Health Library Overview

Health Library Overview 2017-11-01T21:01:29+00:00

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  • pap smear

The new 5 yearly cervical screening test- what you need to know

December 13th, 2017|Comments Off on The new 5 yearly cervical screening test- what you need to know

The new 5 yearly cervical screening test- the key facts So, the new 5 yearly cervical screening test for women aged 25 to 74 has finally arrived, replacing the 2 yearly pap smear [...]

  • heart attack

Would you recognise a heart attack?

December 11th, 2017|Comments Off on Would you recognise a heart attack?

Would you recognise a heart attack? Would you recognise a heart attack? Every year, around 55,000 Australians get a heart attack, and about 9000 of these people die- that’s one per hour! In [...]

  • conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis- what causes it and how it’s treated

December 8th, 2017|Comments Off on Conjunctivitis- what causes it and how it’s treated

Conjunctivitis- what causes it and how it's treated     What is conjunctivitis? Conjunctivitis is a common infection of the eye. The conjunctiva is the clear membrane covering the white of the eye [...]

  • glandular fever

Glandular Fever- the facts about the “kissing disease”

December 6th, 2017|Comments Off on Glandular Fever- the facts about the “kissing disease”

Glandular Fever- the key facts about the "kissing disease"     What is Glandular Fever? Glandular Fever (also known as Infectious Mononucleosis) is a viral illness caused by the Epstein-Barr Virus (or EBV for [...]

Migraine

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  • pap smear

The new 5 yearly cervical screening test- what you need to know

December 13th, 2017|Comments Off on The new 5 yearly cervical screening test- what you need to know

The new 5 yearly cervical screening test- the key facts So, the new 5 yearly cervical screening test for women aged 25 to 74 has finally arrived, replacing the 2 yearly pap smear [...]

  • heart attack

Would you recognise a heart attack?

December 11th, 2017|Comments Off on Would you recognise a heart attack?

Would you recognise a heart attack? Would you recognise a heart attack? Every year, around 55,000 Australians get a heart attack, and about 9000 of these people die- that’s one per hour! In [...]

  • conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis- what causes it and how it’s treated

December 8th, 2017|Comments Off on Conjunctivitis- what causes it and how it’s treated

Conjunctivitis- what causes it and how it's treated     What is conjunctivitis? Conjunctivitis is a common infection of the eye. The conjunctiva is the clear membrane covering the white of the eye [...]

  • glandular fever

Glandular Fever- the facts about the “kissing disease”

December 6th, 2017|Comments Off on Glandular Fever- the facts about the “kissing disease”

Glandular Fever- the key facts about the "kissing disease"     What is Glandular Fever? Glandular Fever (also known as Infectious Mononucleosis) is a viral illness caused by the Epstein-Barr Virus (or EBV for [...]

Gastroenteritis

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  • pap smear

The new 5 yearly cervical screening test- what you need to know

December 13th, 2017|Comments Off on The new 5 yearly cervical screening test- what you need to know

The new 5 yearly cervical screening test- the key facts So, the new 5 yearly cervical screening test for women aged 25 to 74 has finally arrived, replacing the 2 yearly pap smear [...]

  • heart attack

Would you recognise a heart attack?

December 11th, 2017|Comments Off on Would you recognise a heart attack?

Would you recognise a heart attack? Would you recognise a heart attack? Every year, around 55,000 Australians get a heart attack, and about 9000 of these people die- that’s one per hour! In [...]

  • conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis- what causes it and how it’s treated

December 8th, 2017|Comments Off on Conjunctivitis- what causes it and how it’s treated

Conjunctivitis- what causes it and how it's treated     What is conjunctivitis? Conjunctivitis is a common infection of the eye. The conjunctiva is the clear membrane covering the white of the eye [...]

  • glandular fever

Glandular Fever- the facts about the “kissing disease”

December 6th, 2017|Comments Off on Glandular Fever- the facts about the “kissing disease”

Glandular Fever- the key facts about the "kissing disease"     What is Glandular Fever? Glandular Fever (also known as Infectious Mononucleosis) is a viral illness caused by the Epstein-Barr Virus (or EBV for [...]

Common Cold

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  • pap smear

The new 5 yearly cervical screening test- what you need to know

December 13th, 2017|Comments Off on The new 5 yearly cervical screening test- what you need to know

The new 5 yearly cervical screening test- the key facts So, the new 5 yearly cervical screening test for women aged 25 to 74 has finally arrived, replacing the 2 yearly pap smear [...]

  • heart attack

Would you recognise a heart attack?

December 11th, 2017|Comments Off on Would you recognise a heart attack?

Would you recognise a heart attack? Would you recognise a heart attack? Every year, around 55,000 Australians get a heart attack, and about 9000 of these people die- that’s one per hour! In [...]

  • conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis- what causes it and how it’s treated

December 8th, 2017|Comments Off on Conjunctivitis- what causes it and how it’s treated

Conjunctivitis- what causes it and how it's treated     What is conjunctivitis? Conjunctivitis is a common infection of the eye. The conjunctiva is the clear membrane covering the white of the eye [...]

  • glandular fever

Glandular Fever- the facts about the “kissing disease”

December 6th, 2017|Comments Off on Glandular Fever- the facts about the “kissing disease”

Glandular Fever- the key facts about the "kissing disease"     What is Glandular Fever? Glandular Fever (also known as Infectious Mononucleosis) is a viral illness caused by the Epstein-Barr Virus (or EBV for [...]

Sore Throat

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  • pap smear

The new 5 yearly cervical screening test- what you need to know

December 13th, 2017|Comments Off on The new 5 yearly cervical screening test- what you need to know

The new 5 yearly cervical screening test- the key facts So, the new 5 yearly cervical screening test for women aged 25 to 74 has finally arrived, replacing the 2 yearly pap smear [...]

  • heart attack

Would you recognise a heart attack?

December 11th, 2017|Comments Off on Would you recognise a heart attack?

Would you recognise a heart attack? Would you recognise a heart attack? Every year, around 55,000 Australians get a heart attack, and about 9000 of these people die- that’s one per hour! In [...]

  • conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis- what causes it and how it’s treated

December 8th, 2017|Comments Off on Conjunctivitis- what causes it and how it’s treated

Conjunctivitis- what causes it and how it's treated     What is conjunctivitis? Conjunctivitis is a common infection of the eye. The conjunctiva is the clear membrane covering the white of the eye [...]

  • glandular fever

Glandular Fever- the facts about the “kissing disease”

December 6th, 2017|Comments Off on Glandular Fever- the facts about the “kissing disease”

Glandular Fever- the key facts about the "kissing disease"     What is Glandular Fever? Glandular Fever (also known as Infectious Mononucleosis) is a viral illness caused by the Epstein-Barr Virus (or EBV for [...]

Period Pain

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  • pap smear

The new 5 yearly cervical screening test- what you need to know

December 13th, 2017|Comments Off on The new 5 yearly cervical screening test- what you need to know

The new 5 yearly cervical screening test- the key facts So, the new 5 yearly cervical screening test for women aged 25 to 74 has finally arrived, replacing the 2 yearly pap smear [...]

  • heart attack

Would you recognise a heart attack?

December 11th, 2017|Comments Off on Would you recognise a heart attack?

Would you recognise a heart attack? Would you recognise a heart attack? Every year, around 55,000 Australians get a heart attack, and about 9000 of these people die- that’s one per hour! In [...]

  • conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis- what causes it and how it’s treated

December 8th, 2017|Comments Off on Conjunctivitis- what causes it and how it’s treated

Conjunctivitis- what causes it and how it's treated     What is conjunctivitis? Conjunctivitis is a common infection of the eye. The conjunctiva is the clear membrane covering the white of the eye [...]

  • glandular fever

Glandular Fever- the facts about the “kissing disease”

December 6th, 2017|Comments Off on Glandular Fever- the facts about the “kissing disease”

Glandular Fever- the key facts about the "kissing disease"     What is Glandular Fever? Glandular Fever (also known as Infectious Mononucleosis) is a viral illness caused by the Epstein-Barr Virus (or EBV for [...]

Contraception

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  • pap smear

The new 5 yearly cervical screening test- what you need to know

December 13th, 2017|Comments Off on The new 5 yearly cervical screening test- what you need to know

The new 5 yearly cervical screening test- the key facts So, the new 5 yearly cervical screening test for women aged 25 to 74 has finally arrived, replacing the 2 yearly pap smear [...]

  • heart attack

Would you recognise a heart attack?

December 11th, 2017|Comments Off on Would you recognise a heart attack?

Would you recognise a heart attack? Would you recognise a heart attack? Every year, around 55,000 Australians get a heart attack, and about 9000 of these people die- that’s one per hour! In [...]

  • conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis- what causes it and how it’s treated

December 8th, 2017|Comments Off on Conjunctivitis- what causes it and how it’s treated

Conjunctivitis- what causes it and how it's treated     What is conjunctivitis? Conjunctivitis is a common infection of the eye. The conjunctiva is the clear membrane covering the white of the eye [...]

  • glandular fever

Glandular Fever- the facts about the “kissing disease”

December 6th, 2017|Comments Off on Glandular Fever- the facts about the “kissing disease”

Glandular Fever- the key facts about the "kissing disease"     What is Glandular Fever? Glandular Fever (also known as Infectious Mononucleosis) is a viral illness caused by the Epstein-Barr Virus (or EBV for [...]

Erectile Dysfunction

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  • viagra

Erectile Dysfunction-which medication to choose?

February 5th, 2017|Comments Off on Erectile Dysfunction-which medication to choose?

Erectile Dysfunction- which medication to choose? There are many medications on the market for Erectile Dysfunction (ED), and it can be difficult to know which one to choose.  Most men have heard of Viagra, [...]

  • erectile dysfunction

Erectile Dysfunction-exercises that may help

February 5th, 2017|Comments Off on Erectile Dysfunction-exercises that may help

Many men experience Erectile Dysfunction ( ED) occasionally- for example if they are under stress. However, for some, the inability to get or keep an erection firm enough for sexual intercourse can be a [...]

  • erectile dysfunction

5 medicines that can cause Erectile Dysfunction

February 4th, 2017|Comments Off on 5 medicines that can cause Erectile Dysfunction

5 Medications that can cause Erectile Dysfunction Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is a very common health problem- basically, it’s the inability to get or keep an erection firm enough for sexual intercourse. Many men experience [...]

  • erectile dysfunction

Erectile Dysfunction- 5 common causes

February 4th, 2017|Comments Off on Erectile Dysfunction- 5 common causes

Erectile Dysfunction,“ ED”  or impotence is the inability to get or keep an erection which is firm enough for sexual intercourse. Many men experience this issue now and then- for example if they are [...]

Premature Ejaculation

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  • Priligy

Premature Ejaculation- treatment options

February 28th, 2017|Comments Off on Premature Ejaculation- treatment options

Premature Ejaculation is when a man ejaculates during sexual intercourse sooner than he or his partner would like. It’s very common- many men experience it now and then. But if it’s happening frequently, and [...]

Men’s Health

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  • hair loss

Hair loss in men- causes & treatment

June 1st, 2017|Comments Off on Hair loss in men- causes & treatment

Most men will experience some degree of hair loss during their lives- many have no wish to take any action, but some may opt to seek treatment. So, what causes male pattern baldness and [...]

  • Priligy

Premature Ejaculation- treatment options

February 28th, 2017|Comments Off on Premature Ejaculation- treatment options

Premature Ejaculation is when a man ejaculates during sexual intercourse sooner than he or his partner would like. It’s very common- many men experience it now and then. But if it’s happening frequently, and [...]

  • hair loss

Hair loss in men- medications that may help

February 12th, 2017|Comments Off on Hair loss in men- medications that may help

Hair loss is a normal process which naturally occurs as men get older. It is thought to affect almost all men at some point in their life, and at least half of all men [...]

  • viagra

Erectile Dysfunction-which medication to choose?

February 5th, 2017|Comments Off on Erectile Dysfunction-which medication to choose?

Erectile Dysfunction- which medication to choose? There are many medications on the market for Erectile Dysfunction (ED), and it can be difficult to know which one to choose.  Most men have heard of Viagra, [...]

Women’s Health

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  • pap smear

The new 5 yearly cervical screening test- what you need to know

December 13th, 2017|Comments Off on The new 5 yearly cervical screening test- what you need to know

The new 5 yearly cervical screening test- the key facts So, the new 5 yearly cervical screening test for women aged 25 to 74 has finally arrived, replacing the 2 yearly pap smear [...]

  • thrush

How do you get thrush and how is it treated?

November 16th, 2017|Comments Off on How do you get thrush and how is it treated?

Thrush- what causes it and how is it treated? What is thrush? Thrush is caused by a yeast known as “candida albicans”, which lives naturally in parts of the body including the [...]

  • vaginal discharge

5 infections that can cause abnormal vaginal discharge

October 19th, 2017|Comments Off on 5 infections that can cause abnormal vaginal discharge

5 infections that can cause abnormal vaginal discharge   Vaginal Discharge - what’s normal and what’s not? Vaginal discharge is a natural fluid or mucus that keeps the vagina moist and protects it [...]

  • breast lump

5 things that can cause a breast lump

October 16th, 2017|Comments Off on 5 things that can cause a breast lump

5 things that cause breast lumps in women Finding a  breast lump can be a scary thing. For many women, the immediate worry is that it could be cancer. The most important thing [...]

  • pap smear

The new 5 yearly cervical screening test- what you need to know

December 13th, 2017|Comments Off on The new 5 yearly cervical screening test- what you need to know

The new 5 yearly cervical screening test- the key facts So, the new 5 yearly cervical screening test for women aged 25 to 74 has finally arrived, replacing the 2 yearly pap smear [...]

  • heart attack

Would you recognise a heart attack?

December 11th, 2017|Comments Off on Would you recognise a heart attack?

Would you recognise a heart attack? Would you recognise a heart attack? Every year, around 55,000 Australians get a heart attack, and about 9000 of these people die- that’s one per hour! In [...]

  • conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis- what causes it and how it’s treated

December 8th, 2017|Comments Off on Conjunctivitis- what causes it and how it’s treated

Conjunctivitis- what causes it and how it's treated     What is conjunctivitis? Conjunctivitis is a common infection of the eye. The conjunctiva is the clear membrane covering the white of the eye [...]

  • glandular fever

Glandular Fever- the facts about the “kissing disease”

December 6th, 2017|Comments Off on Glandular Fever- the facts about the “kissing disease”

Glandular Fever- the key facts about the "kissing disease"     What is Glandular Fever? Glandular Fever (also known as Infectious Mononucleosis) is a viral illness caused by the Epstein-Barr Virus (or EBV for [...]

Sexual Health

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Chlamydia- do I have it? what should I do?

October 19th, 2017|Comments Off on Chlamydia- do I have it? what should I do?

Chlamydia - Do I have it? What should I do? Chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted infection in Australia.  All sexually active people should consider regular STI checks, particularly if they have [...]

  • vaginal discharge

5 infections that can cause abnormal vaginal discharge

October 19th, 2017|Comments Off on 5 infections that can cause abnormal vaginal discharge

5 infections that can cause abnormal vaginal discharge   Vaginal Discharge - what’s normal and what’s not? Vaginal discharge is a natural fluid or mucus that keeps the vagina moist and protects it [...]

  • bacterial vaginosis

Bacterial Vaginosis- a common cause of vaginal discharge

September 21st, 2017|Comments Off on Bacterial Vaginosis- a common cause of vaginal discharge

What is bacterial vaginosis? A normal, healthy vagina is home to a variety of different bacteria. However, in Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) the balance is disturbed, and an overgrowth of some of these bacteria occurs. [...]

  • STI

Getting an STI test- what doctors check for

July 2nd, 2017|Comments Off on Getting an STI test- what doctors check for

Getting an STI test- what doctors check for Many sexually transmitted infections (STIs) cause no symptoms. That’s why regular testing is important if you are sexually active, particularly if you have many [...]

Chlamydia

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  • pap smear

The new 5 yearly cervical screening test- what you need to know

December 13th, 2017|Comments Off on The new 5 yearly cervical screening test- what you need to know

The new 5 yearly cervical screening test- the key facts So, the new 5 yearly cervical screening test for women aged 25 to 74 has finally arrived, replacing the 2 yearly pap smear [...]

  • heart attack

Would you recognise a heart attack?

December 11th, 2017|Comments Off on Would you recognise a heart attack?

Would you recognise a heart attack? Would you recognise a heart attack? Every year, around 55,000 Australians get a heart attack, and about 9000 of these people die- that’s one per hour! In [...]

  • conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis- what causes it and how it’s treated

December 8th, 2017|Comments Off on Conjunctivitis- what causes it and how it’s treated

Conjunctivitis- what causes it and how it's treated     What is conjunctivitis? Conjunctivitis is a common infection of the eye. The conjunctiva is the clear membrane covering the white of the eye [...]

  • glandular fever

Glandular Fever- the facts about the “kissing disease”

December 6th, 2017|Comments Off on Glandular Fever- the facts about the “kissing disease”

Glandular Fever- the key facts about the "kissing disease"     What is Glandular Fever? Glandular Fever (also known as Infectious Mononucleosis) is a viral illness caused by the Epstein-Barr Virus (or EBV for [...]

Genital Herpes

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  • genital herpes

Genital Herpes- from silent to symptomatic infection

February 5th, 2017|Comments Off on Genital Herpes- from silent to symptomatic infection

Genital Herpes Genital Herpes is a common sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). There are two forms– HSV1 and HSV2. HSV1 usually affects the mouth, as a cold [...]

  • PCOS

Understanding PCOS- 10 key facts

July 19th, 2017|Comments Off on Understanding PCOS- 10 key facts

Around 1 in 10 women are thought to have “polycystic ovarian syndrome” , also known as PCOS - so it’s pretty common. There are a few ways to make a proper diagnosis of PCOS- [...]

  • acne

Acne- getting the most from creams & gels

March 1st, 2017|Comments Off on Acne- getting the most from creams & gels

Acne- which creams and gels are the best? Acne is a very common skin condition- whilst it is most prevalent amongst teenagers, unfortunately it sometimes continues into adulthood. There are many good [...]

Hypertension

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  • pap smear

The new 5 yearly cervical screening test- what you need to know

December 13th, 2017|Comments Off on The new 5 yearly cervical screening test- what you need to know

The new 5 yearly cervical screening test- the key facts So, the new 5 yearly cervical screening test for women aged 25 to 74 has finally arrived, replacing the 2 yearly pap smear [...]

  • heart attack

Would you recognise a heart attack?

December 11th, 2017|Comments Off on Would you recognise a heart attack?

Would you recognise a heart attack? Would you recognise a heart attack? Every year, around 55,000 Australians get a heart attack, and about 9000 of these people die- that’s one per hour! In [...]

  • conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis- what causes it and how it’s treated

December 8th, 2017|Comments Off on Conjunctivitis- what causes it and how it’s treated

Conjunctivitis- what causes it and how it's treated     What is conjunctivitis? Conjunctivitis is a common infection of the eye. The conjunctiva is the clear membrane covering the white of the eye [...]

  • glandular fever

Glandular Fever- the facts about the “kissing disease”

December 6th, 2017|Comments Off on Glandular Fever- the facts about the “kissing disease”

Glandular Fever- the key facts about the "kissing disease"     What is Glandular Fever? Glandular Fever (also known as Infectious Mononucleosis) is a viral illness caused by the Epstein-Barr Virus (or EBV for [...]

Rosacea

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  • pap smear

The new 5 yearly cervical screening test- what you need to know

December 13th, 2017|Comments Off on The new 5 yearly cervical screening test- what you need to know

The new 5 yearly cervical screening test- the key facts So, the new 5 yearly cervical screening test for women aged 25 to 74 has finally arrived, replacing the 2 yearly pap smear [...]

  • heart attack

Would you recognise a heart attack?

December 11th, 2017|Comments Off on Would you recognise a heart attack?

Would you recognise a heart attack? Would you recognise a heart attack? Every year, around 55,000 Australians get a heart attack, and about 9000 of these people die- that’s one per hour! In [...]

  • conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis- what causes it and how it’s treated

December 8th, 2017|Comments Off on Conjunctivitis- what causes it and how it’s treated

Conjunctivitis- what causes it and how it's treated     What is conjunctivitis? Conjunctivitis is a common infection of the eye. The conjunctiva is the clear membrane covering the white of the eye [...]

  • glandular fever

Glandular Fever- the facts about the “kissing disease”

December 6th, 2017|Comments Off on Glandular Fever- the facts about the “kissing disease”

Glandular Fever- the key facts about the "kissing disease"     What is Glandular Fever? Glandular Fever (also known as Infectious Mononucleosis) is a viral illness caused by the Epstein-Barr Virus (or EBV for [...]

Travel Health

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  • glandular fever

Glandular Fever- the facts about the “kissing disease”

December 6th, 2017|Comments Off on Glandular Fever- the facts about the “kissing disease”

Glandular Fever- the key facts about the "kissing disease"     What is Glandular Fever? Glandular Fever (also known as Infectious Mononucleosis) is a viral illness caused by the Epstein-Barr Virus (or EBV for [...]

  • whooping cough

Whooping cough- why it’s dangerous and who should be vaccinated

December 4th, 2017|Comments Off on Whooping cough- why it’s dangerous and who should be vaccinated

Whooping cough- why it's serious and who should be vaccinated     What is whooping cough? Whooping cough is a highly contagious lung infection caused by the bacteria Bordetella Pertussis. It is common, [...]

  • DVT

What is a DVT and do you know the symptoms?

November 21st, 2017|Comments Off on What is a DVT and do you know the symptoms?

What is a DVT and what are the symptoms?     What is a DVT? DVT is short for “ deep vein thrombosis”- it's when a blood clot forms in a deep vein- [...]

  • measles

The Measles Outbreak- what do I need to know as a parent?

October 3rd, 2017|Comments Off on The Measles Outbreak- what do I need to know as a parent?

The Measles Outbreak: What Do I Need to Know as a Parent? What is Measles? Measles is caused by an extremely contagious virus (contagious means that it spreads quickly from person to person). It [...]

  • pap smear

The new 5 yearly cervical screening test- what you need to know

December 13th, 2017|Comments Off on The new 5 yearly cervical screening test- what you need to know

The new 5 yearly cervical screening test- the key facts So, the new 5 yearly cervical screening test for women aged 25 to 74 has finally arrived, replacing the 2 yearly pap smear [...]

  • heart attack

Would you recognise a heart attack?

December 11th, 2017|Comments Off on Would you recognise a heart attack?

Would you recognise a heart attack? Would you recognise a heart attack? Every year, around 55,000 Australians get a heart attack, and about 9000 of these people die- that’s one per hour! In [...]

  • conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis- what causes it and how it’s treated

December 8th, 2017|Comments Off on Conjunctivitis- what causes it and how it’s treated

Conjunctivitis- what causes it and how it's treated     What is conjunctivitis? Conjunctivitis is a common infection of the eye. The conjunctiva is the clear membrane covering the white of the eye [...]

  • glandular fever

Glandular Fever- the facts about the “kissing disease”

December 6th, 2017|Comments Off on Glandular Fever- the facts about the “kissing disease”

Glandular Fever- the key facts about the "kissing disease"     What is Glandular Fever? Glandular Fever (also known as Infectious Mononucleosis) is a viral illness caused by the Epstein-Barr Virus (or EBV for [...]

Common infections

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  • conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis- what causes it and how it’s treated

December 8th, 2017|Comments Off on Conjunctivitis- what causes it and how it’s treated

Conjunctivitis- what causes it and how it's treated     What is conjunctivitis? Conjunctivitis is a common infection of the eye. The conjunctiva is the clear membrane covering the white of the eye [...]

  • glandular fever

Glandular Fever- the facts about the “kissing disease”

December 6th, 2017|Comments Off on Glandular Fever- the facts about the “kissing disease”

Glandular Fever- the key facts about the "kissing disease"     What is Glandular Fever? Glandular Fever (also known as Infectious Mononucleosis) is a viral illness caused by the Epstein-Barr Virus (or EBV for [...]

  • wart treatment

What causes warts and what wart treatments work?

December 1st, 2017|Comments Off on What causes warts and what wart treatments work?

What causes warts and what wart treatments work?     How do you get warts? Warts are caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). This can affect anyone, but can more easily enter [...]

  • treatment for fungal toenail infection

Fungal toenail infections- the causes & treatment options

November 26th, 2017|Comments Off on Fungal toenail infections- the causes & treatment options

Fungal toenail infection- causes and treatment     Fungal toenail infections can be stubborn and hard to get rid of. It may cause less concern in winter, when feet can be hidden away [...]

Skin conditions

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  • pap smear

The new 5 yearly cervical screening test- what you need to know

December 13th, 2017|Comments Off on The new 5 yearly cervical screening test- what you need to know

The new 5 yearly cervical screening test- the key facts So, the new 5 yearly cervical screening test for women aged 25 to 74 has finally arrived, replacing the 2 yearly pap smear [...]

  • heart attack

Would you recognise a heart attack?

December 11th, 2017|Comments Off on Would you recognise a heart attack?

Would you recognise a heart attack? Would you recognise a heart attack? Every year, around 55,000 Australians get a heart attack, and about 9000 of these people die- that’s one per hour! In [...]

  • conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis- what causes it and how it’s treated

December 8th, 2017|Comments Off on Conjunctivitis- what causes it and how it’s treated

Conjunctivitis- what causes it and how it's treated     What is conjunctivitis? Conjunctivitis is a common infection of the eye. The conjunctiva is the clear membrane covering the white of the eye [...]

  • glandular fever

Glandular Fever- the facts about the “kissing disease”

December 6th, 2017|Comments Off on Glandular Fever- the facts about the “kissing disease”

Glandular Fever- the key facts about the "kissing disease"     What is Glandular Fever? Glandular Fever (also known as Infectious Mononucleosis) is a viral illness caused by the Epstein-Barr Virus (or EBV for [...]

Hair loss in men

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  • hair loss

Hair loss in men- causes & treatment

June 1st, 2017|Comments Off on Hair loss in men- causes & treatment

Most men will experience some degree of hair loss during their lives- many have no wish to take any action, but some may opt to seek treatment. So, what causes male pattern baldness and [...]

  • hair loss

Hair loss in men- medications that may help

February 12th, 2017|Comments Off on Hair loss in men- medications that may help

Hair loss is a normal process which naturally occurs as men get older. It is thought to affect almost all men at some point in their life, and at least half of all men [...]

Sleep Apnoea and Sleep Disorders

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  • insomnia sleep study

Melatonin- does it work and is it safe?

May 18th, 2017|Comments Off on Melatonin- does it work and is it safe?

Melatonin- does it work and is it safe? Insomnia is not much fun. And having a child in the house who won’t sleep can be distressing and exhausting for the entire family. [...]

  • insomnia

How to tackle insomnia

April 18th, 2017|Comments Off on How to tackle insomnia

Insomnia means difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, or a tendency to wake up early in the morning and being unable to return to sleep. The ideal amount of sleep varies from person to person, [...]

  • snoring

Snoring- could it be sleep apnoea?

April 17th, 2017|Comments Off on Snoring- could it be sleep apnoea?

Snoring happens when the throat relaxes during sleep, leading to irregular airflow and vibration of the airways. There are several factors that can lead to snoring, including the anatomy of the mouth and throat, [...]

  • sleep apnoea

Sleep Apnoea- understanding this common sleep disorder

April 3rd, 2017|Comments Off on Sleep Apnoea- understanding this common sleep disorder

Obstructive Sleep Apnoea or OSA (pronounced " sleep apnia", and spelt "sleep apnea" in the U.S) is a breathing condition that affects people when they sleep. It’s common - as many as 4 in [...]

Workplace Health

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Common health issues faced by tradies

August 24th, 2017|Comments Off on Common health issues faced by tradies

Tradies face many challenges to their health. Whilst physical injury is often the first thing that springs to mind, there are many other health issues that need to be considered. With around 9% of [...]

  • shift work

Shift work- the negative effects on health

April 10th, 2017|Comments Off on Shift work- the negative effects on health

Shift work is any job that is done outside normal daylight hours. It doesn’t have to be overnight to qualify- for example, a gym instructor who works early mornings and evenings would qualify as [...]

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The new 5 yearly cervical screening test- what you need to know

December 13th, 2017|Comments Off on The new 5 yearly cervical screening test- what you need to know

The new 5 yearly cervical screening test- the key facts So, the new 5 yearly cervical screening test for women aged 25 to 74 has finally arrived, replacing the 2 yearly pap smear [...]

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Would you recognise a heart attack?

December 11th, 2017|Comments Off on Would you recognise a heart attack?

Would you recognise a heart attack? Would you recognise a heart attack? Every year, around 55,000 Australians get a heart attack, and about 9000 of these people die- that’s one per hour! In [...]

  • conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis- what causes it and how it’s treated

December 8th, 2017|Comments Off on Conjunctivitis- what causes it and how it’s treated

Conjunctivitis- what causes it and how it's treated     What is conjunctivitis? Conjunctivitis is a common infection of the eye. The conjunctiva is the clear membrane covering the white of the eye [...]

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Glandular Fever- the facts about the “kissing disease”

December 6th, 2017|Comments Off on Glandular Fever- the facts about the “kissing disease”

Glandular Fever- the key facts about the "kissing disease"     What is Glandular Fever? Glandular Fever (also known as Infectious Mononucleosis) is a viral illness caused by the Epstein-Barr Virus (or EBV for [...]