?

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Do you have the grey hair gene?

Scientists have discovered the grey-hair gene and preventing greying could be next.

10 homemade dandruff cures

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10 homemade dandruff cures

If dandruff is raining on your parade, why not try these 10 natural cures?

Your family genetics

Man mapping out his health history for his family

Your family genetics

Medical conditions are often passed down through families.

Interesting facts about your dreams

Dreaming woman flying over city with orange umbrella

Interesting facts about your dreams

What goes on in our imaginations after the lights are out?

The pitfalls of using ED meds

The pitfalls of using ED meds

The pitfalls of using ED meds

We take a look at the pitfalls of ED meds and why they won’t magically ...

Five smart reasons to travel

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Five smart reasons to travel

Here are five reasons why travelling makes you smarter and healthier.

Health info that can save your life

Close up of a doctor giving health advice that can save your life

Health info that can save your life

This information can help you live a longer, healthier life.

Seven foods to eat for great skin

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Seven foods to eat for great skin

Here are seven foods to help keep your skin hydrated and looking youthful.

Heart disease and what to do

Mature man clutching his chest having a heart attack

Heart disease and what to do

Heart disease is more than a heart attack. Learn what it is and how to ...

New Medicare package announced

New Medicare package announced

New Medicare package announced

Changes to the public health system could see the introduction of health care homes.

Walk your way to better health

Mature healthy couple walking for exercise

Walk your way to better health

Walking is the easiest way to improve your health and fitness, and lose weight.

10 terrific kitchen tricks

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10 terrific kitchen tricks

You can never know enough ways to save time in the kitchen, can you?

Sex secrets of long-term couples

Sex secrets of long-term couples

Sex secrets of long-term couples

Learn the secret to a successful sex life from couples who’ve been together for decades.

Five tips to care for your liver

Doctor with liver in hands in a hospital

Five tips to care for your liver

So what does your liver do? And how do you look after it? We have ...

Losing weight for your body type

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Losing weight for your body type

Find out how your body type affects weight loss and weight gain.

Past it at 50? Not a chance!

Past it at 50? Not a chance!

Past it at 50? Not a chance!

Australians over 50 rate themselves healthier than their younger counterparts.

Should Australia adopt a sugar tax?

Should Australia adopt a sugar tax?

Should Australia adopt a sugar tax?

The UK has announced that it will implement a sugar tax within two years.

Tech to help you sleep better

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Tech to help you sleep better

These revolutionary gadgets can help you get a better night’s sleep.

The miracle of one glass of water

The miracle of one glass of water

The miracle of one glass of water

There are incredible health benefits to be had from drinking just one glass of water ...

How to protect your eyesight

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How to protect your eyesight

Protect your vision and maintain the health of your eyes.

The murky future of retirement

The murky future of retirement

The murky future of retirement

Three quarters of Australians aged 45 and over dream of retiring early but can’t.

IBS explained

Woman holds her stomach as she suffers from irritable bowel syndrome

IBS explained

Learn about the symptoms of IBS and how to manage it.

Want a longer life? Join the club

Want a longer life? Join the club

Want a longer life? Join the club

New research shows that those who stay socially connected will live a longer life.

Why you should drink only water

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Why you should drink only water

A case for why you should forgo the coffee and switch to water.

Seven efficient exercises

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Seven efficient exercises

These seven moves will ensure you work smart, getting more results for your efforts.

Five quick, healthy recipes

Assortment of healthy ingredients for affordable recipes

Five quick, healthy recipes

We’ve collated five recipes that prove eating healthily doesn’t need to be bland. Bon appétit!

How to protect your hearing

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How to protect your hearing

Learn how to protect your hearing from noise-related injury.

Companies exploit health-star rating

Companies exploit health-star rating

Companies exploit health-star rating

Several leading brands have been found to be exploiting the Health Star Rating System.

Foods that satisfy

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Foods that satisfy

Do you ever feel so hungry that some days you could eat a horse?

More ways you may be ruining your teeth

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More ways you may be ruining your teeth

Avoiding these oral care mistakes will get you on the right track to better dental ...

Out of your mind for happiness

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Out of your mind for happiness

How to get your mind out of the way for a happier life.

Aspirin – should you be taking it?

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Aspirin – should you be taking it?

A new use for aspirin seems to pop up daily. So, should you be taking ...

Worst foods to eat before bedtime

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Worst foods to eat before bedtime

Have you ever wondered what effect your food will have on your sleep?

Nine reasons you should drink beer

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Nine reasons you should drink beer

Drinking beer in moderation can actually have a multitude of health benefits.

When online dating goes wrong

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When online dating goes wrong

We take a look at what happens when online dating goes wrong.

Should you be concerned about Zika?

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Should you be concerned about Zika?

For those planning to travel, here’s what you need to know about Zika.

Is Febfast a furphy?

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Is Febfast a furphy?

Will abstaining for a month improve your relationship with the demon drink?

A natural remedy for inflammation

Arborvitae: a natural remedy for inflammation

A natural remedy for inflammation

Arborvitae Health and Wellbeing Supplement is a natural remedies for a range of ailments.

Ways you may be ruining your teeth

Mature woman brushing her teeth with puzzled expression

Ways you may be ruining your teeth

Even the most healthy people can have unhealthy habits that are bad for their teeth.

Best treatment for lower back pain

A woman holds her lower back as she experiences lower back pain

Best treatment for lower back pain

New research has found that exercise is the best way to prevent lower back pain.

Best natural remedies for travellers

Glass of ginger and lemon tea which is a natural remedy for a sore throat

Best natural remedies for travellers

These natural remedies can help cure any ailments while you travel.

Are probiotics doing you more harm?

Are probiotics doing you more harm?

Are probiotics doing you more harm?

Could taking a probiotic be doing more harm than good?

Weight loss with more fruit and veg?

Mother and daughter eating fruits and vegetables

Weight loss with more fruit and veg?

You would think that eating more fruit and veg would help you to lose weight. ...

Public hospitals report card failure

Public hospitals report card: falling well short of standards

Public hospitals report card failure

The results of the AMA’s public hospital review are not positive.

What healthy people do before bed

Happy healthy couple reading before bed

What healthy people do before bed

Improve your day with these smart sleeping habits practiced by healthy people.

Handy household hints

Handy household hints to help you with your housework

Handy household hints

Here’s a list of handy household hints to help you with your housework.

Best ways to boost your protein intake

A selection of protein boosting foods

Best ways to boost your protein intake

So what are the best ways to boost your protein intake?

Make your own travel first aid kit

A DIY first aid kit on a table along with its contents

Make your own travel first aid kit

Save money by making your own travel first aid kit to take away with you.

Five yoga poses for digestion

Beginners yoga for digestion pose

Five yoga poses for digestion

These five beginner yoga poses will aid your digestion.

10 foods you don’t need to refrigerate

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10 foods you don’t need to refrigerate

You might be surprised that some of these foods are better placed in the pantry ...

Set up a medical ID on your phone

How to set up a medical ID on your phone in case of emergency

Set up a medical ID on your phone

We show you how to set up a medical ID on your phone, in case ...

Red wine can help those with ED

Red wine and berries can reduce the risk of erectile dysfunction

Red wine can help those with ED

Flavonoid-rich foods can help reduce the risk of erectile dysfunction.

Low fat or full cream milk?

Low fat or full cream milk – which is healthier?

Low fat or full cream milk?

Is it a misconception that low fat milk is healthier than the full cream variety?

Backlash over Aussie lamb advert

Australia Day lamb ad faces hearing over violence towards vegans

Backlash over Aussie lamb advert

Herbivores are up in arms over the MLA's new Australia Day advertisement.

How to ditch the tiredness

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How to ditch the tiredness

These five tips will enhance your energy and help you to bounce back.

Where do you keep your eggs?

Eggs: how to store them safely

Where do you keep your eggs?

How do you think eggs should be stored?

Simple health checks for 2016

An assortment of healthy living tools: vegetables and exercise equipment

Simple health checks for 2016

These are the regular tests usually recommended for most adults over 50 years.

Lifesaving gadgets of the future

Lifesaving gadgets of the not-too-distant future

Lifesaving gadgets of the future

Could everyday technology be used to save your life?

Foods for your ‘little fella’

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Foods for your ‘little fella’

Here’s a list of foods that can help men with ED and prostate issues.

Going bald? There's no need to panic

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Going bald? There's no need to panic

Find out what causes baldness and what you can do about it with this helpful ...

Sexy tips to spice up your 2016

Romantic bed with wine and rose petals

Sexy tips to spice up your 2016

The New Year means new life and positive change, so why not carry that into ...

Detoxing – is it the only way?

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Detoxing – is it the only way?

Is detoxing the only way to kickstart your health come this New Year?

Small acts for a happy marriage

Mature couple in a happy marriage holding hands

Small acts for a happy marriage

It’s the small, everyday acts that strengthen a relationship.

Look after yourself this festive season

Grandmother, mother and daughter relaxing during the festive season

Look after yourself this festive season

The end of the year can bring on the stress of trying to juggle commitments.

Five nutrients for healthy ageing

Five nutrients for healthy ageing

Five nutrients for healthy ageing

These five nutrients are important for healthy ageing.

Robbing Peter to cure Paul

Pathology cuts to fund cure for Hepatitis C

Robbing Peter to cure Paul

Sussan Ley announces new funding for Hepatitis C cure, but it comes at a cost.

Managing back pain this festive season

Woman holding lower back in pain

Managing back pain this festive season

Jason Lee has some handy hints to help you manage back pain.

New hope for cancer sufferers

An innovative biochip filter washes the blood of cancer sufferers

New hope for cancer sufferers

A new technique washes the blood of cancer patients and reduces the cost of treatment.

How one man’s kidney saved seven lives

How one man’s kidney donation saved seven lives in one day

How one man’s kidney saved seven lives

One man’s kidney donation has sparked Australia’s largest ever kidney exchange.

Best festive medicine cabinet

Best festive medicine cabinet

Best festive medicine cabinet

We offer a handy list of medicines and first-aid items to keep in your medicine ...

What the MYEFO told us

MYEFO – what cuts are we facing?

What the MYEFO told us

As expected, there was no good news when Scott Morrison delivered the MYEFO.

Festive weight gain – how to avoid it

Festive weight gain – how to avoid it

Festive weight gain – how to avoid it

Here are seven ideas that allow you to enjoy the festivities without getting the festive ...

Too much sleep can kill you

Too much sleep can kill you

Too much sleep can kill you

Too much sleep, sitting too much and not getting enough exercise leads to an early ...

Older Aussies' drinking on the rise

Older Australians unaware of risks involved with drinking

Older Aussies' drinking on the rise

Older Australians are drinking more with age, and are unaware of the risks involved.

Are you drinking too much?

Are you drinking too much?

Are you drinking too much?

Are you worried that you may be drinking too much?

What’s in your sausage?

What’s in your sausage?

What’s in your sausage?

A recent study in the United States found that sausages often have misleading labels.

Five tips for healthy travel

Happy travellers in the countryside

Five tips for healthy travel

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

Millions of men have no friends

Millions of men have no friends

Millions of men have no friends

Research shows that millions of men are without close friends they can turn to in ...

Your hearing health explained

Your hearing health explained

Your hearing health explained

Diminished hearing can have a huge impact on your way of life and general wellbeing.

Belly bulge worse than being obese

Belly bulge worse than being obese

Belly bulge worse than being obese

Is it worse to be overweight all over or just carry extra weight around the ...

Tobacco tax on the radar

Tobacco tax on the radar

Tobacco tax on the radar

If Labor wins the next Federal Election, it will implement more tax increases on tobacco.

Euthanasia back in the spotlight

Euthanasia back in the spotlight

Euthanasia back in the spotlight

Last night’s debate on the ABC’s Q&A sees the subject of euthanasia back in the ...

What to eat pre- and post-workout

What to eat pre- and post-workout

What to eat pre- and post-workout

What foods should you eat before and after exercise?

Five ways to boost fibre every day

Five ways to boost fibre every day

Five ways to boost fibre every day

Increase your daily fibre intake by following these five simple tips.

The benefits of a digital detox

The benefits of a digital detox

The benefits of a digital detox

Leon discusses the benefits of taking a break from technology.

Is your diet a cancer risk?

Is your diet a cancer risk?

Is your diet a cancer risk?

Research now supports the claim that processed meats cause cancer.

Five reasons to drink tea

Five reasons to drink tea

Five reasons to drink tea

Tea has many physiological as well as holistic health benefits. Here are five of them.

Has your insurer misled you?

Has your insurer misled you?

Has your insurer misled you?

The ACCC has delivered a scathing review of the private health insurance industry.

Diagnosing and treating tinnitus

Diagnosing and treating tinnitus

Diagnosing and treating tinnitus

Many people simply live with tinnitus but there are ways it can be managed.

Top cellulite fixes

Top cellulite fixes

Top cellulite fixes

Take these five healthy steps to help your skin be dimple free.

Five best healthy eating articles

Five best healthy eating articles

Five best healthy eating articles

Here are our five best healthy eating and nutrition articles.

Grandmother wins High Court fight

Grandmother wins High Court fight

Grandmother wins High Court fight

The High Court has ruled that breast cancer genes cannot be patented.

Sticking to a diet when travelling

Sticking to a diet when travelling

Sticking to a diet when travelling

Follow our dieting tips for travelling abroad.

Mental health system under review

Mental health system under review

Mental health system under review

Health Minister Sussan Ley has announced an overhaul of the current mental health system.

Five best websites to make friends

Five best websites to make friends

Five best websites to make friends

As life moves on, some of the people you share it with will as well.

How to save money and eat well

How to save money and eat well

How to save money and eat well

Our 10 tips will save you money and still satisfy your tummy at the table.

Medicare review could cut services

Medicare review could cut services

Medicare review could cut services

Sussan Ley and the AMA are at loggerheads over the impending MBS review.

Midlife obesity linked to Alzheimer’s

Midlife obesity linked to Alzheimer’s

Midlife obesity linked to Alzheimer’s

Midlife obesity has been linked to an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s.

Addicted to being busy

Addicted to being busy

Addicted to being busy

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

Should you sleep with your phone?

Should you sleep with your phone?

Should you sleep with your phone?

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

Which cooking oil is best?

Which cooking oil is best?

Which cooking oil is best?

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

Hints for happy family reunions

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

Common abbreviations flummox GPs

GPs are failing to understand abbreviations used in discharge letters.

Should euthanasia be legalised?

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

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

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

Energy boosts for carers

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

Keep your kidneys healthy

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

Five pre-workout activities to avoid

Avoid these five pre-workout activities.

Seven ways to train your brain

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 top tips for tackling anxiety

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

App of the month June

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

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?

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

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

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

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?

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

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 best core exercises

Five low-impact exercises to strengthen your core.

PBS medicine prices to be slashed

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’s birthday surprise

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

Stave off colds and flu

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

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

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

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

Walk off the weight

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

Your preferred Budget policies

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Good fats you should eat

Which foods contain fats you should eat?

Retirement Update September 2015

Retirement Update September 2015

Retirement Update September 2015

It’s time to spring into action and take control of your own retirement.

Are tweets an acceptable tribute?

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?

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

Five effective low-impact exercises

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

Diabetes growth hits ‘critical mark’

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

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

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?

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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 to fork out millions

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

Get active to keep the blues away

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 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

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 your 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

$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 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?

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

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

$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

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

Save $20 on vitamins

Win a voucher for vitamins

Save $20 on vitamins

Claim your voucher from Australian NaturalCare.

Is intermittent fasting for you?

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

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

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

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?

Is coffee good for you?

Why coffee is good for you.

Enjoy more freedom & mobility

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

Lifestyle medicine for cancer

Your daily lifestyle choices are completely in your hands.

Maintaining a healthy brain

Maintaining a healthy brain

Maintaining a healthy brain

Simple steps that will help you look after your brain.

Cuddles for cash

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

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 drink more water

How to ensure your daily water intake.

How not to encourage weight loss

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 outbreak continues to spread

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

Is Dry July a furphy?

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

The Coalition breaks key promises

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

Make CBDs smoke free

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

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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?

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, health, extra weight

Top five weight-loss tips

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

Are you anxious?

Are you anxious?

Are you anxious?

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

Understanding diabetes

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Understanding diabetes

An estimated 280 Australians develop diabetes every day

Persevering with hearing aids

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 cardiovascular 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?

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?

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-aging 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

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

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

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

Dementia vaccinations take off

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

Detoxing your emotions

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?

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, health, garage, tidy, treasures, regifting, bedroom, australia

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?

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?

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+

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

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

Quick health age check

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

Make healthy eating simple

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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

Why women live longer

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

Forgetfulness or dementia?

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

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

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

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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?

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

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’

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

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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 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

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

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

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

Caffeine keeps you strong

Never feel guilty about a cup of coffee again

Never forget your antibiotics 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?

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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

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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

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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

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National Disability Insurance Scheme

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

Better health

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Better health

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

Commemorating the Centenary of ANZAC

Budget, federal budget,  superannuation, dental, health, pensioners, aged care reforms, National disability insurance scheme, cuts, older workers, job seeker assistance, tax-free threshold, newstart allowance, ANZAC,  breakdown, wrapup

Commemorating the Centenary of ANZAC

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

New Supplementary Allowance

Budget, federal budget,  superannuation, dental, health, pensioners, aged care reforms, National disability insurance scheme, cuts, older workers, job seeker assistance, tax-free threshold, newstart allowance, ANZAC,  breakdown, wrapup

New Supplementary Allowance

Good news for those receiving Newstart Allowance.

Increase your life expectancy

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

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Better access to public dental services

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

What they say

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What they say

Who said what in today’s newspapers

Seasoned surfies

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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?, PM Julia Gillard, Changes, Health, Services, Seniors, Australia

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?

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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

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

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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

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Looking after your health

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

No Scan No Fly

Body scan, Australian airports, Gillard Government, privacy, health

No Scan No Fly

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

Time to accept change

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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

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

Future fit - General health concerns

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

iHealth

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

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

Assessing your current fitness

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

How eHealth technology works

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How eHealth technology works

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

Active Apps

Active Apps

Active Apps

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

Men’s sheds

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

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

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, Australia, Seniors, Teeth, health, State, Pensioner Concession Cards

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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