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Ross River Virus

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 mo ...

Anaemia

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, frequ ...

Solids for Infants

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 ...

Haemochromatosis

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 n ...

Acne

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 f ...

The Life! Program

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 fai ...

Ingrown Toenails

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 ...

Type 2 Diabetes

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 ...

The Wonder Medicine

Did you know that there is a medicine that prevents heart attacks, treats diabetes, helps depression, battles obesity, reduces blood pressure, delays dementia, decreases the pain of arthritis and prolongs life? Wouldn ...

Carpel Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a relatively common condition that causes a tingling sensation, numbness and sometimes pain in the hand and fingers. Usually, these sensations develop gradually and worsen during the nig ...

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is a degenerative condition resulting from breakdown of joint cartilage over time. It is the most common form of arthritis, commonly occurring in adults over the age of 45 years. Some of the symptom ...

Seborrhoeic Keratoses

Seborrhoeic keratoses are harmless, brown, slightly raised growths that give the appearance that they are sitting loosely on the skin. They are more common with advancing age and in those with a family history of the ...

Emphysema

Emphysema and another lung condition known as “chronic bronchitis” (persistent cough with phlegm) are both features of a common lung disease called chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The symptoms of ...

Mindfulness

Mindfulness is a process whereby we endeavour to be aware of the present moment in a kind nonjudgmental way. This is so different from the way we often practice our lives where we are often ruminating on the past or ...