Health

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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?

Is your cholesterol under control?

Person spreads Tablelands Reduced Cholesterol Spread onto bread

Is your cholesterol under control?

Simply replacing your usual spread could reduce your cholesterol by 10 per cent in only ...

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.

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

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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?

Hand denying an offer of alcohol

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 ...

Skin cancer: what to look for

Doctor holding sign saying skin cancer

Skin cancer: what to look for

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

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

Tired mature man yawning

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

Man with comb worrying about hair loss

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?

Detox apples lined up on bench spelling health

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

How to eat well on holiday

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

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.

Best foods for healthy joints

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

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.

Pelvic floor health and you

Pelvic floor health and you

Pelvic floor health and you

Learn about pelvic floor health and strengthening exercises.

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

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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

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Commemorating the Centenary of ANZAC

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

New Supplementary Allowance

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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?

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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

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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

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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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