Advertisement

#Health

Health

Health

If You're A 'High Sitter' You Need 20-40 Minutes Of Exercise A Day

2 min read

The average Australian worker sits for more than six hours a day -- which makes us a nation of what researchers call 'high sitters'. And that can be bad for our health.

National

National

Surgery Waiting Times At Public Hospitals 'Going Backwards'

2 min read

The latest Australian Medical Association Public Hospital Report Card paints a "depressing picture of overstretched hospitals and patients waiting longer for their care", according to AMA President Dr Tony Bartone.

The Project

The Project

Why You Should Exercise At Night

1 min read

Your internal body clock can determine how deep your gains are.

Life

Life

Chocolatiers Explain Why We Love Easter So Much

1 min read

You might think that the reason so many of us love Easter comes down to one thing only -- chocolate.

Sophia Hatzis

Sophia Hatzis

This Is The First Year I'm Not Frightened Of Easter

6 min read

When I tell people I dread Easter every year, I'm met with some questionable looks.

National

National

Millions Of Aussies Eligible For Free Flu Shot This Winter

1 min read

Australians are being urged to get their flu shots as winter approaches and the federal health minister says millions of people are entitled to a free vaccination.

Views

Views

My Story Will Make You Run And Check Your Nuts

6 min read

It was about 4 pm on Friday October 20, 2017.

Health

Health

Sitting Down All Day May Sabotage Your Gym Visit

2 min read

A new study suggests that sitting down for 13 hours a day could cause problems regardless of your gym membership.

World

World

Doctors Discover Bees Living Under Woman's Eye, Feeding On Her Tears

1 min read

A Taiwanese woman who thought she had an eye infection was actually playing host to four bees living in her eye, in what doctors have called a "world first".

Love

Love

Did You Know You Should Be Cleaning Your Sex Toys?

3 min read

Here's how to make sure your toys are spick, span and ready for action ...

Life

Life

The World Does Not Want Or Need Kourtney Kardashian's Lifestyle Site 'Poosh'

2 min read

Kourtney Kardashian just launched her new lifestyle site 'Poosh' but people are not here for it.

National

National

Healers Banned For Treating Melbourne Patients With Amazonian Frog Poison

2 min read

Two South Australian healers have been slapped with temporary bans after allegedly treating Melbourne clients with frog poison from the Amazon.

Good News

Good News

Teacher's 'Mental Health Checklist' For Students Goes Viral

2 min read

A special education teacher whose 'mental health check in' list went viral has made the list downloadable for free online.

Health

Health

A Single Alcoholic Drink A Day Increases Stroke Risk, Study Finds

3 min read

Scientists found that a few drinks a day slightly raised the risk of stroke and high blood pressure.

Health

Health

Dangerous Flu Spreading, 50 People Already Hospitalised

1 min read

Early season influenza cases in Queensland have left 50 people in intensive care amid more than 6500 confirmed cases in the state so far this year.

Dr Nikki Stamp

Dr Nikki Stamp

We Need To Vaccinate Against The Anti-Vaxxing Message

6 min read

This week, NSW announced its 15th measles warning of the year.

National

National

The Silent Illness That Kills Three Australians Every Day

4 min read

As many as 3.24 million Australians live with chronic pain, reducing both their quality of life and their life expectancy.

Celebrity

Celebrity

Jason Momoa Opens Up About Emilia Clarke's Aneurysms

1 min read

Jason Momoa has opened up about his 'Game of Thrones' co-star Emilia Clarke's near death experience.

World

World

Germany's Drastic Measures To Combat Organ Shortage

2 min read

Germany is trying to tackle a shortage of donors and address a backlog of about 10,000 patients waiting for organs.

News

News

Warning Issued After Spike In Wild Mushroom Poisonings

1 min read

Eight people were hospitalised with a mushroom-related illness in NSW within a week, while 39 ingestion-related calls were made to The NSW Poisons Information Centre.

Adelaide

Adelaide

The Unknown Heart Condition Sending Thousands To Hospital

1 min read

A dangerous and surprisingly common heart condition is responsible for sending more Aussies to hospital than any other -- according to a landmark Australian study.

World

World

Doctors Urgently Warn Parents After Boy Swallows Magnets

5 min read

While the dangers of children accidentally ingesting batteries and laundry detergent pods are well known, doctors are sounding the alarm on the risks of another common household item: tiny, high-powered magnets.

News

News

NYC Bans Unvaccinated Children From Public Spaces To Fight Measles

2 min read

Health officials in Rockland County, New York have declared a state of emergency amid an ongoing measles outbreak.

Health

Health

New Research Says Dust Could Contribute To Weight Gain

2 min read

Chemicals found in household dust may contribute to fat cell growth, according to new research.

National

National

Brisbane Hit With Second Case Of Measles In As Many Days

1 min read

Brisbane residents are on alert once again, following the second case of measles in the city in two days.

Health

Health

Syphilis Rates At 'Crisis Point' In Victoria As Infections Hit Record High

4 min read

Healthcare workers are facing a "crisis" as cases of the sexually transmitted infection syphilis continue to rise. 

Celebrity

Celebrity

GOT Star Reveals She Nearly Died After Two Brain Aneurysms

2 min read

Emilia Clarke said she nearly lost her life after filming the first season of 'Game of Thrones'.

Health

Health

'I Did Cartwheels': The 'Cancer-Melting' Drug Offering Older Leukaemia Patients Hope

1 min read

A new cancer drug which effectively melts away leukaemia is offering older patients renewed hope.

Kathy Parker

Kathy Parker

Why A Routine Trip To The GP Leaves Me Mentally And Emotionally Shaken

6 min read

“Just relax,” he says.

Lifestyle

Lifestyle

Finland Is Once Again The Happiest Country In The World

1 min read

For a second year running Finland is the world's happiest country according to an annual survey.

World

World

Sugary Drinks Linked To 31 Percent Higher Risk Of Death: Study

2 min read

New research offers yet another reason to avoid sugary drinks.

World

World

Woman Injects Herself With Fruit Juice To Get Healthy, Nearly Dies

1 min read

A 51-year-old woman on a health kick made a smoothie from 20 different fruits and then injected the concoction into her body.

Health

Health

How Many Eggs Should We Actually Be Eating Per Week?

4 min read

A new, large study may serve up some confusing advice for egg lovers.

National

National

Pete Evans Is Now Spruiking 'Important' Anti-Vaxxer Views And WTF?

3 min read

We regret to inform you that Pete Evans is at it again.

Dr Nikki Stamp

Dr Nikki Stamp

Food Is Not Medicine, And You Should Never Confuse The Two

4 min read

Medicine (noun); a substance, especially in the form of a liquid or pill that is a treatment for illness or injury.

News

News

Button Batteries Sending 20 Kids To Emergency Rooms A Week

3 min read

Button batteries are putting children's lives at risk, according to consumer watchdog Choice.

Jane Caro

Jane Caro

A Woman Is Not A Container For A Man's Baby

5 min read

What is the moral situation when a man has sex with a woman and, if she becomes pregnant and chooses to terminate the pregnancy, decides to use the courts to punish those who provided the abortion?

Peter Shmigel

Peter Shmigel

Why People Would Be Happier If They Were More Like Drones

4 min read

Our skies and our Instagram feeds seem to be filled with drones nowadays.

National

National

NRL Wife Hosting $200 'Informative' Anti-Vax Workshops

2 min read

Taylor Winterstein, wife of NRL player Frank Winterstein, has gone public with her controversial stance against vaccinations.

World

World

Six-Year-Old Boy Almost Died Of Tetanus After Parents Refuse Vaccinations

5 min read

It's the first case of tetanus in the state of Oregon in more than 30 years.

Health

Health

The Debilitating Life Of A Migraine Sufferer: 25 Excruciating Days A Month

3 min read

Since she was eight years old, 21-year-old Janie Abiharb has woken up most days with a throbbing migraine, causing a dull ache on one side of her head.

Health

Health

Girl Born With No Hearing Now Fluent In Two Languages

2 min read

Hana Hollowell's English-speaking father and Japanese-speaking mother assumed their unborn child would speak both their mother tongues, but things changed two days after she was born.

Stacey June

Stacey June

FFS Why Are There So Many Acronyms When It Comes To Getting Pregnant?

4 min read

"I'm a FTM that needs to AIH via IUI. My DH/OH and I can’t DTD and yesterday I got a BFN via HPT. It sucked hard.

Good News

Good News

The Country Town Dancing And Singing To Lure More Doctors

2 min read

The shortage of medical practitioners in rural and remote Australia has been a problem for a long time -- so one town has taken matters into its own (jazz) hands.

Health

Health

Why More Young People Are Having Strokes

3 min read

Strokes kill more women than breast cancer and more men than prostate cancer.

Health

Health

An HIV Patient Has Been Cleared Of The Virus For Just The Second Time Ever

3 min read

A patient appears to have been cured of HIV, offering researchers fresh hope the virus could one day be eliminated. 

Jack Laurence

Jack Laurence

How The Hell Did Our Parents Keep Us Alive Without Google?

3 min read

On December 13, 2018 at 6.17pm my daughter was born. By 6.45pm I had Googled “What is a sacral dimple?”

The Project

The Project

Why You Can’t Catch Up On Sleep During The Weekend

1 min read

New research shows that those weekend sleep-ins aren't helping with the sleep you lost Monday to Friday.

National

National

'I Couldn't Save My Son': Calls To Fix Autism Death Rates

3 min read

WARNING: This story contains a discussion of suicide and suicidality. 

Health

Health

Man Gets 22-Hour-Long Erection From Tanning Injection

2 min read

In eye-watering news, a Scottish man injected himself with tanning supplement Melanotan and -- well -- his penis wasn't happy.

Katie Horneshaw

Katie Horneshaw

Anti-Vaxxers Threaten My Son’s Health But Have Him To Thank For Theirs

7 min read

The internet erupted into a furore last week when Shanelle Cartwright, wife of footy player Bryce Cartwright, went public with her decision not to vaccinate either of her kids.

Gary Nunn

Gary Nunn

Organ Donation Should Be Compulsory Unless You Opt Out

6 min read

When I flipped open my laptop to start typing up a piece on organ donation, it was going to be a no brainer: Australia should, surely, move to an opt-out system. This, I assumed, would widen the pool of donors and save lives.

Views

Views

I'll Never Feel Guilty For What I Eat, And Neither Should You

3 min read

Should we replace the word 'guilt' when it comes to what we eat?

National

National

Outrage Over 'Deeply Disturbing' Video Of Chiropractor Treating Baby

2 min read

The Victorian health minister is "deeply disturbed" by a video showing a Melbourne chiropractor performing controversial spinal treatment on a two-week-old baby. 

Life

Life

Forget About Shampoo, It's Time For Shampee

2 min read

Apparently taking a golden shower is good for your hair... and no this isn't a piss take.

James Norman

James Norman

The Surprising Term Searched In Australia More Than Anywhere Else On Earth

4 min read

Anyone who has grown up in Australia will remember the catchy old Holden advertisements with the jingle 'Football, Meat pies, Kangaroos and Holden cars'.

News

News

Graphic New Ad Warns Of Link Between Alcohol and Cancer

2 min read

Drinking alcohol is giving more than 3,200 Aussies cancer each year and a new ad is aimed at showing the realities of what alcohol actually does to your body.

Health

Health

Aussie Scientists Have Figured Out A Way To Stop Our Memory-Based Fears

2 min read

Researchers at the University of Queensland have discovered a way to modify our DNA to help inhibit fears generated by experience-based memories.

Exclusive

Exclusive

Denise Drysdale Reveals The Biggest Battle She Has Ever Faced

1 min read

Studio 10 co-host Denise Drysdale has opened up about her struggle to regain her confidence after battling a series of health issues over the past few months.

Catherine Hughes

Catherine Hughes

I Never Imagined My Baby's Death Would Make Me The Target Of Anti-Vaxxers

6 min read

“Shut up and grieve like a normal person.”

Health

Health

Scientists Explain Why Your Sunday Roast Could Be Killing You

2 min read

According to research from the University of Colorado, the chemicals released while cooking a roast could make household air more polluted and "worse than Dehli".

Health

Health

Science Agrees Women Are Stronger Than Men

2 min read

A new study shows that women are stronger and now they've worked out why.

Health

Health

Pea-Sized Device Treating Heart Defects In Tiniest Of Babies

1 min read

Irie and Judah Felkner may seem like typical toddlers now, but the twins have been through a lot in their young lives.

Health

Health

Stroke In A Can? New Soft Drink Study Has Some Pretty Dire Findings

3 min read

Bad news for anyone who downs diet drinks, with new research suggesting that two or more of these beverages a day could increase their risk of stroke, heart disease, and early death.

Life

Life

Meet The Woman With No Memory Who Needs Daily Updates From Her Husband

5 min read

In May 2012 Catherine Harding lost her memory, and every day since then she has had to start her life anew.

Koraly Dimitriadis

Koraly Dimitriadis

My Pregnancy Was A Nightmare. Here's What Every Expecting Mum Should Know.

6 min read

My Facebook feed has many glowing baby bumps.

Health

Health

New Weight Loss Pill Approved For Use In Australia

3 min read

The listing of the drug, Contrave, on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods now lifts the number of obesity drugs available from three to four.

World

World

Teen Defies Mother And Gets Vaccinated After Turning To Strangers Online

1 min read

High school senior Ethan Lindenberger recently defied his mother and got vaccinated, saying his parents' misguided beliefs put his health, and the health of his younger siblings, at risk.

Health

Health

Study Claims Eating Delicious Things Like Ice Cream and Chips Might Cut Your Life Short

3 min read

New research from France suggests that ultraprocessed foods may increase the risk of early death.

Features

Features

The People Who Can’t Stand Everyday Sounds

1 min read

Up to 20 percent of the population are thought to be affected by some form of misophonia: an intense negative reaction to sounds.

Celebrity

Celebrity

Ozzy Osbourne 'Breathing On His Own' After Hospitalisation

2 min read

Sharon Osbourne has spoken out on rocker hubby Ozzy Osbourne's condition following a health scare that saw him admitted to intensive care.

Life

Life

Barbie Introduces New Dolls With Wheelchairs And Prosthetic Limbs

1 min read

Toymaker Mattel has now introduced a new and inclusive range of their icon Barbie doll -- which now comes in a wheelchair and has a prosthetic leg.

Politics

Politics

The Forgotten Victims In The Offshore Processing Debate: 'I Wish I Died In The Boat'

4 min read

As politicians continue to debate over the future of medical transfers, a few dozen refugees are sitting in a PNG hospital, awaiting medical treatment.

Health

Health

Eight Super Gross But Surprisingly Helpful Facts About Earwax

5 min read

Earwax removal expert and founder of Earworx, registered nurse Lisa Hellwege was only too happy to gross up out, er... educate us on the ins and outs of our ears.

News

News

ISIS And Anti-Vaxxers To Blame For Global Measles Outbreak

5 min read

The small but loud anti-vaccination lobby is not the only one wearing the blame for the "alarming" global measles outbreak. Experts says the Islamic State has played a role too.

Lana Hirschowitz

Lana Hirschowitz

This New Period Emoji Is Bloody Ridiculous. Period.

3 min read

There is always much excitement when new emojis are released (🎉🎩😍) and the latest emoji update set for release in April is no different.

Celebrity

Celebrity

Fans Concerned As Ozzy Osbourne Is Hospitalised

1 min read

Musician Ozzy Osbourne has been admitted to the hospital after flu complications, his wife Sharon Osbourne tweeted.

Life

Life

Talc, Butter Containers And Juice Bottles: Here's How To Stop Creepy Crawlies

1 min read

If you're scared of cockroaches, over ants and hate spiders there are some very clever ways to get rid of them -- without chemicals.

Views

Views

Considering Using IVF To Have A Baby? Here’s What You Need To Know

6 min read

If it’s not you, perhaps it’s someone you know.

Life

Life

Study Finds Women's Brains Appear Years Younger Than Men's

1 min read

Women tend to outlive men and stay mentally sharp longer, and a new study could explain why: female brains appear on average about three years younger.

National

National

Fears Children Falling 'Dangerously Ill' From Nicotine Poisoning

5 min read

As the amount of people smoking e-cigarettes increases, so too does the fear people are being poisoned by them.

Health

Health

These Are The Best Fitness Apps To Try Right Now

5 min read

If your New Year's fitness resolution has fallen by the wayside, fear not. We've found the best fitness apps to kickstart your heart.

Style

Style

What's Safer -- Lash Extensions, False Lashes Or Neither?

4 min read

We quizzed two experts about the pros and cons of two popular false lash options -- false eyelash kits and lash extensions.

National

National

Measles Case Hits Perth's CBD

1 min read

A Perth measles diagnosis has prompted a warning for city-dwellers to watch for symptoms of the contagious disease.

National

National

WATCH: Huge Rat Runs Inside Popular Westfield Restaurant

2 min read

Popular Taiwanese restaurant chain Din Tai Fung has apologised to customers after a large rat scurrying through one of its restaurants was captured in a social media video.

Good News

Good News

A Brain Disease Took Over Her Life And Nobody Believed Her

2 min read

At 14 years old, Mariana Tana started getting headaches, tremors and pain in her back and shoulders.

Exclusive

Exclusive

Chezzi Denyer Reveals Why She Hit Back At A Photo Of Her 'Dimply Arse'

2 min read

Grant Denyer's wife Chezzi has spoken out about why she posted a paparazzi photo of her 'unprepared' body.

Health

Health

Do You Wear A Hair Tie On Your Wrist? Then You Need To Read This

2 min read

A US doctor has warned those of us who wear hair ties around our wrists to take special notice of the mark it leaves behind when we take it off.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Woman Kicked Off Flight For Rant About Sitting Between 'Two Big Pigs'

2 min read

All the news you need to know this Wednesday.

Health

Health

You May Want To Look At How Much Sunscreen You're Using

3 min read

If you're not applying sunscreen every time you walk out the door, then you're actually not using it correctly.

Health

Health

Study Links Gum Disease-Causing Bacteria To Alzheimer's

4 min read

Researchers say they've found more evidence linking bacteria found in a common type of gum disease to dementia.

Gary Nunn

Gary Nunn

Looking Good Is Damn Hard Work. Vanity Should Be Applauded.

4 min read

Imagine a woman. She’s conventionally very physically attractive.

Health

Health

A Wee Miracle? The Chair That Claims To Zap Your Pelvic Floor Back Into Shape

3 min read

Pelvic floor dysfunction is one of the most common issues affecting new mothers and, apparently, there's a new treatment where sufferers just sit while it does its thing.

National

National

Popular Pool Closed After Possible Needle Prick Sparks Safety Fears

1 min read

A Queensland woman is undergoing health tests after possibly being pricked by a needle while going for a swim in a public pool.

News

News

Baby Girl Too Young To Get Vaccinated Catches Measles After Trip To Asia

2 min read

A fresh measles alert has been issued in NSW after an infant contracted the disease while travelling through Southeast Asia.

National

National

Health Warning After Legionnaires' Outbreak In Sydney

1 min read

Government authorities have issued a safety warning after multiple people contracted potentially fatal Legionnaires' disease in Sydney.

Health

Health

This Is What Happens When You Get Your Back Cracked

1 min read

Having your back cracked is one of the most satisfying feelings in the world... but what is actually going on inside our bodies when we get the old bend and snap treatment?

Health

Health

Science Says These Two Things May Help Women Live Longer

3 min read

A new study has found that body size and exercise may make a big difference for women in the long term.

Life

Life

Don't Panic But Stress Can Make Your Brain Shrink

4 min read

Prolonged stress, and prolonged exposure to the cortisol it floods your system with mean that your brain could actually be getting smaller.

Health

Health

Jessica Simpson Found A Remedy For Her Swollen Ankles

2 min read

Jessica Simpson -- who is expecting her third child -- has tried the ancient practice of cupping to soothe and deflate her ankles.