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Tis the season to be sneezy

Tis the season to be sneezy

August 30, 2017 | Allergy
Allergic rhinitis, otherwise known as hay fever, is caused by exposure to an allergen, usually pollen, and is triggered by an allergic reaction. It is currently estimated that nine million Australian adults struggle through spring and summer with watery eyes, a runny nose, itchy throat and sneezing. Allergic rhinitis can...
Preventing Allergies: When Should We Introduce Allergenic Foods To Our Babies?

Preventing Allergies: When Should We Introduce Allergenic Foods To Our Babies?

August 28, 2017 |
  Worldwide prevalence of food allergies is on the rise. Figures by the Australian Bureau of Statistics reveal that about 13% of children aged between two and 18 avoid a food due to allergy or intolerance, and data from the U.S. suggests that 4 out of every 100 U.S. children...
Why You Need To Use a Condom

Why You Need To Use a Condom

August 27, 2017 | Men's Health, Women's Health, Immune
    Sexual health is an important part of holistic wellbeing, and can have a major impact on physical health. Exchanging fluids and engaging in skin-to-skin contact is risky business – and condoms are still the most effective risk reducer you can use.   Here are the top three reasons...
How to Help Tinnitus

How to Help Tinnitus

August 26, 2017 | Allergy
Many of the causes and risk factors of tinnitus are well-known, here are some of the most common ones. The most common form of tinnitus arises from exposure to loud sounds which damage the inner ear or cochlea. Examples include listening to loud music in the car, at a rock...
Endocrine System 101

Endocrine System 101

August 25, 2017 | Men's Health, Women's Health, Stress
What do diabetes, thyroid disease, and irregular menstruation have in common? They're all conditions of the endocrine system.   You've heard of the nervous system, cardiovascular system, and the gastrointestinal system. Easy – the nervous system involves nerves, the cardiovascular system deals with blood and breathing, and the gastrointestinal system...
Urinary Tract Infections in Children

Urinary Tract Infections in Children

August 24, 2017 | Infant and Children
A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection anywhere in the urinary tract. The urinary tract includes any organs that collect, store or pass urine including the bladder, urethra (the tube from which urine passes out of the bladder), and kidneys. A UTI is caused by bacteria that gains access to the bladder by travelling up through the urethra.
Precocious Puberty

Precocious Puberty

August 23, 2017 | Infant and Children
Puberty is the time in life when a boy or girl becomes sexually mature. It causes physical changes such as rapid growth of bones and muscles, changes in body shape and size, and development of the reproductive system. In girls, the first sign of puberty is breast development. Puberty usually...
Sun spots - prevention and treatments

Sun spots - prevention and treatments

August 22, 2017 | Skin Conditions
Sun spots are the common name given for ‘Solar keratosis’ also called ‘Actinic keratosis’. They are raised patches of rough, dry, sometimes crusty skin resembling warts, with colours from red, to light or dark tan, pink, white or skin toned or in combination. They are often given the name “Keratoses”...
How to Increase Your Sex Drive

How to Increase Your Sex Drive

August 21, 2017 | Men's Health, Women's Health
A low libido can happen to anyone, regardless of age, for a variety of different reasons—including medical conditions, medications, hormone levels, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, lack of exercise and drug or alcohol use.
 How to Help Nerve Pain

How to Help Nerve Pain

August 20, 2017 | Pain
Neuralgia is the medical term for pain in a nerve pathway. It usually feels like a sharp pain in the skin in one part of your body, caused by irritation or damage to a nerve. As there are many nerves, there are distinct types of neuralgia that affect different areas....
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