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WIN A $2,500 Norfolk Island holiday for 2 people

Life Begins At… is giving you the chance to enter the draw to win a $2,500 Norfolk Island getaway for 2 people.

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The truth about cholesterol…why we need it

cholesterol

We’ve all heard of cholesterol – the good, the bad, and the ugly. But what is it, and why do we need it? We speak to Professor Kerry Anne Rye for her views on why cholesterol is an essential part of our diet

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Are you a perfectionist?

perfectionist

Striving for precision may seem like a desirable trait, but research suggests extreme perfectionism is a risk factor for depression, anxiety and eating disorders.

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Incontinence: No laughing matter

incontinence

One in four Australian adults are incontinent, 80 per cent of them women. Half of these women (1.7 million) are aged 50 and under.

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Top tips to prepare for a caring role

carer

The latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics show that Australia has more than 2.7 million people in an unpaid caring role. Some of these people are plunged into a carer’s role suddenly and this often occurs after an accident or diagnosis of a loved one. For many the transition to care is much

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Is exercise the new cure for cancer?

cancer

 Including exercise within cancer patients’ treatment reduces the risk of cancer mortality by 28-44%, according to a new comprehensive review led by Associate Professor Prue Cormie, Accredited Exercise Physiologist and Associate Professor at the Australian Catholic University’s Institute for Health and Ageing.

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Manchester terror attack: travel insurance cover explained

travel insurance

The horrific terror attack in Manchester has triggered a change in travel advice for Australians headed to the UK. The terrorism threat in Britain has been upgraded from ‘severe’ to ‘critical’ (the highest of the UK’s four domestic threat levels). What should travellers do if they are visiting the UK?

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WIN: ticket to see Paulini in The Bodyguard Musical

The bodyguard

Producers Michael Harrison, David Ian and John Frost are bringing the international award-winning hit musical The Bodyguard to Australia.

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A week in Brittany

“Leaning out the window of our accommodations on the rural outskirts of Bordeaux we’re assailed by two things: a cat which wants to come in and share our comfort, and the scent of the garden. First to hit me is the strong perfume of lavender; it is everywhere. There was a mist or a bit

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Urban myth settled: “happy campers” really are happier

happy campers

The phrase “happy campers” is used in everyday conversations, everywhere.  But are campers really that happy?  Well, the stats are in and it looks like the saying “happy campers” is founded in fact.  Campers are happy!  Or at least, happier than those who don’t go camping.

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