Wellbeing

How much is too much?

Emerging research shows few of us know our limits when it comes to alcohol.

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Iron deficiency widespread

Doctors have released a warning this week that a lack of iron could be a bigger problem than what most people think.

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Want a reliable fitness buddy? Get a dog

The biggest hurdle for maintaining a fitness routine is usually motivation. Exercising with a friend is often recommended as a […]

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Tweeting your way to heart health

Twitter is a powerful tool in the prevention of heart disease according to one new study.

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Should you get the flu shot?

A spike in flu cases has prompted authorities to encourage early flu vaccines, but with so much conflicting information, many may choose to pass this option.

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World Health Day focuses on high blood pressure

This Sunday marks World Health Day, with a focus on high blood pressure – a silent killer affecting one third of adults worldwide, many of whom are not even aware they are living with it.

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Eating for the season

Craving heartier foods? While we do need to maintain warmer foods throughout winter there are natural ways to stimulate digestion & stop that sluggish feeling. Gwingana retreat’s senior naturopath, Shannon McNeil explains how.

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Top 10 Terrific Autism Traits

To mark World Autism Day, we decided to take a look at some of the endearing qualities of those on the autism spectrum.

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Umbrellas – more than a rain shield

When it comes to sheltering yourself from the sun, look to the humble umbrella, researchers say.

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Flu Free Forever

A new antiviral drug designed to guard against pandemic influenza strains has been developed by scientists, to the excitement of the medical community.

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Kids and technology

Electronic devices are the most popular mode of recreation for kids these days – they spend more time in front of the TV then at school. Dr Sonja Walker explains how this can be detrimental to children’s ability to develop socially and emotionally.

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Together counts

Former Olympian and mum of two, Susie O’Neil, is encouraging parents to make a commitment to a healthier lifestyle for their families this month.

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The power of the enneagram

The enneagram is an ancient symbol which models the human personality. Jutka Freeman & Patrick Hayruze join us to discuss how the enneagram could help us better understand our motivations and uncover why we fall into self-imposed traps.

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febfast: Pause your drinking for a cause this February

We all love an excuse for a drink – in fact, it’s engrained in our culture. We drink to celebrate, commiserate and commemorate, but our love of booze could be a problem.

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New Hygiene Rules Ban Communal Birthday Cakes

Blowing out candles on birthday cakes at childcare will soon become a thing of the past, under strict new hygiene rules.

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Activate your brain

Dr G is an international thought leader. She shares with us what she does and why access to more information has inadvertently helped us to activate dormant parts of our brain that could even help to ward off degenerative diseases.

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Kiss Goodbye to MS

Megan Healey was left wheelchair bound at the age of 37, after being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. She explains why she has chosen to rise a lawn mower from Melbourne to Sydney to raise much needed funds and awareness for MS.

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Baby breathing program prevents stillborn deaths

Introducing more training for midwives and birth attendants in helping babies to start breathing immediately after birth could help prevent stillborn deaths.

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Back to school: Head lice

Dr Kerryn Grieve from Ego pharmaceuticals, has been involved in clinical trials for head lice. She helps to explain the lifecycle, symptoms and treatments available to get you and you’re family ready for back to school outbreaks.

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One in Four New Year’s Resolutions Have Already Failed

While 50% of us have made at least one new year’s resolution, research sadly shows that 88% of these will fail.

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Getting to grips with head lice

Just thinking about head lice can have us scratching our scalps. Dr Renee Mill joins us to debunk the myths surrounding this common ailment and why cleanliness has nothing to do with the cause, symptoms and cure.

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Feng Shui Your Home for the New Year

Feng Shi practitioner and Chinese astrologer Mariko Fisher talks to us about what to expect in 2013: year of the snake.

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Interactive dentistry

Dread going to the dentist? What if you were involved with the entire process -from diagnoses, through to treatment plan? Learn more about the interactive future of dentistry.

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Safeguard yourself against stroke

Right now about 300,00 Australians are living with stroke. Anna Hickey from the National Stroke Foundation talks us through the lifestyle factors that put as at higher risk of suffering a stroke and the symptoms to watch out for.

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