How Can You Tell if Your Teenager Is Anaemic?

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It's sometimes hard to tell when teenagers aren't feeling well. Kids at this age don't always communicate well and you may have to play detective to work out if they are feeling off-colour. For example, if you've noticed that your child hasn't seemed up to par for a while, you may suspect that they have an iron problem and may be anaemic. Problem is, typical anaemia symptoms can also just be written off as standard teenage behaviour; kids with anaemia often lack energy and sleep a lot.

27 November 2018

What You Need to Know About Osteopathy

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Osteopaths diagnose and treat conditions that affect the muscles, bones and joints. Treatment includes the use of stretching, physical manipulation and massage. This is done to relieve tension in the muscles, increase blood supply to the tissues and increase joint mobility. Evidence surrounding osteopathy is mixed. It suggests that osteopathy can help with some conditions, but there is limited or no evidence for its success with others. Osteopaths are regulated, and they have to register each year in order to practice.

12 October 2018

Essential Considerations When Visiting a Chiropractor While Pregnant

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If you had an injury that got your back out of line and you do not want to take drugs that may affect your unborn child, you can seek alleviation from a chiropractor. Chiropractic care is drugless. However, there are a few things you need to consider as the safety of both you and your little one is paramount. Why you should find a chiropractor who specialises in pregnant women exclusively

11 September 2018

Recovering Safely: How Physiotherapy Can Help With Medical Rehabilitation

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Many people associate physiotherapy with sports injuries and pain, but its uses extend far beyond this. It certainly is helpful for working on joints and muscles, as illustrated by those common uses, but it can also be used to assist with nerve damage, the respiratory system, circulation and even brain-related conditions such as strokes and Parkinson's disease. Those who have cystic fibrosis or have suffered from heart attacks may also benefit.

25 July 2018

Signs That Your Cold Warrants a Visit to the GP

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Despite the unusually sunny weather and relatively high standard of living, according to Health Direct, Australian adults usually get two to four colds per year. This frequency of sickness in Australians seems to have lead to a carefree attitude toward illnesses. But what do you do when a cold doesn't go away? Below are a few signs you should probably visit your GP. Chest Pain or Shortness of Breath Neither a cold nor influenza directly cause chest pain or shortness of breath.

4 June 2018

A Guide to Acute Limb Ischemia

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Acute limb ischemia is an extremely serious, potentially life-threatening condition which prevents blood from flowing into a limb (usually a leg). Read on to learn more. Symptoms One of the most common symptoms of acute limb ischemia is a persistent and severe pain in the affected limb which cannot be eased with painkillers or rest. Sufferers may also find that the affected limb initially turns very pale and smooth (due to the lack of blood flowing through it).

27 April 2018

Hearing Aids? There's an Emoji for That!

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Stigma around hearing aids can stop people from finding out if a hearing aid would improve their standard of living. Some worry that hearing aids are unfashionable, especially given how rarely they see people with hearing aids in the media. However, a recent proposal to include hearing aids in emojis for electronic communication may go some way towards removing the stigma around hearing loss. Apple recently submitted a proposal to Unicode, suggesting 13 new emojis to represent people with disabilities such as low vision and limited mobility.

26 March 2018