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More evidence on exercise and dementia risk

If, despite the summer weather, you’ve either started or kept up a walking (or other exercise program) here’s more evidence that it’s a smart thing to do.  Read this post

Monday, January 27, 2020 | Rhonda Anderson

Little things that make for a healthier brain

It’s easy to feel as though brain health is something beyond our control, so it helps to know there are things we can do to create a calmer, healthier brain.  Read this post

Monday, January 27, 2020 | Rhonda Anderson

Why cholesterol is so darn confusing

Last month the British Medical Journal published a study on the relationship between LDL (aka ‘bad’) cholesterol and dying among very high-risk heart disease patients. It showed that (shock, horror) the higher the LDL, the lower the risk of dying.   Read this post

Monday, January 27, 2020 | Rhonda Anderson

What dementia research is teaching us about diet, exercise and stress

In a segment on ABC TV’s 7.30 program this week dementia was described as ‘the tsunami that’s bearing down upon us’. So what are we learning from prevention trials?  Read this post

Thursday, November 28, 2019 | Rhonda Anderson

Challenging assumptions about older women's health

The results of an annual online survey into Australian women’s health were recently published and they might surprise you.  Read this post

Thursday, November 28, 2019 | Rhonda Anderson

Never had a colonoscopy? Should you?

A new set of guidelines recommends having one if our risk of bowel cancer is more than 3% over the next 15 years. And there’s an online calculator to help us work that out.  Read this post

Thursday, November 21, 2019 | Rhonda Anderson

Should you become a vegan?

It’s hard to ignore this trend because vegan recipes and cafes seem to be everywhere. So should you ditch the animal products and jump aboard? If you did, would you be healthier?  Read this post

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 | Rhonda Anderson

Managing stress at different levels

Stress is not only unpleasant and exhausting, it seems to be the ‘X’ factor in just about every disease. So managing it is important. While that can be easier said than done, it’s useful to recognise that we can do it at various levels.  Read this post

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 | Rhonda Anderson

Does ice do an injury more harm than good?

When anyone has a sprain, strain or nasty bruise, I remind them about the standard RICE treatment — rest, ice, compression, elevation. It’s what every first aid course teaches and every medical source recommends. But is it the best option?  Read this post

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 | Rhonda Anderson

The benefit of 'better than nothing'

When it comes to our health habits, sometimes we just need to lower our expectations.  Read this post

Thursday, September 26, 2019 | Rhonda Anderson