Physical health and wellbeing

Resources to support you and your family's physical wellbeing.

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Public Health Updates

What is hand, foot, and mouth disease?

This disease affects children under 10 and is not to be confused with 'foot and mouth disease'.
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What is tomato flu?

Contrary to what the name suggests, this flu has nothing to do with tomatoes.
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Written by Alexander Pan
Updated over a week ago

What you should know about RSV and Bronchiolitis

Find out more information about symptoms and how it's spread.
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Updated over a week ago

What is Meningococcal disease?

Stay alert and vigilant for symptoms and act immediately if they occur.
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Concerns over bulk billing

How this could affect you every time you book a doctor's appointment.
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Written by Emily
Updated over a week ago

What is Monkeypox?

This new disease has been detected in Australia. Learn all about it and what to look out for.
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Updated over a week ago

What is Japanese Encephalitis?

Learn about this serious disease and how to protect yourself from it.
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Updated over a week ago

What is Legionnaires' disease?

The disease has been detected in Sydney so be on the lookout.
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Written by Alexander Pan
Updated over a week ago

Draught-proofing your home

Australian homes are so cold that some are falling below WHO's recommended temperature of above 18 degrees Celsius.
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Written by Alexander Pan
Updated over a week ago

Hemlock weed poisoning

There's a risk of young children getting poisoned from Hemlock due to its prevalence in Australia.
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Written by Sonder
Updated over a week ago

Men's health week

Alright lads, time to focus on our physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing.
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Written by Alexander Pan
Updated over a week ago

What is diphtheria?

For the first time this century, cases have been reported in Australia.
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Updated over a week ago

World Cancer Day

Ensure you're getting your regular check ups.
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World Health Day 2022

Get involved and celebrate 'Our health, our planet' this year.
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Written by Alexander Pan
Updated over a week ago

All about women's health

Find out what regular check-ups you should be getting at any age.
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Updated over a week ago

Take charge this allergy season

These tips can help you avoid the common allergens and your reactions to them.
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Written by Aoife
Updated over a week ago
General health information

Staying safe on a night out

What to look out for and ways you can plan ahead.
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Written by Emily
Updated over a week ago

What is asbestos?

Asbestos can pose some serious health risks if exposed to it, so learn more about this mineral and how to stay safe.
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Written by Alexander Pan
Updated over a week ago

5 ways to stay healthy and safe during winter

Don't let the cold weather get you down.
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Written by Emily
Updated over a week ago

What is tonsillitis?

Dealing with tonsillitis isn't pleasant, so we're here to tell you all about it and what you can do.
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What is ADHD?

Let's take a look into exactly what Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is.
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What is pneumonia?

Learn all about this infection so you'll know what to do if you or someone is ill.
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What is Chickenpox?

Information about the contagious viral infection.
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Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)

Find out more about the most common STIs.
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Written by Emily
Updated over a week ago

Medical check-ups

Make sure you're keeping up to date with your appointments.
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Written by Aoife
Updated over a week ago

What is HIV?

Find out more about this virus.
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Written by Emily
Updated over a week ago

What should I do if I'm sick or injured?

Sonder's specialist nurses, doctors and psychologists are available 24/7 to help.
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Written by Caroline
Updated over a week ago

Tips on how to quit smoking

Information and advice on how to kick the habit.
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Written by Aoife
Updated over a week ago

Abortion information in Australia

Find out abortion laws for each state and territory.
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Written by Sonder
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Safe food practices

Find out how you can avoid these two nasty food-borne illnesses.
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Written by Emily
Updated over a week ago

Benefits of donating blood

You're helping out other people and yourself by donating.
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Written by Alexander Pan
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Understanding breast health

Why it's so important to have good understanding of breast health.
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Written by Aoife
Updated over a week ago

Facts about drugs and alcohol

Drug use is a personal and sometimes sensitive issue, and may be difficult to talk about.
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Written by Kate
Updated over a week ago

What to know about e-cigarettes (vaping)

What you need to know about e-ciagrettes (vaping).
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Written by Aoife
Updated over a week ago

What is gastroenteritis?

Find out more about this short-term illness.
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Written by Emily
Updated yesterday

Dealing with flea and tick infestations

The drawn-out wet season in Southern QLD has created the ideal environment for ticks and fleas.
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Written by Sonder
Updated over a week ago

Contraceptives and safe sex

All the joys of (safe) sex.
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Written by Alexander Pan
Updated over a week ago

So you want to know all about sex?

Great, we're more than happy to talk about sex and sexual health!
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Written by Alexander Pan
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Looking after your skin

Put your best face forward!
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Written by Aoife
Updated over a week ago
Diet and exercise

Moving your body to move your mind

Get your body moving to move your mind into a healthier mental shape.
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Warm up and cool down exercises

Those extra minutes of preparation and care can make more difference than you think!
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Written by Emily
Updated over a week ago

Starting an exercise routine

Time to get the muscles burning and the blood pumping.
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Written by Alexander Pan
Updated over a week ago

Tips on how to start a healthy, balanced and cost-effective diet

We’ve provided some food for thought so you can get started on your healthy eating journey.
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Written by Emily
Updated over a week ago

5 ways to stay healthy as a student

It's not just about green coloured food and endless sit ups.
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Written by Emily
Updated over a week ago

Exercising and staying fit during winter

Don't let the cold stop you from getting those 10,000 daily steps in.
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Written by Alexander Pan
Updated over a week ago

Why can’t I stick to exercise?

If you're struggling to keep up your exercise routine, these tips may help.
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Written by Sonder
Updated over a week ago

Maintaining a healthy diet

Have you fallen into bad eating habits? If takeaway delivery services have become your new friend, it might be time to go back to basics.
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Written by Aoife
Updated over a week ago

4 ways to nail your work and exercise balance

It's all about getting everything juuuust right.
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Written by Alexander Pan
Updated over a week ago

Food allergies and intolerance

Have you ever wondered if you have a food allergy? Approximately 20% of people in Western countries have adverse reactions to food.
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Written by Sonder
Updated over a week ago

Maintaining your physical wellbeing at home

For good health, it's recommended you exercise for at least 30 minutes every day. Here are some simple things to try from home.
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Written by Aoife
Updated over a week ago
Sleep and Fatigue

How you can sleep better

Understand the science behind good and bad sleep.
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Managing your fatigue during the week

It sucks being tired all the time, so here's how to keep that in check each week.
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Written by Alexander Pan
Updated over a week ago

Are you having trouble sleeping?

We take a look at some common sleep issues and what may be causing them.
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Written by Sonder
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How to have a good sleep routine

Incorporate some helpful routines and sleep soundly every night.
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Written by Alexander Pan
Updated over a week ago

6 podcasts to help you sleep better

Here are some podcasts and apps that might help you relax.
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Written by Aoife
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Sleep myths busted: How your ideas about sleep are keeping you awake!

Here are 3 common myths about sleep that often contribute to insomnia.
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Sleep tips for shift workers

Discover some ways you can take care of your sleep routine when you're working shifts.
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Written by Aoife
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What you need to know about sleep deprivation

What is sleep deprivation and how can you avoid it?
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7 Podcasts for sleep, relaxation, and sleep science

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What is languishing?

Meet the term used to describe those feelings of just, well, 'blah'.
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3 ways to improve your sleep

Dreamland awaits.
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Updated over a week ago
Physical safety

Carbon monoxide poisoning

Never use outside heaters or BBQs inside to heat your home.
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Updated over a week ago

Safely meeting someone for the first time

Whether you're on a date or meeting up with an online friend, make sure you stay safe.
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Written by Emily
Updated over a week ago

Travel safely to and from work

Sonder can help make sure you're safe.
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Written by Emily
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What you should know about drink spiking

Make sure you're staying safe on a night out.
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Written by Emily
Updated over a week ago

What is sexual assault?

This article covers what sexual assault is, how it may impact on your life, what to do and where to get support if you've been assaulted.
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Written by Sonder
Updated over a week ago

Be safe this holiday season

Make sure you're taking the necessary precautions to keep safe this festive season.
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Written by Aoife
Updated over a week ago

Summer safety guide

Your guide to keeping safe throughout the summer heat.
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Written by Aoife
Updated over a week ago

Worried about getting home after your shift?

Don't worry, we'll keep an eye over your shoulder if you need it.
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Written by Alexander Pan
Updated over a week ago

Get home safely after work

Did your shift last longer than you thought? Sonder can help you get home safe.
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Written by Emily
Updated over a week ago

Safe driving tips in the holiday season

Tips on staying safe on the road.
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Written by Alexander Pan
Updated this week

How to buy and sell goods safely

We'll help ensure you're protected if you're buying or selling through services such as Gumtree or Facebook marketplace.
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Written by Caroline
Updated over a week ago
First Aid

What you need in a first aid kit

Make sure you have these items in your first aid kit.
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Written by Aoife
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First aid action plan

Use the DRSABCD action plan to assess whether someone has any life-threatening conditions and if they need immediate first aid assistance.
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Written by Aoife
Updated over a week ago

Smoke and embers in your eyes

What to do if you get smoke or embers in your eyes.
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Eye injuries

Signs, symptoms and what to do in the event of an eye injury.
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Updated over a week ago

Hypothermia

Signs, symptoms and what to do in the event of hypothermia.
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Written by Aoife
Updated over a week ago

Stroke

Signs, symptoms and what to do in the event of a stroke.
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Written by Aoife
Updated over a week ago

Shock

Signs, symptoms and what to do in the event of shock.
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Heart attack

Signs, symptoms and what to do in the event of a heart attack.
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Epileptic seizures

Signs, symptoms and what to do in the event of an epileptic seizure.
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Updated over a week ago

Diabetic emergency

Signs, symptoms and what to do in the event of a diabetic emergency.
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Updated over a week ago

Concussion

Signs, symptoms and what to do in the event of a concussion.
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Nose bleed

What to do in the event of a nose bleed.
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Bat bites and scratches

What to do in the event of a bat bite.
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Fainting

Signs, symptoms and what to do in the event of someone fainting.
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Written by Aoife
Updated over a week ago

Bites and stings quick quide

What to do in the event of bites and stings.
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Spider bites

Signs, symptoms and what to do in the event of a spider bite.
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Written by Aoife
Updated over a week ago

First aid resources

Discover first aid resources for some common injuries and medical concerns.
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Updated over a week ago