health

Changing faces of Australia - Another new Prime Minister

Changing faces of Australia - Another new Prime Minister

We do change Prime Ministers a lot in Australia. The first change in Prime Minister I really remember was Gough Whitlam and Malcolm Fraser and I was eight. The first Prime Minister change my daughter remembers was John Howard and Keven Rudd, and she was nine (Do you remember the campaign slogan?). Do you remember when John Howard was Prime Minister?

Six questions to find out if you are ready for adventure

Six questions to find out if you are ready for adventure

Social interaction and social creativity are important for our health. Making sure that we have some adventure, whether it is a small part of each day, or planning a big adventure at the end of the year is vital to maintaining our cognitive and social well-being.

House of Health: Six rooms for you

House of Health: Six rooms for you

As a Health Scientist I have the opportunity to look at health from a number of perspectives. I've come to appreciate that there are 6 key elements to improving your health.

Sweet Tooth. Who me?

Sweet Tooth. Who me?

What is it that tempts you when you are trying to eat healthy foods? Or what do you feel you need when you are feeling tired or unwell? Are there 'go to' foods that aren't actually good for you but which you really really long for at times when your willpower is the weakest?

Dementia Risk is Reduced by Healthy Living

Dementia Risk is Reduced by Healthy Living

In a recent project, carried out in partnership with the Dementia Collaborative Research Centres, I asked General Practitioners and Registered Nurses working in General Practice (primary practice) what they thought would be a useful practical way to increase the utilisation of current evidence available in relation to dementia risk reduction.