Fatigue has weary Cath ‘wading through concrete’

CATH Lawrence was once a full-time statistical programmer, a choir singer and a yoga enthusiast, but a chronic fatigue diagnosis seven years ago means that now even taking a shower can leave her exhausted.

AstraZeneca… I can’t wait for my second shot

"In the few days immediately after my AstraZeneca shot, I was suddenly aware that my lungs felt much more expansive. The 50 laps in the pool – previously a bit of a struggle towards the end – were easy as pie," writes ROBERT MACKLIN. 

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You can't be too careful when it comes to covid, says cartoonist PAUL DORIN.

Having to go private to get vital tests at Calvary 

TONY BRYCE, in pain and in Calvary Public Hospital, found under-resourced medical staff couldn't get important tests he needed done there… but suddenly things changed when he went private. 

How the ‘cancer rollercoaster’ changed Amanda

THE lure of a local community event has spurred Amanda Ferris and her family to sign up for the first Mother’s Day Classic run-walk around Lake Ginninderra in Canberra’s north.

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When it comes to vaccines, it's all a numbers game, says cartoonist PAUL DORIN.

Curse of chicken pox strikes the territory’s Catholic schools

A cluster of Catholic schools in Canberra have each shared in an isolated case of chicken pox.

Beth’s lonely journey as a young woman with cancer

BETH Lefevre has launched a peer-support group called the Younger Women’s Cancer Support Group for young women aged under 50 dealing with cancer.

Health chief to remove Victoria as a covid-affected area

ACT Health will remove Victoria as a covid-affected area from 11.59pm tonight (February 17). 

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Cartoonist PAUL DORIN glimpses at life after the vaccine...

Jaemin’s seven free steps to beating insecurity

“OBSESSED” Goulburn life coach Jaemin Frazer has spent a decade researching how people can overcome insecurity, and found that it takes seven practices. 

‘Warriors’ go to war against migraine misconceptions

DEBILITATING migraine attacks forced Victoria Williamson to give up sport, socialising and almost made her quit her studies.

Don’t assume when it comes to the heart, says doctor

This February, Heart Research Australia is inviting people to wear red to raise awareness for heart disease, the leading cause of death in Australia every year.

Doctor’s orders: ‘No guilt, give yourself a break’

With the holiday season and festive guilt in full swing, clinical psychologist at the University of Canberra Dr Vivienne Lewis says it’s not naughty to indulge over the holidays, just don’t overdo it.

Women more likely to resist covid vaccine, says study

WOMEN were more likely to be hesitant and resistant to getting a COVID-19 vaccine injection, according to new analysis from the ANU. 

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Another cartoon from the droll eye of PAUL DORIN

Coughs, sneezes and the end of soldiering on 

"I still feel weirdly selfish that I cancelled my daughter’s fourth birthday party, twice, over the period I was unwell. It was the right thing to do, but it wasn’t easy to let her and her little friends down because of me," writes "Mummy" columnist KATE MEIKLE. 

Why do women gain weight during menopause?

During menopause, hormonal changes can affect the way fat is distributed in the body, but ageing is more likely to be the cause of any weight gain associated with menopause, writes NICHOLAS FULLER.

Deb takes to the treadmill to support the Classic 

WALKING this year’s Mother’s Day Classic will be a first for Deb Whitfield, even if it is in the comfort of her own home.

When alcohol steps up to fill the social isolation void

Worried about your drinking during lockdown? These eight signs might indicate a problem, writes NICOLE LEE.





Bungled voucher scheme makes a comeback 

Canberrans have redeemed more than $1 million ChooseCBR vouchers since the problem-ridden website went live again today (June 18).


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