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What Is Sepsis? This Life-Threatening Condition Is on the Rise

June 21 2018

What is sepsis, and how is it different from a regular infection? Most of us think that sepsis is a type of infection. But it’s technically a condition that occurs when the body launches an extreme response to an infection-bacterial, viral, or fungal-that you already have. “It’s not a disease caused by a specific agent,”...


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Everything You Need To Know About Meningococcal Disease

June 5 2018

About the disease Meningococcal disease is an acute bacterial infection that can cause death within hours if not recognised and treated in time. In Australia there are 5 main strains of the disease, all of which now have vaccinations available from your doctor. *Note that the C-strain vaccine available through Australia’s free National Immunisation Program...


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Important Things To Know About The Flu

April 24 2018

The flu is a highly contagious viral infection that can cause severe illness and life-threatening complications, including pneumonia. The flu is spread by contact with fluids from coughs and sneezes. It is estimated that flu contributes to over 3,000 deaths in Australia each year. The “swine flu” virus – also known as influenza A (H1N1) – emerged in...


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4 Surprising Things That Might Actually Cause Alzheimer’s Disease

March 9 2018

Some amount of forgetfulness – say, forgetting where you parked your car after you leave the shops— is normal, especially when you’re busy or have a lot on your mind. But for something like 1 in 10 Australians, that forgetfulness will eventually progress into Alzheimer’s disease. Decades of research have shown that the buildup in...


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What to Do When Your Nose Bleeds

March 3 2018

Most nosebleeds are mild and do not last long. Nosebleeds are common in children and older people with medical conditions, but can also occur after an injury or cold. If you have a nosebleed: lean forward and firmly pinch the nose below the bridge (the bony part), for 10 minutes non-stop then let go and see if the bleeding has...


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5 Strange Symptoms That Could Be Early Signs of Diabetes

March 1 2018

Many people who develop type 2 diabetes have no idea they’re sick until a blood test shows abnormal blood sugar levels, or until their disease progresses and serious complications start to occur. “For the most part, diabetes is silent and insidious,” says Ronald Tamler, MD, director of the Mount Sinai Clinical Diabetes Institute. “Most of...


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Signs & Symptoms of a Stroke

February 28 2018

Knowing the signs and symptoms of a stroke can potentially save your life. There are four vital steps you can take to ensure you recognise if you are having a stroke and seek medical attention as soon as possible. F.A.S.T FAST  is a test encouraged for you to use if you think either you or someone...


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Prebiotics vs. Probiotics: What’s the Difference?

February 22 2018

Probiotics are bacteria that live in your body naturally and help your intestines break down food. Probiotics that are the same or very similar to the ones that your body makes can be taken to supplement healthy digestion. In recent years, a new class of supplements called prebiotics has been advertised as a companion to...


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The Most Common Symptoms Of Hashimoto’s Disease

February 16 2018

Hashimoto’s disease is an autoimmune condition in which the body’s immune system attacks the thyroid gland. This leads to inflammation and destruction of thyroid tissue, reducing its ability to produce the hormones that coordinate many of the body’s essential functions. Hashimoto’s usually causes hypothyroidism – when the thyroid gland does not make enough thyroid hormone –...


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10 Foods You Think Are Healthy But Actually Do More Harm Than Good

February 15 2018

Healthy foods full of promises are on the rise and are more popular than ever, but some so-called healthy foods bring more harm than good. How many of these do you consume every day as part of your healthy diet? 10. Fruit juice That carton of fruit juice we all love is not really made of fruit — just delicious chemicals that give the perfect fruit...


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