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How to beat the winter blues

winter blues

Winter is here and we find ourselves under the weather more often than before. Not only do we experience more colds and flus, the risk of the winter blues, or seasonal affective disorder (SAD), increases too writes Emily Seddon, BioCeuticals Naturopath Consultant.


A naturopath’s top cold and flu fighters

cold and flu fighters

A Naturopath’s Top Cold and Flu Fighters By Sarah Kunze, practitioner educator at BioCeuticals The best way to fend off of a cold is to nip it in the bud at the first sign of any symptoms and before it has a chance to take hold writes Sarah Kunze.


Five ways to boost your immune system this winter

immune system

Pack your kitchen cabinet with these essentials to strengthen the immune system before the nasty winter bugs hit. Fusion Health holistic nutritionist and naturopath, Erika Morvay, shares her six supplements to stock your home with, to help keep the whole family healthy this winter.


Diabetes drug reduces risk of heart attack

heart attack

A drug commonly used to treat patients with type 2 diabetes has been shown to protect them against serious heart problems like heart attack and stroke.


Private patients beat public for treatment


Public patients are being bumped down the elective surgery queue in public hospitals in favour of those using private health insurance to foot the bill. New official figures have revealed for the first time how elective surgery wait times in public hospitals vary depending on who is paying for the procedure.


Green tea could save lives of cancer, Alzheimers and Parkinson’s patients study finds

green tea

A compound found in green tea could have lifesaving potential for patients with a form of blood cancer, say US scientists.


News: $125m funding boost for dementia, cancer and concussion research

funding boost

Researchers and scientists trying to tackle problems in health and medicine such as cancer, dementia and concussions in sport have been given a $125 million funding injection. Research into tropical diseases, mental health and indigenous health will also benefit from the 5-year federal funding package. Greg Hunt awarded the funding to 110 projects and 232 researchers


How do you get shingles and who should be vaccinated against it?

shingles vaccination

Your risk of shingles and post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN) increases as you get older and the vaccine is currently available for free to people aged 70 to 79 years. Shingles is a dreaded and common disease of the elderly; let’s look at how and why you get it, and who should be vaccinated. By Kristine Macartney and Sanjay Jayasinghe from


Online ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ promises meds fast

The Social Medwork, a new website that sells patients medicines they cannot easily access in their own country, has been dubbed an online Dallas Buyers Club writes Judith Singleton, Esther Lau and Lisa Nissen from the Queensland University of Technology. In the movie, the character Ron Woodroof resorted to illegally importing medicines for himself and a “club” of patients dying


Be medicinewise, be involved. Take charge of your medicines

Taking a medicine incorrectly could mean you end up with too little or too much of it in your body–so you may not get the full benefit, or you could be at greater risk of side effects. This Be Medicinewise Week take the time to take charge of your medicines by asking the right questions,