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HEALTH & WELLBEING

Mindfulness and me

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Mindfulness is effective in managing stress and improving our attention span. Executive coach Leah Sparkes sees the benefits in her professional and personal life.

For the girl who wasn’t there

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Mental health and addiction is managed under separate community health services and training packages. Xenia Girdler says clients with complex support needs will continue to fall through the cracks if this doesn’t change.

Leading the charge to find a cure for MS

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Throughout May the Kiss Goodbye to MS campaign raises funds for vital research into multiple sclerosis. Renee Coffey tells her journey with MS.

Walk or run for breast cancer research this Mother’s Day

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Thousands of people across Australia will come together to celebrate Mother’s Day by raising funds for breast cancer research this Sunday. Steph Briggs-Killick shares her very personal journey to becoming a passionate supporter.

Why bother meditating when there’s so much to do?

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Mindful in May is a global campaign that has taught thousands of people to meditate, while raising money to build clean water wells in the developing world. Founder of the campaign Elise Bialylew explains how we can gain greater emotional freedom by meditating daily.

Kiss Goodbye to MS

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Kiss Goodbye to MS calls on people with multiple sclerosis (MS), their friends, family and colleagues to raise funds for research into a cure of the disease. During the month of May, MS Australia asks everyone to wear red lipstick and share the message with events throughout Australia.

Make immunisation mandatory

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The federal government has announced a ‘no jab, no pay’ plan with bipartisan support. Medical ethicist Dr Alberto Giubilini says making child immunisation mandatory would be a better policy than withholding welfare payments.

A ‘blatant attack’ on the government or a voice for abused children?

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Australia’s system of mandatory immigration detention keeps getting damning reviews while the Abbott Government keeps using dismissive rhetoric. Nicole Cooper says all this government should be concerned about is the right of the children detained, not political pandering.

Why Australians are getting larger

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Australia’s obesity rates are climbing faster than anywhere else in the world. Professor Manny Noakes says people who want to lose weight need to take action in order to prolong their life and decrease the likelihood of developing conditions associated with being overweight.

Indigenous ‘lifestyle choices’ and the LNP’s paternalism

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Tony Abbott recently described living in remote Indigenous communities as a lifestyle choice. Jordan Ayres says Australian social policy under the Liberal Party continues its paternalistic approach to the difficulties rural communities are facing.