Archive for Category: "Health"

Alzheimer’s – Australia’s Silent Killer

Alzheimer’s – Australia’s Silent Killer

Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease is now the second leading cause of death among Australians and the disease is killing almost double the amount of women as men, ANITA BUTCHER reports.

Movember for men’s health

Movember for men’s health

It is that hairy time of year again guys, and girls be tolerant, as it is all for a good cause. Movember is in full swing now, where ‘Mo Bros’ are committed to growing a moustache for thirty days of November, all in the name of mens health, CASEY GREGORY REPORTS.

A look back at Garibaldi: A preventable epidemic

A look back at Garibaldi: A preventable epidemic

In the wake of the current Ebola crisis, FLETCHER DOHERTY, takes a look at the Garibaldi epidemic in the 1990s and reflects on what has been learnt since.

A healthy sense of humour

A healthy sense of humour

Could laughter really be the best medicine? According to a new survey, the majority of men would prefer a more light-hearted atmosphere at their local GP, writes NICOLE SHOTTON.

Power outage leads to spoiled food being sold

Power outage leads to spoiled food being sold

Forty restaurants and cafes in Adelaide’s eastern suburbs tried to sell spoiled food following a two-day power outage, a new report has shown, ANNA MILIAUSKAS reports.

Violence against women on the rise

Violence against women on the rise

Domestic violence is on the rise with one woman killed in Australia every week, ELLIE JONES reports.

Shiftwork not for the faint hearted

Shiftwork not for the faint hearted

The strains of shiftwork are continuing to take their toll on workers’ sleep patterns, writes EMMA HOSKING.

These tutus are made for walking

These tutus are made for walking

A group of young Adelaide women are doing their bit to raise awareness for bowel cancer, writes FLETCHER DOHERTY.

Do you dare raise funds for blood cancer?

Do you dare raise funds for blood cancer?

This month marks the second annual Leukaemia Foundation Sunflower Dash, and this year the organisation is asking daredevils to take part, WRITES BEN ALLISON.

Positive links between gaming and ADHD

Positive links between gaming and ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a psychiatric disorder that often manifests in children between the ages of six and 12. Children with ADHD generally experience problems with paying attention for long periods of time, hyperactivity or acting impulsively. However, parents of ADHD-diagnosed children are now noticing an interesting side-effect called hyperfocus that goes against the very definition of being attention deficit, WRITES JENNIFER GRIFFIN.