Everything you need to know about vitamin intake

We all know that vitamins and minerals – whether we get them from fresh fruit and vegetables or supplements – are essential for our health. But how do we know if we’re not getting enough? And how can we be sure our medications aren’t affecting our vitamin absorption? Lucky for you, we’ve got the answersContinue reading “Everything you need to know about vitamin intake”

6 warning signs of appendicitis

Last year, more than 25,000 Australians admitted to hospital were diagnosed with acute appendicitis (inflammation of the appendix). If left untreated, the appendix can burst and become life-threatening. As a result, appendicectomy (removal of the appendix) is often the most common emergency surgery performed in hospitals around the country. But if it happened to you, would youContinue reading “6 warning signs of appendicitis”

Eating more of this could slow brain ageing by 11 years

When it comes to eating healthy, you can’t really go wrong with fruit and veg. But just as some fruits are healthier than others, some vegetables have are more nutrient-dense and have more health benefits than others – namely, leafy greens. Leafy greens – kale, spinach, rocket etc. – have been found not only to help reduceContinue reading “Eating more of this could slow brain ageing by 11 years”

6 secrets of famous people who lived to 100 and over

Everyone’s searching for the secret to a long, happy and healthy life but most of the time, it’s a bit of a lottery. That being said, there are plenty of steps we can all take to get us a little closer to reaching 100. And where better to turn to for advice than some ofContinue reading “6 secrets of famous people who lived to 100 and over”

How your facial expressions affect your mind and body

We’ve all heard that faking a smile can actually make you feel happier, but you might not know about all the other ways your facial expression can impact your mood and even your body. From improving your memory to protecting your heart health and even boosting your self-confidence, here are five little facial expression tricks for youContinue reading “How your facial expressions affect your mind and body”

7 surprising health benefits of coffee

Most people can’t function without their morning cup of coffee, but did you know it’s doing so much more for you than simply helping kick-start your day? From helping you shed those unwanted kilos to lowering your risk of cancer, we’re taking a look at seven of the incredible ways coffee can benefit your health.Continue reading “7 surprising health benefits of coffee”

The difference between dementia and Alzheimer’s

To the average Joe, dementia and Alzheimer’s might seem like the same thing – after all, they both describe cognitive impairment that usually affects memory. But they aren’t, and understanding the distinction is essential. As Dementia Australia explains on their website, “Dementia describes a collection of symptoms that are caused by disorders affecting the brain. ItContinue reading “The difference between dementia and Alzheimer’s”

6 things that make you more attractive to mosquitoes

The pesky mosquito – is there anything more annoying at a BBQ? For many of us, the answer is “no”, but for others, mozzies don’t seem to be an issue at all – but why? Why do mozzies favour come people over others? It may be because of these six things about you which theyContinue reading “6 things that make you more attractive to mosquitoes”

The silent condition over 1 million Australians live with

Have you ever been so cold your hands and feet hurt? Or even go numb? Do you dread winter more than anyone you know and rejoice when it comes to an end? You’re not alone – you may be experiencing Raynaud’s phenomenon, a condition affecting more than one million Australians. Raynaud’s phenomenon (or Raynaud syndrome)Continue reading “The silent condition over 1 million Australians live with”

Easy cancer checks you can do at home

As life expectancy around the world continues to grow, so does the likelihood of developing cancer. However, despite more people than ever being diagnosed with cancer, we’re also more likely to survive it than ever. This is due not only to greater awareness and improved treatment, but also thanks to more and more people knowing whatContinue reading “Easy cancer checks you can do at home”