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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.


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.


Five reasons you should be drinking turmeric for your health today


Turmeric is becoming one of the most popular superfoods amongst Australians. Previously only used as a golden spice in curries, now turmeric has been found to have incredible health benefits. Its main active ingredient is “curcumin” – which has powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects for the brain and body. Erin Young, health writer & founder


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.


How an overseas trip can change the bacteria in your tummy


Your gut contains around 500 different types of bacteria, which work to help keep you healthy. However, travel, while exciting, can cause an imbalance in this bacteria leading to dreaded tummy troubles on the road. Integrative medical expert Dr Cris Beer explains how to avoid this and keep healthy while you’re on holiday.


A simple step to prevent stroke in 2018


  We hear so much at this time of year about New Year’s resolutions – eat healthy, quit smoking, get more exercise, drink more water. The list goes on and on and on. While these are all valid and well intentioned goals, Stroke Foundation Clinical Council Chair, Associate Professor, Bruce Campbell, is urging you to


A ray of hope for pancreatic cancer

pancreatic cancer

A chemotherapy breakthrough could improve outcomes for pancreatic cancer patients writes Cheryl Critchley of the University of Melbourne.


Don’t suffer pain in silence – prepare for the painkiller law changes


As of February 1st 2018, codeine-based painkillers will no longer be available over-the-counter in Australia. While the change will bring Australia in line with most other Western countries, the change may leave some feeling anxious about the future of their pain management.


Top five tips for ongoing management of osteoarthritis 


With more than two million Australians estimated to have osteoarthritis, NPS MedicineWise reveals its top five tips to help manage and reduce the pain caused by the condition.