9th September is International FASD Day, a day that aims to raise awareness of the risks for an unborn child from drinking alcohol during pregnancy. It is marked by 9 seconds of reflection on the 9th September at 9:09am. As the sun rises in the east, this special event begins in New Zealand, then Australia, [...]
What happens when the bad stuff lands smack bang on your doorstep or life chucks you a curve ball? Sometimes I block out everything that makes the world not seem like the great, fantastic world I want it to be. I think I deliberately make myself busy during news time and never seem lose myself [...]
Tatts and piercings are really popular at the moment. They make a strong statement about who you are, can have some real meaning and significance to you, and we canâ€™t lie â€“ they can look awesome! But with this Thursday being World Hepatitis Day what sort of stuff do you need to consider before getting [...]
An eating disorder is a serious mental illness that involves preoccupation with control over oneâ€™s body weight, shape, eating and exercising. It can be a way of dealing with underlying unresolved emotional and psychological issues. An eating disorder is not a lifestyle choice. The incidence of eating disorders affects 2-3% of the Australian population, a [...]
The choices you never knew you had! Most female-bodied people have a menstrual cycle â€“ that is, they get their period. In a nutshell, for an average of 5 days a week (but anywhere from 1 day to 9 days) the uterus is busy expelling uterine lining and blood through the vagina. When young [...]
Confused about your period? Need a no-frills, easy-to-understand guide to Auntie Flo? Then prepare to get educated as one girl swan-dives into the magical world of menstruation!
For many of you at school, college and uni you are faced with exams, exams and more exams. Our exams topic page and managing stress section has information on how to study effectively and how to cope with results but what about preparing for the actual exam? What do you need know? What do [...]