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First woman to get silicone implants

First woman to get silicone implants

“Truth be told I wasn’t very excited about the idea of having the implants,” says Timmie Jean Lindsey, 80, who 50 years ago was talked into becoming a guinea pig for the first silicone breast implants. “I was more concerned about my ears sticking out than my breasts.” In the ...

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Optimism in the face of death

Optimism in the face of death

Each day I wake up feeling grateful to God for being here and for what I have. My bedroom is festooned with cards and presents from people who love me and I look out through the window onto the lawn where my 13 chickens are pecking about contentedly in the ...

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Digestion problems for women

Digestion problems for women

A survey of 1000 women commissioned by Ski® Activ®, has found 91 per cent experience bloating, diarrhoea, cramping or gas at least once a month and  55 per cent experience these symptoms every week. Despite 93 per cent saying their digestive issues impact on their day-to-day life, only 50 per ...

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Tired of being tired?

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At the end of an exhausting day, we should climb into bed, close our eyes and drift into sweet dreams. But many Australians are spending the night tossing and turning, unable to switch off from a busy day or find a comfy position. A survey into our sleeping habits by ...

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Can’t sleep? It might be your mattress

Can't sleep? It might be your mattress

If you spent last night tossing and turning on your mattress, desperate to find that perfect sleeping position, well—you’re not alone. Australians are a sleep-deprived lot, according to the latest IKEA National Slumber Survey. In the survey of over 2,400 Australians, 70 per cent of people said an uncomfortable mattress ...

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“Stress ruined my health”

"Stress ruined my health"

When Melanie Ross went through the hardest time in her life, something had to give. That something was her health and the unthinkable happened to this usually fit 37-year-old. “I contracted pneumonia, narrowly avoided hospitalisation and was bedridden,” Ross says. “I think it was because of stress.” New research from ...

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