Some of us have outrageous conversations with our family and friends. And this conversation between Movember co-founders Adam Garone, his brother Travis and their mates Luke Slattery and Justin Coghlan is no different. In 2003 they had the brilliant idea of bringing back the iconic moustache as a fashion trend from past decades. It would go on to become the face of men’s health—literally! Could you imagine if it was any different? Continue reading “How Movember co-founder Adam Garone finds genuine fulfilment by being of service to others”
David Duong, a Harvard-trained physician, was five-years-old when him and his family migrated from Vietnam to the US in the early ‘90s. His experience of growing up in a migrant family is reflected as compassion for his patients in Boston and Vietnam. Continue reading “Why human connection and caregiving are powerful resources in promoting exceptional healthcare, according to David Duong, MD”
As a little girl, pediatrician Lucy Marcil knew she wanted to be a doctor. The human body fascinated her, having studied its shapes and discrepancies with her archeologist mother. But she was a sensitive child, she says, and her deep concern for others is what led her down an unconventional career path. Continue reading “How Dr. Lucy Marcil is Changing Lives Through Medical Care and Tax Preparation”
I had the pleasure of speaking with Kate Hansen, cast member from the organ donation documentary Dying to Live about life on the waiting list. Continue reading “Dying to Live cast member Kate Hansen has been on the transplant waiting list for six years”
Whilst things like eating well and regular physical activity are important, the quality but not necessarily the quantity of the people in your life also contribute significantly to your health. Continue reading “3 lessons on living a good life from an 80-year long Harvard study on happiness and wellbeing”
Zaidee Turner, a 7-year old from Shepparton, Victoria, is the youngest organ and tissue donor in Australia’s history. Now more than a decade later she has the nation talking about the life-saving qualities of transplants through Zaidee’s Rainbow Foundation. Continue reading “How 7-year old Zaidee Turner saved numerous lives and inspired Australia to speak about organ and tissue donation”
Coss Marte is proof that second chances in life are possible. He went from being imprisoned for dealing drugs to starting his own fitness company, ConBody, in New York City inspired by the workout regime he developed when he did his time. Continue reading “Coss Marte, former inmate turned CEO, is helping people in New York and around the world improve their fitness”
I had the pleasure of interviewing bionic actress Angel Giuffria about growing up without a left arm, biomechatronics, acting, discrimination and her research in psychology.
She was such a lovely person to interview. We shared plenty of laughs and nerdy talk about prosthetic limb technology. There are also beautiful moments where the interview becomes more personal and emotive.
Louise Delage, a 25-year old Parisian woman, rose to fame when she hit the Instagram scene on the 1st of August this year. She enjoys a glamorous life of food, drinks, friends and travel. In just a few months she attracted more than 17,000 followers. So, who is she? Continue reading Who is this French Instagram star and what is her hidden public health message?
Millions of people around the world still do not have access to early cancer detection methods. Research has shown that detecting cancer early can lead to greater treatment outcomes and quality of life. Early detection is the closest we have to a cure. Continue reading Smartphones could change the way population cancer screening is done in the future