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Health and Wellbeing 11 min read

A life purpose born from mother’s trauma

by Carmen Swadling

Every day in Ethiopia 27 to 33 women die due to birth-related complications. Teketo Tegegne has made it his life’s purpose to protect new mothers and future generations.

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The science behind 'that feeling' when you stop spinning

Science and Technology 4 min read

The science behind 'that feeling' when you stop spinning

by Associate Professor Rebecca Lim

Want to know why you feel dizzy after you spin around? Lend us your ear...

Tempted by pills and potions to make you look younger?

Health and Wellbeing 7 min read

Tempted by pills and potions to make you look younger?

by Professor Clare Collins

Save your cash - a healthy diet is far more effective.

Why the competitive spirit takes over in auctions — and how you can stay in control

Arts, Culture and Society 6 min read

Why the competitive spirit takes over in auctions — and how you can stay in control

by Murray Bennet

Australian property prices are soaring in a wildly competitive auction market. Here's what you need to know to stay in control.

The sperm discovery that’s set to both create and save lives

Health and Wellbeing 10 min read

The sperm discovery that’s set to both create and save lives

by Joe Frost

Aiding cancer research and helping to solve major issues with male fertility? It’s all in a day’s work for the humble sperm.

I’ve been diagnosed with iron deficiency, now what?

Health and Wellbeing 10 min read

I’ve been diagnosed with iron deficiency, now what?

by Dr Amanda Patterson and Jacklyn Johnson

From the causes of iron deficiency to supplements and side effects, here's what you need to absorb.

The op-shop funding global cancer research

Our Communities 7 min read

The op-shop funding global cancer research

by Gemma Wolk

Tucked away in Rutherford, New South Wales, lies an unassuming second-hand store whose dedicated volunteers have quietly raised millions for Hunter researchers combating cancer.

Weight gain during pregnancy: how much is too much?

Health and Wellbeing 8 min read

Weight gain during pregnancy: how much is too much?

by Professor Clare Collins, Dr Jenna Hollis and Professor Siân Robinson

Experts weigh in on pregnancy weight gain, why it's so important and tips to maintain a healthy pregnancy weight.

Why men wake up with erections

Health and Wellbeing 8 min read

Why men wake up with erections

by Dr Sergio Diez Alvarez

The hard facts about the “nocturnal penile tumescence” a.k.a. the morning penile erection.

Be Gentle on Yourself

Our Communities 7 min read

Be Gentle on Yourself

by Melinda Schneider

In 2018, Australian country music icon Melinda Schneider suddenly found herself in the paralysing grip of depression. Now she's helping other Australians find their way back from the brink.

A tale of unlikely 'iso' pals

Health and Wellbeing 7 min read

A tale of unlikely 'iso' pals

by Gemma Wolk

Meet the kindy kids and aged care residents in the Hunter region who, after months of written letters back and forth, found the COVID silver lining.