Are you breast aware?

Are you breast aware?

October is Australia’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, providing an ideal opportunity for us all to focus on breast cancer and its impact on those affected by the disease in our community. Breast cancer remains the most common cancer among Australian women (excluding...
Mental health is about wellness rather than illness

Mental health is about wellness rather than illness

According to the World Health Organization, mental health is “a state of well-being in which every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her...
Postnatal depression symptoms to look out for

Postnatal depression symptoms to look out for

Most new mums experience the baby blues when bubs comes along in some form or another, but sometimes these feelings are more serious. We look at the some of the signs of postnatal depression below.   What’s normal and what’s not! It’s normal to feel emotional after...
Whooping cough- who should get vaccinated?

Whooping cough- who should get vaccinated?

Whooping cough (also known as ‘pertussis’) is a highly contagious respiratory bacterial infection of the lungs and airways caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis. The disease is most serious and highly contagious especially in babies under the age of...
SKIN CANCER CHECKS IN WINTER

SKIN CANCER CHECKS IN WINTER

Winter is a good time to get your skin checked professionally, as moles and skin lesions (potential skin cancers) tend to show less of the normal signs of sun exposure, which makes the job of identifying any suspicious lesions easier.   Did you know? 2 in 3...