Regular headaches can be overwhelming and it can be difficult to think clearly about the possible causes. It could be that certain foods or beverages are triggering your headaches, or certain environments or events. Try keeping track of your headaches for one month with this simple headache diary. At the end of the month, you might notice some patterns yourself, or you could take the information you’ve collected to your GP.
Our waistlines are growing, and with them the risk of developing chronic disease, heart conditions and type 2 diabetes. In fact, one in four children and more than 63 per cent of adults in Australia are overweight or obese, according to the Federal Government’s Shape Up Australia initiative. Here’s how simple everyday food swaps can have a big impact on your health.
Vitamin D is essential for strong bones, muscles and overall health, and a lack of vitamin D can play a part in a number of serious conditions, so keeping your levels at their optimum is a must all year round.
Allergies occur when your immune system reacts to substances in the environment. The most common allergens in the house are dust mites, pet allergens, cockroach droppings, pollen and mould. These allergens are harmless to most people, but in some, they cause itchy and watery eyes, sneezes, coughs, upset tummies and skin rashes.
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Have you ever had one of those moments when you forgot why you went to the kitchen? Or where you parked your car? Memory lapses are common at any age, and usually occur because your brain is trying to prioritise, sort, store and retrieve different types of information. The good news is that there are things you can do to improve or maintain your memory.
A case of nits – and the many the hours of conditioning, washing and combing that come with it – strikes dread in the heart of the average parent. Just Another Mother blogger, Rowena Newman, can sympathise…
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A nasty bout of gastro can be caused by viruses, bacteria or parasites. Whatever the cause, you don't want it spreading to other members of the household. Here's how to keep tummy trouble under control.
A staggering 12 million Australian adults – or nearly 70 per cent of us – are either sedentary or have low levels of physical activity, according to the Department of Health. Being physically inactive can have a number of serious health effects. Here’s a rundown on what sitting too much can do to your body – and what you can do to change your lifestyle.