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Do we need more chats and fewer prescriptions?

Recent figures show that nearly 10% of Australians take anti-depressants. We’ve got the second highest rate of use in the world after Iceland. (I know, Iceland?) But how does this impact older women?  Read this post

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 | Rhonda Anderson

Muscle food: why women need it

Getting physically stronger starts with resistance exercise. But what you eat also makes a difference.  Read this post

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 | Rhonda Anderson

Are calcium and vitamin D supplements a waste of time?

Many people think so after recent reviews of a lot of research concluded that they don’t reduce our fracture risk.   Read this post

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 | Rhonda Anderson

One of our biggest health risks, and we rarely talk about it

The Red Cross’s 2017 national survey showed that one in four of us regularly feels lonely. Loneliness apparently increases our odds of dying early by a whopping 45%. Putting it in perspective, it’s a bigger health risk than a poor diet, a sedentary lifestyle or smoking.  Read this post

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 | Rhonda Anderson

We need to face up to falls to avoid them

Most of us see falling as a bad thing and prefer not to think about it. Instead we need to develop a sensible awareness of the risk of it and be proactive.  Read this post

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 | Rhonda Anderson

How much should you walk in bare feet?

More than any other season, summer is about kicking off your shoes. But be judicious about where you do that.  Read this post

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 | Rhonda Anderson

Create your health priorities for 2018

The end of one year and the start of a new one gives us a chance to take stock and remake decisions about our health and wellbeing for the next 12 months.  Read this post

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 | Rhonda Anderson

Can mammograms do more harm than good?

A study just published in the prestigious BMJ (formerly the British Medical Journal), questions the widespread claim that early detection is the best way to reduce breast cancer related deaths.  Read this post

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 | Rhonda Anderson

How to have happy gut bugs

In the health arena, 2017 must surely be the Year of the Gut. We’ve never heard so much about our ‘microbiome’. But what does it mean for us day-to-day?  Read this post

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 | Rhonda Anderson

What's new in research? Frailty

Avoiding frailty might be one of the most important challenges of our increasingly long lives.   Read this post

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 | Rhonda Anderson