Health & Wellbeing


What to know before assessing your chances of parenthood

With a growing number of articles dominating headlines about miracle babies, in large part due to IVF, it’s no wonder people are under the impression that taking the leap to …


The perfect winter pick-me-up: lemon verbena tea

Lemon verbena is an amazing and often underrated herb that’s highly valued for its therapeutic and health benefits. Used for centuries, if not millennia, there is a long history of …


Australian actress Tania Zaetta blessed twice over thanks to IVF in Greece

When it comes to IVF success, Greece is one of the countries leading the pack with women travelling the world over to get there and try their luck. Among the …


Two Australian women are bringing the Ancient Greek baths philosophy to Melbourne

Melbourne will soon be welcoming a new relaxation and wellness space: Olympia Daily. As the name hints, it is inspired by the famous Greek Baths in ancient Olympia – the …


Thunderstorm asthma isn’t a new phenomenon

The shock death of Apollo Papadopoulos has been remembered again in the media this week, amid an inquest hearing into Melbourne’s rare thunderstorm asthma event in 2016. The 35-year-old from …


Can better hearing slow down the ageing process?

Did you know that untreated hearing loss is associated with accelerated cognitive decline and a higher risk of dementia? Recent studies have shown that untreated hearing loss is a risk …


After fleeing bombs as a child, and surviving cancer in her early 20’s, Professor Maria Kavallaris’ breakthrough research in nanotechnology is helping to fight childhood cancer

Professor Kavallaris is the program head at the Children’s Cancer Institute based at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and leads the Tumour Biology and Targeting program as well …


When fixing your teeth gives you more than one reason to smile

Nobody likes going to the dentist, but Dr Jim Androutsopoulos is doing the best to change that – at least once a year. For the past five years, since he …


How to avoid weight gain over the festive season

Clinical dietitian, Associate Professor Antigone Kouris gives her tips on making better, healthier food choices.


Greek scientists make promising breakthrough for leukaemia patients

A new study has isolated a gene which, when targeted with drugs, leads leukaemia cells to start dying.