Mythbusters: Nuts, Weight and Health


Are nuts a good food source for your health and weight? We uncover the facts behind the myths, read on to find out for yourself! Myth What the research says  Eating nuts will increase my cholesterol levels Nuts are high in fat, but they are cholesterol-free (as cholesterol is only found in animal products) and

Erectile Dysfunction Explained


If you suffer from erectile dysfunction, or impotence, you’re not alone.  In Australia, about 1 in 5 men over the age of 40 report that they are unable to get or keep an erection that is sufficient for sexual intercourse. And the chance of having problems with erections increases with age. Erectile dysfunction is not

The Dangers of Sitting


Could too much time in the chair send you to an early grave?  According to an increasing body of research, the answer is unfortunately yes. On average, adults sit for about nine hours each day, and much of this time is continuous sitting. This lack of movement can lead to unhealthy levels of blood glucose,

Caring for your Kidneys


Chronic Disease

While most of us don’t give them much thought, we can’t survive without our kidneys.   Their main job is to remove waste from the blood and return the cleaned blood back to the body.  They can do this due to the tiny filtering units they contain called nephrons.  Each kidney contains about one million nephrons

How to Handle Hayfever


While many people welcome the start of Spring, if you’re one of the 1 in 5 Australians who suffer from hayfever, this may be your least favourite time of the year. Hayfever is the name commonly used to describe the condition allergic rhinitis, an allergy affecting the nose and/or eyes. It is caused by contact

Fussy Eaters


Is the dinner table a scene of tears and tantrums? It’s normal for toddlers to go through a stage of fussy eating – it’s all part of their development and a way of asserting their independence. The good news is that most children will become less fussy as they get older…. Continued

How diabetes affects women



Normally sugar (glucose) levels in your blood are regulated by a hormone called insulin. Diabetes occurs when there are problems with insulin and how it works in your body. This article explores how the disease can affect women in different ways…. Continued

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Wellbeing for your health


Life isn’t just about money. It’s also about your happiness, relationships, meaning and purpose in life, community connections and so much more. This understanding of life is called wellbeing – and medical research shows it can be important for your health. Interconnected factors Wellbeing is made up of many different factors, which can be divided

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Exercise spring clean


A new approach to exercise called High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) can spring clean your exercise routine. HIIT is different to the traditional exercise recommendation, which involves at least 30 minutes per day of continuous, moderate-intensity activity – such as brisk walking at the same speed – performed on most days of the week. First and

Early puberty


Puberty is when your child changes to become an adolescent. It involves: sexual organ development such as breasts, menstruation (periods), larger penis and testicle-size; growth such as increased body hair and height; and social and emotional changes.  It’s normal for each child to start puberty at different ages: Girls range from 8-13 years: average 10-11