‘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. 

Cartoon / Dose of Dorin

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.

People tested, but no cases of coronavirus in ACT

A "HANDFUL" of people have been tested for novel coronavirus in the ACT, with all returning negative results, says the territory's chief health officer Dr Kerryn Coleman. 

Everything you need to know about alcohol and hangovers

WITH the holiday season well underway and New Year’s Eve approaching, you might find yourself drinking more alcohol than usual. So what actually happens to our body as we drink alcohol and wake up with a hangover?

Don’t let Christmas eating make you sick!

Large family gatherings and cooking and eating outside, makes Christmas a high-risk period, says ANU researchers with just under one-third of all foodborne outbreaks in Australia happening in summer.

Hotter, longer summers bring health threats

“Heat changes your life – and can end it. I just don’t think people are aware of just how easily it can take hold." MRS...

Don’t let the sun catch you crying, be prepared

When it comes to preventing skin cancers and avoiding ageing skin, consultant dermatologist Dr Diana Rubel says it’s important to be prepared.

The vitamin boost blessed by the sun

The most effective way to get vitamin D – which supports the immune system and helps build healthy bones – is from the sun, reports DANIELLE NOHRA.

Age is no limit to these gals when it comes to exercise

In an unusual but inspiring coincidence, seven members from Curves Weston celebrated huge milestones, with four turning 70, three turning 80 and one turning 90 this month.

The science behind ‘trendy’ diets

Clare Collins, Lee Ashton and Rebecca Williams look into the science behind diet trends such as mono, charcoal detox, Noom and Fast800.

Healthy Eating / Resolve to change your food environment

IN Australia we live in an "obesogenic society". The structure of our food systems and lifestyles make it very easy to gain weight and...

Healthy Drinking / Unwind, enjoy a drink, but…

Dietician CLARE WOLSKI says a lot of the nutritional focus at Christmas goes to what we are eating but, what about what we drink? Can we keep a lid on the Christmas calories just by focusing on what’s in our cup? Yes, indeed.

Health / Yoga, Pilates, whatever… it’s all exercise to me!

"You are supposed to clear your mind of everything but I can’t do that and am perfectly relaxed having a good think about important things such as will there be any pork fillet left at the butcher when this is over?" writes WENDY MACKLIN

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