5 myths about HIV/AIDS

HIV and AIDS continue to pose a significant health challenge to communities all around the world. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a virus that attacks the immune system. It can lead to acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), a condition tha… …read more

Summer kitchen refresh guide

5 steps to better summer meals
1. Make it easy
When decide what to prepare over summer, think about what’s quick to make, foolproof and tasty, and that incorporates the bounty of the season. Don’t get caught in a kitchen with blazing ov… …read more

How to feel your best this summer

5 ways to feel good
1. Escape the heat and open your mind
As the temperature rises, some great places to seek relief from the heat are the many art galleries and museums around Australia. Whether by yourself or with family or friends, enjoy the coo… …read more

How to stay hydrated

Humble water, fresh from the tap, is a quaint throwback to schoolyard days and summer holidays spent at grandparents’ houses. Jars recycled as glasses and water from the tap have given way to trendy, new age drinks, providing an ever increasing… …read more

Second Serve

In a time when toys are second-hand news before the day is out, second-hand anything has somewhat lost its place in the cycle of childhood. The joy of passing down a beloved possession for another lifetime of enjoyment has largely disappeared – hand-… …read more

It’s time to hit play

Medibank has a simple dream: to help create a healthier Australia. And we’re starting with the people who need it most – children. This year, we’re investing $500,000 across a selection of community projects designed to get our nation&rsq… …read more

Homemade tomato sauce recipe

For every 500 ml you want to make, you will need:
2.5 kg tomatoes
40 ml lemon juice
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon dried herbs
1 500 ml glass preserving jar, with lid and band
1. Prepare waterbath preserving pot. Wash jars, lid… …read more

To market, to market

It’s 4am and Talia Smith of The Locals Market is in a van, en route to the Sydney Markets. She makes the journey every Saturday morning rain, hail or shine, to select fresh produce for her weekly vegetable bags.
The Locals Market launche… …read more

Three Blue Ducks: Real food

A focus on simple, honest food and delicious ways to enjoy it is at the heart of Three Blue Ducks – the Sydney and Byron Bay restaurants of Darren Robertson and Mark LaBrooy. We had a quick chat with Mark about the boys&… …read more

Vote To Get More Kids Playing

Kids today don’t get enough exercise. In fact, eight out of 10 kids in Australia aged 5-17 do not get the recommended daily dose of physical activity. The 2016 Medibank Community Grants are directly supporting programs that get children and you… …read more

Straight from the source

For Brenda and Terry Teh, a passion to lead a healthier life and empower others to do the same fueled a life-changing decision – to ditch the corporate world for a new venture in wholefoods.
Working in management roles in the banking … …read more

3 kids’ sports day recipes

The perfect event snack box
• A healthy wrap (for example – on top of mountain bread, spread some avocado and layer on some turkey or shredded chicken, grated cheese and grated carrot)
• Muesli slice
• Banana bread
• Tra… …read more

A bush escape

With the Glenelg Highway motoring past its doorstep and the rugged Grampians National Park looming overhead, there’s something unpretentious and uniquely Australian about the Royal Mail Hotel. When so many major arterials now bypass our regiona… …read more

The vintage art of preserving

Rebecca Sullivan of Dirty Girl Kitchen shares her top tips for the ‘granny skill’ of beautiful preserving.
1. Know the acidity of your food
The most important question to ask yourself before you begin preserving is, “What is t… …read more