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Medications, being out of your routine and not getting enough exercise can all cause constipation. Seasontime/Shutterstock

Had constipation? Here are 4 things to help treat it

One in seven Australians report symptoms of constipation, which might include hard stools, straining to poo, or having fewer than three bowel motions a week. These four things can help.
Un koala sauvé des flammes, le 2 novembre 2019 à Port Macquarie, ville côtière de Nouvelle-Galles du Sud. SAEED KHAN/AFP

Incendies en Australie : la cryogénie pour sauver les koalas

Les incendies hors normes qui ravagent la côte Est de l’Australie menacent tout particulièrement les koalas. Comment sauver cette espèce emblématique ?
Some of the key points in the Uluru Statement mirror demands first made in the 1920s, including genuine Aboriginal self-determination and an Aboriginal board to sit under the Commonwealth government. James Ross/AAP

The Voice to Parliament isn’t a new idea - Indigenous activists called for it nearly a century ago

The Australian Aboriginal Progressive Association, founded in 1924, made several demands to protect Indigenous rights, including installing an Aboriginal board to sit beneath the federal government.
Over the coming months, koalas will depend on wildlife hospitals to recover from the effects of unprecedented bushfires. Lachlan G. Howell

To save koalas from fire, we need to start putting their genetic material on ice

Unprecedented fires are devastating koalas along Australia's east coast. These sudden drops in population put the survivors at risk of inbreeding.
Have real conversations with your kids about what they’re doing, and the potential consequences of their actions. from shutterstock.com

Five ways parents can help their kids take risks – and why it’s good for them

Taking risks helps children test new ideas and find personal capabilities and limits. Here are five lessons from early childhood educators to help parents encourage their kids to take risks, safely.
If you’re a male who enjoys dairy, there’s no reason to stop having it. From shutterstock.com

Does eating dairy foods increase your risk of prostate cancer?

A recent study reported a high consumption of dairy products was associated with an increased risk of prostate cancer. But breaking down the results shows there's no reason for men to give up dairy.
Storm-damaged beachfront homes along Pittwater Road at Collaroy on the northern beaches of Sydney in June 2016. Dean Lewins/AAP

Water may soon lap at the door, but still some homeowners don’t want to rock the boat

A particular brand of climate denial among coastal property owners presents a conundrum for councils and governments trying to plan for sea-level rise.

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