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Is fish oil still worth taking?

While fish oil has had a reputation for helping to keep our hearts and brains healthy, lately we’ve seen headlines telling us that it doesn’t do much for our hearts at all. Why is that? And is it still worth taking?  Read this post

Saturday, May 26, 2018 | Rhonda Anderson

Think you know how much alcohol you can safely drink? Think again.

A big English-led study using data from around 600,000 drinkers from 19 countries has made new recommendations on safe drinking levels. It’s a game-changer for two reasons.  Read this post

Saturday, May 26, 2018 | Rhonda Anderson

Why the easiest way mightn't be the best way

I recently read an article by an 81-year old Californian woman called Joyce. The way she moves around her house might give you food for thought.  Read this post

Saturday, May 26, 2018 | Rhonda Anderson

Can HRT prevent disease?

In the last 20 to 30 years the arguments for and against hormone replacement therapy (HRT) have come full circle, and then some. But can it really help to keep us healthy?  Read this post

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 | Rhonda Anderson

Another twist in the HRT tale

Arguments about the risks and benefits of hormone replacement have bounced around for 20 years. Now a team of researchers says they have the final answer on whether hormones can prevent disease and chronic conditions.  Read this post

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 | Rhonda Anderson

Why we've been going to yoga for decades

I’ve been going to the same Friday morning yoga class for about 35 years. But a few of the others in the group have also been there about as long as me. So I asked five of them why they keep turning up each week.  Read this post

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 | Rhonda Anderson

How to avoid a UTI

Since November I’ve had four urinary tract infections in a row plus a visit to a urologist. Here’s what I’ve learned.   Read this post

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 | Rhonda Anderson

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

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