Geelong Medical & Health Group News

Medical Treatments and Home Remedies for Tonsillitis

October 3 2018

Simply put, tonsillitis is the inflammation of the tonsils which consist of a pair of lymph nodes situated at the back of your throat, one on each side. Working to prevent microbes from entering your body, the tonsils are not impervious to getting infected from time to time. Anyone can get tonsillitis, although it is...


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Breast Cancer; What Is It?

October 2 2018

What is Breast Cancer? Breast Cancer; you may be familiar with the words, but do you actually know what it is? Well, all tissues in our body are made from cells, including the breasts. Cancer starts in the cells which make up the tissues. In normal circumstances cells grow and divide as our body requires...


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8 Probiotic Foods That Boost Immunity and Improve Digestion

October 1 2018

If you think bacteria are synonymous with “germs,” think again. Probiotics, or the live “good” bacteria that hang out in your gut, are the buzziest new word on the block. But what exactly are probiotics, anyway? While it’s true that certain types of microorganisms can wreak havoc on your immune system, probiotics can actually help...


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Healthy Recipe Of The Week: Healthy Fish Pie

September 28 2018

Feed your family this super easy and healthy fish pie. With fluffy mashed sweet potato on top, everyone will be clamouring for more! Image credit: Guy Bailey 0:20 Prep |  0:40 Cook |  4 Servings |  Capable cooks INGREDIENTS 700g sweet potato, sliced 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/3 cup milk 2 leeks, well washed, thinly...


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Bloating 101: Why You Feel Bloated

September 27 2018

  Bloating, gassiness and abdominal discomfort aren’t limited to the occasional feast. In some cases, bloating can become severe enough that it causes distention or a perceptible swelling of the abdomen. Bloating and gas are usually tied to what and how you eat, so a few simple changes may help. Keep Bloating at Bay Here are...


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13 Bad Brain Health Habits

September 26 2018

We all have some bad habits, but some of these bad habits can harm your brain. Not Sleeping Enough Skimping on sleep is one of those bad habits. Those who do not get enough Zzzs are more likely to get dementia and Alzheimer’s compared to those who get adequate sleep. Lack of sleep in older...


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11 Possible Reasons Your Legs Cramp Up at Night

September 24 2018

Leg cramps are common, but getting rid of them can be tricky. If painful leg cramps wake you up in the middle of the night, you’re not alone—far from it. Up to 60 percent of adults say they’ve experienced leg cramps at night, according to a 2012 study in American Family Physician. These ill-timed charley horses usually affect...


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6 Pancreatic Cancer Symptoms You Should Never Ignore

September 21 2018

Signs of pancreatic cancer are hard to spot, and early detection is key to survival. Chances are, you rarely give much thought to your pancreas, a glandular organ that helps your body digest food and convert it into energy. Located behind your stomach, the pancreas produces insulin and regulates your body’s hormones that maintain glucose...


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10 Unexpected Side Effects of Diabetes

September 20 2018

When we hear “diabetes,” we tend to think of problems with producing insulin and regulating blood sugar. And that’s definitely a key part of this chronic disease, which affects an estimated 1.2 million Australians. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. “Diabetes is like termites, in that it causes slow, hidden, but significant damage in the...


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12 Reasons You’re Tired All The Time

September 19 2018

Feeling tired all the time? Well, you’re far from alone. Around 1.5 million Australians see their doctor about fatigue. And between work or school, family or friends, and all the other commitments we’re juggling, it’s easy to blame a busy lifestyle on constant fatigue. But if you’re always asking yourself, “Why am I so tired?” don’t blow it...


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