Postnatal Depression

Postnatal depression (PND) is a depressive disorder that usually occurs during the first few weeks or months of having a baby. Even though this is commonly associated with mothers, fathers can also develop depression ...

Asthma

Asthma is a disease of the airways. For various reasons they narrow and this makes it difficult to get the air in and out of our lungs. It is often related to allergy and is more common in people with a family histor ...

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a condition whereby thinning of bones occurs and they consequently become brittle. Patients with osteoporosis are more likely to sustain fractures with minimal trauma or injury, for example, a rib fra ...

Contraception

Contraception (or birth control) is a variety of methods used by men and women who are sexually active to prevent pregnancy. They are also used by women to help regulate their periods if their cycle is irregular or if th ...

Tinnitus

Tinnitus is the condition of hearing abnormal noise in the ear or head when there is not sound coming from outside. How common is tinnitus? About 1 in 4 people are bothered by it, but it is a severe problem for 2% of ...

Fever in Children

Fever is a rise in body temperature above the normal temperature (usually around 37°C). Most fevers are due to infections caused by bacteria or viruses, and symptoms can include feeling unwell, feeling hot and sweat ...

Obesity

Why bother losing weight? The benefits of weight loss and improving your lifestyle are endless. Not only do you physically feel better and regain any lost self-esteem, your risks of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, ...

Skin Cancer

Each year over 2,000 Australians die from skin cancer; yet most skin cancers are preventable and the majority of them can be successfully treated, if found early. There are 3 types of skin cancer: - Basal cell ca ...

Acute Bronchitis

One common cause of a cause is acute bronchitis, which it is sudden onset of swelling and irritation of the large tribes that carry air to the lungs. It is often caused by viral infections, by may also be the prod ...