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What dementia research is teaching us about diet, exercise and stress

In a segment on ABC TV’s 7.30 program this week dementia was described as ‘the tsunami that’s bearing down upon us’. So what are we learning from prevention trials?  Read this post

Thursday, November 28, 2019 | Rhonda Anderson

Challenging assumptions about older women's health

The results of an annual online survey into Australian women’s health were recently published and they might surprise you.  Read this post

Thursday, November 28, 2019 | Rhonda Anderson

Never had a colonoscopy? Should you?

A new set of guidelines recommends having one if our risk of bowel cancer is more than 3% over the next 15 years. And there’s an online calculator to help us work that out.  Read this post

Thursday, November 21, 2019 | Rhonda Anderson

Sex and the older woman

There was a lot of media coverage this month on research published about the sex lives of UK women aged 50-75.  Read this post

Sunday, July 28, 2019 | Rhonda Anderson

What we need to know about cardiovascular disease

A new report on cardiovascular disease in women provides important information for all of us.   Read this post

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 | Rhonda Anderson

Winter meals that boost our skin, muscle and joints

Surely one of the best things about winter is winter food. And it’s not just the heartiness of it. It’s that it provides terrific nutrients for older bodies.   Read this post

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 | Rhonda Anderson

Tips for a longer, healthier, happier life

Two UK women in their 50s who’d seen family members succumb to diseases such as cancer and dementia resolved to do what they could to avoid the same fate. For five years they studied the latest research and applied it to their lives. Now they’ve published a book based on their findings.  Read this post

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 | Rhonda Anderson

How to keep your thyroid healthy

Although thyroid issues are more prevalent in older women, this little butterfly-shaped body part is still a mystery to most of us. Here are a few basics we should all be aware of.  Read this post

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 | Rhonda Anderson

Can we cut back on carbs and still get enough fibre?

A New Zealand study has linked fibre with a lower incidence of diseases such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and bowel cancer. But when the study leader says this means we should think twice about low-carb diets, I think he’s barking up the wrong tree.  Read this post

Monday, March 25, 2019 | Rhonda Anderson

Prepare now to avoid this winter's flu

You might’ve heard that there was more flu than usual around this summer and that hospitals are preparing for a big winter season. So give some thought now to how you’ll protect yourself.  Read this post

Sunday, March 24, 2019 | Rhonda Anderson