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NEW GUIDELINES FOR PERINATAL MENTAL HEALTH

Hanna Moore The Commonwealth Government of Australia commissioned the Expert Working Group (EWG) in July this year to review and update the Australian perinatal mental health guideline. This update includes the recommendation that every woman be screened for mental...

HIV Self-testing: World AIDS Day

Tina Wu One of the main messages conveyed on World AIDS Day this year is to get test regularly by an accredited health care professional. However, of the over 25 000 estimated HIV-positive patients in Australia at the end of 2015, about 10 per cent were unaware of...

National Skin Cancer Action Week

Tina Wu With summer comes the sun and with the sun comes sunburn. But worse than the peeling skin and pain of skin cooked tender is the link between prolonged sun exposure and skin cancer. Being a country of beach-goers and sun-bakers, skin cancer has become a vitally...

NEW ART PROGRAM FOR DEMENTIA PATIENTS

Tina Wu For some, dementia may be an inescapable part of life. But a new art program, founded specifically for dementia patients, can be a means of enriching their lives through creativity, according to Danielle Gullotta, Access Programs Producer from the Art Gallery...

Grow a Mo for Mental Health

Tina Wu Research suggests that the male population are not receiving the support they need for gender-based mental health. This is often due to stigma surrounding men who open about their feelings to others for fear of being ridiculed or being seen as less of a man,...

Mummy Tummy: Treating abdominal separation

Pip Coomes, Sydney Advanced Physiotherapy If you’ve had a baby you might have noticed that when you try and do crunches or even sit up out of bed that your stomach looks a little bit strange. You might see something pushing up through the middle like there’s a gap...

Ketamine Brings Hope to Treat Elderly Depression

Tina Wu Ketamine may be the answer to treating depression for seniors, initial research shows. Perhaps more commonly known as “Special K”, trials undertaken by researchers from UNSW and the Black Dog Institute have discovered another possible use for the party drug....

OIL PULLING

OIL PULLING: WHAT IS IT? AND WHY IS IT GOOD FOR YOU? Oil pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic medicinal practice that has recently found its way into mainstream Western society. It is has been touted as one of the best ways to remove bacteria and promote a healthy mouth...

Gen Y Women Deemed ‘Most Pessimistic’

GEN Y WOMEN DEEMED ‘MOST PESSIMISTIC’ Sabrina Muysken It’s official, Aussie women aged 18-35 are the most unhappy bunch. A recent study by Australian Unity reported that 43 per cent of all females are viewing the glass as half empty, with Gen Y females being deemed...

Kerrie Erwin – AUTOMATIC WRITING

AUTOMATIC WRITING Kerrie Erwin, Psychic and Medium When information is obtained from the subconscious by spontaneous or involuntary writing, this is called ‘automatic writing’. Initial efforts usually result in illegible and disorganised scribbling impossible to...

Redefining Success- Living Successful Lives

Redefining Success – Living Successful Lives Vera Randall, Founder of Knitwit & owner of Just Better Care Northern Suburbs In her book Thrive, author and cofounder of The Huffington Post, Arianna Huffington says that over time our society’s notion of success has...

Let’s Talk About Vaccination

Rose Gresham reveals why education is so important. Although most Australian parents fully support vaccination and keep their children up to date, one in three have some concerns about immunising their kids. The Australian Child Health Poll, conducted in January this...