FROM THE EDITOR
Working at body+ soul means that we get the honour of meeting some really brave and inspiring people. Tania Murphy is one of those people – the mum of two is relentlessly optimistic even in the face of a devastating health battle.
Ever since Tania received the shock diagnosis of acute myeloid leukaemia last year, at the age of 44, she and her family have been searching for a bone marrow donor to help save her life.
Despite there being 28 million people on the global donor register, Tania’s rare Anglo- Croatian heritage means that she’s yet to find a match. Nevertheless, she remains as optimistic and as hopeful as ever – “I want to be here, for myself, for the kids, for all the adventures life has to offer,” she says. “It’s been a bumpy ride but it’s mine.”
Read her incredibly moving story on page 12.
This week we also reveal everything you need to know about the codeine crackdown that kicks in on February 1, 2018, in response to the increase in cases of codeine-related addiction in this country.
Currently, more than 16 million products containing low doses of the opioid are sold over-the- counter across Australia each year, but they will soon become prescription- only. Get the lowdown on page 4.
Have a great week!