If you’re not sleeping well, it could be because your mattress isn’t keeping you cool and comfortable all through the night. When it comes to getting a good night’s sleep, not just any old mattress will do.
Bathing can relieve aching joints; improving circulation; detoxifying the body through opening the pores; and making it easier to fall asleep. It’s also a great way to get in some “me” time during the day.
Trying to understand food labels can be pretty daunting. Thankfully, there are a few key pieces of information that can help you to quickly make healthy and informed choices.
Vivid Sydney and the McGrath Foundation are encouraging Australians to participate in an innovative light installation which will create a shining message of support for those touched by breast cancer.
A world-first trial in Australia has shown that a CBT-based insomnia treatment such as SHUTi, can also have a significant impact on the development of depression.
While the majority of women will experience urinary leakage after childbirth, 70 per cent of Australians do not seek advice and treatment for their problem.
There are high-tech tools that can help you lead a more mindful and centered life. From sleep-monitoring apps to devices that remind you to breathe more deeply, discover just how technology can help you.
New Year’s resolutions are a great way to break out of a rut and motivate yourself to make positive changes. You may have written a two-page list of goals but just remember that changing habits takes work and determination.
After recent food safety concerns expressed in the media about eggs being stored on shelves at Coles supermarkets, the national food safety regulator has issued a statement in support of the supermarket’s decision not to move eggs to refrigerated cabinets.
The new Fitbit Blaze smart fitness watch has enhanced fitness features and a slim design with interchangeable bands and frames, and a colour touchscreen with a variety of different clock faces to fit your personal style.
The CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet online has launched Dietitian Plus, a new service which provides personalised support from Accredited Practising Dietitians (APD) to help dieters reach their weight loss goals.
Christmas has been and gone and New Year’s Eve is ‘done and dusted’ – now is the time to kick-start 2016 and take the Australian Drug Foundation’s #SoberSelfie Challenge – a way to say no to a drink for a weekend or a fortnight.
A recent decision by VCAT found that QBE Insurance discriminated against Ella Ingram when the insurer refused to pay her travel insurance claim because of a blanket exclusion for mental illness in the policy she purchased.
Some women accept stress as a normal part of their every day life, but given the effects of stress on our physical and mental well-being we can’t afford to ignore it, when there is something we can do about.
When piling our plates high on Christmas Day, it’s easy to forget just how many calories we’re consuming. Here’s a breakdown of just how many calories are in our favourite Christmas treats and what you can do to burn the excess energy.
Thousands of Australian women may have been given a false warning about the state of their fertility after research found the popular Anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) test was significantly underestimating egg reserves.
NPS MedicineWise is encouraging Australians who are prescribed over-the-counter medicines to talk to their doctor about how the removal of some over-the-counter medicines from the PBS could affect them.
Peta Howlett, Founder of Studio Exclusive, a pole dancing studio based in Sydney, shares her 7 top tips to love being you. Peta has created a ‘Discover Your Hidden Goddess’ class to help women fall in love with their complete selves.
An international clinical trial has shown that anastrozole is as effective as tamoxifen for treating postmenopausal women with an early form of breast cancer known as ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), with fewer side effects.
After 26 years the National Heart Foundation Board has decided to retire the controversial Tick. Developed in 1989 as a consumer guide to healthier food choices, the Tick has lost the consumer confidence it use to enjoy in Australia.
Christmas can be a very stressful time. It is the most likely time of the year for people to experience anxiety and depression, particularly those who are divorced, have experienced a death in the family or are socially isolated.
Australian based Postural Behaviour Expert and occupational therapist Lorraine Josey is campaigning to make posture a priority on everybody’s New Year’s to-do-list.
This Christmas you can support the Breast Cancer Institute of Australia (BCIA) by purchasing the Australian Women’s Health Diary 2016 for yourself or for someone special and help women like Kellie Shanahan.
On average Australians will gain between 0.8kg to 1.5kg during the holiday period. While a few extra kilos may sound pretty harmless, studies suggest that most people never lose the weight they gain over the festive season!
Sometimes, for women, the need to please those we love and impress those we don’t can leave us feeling as though we haven’t lived up to expectations. This busy time of year can make those feelings even more acute.
It is pretty easy to fall into bad eating or lifestyle habits over winter as you can hide gaining a few kilos under an overcoat or thick jumper. This becomes a little more difficult in the heat of summer.
When you’re young, fit, and feeling fantastic what could you possibly have to worry about? You have your whole life ahead of you! But we think that’s actually the reason why you should take a step back and consider your current lifestyle.
Connect, a new App launched by health-tech company, Healthshare this week, provides a new way for people in Australia to reach out and get the support they need, when they need it.
It was with some alarm that Australians met the recent news from the World Health Organization that sausage, bacon and other processed meats cause cancer – and red meat probably does, too.
Midlife spread is the common name for the extra roll of abdominal fat many women develop around menopause, thought to be due to reduced oestrogen levels encouraging a change in fat storage.
The health industry is making moves to crack down on cosmetic surgeons following a rise in poor practice which has led to cardiac arrest and other serious health issues for women undergoing cosmetic surgery in Sydney.
As another cigarette price increase will take effect from 1st September 2015, the Cancer Institute NSW is urging smokers to take the opportunity to butt-out for good and save thousands of dollars every year.
KFit, a fitness platform that allows users to access hundreds of gyms and fitness classes in Australia with one membership and no minimum membership period, is turning the lock-in gym membership model on its head.
New research has found that nearly half a million Australian women aged 40-65 years could be using complementary and alternative medicines (CAMs) for menopausal symptoms, despite little evidence of their effectiveness.
More than 40,000 Australians took part in the CSIRO Healthy Diet Score survey, which gave Australian diets a rating of just 61 out of 100, or a grade C report card. Take the survey to see how you measure up.
There are simple ways to keep bones healthy at any age and help prevent osteoporosis. Calcium is one of the foundations of strong bones. Get started with these calcium-rich recipes from Jean Hailes and Dairy Australia.
Sustaining a personal injury can be an incredibly challenging time, leaving you unable to work for a large amount of time. Therefore, lodging a personal injury claim can be crucial to ensuring peace of mind.
While laser eye surgery is an option for many people with vision problems, not everyone is keen on having it done. However, there is no reason to be scared of getting your eyes lasered, as the majority of procedures go off without a hitch.
It’s estimated that 1.5 million Australians currently suffer from some type of sleep disorder. Each year the economic impact of this is an estimated $5.1 billion in lost productivity, accidents and absenteeism.
Research shows that older women are still interested in sex, however, Australia’s increasing rates of sexually transmissible infections (STIs) in the over 65s suggests are a concern.