A back problem that causes you pain can be extremely uncomfortable. It can make your mood feel lower, and it can be hard to carry on with things. But some things can help and here are a few things you could try.
Australian researchers have found that not getting a good night’s sleep, will have women of child-bearing age reaching for fattier foods to help them through the day and this could impact their child’s future health.
Yolande Hart from Perth, Western Australia, says she wants to spearhead a new lifestyle movement that empowers women age 38-plus to take control of their ageing and learn how to ‘live young’ again.
Following the broadcast of the ABC’s Four Corners episode last Monday night on complementary medicines, the Australian Government funded organisation NPS MedicineWise, is reminding people to take these medicines with care.
Hypertension is a medical term meaning high blood pressure and while it is common among adults, it can also affect some children. High blood pressure usually requires treatment with medication, as well as lifestyle changes.
CSIRO will use data from the country’s largest diet survey to look at the role food consumption contributes to our environmental footprint, as well as providing people with a score indicating the nutritional quality of their eating habits.
For many women, the motivation to exercise comes from wanting to lose weight. However, it’s important to know that the benefits of exercise run much deeper than simply dropping a dress size.
In 2016, it is estimated that there will be 130470 cancers diagnosed in Australia and 47,380 people will die from cancer in Australia but according to the World Health Organization (WHO), at least one third of cancers are preventable.
Your vagina is home to huge populations of micro-organisms. But know that these tiny organisms are actually vital for the health of your vagina and your health overall, and it’s important to get the balance right.
Many of us will experience a longer illness at some point in our lives. If you’re recovering from illness, pat yourself on the back, be patient and try these helpful tips.
If you’re a diehard coffee aficionado, you may worry about the impact that your daily cup (or cups!) of coffee are having upon your teeth. But there are ways you can keep your smile white and bright while still enjoying your favourite brew.
It’s a common adage that carrots are good for your eyes. But is that really true? As Easter approaches, the peak professional body for optometrists in Australia addresses the question, and lists the top ten foods that will boost your eye health and help you protect them from eye disease.
Going to the dentist is maybe not be the most fun you’ve ever had, but it’s essential to visit for regular check-ups to keep your teeth and gums healthy. If you’re nervous about going to the dentist, follow these twelve simple steps.
SANE Australia and Getty Images, are working together to change the way mental illness is portrayed visually in Australia – and giving everyone the opportunity to contribute their images in the Picture This photography competition.
For Coeliac Awareness Week (13 – 20 March) Health and Fitness Travel have identified the top destinations offering gluten-free options for coeliac globetrotters and for anyone else who has chosen to live a gluten-free life.
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.