Health & Wellbeing

Life

Elafonisos survey reveals worrying obesity trends for rest of Greece

A survey has found that a small Greek island off the coast of Peloponnisos is making the news for the wrong reasons. The residents who have opted for mostly sedentary, …

News

New project seeks Greek carers of loved ones with dementia

As the first generation of Greek Australians age, the prevalence of dementia is on the rise. The National Institute of Dementia Research projects the condition will increase by more than …

Features

How the ‘evil eye’ helps Greek Australians when it comes to health and recovery

When Dr Maria Irini Avgoulas’ father suffered a heart attack and survived she used the trauma as inspiration to conduct ground-breaking research in the understanding of culture and health. Since …

Features

This Greek Australian father is trying to combat isolation among autistic adults

Steve Drakoulis’ son George was diagnosed with autism at two-and-a-half. At that stage, the father of two knew next to nothing about autism. “All you know is that it’s supposed …

Life

What does ‘dying well’ mean and look like to you?

What does a good death look like? What does it mean for different communities? These were the questions at the centre of the Municipal Association of Victoria State-wide Forum, which …

Dialogue

20 months since her diagnosis, Maria Kampyli unites to fight cancer

My relationship with cancer is a strange one; one of both hatred and respect. From the first moment I started to receive the good news after the surgery, not once …

Life

Gourmet Greek products delivered to your doorstep

Every time Vasileios Dachris returned to Australia from holidaying in Greece, he would set out trying to find a piece of home – of the culinary variety – but found …

Life

Find out why Greek Australians are flocking to this special form of meditation

Soon after moving to Australia from Greece in his 20s, Bill Thodori found his health was suddenly collapsing. Weeks of feeling light-headed and dizzy turned into months, and he eventually …

News

First national youth-led campaign in support of pill testing launched in Australia

Young Australians have launched a campaign calling on politicians to introduce pill testing in a bid to prevent drug overdose. The first national campaign of its kind, #BeHeardNotHarmed was launched …

Life

The Wild Olive launches Early Harvest

In Ancient Greece, concepts of ‘νοῦς ὑγιής ἐν σώματι ὑγιεῖ‘ (a healthy mind in a healthy body), ensured that the ancients were very specific when it came to the ‘fuel’ …