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It was my slightly older cousin who first put the fear of God into me about what could lie in store with my ticker. Only in his late 50s, and not in the slightest bit overweight, he blindsided me with...
When the shirts started to fit a little too snugly MasterChef judge Gary Mehigan had always been one of those blokes who could drop 4-5kg in a hurry. A boxing nut for as long as he can remember, the 51-year-old...
At her lowest moments, you could hear it in Mum's voice that she was getting a little miffed by my regular phone calls to check on her meal preparation and how her day, in general, was going. I was in...
Julia Louis-Dreyfus has been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support in the wake of her breast cancer diagnosis. Since the 56-year-old star of Seinfeld, and more recently Veep, made the shock announcement on Twitter, her friends, family and fans have rallied...
So you've been watching your diet and exercising regularly and can't remember the last time you saw your doctor? Congratulations, you are an inspiration to us all. But now is most definitely not the time to rest on your laurels, says...
Come on guys, we can do a lot better than this when it comes to bowel cancer testing. Eighty Australians die every month from the disease, but only 40% of us who receive the free testing kit in the mail...
New screening tests could soon detect cancer relapses within days and spot tumours in healthy people up to a decade before the first symptoms appear. Scientists say they can find growths while they are still as small as a pinhead...
So, I’m not going to sleep for this colonoscopy procedure…at all? I guess should have asked that question long before they wheeled me into the theatre, which is not really a full-on theatre at all either, as it turns out. By...
An estimated 4.7 million Australians over the age of 50 currently have osteoporosis or osteopenia, with over 144,000 associated fractures recorded in 2013. Bone density loss usually speeds up during the 50s for both men and women, although it tends...