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Loneliness Is A Social Cancer, Every Bit As Alarming As Cancer Itself

6 min read

The ABC’s Australia Talks project aims to stimulate a conversation on a broad sweep of topics — from job security and sexual habits to national pride and personal finances.

Daisy Richardson

Daisy Richardson

The Pain Was Unbearable, But No One Believed Me For Years

6 min read

"You don’t look sick."

Health

Health

From Kombucha To Yogurt: Fermented Foods Could Be Harmful To Your Health

6 min read

Fermented foods have become very popular, thanks to claims about their nutritional properties and reported health benefits, such as improving digestion, boosting immunity and even helping people lose weight.

News

News

China Accused Of Lying About Organ Donation Figures

1 min read

Chinese authorities appear to be falsifying organ donation figures, Australian researchers say, raising concerns about whether the country's move away from forced organ harvesting from prisoners is actually happening.

News

News

Health Dominates This Year's Product Of The Year Awards

4 min read

It's the world's largest consumer-voted award and Australians have weighed in to determine their 35 favourite products across a range of categories including beauty, health, cleaning and confectionery.

Health

Health

Diabetes Patients Might Soon See End Of Painful Finger-Prick Blood Test

2 min read

What if you had to prick your finger every day just to stay alive?

Health

Health

Named And Shamed: List Of 'Healthy' Kids' Snacks Called Out As Worst For Children

5 min read

A new study has found that most kids' snacks marketed as being a 'healthy' option have just as much sugar are chocolate bars and lollies.

Health

Health

I Was Crying On The Bathroom Floor When My Husband Came In And Found Me

5 min read

In the early hours of a hot summer morning in late 2012, I found myself in the worst mental state of my life.

Health

Health

'I Did A Solid Job': Angie Kent Details How She Hid Her Eating Disorder For So Long

4 min read

Trigger warning: This piece deal with themes relating to eating disorders and may be triggering for some readers.

News

News

Aussies Are Being Tricked Into Buying 'Healthy Foods'

1 min read

Australians may be getting tricked by the marketing of supposedly healthy products, consumer advocates warn.

Views

Views

A Viewer Saw Something Wrong With My Throat And Probably Saved My Career

3 min read

Being inundated with messages after a television appearance is nothing new for me.

Health

Health

'I Wanted To Be A Mum': Aussie Women Are Going Through Menopause At 25

4 min read

Lorena always dreamt of being a mother. But at 25, she said that choice was suddenly taken from her.

Katherine Kalk

Katherine Kalk

Jono Coleman: My Cancer’s Back, But I’m Very Positive About The New Treatment

9 min read

Jono Coleman has a message for men: don't stick your head in the sand.

News

News

Dozens Struck Down With Gastro At Popular Aussie Resort

1 min read

At least 50 people have fallen ill with gastroenteritis at a popular island resort off the coast of Brisbane.

World

World

Rare Genetic Mutation Could Hold Key To Preventing Alzheimer's Disease

5 min read

Could a woman's rare genetic mutation one day have a global impact on dementia risk?

Health

Health

The Most Common Type Of Vaginal Infection And Most Women Haven't Head Of It

4 min read

Do you know what bacterial vaginosis is? If you're a woman and you don't, you're not alone, despite it being more common than Thrush.

The Project

The Project

Fish Fraud: Investigation Finds Up To Half Of All Fish Aussies Eat Is Mislabelled

4 min read

Fish and chips are a staple in the diet of any Australian in the summertime, but if you've them in the last year there's a high chance you've consumed something that was mislabeled.

World

World

New Test Can Diagnose Breast Cancer Five Years Before Symptoms Present

2 min read

A simple blood test could detect breast cancer up to five years before any clinical signs of the disease.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Journalist Diagnosed With Breast Cancer While Live Streaming Mammogram

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Friday.

Health

Health

Eating Disorder Treatments To Get Major Medicare Boost

4 min read

Australians who are struggling with an eating disorder will save thousands in treatment costs from tomorrow thanks to a big boost in what they will be allowed to claim on Medicare.

News

News

Australia's Flesh-Eating Ulcer Epidemic Is Baffling Medical Experts

3 min read

Australia's flesh-eating ulcer epidemic has increased significantly in Victoria in recent years, and now the puzzling disease is spreading into new areas, including near Cairns in Queensland.

News

News

Woman Who Blackmailed Parents Of Dying Baby Faces Up To 15 Years Behind Bars

2 min read

A woman who harassed a grieving couple with messages as their terminally ill baby was dying in their arms has pleaded guilty to blackmail in a Melbourne court.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Young Girl Awarded $250K After Being Injured On Steep Slide

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Thursday.

Health

Health

Parents Are Struggling To Care For Their Own Health, But My HusbandAnd I Have A Rule

4 min read

Exercise before family time? Parents' health should be a non-negotiable.

Health

Health

What You Didn't See During Akaysha's Birth On 'One Born Every Minute'

5 min read

Akaysha Weatherall wasn't able to have the VBAC she so desperately wanted after complications became present during her labour with baby Heath.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Family Accidentally Makes Deadly Pipe Bomb During Gender-Reveal

5 min read

All the news you need to know this Tuesday.

Life

Life

After Having A Caesarean With Her First Baby, Akaysha Desperately Wanted A Natural Birth

4 min read

A VBAC is a vaginal birth after caesarean and, for the expectant mum, it was an important ideal to aim for.

Health

Health

Inside The World Of Australian Female Body Building

4 min read

Australia’s female bodybuilders are not only defying physical odds and overcoming mental challenges, but they're also fighting to smash the stereotype that it’s a men’s sport.

Bella Westaway

Bella Westaway

Young Women Are Anxious, Depressed And Lonely. I Was One Of Them.

7 min read

About three years ago, I was diagnosed with severe depression.

News

News

Full List Of Unsafe Bassinets Revealed As Red Nose Calls On Government To Change Laws

4 min read

The Red Nose charity is calling for urgent action from the government, after a consumer safety study found most bassinets fail safety tests.

Health

Health

Families Aren't Being Warned About 'Cruel' Sudden Epilepsy Deaths

6 min read

Grieving parents who have lost a child to epilepsy say they weren’t warned about the risk of sudden and unexpected death associated with the disorder.

Life

Life

Pet Owner Issues Warning About $5 Kmart Chew Toy After Dog Almost Dies

1 min read

Leah Mabey wants fellow dog owners to know the dangers of the toy after her Pomeranian needed to have emergency surgery to save its life.

Health

Health

What It's Really Like To Do The F45 8-Week Challenge When You're 'Not A Gym Person'

7 min read

Thinking about taking on the F45 8-week Challenge but you’re not a gym or fitness person?

National

National

'Surprising' Study Finds Junior Doctors In Rural Areas Are Happier Than Their City Peers

5 min read

A better work-life balance and more variety on the job are just some of the reasons young doctors in Australia's regional and rural areas are more satisfied than their metropolitan counterparts, a new study has found.

News

News

Roxy's Poo Jogger 'Should Be Treated With Sympathy'

2 min read

Roxy Jacenko says she's done with finding sh*t on the doorstep of her PR business, but health experts say we need to have sympathy, not shame, for the poo jogger.

Health

Health

'Holy F***ing Sh*t': Abbie Chatfield Furious Over Being Body Shamed Again

3 min read

The Bachelor runner-up has said she has been body shamed yet again during a day out at the beach.

News

News

World's Best Hospitals Revealed, But Only One Aussie City Makes Top 10

3 min read

New data looking at the best 100 hospital cities in the world has ranked Tokyo in top place with Melbourne coming in seventh place.

Health

Health

Angie Had A Morning Ritual She Followed Every Day While In The Bach Pad

1 min read

Unlike the men vying for Angie Kent's heart, there's not a lot of down time when you're 'The Bachelorette'.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Wedding Planner Dies Sampling Burning Hot Food

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Friday.

Health

Health

Aussie Suburbs With The Highest Obesity Rates Revealed

3 min read

Where you live has a huge impact on your weight, with Australia's obesity rates varying dramatically from regional towns to wealthy, coastal suburbs.

Health

Health

No, Serving Sizes On Food Labels Don't Tell Us How Much We Should Eat

5 min read

Standard serving sizes are anything but standard.

National

National

Young Woman Spends 20 Hours A Day In Bed To Avoid Internal Decapitation

4 min read

Erin Meegan has been bedridden since 2017.

News

News

Woman Kept Waiting Five Days In Agony To Have Appendix Removed

2 min read

An Adelaide mother has spoken of her pain at being kept in hospital for five days, waiting to have her appendix removed.

Nathan Jolly

Nathan Jolly

Rugby League Will Be Totally Unrecognisable In 5 Years

5 min read

Would you let your child play rugby league?

Charles O'Grady

Charles O'Grady

Here’s What’s Missing From The Moral Panic Over Trans Kids

5 min read

An unpublished law reform submission by the Australian Psychological Society has caused no small amount of moral panic in conservative media this week.

News

News

WA's Unprecedented Outbreak Of Measles Linked To NZ Tourist

1 min read

Western Australia has been hit with an unprecedented outbreak of measles, with eight confirmed cases in Perth.

World

World

Alcohol Consumption in Russia Has Dropped By A Whopping 43 Percent

2 min read

Russia may have been the unofficial home of the heavy drinkers for decades, but a new report has found alcohol consumption has dropped a huge 43 percent since 2003.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Teen Dies Protecting Little Sister During Home Invasion

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Wednesday.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Fugitive Spotted Hiding Out In Cave After 17 Years

2 min read

All the news you need to know this Tuesday.

Health

Health

Popular Heartburn Medication To Be Recalled Over Carcinogen Fears

2 min read

Voluntary recalls of popular heartburn medication Zantac are expected to be announced on Monday over cancer fears, the TGA said, after traces of a known carcinogen were found in some products.

Health

Health

I Went On A Health Retreat And When I Saw The Program, I Thought I Was Going To Die

4 min read

Recently, on a Saturday morning at 6:30am, I was being whipped in the face by hail.

Celebrity

Celebrity

Miranda Kerr Reveals Her Extreme Anti-Technology Health Measures

1 min read

Model Miranda Kerr has a special button in her house which instantly turns off all power and phone signal, one of a number of wild health precautions her family takes.

Eugene Chan

Eugene Chan

Turns Out If You're Conservative, You're More Likely To Be Healthy

5 min read

Who did you vote for in the May 2019 federal election?

Health

Health

Put Down The Hand Sanitiser, Here's How To Wash Your Hands Instead

3 min read

Hand sanitiser is considered the Holy Grail of portable hygiene, but new research has found it may not be as effective as people think.

Health

Health

'You’re Wasting Your Time': Steve 'Commando' Willis On The Most Common Exercise Mistake

3 min read

The Former 'Biggest Loser' trainer is in the know when it comes to all things food and fitness related.

Health

Health

Stop Suffering Migraines 'In Silence' And Consider These Lesser Known Remedies

4 min read

Hundreds of thousands of Australians are unnecessarily living in pain, simply because they don’t know how to prevent migraines, according to new research.

News

News

Is Dementia A Normal Part Of Ageing?

3 min read

Despite popular belief, the answer is simple: No, it isn't,

National

National

A Visit To The GP Is Costing More Each Year For Those With Anxiety and Depression

4 min read

Aussies are visiting their GP for mental health issues more than any other physical illness, and they're being disadvantaged by lower Medicare rebates. 

Life

Life

'Gossipy And Drama-Filled': Helena Kept A Diary While Inside 'The Bachelor' Mansion

2 min read

As a health and wellness coach, Helena had a lot of tools she used while in the mansion to look after herself.

Laura Jackel

Laura Jackel

I Have Two Sons And Even My Two Year Old Knows I Get A Period

3 min read

In a win for common sense, Ad Standards determined on Wednesday that Libra’s ‘Blood Normal’ ad did not breach the ethics code, in spite of the almost 600 complaints against it.

World

World

Beauty Blogger Suffering Migraine Told She Has Weeks To Live

2 min read

Samantha Last, 49, woke up with a "splitting" headache, hours later she was diagnosed with a rare type of aggressive brain cancer.

National

National

Aussie Toddler Infected With First Case Of Extensively Drug-Resistant Typhoid

4 min read

Doctors have reported the first case of extensively drug-resistant typhoid in Australia, warning the country is not immune to the "emerging threat".

Health

Health

How You Can Save A Life By Watching TV

3 min read

A big push is about to be launched to get more of us to sign up to the Bone Marrow Donor registry -- and the good news is, it won't hurt.

Dr Nikki Stamp

Dr Nikki Stamp

Why Chasing A Bikini Body Is Actually Ruining Your Health

3 min read

Nearly two years ago, I stood in a store in Heathrow Airport, looking for something to read for the very long trip back home.

Celebrity

Celebrity

James Corden Offers Emotional Rebuttal To Fat Shaming

1 min read

James Corden is fighting back against Bill Maher's pleas for fat-shaming to "make a comeback."

Health

Health

Aussie Researchers Say A Simple Nasal Spray Could Curb Obesity

2 min read

Australian scientists report that a simple nasal spray could decrease appetite and increase the metabolic rate in people who are obese.

Health

Health

Nineteen Years Ago, I Set A Date To End My Life — And Nobody Had A Clue

5 min read

I appeared to have it all: the perfect fiancée, two successful chiropractic practices, and a beautiful home.

Health

Health

'I Haven't Been The Same Since': Why 'The Bachelor' Contestants Teased Sogand's Diet

3 min read

The civil engineer said her fellow Bachelor contestants used to joke over her food preferences in the mansion.

Health

Health

'I've Tried Everything, I’m More Than Over It': How A 32-Year-Old Deals With Adult Acne

4 min read

While I sat in the waiting room at the dermatologist’s consulting rooms, I ran through the script in my head of all the things I’ve tried in the past.

Health

Health

Is Technology Killing Sign Language (And Does It Matter)?

4 min read

With advanced hearing aids, wearable technology and even mind-reading devices, the number of native sign language users is declining. But this might not spell the end for signing.

Ken Winkel

Ken Winkel

Explainer: What Should You Do If You're Bitten By A Snake?

4 min read

In October 2014, a 41-year-old man in the Goldfields region of Western Australia collapsed and died within an hour of being bitten by the brown snake he was trying to capture.

Health

Health

'It's Daunting': 'The Bachelor' Stars On Taking Your Clothes Off When You're Not A Model

2 min read

Kristen, Sogand and Helena posed in front of a camera in just their swimwear -- but what's that really like when you don't call yourself a model?

Health

Health

Study: Depression Causing Physical Illness, Not The Other Way Round

3 min read

New Australian research has found depression causes up to 20 distinct diseases, including heart disease and high cholesterol -- findings that reverse common perceptions around physical and mental illness. 

News

News

Sugar-Free Soft Drinks Linked To Increased Risk Of Early Death

4 min read

Consumption of soft drinks, whether they’re sweetened with sugar or artificial sweeteners, may raise the risk of premature death, new research suggests.

World

World

1 In Every 3,600 British People Of European Descent Are Inbred: Study

2 min read

A new study looking into the health effects of extreme inbreeding has found that 1 in every 3652 British people with European ancestry are inbred.

National

National

How The Climate Change 'Health Emergency' Will Kill Us Faster

4 min read

Climate change has been declared a "health emergency" by the Australian Medical Association.

World

World

Teen Goes Blind From Eating Hot Chips, White Bread And Pringles

2 min read

A 17-year-old teenager in the U.K. has suffered permanent blindness, and doctors claim his poor diet is to blame. 

Health

Health

Can IVF Affect A Baby's Genes? Yes, But Not For Life

3 min read

Assisted reproductive technologies such as IVF can affect a baby's gene health, but any changes are largely resolved by adulthood, new research has found. 

Exclusive

Exclusive

Legal Loophole Allowing Deadly Chemical To Be Imported Into Australia

3 min read

A legal loophole is allowing a dangerous chemical to flow into Australia with deadly consequences.

The Project

The Project

Big Believer In Walking Off A Heavy Meal? Bad News

1 min read

If you’ve been walking home from the restaurant to ‘work off’ some of those recently consumed calories, don’t bother, you’re wasting your time and post pig out energy.

Health

Health

'I Felt Broken': Actor Lincoln Lewis' Body Transformation Following Mental Health Battle

2 min read

The former Home And Away actor has opened up going "in a spiral" for a year after his identity was used in a catfishing case.

Health

Health

My Eating Disorder Peaked Two Decades Ago, This Week, Kurbo Made It Come Flooding Back

4 min read

It seems like a lifetime ago when I would walk around, always carrying my small notebook and a pen.

Nicola Heath

Nicola Heath

Decriminalising Abortion Doesn't Go Far Enough

4 min read

In case you hadn’t noticed, a debate is raging about the decriminalisation of abortion in New South Wales.

World

World

Pinterest Is Weeding Out Vaccine Misinformation

1 min read

Pinterest will now only show "reliable" search results relating to immunisations to reduce the sharing of health misinformation.

Health

Health

Experts Debunk Study Highlighting Link Between C-Sections And Autism

4 min read

Australian health experts have dubbed an international study suggesting there's a link between caesarean births and autism as "flawed" and "unreliable."

National

National

First Ever National Report Finds 1 In 15 Young Women Have Endometriosis

5 min read

One in 15 women aged 25 to 29 and one in nine women aged 40 to 44 have endometriosis, the first national report into the prevalence of the disease has found.

Valentina Todoroska

Valentina Todoroska

The Gift Jesinta Campbell And Jennifer Hawkins Gave Women Struggling To Fall Pregnant

5 min read

This week the two high profile Australian models talked publicly about expecting their first babies, but there was something noticeably different about what they both had to say.

National

National

Plea For $80 Million To Keep Feeding Elderly Australians

1 min read

Meals on Wheels has made a plea for more federal funding, as it seeks to escalate the fight against malnutrition amongst older Australians.

Jarryd Bartle

Jarryd Bartle

The Athletes Risking Death For Gastro Glory

4 min read

Earlier this month a 41-year-old California man died after taking part in a taco-eating competition during a minor league baseball game.

National

National

New Tech To Predict When Older Australians Will Fall

2 min read

Falls are one of the biggest challenges facing Australia’s ageing population, with one in three people over the age of 65 taking a tumble each year.

World

World

First Death Linked To Vaping Reported In U.S.

3 min read

Health officials in the U.S have reported what could be the country's first death linked to vaping, as they investigate almost 200 possible cases of associated severe lung illnesses.

Carla Gee

Carla Gee

I'm Vegan, But I Would Never Put My Baby On A Vegan Diet

4 min read

I’ve recently become a vegan.

Health

Health

Romantic And Instagram Worthy, But Are Scented Candles Poisoning You?

4 min read

They might be the luxury accessory you can't live without, but scented candles may be doing you more harm than good.

News

News

More Cheese, Less Meat: Foods You Should Be Eating To Stay Healthy

2 min read

Full-fat dairy and unlimited eggs have been given the green light, but we're being urged rethink the amount of red meat in our diet.

Kathy Parker

Kathy Parker

Just Like Cigarettes, Sugary Products Need Warning Labels

6 min read

An image showing the number of teaspoons of sugar in food and drink products might soon be on all the packaging labels you see at your grocer.

Inspiration

Inspiration

5 Things Marie Kondo May Want You To Hold Onto

2 min read

The Queen of Tidying Up had us all deep-diving into the things we own and whether they spark joy – and ridding our homes of anything that didn’t.

Health

Health

Kayla Itsines On How She Avoids Getting Acne From Her Workouts

1 min read

Instagram influencer and fitness guru Kayla Itsines has gone public with her struggle with acne on social media.

Health

Health

Having More Children Can Increase Risk Of Heart Failure, Research Finds

2 min read

Women who have had multiple pregnancies could be a greater risk of heart failure later in life, new research has found.

World

World

Man's Dentures Found Lodged In Throat More Than A Week After Surgery

1 min read

A 72-year-old man's partial dentures got lodged in his throat during surgery and was left there for eight days, the British Medical Journal reported.

Health

Health

How The Cold Is Silently Killing Australians

2 min read

Wintry weather can bring wild storms and a spike in sickies -- but there's a silent, potentially deadly, threat sending thousands of Australians to the emergency department.