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The 80/20 approach to wellbeing

One of the myths about wellbeing is that you almost have to get everything just right for your body and mind to be healthy and well.

Gawanggal mental health unit helps patients return to normal life

The newly refurbished Gawanggal mental health unit will help Canberrans with mental health conditions resume everyday life.

Meet Sonam Choden, ACT Woman of the Year

Growing up in Bhutan, Sonam Choden says her late father taught his children the importance of respecting women, including their mother who made many sacrifices.

Embracing a cochlear implant in adulthood

Louise Irvine was managing a pharmacy in Canberra, married and raising two kids when she first considered a cochlear implant.

Self-determination vital to Closing the Gap

Self-determination will achieve better health outcomes for Indigenous people, the 12th report into Closing the Gap argues.

ANU study: Indigenous women left behind in cervical cancer elimination

Australia is tracking to become one of the first countries to eliminate cervical cancer, but Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women will miss out unless we act urgently to change this, according to a new study.

Carers ACT thanks Royal Commission for praising role of unpaid carers

Carers ACT has thanked the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety for praising the role of unpaid carers in the midst of a damning report. Lisa Kelly, CEO of Carers ACT,...

How to treat your varicose veins without surgery

The Vein Institute are specialists in the safe and effective treatment of varicose veins, with no surgery and minimal downtime.

Almost $1.7 million for chronic disease support and social connectedness in the ACT

15 local community groups and organisations will share in $1.68 million through the Healthy Canberra Grants program.

Grants to get outdoors and stay active

Local organisations can apply for funding for new outdoor equipment, nature play spaces, or learning to ride a bike or camping.

ANU invention may help prevent deaths caused by blood clots

In a world first, the Australian National University (ANU) has invented a biomedical device to measure a blood clot’s “stickiness” and “optically weigh” it, to assess a person’s disease risk. The new portable...

Death Cap mushroom warning as peak season nears

Chief Health Officer Kerryn Coleman has warned against eating or picking any wild mushrooms, as the growth of the fungus tends to increase as the weather cools down and autumn begins.
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