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A healthy change that’s not hard to do

We all know the guilty feeling of giving up a New Year's resolution halfway through January. Here is one healthy change for 2017 that isn't too difficult to get right. It doesn't involve running a marathon or starting a new fad diet. It's a simple step, but an important one that points you in the right direction to help prevent chronic disease and potentially an early death.

Best snacks for brain health

Did you know that of all the organs in your body, it's your brain that uses the most energy? That's why it's important to feed your brain steady and nutritious fuel throughout the day.

Natural therapies – are they effective?

When Jean Hailes asked women what they wanted to know more about in a comprehensive health survey ahead of Women’s Health Week last year, 69% said that they knew either ‘nothing at all’, or ‘a little’ about, the effectiveness of natural therapies.

Matters of the heart: SBS News

In a recent article for SBS News by Amal Awad, Jean Hailes endocrinologist Dr Sonia Davison explains that heart disease is the leading cause of death in both men and women in Australia, yet it is still regarded a typically male disease.

The best diet for life and living

What if there was a diet that not only celebrated life and living, but also extended life? A diet backed with solid evidence that it could reduce your risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, bowel, breast and other cancers, and – as an added bonus – also help you to maintain a healthy weight. 

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