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HEALTH & WELLBEING

Educating about ageing: the next big frontier?

Robin Harvey's picture

Australia’s ageing population brings about challenges and limitations but also potential opportunities. Lecturer in Gerontology Robin Harvey says we need leadership from those with expertise in ageing and aged care on a much broader level.

Unite in a sea of denim and raise funds

Barry Kenyon's picture

This Friday is Jeans for Genes Day, when Australian workplaces and schools raise funds to fight childhood genetic diseases. Barry Kenyon, National Campaign Manager of Jeans for Genes, tells the story of the charity day and the great strides the organisation has made in just over two decades.

What are men’s attitudes towards and perceptions on menstruation?

Tam Peranovic's picture

Throughout history menstruation has been surrounded by myths, negativity and taboo. Tam Peranovic wants to hear what men think, as they directly influence women’s and girls’ attitudes in their roles as fathers, brothers, partners and friends.

Wear jeans for a good cause

Jeans for Genes logoYou can support life saving work simply by wearing your favourite jeans. Friday 7 August 2015 is Jeans for Genes Day, and schools, workplaces and communities are invited to raise funds for research into childhood disease.

Helping Australians to choose health

Edwina Griffin's picture

What needs to happen to make Australians healthier? Edwina Griffin wants to see more collaboration between government organisations and fitness professionals to enable a big shift in health.

The missing link to your healthy future

Marla Bozic's picture

The health and wellness sector has become more holistic and now reaches beyond a doctor's surgery or chemist counter. Health coach Marla Bozic feels hopeful for our future.

Could early infant screening and intervention help prevent autism?

Kristelle Hudry's picture

We know that the earlier an intervention begins, the greater the chance we have for positive outcomes. Kristelle Hudry and Andrew Whitehouse share first results of studies with infants at risk of autism.

The importance of self care

GAP Taskforce Self Care ReportThe Minister for Health, the Hon. Sussan Ley, has launched a report of the GAP Taskforce on the role of health literacy and responsible self care in improving public health outcomes and reducing government expenditure.

The hidden secret of Australian health

Neil Batt's picture

How can we improve patient outcomes and address some of the challenges Australia’s health system is facing? Neil Batt has some thought-provoking ideas.

Xanax or fingertips?

Gabrielle Davies's picture

New technologies bring about major changes not only in our social and family interactions, but also in healthcare. Gabrielle Davies allows us a glimpse into a future of a healthier and better informed community.