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Let's get smart about antibiotics

We’re deep into the season of nose, throat and chest infections, and according to a recent study, our doctors are responding by prescribing antibiotics at four to nine times the recommended rate.  Read this post

Sunday, July 30, 2017 | Rhonda Anderson

Is it menopause or ageing?

Our bodies change with both, so how do we know which causes what? It can be hard to tease them apart.  Read this post

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 | Rhonda Anderson

Are you speaking yourself old?

After a certain age a lot of us blame everything that happens to our body on our age. That’s probably neither accurate nor smart.   Read this post

Friday, May 26, 2017 | Rhonda Anderson

Blood pressure and your brain

You probably associate blood pressure with heart health. And fair enough. But you mightn’t realise that heart health is a risk factor for brain health. So now we’re looking at whether blood pressure that creeps up in middle age could be a red flag for dementia.   Read this post

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 | Rhonda Anderson

Sex: does it fizzle or sizzle with age?

There are two popular views of ageing and sex. One is that after menopause it’s all over. The other is that sex is critical to healthy ageing and if we’re not practicing it we’re not normal.   Read this post

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 | Rhonda Anderson

Life After Menopause. My book is here!

The full title is Life after Menopause: 5 Key Habits of Healthy, Vital Older Women Read this post

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 | Rhonda Anderson

Clean? Fresh? Hardly!

A lot of us think that fragranced products clean and freshen the air but the opposite is true. A recent study by the University of Melbourne showed that for one in three of us fragrance causes problems such as headaches, asthma and skin irritation.  Read this post

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 | Rhonda Anderson

Do you need to sort your sleep?

While sleep is one of the foundations of staying well, a lot of us get by on too little.  Read this post

Sunday, March 19, 2017 | Rhonda Anderson

What do we mean by 'old age'?

At last. Social scientists are presenting a new view of what’s ‘old’ in 2017.  Read this post

Saturday, February 25, 2017 | Rhonda Anderson

Age-related topics we need to keep talking about

This is my poor-quality shot of University of Queensland academic, Nancy Pachana, signing copies of her book Ageing: A Very Short Introduction at West End’s Avid Reader bookshop this month. Her talk highlighted some of the topics we need to tackle to make Australia more age-friendly.   Read this post

Friday, February 24, 2017 | Rhonda Anderson