‘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.


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.


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.


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. 


The best things we’ve learnt about health in 2019

22 December, 2019 . by Sarah Fennell

We’ve become a little wiser about our health this year, as science has found new ways to help us live longer and better.


Is vaping safe? What to know about e-cigarettes

23 November, 2019 . by Sarah Fennell

It’s been touted as a way to help smokers kick the habit, but vaping has also been linked to deaths and lung disease. So is it worth the risk?


Is it safe to take paracetamol during pregnancy?

14 November, 2019 . by Michelle Rose

A new study links paracetamol use in pregnancy to an increased risk of autism and ADHD in children, but is there really any cause for concern?


‘I felt like Frankenstein’: What it’s like to wait for an organ donation

30 July, 2019 . by Sarah Fennell

Clare Duggan was spending hours a day on dialysis and giving up on life when she received a precious gift from a stranger.


Six things you’d never dream about ear wax

20 July, 2019 . by Sarah Fennell

You might find it gross, but turns out that ear wax – the sticky yellow ooze that protects our ear canal – can tell us a lot about ourselves.


Why is being sober so taboo?

1 July, 2019 . by Sarah Fennell

When did saying no to alcohol become such a big deal? We ask the experts to weigh in.