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Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus: Theories of Causes of diabetes, a growing epidemic

Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus: Theories of Causes of diabetes, a growing epidemic

August 3, 2014 | Diabetes, Infant and Children
Type 1 diabetes mellitus, commonly called type 1 diabetes, is a lifelong disease characterised by a high level of sugar (glucose) in the blood. In type 1 diabetes, the body loses its ability to produce insulin....
Risk Factors for Macular Degeneration - An overview of current evidence

Risk Factors for Macular Degeneration - An overview of current evidence

August 2, 2014 | Eyes, Age related illnesses
Macular degeneration, also known as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), is a serious eye condition that causes vision loss and sometimes blindness in a large percentage of elderly persons living in the...
ADHD Alternative Therapies and the Links between Diet and Behaviour

ADHD Alternative Therapies and the Links between Diet and Behaviour

August 1, 2014 | Behaviour, Infant and Children
Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most frequently diagnosed psychiatric disorder in children, although it can also begin in adulthood. The hallmark symptoms of ADHD are hyperactivity, impaired response...
Blood in Stool: What does it mean?

Blood in Stool: What does it mean?

July 31, 2014 | Digestion
When blood is discovered in stool, whether by the patient when wiping or by a test from a health professional, it can be quite scary. In some instances, blood in stool can be a symptom of a serious condition. However, this is not always the case....
Digestive Immunity: Immune system directly related to Diet and Supplements

Digestive Immunity: Immune system directly related to Diet and Supplements

July 30, 2014 | Digestion
Research now shows that the average Western diet can actually weaken the body's immune system. An impaired digestive system can result in a variety of symptoms such as gas, bloating, diarrhoea, constipation,...
Wart Treatment Options: Have you tried everything?

Wart Treatment Options: Have you tried everything?

July 29, 2014 | Skin Conditions, General
Common skin warts, also known as verruca vulgaris, are small round or oval bumps on the skin. While they are often the same color as a person's skin, they may be darker or lighter than the skin around it. A single wart may occur by itself, or they...
Early Stage Breast Cancer Treatments - An overview

Early Stage Breast Cancer Treatments - An overview

July 28, 2014 | Hormone replacement, Women's Health
Cancer is a condition in which cells escape their normal cycle of life and death. This is achieved through a system of genetic mutations and changes that allow them to become 'immortalised' (or very resistant, but not completely immune to, cell...
Meningococcal B vaccine: Approved in Australia - Should I vaccinate my child?

Meningococcal B vaccine: Approved in Australia - Should I vaccinate my child?

July 27, 2014 | Infant and Children
Bacterial meningitis is a severe, highly contagious, and sometimes fatal infection of the covering of the brain called the meninges. Most cases are caused by the bacterium, Neisseria meningitidis. Neisseria...
Hyperhidrosis in Adults : Current Evidence-Based Treatment Options

Hyperhidrosis in Adults : Current Evidence-Based Treatment Options

July 26, 2014 | Skin Conditions, General
The main purpose of sweating is the regulation of body temperature. Sweating causes a decrease in core body temperature through evaporative cooling of liquid sweat at the skin surface. All warm-blooded creatures, like mammals, must maintain a constant body temperature for survival. In cooler environments, this...
Vomiting and Diarrhoea in Infants - Know what to do

Vomiting and Diarrhoea in Infants - Know what to do

July 25, 2014 | Digestion, Infant and Children
Vomiting and diarrhoea in infants is something that no parent wants to face, but inevitably must at some point in time. It is helpful to have an understanding of the common causes of these conditions and know the management principles that can help...
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