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Influenza…then and now

Influenza (the flu) is the most common vaccine-preventable virus in Australia. According to Australian data, there are approximately 4000 hospitalisations and 85 deaths annually from the flu[i]. These statistics underestimate the true burden of the disease as hospitalisations are not the only measure that estimates burden. There are different types of the influenza virus but ... Read more
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Winter is coming…protect yourself with 4 key nutrients to ward off a cold

Winter is nearly upon us and with it comes the dreaded and highly contagious cold and flu. But there’s still hope for a healthier you even during the coldest parts of this season. Simple lifestyle changes including adequate sleep, washing your hands regularly and eating a healthy diet are the key ingredients to protecting yourself from ... Read more

Screen now and screen often

Now more than ever, taking advantage of the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program has never been more important. Bowel cancer claims the lives of over 4,000 Australian each year and ranks second on the biggest cancer killer list. Early detection of bowel cancer (also known as colorectal cancer) can increase your chances of survival with ... Read more

Exercise right to foster good health

There is no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to exercise. Those who decide to undertake an exercise program are doing so for a variety of different reasons that range from losing weight and reducing the risk of chronic disease right through to training for a specific event such as a triathlon. By understanding your ultimate ... Read more

Sugar…what does it really mean?

Making an informed choice at the grocery store can be confusing with all the marketing noise that tries to persuade you into believing one product is better than the other. The latest trend to hit the market is the claim about sugar and its health benefits (or lack thereof). There is no sugarcoating the truth ... Read more

The Leading Cause of Death in Australia Can Be Prevented

Every 12 minutes an Australian life is lost to heart disease, a disease that in 90% of cases is preventable. Also known as Cardiovascular Disease or CVD, the term covers a range of conditions involving the heart or blood vessels including Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) and Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD). The most common CVD is ... Read more

Understanding ovarian cancer could help with earlier detection

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month occurs every February to help raise awareness about the disease and recognise the women diagnosed with ovarian cancer and their families who are affected by it. Ovarian cancer is a disease where some of the cells in one or both ovaries start to grow abnormally and develop into cancer. The most ... Read more

5 Ways to Stay on the Health Track

Australia’s Healthy Weight Week might be over but why stop there? 750 Australians registered an event last week to educate and celebrate Australia’s Healthy Weight Week (AHWW). This is a great initiative by the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) aimed at raising awareness about the benefits of living healthy in the hope that it will ... Read more

Good Shopping Equals Good Nutrition

Good nutrition starts with having cupboards with healthy stuff inside. The easiest way to make sure this happens to focus on the dreaded, annoying and often downright scary supermarket shop! We have some tips for you to help make the best nutritional choices possible as well as maybe save you a bit of money along ... Read more

Healthy Eating that won’t Break the Bank

Eating a healthy and balanced diet doesn’t mean you always have to buy the most expensive foods. By making a few small changes to your daily lifestyle, you can eat healthily and save money at the same time. Below are some tips for eating a balanced diet without breaking your budget: Keep a supply of ... Read more