Wellbeing — What It Is and How to Achieve It

May 11, 2023

When people come across the term wellbeing, they usually associate it with physical health. However, wellbeing also encompasses other aspects of a person, namely their mental, social and spiritual health. The reason wellbeing is so important is that...[Read More]

Researchers find new clues on potential cause of OCD

April 19, 2023

Researchers are a step closer to solving one of the great mysteries of the human brain and identifying what causes the obsessive-compulsive disorder. The discovery could be a vital clue to develop targeted and effective treatments for a debilitating...[Read More]

Know the benefits and uses of the Commonwealth Seniors Health Card

March 30, 2023

The Commonwealth Seniors Health Card (CSHC) is a government-funded program in Australia that provides eligible seniors with access to a range of healthcare services and concessions.  The program is designed to assist seniors in managing the costs...[Read More]

New device able to detect cancer cells without surgery

March 1, 2023

Sydney researchers have developed a new device that can detect cancer cells from blood samples, allowing patients to avoid invasive biopsy surgery. Cancer is a leading cause of illness and death in Australia, with more than 150,000 around the...[Read More]

Staying fit and active ‘best way to stave off dementia’

February 22, 2023

Staying active throughout adulthood could help stave off dementia though even smaller bouts of exercise may help, British research suggests. A long-term study found that people who exercise as they age are more likely to have good brain health than...[Read More]

All adults to be offered fresh COVID-19 booster

February 8, 2023

Australia’s COVID-19 vaccination rollout is shifting towards a flu-style program, with all adults who haven’t had the virus or a booster in the last six months eligible for another dose. Health Minister Mark Butler said the government accepted...[Read More]

Aussies miss out on new medicine frontier

January 25, 2023

Many Australians are missing out on a new frontier in medicine, prompting experts to call for more to be done to improve equity in healthcare. Precision medicine personalises treatment by taking into account a patient’s genetic make-up, their...[Read More]

New light therapy shoots down superbugs

January 18, 2023

A new light therapy can kill off some of the worst antibiotic-resistant superbugs in what South Australian researchers say will be a game changer for millions worldwide. The therapy, developed by the University of South Australia, has been found to...[Read More]

Helping others can help you

January 5, 2023

It’s common knowledge that showing kindness or compassion is good. However, are you aware that being helpful also benefits your mental health? In this post, we’ll examine some key advantages of showing kindness to others. 1. It improves one’s...[Read More]

Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions (and how to help make them come true)

December 29, 2022

Whether New Year’s resolutions involve losing weight, eating healthier, exercising more, paying off debt, reducing time spent on social media, travelling or something else. Making New Year’s resolutions is fantastic, but it means nothing until...[Read More]

The Importance of Taking a Break During the Festive Season

December 22, 2022

There are countless countdowns everywhere, whether it’s for Christmas or the new year, and yet, when the festive season happens, it always comes as a bit of a surprise. Some people experience a touch of panic and get lost in the holiday rush....[Read More]

Nasal vaccines could ‘change’ pandemic

November 16, 2022

A nasally delivered COVID-19 vaccine developed in Australia is promising much better protection against the virus. Testing of the new nasal spray vaccine resulted in zero COVID transmission among mice, researchers from Sydney University and the...[Read More]

Aust life expectancy up despite COVID

November 9, 2022

Australians are living longer despite the COVID-19 pandemic, which caused life expectancy to drop in many of the world’s richest nations. Australian Bureau of Statistics figures released on Tuesday showed a girl born in 2021 could expect to live...[Read More]

Living costs more stressful than pandemic

October 12, 2022

Cost of living pressures have overtaken the pandemic as Australians’ greatest source of worry, according to a survey released on World Mental Health Day. Mental health charity Beyond Blue surveyed 1500 people and found inflation, rising...[Read More]

Treasury to report on wellbeing progress

October 26, 2022

Australians will soon be able to see in fine detail how the nation is making progress on everything from women’s safety to a cleaner environment. Treasury is working on a report – to be known as the Measuring What Matters Statement...[Read More]