The Greens on drugs

THE ACT Greens have announced their plan to trial pill testing at festivals and host a drug law reform summit in the ACT. "The...

Free AIDS/STI testing in November

AROUND 10 per cent of HIV positive people in the ACT may be unaware they are infected, a statistic that the AIDS Action Council...

Gold-medal oldies off to battle in Norway

By Freyla Ferguson

Scary berries: how food gets contaminated and what to do

By Martyn Kirk, Australian National University FOOD distributor Patties Foods has recalled two brands of frozen mixed berries — Nanna’s and Creative Gourmet — due...

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.

How determined Gail beat type 2 diabetes

Kingston accountant Gail Freeman tells KATHRYN VUKOVLJAK that she’s living proof that Type 2 diabetes can be cured with diet and exercise – and more importantly, without medication.

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...

Lifesavers warn parents to beware autumn drowning

ROYAL Life Saving is warning Canberra's parents to keep going with swimming lessons as a third of drowning deaths in the 5 to 14...

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.

Lifestyle / Trapped in the Sandwich Generation

“We are an ageing workforce caring for an ageing population," writes RITA MERIENNE

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.

“CityNews'” Michael Moore elected president of the World Federation of Public Health Associations

WORD has reached us from Geneva that Canberra's Michael Moore has been elevated to the vice presidency of the World Federation of Public Health...

Medicinal Cannabis Scheme coming to Canberra

MEEGAN Fitzharris says a Medicinal Cannabis Scheme will be established in the ACT to give people safe and legal access to high quality medicinal...

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?

More health money for Women’s Youth and Children’s services

KATY Gallagher and Andrew Barr have announced $10.7 million in funding in the 2014-15 Budget for the expansion and enhancement of Women’s Youth and...

Another milestone in the hospital’s endless works

CHIEF Minister Katy Gallagher has visited the newly refurbished wards of Building 1 at Canberra Hospital. The refurbishment of Level 5 is the first step...

Healthy eating / Eating well while on the move

TRAVELLING for work or pleasure doesn’t have to be synonymous with eating poorly or with gaining weight. While traveling does make it harder to...

For the Centenary, we get a cancer chair

CHIEF Minister Katy Gallagher has announced the appointment of Professor Ross Hannan as the first Centenary Chair of Cancer Research at the John Curtin...

Healthy Eating / Super simple tricks to get through festive fare

Dietitian CLARE WOLSKI has some super simple tricks for anyone looking to get through Christmas with minimal weight changes

Health risks of nicotine cast doubt on ‘safer’ e-cigarette

By Ross MacKenzie; Benjamin Hawkins, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and Thomas Novotny, San Diego State University BRITISH American Tobacco Australia has lobbied...

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