health--medical

  • Two ways to improve an elderly relative's physical and mental wellbeing

    The aging process and the decline in health that often accompanies it can have a huge impact on an older person's quality of life. It can affect their mobility levels, their independence and their mental well-being. If you have an elderly relative and are concerned about their health (both physical and mental), here are a couple of things you can do to help them. Have their hearing tested As people age, they often find that their hearing deteriorates; this is referred to as presbycusis. [Read More]

  • To Avoid Back Injuries Don't Do These Five Things When You Start Weightlifting

    Weightlifting can be hard on your back, but with the right precautions, this workout can be rewarding and strength-building without leading to any sports injuries. Wondering what you should avoid to protect your back? Here are five things new weight lifters should not do. 1. Don't start with the most  dangerous moves. There are a lot of different options when you start weight lifting, and to be on the safe side, you may want to avoid some of the most risky moves until you are a bit more experienced. [Read More]

  • Dental Care Tips to Prevent Paediatric Toothache

    Dental emergencies are often painful, and they can occur at any time of the day irrespective of the hour. A dental emergency is generally regarded as any tooth- or mouth-related injury that requires immediate medical attention, ranging from loose or dislodged teeth, to avulsed or knocked-out teeth, to chipped or broken teeth, to lost filling, to broken dentures, to painful tooth infections, and so forth.  Toothache resulting from tooth decay is a common problem in emergency paediatric dentistry. [Read More]

  • Symptoms That Could Indicate Early Onset Diabetes in Your Child

    Diabetes is typically though of as an adult illness. The truth of the matter though is that anyone, no matter your age, can have early onset diabetes. The sad news is that there is not much you can do to prevent early onset diabetes in your child. However, knowing what symptoms to look out for could lead to early detection and treatment of this illness. It is prudent to know the signs of diabetes so as to prevent a diabetic complication known as diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). [Read More]

  • Should You Give Birth in a Public Hospital, Private Hospital, or at Home?

    Becoming pregnant with your first child is an incredibly exciting time in your life. You have 9 months of pregnancy ahead to nurture the growing child inside of you, and then you have the childbirth itself, which for many first time mothers, is an overwhelming prospect. You will absolutely want to make sure that you feel comfortable and looked after when it comes time to deliver the baby. Along the way, there are many decisions to make, and where to deliver your baby is a decision you will have to make sooner or later. [Read More]

  • Diagnosing Hearing Impairments In Autistic Children: Advice For Parents

    According to data compiled in 2012, there are around 115,000 people in Australia with autism – an increase of 70 percent compared to 2009. Autistic children face a range of behavioural symptoms, which can make it harder to diagnose other conditions, including problems with hearing. Learn more about the challenges that autistic children with hearing impairments can face, and find out how doctors and audiologists can accurately diagnose these conditions. [Read More]

  • Could physiotherapy help your arthritis?

    3.85 million Australians, one in five of the population, suffer from arthritis, and it's predicted that in 35 years that figure will climb to 7 million. This paints a pretty bleak picture for the health of the nation, but if you suffer from arthritis, a swelling of the joints that causes stiffness, mobility problems and pain, you might find that checking in with your local physiotherapist could help to relieve your symptoms. [Read More]

  • Suffering from tinnitus? Avoid these foods

    Tinnitus is an involuntary ringing or buzzing sound in the ears. For everyone who suffers from tinnitus, their experience is different. For some people the sound might be consistent, for some it might be soft and then become louder, and for some it might appear at certain times of the day. For people with mild tinnitus, this condition is annoying, but for people with more severe tinnitus, it can truly cause great damage in their lives. [Read More]