It’s Coeliac Awareness Week and Coeliac Australia has launched a new campaign to help increase the diagnosis of coeliac disease in Australia. Coeliac disease is an autoimmune illness affecting one in 70 of the population.
With the mercury soaring above 30°C on the east coast this week, the Australian Red Cross are urging everyone to take extra care and to follow some simple tips to stay cool under the hot Australian sun.
In Australia heart disease is the number one killer of women. As a woman you are almost three times more likely to die from heart disease than you are from breast cancer, writes Dr Joanna McMillan.
Federal Minister for Health, Sussan Ley, has announced Australians with Hepatitis C would now pay as little as $6.20 a prescription, for four different cures listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).
Your sexuality is an important part of your health and wellbeing; a part of yourself that, at times, may require care, thought, attention and focus just like any other part of your health and wellbeing.
Getting healthy should be fun, that way you know you’ll stick to it. If it isn’t fun, then you’re doing it wrong! This guide will help you to get healthy and have fun.
The Turnbull Government wants to encourage younger Australian women to increase their physical activity after new research found teenage girls were only half as physically active as their male peers.
When you’re running a busy household, it’s often your own needs that get pushed to one side. You do need to ensure that you’re looking after yourself. But where to start?
Summer is a great time to spend time with family and friends enjoying good food and drink. The question for those wanting to get fit or maintain their fitness is: How have you coped with the social pressure to indulge?
Fiona Falkiner started her weight loss journey on national TV for everyone to see. The result of being so dedicated to the goal? She lost over 30kgs. But the outcome? She didn’t actually feel confident in herself.
How we look at our own bodies reflects directly on our levels of self confidence. It’s easy to assume that poor body confidence is down to vanity, but it’s much more complex than that.
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.