Wellbeing

Dry July

Brett MacDonald and his friends were fairly heavy drinkers until one day they set themselves the challenge to abstain from alcohol for a whole month, and so Dry July was born. Five years later the campaign has gone national and raised more than $11 million to date.

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Blood donation incentives

A new study, which found blood donations increase with gift incentives, could have a positive impact on low rates of blood donation globally.

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Bunions caused by family not footwear

When it comes to developing unsightly and uncomfortable bunions, it seems family – not footwear — are to blame.

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Illicit drug use linked to brain abnormalities

A high rate of illegal drug use could see an alarming rise in Parkinson’s disease for users later on.

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Obesity obsession

British researchers believe our society’s growing obsession with obesity is causing many underweight children to go unnoticed.

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Go Red for women in May

Go red this month to raise awareness for the biggest killer of women around the world.

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A cuddle a day

Everybody loves a cuddle, but new research has now proven that hugs are essential to a child’s emotional development.

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Breakthrough device could predict seizures

Scientists have developed a device that may be able to predict epilepsy seizures by monitoring early warning signs.

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Clenching onto your memory

Do you find it hard to remember or recall names and dates? A simple solution can be found in clenching your fists, new research shows.

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Tetris treatment could cure lazy eye

No longer only a favourite childhood pastime, Tetris may have the ability to cure lazy eye condition.

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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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