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Our doctors are shaking up the health and wellness space. Their aim is to share news and views to help you make healthier lifestyle choices.
 

October 9, 2018

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September 19, 2018

Hay fever is the common name for a condition called allergic rhinitis, which means an allergy that affects the nose. Hay fever is caused by the nose and/or eyes coming into contact with environmental allergens, such as pollens, dust mite, moulds and animal hair. 

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July 11, 2018

Winter is at its height. Cases of the flu are on a sharp rise. What can you do to blast away winter colds and boost your immune system?


The immune system’s job is to seek out disease causing pathogens and destroy them with antibodies.


“Eating a healthy balanced diet is...

June 8, 2018

Each winter just one sneeze alone can blast thousands of microscopic influenza virus droplets into the air.

Everyone has a theory on how to avoid catching the flu. Some hold their breath when someone sneezes. Others spray disinfectant aerosol. But are these tactics in l...

May 11, 2018

Around 80-percent of people don’t know how safely dispose of unwanted medicine.

According to Toni Riley from the Return Unwanted Medicines Project, incorrect disposal of unwanted medications can see them end up in waterways, landfill or worse.

Approximately 5,000 childre...

February 12, 2018

Be gone ye humble cappuccino. Hello “golden latte”.  Every on-trend café around Australia is promoting this superfood health booster. But what is it? And why the fuss?

Remove the advertising spin and the Golden Latte reduces to none other than hot milk mixed with turmer...

January 15, 2018

Have you heard? Codeine based pain relief medication will no longer be available over the counter from 1 February 2018. Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) is following the United States and many European nations by requiring a script for codeine based m...

December 8, 2017

Itchy eyes, runny nose and sneezing?  If these symptoms are all too familiar you're more likely to be the one in five Australians affected by allergic rhinitis (hayfever). 
 

New research from the United States supports ditching antihistamine ta...

December 6, 2017

Goodbye Pap smear and hello human papillomavirus (HPV) screening test.
 

“As of this month, the two yearly Pap smear for women aged 18 – 69 will change to the five-yearly HPV test,” said Doctor Lee.
 

Recent studies found screening for HPV, the virus that causes cervical...

November 10, 2017

Plant obsession is the latest health trend. Blooming everywhere on Instagram are photos of urban oases. However, trendy Monstera leaves and trails of delicate ivy are more than just greenery fashion for funky cafes.

New research from the University of Melbourne and RMIT...

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