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Antibiotics: An over-prescribed epidemic causing "Super Bugs"?

Antibiotics: An over-prescribed epidemic causing "Super Bugs"?

September 6, 2014 | General
Bacteria health and disease Bacteria are living organisms and like every living organism, they have a biological directive to grow, reproduce, and survive. Every surface of the body and almost all of the gastrointestinal tract is covered by...
Febrile Convulsions: Incidence, prevention strategies and warning signs

Febrile Convulsions: Incidence, prevention strategies and warning signs

September 5, 2014 | Epilepsy, Infant and Children
What to expect if it happens to your child, what are the short and long-term effects? Febrile convulsions or febrile seizures can be frightening for parents. Their beautiful, otherwise healthy young child suddenly loses consciousness and involuntary...
Viral Hepatitis A, B and C: Comparisons and differences

Viral Hepatitis A, B and C: Comparisons and differences

September 4, 2014 | General
Hepatitis is a generic term that describes inflammation of the liver. There are various forms of hepatitis and a variety of causes, such as alcohol and various toxins. However, when most people discuss hepatitis, they usually describe viral...
Scientific perspectives on happiness: Six behaviours of happy people

Scientific perspectives on happiness: Six behaviours of happy people

September 3, 2014 | Depression, General, Mental Health
Scientific perspectives on happiness is differs a bit depending on who is conducting the research. When you ask physicians about the study of happiness, they look at health-related outcomes such as quality of life and health promotion.1...
Deep Brain Stimulation in Parkinson's Disease: Expected outcomes

Deep Brain Stimulation in Parkinson's Disease: Expected outcomes

September 2, 2014 | General
Deep brain stimulation is an increasingly popular, effective and safe procedure typically carried out to correct or compensate for abnormal signalling in the relevant brain regions1. It is applied to severe cases of neurological disorder that do not...
Influenza vaccination: Who should vaccinate annually?

Influenza vaccination: Who should vaccinate annually?

September 1, 2014 | General
Influenza, commonly known as the flu, is a contagious illness that affects the respiratory system including the nose, throat, and lungs. Most influenza infections cause a mild to moderate illness, but in some cases—and especially in susceptible...
Hashimoto’s Disease: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

Hashimoto’s Disease: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

August 31, 2014 | Hormone replacement, Weight loss, Women's Health
What is Hashimoto’s disease? Hashimoto’s disease, also known as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, is a type of autoimmune disease that it caused by the body turning on its own tissues. For people with this disease, their immune system attacks their...
What is a Hysterectomy? What should you expect

What is a Hysterectomy? What should you expect

August 30, 2014 | Women's Health
What are Hysterectomies?  Hysterectomies are one of the most common elective surgeries performed on women in Australia. A number of different types of hysterectomies exist and are performed for several different reasons. In addition, the...
Head and Neck Tumours - Understanding treatment strategies

Head and Neck Tumours - Understanding treatment strategies

August 29, 2014 | General, Ear, Nose and Throat
Why are head and neck tumours linked? Head and neck tumours are discussed together not only because they belong to one particular region of the body (above the collarbone), but also because they share similar causes, biology, clinical behaviour and...
Marijuana and Cannabis Extracts Treating Epilepsy: The full story

Marijuana and Cannabis Extracts Treating Epilepsy: The full story

August 28, 2014 | Epilepsy, Infant and Children
What Is Epilepsy?  Epilepsy refers to a common chronic neurological disorder characterised by recurrent unprovoked seizures. Seizures are caused by a disruption in electrical activity among neurons in the cerebral cortex, the most highly developed...
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