Putting Her Health First

As women, our bodies and minds naturally change as we age. But with the demands of life, family and work, often our own health can take a backseat to our busy lives. Healthy at every age The biggest risks to our health in our 20s will naturally be different to our 50s or 60s which

The Importance Of Sleep

The importance of sleep gets less attention than a healthy diet and regular exercise. We’ve all heard the phrase, “sleep on it” but information from the Sleep Health Foundation explains why we should do just that. The importance of sleep Sleep is important for learning, memory and creativity. It prepares our brains for learning new

How’s your oral health tracking?

Tooth decay is one of the most common chronic diseases in Australia and is easily preventable. But did you know that only half of all Australians brush their teeth once a day? Good oral health can affect more than just your mouth so it’s important to get the basics right and have regular check-ups with

June is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

June is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month, a month dedicated to increasing awareness of Australia’s second deadliest cancer and raise funds for the community-funded charity, Bowel Cancer Australia, committed to prevention, early diagnosis, research, quality treatment and the best care for everyone affected by bowel cancer. 1 in 13 Australians will be diagnosed with bowel cancer

World MS Day – 30 May 2019

May 30 is World MS Day 2019 – a day to globally raise awareness about Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and the needs of the people living with the condition. MyInvisibleMS is this year’s theme, putting the spotlight on the invisible signs of MS, and their unseen impact on quality of life. MS is a condition of

It’s Heart Week – 29th April to 4th May 2019

New studies show that more than two thirds of Australian adults- almost 13 million people or 69.1 percent – have at least three risk factors for heart disease – the nation’s biggest killer. Heart Week puts the spotlight on encouraging people to understand their risk factors for heart disease and take the right steps to

April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month

Parkinson’s is diagnosed in 3 Australian’s under the age of 40 every day. Parkinson’s is a progressive and degenerative neurological condition that affects a person’s ability to control their body’s movements. The condition progresses and affects everyone differently, and as such symptoms can vary from person to person. Resulting from the loss of cells in

Is ‘Baby Brain’ a real thing?

You’ve likely heard many mothers referring to “Baby Brain” but is “Baby Brain” actually a real thing? If you are asking the question to Deakin University, they are likely to say yes. The Deakin University is currently conducting a study (as noted in the medical journal of Australia) which reveals that some pregnant woman do

It’s Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

The month of September isn’t just about celebrating Father’s Day, it is also Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and a timely reminder for a visit to the GP. Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men in Australia with almost 20,000 diagnoses and close to 3,500 deaths each year. It is encouraged that all