What’s your sleep type?

Last week was Sleep Awareness Week. This is an annual event that highlights the importance of having good quality sleep. This year’s theme is ‘Sleep on it: Memory and problem solving’ and [...]

How to stop stress-eating

Sally Obermeder and Ryan Phelan from Channel 7’s The Daily Edition asked Dr Helena to provide some answers. Here is a transcript of their conversation. 1. Why do we eat in response to stress? [...]

What is hidden from you?

Ebor is a small town in northern NSW with a population of 166 people. It has one café, one hotel and one waterfall. I stopped there for lunch during my 5 hour drive home from Armidale where I had [...]

What’s the Recipe for Life?

DNA stands for De-oxyribo-Nucelic Acid. It’s the stuff we inherit from our parents and it’s found inside the nucleus of our cells. (Some is also found in our mitochondria.) Recently I compared [...]

What are you doing with your DNA?

Imagine that a relative has died and left you money in a bank account. What will you do with it? Will you spend it, invest it, or leave it sitting in the account until you figure out your best [...]