High blood pressure – what’s your risk?

There is a hereditary link that could put you in the high risk category. Find out more… How’s your blood pressure? Why it matters: High blood pressure (hypertension) is a significant risk factor for stroke, and while it’s often thought to result from too many croque monsieurs or Krispy Kremes, there is a hereditary link […]
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How your hormones affect PMS

Hormones play an important role in our health and wellbeing, here, we take a look at how your hormones affect your period. As well as period cramps, ovulation bloating or swollen breasts during your menstrual cycle, hormone fluctuations can mess with brain chemistry. In a study at New York’s Cornell University, brain scans of women […]
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Sun-specific 
anti-ageing serums

Looking for the best anti-ageing serums? Look for skincare products with 8% vitamin C and 0.9 per cent vitamin A. Sunscreen goes without saying, but to dodge the sun’s ageing effects you want a crack team of integrative potions. “When I was 27 I was advised to use a vitamin C serum in the morning […]
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What you need to know about antidepressants

Marisa Branscombe explores the rise of antidepressants and investigates alternative treatments for depression. Society seems to be more dependent on drugs as the panacea for all problems. This is the case so often these days, that they are the first port of call for health professionals who don’t have time to explore alternative remedies for […]
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What’s your breast cancer risk?

There is a gene associated with breast and ovarian cancer, and while it’s not widely known, there is a test available to see if you’re a carrier. Has anyone in the family had breast cancer? Why it matters: There is a gene associated with breast and ovarian cancer, and while it’s not widely known, there […]
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How to manage your expectations

Are your high expectations causing you grief? Here are tips for managaing expectations around family, colleagues and friends. Expectations are like children: messy, rebellious and driven (and, often, blinded) by hope. The problem with letting the expectations of clients, colleagues or friends look after themselves is that untamed expectations can result in disappointment, blame games […]
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Omnilux anti-ageing treatment

Omnilux is an anti-ageing skin treatment that stimulates collagen and encourages healing. What is Omnilux? A light therapy device that uses red LED light at specific wavelengths to stimulate collagen and act as a non-invasive anti-inflammatory agent. While most anti-ageing treatments purposely damage the skin to encourage the process of healing, Omnilux causes no thermal […]
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Meditation for beginners – 7 top tips

If you’re new to meditation or not quite ready to join a week-long retreat, you can start reaping the benefits of this exercise now, right in your lounge room. How long should you meditate for? You don’t need to meditate every waking hour, seven days a week – let alone in silence – to experience […]
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Isolaz 2 – acne treatment

Isolaz 2 is a complexion-clearing procedure that helps clean pores and destroy acne. What is it? Want to treat acne with more than over-the-counter creams and lifestyle changes? This complexion-clearing procedure may be worth considering. Appropriate for every skin type and colour, it combines vacuum extraction to clean the pores, broadband light to destroy acne-causing […]
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Living with back pain

If you are over 35 and have no back pain you are one of the lucky ones. A staggering 80 per cent of Australian adults experience back pain at some stage in their lives, writes David Goding. Most back problems stem from a strain in the muscles, ligaments or joints. Stress, a lack of exercise, […]
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