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Australian Red Cross looking for plasma donors

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FOR DISTRICT BULLETIN readers who are already Red Cross Blood Service donors, or considering becoming a donor, and regularly visit, or work in Canberra’s Civic and Garran precincts, why not consider donating plasma? Plasma can be donated at the new Civic Plasma Donor Centre at 4 Mort Street, or if you

How are Australians eating healthier while living busier?

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FOR THE AVERAGE Aussie, life is bustling with family commitments, a heavy workload and a hectic schedule; it’s all too easy for them to fall into the trap of eating mindlessly. Drinking too much coffee, eating multiple donuts at work, impulsively buying chips and chocolate bars from the supermarket because

Love is not a permanent state of enthusiasm

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An interview with Esther Perel From the New Yorker Festival, the couples therapist and podcast host discusses infidelity, apologies, and the problem with wedding vows these days. THE PSYCHOTHERAPIST ESTHER Perel knows how to work a room. Since the publication of her first book, “Mating in Captivity” in 2006, she has travelled

Neat to meet Pete

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Five Palerang OAMs in the same week! By John Shortis. MAY THE FOURTH is unofficially known as Star Wars Day (May the Fourth be with you!) and this date in 2018 was a significant day for me and my partner Moya Simpson. The significance was unrelated to that movie franchise though, instead it

Trust me, I’m an expert: ‘Dancing out of depression’

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How Syrian refugees are using exercise to improve mental health A GROWING BODY of research is drawing a link between mental and physical health – and the connection is much stronger than you might realise. Simon Rosenbaum, a senior research fellow in school psychiatry at UNSW, had been researching the role of

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