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Judith Ngai

Health writer

Judith Ngai is a pharmacist and health writer who loves dogs, music, books, and helping people better understand and look after their own health.
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Manage & Recover

Articles by Judith

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What's the difference between anxiety and depression?

One in five people in Australia experience a mental health condition each year. This means there’s a chance you may know somebody affected by… read more

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Judith Ngai 16 Oct 17 Mental Health
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Antibiotics: when do I need them?

Most of us have probably taken antibiotics before, but statistics indicate antibiotics are prescribed to nearly half of the people in Australian each… read more

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Judith Ngai 19 Oct 16 Wellness
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Raise a glass for lowering your cancer risk

This Ocsober, many Aussies have raised non-alcoholic bevvies all month to help support the work of Life Education – and it could also give them a… read more

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Judith Ngai 22 Oct 15 Reduce alcohol
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Spring into spring

There’s something about the blooming flowers and welcome sunshine of spring that makes many of us feel like making a fresh start. 

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Judith Ngai 13 Oct 15 Wellness
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Bowel cancer: Treatment options

An overview of the different options that are used to treat and manage bowel cancer. 

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Judith Ngai 17 Jun 15 Cancer
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The Stages of Bowel Cancer and Its Causes

We take a look at bowel cancer - what it is and what can cause it.

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Judith Ngai 17 Jun 15 Cancer
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What Are the Symptoms of Bowel Cancer?

Do you know the key signs and symptoms of bowel cancer, and which tests you can take to screen for it?

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Judith Ngai 17 Jun 15 Cancer
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Bowel cancer screening: The gift that could save your life

If you’ve turned 50, you may have received a bowel cancer screening kit in the post. We explain what it is and why it’s so important. 

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Judith Ngai 11 Jun 15 Cancer
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Your guide to breastfeeding

Some tips if you're experiencing pain or discomfort while breastfeeding. 

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Judith Ngai 08 Apr 15 Babies
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Heart failure

Around 300,000 Australians live with some degree of heart failure. So what is heart failure, what are some of the causes, and what are the common… read more

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Judith Ngai 08 Apr 15 Heart health
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Healthy living for a healthier heart

We look at some lifestyle changes which can help improve your heart health and help you live well for longer with heart failure.

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Judith Ngai 08 Apr 15 Heart health
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Know the Symptoms of Heart Failure and When It's Time to Call for Help

Get to know the signs of heart failure that might mean you need urgent medical help.

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Judith Ngai 08 Apr 15 Heart health
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Common medications for heart failure

A guide to the types of medication commonly used for treating heart failure.  

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Judith Ngai 08 Apr 15 Heart health
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11 questions to ask your doctor about heart failure

Get the most out of your appointments by asking questions that help you understand heart failure and your treatment options.

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Judith Ngai 08 Apr 15 Heart health
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Treating and managing heart failure

While heart failure is a lifelong condition, a combination of medication and lifestyle changes can help you live well for longer.

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Judith Ngai 08 Apr 15 Heart health
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Appiness: Six feel-good apps

We test out six apps that claim to boost your happiness.

Judith Ngai
Judith Ngai 02 Apr 15 Mental Health
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Follow Our 5 Step Plan to Help Your Baby Sleep Through the Night

Newborns and good sleep generally don’t mix, but with the right advice you can challenge this assumption and be on your way to a great night’s rest.

Judith Ngai
Judith Ngai 31 Mar 15 Babies

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