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Dealing with Anxiety


Anxiety is the most common mental health condition in Australia. On average, one in three women and one in five men will experience anxiety at some stage in their life. While most of us feel stressed or anxious in certain situations, this usually passes when the situation is resolved. But for someone with anxiety, these feelings

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Six Steps to Reduce Your Cancer Risk



In 2016 it was estimated that more than 130,000 Australians were diagnosed with cancer. It’s the leading cause of death, accounting for around 3 in 10 deaths in Australia. The good news is that at least one in three cases of cancer are preventable and many cancer deaths could be prevented with the right lifestyle

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Mythbusting: Dairy Foods & Calcium


Let’s uncover the truth behind some common myths about dariy foods and calcium… Dairy foods are the only way to get calcium in my diet While dairy products are a good source of calcium they are not the only ones. Calcium is also found in canned fish with bones (such as salmon and sardines), hard

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Medicine Safety in Children


Prevent harm when administering medicines to children by following these important tips: Read the medicine labels and packaging every time before giving medicine to a child. Know the active ingredient(s) as this can help to prevent accidentally double dosing with another medicine that contains the same active ingredient(s). If your child has allergies or other

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Sweet Dreams


While it’s easy to skimp on sleep when there are other competing priorities, getting enough sleep is more important than you might think. It’s now recognised that good sleep is a significant contributor to our health and well-being. Poor sleep not only impacts our mood, concentration and energy levels, but can increase the risk of

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Dealing with Depression


Depression is common. In fact 1 in 8 men experience it at some stage of their life. And while these rates are lower than in women, Australian men are more than three times more likely to die by suicide than women. While we all feel ‘down’ at times, if you or someone you know has

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Exercise Tips for Busy Mums


Are you a busy mother who struggles to exercise because you always put yourself last? You’re not alone – it can be easy to let healthy eating and exercise slide when you have other seemingly more important priorities. Unfortunately this often results in low energy levels and even less motivation to make the effort to

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Christmas Cheer — Don’t Overindulge!


The end of the year is a time when many people overindulge when it comes to alcohol. While a glass of two is fine for most people, having a few too many isn’t good for our health or waistlines. In the short-term, excess alcohol can cause headaches, nausea and dehydration and can increase the risk

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Summertime Food Safety


Summertime and the Christmas holidays are a great time to get together with family and friends, but it can also be a danger time for food poisoning. Hot weather, an overloaded fridge and cooking for more people than we’re used to all add up to make perfect conditions for food poisoning bacteria. To ensure you

Preparing for Pregnancy



Improving your health before you conceive can help to boost fertility, give you the best chance of a healthy pregnancy and can go a long way towards ensuring that your baby has the best possible start in life. Consider these steps 3-6 months before conception: If you smoke, stop. Smoking can reduce fertility in both