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Life Matters - Full program podcast

Life Matters is your guide to a better life for you, those you love and the place you call home. We're here to help you get a handle on all the important stuff: love, sex, health, fitness, parenting, career, finances and family.

Copyright: Copyright 2017, Australian Broadcasting Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

Veterans mental health, CPAP Part 4 and kids and money

Thu, 25 May 2017 09:05:00 +1000

Extra funding for veterans' mental health. Adventures in CPAP Pt4. Banks teaching kids about money.

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Tackling antibiotic resistance, living with autism and reflecting on Australian lives through oral history

Wed, 24 May 2017 09:05:00 +1000

Dealing with upsetting news. South Australian surgeon performs hundreds of surgeries without antibiotics. Presence of mind. Right Wrongs: We dared not hope. Oral histories illuminate Australian lives.

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The good and the bad of the My Health record, social media in love and faraway farming

Tue, 23 May 2017 09:05:00 +1000

Every Australian to have a digital health summary. ABC Open: Communication breakdown. Starting life afresh: Zimbabwean farmer flees Africa and moves to Australia. The Moth: Steve Zimmer.

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Iodine deficiency, the art of boxing and wellness dreaming

Mon, 22 May 2017 09:05:00 +1000

Is your diet putting you at risk of iodine deficiency? ABC Open: Vegetarian children? The Exercise Room: Boxing workout. Wellness Dreaming tells a different story.

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Best of Life Matters: Dads at home, CPAP part 3, Norman changes jobs, and new solar for old flats

Sat, 20 May 2017 15:05:00 +1000

One stay-at-home Dad bucks the trend and defends the role, tennis balls and buzzing collars fight apnoea, meet pre-millennial job changer Norman, and how a new piece of tech could change how the sun powers our high rise.

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Life Matters 19.05.17

Fri, 19 May 2017 09:05:00 +1000

Helping kids deal with death. Why we herd and how it can harm us. Modern Dilemma: When a caravan threatens your marriage.

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Stay at home dads, resisting self improvement and CPAP Pt 3

Thu, 18 May 2017 09:05:00 +1000

Dads still unlikely to be house husbands. Stand Firm: resisting the cult of self-improvement. Adventures in CPAP Pt 3.

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Educational gender gaps, eating mouldy food, road trips, career changes

Wed, 17 May 2017 09:05:00 +1000

Gender gaps in primary school achievement. Burning Question: Eating mouldy food. ABC Open: Off the beaten track. Professor Norman Drummond reflects on a lifetime of career changes.

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Strata solar, pelvic problems & sex education stories

Tue, 16 May 2017 09:05:00 +1000

A new solar way for apartments. Concern grows over side effects of pelvic mesh implants. The Moth: Sara Rosa Espi.

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Mental health awareness, the arbitrary goal of 10,000 steps, and how far plastic waste travels

Mon, 15 May 2017 09:05:00 +1000

How mental health smart are you? The Exercise Room: Is 10,000 steps enough? Plastic, plastic, everywhere.

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Best of Life Matters: sorting fitness fact from fad, CPAP and love lives, fidgeting pros and cons, and a haunted family

Sat, 13 May 2017 15:05:00 +1000

New toys have sparked debate about whether they're useful for fidgety kids, or distracting gimmicky gadgets. Separating fitness science from fitness fad, and is wearing a sleeping mask and having a love life incompatible?

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Fidgeting, invisible farmer and modern dilemma

Fri, 12 May 2017 09:05:00 +1000

What's so bad about fidgeting? Invisible Farmer Project brings women to the front. Modern Dilemma: I've been 'ghosted' by my friend and I don't know why - should I confront her?

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Stem cell tourism, Nikki Gemmell and CPAP part 2

Thu, 11 May 2017 09:05:00 +1000

How hope drives stem cell tourism. After: Nikki Gemmell on mothers and daughters. Sleep Apnoea: Adventures in CPAP Pt 2.

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What the budget means for you and living with OCD

Wed, 10 May 2017 09:05:00 +1000

Budget 2017: Moderate steps on housing affordability and funding for the NDIS. Because we are bad: Living with severe OCD. Budget 2017: Your questions answered.

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Generic medication and teaching children 21st century subjects

Tue, 09 May 2017 09:05:00 +1000

Doctors set to prescribe more generic medicines. What should students be learning in the 21st century? The Moth: Ya-Mini Naidu.

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Household budgeting, fitness crazes, and a mother's story

Mon, 08 May 2017 09:05:00 +1000

Household debt and why we should budget. ABC Open: The Prefect portaloo. The Exercise Room: Fitness trends. Dragonfly.

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Best of Life Matters: preventing dementia, tips on running better, apnoea adventures and a new indigenous cartoon series

Sat, 06 May 2017 15:05:00 +1000

Health journalist Cathy Johnson examines the latest data on dementia prevention, is CPAP the answer to sleep apnoea? One person's adventures in tiredness. The biomechanics of better running, and Little J and Big Cuz animates indigenous stories for a national audience.

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Technology and privacy in family life, aftermath of Cyclone Debbie and Modern Dilemma

Fri, 05 May 2017 09:05:00 +1000

Technology, trust and privacy. In the wake of disaster: Cyclone Debbie took half my house. Modern Dilemma: The flea circus, if the cat next door is giving your cat fleas, do you treat it?

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Consumer law changes, out of home care records and sleep anpoea

Thu, 04 May 2017 09:05:00 +1000

Better access to refunds under proposed consumer law changes. Getting childhood record-keeping right. Sleep Apnoea: Adventures in CPAP Part 1.

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NDIS therapy changes, preventing dementia and providing humanitarian aid

Wed, 03 May 2017 09:05:00 +1000

Family set to lose therapy under NDIS. Burning Question: Warding off dementia? Providing aid in an emerging humanitarian disaster.

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Prostate cancer and exercise, women flying high and a mother's memoir of anorexia

Tue, 02 May 2017 09:05:00 +1000

Combating prostate cancer's side effects with exercise. 'Women with wings'. Cold Vein: Anorexia, the monster within. The Moth: Natalia Tsygankova.

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Workplace bullying, a guide to running, and a new Indigenous animation series for kids

Mon, 01 May 2017 09:05:00 +1000

Dealing with workplace bullying. The Exercise Room: A runner’s guide. Little J & Big Cuz: Australia's first indigenous animation series for kids.

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Best of Life Matters: the syndrome of wellness, meaning in aged care, lady tradies and cosmetic history

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 15:05:00 +1000

The Wellness Syndrome. Spirituality in aged care. Architect to carpenter: the rise of the 'lady tradie'. The sin of wearing red lipstick: a social history of the modern make-up industry.

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Kathy Lette, mindfulness meditation and modern dilemma

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 09:05:00 +1000

Best laid plans: Kathy Lette on raising a child with autism. Does meditating for 10 minutes a day really work? Modern Dilemma: If a tour bus driver wants remuneration for bringing tourists to your gallery is it commission or corruption?

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Maternity ward closures, modern make-up and lady tradies

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 09:05:00 +1000

Study calls for rethink on closure of small-town maternity wards. The sin of wearing red lipstick: a social history of the modern make-up industry. Architect to carpenter: the rise of the 'lady tradie'.

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Talking to children about war, and Queenscliff's last commercial couta boat fisherman

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 09:05:00 +1000

Talking to children about war. Remembering 'The Barefoot Fisherman'.

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Teaching consent to kids, male body image, and coping with miscarriage

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:05:00 +1000

Teaching kids consent. The Exercise Room: Working out body anxiety. Miscarriage in a foreign hotel room.

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Best of Life Matters: true stories for girls, house names, apple health & repair cafes

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 15:05:00 +1000

Turning the tables on gender stereotypes in kids fiction. Home Lea: the gradual demise of the house name. Burning Question: Is two apples better than one? Repair Cafes diverting landfill.

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Turia Pitt unmasked, headphone technology and modern dilemma

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:05:00 +1000

Turia Pitt: Unmasked. Is this a new way for the noise sensitive to control their sound environment? Modern Dilemma: Should a neighbour step in when there's a fight next door?

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Self harm, gender in kids fiction and repair cafe

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 09:05:00 +1000

Making sense of self harm. Turning the tables on gender stereotypes in kids fiction. Repair Cafes diverting landfill.

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Economic abuse, apples for health, scrumping and nurturing daughters

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 09:05:00 +1000

Understanding economic abuse. Burning Question: Can you eat too many apples? ABC Open: Scrumping. Nurturing wild in our daughters.

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Dr Google, naming our homes and future sex

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 09:05:00 +1000

Self-diagnosis online. Home Lea. Future Sex: A new kind of free love. ABC Open: Father knows best. The Moth: Catherine Smyka.

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Women in Leadership

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 09:05:00 +1000

NGV forum: Women in Leadership.

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Best of Life Matters: coping with workplace change, recovery through footy, recovery through rest, and recovery from your day

Sat, 15 Apr 2017 15:05:00 +1000

How to survive work restructures without losing it. Reclink uses footy to change lives. The Exercise Room: rest and recovery. The Moth: Jeff Simmermon.

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Life Matters and suburbia: past present and future

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 09:05:00 +1000

Suburbia: Beauty, sadness and isolation. Suburban love story.

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Reclink, Alby Clarke and volunteer nursing

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 09:05:00 +1000

Reclink uses footy to change lives. Alby Clarke runs for his life. Life as a nurse on a Mercy Ship.

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Body image and the law, technology to reduce isolation and navigating emoji language

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 09:05:00 +1000

Using the law to counter unrealistic body images. Technology to assist if you live alone. The Aubergine Incident: Emoji language, where an eggplant is not just an eggplant.

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Payday loans, workplace change, threshold choirs and a really bad day

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 09:05:00 +1000

Government urged to press on with payday lending reforms. How to survive work restructures without losing it. Threshold Choir. The Moth: Jeff Simmermon.

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Catastrophising pain, rest and recovery, two ancient cultures unite

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 09:05:00 +1000

Catastrophising pain. Short of Breath. The Exercise Room: rest and recovery. Two ancient cultures unite in song.

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Best of Life Matters: tobacco scream test, scummy mummies, Arif's journey, natural sleep answers

Sat, 08 Apr 2017 15:06:00 +1000

Combating corporate influence over public health policy. Confessions of a scummy mummy. Karachi to Noble Park: Arif's journey to leadership. Burning Question: Does chamomile tea really help you sleep?

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Health and climate change, insurance claims and modern dilemma

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 09:05:00 +1000

Climate change: a turning point in public health? Insurance claims post-Tropical Cyclone Debbie. Modern Dilemma: Do you accept stuff that 'falls off the back of a truck?'.

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Millennials fighting obesity, the business of cyclone recovery and from Karachi to Noble Park

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 09:05:00 +1000

Millennials fighting obesity. The business of recovering from Cyclone Debbie. Karachi to Noble Park: Arif's journey to leadership.

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Domestic violence a global health problem, natural sleep remedies and 'Deadly Funny'

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 09:05:00 +1000

WHO says violence against women is a 'global health issue'. Burning Question: Does chamomile tea really help you sleep? Cheeky and loud, black and proud. Cyclone Debbie dashes Whitsunday wedding plans.

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Vested interests, fear of holes and scummy mummies

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 09:05:00 +1000

Combating corporate influence over public health policy. Fear of holes. Confessions of a scummy mummy. The Moth: Christine Kalafus.

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Public health in the age of populism, escaping the frump rut and Chloe Shorten on modern families

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 09:05:00 +1000

The politics of health in an age of populism. The Exercise Room: how long does it take to get unfit? Take Heart: a story for modern stepfamilies.

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Best of Life Matters: yoga science, ethical clothes, musical euthanasia and caravan secrets

Sat, 01 Apr 2017 15:05:00 +1100

Does Yoga need to prove itself? - finding the science behind Iyengar Yoga. Blood, Sex and Tears inside the Grand Caravan. A spell in hospital. Less is more: Being ethically fashionable. Assisted Suicide: The Musical.

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Racism in the health system, Cyclone Debbie clean up and lying about your age

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 09:05:00 +1100

Addressing racism in Australia's health system. Cyclone Debbie clean up. Modern Dilemma: my mum lies about her age, should I dob her in?

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Unlikely friendship, Assisted Suicide: The Musical and The Grand Caravan

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 09:05:00 +1100

The Attachment: letters from a most unlikely friendship. Cyclone Debbie: The impact on agriculture. Assisted Suicide: The Musical. Blood, Sex and Tears inside the Grand Caravan.

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Male stoicism, teenage girls and the science of yoga

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 09:05:00 +1100

The dangers of male stoicism. She just turned 14: Is it time to panic yet? Does Yoga need to prove itself? - finding the science behind Iyengar Yoga.

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Inheritance disputes, hospital delirium and ethical fashion

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 09:05:00 +1100

Avoiding family inheritance disputes. A spell in hospital. Less is more: Being ethically fashionable. The Moth: Tane Hunter.

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