Health & Lifestyle

Ingredients in Medicines have more than the Desired Effect

Additives in medicines, such as colours and flavours in mixtures, and fillers and coatings in tablets, can have adverse effects that range from a mild rash to a potentially life-threatening reaction in rare cases, according to Alison Haywood of Griffith University and Beverley Glass of James Cook University, writing in the August edition of Australian Prescriber. More...

High Dairy Intake during Teens May Reduce Diabetes Risk

Scientists from Harvard School of Public Health found women who had a high intake of dairy foods in their mid-teens had a 38 per cent lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes in middle age than those who had a low intake of dairy foods. More...

MedicinesTalk

MedicinesTalk, published by NPS, looks at how to find help with your medicines, how to identify the same medicines being sold under different brands, and which health professionals besides your doctor can prescribe medicines More...

Media Award Win for Pathology Coverage

Megan Howe, who writes for Australian Doctor, was presented with a $2000 cheque and certificate at a media gathering hosted by S2i Communications and CEO of the RCPA, Dr Debra Graves. More...

National Disability Insurance Scheme Roundtable

Some of Australia's largest disability and chronic illness organisations came together with politicians in Melbourne for a roundtable discussion about the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and what must be done to get it up and running. More...

Navigating Mental Illness

Bert and Patti Newton have thrown the spotlight on the distress, confusion and grief that families experience when someone's behavior is .not quite right' and becomes a cause of distress and concern. More...

Natalie Bassingthwaighte Speaks Out About Childhood Pneumonia in Banghladesh

Every 20 seconds, a child dies from pneumonia. That's 4,320 young lives lost every day from a preventable, treatable disease that receives very little attention. More...

Online Tool Assesses Family History of Breast and Ovarian Cancer

Women concerned about their family history of ovarian or breast cancer are being encouraged to go online with their general practitioner to complete National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Centre's new risk assessment tool. More...



Ridding the World of Polio

Australia has committed AUD$50 million over four years to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, while the Gates Foundation has committed US$40 million, at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Perth, Australia. More...

ReDormin Sleep Study

According to the formula, having a partner in your bed at night means you'll enjoy better quality sleep and increase your snooze time by 21 minutes. However should your partner snore, be prepared to sacrifice 14 minutes of your sleep time. It also suggests sex before sleep encourages a restful slumber and means we can enjoy six more minutes of sleep. More...

Rotary Clubs Partner with the Australian Lymphology Association

Primary Lymphoedema results in significant swelling of the legs and sometimes the arms and can become evident at different stages of life. The condition is seen in young children, teenagers and adults of all ages. It can be difficult to diagnose and treatment is often delayed due to a lack of awareness even amongst health professionals. More...

Safe Breast Imaging Points

Safe Breast Imaging has not been forced to stop operating. We made a conscious decision to cease operations for now due to the ongoing harassment, scrutiny, investigations, media coverage, letters to the clinics we have operated from. More...

Amanda Bisk Blackmores .Be A Well Being' Yoga Festival Interview

Celebrity Yoga Instructors Kate Kendall of Flow Athletic and Amanda Bisk will be taking a class of 300 people on a stage set up on the sand in front of the pavilion. More...

Philips Father's Day Audio Gift Guide

Father's Day is a great opportunity to show dad a little love so why not satisfy his passion for music with the latest audio innovations. They say that music is the key to the soul so Philips has compiled a range of product ideas that are sure to make Australian dads feel complete. More...

Kathy Chapman Australia's Biggest Morning Tea Interview

Getting involved is easy. Simply get together with your friends, family or workmates, put the kettle on and make your cuppa count. More...

Rhiannon Tracey The Wings for Life World Run Interview

The Wings for Life World Run was introduced to support the not-for-profit Wings for Life Foundation, which funds spinal cord research projects all over the world, with 100% of entry fees going directly to the foundation. More...

Stephen Eddey National Heart Research Month Interview

More than 30,000 Australians are diagnosed with chronic heart failure every year which may be prevented with astounding research supporting the antioxidant, Ubiquinol. More...

Dr. Timothy Sharp End of Summer Blues Interview

Make plans to stay active (colder weather need not lead to hibernation and inactivity) .develop a list of fun and pleasurable activities that can be carried out indoors and outdoors so regardless of the weather, you're still engaging in healthy activity. More...

Jessica Brown World Health Day Interview

Established in 2003, non government funded charity Life Changing Experiences Foundation (LCEF) has fought tirelessly to help hundreds of at risk teenage girls. LCEF's main initiative is the SISTER2sister 12-month mentoring program that matches these girls with a Big Sister mentor to guide and support them to make positive changes in their lives. More...

Emma Pryor #GoGinger Challenge Interview

Once participants have taken their gingeriffic photos, they simply need to post them to Instagram, Twitter or Facebook with the hashtags #GoGinger and #BullyZero. More...

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