I quit alcohol and this is what happened

21 February, 2020 . by Sarah Fennell

One was a binge-drinking “party girl” who used alcohol as a crutch; the other downed 80 drinks a week. So when they stopped boozing, the results were striking.

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Safe sex: Where have all the condoms gone?

20 February, 2020 . by Sarah Fennell

Fewer sexually active people are opting to use condoms as protection. But why, and what are the repercussions?

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Nootropics: The ultimate brain food?

18 February, 2020 . by Sarah Fennell

Feel like your brain needs a bit of a mental boost but don’t want to overdo it with stimulants? Some people are turning to natural “smart drugs” for a cognitive…

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The rise of designer microbiomes

6 February, 2020 . by Sarah Fennell

Designer microbiomes are the new wellness must-have – here’s what it means for your gut health.

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‘Ovarian cancer was brutal, but it made me’

4 February, 2020 . by Sarah Fennell

Maree Taifalos was diagnosed with ovarian cancer just after her 21st birthday. Eight years later, she’s not only healthy – she’s grateful for what her cancer taught her.

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Things to do instead of drinking alcohol

3 February, 2020 . by Sarah Fennell

Cutting back on booze can be a real challenge. This is why it’s so hard to quit –  and how to stay ‘dry’ if the going gets tough.

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What the experts say about sunscreen safety

1 February, 2020 . by Michelle Rose

A new study shows sunscreen chemicals can soak into the bloodstream at levels higher than previously thought. But there’s no need to rethink your approach to sun protection just yet,…

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What we know so far about the new coronavirus

24 January, 2020 . by Michelle Rose

A new strain of coronavirus, first reported in China in January, is being closely monitored by health authorities. Here’s what you need to know about the respiratory illness.

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‘Shockingly’ easy: Busting the myths around public access defibrillators

23 January, 2020 . by Sarah Fennell

It can be easier than you think to save the life of someone suffering a cardiac arrest.

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What is causing my child’s skin allergy?

18 January, 2020 . by Sarah Fennell

Some everyday products can trigger skin reactions in children, so avoiding these top allergy causes can provide some welcome relief. 

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