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What was the point of losing all that weight if I was still going to agonise over being fat?
It wasn't until Joshua was in his late 20s that the kilos really started to pile on. Having already been through depression and drug addiction, he was determined to ensure that obesity wouldn't be his...
Common sense dictates that you can't catch obesity simply by standing next to a larger person, writes Helen Razer. So why is the topic of obesity such a source of discomfort and anger for so many non-...
A conversation about our evolving attitudes towards fatness.
Adolescent Arab-Australians are among the most likely groups in the country to be classified as overweight or obese. Ruby Hamad asks if culture and genetics are to blame or whether something else is a...
Two near-death experiences in two weeks not only changed my outlook on life, but also my concept of the afterlife.
If you find yourself having knee-jerk reactions, it could be due to an 'ego blind spot'.
For those struggling with their mental health, there's a difference between seeing a psychologist and using a text-message therapy service.
Sleep used to be a time to switch off—for rest and respite. So why was it giving me performance anxiety?
We are currently facing peak meditation pressure.
No matter how much ‘boxercise’ you’ve done in the past, that first right cross to the nose puts you back in your place.
Proneness to cry (or not) is a trait you’re more or less born with.
Seventy per cent of the earth’s population have no safe access to desperately needed surgery. Enter Mercy Ships.
Facebook turned me into the worst version of myself.
Women can be reassured their observations connecting hormones and moods are valid.
"When the GP asked me a few gentle questions, I began to cry. I didn’t know then, but I do now, that those were tears of relief."
My son is five and he’s autistic. For the first three years of his life, he couldn’t really speak or properly interact with anyone.
The “subtitles” button changed my life. In the age of online streaming where subtitles are readily available, it's strange that cinemas are not adapting as well.
The social media hashtag giving patients a voice.
The hours of 2 and 4 pm are inevitably the nadir of my day. Time stretches in front of me, a barren desert.
The growing conversation around postnatal depression still neglects the ways in which experiences of early motherhood are shaped by factors such as culture and...
There’s still a lot we don’t know about the causes, but so far the research indicates our genes and environment each have a role in driving susceptibility to MS.
Personality and mood researchers share their advice.
It's hard to resist the gut-clenching urge to gain control over the situation.