Ross River Virus was first recognised in Northern Australia, and now there have been cases diagnosed as far south as Melbourne. Its movement south is associated with climate change, and it is likely to become much more frequent as our world warms. It is transmitted by mosquitoes and is an illness characterised by fever, aching … Read more

Anaemia is a deficiency in the number or quality of red blood cells, which carry oxygen around the body. Depending on the severity, the symptoms of anaemia may include pale skin, fatigue/weakness, breathlessness, frequent headaches, racing heart/palpitations, concentration difficulties, cracked or reddened tongue, loss of appetite and strange food cravings. Causes of anaemia include impaired … Read more

How to Introduce Solid Foods to Infants? Starting solids for your infant can be a daunting time for you. When should you start? How should you start? Is it safe to introduce nuts or eggs to your child if their sibling or parent has a food allergy? These are common questions which arise when thinking … Read more

Haemochromatosis (iron overload disorder) is one of the most common hereditary diseases. Around one in 200 Caucasian Australians have a genetic predisposition to this disease. It is more common in people of Celtic or northern European descent. Haemochromatosis is a condition that causes excess iron to build up in the body. Too much iron in … Read more

Acne is a very common skin condition that usually begins in adolescence. The hair follicle and its associated oil gland become blocked and inflamed. Whiteheads, blackheads and inflamed pus-filled spots develop on the face, neck, back and chest because this is where oil glands are largest and most active. There are a few known causes … Read more

Diabetes is often called the ‘silent killer’ as many people do not have any symptoms until it is too late. As diabetes progresses, patients may develop complications which include heart attack, stroke, kidney failure, nerve damage and even blindness. As the old saying goes, prevention is always better than cure. Euroa Medical is pleased to … Read more

An ingrown toenail occurs when the edges of the toenail dig into the skin next to the nail. This can often lead to infection causing pain, redness and swelling of the affected toes. Any toes can have ingrown toenails, but the big toes are most commonly affected. Home remedies for ingrown toenails involve regular soaking … Read more

Diabetes is a chronic condition in which the levels of glucose (sugar) in the blood are too high. Blood glucose levels are normally regulated by the hormone insulin, which is made by the pancreas. Diabetes occurs when there is a problem with this hormone and how it works in the body. Type 2 diabetes, the … Read more

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