Lissa Christopher

Lissa Christopher

Lissa Christopher is a Journalist for Fairfax Media.

Puberty blues

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Lissa Christopher Puberty is tough enough at the best of times, but even more so when it strikes early.

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Elite, rich and sick

Lissa Christopher In the 16th century, being born into a wealthy family wasn't necessarily good for your health.

Odds favour drug cheats

Lissa Christopher Anti-doping systems in sport are trapped in a dilemma that dooms them to failure.

Maiden mummy mystery

Lissa Christopher Fourteen years ago, the preserved bodies of three children were found in Argentina.

Brain gain

Lissa Christopher If you're over 55 and have a brain, the University of Adelaide would like to hear from you.

Super-toads on the road

Lissa Christopher The rate at which cane toads are spreading around Australia may have been ''massively'' underestimated.

Toughest sentence

Lissa Christopher Mental illness is highly prevalent among prison populations.

The power of onesie

Rabbit onesie

Lissa Christopher The rise of the adult onesie - essentially a romper suit for those old enough to not only recite the alphabet in its entirety but also pay tax - is a source of some consternation.

Weak Lynx feel the heat

Lissa Christopher A team of Spanish scientists has created a new survival forecast for the Iberian Lynx, and the news is not good.

Menopausal plot thickens

Lissa Christopher Post-menopausal weight gain is normal and not a personal failing.

Scratch the old remedy

Lissa Christopher Is evening primrose oil all it's cracked up to be?

Breeds for speed


Lissa Christopher Some pooches love to run, while others just like to cruise.

Computer games get kids off the couch

Happy Gamer

Lissa Christopher A new study has found quite the opposite of what you might think.

It'll grow on you

Lissa Christopher Vegetables, or at least cabbages, remain responsive to their environment long after they've been picked.

Don't chew the fat

Lissa Christopher Parents should talk to teenagers about healthy eating habits and avoid discussions about their weight and size.

Put a cork in it

Lissa Christopher Dry July has kicked off for another year.

Walk the fork

Lissa Christopher It's been proven that a short stroll after a meal is good for you.

It's all black and white


Lissa Christopher What is likely to be the first giant panda cub to be born this year emerged last week in China.

Here's the drill

Lissa Christopher Your dentist's plans to buy a new sports car may need to be put off.

Not just about them

Lissa Christopher Research shows infants as young as 10 months feel and express sympathy for others.