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15/05/2014 - 3:42pm

Good health is essential for enjoying life to the fullest and making the most of every opportunity, yet it's the one thing that many Australians also take for granted. Given all the information we have about how to support better health, there are so many ways you can start putting your wellbeing first.

15/05/2014 - 8:18am

The latest federal budget for the 2014-15 period will commit $20 billion towards health and medical research in Australia, which will go some way towards the improvement of healthcare delivery.

13/05/2014 - 8:45pm

The 2014 FIFA World Cup is coming up and many soccer fans around the world are looking forward to this highly anticipated event. However, if you're preparing to make your own trip to Brazil there are a few extra precautions you are advised to take.

The South Australian government recently released an alert for all citizens travelling to the country, to be mindful of the dangers of yellow fever. While the disease is not a risk in Australia, it is more common among many South American countries - including Brazil.

13/05/2014 - 8:43pm

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has released the findings of their latest Australian Health Survey, and the results reveal some interesting facts about the state of our nutrition habits as a nation.

12/05/2014 - 6:00pm

If you've been dreaming of a holiday for the future, you're not alone. According to the latest Holiday Tracking Survey from Roy Morgan Research, holiday intention in Australia is now at a five-year high.

The results for the March 2014 quarter reveal 72 per cent of Australians are planning to take a holiday within the next 12 months. This equates to around 13.9 million people in total, and is much higher than the 67 per cent result recorded from the same quarter last year.

12/05/2014 - 5:58pm

Holidays are a great way to relax and take a break from the daily grind. We all need a vacation once in a while, and what better way to leave your worries behind than jetting off to the other side of the world?

02/05/2014 - 4:31pm

Medical research in Australia will receive a boost with news of a $11.4 million grant in Federal Government funding to be presented to Australian researchers.

The researchers who will receive the funding have formed partnerships with Australian community hospitals, state governments and patient representative bodies, and will aim to back research for various health issues affecting Australians.

01/05/2014 - 3:11pm

You might think your cat or dog's health problems are limited to fleas or the occasional upset tummy, but plenty more serious conditions can affect your beloved pet - and the prevalence of some issues is increasing.

30/04/2014 - 5:40pm

Many people feel guilty if they reach for a second or third cup of coffee to get them through that mid-morning slump, but new research suggests that topping up your mug could actually be doing your health a favour.

The study was led by researchers Dr Frank Hu and Dr Shilpa Bhupathiraju from Harvard University's Department of Nutrition in the Harvard School of Public Health, and examined the relationship between coffee consumption and risk of type 2 diabetes over a four year period.

29/04/2014 - 9:26am

Whenever you travel, you run the risk of having your possessions and bags damaged, stolen or lost in the process. While this is an undesirable prospect, it's no reason to call off your plans for a much-deserved holiday - instead, you will need to take a few measures to ensure your belongings are as safe as possible.