Experts

The importance of cross-cultural cancer communications

The Cancer Council Victoria explains why knowledge is power.

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Health Check

Can pets make your kids healthier?

Studies show spending time with pets could actually improve kids' health as they grow up.

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Community

CancerAid: A new tool for cancer patients

A new app brings a personalised touch to cancer treatment.

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Travel

7 tips for travelling with diabetes

Dr Jane Read shares some simple strategies to keep your blood sugar levels under control.

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Community

What it’s really like to float in a sensory deprivation pod

Recharge your mind and body by floating in a dark, soothing bath.

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Experts

The easiest way to create a new habit

It's easy to put off making healthy changes if they seem like a lot of work.

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In Brief

A new step in cancer research

Susan Clark from the Garvan Institute explains new steps in cancer research.

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Health Check

What is single sided deafness?

Here's what you need to know about single sided deafness, and how it can be treated.

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Experts

Do you really need vitamin supplements?

Nutrition expert Professor Tim Crowe explores when vitamins and supplements can improve nutrition.

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Experts

Immunotherapy and cancer treatment

The power of the immune system can play a vital role in the development of new cancer treatments.

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Community

Why you need basic first aid skills

In an emergency, five minutes can save a life.

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Experts

10 ways to treat hayfever

Dr David Ng shares things that may help soothe those sore eyes and fight off spring itchiness.

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Community

How your blood can change lives

Blood is a precious resource. Here's why we should all consider donating to people in need.

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Advice

How to keep your liver healthy

Your liver works hard to keep you healthy and vibrant. Here’s how to give it some loving care back.

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In Brief

CareComplete: Support for chronic health conditions

How Medibank helps members with chronic health conditions take positive steps forward every day.

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Community

People of parkrun: Melissa

Be inspired by Melissa's story, showing how mental resilience can guide you past adversity.

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Lifestyle

Making the decision to Donate Life

Talk to your loved ones about your wishes and register your decision online.

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Lifestyle

6 ways to keep your heart healthy

Give your heart some love and care and reduce your risk of heart disease, stroke and heart attack.

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Lifestyle

The first step to better health for Australia

Most of us think about making healthy changes at least weekly. What stops us from making the leap?

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In Brief

Australians are going to hospital more than ever before

Medibank data shows the increasing costs of hospital admissions and our most common procedures

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In Brief

Healthy partnership with Sydney Mardi Gras

Medibank are proud partners in Australia’s leading celebration of diversity, respect and inclusion.

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In Brief

5 myths about HIV/AIDS

Your understanding can generate essential change. This world AIDS day, make sure you know the facts

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Experts

Personalised medicine

Personalised medicine is promising: Here’s how genome sequencing changes the future of healthcare.

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Lifestyle

How to break the sugary drink habit

What you need to know about sugary drinks – and why you should choose lighter alternatives instead

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Health Check

5-minute DIY health check

Tune into your body’s cues with this 5 minute at home health check.

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Lifestyle

How many serves of each food group do you need?

Get a healthy balance of nutrients each day to feel bright, energised and nourished

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Guides

What is your maximum heart rate?

Your max heart rate helps you determine your target zones during exercise. Here’s how to find it.

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Guides

How many kilojoules does your workout burn?

Find out how many kilojoules you can expect to burn through different physical activities.

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Guides

How much of each nutrient do you need?

Create a healthy diet by working out your daily requirements of each essential vitamin and nutrient

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Guides

How much water do you need each day?

We all know hydration is important - but how much should you drink for a fully functioning body?

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Guides

What is Waist Hip Ratio?

How comparing two measurements can help you assess the related health risks of where you store fat.

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Guides

What is Body Mass Index?

Use our BMI calculator to get a snapshot of how healthy your weight is in relation to your height.

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In Brief

6 ways to prevent eye problems

When was your last eye check-up? This JulEYE, make an appointment to check for eye health concerns

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Lifestyle

4 health numbers you need to know

Want an overall view of your health? Here’s the basics you should track.

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In Brief

Films to fight antibiotic resistance

Film and med come together in a Tropfest-backed short film competition, with up to $10k in prizes.

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Lifestyle

The first step to better health for Baby Boomers

Thinking of making healthy changes to your life? Here’s how to set your plan into action.

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Lifestyle

The first step to better health for Gen X

You don’t need a motivational guru to get healthy, here’s some small steps to get the ball rolling.

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Lifestyle

The first step to better health for Gen Y

Are you one of 30% of Gen Y who find making healthy changes hard? Here’s how to make things easier.

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Lifestyle

Should you get a flu shot?

A flu vaccination is your best shot at staying healthy this winter. Here's why you should book in.

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In Brief

8 research projects improving Australian health care

Medibank has awarded $750K to 8 research grants focused on preventative health and patient care.

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Experts

What drives our food choices?

From mood to cost to nutritional value, a complex variety of factors influences what we eat

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Community

Close the Gap

Show your support for Indigenous health equality on National Close the Gap Day, 19 March, 2015.

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Experts

10 ways to reduce your salt intake

Most Australians consume more than the recommended amount of salt. Here’s how to cut back with ease

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Community

Checking in with The Travel Doctor

Heading overseas? Dr Gray thinks you should check in with Travel Doctor for a safe and healthy trip.

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Experts

6 ways your brain can help you lose weight

Your mind can be your most powerful asset when it comes to making positive lifestyle changes.

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In Brief

Walk 4 Water

Pledge to walk 10,000 steps a day to make a contribution to a world-changing cause.

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In Brief

Yoga for heart health

Adverse to aerobics? A Harvard University study suggests Yoga may have the same cardiovascular perks

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Lifestyle

Almost everything you didn’t know about blood types

Are you A-positive person? Health humorist Nick Snelling explores the history of blood transfusions

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Community

The role of a GP

The driving force behind Australia’s health: why a regular General Practitioner is key

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Lifestyle

9 health pledges to make in 2015

Turn over a new leaf and make a pledge for better health this year

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Community

Healthy tech and gadgets Pt. 2

Shiny new toys to boost your health, fitness and wellbeing.

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Lifestyle

The history of orange juice

Health humorist Nick Snelling documents the ups and downs of a much-loved breakfast beverage.

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Community

Health across the generations

Four generations of the Downing family share their views on health, exercise and wellbeing

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Experts

What Australians are really eating

Professor Tim Crowe takes us through what the Australian Health Survey found.

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Community

How learning First Aid can save lives

This World First Aid Day, the Australian Red Cross encourages us all to learn how to be real heroes.

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In Brief

What are the signs of a stroke?

A stroke is always a medical emergency - take a moment to make sure you can recognise the signs.

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Community

7 ways to reduce men’s cancer risk

Blue September is devoted to reducing the impact of men’s cancers by helping lower their risk.

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Experts

Chinese medicine home remedies

Chinese medicine practitioner Dr Molloy shares DIY remedies for naturally soothing common ailments.

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In Brief

Medibank Health Research Fund

Medibank is pledging $400,000 a year to provide funds for important health research projects.

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Lifestyle

7 ways walking boosts your health

Walking is a fantastic, easy way to get moving – and your body will thank you in more ways than one.

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Community

Support cancer research this Daffodil Day

Reduce the impact of cancer for all Australians by supporting the Cancer Council this Daffodil Day.

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Lifestyle

How to walk 10,000 steps

Taking on the challenge to walk 10,000 steps a day is a great decision for better health.

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Lifestyle

Juicing: the pros and cons

Make sure you're not falling into some common, less-healthy traps with juices.

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In Brief

A few minutes of running for a longer life

Running for just 5-10 minutes a few times a week can add years to your life, researchers have found.

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Lifestyle

How healthy are smoothies?

How to make your smoothie better for you

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Lifestyle

17 ways to help someone on their health journey

Looking beyond your own wellbeing can make for more gratifying and healthier outcomes for all

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Lifestyle

The history of the hypodermic needle

Causing people to squirm since ancient rome, Nick Snelling traces the hypodermic needle’s history.

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Lifestyle

What are the signs and symptoms of diabetes?

Diabetes often goes undiagnosed because the signs can be confusing. Here’s what you need to know

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Lifestyle

Healthy behaviours: an Australian report card

Many Aussies are committed to healthy behaviours, but Medibank research shows there’s more we can do

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Community

Preventing type 2 diabetes

For Stephanie Jang, positive fitness, diet and lifestyle changes helped reduce her diabetes risk.

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In Brief

Medibank Reconciliation Action Plan, 2014-2016

Launching our 3rd Reconciliation Action Plan, Medibank reaffirms our commitment to all Australians

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Experts

How unhealthy is fast food?

Professor David Cameron-Smith weighs up the nutritional value of fast food to assess.

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Community

Why middle age is just the beginning

Entertainment reporter, author and running enthusiast Nelson Aspen shares how he makes most of life

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Community

Health books: June

Get inspired to live an active, nourished life from the latest books on our shelf this winter

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In Brief

How strong muscles improve your health

Keeping your muscles in good condition can benefit your health in a number of ways.

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Experts

Low FODMAP diet for irritable bowel syndrome

Dr Sue Shepherd explains the origins of the low FODMAP diet.

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Community

Collective wisdom: Wellbeing

We bring together our favourite expert advice on living a nourished, calm and fulfilling life

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Community

Collective wisdom: Exercise

Our favourite insights on all things exercise, fitness and making active living a part of every day.

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Community

Collective wisdom: Food

Gems of wisdom from the experts, helping you make smart choices for nourishing, nutritious food

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Travel

Meet my city: Sydney

Sydney local Adam tours us round the best places to swim, jog, cycle and find some peace and quiet.

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Community

Sharing the goodness

For model, youth worker and blogger Kate Johnson, life’s a balance of self-care and love for others

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Lifestyle

What to do when you get sick

Feeling well under the weather? Why your General Practitioner should be the first place you call.

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Lifestyle

7 ways pets make you healthier

Spending quality time with pets can positively affect your mood, health and overall wellbeing.

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Experts

Hot chillies for heatlh

We take a look at how chilli turns up the heat, both in our mouth and within our bodies.

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Lifestyle

How to encourage active, healthy kids

Get the little ones moving with these suggestions from the Heart Foundation.

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In Brief

More physical activity recommended for young Aussies

Young Aussies would benefit from increasing their physical activity to meet recommended guidelines.

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In Brief

Why a country getaway is just what the doctor ordered

Getting out in that healthy fresh air reduces the risk of asthma, allergies and IBS in city-dwellers

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Community

Kiss Goodbye to MS

This May, Multiple Sclerosis Research Australia asks us to come together to support those with MS.

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In Brief

Medibank Community Grants: Life Education NT

We’re supporting Life Education Northern Territory to provide kids with drug and health education.

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Lifestyle

The history of the band-aid

Health humorist Nick Snelling charts the journey of the invaluable sticky plaster.

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Community

Health books

Curl up with a good book and be inspired! These are the latest health books on our shelf.

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Community

Good Friday Appeal

This Easter, offer support to sick and injured children by contributing to The Good Friday Appeal.

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Community

The Women’s Health Book by the Royal Women’s Hospital

Written by women’s health professionals, this book is a rich health and wellbeing.

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Community

World Health Day

World Health Day’s 2014 campaign focuses on malaria, dengue fever and other vector-borne diseases.

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Travel

Healthy eating around the world

What we can learn from other cultures when it comes to food.

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Travel

Meet my city: Bali

Discovering the healthy, clean-eating, fitness-loving side of Bali.

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