wellbeing

The following articles have the tag wellbeing

Safe holiday travel for seniors

Safe holiday travel for seniors

Safe holiday travel for seniors

A pharmacist shares his top tips and gadgets to ensure safe travel with medications.

Five easy lifestyle changes

Five easy lifestyle changes

Five easy lifestyle changes

It’s the simple things that can boost your wellbeing.

Music good for brain activity

Music good for brain activity

Music good for brain activity

Music soothes the soul and, so it seems, people with dementia. But how?

How safe is your suburb

Suburban crime

How safe is your suburb

The Fairfax Crime Dashboard allows users to check crime rates their suburb.

The power of cuddle therapy

The power of cuddle therapy

The power of cuddle therapy

How a hug can change your day – and your wellbeing.

Key factor in financial security

savings

Key factor in financial security

We’re living longer but are we enjoying those extra years?

Why are plane seats always blue?

Why are plane seats always blue?

Why are plane seats always blue?

Can you recall the colour of the seats on your last flight?

Has your ‘hotness’ expired?

Setting the record straight about sex and ageing

Has your ‘hotness’ expired?

Do you still find people your age ‘hot’? Is sex still important to you?

Are you ageist?

Are you ageist? Why not take the quiz and find out?

Are you ageist?

EveryAGE Counts has launched a quiz aimed at identifying ageism.

How your birth order affects you

Does your birth order affect the outcome of your life?

How your birth order affects you

We examine studies that proffer opinions on how birth order affects your life.

Meditation can alter Alzheimer’s

Meditation can alter Alzheimer’s

Meditation can alter Alzheimer’s

Researchers have found that meditation may alter the course of Alzheimer’s.

Do older Aussies get better care?

Do older Aussies get better care?

Do older Aussies get better care?

Older Australians more satisfied with visits to their GP than the younger generations.

Most common sex injuries

Most common sex injuries

Most common sex injuries

We list the most common sex injuries and how to treat them.

Your sleep is government business

Health minister probes sleep issues

Your sleep is government business

The Government wants to know why you can’t nod off.

Why you should embrace ageing

Why you should embrace ageing

Why you should embrace ageing

Worried about getting older? The prime of your life may just be right now.

What causes high blood pressure?

What causes high blood pressure?

What causes high blood pressure?

Keep an eye on the 14 surprising factors that can raise your blood pressure.

Blood pressure linked to dementia

Pre-eclampsia linked to dementia in later life

Blood pressure linked to dementia

Health issues suffered during pregnancy have been linked to later dementia.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

Is chocolate actually addictive?

Is chocolate actually addictive?

Is chocolate actually addictive?

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

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?

Why do you get zapped?

Why do you get zapped?

Why do you get zapped?

Have you ever wondered why static shocks are worse in winter?

Unsafe products in half of all homes

Unsafe products in half of all homes

Unsafe products in half of all homes

Faulty products continue to cause serious injury and harm to thousands of Australians.

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.

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.

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.

Painless ways to remove splinters

Painless ways to remove splinters

Painless ways to remove splinters

Six solutions for the painless removal of splinters

Hoarding disorder and loneliness

Hoarding disorder and loneliness

Hoarding disorder and loneliness

The consequences of hoarding escalate as people get older.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

Deadly smoke detectors

Is this the most dangerous common household item?

Deadly smoke detectors

The victim of one in three fire-related deaths is aged over 65. But what is ...

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.

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.

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.

Are mental health apps the new fix?

Are mental health apps the new fix?

Are mental health apps the new fix?

Mental health apps can help you cope during stressful and gloomy times.

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.

Exercise without trying

Easy exercise

Exercise without trying

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

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 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?

How to take travel home with you

There's so much more to travel than being away from home

How to take travel home with you

The health benefits of travel don't have to end after your holiday.

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'.

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 ...

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.

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?

Health issues that mimic dementia

Health issues that mimic dementia

Health issues that mimic dementia

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

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 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.

Best positions for plane sleeping

Best positions for plane sleeping

Best positions for plane sleeping

The secret to sleeping on planes is no longer a secret.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

How would you define elder abuse?

Government asks Australians to define elder abuse

How would you define elder abuse?

The Government is developing tools to measure elder abuse in Australia.

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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

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.

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 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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

Who can you complain to?

Who can you complain to?

Who can you complain to?

When your whole family is dealing with the same trauma, who should you turn to ...

Jo Lamble: how to forgive and forget

Jo Lamble: how to forgive and forget

Jo Lamble: how to forgive and forget

Jo Lamble offers some advice on how to forgive and forget a friend’s past indiscretion.

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?

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.

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.

Tips for forgetful people

forgetfullness tips

Tips for forgetful people

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

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 ...

How to detect sleep apnoea

sleep aponea

How to detect sleep apnoea

Sleep apnoea can dramatically increase your risk of heart disease.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Could you have ADHD?

ADHD man

Could you have ADHD?

The six questions that could identify attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

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 ...

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’.

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.

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.

Getting to know your breasts

breasts

Getting to know your breasts

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

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?

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

The secret to cleaning your teeth

cleaning teeth

The secret to cleaning your teeth

Cleaning your teeth the right way could save your life.

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 ...

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 ...

How to get over an ex

How to get over an ex

How to get over an ex

If you had to simplify the process of a break-up, here’s how it would be ...

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.

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.

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.

Dog or cat: which one is for you?

Man with a dog and cat

Dog or cat: which one is for you?

When it comes to choosing a pet, the real question is: which species is better ...

Deadly medicine mistakes

Deadly medicine mistakes

Deadly medicine mistakes

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

Terrified of being alone

Terrified of being alone

Terrified of being alone

Joe is 68 and terrified of being alone. But his marriage is on the rocks. ...

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.

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?

Australians are getting poorer

australian currency

Australians are getting poorer

Household gross disposable income has declined for the second time in three years.

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.

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 ...

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 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.

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.

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.

Many singles are happier alone

Many singles are happier alone

Many singles are happier alone

Studies show that living the single life should be seen as a positive experience.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

The six best workouts for over 50s

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The six best workouts for over 50s

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

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

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Worst foods to have in your fridge

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

Losing 3kg can reduce obesity impact

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Losing 3kg can reduce obesity impact

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

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.

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.

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.

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?

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Is your puffer technique correct?

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

Seven exercises for better sex

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Seven exercises for better sex

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

Seven surprising facts about breasts

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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 ...

Flu vaccination: worth the effort?

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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.

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.

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.

Dizzy spells linked to dementia

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Dizzy spells linked to dementia

Your dizzy spells may lead to dementia or cognitive decline.

The dangers of 'Doctor Google'

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The dangers of 'Doctor Google'

Discover the real reasons you should never Google your symptoms.

Should I have an affair?

Man caught out

Should I have an affair?

George can’t stop thinking about having sex with someone else.

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

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?

Retirees pessimistic about future

Survey shows that Australian retirees are the happiest people in the nation.

Retirees pessimistic about future

Survey shows that Australian retirees are the happiest people in the nation.

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?

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.

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 ...

Why am I losing my hair?

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Why am I losing my hair?

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

Help for post-menopausal women

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Help for post-menopausal women

Good news for women looking for an alternative in post-menopausal treatment.

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

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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

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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.

The only way to lose weight

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The only way to lose weight

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

The sin of ‘letting yourself go’

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The sin of ‘letting yourself go’

In our youth-centric society, we are all under the microscope.

Getting back into the dating game

Getting back into the dating game

Getting back into the dating game

Are you single and looking to get back into the dating game, but are unsure ...

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

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How to stop caring about rejection

Fear of rejection? Become a psychopath.

Ten superfoods for weight loss

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Ten superfoods for weight loss

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

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.

Ovarian cancer explained

Ovarian cancer awareness month blue ribbon

Ovarian cancer explained

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

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

Does your family really know you?

Ten things my family doesn’t know about me

Does your family really know you?

Sometimes what makes us so special are the things people don’t know about us.

Simple steps to slimmer thighs

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Simple steps to slimmer thighs

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

Five super pre-flight stretches

Five stretches that will make ‘cattle class’ bearable

Five super pre-flight stretches

Five pre-flight stretches that will make ‘cattle class’ a little more bearable.

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.

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.

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?

Where you’re most likely to get sick

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Where you’re most likely to get sick

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

Is your cookware toxic?

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Is your cookware toxic?

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

Checking medicine interactions

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Checking medicine interactions

Could natural remedies and prescribed medicines taken together be harmful?

10 curious facts about your brain

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10 curious facts about your brain

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

Have we forgotten how to connect?

Have we forgotten how to connect?

Have we forgotten how to connect?

Have Australians forgotten how to connect with each other?

What makes you happy?

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What makes you happy?

Nothing beats a strong social network and human contact, so how do you get it?

There’s no expiration date on sex

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There’s no expiration date on sex

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

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.

Foods to replace multivitamins

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Foods to replace multivitamins

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

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.

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?

Tackling tinnitus

How to tackle tinnitus

Tackling tinnitus

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

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.

Why Tom Neal Tacker travels

Why Tom Neal Tacker travels

Why Tom Neal Tacker travels

Tom Neal Tacker tells of how he caught the travel bug.

Lupus explained

Lupus medical concept with stethescope

Lupus explained

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

Healthy comfort foods

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Healthy comfort foods

Do you want to indulge without the guilt? These recipes may do the trick.

Wedding woes: partner not invited

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Wedding woes: partner not invited

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

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?

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

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Foods for a healthier gut

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

Is your belly fat a health concern?

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Is your belly fat a health concern?

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

Don't keep quiet about death

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Don't keep quiet about death

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

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 ...

Risk of death doubles at night

Risk of death doubles at night

Risk of death doubles at night

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

10 spring superfoods

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10 spring superfoods

Find out which superfoods are in season for spring.

Cutting down on caffeine

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Cutting down on caffeine

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

Star’s reverse ageing regret

Courtney Cox says she regrets her attempts to reverse ageing

Star’s reverse ageing regret

Friends star Courtney Cox regrets her "horrible" attempts to reverse ageing.

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.

What is reformer Pilates?

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What is reformer Pilates?

Physiotherapist Jason Lee explains the benefits of reformer Pilates.

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.

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 ...

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.

Which is the happiest day to fly?

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Which is the happiest day to fly?

TSA study reveals the happiest day to fly and the world’s best airports.

Why diets fail

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Why diets fail

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

How to boost your metabolism

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How to boost your metabolism

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

Being a bloke in retirement

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

Being a bloke in retirement

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

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.

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

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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 ...

Seven secrets to avoiding sickness

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Seven secrets to avoiding sickness

Seven secrets of people who don’t get sick.

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 ...

Make the most of your mornings

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Make the most of your mornings

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

An unexpected reason to travel

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An unexpected reason to travel

This particular feeling that travel arouses is one of the best reasons to take a ...

Why should we respect our elders?

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Why should we respect our elders?

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

Grey is the new black

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Grey is the new black

Grey hair is back in fashion so it's time to ditch the dye.

Why you need alone time

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Why you need alone time

We could all do with spending a little more time alone. Here are five great ...

Aspirin – should you be taking it?

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Aspirin – should you be taking it?

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

Seven simple ways to improve your life

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Seven simple ways to improve your life

Here are seven simple tips that the ‘experts’ say will improve your life.

Are you drinking too much?

Are you drinking too much?

Are you drinking too much?

Are you worried that you may be drinking too much?

Millions of men have no friends

Millions of men have no friends

Millions of men have no friends

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

Life after 60 is good

Life after 60 is good

Life after 60 is good

The most satisfying time in life is when you are aged 60 and over.

Tips for bad backs

Tips for bad backs

Tips for bad backs

Reduce the chance of injuring your back, or help fix recurring pain if you ...

Reducing medication errors

Reducing medication error

Reducing medication errors

Kate Swanton, shares her top five tips to help make taking your medications at home ...

Are you getting enough sleep?

Are you getting enough sleep?

Are you getting enough sleep?

How do you know whether you’re getting enough sleep?

10 wellbeing tips for carers

10 wellbeing tips for carers

10 wellbeing tips for carers

Feros Care’s Jo Cook shares her top 10 tips on how carers can look after ...

Wellbeing index for older people

Wellbeing index for older people

Wellbeing index for older people

The first ever index to measure the wellbeing of older people is now available

What’s in a Smart Home?

What’s in a Smart Home?

What’s in a Smart Home?

Do you actually know what technology is involved in a smart home?

How the NBN helps your health at home

How the NBN helps your health at home

How the NBN helps your health at home

The NBN helps provide health technology which makes managing chronic conditions easier

Improving nutrition in home-cooked meals

Improving nutrition in home cooked meals

Improving nutrition in home-cooked meals

These five easy ways you can ensure your meals will keep you bouncing with health ...

Your lifestyle is the secret to longevity

Your lifestyle is the secret to longevity

Your lifestyle is the secret to longevity

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

Ten tips to stay younger longer

Ten tips to stay younger longer

Ten tips to stay younger longer

Your goal should be to not just live longer, but to also live a much ...

Should I leave him?

Should I leave him?

Should I leave him?

Relationship expert Jo Lamble answers many prickly questions. This week she has answered member Jane’s ...

Alternative therapies

Alternative therapies

Alternative therapies

Conventional medicine is taking a back seat for many, with unexpected side effects, conflicts with ...

Protect your mental health

Protect your mental health

Protect your mental health

Mental and emotional health is a vital part of wellbeing.

Heart attack warning signs

Heart attack warning signs

Heart attack warning signs

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

The real deal on ‘spot reducing’

The real deal on ‘spot reducing’

The real deal on ‘spot reducing’

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

What is a stroke?

What is a stroke?

What is a stroke?

A stroke occurs when a blood clot blocks a blood vessel or artery, or when ...

Back in the saddle

Back in the saddle Dating

Back in the saddle

If you’ve been single for a while you can get set in your ways ...

Meditation for the rest of us

Meditation for the rest of us

Meditation for the rest of us

You don’t have to be a guru or a saint to learn the art ...

Communicating with a person living with dementia

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Communicating with a person living with dementia

Learn to understand the person.

What men need to know

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What men need to know

Dr Bernie Crimmins, author of Blokes’ Health, points men in the right direction towards ...

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