health

The following articles have the tag health

Who loves flying and not dying?

Prevent cramping and DVT on your next flight

Who loves flying and not dying?

Prevent deep vein thrombosis and cramping with a simple pair of socks.

Why peeing might be painful

Why peeing might be painful

Why peeing might be painful

Painful urination should not be ignored. Here’s what you need to know.

Flu jabs already selected for 2019

woman getting a vaccine

Flu jabs already selected for 2019

If you’ve wondered whether a flu shot is a bit of a lottery, you might ...

The skin ‘they’ live in

Meet the creepy crawlies that call your body ‘home’

The skin ‘they’ live in

Shower all you like, but these creepy crawlies are here to stay.

Eight signs of liver damage

Eight signs of liver damage

Eight signs of liver damage

Long before the damage can’t be undone, your liver will let you know all is ...

Best and worst food from the deli

Best and worst food from the deli

Best and worst food from the deli

Deli food is always extremely tempting, but it doesn’t have to be unhealthy.

How to get rid of your ‘bingo wings’

How to get rid of your ‘bingo wings’

How to get rid of your ‘bingo wings’

Excess fat in your upper arm can be unsightly, but exercise can improve the situation.

How hygienic is your tea towel?

How hygienic is your tea towel?

How hygienic is your tea towel?

You may want to pop your tea towel into the wash more often after reading ...

Health cover hike to sting seniors

health insurance may cost more

Health cover hike to sting seniors

Insurers may force older Australians to pay more for common medical procedures.

How the seasons affect dementia

How the seasons affect dementia

How the seasons affect dementia

A new study suggests the seasons can affect mental health.

AI could predict Alzheimer’s

AI could predict Alzheimer’s

AI could predict Alzheimer’s

Algorithms may help doctors stream people onto prevention path sooner.

Easy stretches to align your spine

Easy stretches to align your spine

Easy stretches to align your spine

These three easy stretches can help align your spine and relieve back pain.

Even light drinking lifts death risk

Even light drinking lifts death risk

Even light drinking lifts death risk

Drinking a daily glass of wine may not be so healthy after all, suggests a ...

Why aged care is a dirty word

Older Australians say aged care is a dirty word

Why aged care is a dirty word

Older Australians would rather rely on themselves than aged care.

Burden of illness greater for women

Women twice as likely to develop dementia: study

Burden of illness greater for women

Women are more likely to develop dementia, Parkinson’s disease or have a stroke.

Nine medications you must pack

Beat feeling crook on holidays with these nine products

Nine medications you must pack

What you need in your travel 'medicine chest' to relieve symptoms of common ailments.

How your diet can dent your mood

How your diet can dent your mood

How your diet can dent your mood

Can we eat our way to mental health?

Solving the aged care mystery

Friday Flash Poll: Help us solve the aged care mystery

Solving the aged care mystery

Take part in our Friday Flash Poll and help us solve the aged care mystery.

A spoonful of olive oil can fix ED

A spoonful of olive oil can fix ED

A spoonful of olive oil can fix ED

Olive oil could be better than Viagra at boosting a man’s sexual performance.

Skin changes you should know about

Skin changes you should know about

Skin changes you should know about

Spots, tags, veins and bruises – what’s normal and what’s not.

Main drain on retirement savings

Main drain on retirement savings

Main drain on retirement savings

Research reveals that rising energy costs are hurting retirees the most.

Role for aspirin in cancer treatment

Role for aspirin in cancer treatment

Role for aspirin in cancer treatment

Aspirin may not only help keep cancer at bay, it could play a life-saving role ...

Should health apps be regulated?

Should health apps be regulated?

Should health apps be regulated?

A majority of Australians would like to see health apps regulated by the Government.

How caregiving takes its toll

How caregiving takes its toll

How caregiving takes its toll

Be alert to the signs that could mean you’re putting your health at risk.

Health costs that are hurting you

healthcare

Health costs that are hurting you

Governments are spending more on healthcare, but failing to help in two key areas.

Why are my toenails that colour?

Why are my toenails that colour?

Why are my toenails that colour?

Toenail health is important. Here’s what you need to know.

Online insomnia programs work

Online insomnia programs work

Online insomnia programs work

Treating insomnia with digital programs can improve insomnia symptoms.

Late breakfast may help shed kilos

Late breakfast may help shed kilos

Late breakfast may help shed kilos

Study reveals late breakfasts and early dinners help people keep weight off.

Pros and cons of teeth whitening

Pros and cons of teeth whitening

Pros and cons of teeth whitening

Seeking a natural, at-home teeth-whitening product? Do we have news for you.

Medicines set to become cheaper

Some prescription drugs will become less expensive

Medicines set to become cheaper

Is your medication on the new list of less expensive prescription drugs?

The disease that kills the most

More die of heart attacks than any other cause

The disease that kills the most

While heart attacks are on the decline, dementia-related deaths are climbing.

$400,000 to tweak men’s wellbeing

Man working in shed

$400,000 to tweak men’s wellbeing

Minister invites men’s sheds to apply for $5 million in grants.

Can orgasms extend your life?

Can orgasms extend your life?

Can orgasms extend your life?

Orgasms can have huge health benefits, but can they make you live longer?

The truth about honey

The truth about honey

The truth about honey

Is honey really a miracle food? Which health benefits are confirmed by the research?

Gadgets to help with memory loss

Gadgets to help with memory loss

Gadgets to help with memory loss

Often simple aids or gadgets can assist someone with memory loss to manage better at ...

The diet that lowers your stroke risk

The diet that lowers your stroke risk

The diet that lowers your stroke risk

A Mediterranean-style diet may reduce stroke risk in women over 40.

Alzheimer’s trial delivers results

Alzheimer’s trial delivers results

Alzheimer’s trial delivers results

Drug helps painters and pianists with Alzheimer’s to resume activities.

Parties lashed on ‘MRIs for votes’

Parties lashed on ‘MRIs for votes’

Parties lashed on ‘MRIs for votes’

Parties promise more machines, but ignore costs, says key body.

What you don’t know about sneezing

What you don’t know about sneezing

What you don’t know about sneezing

Sneezing has been the subject of much superstition throughout the ages.

Signs you may have blood clots

Signs you may have blood clots

Signs you may have blood clots

Blood clots can be very dangerous and potentially life-threatening. Know what to look for.

How to stay active for longer

How to stay active for longer

How to stay active for longer

The exercises that can build and maintain strong healthy bones.

Unforgettable day for Alzheimer’s

Unforgettable day for Alzheimer’s

Unforgettable day for Alzheimer’s

Focus on Alzheimer’s disease is growing around the world.

Power disconnection culprits named

Blackout power companies named

Power disconnection culprits named

Electricity companies fined $20,000 for cutting power to life-support systems.

Cancer-causing diet identified

junk food is unhealthy

Cancer-causing diet identified

Science has discovered the low-nutrition foods most likely to lead to tumours.

Which is worse – fat or sugar?

Which is worse – fat or sugar?

Which is worse – fat or sugar?

Sugar and fat are two of the most widely talked about dietary topics, but which ...

Go organic and stay on budget

Go organic and stay on budget

Go organic and stay on budget

Choosing organic food means you’re taking care of your own health and the planet’s.

Royal commission into aged care

PM announces a royal commission into aged care

Royal commission into aged care

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced a royal commission into aged care.

Common medicine doing you harm

Low-dose aspirin medicine doing older Australians harm

Common medicine doing you harm

Many older people taking low-dose aspirin may be doing themselves harm.

Health issues cost retirees $142k

retirement

Health issues cost retirees $142k

Preventable health problems forcing retirement rethink, says study.

How to … make eight simple face masks

How to … make eight simple face masks

How to … make eight simple face masks

Why spend a small fortune on a face mask when you can effortlessly make your ...

Can coffee cure a headache?

Can coffee cure a headache?

Can coffee cure a headache?

Caffeine is trumpeted as having amazing powers, but does it cure or cause a headache?

Where are all the airport germs?

Where you’ll find the most germs at the airport

Where are all the airport germs?

A surface you can’t avoid touching may be the germiest at the airport.

Is your pillow causing pain?

Is your pillow causing pain?

Is your pillow causing pain?

You’re finally in bed. You sink blissfully into your pillow. Or do you?

Safety net helps with bill shock

Higher rebates offset medical expenses

Safety net helps with bill shock

Had a few trips to the GP this year? You may be eligible for higher ...

Ageism is engrained: professor

Psychology professor suggests the root cause of ageism

Ageism is engrained: professor

Ageism is a real thing and is engrained in the human psyche: psychology professor.

Medical mishaps more likely

Medical mishaps more likely

Medical mishaps more likely

Australian travellers urged to be vigilant of health while on holiday.

Probiotics ‘useless in many cases’

Probiotics ‘useless in many cases’

Probiotics ‘useless in many cases’

Taking probiotics in conjunction with antibiotics can have long-term consequences.

Boomers less reliant on pension

Boomers less reliant on pension

Boomers less reliant on pension

Proportion of older Aussies relying on the pension decreases significantly.

Never ignore ‘brain fog’

Never ignore ‘brain fog’

Never ignore ‘brain fog’

That ‘foggy’ feeling is common, but you should investigate what might be causing it.

Broken bones increase death risk

Broken bones increase death risk

Broken bones increase death risk

The increased risk of dying after older adults break a bone is real.

Helping dementia patients ‘travel’

Helping dementia patients ‘travel’

Helping dementia patients ‘travel’

Exciting new technology aims to help dementia patients tick off their bucket lists.

Why you recoil from bitter tastes

Why you recoil from bitter tastes

Why you recoil from bitter tastes

If you avoid green, bitter veggies, science reckons you are a super-taster.

This is how doctors think …

This is how doctors think …

This is how doctors think …

Why the ‘safety net’ must come into play when diagnosing a complaint.

Existing drug could treat Alzheimer’s

Existing drug could treat Alzheimer’s

Existing drug could treat Alzheimer’s

A drug used to treat liver disease could help to restore cells damaged by Alzheimer's.

Using a sniff test to find cancer

Using a sniff test to find cancer

Using a sniff test to find cancer

Research shows super-sensitive noses can be trained to detect illness

Mental health woes widespread: poll

jean hailes poll

Mental health woes widespread: poll

Half of 15,000 women surveyed reported being diagnosed with depression or anxiety.

The dangers of not eating fish

The dangers of not eating fish

The dangers of not eating fish

Contaminant levels in fish are so low, that ‘avoiding seafood is actually unhealthy’.

Cut your odds of a stroke

Cut your odds of a stroke

Cut your odds of a stroke

There are various ways in which you can significantly lower your stroke risk.

Pretend, and make better decisions

Pretend, and make better decisions

Pretend, and make better decisions

Do you have trouble making everyday decisions when confronted with too many options?

Is chocolate actually addictive?

Is chocolate actually addictive?

Is chocolate actually addictive?

Is there really such a thing as an actual chocolate addiction?

Why men get the blues after sex

Why men get the blues after sex

Why men get the blues after sex

An alarming number of men say they feel weepy and deeply ashamed after lovemaking.

Herbal med claims to go untested

herbal medicines to go unchecked

Herbal med claims to go untested

Regulator happy for supplements to go on shelves before checking them out.

Think your way to healthy eating

Think your way to healthy eating

Think your way to healthy eating

If you’ve ever finished a meal and hardly noticed, you must read this.

Wrinkles linked to heart deaths

Wrinkles linked to heart deaths

Wrinkles linked to heart deaths

Are wrinkles just a consequence of ageing, or could they signal something more sinister?

Tips for coping with ‘sundowning’

Tips for coping with ‘sundowning’

Tips for coping with ‘sundowning’

Late afternoon and early evening can be hard for people with Alzheimer’s disease.

Your nose can sniff out bad health

Your nose can sniff out bad health

Your nose can sniff out bad health

Lost your sense of smell? Your nose can tell if you are sick.

Citroen’s sea sickness solution

Citroen’s sea sickness solution

Citroen’s sea sickness solution

Stylish and sick or wacky and well?

What’s not covered by Medicare?

What’s not covered by Medicare?

What’s not covered by Medicare?

What’s not covered by Medicare and the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme?

The healthcare costs challenge

Will baby boomers break the system?

The healthcare costs challenge

Will longer-living baby boomers break the system?

Treatments for elderly ‘to be cut’

psychologist counsels patient

Treatments for elderly ‘to be cut’

Psychologists warn that ‘exclusivity’ proposals could block seniors’ access to care.

Dementia ‘cure’ under microscope

Dementia ‘cure’ under microscope

Dementia ‘cure’ under microscope

Mary-Anne asks if there will be a dementia cure in her lifetime.

Accidental overdoses on the rise

Accidental overdoses on the rise

Accidental overdoses on the rise

Over three quarters of overdose deaths last year involved pharmaceutical opioids.

Sugar improves memory in over 60s

Sugar improves memory in over 60s

Sugar improves memory in over 60s

Sugar improves memory in older adults – and makes them more motivated.

Taking Parkinson’s in her stride

Taking Parkinson’s in her stride

Taking Parkinson’s in her stride

Karyn Spilberg is determined not to let Parkinson’s disease stand in her way.

What’s that high-pitched whine?

What’s that high-pitched whine?

What’s that high-pitched whine?

Seeking tinnitus solutions – other than giving up salt, coffee, chocolate and alcohol.

Is bread bad for you?

Is bread bad for you?

Is bread bad for you?

Bread often gets a bad rap as a food to be avoided at all costs. ...

Are caffeine heads better in bed?

Are caffeine heads better in bed?

Are caffeine heads better in bed?

The magic number of cups to combat erectile dysfunction and increase sexual arousal

GP visits too costly for 1.3m

doctor and patient

GP visits too costly for 1.3m

Report finds patients paid $3 billion in costs over 12 months.

Be safe, be medicinewise

Be safe, be medicinewise

Be safe, be medicinewise

The simple rules you should follow to safeguard your health.

Being medicinewise with children

Being medicinewise with children

Being medicinewise with children

The rules you must follow when giving medicines to children.

What can aspirin be used to treat?

What can aspirin be used to treat?

What can aspirin be used to treat?

Aspirin can be used to treat so many symptoms, but there are risks.

Doctors urge action on prostate issue

Doctors urge action on prostate issue

Doctors urge action on prostate issue

Cancer isn’t the only reason men should get their prostate checked.

World’s most polluted cities

World’s most polluted cities

World’s most polluted cities

Some cities high on many people’s travel wish list have the worst air pollution.

Make your happy home a healthy one

Make your happy home a healthy one

Make your happy home a healthy one

Simple tips to keep your happy home a healthy one, too.

Take the poison

Take the poison

Take the poison

Many people think that pain is not important enough to warrant painkillers.

Is healthcare a two-tiered system?

Is healthcare a two-tiered system?

Is healthcare a two-tiered system?

Senior economist Matt Grudnoff reveals who the healthcare burden is hurting the most.

Alzheimer’s or dementia?

Alzheimer’s or dementia?

Alzheimer’s or dementia?

Anne is confused and wants to know the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia.

The holiday or healthcare?

The holiday or healthcare?

The holiday or healthcare?

Why universal access to basic health and aged care is pivotal to a secure retirement.

The keys to deciding on surgery

The keys to deciding on surgery

The keys to deciding on surgery

How do you assess whether the potential benefits outweigh the risks?

Belly fat linked to cognitive decline

Belly fat linked to cognitive decline

Belly fat linked to cognitive decline

As a person’s waist-to-hip ratio increases, so does the likelihood of cognitive impairment.

Explained: Help with health costs

Explained: Help with health costs

Explained: Help with health costs

The Government has several ways of helping you meet expensive healthcare costs.

What is a good heart rate?

What is a good heart rate?

What is a good heart rate?

Knowing the meaning behind your heartbeat isn’t so simple.

Four foods to eat for better sex

Four foods to eat for better sex

Four foods to eat for better sex

A health tracking app discovers what people like to eat before sex.

Brain pH linked to Alzheimer’s

Brain pH linked to Alzheimer’s

Brain pH linked to Alzheimer’s

Study identifies potential drug targets to reverse brain pH imbalance.

What under-eye dark circles mean

What under-eye dark circles mean

What under-eye dark circles mean

There are many reasons why the skin under our eyes can appear darker or swollen.

How to … (hopefully) stop snoring

How to … (hopefully) stop snoring

How to … (hopefully) stop snoring

Are you or your sleeping partner suffering from the side-effects of snoring?

Site sinks teeth into dental costs

New service puts overcharging dentists on notice

Site sinks teeth into dental costs

Seniors no longer need to put up with expensive dental work, thanks to a new ...

The high cost of heart attacks

Heart attacks cost economy $6.8b in 12 months: report

The high cost of heart attacks

More people are surviving heart attacks, but survival comes at a cost.

Best ways to remove earwax

Best ways to remove earwax

Best ways to remove earwax

How to clean your ears without harming them.

What happens when you dial 000?

Code excludes fractures from emergency ambulance trip

What happens when you dial 000?

Numbness in your limbs will get an ambulance to you quicker than a hip fracture.

How to manage knee osteoarthritis

How to manage knee osteoarthritis

How to manage knee osteoarthritis

Physiotherapist Jason Lee explains how to manage that ‘dodgy’ knee.

Sweet news for diabetics

Sweet news for diabetics

Sweet news for diabetics

Difficult-to-treat diabetes just got easier with government subsidy.

Why meds might be making you sick

medications

Why meds might be making you sick

Survey finds half of patients could be putting themselves at risk.

Painless ways to remove splinters

Painless ways to remove splinters

Painless ways to remove splinters

Six solutions for the painless removal of splinters

Health system neglects vulnerable

Health system neglects vulnerable

Health system neglects vulnerable

Primary care needs an overhaul to ensure all Australians get the best health care.

Are health labels reliable?

Are health labels reliable?

Are health labels reliable?

A new project aims to investigate the effectiveness of health star ratings.

When vertigo spins out of control

When vertigo spins out of control

When vertigo spins out of control

Vertigo is all in your head … specifically at the centre of your inner ear.

Disability scheme to be probed

Commission to put disability plan under the microscope

Disability scheme to be probed

Government to investigate if disability scheme is working effectively.

Why do I wake during the night?

Why do I wake during the night?

Why do I wake during the night?

Expert takes us into the twilight zone to explain all matters sleep.

Doctors trade blows over privacy

Professor Kerryn Phelps

Doctors trade blows over privacy

Experts disagree on whether Australians should share private medical information.

All your sleep questions answered

All your sleep questions answered

All your sleep questions answered

Sleep specialist Dr Katharina Lederle explains what goes on in your unconscious hours.

Meal times linked to cancer risk

Meal times linked to cancer risk

Meal times linked to cancer risk

Eating your final meal of the day too late can increase the risk of developing ...

The ‘invisible’ health issue

Woman suffering from chronic pain

The ‘invisible’ health issue

One in three Australians aged 65 and over battles this condition daily, says survey.

The sound of dementia cure

Japanese scientists have discovered that ultrasound may be the cure for dementia.

The sound of dementia cure

Japanese scientists have discovered that ultrasound may help to cure dementia.

Don’t put off the big decisions

Don’t put off the big decisions

Don’t put off the big decisions

Have you thought about end-of-life planning? Dr Erica Cameron-Taylor tells why you must.

The best time to drink coffee

The best time to drink coffee

The best time to drink coffee

The US Army has set out to discover the most efficient way to consume coffee.

Struggling with health costs

Key tribe struggling with health costs

Struggling with health costs

Constrained Couples were most affected by the health-care increases.

Why to stick with My Health Record

The advocates who want you to share your medical data online

Why to stick with My Health Record

Experts explain compelling reasons to use My Health Record platform.

Calls rise to abandon My Health

IT experts warn Australians to abandon My Health Record

Calls rise to abandon My Health

Top digital consultant says My Health Record could be the next tech wreck.

Jobless seniors face health risks

Consumer group urges higher dole to cut health risks

Jobless seniors face health risks

Boosting the dole would reduce chronic disease among the poorest.

Why is my balance getting worse?

Why is my balance getting worse?

Why is my balance getting worse?

As we grow older, the risks associated with falling over become greater.

Devices provide social connection

Devices provide social connection

Devices provide social connection

Technology might assist older adults in increasing their activity and sociability.

Herpes drug lowers Alzheimer’s risk

Herpes drug lowers Alzheimer’s risk

Herpes drug lowers Alzheimer’s risk

Scientists may have uncovered a way to significantly reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s.

What is My Health Record?

What is My Health Record?

What is My Health Record?

How does it work? Why do we need it?

Nurses reveal dodgy aged care

Nurses reveal dodgy aged care

Nurses reveal dodgy aged care

For-profit aged care providers taking advantage of $2.17b in taxpayer funded subsidies.

This mineral may restore eyesight

This mineral may restore eyesight

This mineral may restore eyesight

Often overlooked, zinc is an important mineral that may even reverse vision loss.

Your data is not safe: ADHA

ADHA admits My Health Record information may not be safe

Your data is not safe: ADHA

Experts agree that your My Health Record information may not be safe.

The one leading cause of disease

The one leading cause of disease

The one leading cause of disease

What you eat can spark the leading cause of many diseases – inflammation.

What travel insurance won’t cover

What travel insurance won’t cover

What travel insurance won’t cover

Compare travel insurance to feel sure you are fully covered.

Are your cleaning products toxic?

Are your cleaning products toxic?

Are your cleaning products toxic?

Swap out your toxic cleaning products for these safer ‘green’ options.

Warning on danger month for flu

Warning on danger month for flu as winter hits halfway mark

Warning on danger month for flu

We’re halfway there, but don’t get cocky on the cold and flu front.

Over 65s hit by hidden affliction

The ‘hidden affliction’ affecting older Australians

Over 65s hit by hidden affliction

Chronic wound cases to soar as population ages.

Listen up when your body is talking

Listen up when your body is talking

Listen up when your body is talking

Why you should make it a conversation and heed the warning signs.

How retirement will change in 2030

How retirement will change in 2030

How retirement will change in 2030

Will technology make retirement better or worse in the next decade?

Could forgetfulness be dementia?

Could forgetfulness be dementia?

Could forgetfulness be dementia?

Dr Troye advises Rob on his concerns about his wife.

What you don’t know about diabetes

What you don’t know about diabetes

What you don’t know about diabetes

How much do you really know about diabetes?

Dietary discovery protects eyes

Dietary discovery protects eyes

Dietary discovery protects eyes

What you eat may affect your chances of developing an age-related eye disease.

Hair today, gone tomorrow

Hair today, gone tomorrow

Hair today, gone tomorrow

What we know about hair loss and what we can do about it.

New dementia trigger revealed

Common sleep disorder linked to dementia

New dementia trigger revealed

A common sleep disorder has been identified as a possible cause of dementia.

Communicate better with your doc

Communicate better with your doc

Communicate better with your doc

A consultation with a GP should be about more than picking up a prescription.

The real cost of living longer

The true cost of longevity is healthcare

The real cost of living longer

The one factor that could seriously strain your retirement income.

Medicare rebate is sick: GPs

Medicare rebate is sick and must be lifted, say GPs

Medicare rebate is sick: GPs

Doctors lobby for an increase to allow them to spend more time with patients.

Exercises to relieve chronic pain

Exercises to relieve chronic pain

Exercises to relieve chronic pain

Physical therapy is often one of the best choices to treat chronic pain.

How to protect your eyesight

attractive mature lady having an eye test

How to protect your eyesight

Protect your vision and maintain the health of your eyes.

New baggage rules

New baggage rules

New baggage rules

As of 30 June, new baggage rules came into effect at all Australian airports.

Clinics to bolster war on dementia

New memory clinics at frontline of dementia research

Clinics to bolster war on dementia

Memory centres and registry of trial volunteers reinforces hunt for a cure.

Does coffee help you lose weight?

The new diet drink you already have in your cupboard

Does coffee help you lose weight?

If you’re not predisposed to a cup of coffee, you may be about to change ...

Do copper bracelets ease arthritis?

Do copper bracelets ease arthritis?

Do copper bracelets ease arthritis?

Many people say copper wristbands help ease the aches and pains of stiff and sore ...

GPs issue health check warning

GPs issue health check warning

GPs issue health check warning

Australian GPs have issued a warning on free health checks.

What to put in a travel first aid kit?

What to put in a travel first aid kit?

What to put in a travel first aid kit?

If you are travelling outside of major cities, it pays to travel with a good ...

Take the bill shock out of surgery

Take the bill shock out of surgery

Take the bill shock out of surgery

Want to do a price check on out-of-pocket medical expenses? Now you can.

How unaffordable is health insurance?

How unaffordable is health insurance?

How unaffordable is health insurance?

Can older Australians continue to afford the rising cost of health insurance?

Health secrets your hands hold

Health secrets your hands hold

Health secrets your hands hold

As if they weren’t useful enough, your hands can also ‘diagnose’ sinister illnesses.

Are you getting enough calcium?

Are you getting enough calcium?

Are you getting enough calcium?

Most adults only get about half the amount of calcium they need each day.

‘What am I not being told?’

‘What am I not being told?’

‘What am I not being told?’

Kerry asks our psychologist for advice on how to tell family to keep her informed.

Key dementia treatment won’t work

Key dementia treatment doesn’t work, startling study finds

Key dementia treatment won’t work

A key treatment doctors prescribe to slow the progress of dementia does not work.

Revealed: Worst sleeping position

Revealed: The sleeping position most harmful to your health

Revealed: Worst sleeping position

The way you sleep has long-term effects on your overall health and wellbeing.

Medical procedure luring us overseas

medical procedures luring big numbers overseas

Medical procedure luring us overseas

Costs and waiting lists the key reasons more Australians are heading offshore.

Australia’s health report card

Australia’s health report card

Australia’s health report card

New report shows half of all Australians suffer from chronic health conditions.

Blame poor health on being spanked

Blame poor health on being spanked

Blame poor health on being spanked

Try this quiz about your childhood to understand why you are sick today.

Leading cause of disability is …

Leading cause of disability is …

Leading cause of disability is …

If you’ve never experienced this pain, you’re in a very select group.

Study shows it pays to rise early

Study shows it pays to rise early

Study shows it pays to rise early

Early to bed and early to rise may be the keys to being less prone ...

Is incontinence a laughing matter?

Is incontinence a laughing matter?

Is incontinence a laughing matter?

Foundation to launch campaign to get sufferers talking about incontinence.

Blood pressure link to dementia

Blood pressure link to dementia

Blood pressure link to dementia

UK research reveals a common midlife condition is linked to dementia.

Keep an eye out for cataracts

Keep an eye out for cataracts

Keep an eye out for cataracts

Cataracts are on the rise and one expert warns that early signs shouldn’t be ignored.

Never order these foods

Never order these foods

Never order these foods

There are some foods on the menu that should stay on the menu.

Digital health system is here

Digital reforms aim to transform health system

Digital health system is here

Is this the solution to sharing of health history?

Scientists reverse dementia effects

Scientists reverse dementia effects

Scientists reverse dementia effects

Dementia researchers may have found a drug that can reverse memory deficits.

Why half of diet attempts fail

Why half of diet attempts fail

Why half of diet attempts fail

Why fad diets continue to entice, and why they often fail to deliver.

Bupa’s policy ‘detrimental’

Bupa’s policy ‘detrimental’

Bupa’s policy ‘detrimental’

The Ombudsman slams Bupa over dumping benefits so it can claw back costs.

How to avoid common injuries

How to avoid common injuries

How to avoid common injuries

As we age, our ability to care for ourselves begins to diminish.

How to reduce leg veins

Answer to your varicose veins is hiding in your pantry

How to reduce leg veins

There are many home remedies that can help minimise the appearance of leg veins.

This dementia fix is a real corker

This dementia fix is a real corker

This dementia fix is a real corker

Do you dare try this common ingredient in your drinks cabinet to block Alzheimer’s?

Foods to avoid so you stay regular

Foods to avoid so you stay regular

Foods to avoid so you stay regular

Constipation can be uncomfortable and your diet may be to blame.

Too many underestimate cancer risk

Too many underestimate cancer risk

Too many underestimate cancer risk

Less than one-in-three Australian men consider themselves at high risk of skin cancer.

You’re cooking your food wrong

You’re cooking your food wrong

You’re cooking your food wrong

All the best nutritional advice won’t stop you cooking the life out of your food.

Are natural antibiotics safe?

Are natural antibiotics safe?

Are natural antibiotics safe?

Certain natural substances have antibacterial properties, but which are safe to use?

Five ways to relieve arthritis pain

Five ways to relieve arthritis pain

Five ways to relieve arthritis pain

With winter comes an increase in arthritis pain. Here’s how to combat it.

How to prevent diabetes

Middle aged man with belly sitting on couch

How to prevent diabetes

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

End of joint pain a few steps away

End of joint pain a few steps away

End of joint pain a few steps away

Avoid these 11 bad habits that weaken your joints.

Give your cheeky bits a revamp

Give your cheeky bits a revamp

Give your cheeky bits a revamp

You won’t mind being called plump if you have this cosmetic jab

Tips for buying glasses online

Tips for buying glasses online

Tips for buying glasses online

The internet can save you money on eyewear, especially if your prescription is simple.

Police fake 250,000 breath tests

Victoria Police officers fake more than 250,000 breath tests

Police fake 250,000 breath tests

An investigation has revealed a staggering number of breath tests have been falsified.

Never see a skin doctor again

Computer outdoes dermatologists in detecting melanoma

Never see a skin doctor again

Technology detects deadly melanomas 35 per cent more accurately than doctors.

Before you opt for surgery, try this

Before you opt for surgery, try this

Before you opt for surgery, try this

When your knees get cranky, try these strengthening exercises.

Food to boost gut health

Food to boost gut health

Food to boost gut health

Fresh tomato-based sauces could be doing wonders for your gut.

Act now to cut your dementia risk

Act now to cut your dementia risk

Act now to cut your dementia risk

Don’t take a chance, these simple strategies can help.

Police conduct euthanasia raids

Police conduct euthanasia raids

Police conduct euthanasia raids

Australian Federal Police order crackdown on retirement villages.

The pill that can spot gut problems

The pill that can spot gut problems

The pill that can spot gut problems

A capsule packed with electronics and living cells can spot gut health problems.

Love your liver – eat these foods

Love your liver – eat these foods

Love your liver – eat these foods

Your liver is important, really important, so keep it in tiptop shape.

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.

Tips to preserve your eyesight

Follow these tips to preserve your eyesight

Tips to preserve your eyesight

Macular degeneration causes half of all cases of legal blindness.

Horrible holiday habits

The disgusting things people do when they travel

Horrible holiday habits

For some reason, good hygiene practices often go on holiday when you do.

How to spot bad circulation

How to spot bad circulation

How to spot bad circulation

If you have poor circulation, it is possible that some of your organs are being ...

Aussies lead vanity stakes

Australians spend more on cosmetic surgery than Americans

Aussies lead vanity stakes

Australians underwent 20,000 boob jobs and 30,000 liposuction procedures last year.

Cold virus finally cornered?

Scientists find most promising common cold ‘cure’ yet

Cold virus finally cornered?

Could a discovery by British researchers be the elusive Holy Grail to curing the cold?

How to tell a cold from the flu

How to tell the difference between a cold and the flu

How to tell a cold from the flu

If you have the dreaded flu lurgy, you could be out of action for at ...

Exercise without trying

Easy exercise

Exercise without trying

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

Exercise without trying

Easy exercise

Exercise without trying

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

When to stop giggling

When to stop giggling

When to stop giggling

The latest research supports the common wisdom about the effects of laughter.

Rush to quit private health cover

Rush to quit private health cover

Rush to quit private health cover

Survey finds big jump in the number of Australians abandoning their cover.

The ailment no one talks about

The ailment no one talks about

The ailment no one talks about

Are you gritting your teeth when you go to the bathroom?

Over 65s fall numbers increasing

Over 65s fall numbers increasing

Over 65s fall numbers increasing

Just over 100,000 people aged 65 and over were hospitalised due to a fall in ...

Cyber thieves hunt your health data

Cyber thieves hunt your health data

Cyber thieves hunt your health data

Sensitive personal information held by providers tops breaches, says report.

A major concern for retirees eased

A major concern for retirees eased

A major concern for retirees eased

Peak body CHF welcomes extra spending on health but says more needs to come.

Could vitamin D ease arthritis?

Could vitamin D ease arthritis?

Could vitamin D ease arthritis?

Scientists reverse conventional thinking on supplements and joint pain.

At-risk group shuns free vaccine

At-risk group shuns free vaccine

At-risk group shuns free vaccine

Health experts urge governments to spread the word.

Could you save a life?

Could you save a life?

Could you save a life?

Are you prepared to administer first aid in case of emergency?

The science behind herbal tea

The science behind herbal tea

The science behind herbal tea

Teas are chock full of flavonoids and other healthy goodies.

How to minimise medical mistakes

How to minimise medical mistakes

How to minimise medical mistakes

There’s one key tip to make your hospital stay as safe as possible.

Healthy ageing a Budget priority

Federal Budget 2018: Government aims to tackle healthy ageing

Healthy ageing a Budget priority

Programs to ensure health checks part of More Choices For a Longer Life package.

Sugar to blame for brain fade?

Something you eat every day could be rotting your brain

Sugar to blame for brain fade?

Study finds that too much sugar could be adversely affecting memory.

The truth about midlife weight gain

The truth about midlife weight gain

The truth about midlife weight gain

Can we blame menopause or is it simply a consequence of getting older?

What is motor neurone disease?

What is motor neurone disease?

What is motor neurone disease?

What is this terrible disease and how close are we to finding a cure?

Should you ditch your old doctor?

Should you ditch your old doctor?

Should you ditch your old doctor?

Study analyses complaints involving GPs and makes key recommendations.

How to prepare for dementia

How to prepare for dementia

How to prepare for dementia

Having a plan in case of dementia is a smart move for you and your ...

Breath of fresh air for asthmatics

Breath of fresh air for asthmatics

Breath of fresh air for asthmatics

Innovative smartphone app will help asthmatics manage their condition.

The tasty treat that improves vision

The tasty treat that improves vision

The tasty treat that improves vision

A new benefit of dark chocolate could be in sight – literally.

Waging war on broken bones

Waging war on broken bones

Waging war on broken bones

We lose bone mass and strength as we age, but there are delaying tactics.

Exercise your way to mental health

Exercise your way to mental health

Exercise your way to mental health

Just one hour a week can make all the difference.

Expert tells why flu shot is vital

Expert tells why flu shot is vital

Expert tells why flu shot is vital

By getting a flu shot, you’re protecting yourself and the most vulnerable.

How age affects our stress reactions

How age affects our stress reactions

How age affects our stress reactions

Older adults are better at anticipating stressful events at home.

Arthritis linked to lung disease

Arthritis linked to lung disease

Arthritis linked to lung disease

Rheumatoid arthritis may increase the risk of developing lung disease.

Soldiers need help, not monuments

Soldiers need help, not monuments

Soldiers need help, not monuments

Money spent commemorating dead soldiers could be put to better use.

‘Tattoo’ could detect cancer early

‘Tattoo’ could detect cancer early

‘Tattoo’ could detect cancer early

Researchers create implants that can accurately spot early signs of cancer.

Dementia linked to medication use

Dementia diagnosis linked to unnecessary medication use

Dementia linked to medication use

Potentially unnecessary medication use increases in newly diagnosed dementia cases.

Are you feeing the cold more?

Are you feeing the cold more?

Are you feeing the cold more?

Seven reasons why coats and scarves may be standard dress.

Which plans are most baffling?

Insurance, mobile phones, super or energy. Which is most confusing?

Which plans are most baffling?

Olga Galacho reveals the plans and products that are most confusing.

Little known fixes for bladder issues

Little known fixes for bladder issues

Little known fixes for bladder issues

Aching, burning, rushing to the loo – we've got the fix for your most urgent ...

Dial a doctor for good medicine

Dial a doctor for good medicine

Dial a doctor for good medicine

If you want to avoid germy waiting rooms, dial up a doctoroo consultation

Flu vaccine especially for seniors

Seniors offered super effective flu vaccines

Flu vaccine especially for seniors

New flu injections developed especially for seniors to boost their immunity.

The power of Plan B

The power of Plan B

The power of Plan B

Actively preparing an exit strategy saved this marriage.

Jet lag remedy most likely to work

The remedy for jet lag 'most likely to work'

Jet lag remedy most likely to work

A natural remedy for jet lag that is hailed as 'the one'.

Drinking habit could shorten life

Drinking habit could shorten life

Drinking habit could shorten life

Alcohol associated with a higher risk of stroke, fatal aneurysm and heart failure.

Fears for financial decision making

Dementia will have dire consequences for financial decisions

Fears for financial decision making

Dementia will have dire consequences for financial decision making, report says.

Is your sex life ageing well?

Survey reveals the secrets of sex for over 55s

Is your sex life ageing well?

Being older doesn’t necessarily mean your sex life has to go stale.

Easily overlooked cancer symptoms

Easily overlooked cancer symptoms

Easily overlooked cancer symptoms

What may seem like innocuous health issues could be a sign of something worse.

The need to plan end-of-life care

The need to plan end-of-life care

The need to plan end-of-life care

How to start the difficult conversation about preparing for death.

How to tell if you have bad breath

How to tell if you have bad breath

How to tell if you have bad breath

Want to know why people pull away every time you’re near? Could it be your ...

Lifestyle choices affect dementia

Lifestyle choices affect dementia

Lifestyle choices affect dementia

Up to 50 per cent of dementia cases can be attributed to modifiable lifestyle factors.

What is 'Parkinsonism'?

Parkinsonism: the disease worse than Parkinson's

What is 'Parkinsonism'?

An often-overlooked disease related to Parkinson's deserves a little more awareness.

TV and me: it’s all-out war

TV and me: it’s all-out war

TV and me: it’s all-out war

Televisions have their place – behind closed doors in a dedicated room.

Habits to keep your memory sharp

Habits to keep your memory sharp

Habits to keep your memory sharp

By age 60, more than half of adults will have concerns about their memory.

Test to detect Alzheimer’s early

Test to detect Alzheimer’s early

Test to detect Alzheimer’s early

A blood test may detect Alzheimer's disease long before symptoms appear.

Treat your pet with caution

Treat your pet with caution

Treat your pet with caution

They can be the best of company, but pets do come with associated risks.

Older adults can grow brain cells

Older adults can grow brain cells

Older adults can grow brain cells

Older men and women can generate just as many new brain cells as younger people.

Ever felt powerless in hospital?

Ever felt powerless in hospital?

Ever felt powerless in hospital?

Research identifies Hostage Bargaining Syndrome.

How often should you poo?

How often should you poo?

How often should you poo?

How often should you poo each day and when should you worry about it?

Dangers of common cancer test

Dangers of common cancer test

Dangers of common cancer test

Any medical procedure has its dangers, but the benefits can be compelling.

Greens talk pension and retirement

Greens talk pension and retirement

Greens talk pension and retirement

We grill the Greens on pension eligibility, super and rising energy and healthcare costs.

Radiologists back pensioner refund

Radiologists call for pensioner rebates for X-rays

Radiologists back pensioner refund

Radiologists fume over gaps paid by pensioners who cannot access X-ray rebates.

How height affects your health

How height affects your health

How height affects your health

Your height could play a role in the health issues you develop, according to studies.

Seven steps to ageing gracefully

Seven steps to ageing gracefully

Seven steps to ageing gracefully

These seven methods are guaranteed to make you not only look, but feel younger, too. ...

Aged care centres dumping patients

Aged care centres dumping patients

Aged care centres dumping patients

Aged care companies are accused of dumping residents in emergency departments.

Could coffee stop clogged arteries?

Could coffee stop clogged arteries?

Could coffee stop clogged arteries?

New study suggests coffee could protect heart health.

Debate ramps up on health cover

Debate ramps up on health cover

Debate ramps up on health cover

Government raises concerns around Labor’s plans for rebate.

Health issues that mimic dementia

Health issues that mimic dementia

Health issues that mimic dementia

health, dementia, symptoms, alzheimers, mimic, misdiagnosis,

Healing powers of dark chocolate

Healing powers of dark chocolate

Healing powers of dark chocolate

Dark chocolate is loaded with nutrients that can positively affect your health.

One in two people to skip flu shot

One in two people to skip flu shot

One in two people to skip flu shot

One in two Australian adults do not plan to vaccinate against flu this year.

Robots invade Tokyo nursing home

Japan trials robotic carers in nursing homes

Robots invade Tokyo nursing home

The Japanese Government fears a shortfall of carers will leave elderly unattended.

Smelly start to a serious story

Smelly start to a serious story

Smelly start to a serious story

If you’re on the nose, there may be reason to head to your GP.

Private firms backed for welfare

Private firms backed for welfare

Private firms backed for welfare

A report to the Government has hailed the welfare role that profiteering firms play.

The dirtiest places at the airport

The dirtiest spots at the airport apart from the bathroom

The dirtiest places at the airport

Have a guess which is the dirtiest place at the airport …

What to do about healthcare hike

What to do about healthcare hike

What to do about healthcare hike

Private health insurance is the biggest challenge for retirees.

How to revive sun-damaged skin

How to revive sun-damaged skin

How to revive sun-damaged skin

It’s never too late to lavish some love and attention on your skin.

Should you spin your mattress?

Should you spin your mattress?

Should you spin your mattress?

How to add life to your mattress through regular maintenance.

PBS may save pensioners thousands

Pensioners to benefit from new PBS subsidies

PBS may save pensioners thousands

The new PBS subsidies will save Australian patients thousands of dollars.

The therapist in your pot plant

The therapist in your pot plant

The therapist in your pot plant

Common house plants can clean up the air you breathe and keep you well indoors.

Sick passengers on planes

Sick passengers on planes

Sick passengers on planes

How close to a sick passenger do you need to be to be infected?

Glitch exposes your medical data

Glitch exposes your medical data

Glitch exposes your medical data

A medical software flaw has potentially exposed your medical information to hackers.

The dangers of sleep apnoea

The dangers of sleep apnoea

The dangers of sleep apnoea

Sleep apnoea can make for a bad night's sleep and even worse health problems.

Are we working for the love of it?

Are we working for the love of it?

Are we working for the love of it?

Retirement is becoming a dirty word for 60-year-olds.

Hunt for happiness all in the mind

Hunt for happiness all in the mind

Hunt for happiness all in the mind

On International Day of Happiness, grumpy just won’t cut it.

Why older people lose their way

Why older people lose their way

Why older people lose their way

Researchers have discovered an explanation for why some elderly people get lost.

A wake-up to all things shuteye

man sleeping soundly

A wake-up to all things shuteye

On World Sleep Day, we discover the hefty costs of sleeplessness.

How to keep your eyes young

How to keep your eyes young

How to keep your eyes young

There are many good habits you can adopt to help preserve youthful eyesight

Understanding the science of pain

Understanding the science of pain

Understanding the science of pain

Sometimes it hurts, sometimes it’s a mystery.

Secrets of the ‘super-agers’

Secrets of the ‘super-agers’

Secrets of the ‘super-agers’

Revelations of a 15-year study of the aged.

Food experts still split on gluten

Food experts still split on gluten

Food experts still split on gluten

Why scientists argue over the merits of gluten-free diets

New pill could replace exercise

man taking pills at the gym

New pill could replace exercise

A new pill called '516' is being created to replace exercise.

Nanna naps increase dementia risk

Nanna naps increase dementia risk

Nanna naps increase dementia risk

Daytime sleepiness in cognitively normal elderly people leads to a build-up of brain plaque.

Foods to avoid at airports

You may be surprised by the foods you should avoid at airports

Foods to avoid at airports

There are some airport foods you simply should not eat.

Travel gadgets with health in mind

Five essential travel gadgets that will save your health

Travel gadgets with health in mind

These five travel gadgets will go a long way to keeping you healthy on holiday.

Warning issued over facelift jab

TGA warns of risks with facelift injections

Warning issued over facelift jab

Health Department agency warns over dangers of dermal filler shots.

Are separate beds for you?

Are separate beds for you?

Are separate beds for you?

Seek out intimacy to stay sane if you sleep separately from your partner.

Brain ageing begins very early

Brain ageing begins very early

Brain ageing begins very early

Scientists have been forced to rethink when brain functions begin to decline.

Health insurance complaints soar

Private health insurance complaints rise by 30 per cent

Health insurance complaints soar

Ombudsman reveals a shocking rise in private health insurance complaints.

Why you should ‘service’ your body

Why you should ‘service’ your body

Why you should ‘service’ your body

Sometimes we look after our cars better than we do ourselves.

High cholesterol link to brain health

High cholesterol link to brain health

High cholesterol link to brain health

High cholesterol may provide your brain with an advantage as you age.

New hearing aid sweeping Australia

New hearing aid sweeping Australia

New hearing aid sweeping Australia

Australia’s latest hearing aid is like nothing you’ve ever seen. In fact, when it’s in ...

The healing power of honey

The healing power of honey

The healing power of honey

Throughout history, people have used honey as both a food and a medicine.

The health issue Medicare ignores

The health issue Medicare ignores

The health issue Medicare ignores

Health groups lobby Government to provide better support.

Eating fish reduces risk of MS

Eating fish reduces risk of MS

Eating fish reduces risk of MS

Study supports commonly held belief that fish acts as a brain food.

Do you know your bones?

Do you know your bones?

Do you know your bones?

In Australia it is estimated there will be over 165,000 broken bones due to poor ...

Landmark home-care reform planned

Landmark home-care reform planned

Landmark home-care reform planned

Federal Government hints at overhaul of home-care regulations in coming months.

Preacher in Harlem got me thinking

Preacher in Harlem got me thinking

Preacher in Harlem got me thinking

I went for gospel singing and got a whole lot more – a sermon to ...

Dentists slam private health cover

Dentists slam private health cover

Dentists slam private health cover

Calls for tax incentives to allow individuals to save for their own health care.

Get a grip on those love handles

Get a grip on those love handles

Get a grip on those love handles

Diet and exercise tips to shed hard-to-remove fat

Why are kidney burgers on the menu?

Why are kidney burgers on the menu?

Why are kidney burgers on the menu?

Here’s how Steve plans to celebrate a special day on the world calendar.

Wait a bit longer for that flu jab

Wait a bit longer for that flu jab

Wait a bit longer for that flu jab

Super-strength vaccines for older Australians available from April.

Oakden a ‘shameful chapter’

Oakden a ‘shameful chapter’

Oakden a ‘shameful chapter’

Report slams a culture of secrecy where process was ignored.

Cancer levels across Australia

Cancer levels across Australia

Cancer levels across Australia

New data reveals cancer levels and mortality rates across Australia.

Alcohol taking a toll on Aussies

Alcohol taking a toll on Aussies

Alcohol taking a toll on Aussies

On average, one person dies every 90 minutes because of conditions caused by alcohol.

Study reveals secret to weight loss

Study reveals secret to weight loss

Study reveals secret to weight loss

New research has revealed the secret to achieving significant weight.

Do your joints go snap, crackle, pop?

Do your joints go snap, crackle, pop?

Do your joints go snap, crackle, pop?

Most of the time they’re doing what they should be doing.

How general anaesthetic works

How general anaesthetic works

How general anaesthetic works

Sometimes it’s necessary, but you should still know what it does to your body.

Sleep issues linked to heart attacks

Sleep issues linked to heart attacks

Sleep issues linked to heart attacks

Common sleep issue raises your risk of heart attack by 99 per cent and stroke ...

Abuse soars in coastal aged care

Abuse soars in coastal aged care

Abuse soars in coastal aged care

FoI statistics reveal more elderly are assaulted in coastal aged-care facilities.

Seven steps to graceful ageing

Seven steps to aging gracefully

Seven steps to graceful ageing

These seven methods are guaranteed to make you not only look, but feel younger, too. ...

Skincare tips for travellers

How to save your own skin when you travel

Skincare tips for travellers

Travelling is supposed to be rejuvenating although it can really ruin your skin.

Trouble sleeping on holiday?

The scientific reason you have trouble sleeping on holiday

Trouble sleeping on holiday?

Scientists have discovered why travellers have so much trouble sleeping.

Cost of codeine and chronic pain

Cost of codeine has shot up since becoming prescription-only

Cost of codeine and chronic pain

The cost of codeine has doubled, hurting the hip pockets of chronic pain sufferers.

How to make your coffee healthier

How to make your coffee healthier

How to make your coffee healthier

Take advantage of your addiction by packing nutrients into your morning brew.

Heart patients need to discuss sex

Heart patients need to discuss sex

Heart patients need to discuss sex

Heart attack survivors are being encouraged to talk to their doctor about sex.

Which vaccinations do you need?

Travel SOS: Which vaccinations do you need?

Which vaccinations do you need?

Leon is travelling to Vietnam and wants to know which vaccinations he needs.

Help! I feel like a doormat!

Help! I feel like a doormat!

Help! I feel like a doormat!

Anne asks Jo Lamble for tips on how to stop feeling like a doormat.

Medicare patients to show ID

Medicare patients to show ID

Medicare patients to show ID

To avoid future data breaches, Government wants patients to show ID.

How to find the perfect pillow

How to find the perfect pillow

How to find the perfect pillow

Having trouble sleeping? Your pillow may be the problem.

Are there doctors on cruise ships?

Are there doctors on cruise ships?

Are there doctors on cruise ships?

Yes, there is a doctor on board, but not all conditions can be treated on ...

Choosing the right hearing aid

How to find the hearing aid that's right for you

Choosing the right hearing aid

A guide to the hearing aids available to you and which ones give the best ...

Government spends $31m to fight flu

Government to spend $31m to fight flu that killed 1100 in 2017

Government spends $31m to fight flu

The Government announces a $31m program of free flu vaccinations for over 65s.

Life without codeine: what now?

Life without codeine: what now?

Life without codeine: what now?

Patients living with pain need to seek alternative treatments.

Confused about ambulance cover

Confused about ambulance cover

Confused about ambulance cover

Avoid nasty surprises by checking your cover.

The dark side of blue light

The dark side of blue light

The dark side of blue light

What price are you paying for being constantly immersed in light?

What your body language reveals

What your body language reveals

What your body language reveals

Mind your body language if you don’t want the world to know the real you

Five Heart-healthy Food Recipes

five heart-healthy food, recipes, dinner, health, chicken korma, pasta primavera,

Five Heart-healthy Food Recipes

Heart healthy recipes that aren't just good for you - but taste great too.

Defend yourself against dementia

Defend yourself against dementia

Defend yourself against dementia

Luckily, there’s a way to delay or reduce your risk of dementia by one-third.

Street ‘happy hour’ hits the spot

Street ‘happy hour’ hits the spot

Street ‘happy hour’ hits the spot

It started with a glass of wine on a porch, now the whole street is ...

Are antibiotics really the answer?

Are antibiotics really the answer?

Are antibiotics really the answer?

Incorrect use of infection-fighting drugs is alarming the medical world

Help! I don’t love my grandson!

Help! I don’t love my grandson!

Help! I don’t love my grandson!

Jill asks Jo Lamble for advice on how to connect with her difficult grandson.

Save your family money and heartache

Save your family money and heartache

Save your family money and heartache

A pre-paid funeral ensures you get the funeral you want, while containing costs for you ...

Savvy solutions for single cooks

Savvy solutions for single cooks

Savvy solutions for single cooks

No more waste or multiple repeats of the same meal.

How your penis changes with age

How your penis changes with age

How your penis changes with age

Your penis goes through a series of changes over your lifetime.

How to find happiness

How to find happiness

How to find happiness

Happiness doesn’t come easily for some, but these seven simple steps will help you find ...

How to do a digital detox

How to do a digital detox

How to do a digital detox

Do you need to go on a digital detox?

Aussies reject company tax cuts

Aussies reject company tax cuts

Aussies reject company tax cuts

More people support increasing the company tax rate than decreasing it.

Make sure you need that surgery

Make sure you need that surgery

Make sure you need that surgery

Disturbing report details the secret dangers in our hospitals.

Labor to cap health premiums

Labor plans to cap private health premiums if it wins election

Labor to cap health premiums

Labor will cap private health insurance premiums should it win the next election.

Why am I forgetting things?

health, memory, memory loss

Why am I forgetting things?

Not all memory loss is a result of ageing, but when should you worry?

Travel taboos to make you sick

Travel taboos to make you sick

Travel taboos to make you sick

Follow these simple tips to improve your chances of staying healthy during holidays.

New blood test for Alzheimer’s

Simple and cheap blood test identifies dementia early

New blood test for Alzheimer’s

Scientists develop a simple and cheap blood test to help identify people with dementia.

Aussies should live longer: report

Aussies should live longer: report

Aussies should live longer: report

Innovation chief calls on Government to encourage genomics study to boost longevity.

Which is the best sleep position?

Which is the best sleep position?

Which is the best sleep position?

Sleep is integral to a long life, but which position will help you live longest?

Is your body older than your age?

Is your body older than your age?

Is your body older than your age?

Take this quiz to see how old your body really is and how to keep ...

Will NBN affect health monitors?

Will NBN affect health monitors?

Will NBN affect health monitors?

If you’re switching to NBN, you’ll need to know how to manage your health monitors. ...

Gap charges causing hip-pocket pain

Gap charges causing hip-pocket pain

Gap charges causing hip-pocket pain

Many privately insured patients face high out-of-pocket medical costs.

How to manage a pain in the neck

How to manage a pain in the neck

How to manage a pain in the neck

In the majority of cases, neck pain can be treated at home.

Top tactics for a better memory

Top tactics for a better memory

Top tactics for a better memory

Want to know the best tactics for remembering names and other information?

The real cost of dementia care

The real cost of dementia care in Australia

The real cost of dementia care

An Australian university calculates the true cost of dementia care in Australia.

Dementia drug leads to early death

Dementia drug leads to early death

Dementia drug leads to early death

Geriatricians warn antipsychotics are causing early death for dementia patients.

Health fund revamp to keep you ill

Health fund revamp to keep you ill

Health fund revamp to keep you ill

Older Australians’ health is being compromised.

How ageing affects your weight

How ageing affects your weight

How ageing affects your weight

As we age, the way we define ‘healthy weight’ changes.

Beat back these big money fears

Beat back these big money fears

Beat back these big money fears

The three money worries keeping older Australians awake can actually be solved.

Frailty warning for seniors

Frailty warning for seniors

Frailty warning for seniors

Older Australian women are most at risk of frailty, according to new research.

Where can I find a bulk billing GP?

Where can I find a bulk billing GP?

Where can I find a bulk billing GP?

Finding a bulk billing doctor just became much easier.

How magnesium stalls ageing

How magnesium stalls ageing

How magnesium stalls ageing

The fruit and veggies your parents ate may have kept them feeling younger

Which video games are best?

Which video games are best?

Which video games are best?

Are there video games that can keep your mind healthy?

How to reward yourself

How to reward yourself

How to reward yourself

Rewarding yourself in the right way can have a positive impact on your life.

Flu spreads by just breathing

Flu spreads by just breathing

Flu spreads by just breathing

A new study has revealed that 'just breathing' is enough to spread the flu.

Retirees’ out-of-pocket pain

Retirees urged to reveal horror medical gap costs

Retirees’ out-of-pocket pain

Consumer advocates to tell Minister how much Australians pay in medical gap costs.

Can you detect a brain aneurysm?

Can you detect a brain aneurysm?

Can you detect a brain aneurysm?

An aneurysm that hasn't burst can be very hard to detect.

Keeping it sexy (without the sex)

Keeping it sexy (without the sex)

Keeping it sexy (without the sex)

This is not an article on sex tips.

Tech that will change your life

Tech that will change your life

Tech that will change your life

These devices will change your life and the future.

Avoid hospitals in January

man in hospital gown using walker

Avoid hospitals in January

More Australian patients have a complication in hospitals during January than other months.

Oral health that may be causing harm

Oral health that may be causing harm

Oral health that may be causing harm

Trying to keep your teeth in good shape is important, but you could be making ...

Bonking madly recommended

Bonking madly recommended

Bonking madly recommended

Sex for seniors is not only safe, it should be shameless and abundant: studies

Is your food still safe to eat?

Is your food still safe to eat?

Is your food still safe to eat?

How far can you push it before your food becomes unsafe to eat?

How to manage mismatched libidos

How to manage mismatched libidos

How to manage mismatched libidos

Fred would like some advice on how to increase the intimacy in his relationship.

Why do we get hairier as we age?

Why do we get hairier as we age?

Why do we get hairier as we age?

It’s one of life’s mysteries: growing older and sprouting hair in funny places

Waging war on back pain

Waging war on back pain

Waging war on back pain

Exercises to keep you on the golf course, in the pool …

Diabetes drug reverses memory loss

Diabetes drug reverses memory loss

Diabetes drug reverses memory loss

A drug developed for diabetes could be used to treat Alzheimer's.

The germiest place at the beach

A new study finds the worst place for bacteria at the beach

The germiest place at the beach

A new study finds the worst place for bacteria at the beach.

Learning to listen

Learning to listen

Learning to listen

Author and blogger Bernadette Russell offers a simple lesson on learning to listen.

How to manage a healthy gut

How to manage a healthy gut

How to manage a healthy gut

How to ensure that your gut bacteria has the right levels of ‘good’ bacteria.

How to be kind to people online

How to be kind to people online

How to be kind to people online

We share author and blogger Bernadette Russell’s tips on how to be kind to people ...

Why Aussies raid their super early

Why Aussies raid their super early

Why Aussies raid their super early

There has been a rapid increase in the number of Australians dipping into super early.

Is aromatherapy all in the mind?

Is aromatherapy all in the mind?

Is aromatherapy all in the mind?

The medical power of essential oils has been debated for centuries

How to get fit when you hate exercise

How to get fit when you hate exercise

How to get fit when you hate exercise

Techniques to get fit – even if that wasn’t your New Year’s resolution.

Unexpected heart attack triggers

Unexpected heart attack triggers

Unexpected heart attack triggers

The little known factors that can put your heart at risk.

Home remedies to beat the bloat

Home remedies to beat the bloat

Home remedies to beat the bloat

Got a Christmas tummy? Here are six home remedies guaranteed to beat the bloat.

Completing a health-care directive

Completing a health-care directive

Completing a health-care directive

Jim wants to know about the paperwork required to complete for his health-care directive.

Two apps that could save a life

Two apps that could save a life

Two apps that could save a life

First-aid apps that will give you the knowledge you need to help out in an ...

Waging war on shingles

Waging war on shingles

Waging war on shingles

A painful disease with debilitating side effects, but there is a vaccine

Repair Cafes – fix it, don’t dump it

Repair Cafés – fix it, don’t dump it

Repair Cafes – fix it, don’t dump it

A great place to meet, mix and learn new skills.

Study: cancer death is avoidable

Almost 40 per cent of Australian cancer deaths are potentially avoidable

Study: cancer death is avoidable

Study shows that almost 40 per cent of cancer deaths are potentially avoidable.

Medical data privacy breached

Medical data privacy breached

Medical data privacy breached

The identities of three MPs and a footballer were cracked by a team of academics.

The perils of painkillers

The perils of painkillers

The perils of painkillers

Counting the cost of long-term use of common drugs

Why does my body ache?

Why does my body ache?

Why does my body ache?

Body aches are common but they can be an early warning sign for more serious ...

A cup of tea could save your sight

Drinking hot tea could save your sight

A cup of tea could save your sight

Just one cup of hot tea a day could be enough to save your sight.

Health insurance value ‘eroded’

Health insurance value ‘eroded’

Health insurance value ‘eroded’

Transparency, complexity, affordability the key words.

The healthy side effects of sex

The healthy side effects of sex

The healthy side effects of sex

Sex should not only feel good, it can be good for you.

Wonder balm relieves arthritis pain

Wonder balm provides temporary arthritis pain relief

Wonder balm relieves arthritis pain

Here’s a guaranteed way to provide temporary relief from arthritis.

How to stay healthy when travelling

How to stay healthy when travelling

How to stay healthy when travelling

Simple, yet effective ways to avoid the travel bug (not the good one) on your ...

Menopause is normal, so talk about it

Menopause is normal, so talk about it

Menopause is normal, so talk about it

With the right help, you can turn menopause into a positive phase of your life

Strategies to ease anxiety

Strategies to ease anxiety

Strategies to ease anxiety

There are many tools and techniques you can use to manage anxiety effectively.

A drug-free way to boost your health

A drug-free way to boost your health

A drug-free way to boost your health

Hundreds of studies across the planet can’t be wrong.

Your body’s amazing balancing act

Your body’s amazing balancing act

Your body’s amazing balancing act

Understanding what’s at work to stop us falling over.

Millions will be alone this Christmas

Millions of older Australians will be alone this Christmas

Millions will be alone this Christmas

The Minister for Aged Care launches a campaign to tackle loneliness.

Gifts to please the mind and body

Gifts to please the mind and body

Gifts to please the mind and body

Oils, herbs, smoothie-makers: gift-buying made easy

Experts call for dementia action

Experts call for dementia action

Experts call for dementia action

Dementia Australia disappointed with Government’s response to dementia report.

Need help to prepare for knee surgery?

Need help to prepare for knee surgery?

Need help to prepare for knee surgery?

Our physiotherapist tells you what exercises are best before knee surgery.

Why it’s healthy to talk about dying

Why it’s healthy to talk about dying

Why it’s healthy to talk about dying

The death of Jane’s husband prompted a radical move.

Why holidays are bad for your health

Why holidays are bad for your health

Why holidays are bad for your health

The silly season may be a fun time of year, but it’s also very hard ...

Can a smart watch change your life?

Can a smart watch change your life?

Can a smart watch change your life?

Safety is the focus, but that’s just one aspect of the package

The 33 foods that relieve arthritis

The 33 foods that relieve arthritis

The 33 foods that relieve arthritis

Foods that have been proven to relieve the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.

A bright idea to curb jet lag

A bright idea to curb jet lag

A bright idea to curb jet lag

Researchers say we should take flight and see the light

How to reverse type 2 diabetes

How to reverse type 2 diabetes

How to reverse type 2 diabetes

Many people do not realise that weight loss can reverse type 2 diabetes.

Can marriage save you from dementia?

Can marriage save you from dementia?

Can marriage save you from dementia?

Lifelong singles and widowers seem to be at heightened risk of dementia.

Is your bum starting to sag?

Is your bum starting to sag?

Is your bum starting to sag?

Health experts’ blunt warning on ageing muscles

How to freeze food and for how long

How to freeze food and for how long

How to freeze food and for how long

This simple guide will show you how to properly freeze food and for how long.

Should I have done more?

Should I have done more?

Should I have done more?

Meg feels as if she should have done more with her life. Is it too ...

Local voices for seniors in need

Local voices for seniors in need

Local voices for seniors in need

Move to provide strong local voices for individuals in need.

How filthy are flies?

Scientists now know flies carry more bacteria than initially thought

How filthy are flies?

After reading this, you may never again eat food that’s had a fly on it.

Private health system blasted

Private health system blasted

Private health system blasted

Investment bank analysis talks up public healthcare system.

All about middle-aged weight gain

All about middle-aged weight gain

All about middle-aged weight gain

Our friends at Jean Hailes explain what's really going on in midlife weight gain.

High sugar diet causes Alzheimer’s

Study finds high levels of glucose in the brain is linked to dementia

High sugar diet causes Alzheimer’s

Too much sugar in your diet could cause obesity, diabetes and, now, dementia.

Lower your risk of chronic illness

Lower your risk of chronic illness

Lower your risk of chronic illness

Small increases in our physical activity could have huge health benefits.

10 things you need to clean more

10 things you need to clean more

10 things you need to clean more

What under-the-radar areas are you missing when you clean?

Is mouldy food safe to eat?

Is mouldy food safe to eat?

Is mouldy food safe to eat?

If your loaf of bread is sprouting a few specks of growth, can you still ...

Unexpected cure for a headache

Unexpected cure for a headache

Unexpected cure for a headache

When all else fails, chat with the doctor at your local sports club.

Euthanasia bill passes Upper House

Voluntary euthanasia laws pass Victoria’s Upper House

Euthanasia bill passes Upper House

Victoria will be the first state to allow voluntary euthanasia.

What your hair says about you

What your hair says about your health

What your hair says about you

Hair that is thinning or dry could be a clue to other health problems.

NBN medical alarm users at risk

NBN medical alarm users at risk

NBN medical alarm users at risk

Inaction and delays putting non-monitored medical alarm users at risk.

Quick tips to fix a bad mood

Quick tips to fix a bad mood

Quick tips to fix a bad mood

Instead of waiting for the dark cloud to lift, be proactive and take control of ...

Review needed on health fund costs

Review needed on health fund costs

Review needed on health fund costs

The Government needs to make good on a promise to improve health cost transparency.

How to get rid of belly fat

How to get rid of belly fat

How to get rid of belly fat

Belly fat can be a significant risk factor for serious health problems.

The skin check mistake I made

The skin check mistake I made

The skin check mistake I made

Lessons I’ve learnt after being diagnosed with melanoma.

How to get a better night’s sleep

How to get a better night’s sleep

How to get a better night’s sleep

It’s 2am and you’re awake – again. We explain why and tell you how to ...

Cataract warning signs

Cataract warning signs

Cataract warning signs

Cataracts develop over many years and problems may at first be unnoticeable.

Why it’s okay to have a good cry

Why it’s okay to have a good cry

Why it’s okay to have a good cry

Three reasons why you should have a cry next time you’re sad.

A family flush with toilet humour

A family flush with toilet humour

A family flush with toilet humour

Ahead of World Toilet Day on Sunday, we have some fun with a serious quest

Exercise increases memory function

Exercise increases memory function

Exercise increases memory function

Aerobic exercise can improve memory function and maintain brain health as we age.

‘Smart’ bandage to heal wounds

New electronic bandage may heal chronic wounds

‘Smart’ bandage to heal wounds

Researchers have designed a ‘smart’ bandage, faster acting than regular patches.

Hidden dementia deaths

Hidden dementia deaths in nursing homes

Hidden dementia deaths

Melbourne researchers this week uncovered 28 deaths in Australian nursing homes.

Codeine clampdown limits choice

Codeine clampdown limits choice

Codeine clampdown limits choice

What alternatives will there be when codeine is banned from over-the-counter sales?

How to get healthy with no effort

How to get healthy with no effort

How to get healthy with no effort

Sometimes getting fit seems too much like hard work. What if there was an easier ...

Health secrets of the over 55s

Health secrets of the over 55s

Health secrets of the over 55s

As your body ages, you can expect gradual changes, at your body's own pace.

What is a tension headache?

What is a tension headache?

What is a tension headache?

Is the throbbing in your head a migraine or tension headache?

Five tips for better digestion

Five tips for better digestion

Five tips for better digestion

To maintain a healthy digestive system and prevent constipation, try these tips.

What is ‘prehabilitation’?

Prehabilitation

What is ‘prehabilitation’?

Prehabilitiation is a process that can help to ensure your recovery time after surgery

Obesity is the new normal

Only one in four obese people believe they have a weight problem

Obesity is the new normal

Australia’s obesity problem is so bad that people don’t even know they’re overweight.

Diabetes doubles chance of death

Diabetes doubles chance of death

Diabetes doubles chance of death

Australians with diabetes experience much higher death rates than those without.

Can scientists bring back memories?

Study proves that neuroscientists can bring back old memories

Can scientists bring back memories?

Electrical stimulation could be used to treat memory disorders.

Low budget healthy eating tips

Low budget healthy eating tips

Low budget healthy eating tips

A nutritious diet and a healthy bank account can be difficult to balance.

How to get rid of puffy eyes

puffy eyes

How to get rid of puffy eyes

Do you wake up with puffy eyes after a poor sleep? Try these tricks.

CMO refutes cheap flu vaccine claim

CMO refutes cheap flu vaccine claim

CMO refutes cheap flu vaccine claim

Chief Medical Officer has slammed claims Australia received a 'cheap flu vaccine'.

Do you need your extras?

chiropractor

Do you need your extras?

Private health insurance is increasingly expensive; are your extras giving you value?

Managing the costs of healthcare

Managing the costs of healthcare

Managing the costs of healthcare

Medical costs are a great worry to retirees, especially those facing failing health.

You’ll know when you’re dead

NY doctor claims that when you die your mind lives on

You’ll know when you’re dead

A New York doctor claims that, when you die, your mind lives on.

Tips for forgetful people

forgetfullness tips

Tips for forgetful people

Feeling forgetful? Here are 10 simple tips to allay absentmindedness.

What you need to know about sugar

sugar in coffee

What you need to know about sugar

We cut through the conflicting information to tell you the truth about the sweet stuff.

Scientists link sugar and cancer

sugar cube and skull and crossbones

Scientists link sugar and cancer

Belgian scientists believe your sweet tooth could be killing you.

Maggie Beer unveils dementia diet

maggie beer

Maggie Beer unveils dementia diet

Beloved chef Maggie Beer unveils her new science-backed dementia diet.

How well do you know your bones?

couple reading an ipad

How well do you know your bones?

Check your bone health with the Know Your Bones online self-assessment.

Home is where the heart disease is

Home is where the heart disease is

Home is where the heart disease is

People who live in regional areas 90 per cent more likely to die from heart ...

Health insurance boons identified

Health insurance boons identified

Health insurance boons identified

New document identifies health insurance reforms that will lower premium costs.

How to detect sleep apnoea

sleep aponea

How to detect sleep apnoea

Sleep apnoea can dramatically increase your risk of heart disease.

Are you losing your senses?

five senses

Are you losing your senses?

Study finds older adults with multiple sensory losses are at higher risk for poor health.

Do these things cause cancer?

cancercells

Do these things cause cancer?

There are just as many myths as facts about the things that can cause cancer.

Could you be denied surgery?

Doctors to use ‘Frailty Index’ to decide for or against surgery

Could you be denied surgery?

A new test could help decide whether you should have surgery.

Twenty super simple health tips

Health tips vid

Twenty super simple health tips

A video of simple, ingenious health tips that will improve your wellbeing.

Foods that don’t mix with medicine

Food Medicine

Foods that don’t mix with medicine

How drugs and foods interact in your body can be hazardous.

The rapid rise of foot fungus

man putting on shoes with no socks

The rapid rise of foot fungus

Medical professionals say if you don’t wear socks you’ll suffer the consequences.

Private health reforms snub seniors

Private health reforms snub seniors

Private health reforms snub seniors

Health insurance overhaul largely ignores seniors, unless they have a bad heart or hip.

Obesity leads to breast cancer

New study reveals that obesity leads to breast cancer

Obesity leads to breast cancer

Researchers are one step closer to knowing how obesity is linked to breast cancer.

Are multivitamins a waste of money?

Are multivitamins a waste of money?

Are multivitamins a waste of money?

Hundreds of studies have looked at vitamin supplements to see if they are beneficial.

Early warning signs for MS

MS Scan

Early warning signs for MS

MS symptoms can be unpredictable; however, there are a number of things to watch for.

How to boost your cognitive health

cognitive reserve

How to boost your cognitive health

What is cognitive reserve and what does it have to do with preventing dementia?

GPs ID major future health issues

The most detrimental health issues of the future

GPs ID major future health issues

Australian GPs have identified the most harmful health issues of the future.

Combatting common OCD myths

Combatting common OCD myths

Combatting common OCD myths

In mental health week, we look at the myths surrounding OCD.

Can this fruit prevent heart attacks?

Can this fruit prevent heart attacks?

Can this fruit prevent heart attacks?

Eating one of these two fruits per day can decrease the risk of heart attack ...

Can sleep help prevent Alzheimer’s?

sleeping woman

Can sleep help prevent Alzheimer’s?

Having a sound slumber may protect your brain from dementia.

Medicare: are you covered onboard?

hand holding stethocope in front of a world map

Medicare: are you covered onboard?

How far does your Medicare cover extend when you travel?

Poor smell linked to dementia risk

Poor smell linked to dementia risk

Poor smell linked to dementia risk

A link has been found between a poor sense of smell and the chance of ...

What your pee says about you

cup of wee

What your pee says about you

There’s a lot you can tell about your health simply by checking the colour of ...

1400 new drugs added to PBS list

1400 new drugs to be subsidised on new PBS list

1400 new drugs added to PBS list

Australians could save hundreds each year on newly subsidised medicines.

Drug deaths hit 20-year high

Drug deaths at 20-year high, dementia leading killer of women

Drug deaths hit 20-year high

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has released the country’s leading causes of death.

Can thinning hair be reversed?

thinning hair

Can thinning hair be reversed?

Worried about your thinning hair? These five treatments may help.

Can your meds cause constipation?

constipated person

Can your meds cause constipation?

What to do when medication stops you from being regular.

Six tips to beat motion sickness

motion sick

Six tips to beat motion sickness

Do you become queasy on a flight? Here are six tips to prevent motion sickness.

Alcohol linked to cancer risk

Alcohol linked to cancer risk

Alcohol linked to cancer risk

A decrease in Australia's population-level drinking would reduce cancer deaths.

Five nutrients for healthy ageing

Five nutrients for healthy ageing

Five nutrients for healthy ageing

These five nutrients are important for healthy ageing.

Seven dangerous medicine mix-ups

pills

Seven dangerous medicine mix-ups

Mixing medicines can be a recipe for disaster. Here are seven things to look out ...

Could you have ADHD?

ADHD man

Could you have ADHD?

The six questions that could identify attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

Five foods that stain your teeth

older woman drinking tea or coffee

Five foods that stain your teeth

Discoloured teeth can be unsightly, but mind what you eat and you can keep your ...

How do you rate your health care?

How do you rate your health care?

How do you rate your health care?

Over 45s report positive experiences with their general practitioners.

Renewed push for sugar tax

Renewed push for sugar tax

Renewed push for sugar tax

Health organisations are pushing for a 20 per cent tax on sugary drinks.

Miracle skin patch dissolves fat

Miracle skin patch dissolves fat

Miracle skin patch dissolves fat

Researchers have created a skin patch that can eliminate fat.

Fruit with huge health benefits

Fruit

Fruit with huge health benefits

As we emerge from winter, the fruit options grow; so here are four of the ...

Babysitting grandparents live longer

Babysitting grandparents live longer

Babysitting grandparents live longer

Helping out with the grandkids could have significant health benefits.

How to make men look younger

looking younger

How to make men look younger

A few lifestyle changes and aesthetic tweaks can help restore your youthful ‘vibe’.

How to fix your prostate problems

Transurethral Resection

How to fix your prostate problems

An enlarged prostate is a problem for many men over 50, but the fix is ...

Common cleaner could kill you

Common household cleaner linked to lung cancer

Common cleaner could kill you

Regular cleaning with this common household cleaner could cause a fatal lung disease.

New drug helps fight melanoma

New drug helps fight melanoma

New drug helps fight melanoma

Researchers have created a new treatment that prevents melanoma from spreading.

Foods that are bad for your brain

burger brain

Foods that are bad for your brain

Your brain will thank you for steering clear of these five foods.

Six tips to exercise your mood

man exercising

Six tips to exercise your mood

Depression is common among Australia’s senior population, but exercise can help.

Scientists flash for Alzheimer’s cure

Scientists flash for Alzheimer’s cure

Scientists flash for Alzheimer’s cure

Preventing the onset of Alzheimer’s could be as simple as switching on a light.

How to prevent a stroke

blood pressure test

How to prevent a stroke

Understanding the risk factors and some minor lifestyle changes could help prevent a new or ...

Five questions to ask your doctor

doctor questions

Five questions to ask your doctor

Rising concern about over-diagnosis can see healthy people treated as sick.

New tool spots Parkinson’s early

New tool spots Parkinson’s early

New tool spots Parkinson’s early

A tool that can diagnose Parkinson’s disease even when there are no physical symptoms.

Breakthrough for stroke patients

Breakthrough for stroke patients

Breakthrough for stroke patients

University of Adelaide scientists have a new method of treating stroke patients.

Medical breakthrough of the century

Kymriah

Medical breakthrough of the century

FDA approves a breakthrough hailed as a ‘new frontier’ in medicine.

Getting to know your breasts

breasts

Getting to know your breasts

Our friends at Jean Hailes discuss how breasts change with age.

Hallucinations explained

sacks

Hallucinations explained

Famous author and neurologist Oliver Sacks discusses hallucinations.

New wonder drug could kill cancer

Canakinumab

New wonder drug could kill cancer

A new wonder drug is being hailed as the new dawn in heart treatment.

What is causing your weight loss?

weight loss

What is causing your weight loss?

Shedding kilos unintentionally may be a sign of a health problem.

The great dementia disconnect

The great dementia disconnect

The great dementia disconnect

Why do people with dementia and their carers feel strongly disconnected from society?

Australia not ready for flu outbreak

Australia not ready for flu outbreak

Australia not ready for flu outbreak

A record-breaking 105,000 flu cases have been confirmed nationally.

Is brain food a myth?

brain food

Is brain food a myth?

Are there really foods that help your brain, or is it a myth?

Study gives fat a healthy tick

Study gives fat a healthy tick

Study gives fat a healthy tick

New research bucks decades old advice when it comes to fat consumption.

Worst foods to eat before bedtime

chocolate cookies

Worst foods to eat before bedtime

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

Vital exercises to avoid falls

bathroom fall

Vital exercises to avoid falls

Falls are the leading cause of injury-related hospital visits.

Four cups a day to keep death away

happy older couple drinking coffee

Four cups a day to keep death away

Preventing an early death could be as simple as drinking four cups of coffee a ...

Scientists identify dementia gene

Scientists identify dementia gene

Scientists identify dementia gene

Scientists discover the gene that contributes to Alzheimer’s disease.

Can talcum powder cause cancer?

hands covered in talcum powder

Can talcum powder cause cancer?

California woman wins $525 million claiming that talcum powder caused her cancer.

Why is my hearing muffled?

hearing loss

Why is my hearing muffled?

Diminished hearing ability can have several causes.

How to lower your risk of dementia

prevent dementia

How to lower your risk of dementia

Dementia risk factors can be managed with lifestyle changes or medical treatments.

Sleep monitor no substitute for GP

sleep tracking

Sleep monitor no substitute for GP

Sleep trackers can’t diagnose complications of apnoea.

A twist on tummy troubles

A twist on tummy troubles

A twist on tummy troubles

Professor ‘prods’ doctors to rethink irritable bowel diagnosis.

Should you clean your ears?

cotton bud

Should you clean your ears?

Why you should never use cotton buds to clean your ears ever again.

Do you have ‘junk’ insurance?

Do you have ‘junk’ insurance?

Do you have ‘junk’ insurance?

AMA calls on the Government for healthcare policies to contain a minimum level of cover.

Sweeteners linked to dementia

artificial sweetener

Sweeteners linked to dementia

New study discovers link between sugar-free drinks and dementia.

Could cannabis solve sleep woes?

Could cannabis solve sleep woes?

Could cannabis solve sleep woes?

Trials suggest medicinal marijuana could be the best cure for insomnia.

The answer to your back pain?

TENS machine

The answer to your back pain?

This magical medical device could be the answer to your chronic back pain.

Is your hearing loss preventable?

Is your hearing loss preventable?

Is your hearing loss preventable?

Around 3.6 million Australians are affected by hearing loss, a lot of it preventable.

Brain test predicts risk of death

3d image of a human brain

Brain test predicts risk of death

Scientists have developed a simple test that can predict how close you are to death.

Foods that raise your blood pressure

sea salt

Foods that raise your blood pressure

Avoiding salt is one thing, but there are other unhealthy foods you need to know ...

Loneliness a bigger killer than obesity

Studies reveal that loneliness kills more people than obesity

Loneliness a bigger killer than obesity

Loneliness: a bigger killer than obesity and a major public health hazard.

Does stress kill?

stress kills

Does stress kill?

How harmful is stress to our health? Does it have the potential to kill?

Two in five Aussies sleep deprived

Two in five Aussies sleep deprived

Two in five Aussies sleep deprived

Millions are failing to get the sleep they need to live healthy, happy lives.

The secret to cleaning your teeth

cleaning teeth

The secret to cleaning your teeth

Cleaning your teeth the right way could save your life.

Can you still get a free flu shot?

Flu shot

Can you still get a free flu shot?

Here’s why you should get the 2017 flu vaccine in August.

CSIRO can now detect cancer early

CSIRO can now detect cancer early

CSIRO can now detect cancer early

With the use of scans and a clever algorithm, the CSIRO can now detect cancer ...

What’s your waist telling you?

What’s your waist telling you?

What’s your waist telling you?

What’s the best guideline to follow for monitoring your body weight?

Drinking lowers diabetes risk

Drinking lowers diabetes risk

Drinking lowers diabetes risk

To drink or not to drink. That is the question. The answer seems to change ...

Australians raid early-release super

Australians raid early-release super

Australians raid early-release super

Australians are raiding their super in record numbers to pay for medical procedures.

Are you raising your dementia risk?

Are you raising your dementia risk?

Are you raising your dementia risk?

Recent studies link some everyday medications to brain function.

Quick facts about bowel cancer

Quick facts about bowel cancer

Quick facts about bowel cancer

Did you know one in 13 Australians are diagnosed with bowel cancer each year?

Should governments pay for pets?

Celebrity vet Dr Chris Brown

Should governments pay for pets?

Pet owners save the taxpayer billions, prompting calls for compensation.

How to beat bad breath

Man holds his nose due to bad breath

How to beat bad breath

Halitosis is a common problem. Ben looks at how to get fresher breath.

Real-time medicine monitor

Real-time medicine monitor to police pharmacies

Real-time medicine monitor

The Federal Government announces real-time medicine monitor to police pharmacies.

Tread with caution

older woman falls in bathroom

Tread with caution

More older Australians living at home means more are likely to have a nasty fall.

Self-medicating against dementia

Self-medicating against dementia

Self-medicating against dementia

Australians are using video games to deal with health issues such as stress and dementia.

Things to consider when turning 60

couple walking

Things to consider when turning 60

The end of your working life is in sight, what do you do now?

The truth about painkillers

painkillers

The truth about painkillers

Today we put to bed three of the most persistent myths about painkillers.

Aussie Alzheimer’s breakthrough

Aussie Alzheimer’s breakthrough

Aussie Alzheimer’s breakthrough

New therapy appears to slow possible progression of brain disease.

Branded vs generic medications

generic medicine

Branded vs generic medications

Is it worth buying branded medicine?

Easing painful hips and knees

hip pain

Easing painful hips and knees

Joint pain can be debilitating but there are things to try before surgery.

How will assisted dying work?

Victorians would be able to seek medically assisted death from 2019

How will assisted dying work?

Victorians with terminal illnesses could access lethal medication within 10 days of request.

Why sex matters to men

sexy time

Why sex matters to men

Bettina Arndt discusses what men wish women knew about sex.

Why are you so unfit?

Why are you so unfit?

Why are you so unfit?

New research reveals the decreasing fitness levels of older Australians.

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 ...

Insurance for pre-existing issues

Travel SOS: travel insurance for pre-existing medical conditions

Insurance for pre-existing issues

Joe wants to know where he can get travel insurance to cover pre-existing medical.

Robots to replace your kids

robot hand

Robots to replace your kids

If your children can’t spare time, technology may come to your rescue.

Medical tourism: worth the risk?

toothbrush on a beach

Medical tourism: worth the risk?

Dentists against seeking dental treatment overseas.

Australia’s healthcare second best

Australia’s healthcare second best

Australia’s healthcare second best

Despite some faults, our system is among the best in the developed world.

Deadly medicine mistakes

Deadly medicine mistakes

Deadly medicine mistakes

New research has found that many Australians make this mistake with medicines.

The age at which you peak

person standing on a mountain peak

The age at which you peak

Find out the best age for different skills; the answers might surprise you!

Set goals to kick unhealthy habits

Happy people riding bikes

Set goals to kick unhealthy habits

Here are seven positive health habits you can start today.

Pensioners selling prescriptions

Pensioners selling prescription painkillers to make ends meet

Pensioners selling prescriptions

Pensioners are selling prescription painkillers to make ends meet.

Seven foods dieticians won’t touch

Seven surprising foods dieticians won’t touch

Seven foods dieticians won’t touch

Find out which unlikely foods dieticians say you should avoid.

Could cannabis stop brain rot?

Could cannabis stop brain rot?

Could cannabis stop brain rot?

Could cannabis restore memory and reverse the effects of ageing on the brain?

Poor sleep linked to Alzheimer’s

Poor sleep linked to increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease

Poor sleep linked to Alzheimer’s

Study shows that poor sleep may be linked to increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

How to reduce overnight toilet trips

toilet trip

How to reduce overnight toilet trips

If you want a better sleep, try these tips to strengthen your bladder.

Apps to help avoid Alzheimer’s

Apps to help people with Alzheimer’s and to stave off dementia

Apps to help avoid Alzheimer’s

An app to keep your brain active and a must-have app for Alzheimer’s carers.

Claw your way back to strong hands

Handy exercises for staying nimble fingered

Claw your way back to strong hands

The niftiest way to get a strong grip is literally at your fingertips – hand ...

Will your weight kill you?

measuring waist

Will your weight kill you?

Being overweight could be more deadly than you think.

You could live longer than you think

You could live longer than you think

You could live longer than you think

New research suggests the upper limit on mortality may be higher than 115 years.

Suntan drug could prevent cancer

man in sun

Suntan drug could prevent cancer

Scientists have developed a therapy that mimics sunlight to make the skin tan.

Mind what you think

attractive older woman standing in the park

Mind what you think

Are you a worrywart? Mindfulness can combat those negative thoughts.

How to overcome tiredness

Tired mature man yawning

How to overcome tiredness

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

How to reduce your cholesterol

How to reduce your cholesterol

How to reduce your cholesterol

If you have high cholesterol, there are ways to address the problem without drugs.

How much sleep do you need?

How much sleep do you need?

How much sleep do you need?

Watch this quick video to find out how much sleep you need at different stages ...

What causes Alzheimer’s disease?

box of memories

What causes Alzheimer’s disease?

Here is what we know about Alzheimer's, and what is yet to be uncovered.

Vegan fad sliced and diced

Vegan diets: a hippie hoax or recipe for health?

Vegan fad sliced and diced

Is vegan food the new plate of the day?

Coffee or tea – which is healthier?

coffee or tea

Coffee or tea – which is healthier?

If you like to start your morning with a cuppa, which should you choose?

Our first Alzheimer’s-friendly airport

Australia’s first dementia-friendly airport

Our first Alzheimer’s-friendly airport

Guess which state is home to Australia’s first dementia-friendly airport?

Biggest turn-ons and turn-offs

flirting couple

Biggest turn-ons and turn-offs

If you want to play the game of love, you better know the rules.

Don’t let a hangover ruin your holiday

Don’t let a hangover ruin your holiday

Don’t let a hangover ruin your holiday

How to make the most of your day in a foreign city even when your ...

Understanding food expiry dates

two ladies talking whilst one drinks and the other checks the best before details on the side of a juice bottle

Understanding food expiry dates

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

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.

Losing weight for your body type

view from behind of different female body shapes

Losing weight for your body type

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

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.

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 ways to beat pre-diabetes

Doctors hands holding smiling diabetes reader

Seven ways to beat pre-diabetes

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

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.

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.

10 questions to ask your doctor

older patient talking to a doctor web

10 questions to ask your doctor

These 10 questions will help you to avoid unnecessary tests.

Nine reasons you should drink beer

vintage photo of woman drinking beer

Nine reasons you should drink beer

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

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 ...

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. ...

Stretch your Levator Scapulae

Jason Lee explains an easy Levator Scauplae exercise which can help prevent back and neck pain

Stretch your Levator Scapulae

Reduce back and neck pain by learning this quick and easy stretch.

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?

Does sex count as exercise?

older man lifting weights in bed whilst his wife reads a book

Does sex count as exercise?

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

10 terrific kitchen tricks

lady standing in kitchen

10 terrific kitchen tricks

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

Pelvic floor health for men and women

pelvic floor health

Pelvic floor health for men and women

The exercises to start doing now to avoid incontinence later in life.

Detox diets – should you do one?

time to detox

Detox diets – should you do one?

From juice fasts to colon cleanses, is detoxing actually good for you?

Strengthen your deep neck flexors

Jason Lee explains deep neck flexors and how to exercise and strengthen them

Strengthen your deep neck flexors

Jason Lee shows you how to strengthen your neck to help carry the weight of ...

Walk off the weight

Walk off the weight

Walk off the weight

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

Five tips to care for your liver

Doctor with liver in hands in a hospital

Five tips to care for your liver

What does your liver do and how do you care for it properly? We have ...

10 foods you don’t need to refrigerate

A fully stocked refrigerator with its doors open

10 foods you don’t need to refrigerate

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

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.

10 pantry essentials

Back view of a woman looking in kitchen pantry

10 pantry essentials

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

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.

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 ...

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.

Foods for your ‘little fella’

Healthy foods arranged into a heart shape

Foods for your ‘little fella’

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

Seven efficient exercises

happy older couple walking strenuously through a park

Seven efficient exercises

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

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.

How can I stop binge eating?

overweight man at his fridge

How can I stop binge eating?

Jo Lamble helps Tom put an end to his emotional over-eating.

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.

Free bowel cancer tests save lives

hands holding red apple bowel cancer

Free bowel cancer tests save lives

Aussies suffer from some of the highest rates of bowel cancer in the world.

How Australians die

How Australians die – top five causes

How Australians die

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

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.

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.

Research identifies your cancer risk

Research identifies your cancer risk

Research identifies your cancer risk

A new study of 10,000 women has accurately identified the cancer chance for women.

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.

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?

Keep your kidneys healthy

Keep your kidneys healthy

Keep your kidneys healthy

Healthy kidneys are vital to our wellbeing.

Five best core exercises

Five best core exercises

Five best core exercises

Five low-impact exercises to strengthen your core.

What poor sleep does to your body

man having trouble sleeping

What poor sleep does to your body

The long- term health effects if you are regularly missing out on 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 ...

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?

How farting is good for your health

Couple with the covers drawn up against farts

How farting is good for your health

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

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 ...

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 ...

Spotting the signs of skin cancer

Doctor holding sign saying skin cancer

Spotting the signs of skin cancer

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

The danger of dietary supplements

The danger of dietary supplements

The danger of dietary supplements

Misleading and harmful supplements putting Australians at serious risk.

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.

Why you should drink only water

attractive mature lady drinking a glass of water

Why you should drink only water

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

The secret to a good life

robert waldinger talks happiness

The secret to a good life

Find out the most important factor for keeping happy and healthy in this TEDx Talk.

Ageing and your hormones in action

older woman with hormone replacement therapy medicine

Ageing and your hormones in action

How do hormones affect the ageing process for men and women?

Seven useful facts about fats

healthy fat

Seven useful facts about fats

Seven useful facts about fats that everybody should know.

Six facts about donating blood

blood donation

Six facts about donating blood

Did you know that donated blood is used for 22 different medical treatments?

10 tips for a healthier heart

healthy heart

10 tips for a healthier heart

A few good choices can help you feel better and stay healthier.

Nine health mistakes men make

man visiting GP

Nine health mistakes men make

Nine common health mistakes that men make.

Five healthy breakfast staples

avocado on toast

Five healthy breakfast staples

These five ingredients make for the tastiest and healthiest breakfasts.

How can I regain my lust for life?

lust for life

How can I regain my lust for life?

Jo Lamble has some tips to help Pauline regain her lust for life.

Why am I constipated?

Constipation

Why am I constipated?

Why are you constipated? How can you fix it?

Are dairy-free diets a bone risk?

non dairy

Are dairy-free diets a bone risk?

Everything that you need to consider before you cut out cow’s milk.

Keep dementia test in mind

How a dementia test can pick up early signs of the treatable illness

Keep dementia test in mind

Taking an early dementia test may lead to treatment to help slow down deterioration.

Sex-drive supplements for women

Tribulus Terrestris

Sex-drive supplements for women

Hey girls, here are four sex-drive supplements to get your sex life back on track.

Popular medicine recalled

Popular drug recalled after evidence of tampering

Popular medicine recalled

A popular drug has been recalled after evidence of tampering was found.

Steer clear of the dreaded lurgies

Man With Cold

Steer clear of the dreaded lurgies

These simple health tips will help you to steer clear of the dreaded lurgies.

Chocolate reduces heart risk

Study links chocolate to reduced risk of common heart condition

Chocolate reduces heart risk

Eating chocolate could reduce your risk of a heart condition known as atrial fibrillation.

Why do people lie?

Man With Long Nose

Why do people lie?

Whether we want to admit it or not, we all lie, but why?

Swearing can make you stronger

Dropping the occasional curse can make you stronger

Swearing can make you stronger

New research reveals that, if you want to be stronger, you should swear more often.

Five things to know about vertigo

Woman With Vertigo

Five things to know about vertigo

Everything you ever wanted to know about vertigo, but were too dizzy to ask.

Love your nuts

Here’s how to carry out a testicular self examination

Love your nuts

Here’s how to carry out a testicular self examination.

Five deadliest diseases for women

Woman With Diabetes

Five deadliest diseases for women

We know the two big killers for women, but what else should be on your ...

Can you take an Uber to hospital?

Speed over care: Should you take an Uber to hospital?

Can you take an Uber to hospital?

Ride-booking services have smashed the taxi business, are ambos next?

Alternatives to organic foods

Alternatives to organic foods

Alternatives to organic foods

When organic isn’t an option for you, try these 15 clean foods instead.

Sex and dating

sex dating

Sex and dating

How to have ‘the sex talk’ with your new partner.

Six major causes of knee pain

Knee pain

Six major causes of knee pain

Sore knees can prevent you from many activities. How can you fix them?

The six best workouts for over 50s

couple stretching

The six best workouts for over 50s

Healthy ageing is all about exercise, but what are the right activities?

Your sex questions answered

Woman speaks to her doctor about sex

Your sex questions answered

If you’ve got a niggling question about sex, ask your doctor, not Dr Google.

Ovarian cancer: early warning signs

Ovarian cancer symptoms

Ovarian cancer: early warning signs

Scientists have identified 12 new genetic drivers that can signal ovarian cancer.

Worst foods to have in your fridge

Woman looks into her fridge at the worst unhealthy foods

Worst foods to have in your fridge

If you’re on a health kick, then ditch these eight foods from your fridge.

Apple cider vinegar is the cure

health benefits of apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is the cure

What if an everyday kitchen ingredient could cure what ails you?

Losing 3kg can reduce obesity impact

Man touches his stomach fat and considers losing 3kg to lessen the impact of obesity

Losing 3kg can reduce obesity impact

Small changes to your weight could make a big difference to your health.

Five ways tech will change ageing

Five ways tech will change ageing

Five ways tech will change ageing

Ageing is going to be a lot different in the future of smart devices.

Are Aussie women ageing faster?

Are Aussie women ageing faster?

Are Aussie women ageing faster?

A study found Australian women report signs of facial ageing sooner than the US.

Nine things women wish men knew

Woman is frustrated by her partner

Nine things women wish men knew

Do you want to know what women want from men?

How to handle travel anxiety

Woman suffers from flight anxiety

How to handle travel anxiety

Fearful flyers of the world will love these tips for handling flight anxiety.

Mood foods: eating for anxiety

Woman drinking coffee from disposable cup

Mood foods: eating for anxiety

Foods that improve or worsen anxiety, stress and depression.

Stomach cancer: early warning signs

Man suffers from indigestion an early warning sign of stomach cancer

Stomach cancer: early warning signs

The early warning signs of stomach cancer may, at first, seem harmless.

Let’s talk about sleep

Let’s talk about sleep

Let’s talk about sleep

How a regular sleep pattern will help you to function better.

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

The real secret to living longer

Group of friends enjoying a social event a secret to living a long life is a good social network

The real secret to living longer

Want to know how to live longer? Here’s the answer.

10 homemade dandruff remedies

Woman from behind scratching dandruff on her head

10 homemade dandruff remedies

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

Foot problems and how to fix them

Woman Touching Feet

Foot problems and how to fix them

Often unloved and overlooked, our feet are susceptible to many ailments.

Curve Lurve breast awareness app

Curve Lurve app helps women to become aware of breast cancer earlier

Curve Lurve breast awareness app

A breast health awareness app designed to help women ‘take care of their pair’.

Is your puffer technique correct?

Woman holding an asthma inhaler using correct technique

Is your puffer technique correct?

Up to 90 per cent of people with asthma are using inhalers incorrectly.

Seven exercises for better sex

happy older couple kissing in a pool

Seven exercises for better sex

Exercises to help you mentally, physically and, hopefully, sexually.

Seven surprising facts about breasts

5WomenInUnderwear

Seven surprising facts about breasts

Seven surprising facts you might not know about your breast friends.

Steer clear of the Dirty Dozen

Some fruits and vegetables are packed full of pesticides

Steer clear of the Dirty Dozen

For your health’s sake, you may wish to avoid the foods listed in the Dirty ...

Save on your health insurance

Are you eligible for the defence health insurance

Save on your health insurance

If you or a family member has served in the defence force you could save.

Flu vaccination: worth the effort?

woman with influenza

Flu vaccination: worth the effort?

The flu vaccine doesn’t provide complete protection.

Parkinson’s: early warning signs

Early warning signs of Parkinson’s disease

Parkinson’s: early warning signs

It can be difficult to tell if you have Parkinson’s. Here are the symptoms.

NSAIDS may cause heart disease

hand holding painkillers and a glass of water

NSAIDS may cause heart disease

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatories are available over the counter, but they may be unsafe.

Understanding anxiety

woman with anxiety staring out the window

Understanding anxiety

Anxiety is the most common mental health condition in Australia.

What’s a vampire breast lift?

middle aged woman covering naked breasts

What’s a vampire breast lift?

How has a blood-sucking fictional creature inspired a breast lift procedure?

Taking care of ‘down there’

The vulva: every woman has one, but no two are the same.

Taking care of ‘down there’

The vulva: every woman has one, but no two are the same.

Psoriasis cures: ditch the itch

Psoriasis hand

Psoriasis cures: ditch the itch

Psoriasis? Here are seven treatments you can try to help ditch the itch.

Superbugs kill 700,000 each year

Superbugs are a global health crisis killing hundreds of thousands each year

Superbugs kill 700,000 each year

Superbugs are a global health crisis killing hundreds of thousands each year.

Do you need a My Health Record?

Should you get a My Health Record? Here’s what you need to know.

Do you need a My Health Record?

Should you get a My Health Record? Here’s what you need to know.

Are you shrinking?

Should you be worried that you’re getting shorter?

Are you shrinking?

A significant loss of height may be an indicator of osteoporosis. Should you be worried?

Dizzy spells linked to dementia

dizzy man

Dizzy spells linked to dementia

Your dizzy spells may lead to dementia or cognitive decline.

How much meat is too much?

hand holding a pile of meat

How much meat is too much?

A little meat is okay for you. But how do you know if you’re eating ...

High-fibre snacks for weight loss

almonds

High-fibre snacks for weight loss

These five high-fibre snacks taste great and will help you lose weight.

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.

Scientists discover anti-ageing pill

Trials for anti-ageing pills to commence this year

Scientists discover anti-ageing pill

A molecule found in red wine could be the answer to anti-ageing.

Spiders could save you from stroke

Funnel-web spider venom could provide stroke protection

Spiders could save you from stroke

The venom of funnel-web spiders may one day be used to treat stroke patients

Easy exercises with Jason Lee

Easy exercises with Jason Lee

Easy exercises with Jason Lee

Jason Lee explains how to strengthen your back and neck muscles to prevent pain.

Why do blood groups matter?

Three dimensional render of blood cells and blood groups

Why do blood groups matter?

You may know your blood type, but what does it mean?

Budget cut fears for home GP visits

GP home visits could face Budget funding cuts

Budget cut fears for home GP visits

GP home visit service could be cut in upcoming Budget.

How to cope with sensitive teeth

woman holding her face because her teeth are hurting

How to cope with sensitive teeth

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

Is ED a certainty?

Is erectile dysfunction an inevitable part of ageing?

Is ED a certainty?

Does ageing make it inevitable? Are there ways that you can avoid the dreaded droop?

Glaucoma: early warning signs

Senior woman having her eyes tested

Glaucoma: early warning signs

Keep an eye on the warning signs of glaucoma.

Brain-training app for weight loss

Laptop app helps fight food cravings with diet brain training

Brain-training app for weight loss

A new app trains your brain to stop consuming unhealthy food and drinks.

Are gluten-free diets a fad?

Gluten free diets are they just a fad

Are gluten-free diets a fad?

Dropping gluten from your diet is definitely in vogue, but at what cost?

Foods to regulate blood sugar

Hand holding meter. Diabetes doing glucose level test. Vegetables in background

Foods to regulate blood sugar

Here are four ways to maintain healthy blood sugar levels.

Tips to combat pre-flight nerves

Passengers sitting calmly on a plane

Tips to combat pre-flight nerves

Make your plane journey more comfortable with these pre-flight tips.

Aussie men to lose longevity title

Australian men set to lose their highest life expectancy mantle

Aussie men to lose longevity title

Australian men are top of the world for life expectancy, but all that will change ...

Good carbs, bad carbs

White rice and brown rice together to show bad carbs and good carbs

Good carbs, bad carbs

What are ‘good’ and ‘bad’ carbs and how do you tell the difference?

Why am I losing my hair?

Woman losing her hair holding out hairbrush

Why am I losing my hair?

It’s understandable that hair loss or thinning can be quite distressing.

Can you afford your healthcare?

A pile of medicine pills heaped on Australian notes

Can you afford your healthcare?

Can we really afford healthcare that costs us $28.6 billion per year?

How home care packages have changed

How home care packages have changed

How home care packages have changed

Older Australians now have more choice in how home care packages are delivered.

Do you need a health check?

A young female doctor listening with stethescope

Do you need a health check?

It’s important to visit your GP regularly for health checks, not just when you’re sick.

How sex can help you lose weight

How sex can help you lose weight

How sex can help you lose weight

These three ‘old-favourite’ sexual positions can also help you to lose weight.

Ageing: what’s normal, what’s not

Outdoor shot of happy mature couple walking along the beach

Ageing: what’s normal, what’s not

Our bodies changes as we age, but what’s normal and what’s not normal?

Five tips to improve your memory

coffee cup flying a brain into space

Five tips to improve your memory

Here are five great ways to improve your power of retention.

Are supplements a sham?

Complementary medicines don’t work: AMA

Are supplements a sham?

A CHOICE study questions the efficacy of complementary medicines.

Common eye myths: fact or fiction?

Older man with glasses straining to see screen

Common eye myths: fact or fiction?

Which of these common eyesight myths are fact and which are fiction?

Is walking enough to lose weight?

Mature woman power walking for exercise

Is walking enough to lose weight?

Want to use walking as exercise? Here’s how to do it.

Moderate drinking not so healthy

Maybe moderate drinking isn't so good for you after all

Moderate drinking not so healthy

New research challenges the assumption that moderate drinking is good for our health.

The only way to lose weight

Single pea with knife and fork for weight loss

The only way to lose weight

Dieticians say that Aussies are wasting time and money on pricey fad diets.

Is my marriage doomed?

Irene is worried that her marriage is doomed

Is my marriage doomed?

With the nest now empty, Irene is worried that her marriage is in trouble.

Myths and facts about your skin

How well do you know your own skin?

Myths and facts about your skin

We delve deep beneath the surface to learn more about the skin we’re in.

How to stop caring about rejection

Pin popping heart shaped ballon for rejection

How to stop caring about rejection

Fear of rejection? Become a psychopath.

Pain-free customer service calls

A simple tip to make customer service calls a lot less painful

Pain-free customer service calls

Make frustrating customer service calls a lot less painful with this simple tip.

Ten superfoods for weight loss

Oatmeal in blue bowl and pink measuring tape around spoon on kitchen table

Ten superfoods for weight loss

Are there foods that will ignite your metabolism to promote weight loss?

How to stay healthy on a cruise

Cruising: how to stay healthy at sea

How to stay healthy on a cruise

Here’s how to hit the high seas and avoid health risks.

Ovarian cancer explained

Ovarian cancer awareness month blue ribbon

Ovarian cancer explained

February is ‘Ovarian Awareness Month’, organised by Ovarian Cancer Australia.

Diet linked to mental health

Diet linked to mental health

Diet linked to mental health

The Mediterranean diet may be the key to tackling mental health problems.

Don't put off end-of-life planning

Don't leave end of life planning to chance

Don't put off end-of-life planning

Here’s why you shouldn’t delay your end-of-life planning.

Reduce your risk of stroke

Blackboard with word stroke and stethoscope

Reduce your risk of stroke

Described as a ‘brain attack’, a stroke can happen to anyone at any time.

Dealing with dizziness

Mature woman on couch feeling dizzy

Dealing with dizziness

Feeling dizzy can often be an indication that something is out of kilter.

Yes, you do need a morning ritual

Smiling mature man enjoying his morning

Yes, you do need a morning ritual

A morning ritual not only changes your day but your entire attitude.

Five easy lifestyle changes

Five easy lifestyle changes

Five easy lifestyle changes

Here are five simple yet effective ideas to look after your wellbeing.

Is your poo worth banking?

Mature scientist testing in a lab

Is your poo worth banking?

What exactly is stool banking and what can it do for you?

Where’s that pain coming from?

Mature sleeping woman uncomfortable in pain

Where’s that pain coming from?

How your everyday actions may be causing you pain.

Affordable everyday 'superfoods'

Superfoods berries and nuts for weight loss

Affordable everyday 'superfoods'

Everyday foods that pack a healthy punch without the high price tag.

Should I use ice or heat?

Should I use ice or heat?

Should I use ice or heat?

Read this before you reach for an ice or heat pack next time you’re injured ...

Heavy traffic linked to dementia

Heavy traffic linked to dementia

Heavy traffic linked to dementia

Living near a main road can increase your risk of dementia.

Time-saving tips with big rewards

Time-saving tips with big rewards

Time-saving tips with big rewards

Naturopath Sandra Villella offers some time-saving ways you can invest in your health.

How to beat the post-holiday blues

Mature woman looking out of the window with book

How to beat the post-holiday blues

Coming home from holiday doesn’t have to be a downer.

What does my headache mean?

Older man with headache

What does my headache mean?

Here are five common types of headaches and how to relieve them.

Your New Year detox guide

Your New Year detox guide

Your New Year detox guide

Spring back to health with this New Year detox guide for 2017.

One-minute anti-ageing tips

One-minute anti-aging tips

One-minute anti-ageing tips

You don't need fancy lotions and expensive concoctions to make you look younger.

Seven ways to alleviate joint pain

Seven ways to alleviate and prevent joint pain

Seven ways to alleviate joint pain

Seven ways to help alleviate joint pain so that you can go on with your ...

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.

Do you have face blindness?

Man with blank face painted on card

Do you have face blindness?

Can you imagine meeting someone time and time again but not recognising them?

Optimism could save your life

Optimistic older woman

Optimism could save your life

Are you a glass half full or half empty kind of person?

How do hormones affect your sleep?

Woman sleeping face down in bed

How do hormones affect your sleep?

How much do hormones affect other parts of life – such as sleep?

Five steps to a happier life

Five ways to be happier every day

Five steps to a happier life

Five things you can do every day to become a happier person.

Simple steps to slimmer thighs

Variety of women's legs posing together

Simple steps to slimmer thighs

Three simple steps to slimmer thighs courtesy of fitness guru Emily Skye.

Five best websites to make friends

Five best websites to make friends

Five best websites to make friends

Five websites for meeting new people and staying connected.

Statin link to lower Alzheimer's risk

Model of a brain with Alzheimer's

Statin link to lower Alzheimer's risk

Simple cholesterol drugs could prove the key to reducing the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

You can be happy alone

Happy mature woman alone at home with cheeky expression

You can be happy alone

Alone? You don’t have to be lonely. Here are some tips to help you ‘find ...

Do you have the fat gene?

Do you have the fat gene?

Do you have the fat gene?

Do you still feel hungry even though you’ve had enough food to sustain your body?

Your right to die in Victoria

Victorian Government to vote on legalised euthanasia

Your right to die in Victoria

The Victorian Government could be the first Australian state to legalise euthanasia.

Which bug has bitten you?

woman scratching arm after being bitten by a bug

Which bug has bitten you?

A simple guide to assist you in identifying bug bites and how to treat them.

Confused about serving sizes?

cup of fizzy drink

Confused about serving sizes?

Could bad labelling be damaging your health?

This song can stop your anxiety

This song can stop your anxiety

This song can stop your anxiety

What if a song was scientifically proven to make you feel better?

Delirium medicines may be killing you

Delirium medicines may be killing you

Delirium medicines may be killing you

New study reveals surprising results about the treatment of delirium.

Is air pollution making London unliveable?

cars causing pollution

Is air pollution making London unliveable?

Londoners are being advised not to drive due to extreme pollution.

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.

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?

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

Woman lying on beach sick under palm tree

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?

Blonde woman sneezing into tissue

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

woman cupping ear to hear better

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

Fit mature couple going for a run

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

Chocolate bar in foil wrapper with hidden caffeine

Five foods with hidden caffeine

Are you consuming more caffeine than you realise?

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?

Close up of hand touching lungs sign

Do you have lung cancer?

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

Do antibiotics and alcohol mix?

Woman with antibiotic medicine holding red wine

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

Attrative older couple kissing in swimming pool

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?

Fresh and organic vegetables at farmers market

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

Woman doing grocery shipping with list

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

Baked salmon and broccoli in dish  for healthy joints

Best foods for healthy joints

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

Could too much sleep be killing you?

Tired man sitting at a table after oversleeping

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?

Woman holding flabby bicep with cutout

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

Medical app against businesswoman using her smartphone on desk

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

Woman holding glasses away from her face to see

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

Healthy food concept with question mark

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.

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

Delicate wedding invitation with flowers on a table

Wedding woes: partner not invited

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

How healthy is your brain?

Doctor with stethoscope and brains on the tablet in the hands in hospital

How healthy is your brain?

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

Veggies that boost weight loss

Closeup green broccoli with measuring tape and stethoscope on white scales

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?

woman measuring her waist with a measuring tape against a white background

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

Womans hand holding almonds as snack

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

Man urinating in a public toilet

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

Hands of old man holding cup

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.

Speak up about death

How to tackle the touchy subject of dying

Speak up 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

Artichokes on plate, on color wooden background

10 spring superfoods

Find out which superfoods are in season for spring.

Cutting down on caffeine

Cup of steaming coffee surrounded by coffee beans

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

Toy figures of lumbermen chipping away at a peanut

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.

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

close up of meditating womans hand

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

take charge of your medicines

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

senior woman lies awake in bed after painful sex

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 ...

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

attractive woman drinking water

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.

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

Man touches his hair concerned with hair loss

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

man holding a painful tennis elbow

The pain of tennis elbow

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

What does a rumbling tummy mean?

borborygmus what does a rumbling tummy mean

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…

woman eating almonds as a natural remedy

Health: tricks to get rid of…

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

Seven tips for healthy, happy feet

Womans bare feet on wet sand with running shoes

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.

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