How to Handle Hayfever

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While many people welcome the start of Spring, if you’re one of the 1 in 5 Australians who suffer from hayfever, this may be your least favourite time of the year. Hayfever is the name commonly used to describe the condition allergic rhinitis, an allergy affecting the nose and/or eyes. It is caused by contact

Fussy Eaters

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Is the dinner table a scene of tears and tantrums? It’s normal for toddlers to go through a stage of fussy eating – it’s all part of their development and a way of asserting their independence. The good news is that most children will become less fussy as they get older…. Continued

How diabetes affects women

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Diabetes

Normally sugar (glucose) levels in your blood are regulated by a hormone called insulin. Diabetes occurs when there are problems with insulin and how it works in your body. This article explores how the disease can affect women in different ways…. Continued

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Wellbeing for your health

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Life isn’t just about money. It’s also about your happiness, relationships, meaning and purpose in life, community connections and so much more. This understanding of life is called wellbeing – and medical research shows it can be important for your health. Interconnected factors Wellbeing is made up of many different factors, which can be divided

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Exercise spring clean

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A new approach to exercise called High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) can spring clean your exercise routine. HIIT is different to the traditional exercise recommendation, which involves at least 30 minutes per day of continuous, moderate-intensity activity – such as brisk walking at the same speed – performed on most days of the week. First and

Early puberty

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Puberty is when your child changes to become an adolescent. It involves: sexual organ development such as breasts, menstruation (periods), larger penis and testicle-size; growth such as increased body hair and height; and social and emotional changes.  It’s normal for each child to start puberty at different ages: Girls range from 8-13 years: average 10-11

Health hydration for kids

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The human body is 50-60% water. Hydration aims to maintain this proportion of water in the body. Water is lost from the body mostly through sweat and urine, making children particularly susceptible to dehydration…. Continued

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Medical kit for overseas travel

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For all the fun and relaxation that overseas travel promises, you should never forget that a travel-related injury or illness can be a spoiler. You can reduce your risk of this happening with a medical check up and vaccinations before you leave. It’s also highly recommended to take a travel medical kit to help you:

SSRI antidepressants during pregnancy

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Pregnancy

The decision on taking any medication during your pregnancy requires a balancing act between the potential benefits and harms. A good example of this challenge is seen with depression. Depression affects one in ten pregnant women. Treatment options include emotional and practical support, psychological therapy and medications. The most frequently used medications are antidepressants called

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Spot skin cancer

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Cancer

Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world. It makes up 80% of all newly diagnosed cancers and over 400,000 Australians are treated for skin cancer each year. Clearly preventing skin cancer in the first place is essential. But so is detecting and treating skin cancer as early as possible.

 

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