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The ethical future of bionic vision

bionic vision

As researchers refine the capabilities of bionic eyes, restoring sight to some blind people may be just around the corner. But what are the ethical implications of ‘artificial’ sight? Max Slattery from the University of Melbourne reports on the bionic vision debate.


2018 Fit-lutions: 5 ways to get fit this year

get fit

  Tennis isn’t just for those interested in the Australian Open! We all love to watch it on TV, but it’s also the sport of choice for those who want to live longer. Danielle Steedman, Naturopath and Blackmores Wellbeing Coach, looks at 5 ways (including tennis) to get fit in 2018.


Missile warning and false alarms: what warnings do we have in Australia?

missile warning

“Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii. Seek immediate shelter. This is not a drill.” – Not a text message that should be issued to the masses lightly, or so you would think. What public warning systems do we have in Australia, what checks and balances are in place to prevent ‘false’ alarms? and what training


Private health premiums set to rise

private health premiums

Health Minister Greg Hunt wants health insurers to deliver the lowest premium rise in more than 15 years but families could still have to pay $200 a year more.


What do you think of this year’s MLA lamb ad?

MLA lamb ad

As always, the MLA lamb ad is causing a stir with opinions divided over the left wing v’s right wing theme. Tell us your thoughts….


5 moves you can do at home while watching the Australian Open tennis

Australian Open

If the energy and agility of your favourite tennis players has inspired you while watching the Australian Open, put your time to good use and try some strength based exercises while you watch. Danielle Steedman, Naturopath and Blackmores Wellbeing Coach has 5 moves to do while you are at home watching the Australian Open. 


5 tips for a healthy trip

healthy trip

If you’re going on holidays then don’t let problems such as a bloated tummy or an upset digestive system spoil your fun. Integrative medical doctor Dr Cris Beer shares her tips on how to have a happy, relaxing and healthy trip.


Hairstyles for older women – short, medium or long!

hairstyles for older women

Hairstyles for older women with medium, long and short hair over 50, 60 and 70 years.  Watch this video for some seriously amazing hair inspiration!


Turmeric, Matcha Green Tea and Coconut Smoothie

turmeric, matcha green tea and coconut smoothie

This creamy turmeric matcha green tea and coconut smoothie is packed full of so much goodness – from the coconut, chia seeds, ginger and the aromatic Turmeric Matcha mix! If you want to take the creaminess to the next level, you can even add half an avocado too. And if there’s any leftover, pop it


Is breakfast protein the secret to weight loss? CSIRO reports

Eating more protein, especially at breakfast, could be the key to achieving healthy weight loss, according to a new report released today by CSIRO.