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...
Could you be suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

Could you be suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a disease characterised by profound fatigue, sleep abnormalities, pain and other symptoms that are made worse by exertion. The cause of CFS is unknown. Researchers speculate that contributing factors may include: viruses a weakened...
Could you or a loved one have diabetes?

Could you or a loved one have diabetes?

Did you know that as a result of poor diet and lack of exercise, around 2 million Australians are at risk of developing diabetes? Diabetes is a serious condition that inhibits your ability to produce the insulin that your body needs to convert glucose into energy....
Bowel Cancer Awareness Month-Tips to help beat bowel cancer

Bowel Cancer Awareness Month-Tips to help beat bowel cancer

June is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month, a Bowel Cancer Australia initiative to raise awareness of Australia’s second deadliest cancer and raise funds for the leading community-funded charity dedicated to prevention, early diagnosis, research, quality treatment and...