10 benefits of Yoga and Pilates for people of all ages

8 February

Yoga and Pilates offer numerous benefits for people of all ages, including those leading into and during retirement. Ā  Improved Flexibility: Both Yoga and Pilates involve stretching exercises that can help improve flexibility. This is particularly...[Read More]

Subsidy for new treatment of ā€˜national cancerā€™ melanoma

24 January

Australians paying hundreds of thousands of dollars for advanced melanoma treatment could soon see their costs slashed. Every year 20,000 Australians receive a melanoma diagnosis, and every six hours a patient will die from skin cancer. But...[Read More]

Bite-sized goals the key to new year fitness targets

3 January

Australians vowing to transform from couch potato to elite athlete in 2024 have been warned to keep their fitness goals achievable or risk disappointment. Health and fitness ambitions are popular new year resolutions but are notoriously tough to...[Read More]

ā€˜The perfect giftā€™: thousands wanted in Xmas blood push

20 December

Thousands of blood donors are being urged to roll up their sleeves and give the gift of life over the Christmas period. An extra 830 donations per day are needed nationwide between Friday and the start of January to meet hospital demand, Australian...[Read More]

Festive cheer can bring stress for overwhelmed Aussies

20 December

Every year, Australians are bombarded with a sleigh-full of commercials showing well-behaved families sitting down to the ideal Christmas lunch. The fact not every family lives up to such expectations means more Australians feeling let down or...[Read More]

Why taking a break during the festive season is important

14 December

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

5 key ways to live a happier life

31 August

Each personā€™s journey to happiness is distinct, shaped by personal experiences, values, and desires. While certain factors that impact happiness might be beyond control, such as genetic predispositions or unpredictable life events, a considerable...[Read More]

Signs your loved one will benefit from living in an aged care home

10 August

Caring for someone in an aged care home can be a challenging and emotional experience, but itā€™s important to remember that you still have an essential role to play in supporting your loved oneā€™s care. Here are some key points to consider to help...[Read More]

Rethinking Wealth: Beyond Money ā€“ The Evolving Concept of Prosperity

3 August

In todayā€™s society, the notion of wealth extends beyond financial resources. As individuals seek a more balanced and fulfilling life, the concept of wealth has evolved to encompass various factors such as education, healthcare, job satisfaction,...[Read More]

Aged care task force considers all funding options

26 July

Aged care could require more people to pay for themselves if they can as an expert task force considers funding options to secure the sectorā€™s future. But Aged Care Minister Anika Wells promised no changes would be made without public consultation...[Read More]

The Impact of Regular Exercise on Your Mental Well-Being

29 June

Health and fitness go beyond physical well-being; they also play a significant role in maintaining mental and emotional health. Among the various wellness strategies, regular exercise has been proven to have a profound impact on mental...[Read More]

Parents urged to vaccinate children against flu

21 June

Hundreds of sick children are ending up in hospital with flu, prompting doctors to urge parents to get their kids vaccinated for the potentially life-threatening virus. Doctors say a mild illness for an adult might mean hospitalisation for a young...[Read More]

Virtual reality therapy to become a ā€˜realityā€™

14 June

Virtual reality therapy may now become a ā€œrealityā€ for young people with mental health conditions including psychotic disorders. From simulating coffee shops to delivering a presentation, psychologists are trialling technology, combined with...[Read More]

Wellbeing ā€” What It Is and How to Achieve It

11 May

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

19 April

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]