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16/07/2018

Taking Care of Your Skin in the Winter

As winter sets in, the cold dry air can wreak havoc on our skin. The thin layer of oil that traps moisture in the skin is easily lost, causing small cracks to appear in the skin barrier. Skin can become exceptionally dry and cracked which may lead it to start itching. Although this may seem like a minor ailment, a dry and sensitive skin can evolve into more complex conditions like eczema and dermatitis. A little TLC and ensuring our skin is moisturised every day is essential during this time of year.

 

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18/06/2018

Lower Blood Pressure without Medication

Over one third of adults have high blood pressure. Could you be one of them? High blood pressure often has no symptoms, so it's important to have your blood pressure checked by a health professional. Generally, a result of 140/90 mm Hg or above is considered high.  Acting silently, high blood pressure has can have a drastic effect on heart health, increasing the risk of stroke, heart attack and kidney failure. 

However simple lifestyle changes can help lower blood pressure and may even delay the need for medication or result in a lower dosage being required.

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18/06/2018

6 Ways to Soothe a Sore Throat

Sore throats can be caused by infections from bacteria or viruses, allergies flaring up or at times environmental factors like voice strain or dry air. Most sore throats are viral and will resolve on their own within a week or sooner if using some of the measures below. However, if a sore throat lasts for more than 5 days or is accompanied by a high fever its best to see a doctor.

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01/06/2018

Probiotics and Immunity in Children

Flu season is around the corner and many parents are wondering how to limit children coming home with the dreaded symptoms that mean miserable kids and days off school and work. The latest research suggests that, a lot of our immune system and hence our ability to fight infection is linked to our gut.  The bacteria in our gut can have a profound affect not only on our immunity, but also allergies, irritable bowel syndrome, even in depression and anxiety. Probiotics are generally known as good bacteria that are usually present in our gut that can be beneficial to our bodies.

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03/04/2018

5 Ways to Treat Migraine Headaches

A migraine headache is thought to be caused by abnormal brain activity involving nerve pathways and chemicals, which in turn affects blood flow in the brain and surrounding tissues.

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21/03/2018

How to Best Relieve the Pain of Knee Injuries and Inflammation

According to one recent study, sports injuries in general tend to send about 36,000 Australians to the hospital each and every year. Many of these situations involve knee injuries, which can be defined as anything from a sudden meniscus tear to dislocating one's kneecap to issues developing with bones, cartilage, ligaments, and more.

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21/03/2018

Unlocking Your Partner's True Fitness Potential: What You Need to Know

To say that living the healthiest and most active life that you can is important is a little bit of an understatement, particularly when you consider a number of recent studies. According to the Department of Health, low levels of physical activity is the fourth leading cause of death due to non-communicable disease (NCDs) worldwide (heart disease, stroke, diabetes and cancers).

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21/03/2018

Effective Pain Management Alternatives to Codeine

Even though it's only been little more than a month since the "off the shelf" codeine ban went into effect in Australia, the sales of products like Nurofen and Panadol have already skyrocketed as a result. The ban is due, in large part, to the sensitive nature of codeine and the effort instituted to help curb potentially deadly levels of abuse around the world.

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21/03/2018

The 5 Nutrients All Babies Need

Everyone knows that the health of their child is important, but many people don’t realise that the seemingly simple decisions you’re making today about what your baby eats could have major implications down the road.

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27/02/2018

The Best Ways to Boost Your Child’s Health

Your children are heading back to school for another exciting year. As always, but now more than ever, their health is your top priority. While it’s true that a lot of kids have the mighty power of youth on their side, some are prone infections and illnesses, like sore throats, coughs, ear infections, sinus infections, and so on.

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27/02/2018

Is It Time to Quit Smoking? Here Are the Best Options Available to Support You

The smoking problem in Australia is a lot more severe than most people probably realise. Although there has been a significant decrease in Australian smokers from 2001 to 2014, according to this research by the Australian Health Survey, the damaging effects of smoking is still prevalent today. And finding the means to quit the habit needs to stay a top priority.

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27/02/2018

Your Complete Guide to Back-to-School Essentials for the Whole Family

Many people don’t fail to consider back-to-school season for what it really is: an opportunity. Not just in terms of making sure that your child’s school year gets off on the right foot, but also for creating a solid foundation for the entire family to start the year right. 

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Health Hub15/02/2018

The Best Ways to Protect Yourself from the Sun

Protecting yourself from the sun may seem like something you know instinctively, but these days it isn’t as simple as it used to be. 

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Health Hub14/02/2018

The Best Summer Camping Trip Essentials

Camping trips are a great way to bond with the kids and get the whole family together, but they can definitely be difficult to put together. However, as the old saying goes — anything worth doing is worth doing right.

Before you and your loved ones head out on that next summer outdoor adventure, there are a few key things you'll want to keep in mind. Being prepared for different situations is one of the key ways to stay safe and have the best time possible. The following essential items will go a long way towards helping to guarantee exactly that.

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Health Hub17/01/2018

Current Approaches to Treating Sunburn

Australians are known for their love of the outdoors, especially during our long hot summers. However, on a summer's day, sunburn can occur in as little as 15 minutes. All types of sunburn, whether serious or mild, can cause permanent and irreversible skin damage. Sunburn also increases the risk of skin cancer, doubling the risk of melanoma if it occurs more than 5 times in a person. Sunburn is common, with more than 30 percent of adults and 70 percent of children and adolescents reporting at least one sunburn during the year.

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Health Hub17/01/2018

WEIGHT LOSS SUPPLEMENTS, DO THEY REALLY WORK?

For 1 in 5 of us, weight loss is high on our list of new year resolutions.  Although we understand a better diet, more exercise and drinking plenty of water are the foundations of shedding those kilos, it is common for those of us pursuing better health to reach for a supplement to help speed up the results. However, the ingredients in these supplements can have little scientific evidence behind them, may have side effects and can interfere with other medications.

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