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Myasthenia Gravis

Myasthenia Gravis

September 6, 2017 | Immune
Myasthenia gravis is a long-term autoimmune disease that causes muscle weakness. The term ‘myasthenia gravis’ comes from the Greek work myasthenia which means muscle weakness and the Latin word ‘gravis’ meaning severe. In myasthenia gravis, the transmission of nerve impulses to muscles is interfered with by the immune system –...
"Mummy my legs hurt" - Growing Pains in Children

"Mummy my legs hurt" - Growing Pains in Children

September 5, 2017 | Infant and Children
  Growing pains are harmless muscular pains that affect children during peak growth times. They may be harmless, but many children and their parents could swear that the cramping (and subsequent crying) feel like they're doing serious damage. Generally (and falsely) believed to be caused by the growth of bones,...
How to Get Relief from Hives

How to Get Relief from Hives

September 4, 2017 | Allergy, Skin Conditions
  Big, red itchy welts on your body…sounds terrible, right? Some people will get a one-off bout of hives but for some it can re-occur continuously causing extreme discomfort. Pharmaceutical antihistamines are usually the go to medication of choice but it’s not really resolving the underlying issue. So what are...
The damaging effects of too much glucose

The damaging effects of too much glucose

September 2, 2017 | Diabetes
After eating your glucose levels are elevated, insulin is then secreted from the pancreas, its job is to drive glucose into the cells where it can be metabolised. There’s no doubt in anyone’s mind that too much sugar is bad news for your body. Sugar is addictive! 
The Hidden Ways We Burn Calories

The Hidden Ways We Burn Calories

August 31, 2017 | Weight loss
  This isn't your average calorie-counting article. Weight loss is big business and a multi-million dollar industry, but shredding fat isn't the only reason why you might want to keep an eye on calories. Maintaining weight or even gaining weight is an important part of staying healthy as we age,...
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...
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