With codeine becoming prescription only from February 1, 2018, patients are now looking for new ways to manage their persistent pain.
As many as 3.8 million Australians suffer from joint pain. Far too many are acutely aware of the agonising feeling of swelling, stiffness and weakness in and around the joints.
We may exercise for a few days or a few weeks or even a few months, but after some time we do not have the motivation to continue.
According to research, sleeping with a snorer costs you, on average, an hour’s sleep a night. But fret no more! We’ve got some great tips to help you doze off easily,
There’s nothing wrong with wanting to achieve lots of things, but when it gets in the way of you having any breathing space, well it’s probably time to take a step back and make yourself a priority again.
Urticaria is thought to affect up to 440,000 Australians at some stage of their lives and often results in months or years of debilitating itch caused by swelling (hives). The newly launched app and website, Urticaria Xplained, can help.
Researchers have found that rates of depression, osteoporosis, diabetes, cardiovascular conditions, chronic pain and gastric disorders are higher among breast cancer survivors who have received hormonal cancer treatment.
Sleep plays a important role in your health and well-being. If you are not sleeping at least 6 to 8 hours a night, there are various aids to enhance your sleep such as mp3 music downloads.
Eating more protein, especially at breakfast, could be the key to achieving healthy weight loss, according to a new report released today by CSIRO. The latest scientific evidence supports eating at least 25 grams of protein at each main meal.
The Sydney North Primary Health Network are putting the message out this holiday season to make sure you check in with elderly members of your community who can sometimes be forgotten over Christmas and New Year.
The National Asthma Council Australia warns there’s an increased risk of getting asthma symptoms increases over Christmas and the summer holidays and have provided their top tips to help you stay well and symptom free.
Unlike so many other types of food, fish is rich in omega-3 and, depending on the species, omega-6 fatty acids, as well as a variety of vitamins and minerals such as iron, magnesium, iodine, zinc, and potassium.
Waking up. It’s an idea we dread when it comes to going to bed later than usual. So, if you’re the kind of person that struggles with keeping your eyes open early in the morning, here’s the advice you’ve been looking for.
Combining fitness and clubbing in one fun, easy-to-follow workout, Clubbercise classes are a fusion of dance, toning and combat moves taught with nightclub-style lighting and flashing LED glow sticks.
Every now and then it’s important to take your foot off the pedal, take stock of your achievements – or even your progress towards them – and reward yourself. Go on! Give yourself a treat. Go to the beach, see that movie, get that pedicure. Whoever thought that rewarding yourself could be good for you? […]
On a basic level, a digital detox is about cutting down or having break periods from the use of electronic devices such as smartphones or computers. It is often regarded as an opportunity to decrease stress or focus on social interaction in the real world.
Regardless of the lifestyle you choose to live, your health is going to be affected and sometimes, that can be a bad thing. because more to protect your health will work towards ensuring you live a long and healthy life.
Making the decision to move away from the family home and into a retirement village is a big step. There’s a lot that needs careful consideration, so we’ve put together some top tips to make your transition easier.
While most people are looking forward to the holiday season, eye surgeons and hospital emergency departments are bracing themselves for a busy time.
There are some women who experience some problems with their period. Thankfully, there are many treatments and medications that can help solve or reduce the effects of these problems.
Nosey aunties, arguing siblings, a partner nobody likes – spending the holidays with family is not always the fun and games we’re told it’s supposed to be.
Scientists at the CSIRO have come up with an innovative approach to tackling Australia’s poor vegetable intake – an app that challenges people to eat more veggies.
Today is World Diabetes Day and we’re paying tribute to Australia’s Diabetes Super SHEroes. That is all the women and girls who live with diabetes.
The Movember Foundation, the only global charity solely focused on men’s health, is driving home the scale of the global men’s health crisis by asking everyone to take a moment to consider what life would be like without the men they love.
In 2015, a study found that only 26% of UK adults consume their five a day. We know that swapping non-organic food for organic produce is an improvement that people are already adopting, but what other foods specifically can we swap?
For many women, the menopause years are often met with physical, emotional and mental changes. And often, just as you are navigating the tricky symptoms of hot flushes, night sweats or increased anxiety levels, you are greeted by another unwelcome visitor: weight gain.
Menopause was once a life stage of secrecy and mystery – whispered ‘women’s-only’ business – but thanks to more research and greater awareness, today’s midlife women can have a different experience to those of previous generations.
Halloween contact lenses are frightening Australian optometrists for all the wrong reasons due to high rates of microbial contamination which can lead to ocular infections, conjunctivitis and even permanent visual impairment and blindness.
On average, 3 out of 4 of our dental emergency patients have at least one impacted wisdom tooth. Wisdom tooth problems affect women more than men because on average the jaw bone is smaller in women.
Like conventional Braces, nearly any adult who needs straighter teeth may be treated but unlike Braces, Invisalign is virtually undetectable and it is also removable at will.
Sleep apnoea is a common sleep disorder. But did you know it can dramatically increase your risk of heart disease? Given that heart disease is the number-one killer of women in Australia, this is something you need to know about.
If you have ambitions to lead a healthier lifestyle by giving up cigarettes, you ought to consider transitioning to a smoke-free way of life by first switching to e-cigarettes. Six months from now, you might be nicotine-free thanks to quitting with e-cigs.
Provasil is an excellent example of a safe, yet effective supplement that utilizes some of the most beneficial ingredients, to offer users a noticeable improvement not only in their ability to retain and recall memories, but also to improve their ability to focus.
Now in its fifth year, Women’s Health Week encourages women around Australia to make their own health a priority. Held in the first week of September, it includes both online and on-the-ground events dedicated to getting women together to focus on their health and to start making positive changes.
The Butterfly Foundation, is kicking off this year’s Love Your Body Week with a challenge to everyone: De-objectify yourself on social media – use the My body is great because… frame and join the social media counter movement for #LoveYourBodyWeek.
In the lead up to Women’s Health Week, it’s a good time to remind ourselves of the importance of maintaining health and wellness when caring for others especially considering more than two thirds of all unpaid carers in Australia are female.
There are many health benefits of sun exposure but in moderation. The sun’s rays make you feel good and look good. However, in the long run, sun exposure can have negative health effects.
When it comes to breast health, the important thing to learn is what’s normal for you. We spoke to Jean Hailes specialist Dr Sonia Davison to learn what breast changes are to be expected throughout life and when you should seek advice from a health professional.
There are various methods that will help you keep your teeth in the best condition possible. In this article, we explain why Invisalign will work much better for you. Here are the reasons why you need Invisalign instead of traditional braces.
It’s National Pain Week and Chronic Pain Australia is calling on the Australian government to strengthen primary care for people living with chronic pain, to alleviate the emotional and financial burdens that they experience.