Geelong Medical & Health Group News

5 Quick Tricks to Boost Your Memory Today

March 5 2019

If your memory’s not what it used to be, the fix may be easier than you think. “There are simple ways to expand your working memory to help you live more successfully,” says brain expert Ruth Curran. Here are five memory tricks you can test out right away. Be a creature of habit Good organisation and memory...


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Why Am I Always Hungry?

March 4 2019

Your body relies on food for energy, so it’s normal to feel hungry if you don’t eat for a few hours. But if your stomach has a constant rumble, even after a meal, something could be going on with your health.”Polyphagia” is the medical term for extreme hunger, and it can be a sign that...


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Recipe of the Week: Low-Fat Buttermilk Panna Cotta with Peaches

March 1 2019

Indulge yourself with a lusciously healthy, low-fat panna cotta dessert. Photo credit: Rob Palmer 4:10 Prep | 0:10 Cook | 4 Servings | Capable cooks INGREDIENTS 2 cups buttermilk 2 tablespoons caster sugar 1 vanilla bean, split 2 teaspoons powdered gelatine 400g can Weight Watchers sliced peaches     METHOD Step 1 Lightly grease four 1/2...


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Fighting Kitchen Germs: Dos and Don’ts

February 28 2019

When it comes to germs, it’s not all about the bathroom. The kitchen is the germiest room in the house. From the countertops and sink to the cutting boards and refrigerator, the kitchen is teeming with billions of microorganisms. But you can tackle those nasty kitchen germs that lurk where you prepare your family’s meals....


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16 Early Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis

February 27 2019

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a progressive, immune-mediated disorder. That means the system designed to keep your body healthy mistakenly attacks parts of your body that are vital to everyday function. The protective coverings of nerve cells are damaged, which leads to diminished function in the brain and spinal cord. MS is a disease with unpredictable symptoms that...


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External Triggers for Migraine Headaches

February 25 2019

Migraine is an actual condition and headaches are symptoms of that disorder. If you get migraine headaches, you know all about how tough they can be to get through. Not knowing when one will strike can make it worse. Some things around you can trigger a migraine. You can control a lot of them. Computers Sitting...


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Recipe of the Week: Healthier Yellow Chicken Curry

February 21 2019

Packed full of flavour, this healthier version of the classic yellow chicken curry is under 500 calories. Image credit: Nigel Lough 0:15 Prep | 0:20 Cook | 4 Servings | Easy INGREDIENTS 2 teaspoons coconut oil 70g (1/4 cup) yellow curry paste 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh coriander root and stem, plus leaves, to serve 3 teaspoons...


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How to Get Rid of That Painful Stye on Your Eye

February 20 2019

Whatever you do, do not try and pop it! When you have a bump on your skin, it’s easy to assume it’s a pimple. But it’s a little more confusing when it’s close to your eye. Seriously… what is that? If the bump is on or near your lash line, you’re likely dealing with an eyelid infection...


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Ways Your Smartphone Can Wreck Your Health

February 19 2019

It turns out excessive phone use can negatively affect your health. Here are several ways how your smartphone can have a toll on your health and body.   Germs Your cellphone probably goes with you everywhere. Ever check it while you were — errr — in the bathroom? And when’s the last time you cleaned it? Ever? It...


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6 Signs Your Awful Cold Has Actually Turned Into a Sinus Infection

February 18 2019

Congestion. Runny nose. Sore throat. These are cold symptoms we know all too well. But what happens when all the chicken soup and vitamin C in the world don’t seem to be doing the trick? It may be one of the sneaky signs that you actually have a sinus infection.   What is a sinus...


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