Facing your health
Cassy Small Face reading has been used for centuries to diagnose and treat ailments.
Strong v skinny
Anna Medaris Miller Research suggests that "strong is the new skinny" is only half the truth.
Facebook has started offering female staff up to $20,000 to have their eggs frozen and Apple will pay for its female employees to go through the same process from January.
Jessica Guynn Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg says the Ebola epidemic is at a critical phase and he and his wife Priscilla Chan donated $28.7 million to stop it becoming a long-term global health crisis.
John Bingham Women are losing the ability to outlive men because of the pressure of juggling full-time work and family, study reveals.
A pet parrot that spoke with a British accent when it disappeared from its home four years ago has been reunited with its owner - and the bird now speaks Spanish.
Life less frantic
LAKSHMI SINGH Spring cleaning is great, but when was the last time you undertook a mind audit?
Radhika Sanghani New research says that women who binge drink before realising they're pregnant are considering having abortions out of fear of harm caused to their unborn babies. But is their concern justified?
Yolanda Redrup Tampons can be used to detect ovarian cancer in affected women, a study by US researchers has found.
Rachel Feltman Sharing an experience might make it more intense, a new study suggests.
Katie Kenny A large-scale study shows patients experience real events after their heart stops beating.
Rachel Feltman Science is here t o back you up.
Laura Vitto Our theories of sadness have evolved significantly over the past few thousand years.
Rebecca Smith Two more women are expected to give birth by end of year after womb transplant.
Evelyn Lewin Want to feel more satisfied with life? You don’t need to change anything except your attitude.
TOM DECENT The seals are officially out to play.
John Bingham Girls as young as seven are learning to worry about their own bodies by hearing their mothers voice anxieties, research suggests.
RACHEL CLUN While there's nothing wrong with taking up a new exercise or diet regime, there are a few current fads that it's best to avoid.
RACHEL CLUN Do you like ice cream? Then don’t eat it -- at least not every day.
Your day isn't complete until you've met Popsicle and Monty.
Sarah Oakes The message is (apparently), 'if everyone else is checking out your breasts you might as well be checking them out too.
Sally Slater After all, what right have I, a privileged white girl who was handed everything on a silver platter, to be a screw-up?
Melissa Healy Breaking a sweat can feel like a lifeline when stress threatens to engulf us - so how does it actually work?
Aileen Nakhle Even five minutes of meditation can help you feel centred.
Josefa Pete Could you go a year without buying anything new? Here's how one woman is meeting that challenge.
History of contraception
Effie Mann This will make you SO grateful for your birth control.
These women's words will make your heart soar.
Matt Petronzio Birth control pills and traditional latex condoms have been among the most popular and effective methods of contraception for decades. But innovators think it's time for an upgrade — not only to increase protection, but also to establish safe sex as a basic human right.
Road testing 'Cuddlr'
Caitlin Dewey The app, which promises to connect consenting adults for safe, fun, nonsexual snuggling, relies on the same geolocation technology as Tinder, Grindr and their ilk.
Raewyn Ng Yes there are aesthetic reasons for getting in shape, but we need to look at the big picture to achieve wellness.
Yolanda Redrup A Port Melbourne cafe and children's toy shop has come under scrutiny from health experts and the state's consumer affairs body for selling "Happy Pills" to children.
Polly Chester Devasted after witnessing the suicide attempt of a loved one, Polly Chester asks why there is no support for careres of the mentally ill. Hero headline: 'I tried not to throw up, cry or scream'
Evelyn Lewin Want to be healthier and live longer? The answer may be as simple as sitting less.
Aileen Nakhle "Stay positive" - it's what we say when life throws a curve ball. But what good will that really do? Well for starters, it might add years to your life.
Sarah Laurie We breathe instinctively, yet over 97 per cent of us do so ineffectively.
Alexandra Cain Everyone experiences anxiety. It’s part of the normal range of human emotions. If you think you have never been anxious, you’re probably in denial.
The photobomb is more than a quick and easy prank — it's a work of art.
Male birth control
Radhika Sanghani Vasalgel, male birth control, could be available to the public by 2017 in the form of an injection. But would anyone have it - and would women really be able to relinquish responsibility?
Making overweight and obese people feel bad about their size does not encourage them to shed excess kilograms, researchers found.
Abby Phillip Sitting for eight or more hours a day can be deadly, so do something about it.
Lenny Bernstein Here's what a new and rigorous examination of the issue concludes.
AMY CORDEROY Young women who develop breast cancer do not get the help and support they need, and many are suffering long-term financial and emotional consequences, the National Breast Cancer Foundation says.
How Arianna thrives
Kim Knight Arianna Huffington chats to us ahead of her appearance in Sydney tonight.
Irene Maher Despite advances, ovarian cancer survival rates refuse to budge.
Gisele x Under Armour
Neha Prakash Haters gonna hate. And Gisele Bundchen's gonna kick their asses.
Michelle Fay Cortez The number of women who have both breasts removed following a cancer diagnosis has risen to more than 1 in 10, even as a new study shows the surgery doesn’t improve survival over less drastic treatment.
Radhika Sanghani Out of 1,000 women surveyed, just half of those aged 26 to 35 could locate the vagina .
Laura Vitto Kelly Gunderson got a brief — but wonderful — surprise after her mother.
CAROLINE ZIELINSKI A Italian bill that could result in fines of $67,000 for pro-anorexia websites sets a new benchmark.
Matty Silver You'd think we would all be open, relaxed and comfortable with sex talk, but often the opposite is true.
Linda McSweeny Linda McSweeny and her family go device-free in the hope of reconnecting and finding calm.
Paula Goodyer There's growing evidence that what we do to boost our health on the inside can improve how we look on the outside too.
Artist Amber Ibarreche's uses her Instagram account will not only put a smile on anyone's face, but also lend solid life advice for when you're feeling down.
Lydia Kae* One woman's experience with RU-486.
Erin McKelle I don't believe there is anything inherently wrong or bad about being fat. In fact, I love being fat.
Effie Mann But, seriously, how will we know the products work if there's no woman turning cartwheels?
Tree of life
Jackie Dent Jackie Dent explores the pros and cons of saving - and ingesting - the afterbirth.
Only the lonely
Erin O'Dwyer Loneliness is not just a sad condition - it's also dangerous for your health.
A definitive answer
Ali Benton There's theories, rumours and old wives tales... but there's also gynaecologists. So we asked one.
Clementine Ford Clementine Ford's guide to the imperfect bikini body.