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
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
If you often suffer lower back pain, you may have heard that exercise can help to alleviate the pain. The right workout which exercises the muscles in the lower back, buttocks, hips and abdomen can help prevent muscle strain and the pain associated with it. However, not all exercises are suitable for lower back pain. Some can make the pain worse, and it is essential to consult a physician before engaging in them.
5 December 2017
While many people associate massage with spas and relaxation, there's an approach that involves promoting your body's natural healing process to reduce pain and injury. Remedial massage targets areas that cause your pain, allowing you to return to a normal range of movement and everyday activities faster than when you engage in no treatment. In addition to having their uses in chronic pain therapy, remedial massages are an excellent use for combatting sports injuries too.
28 June 2017
A compounding pharmacy can be a great choice for anyone who needs a medication made to certain specifications; for example, if you have a hard time swallowing pills, a compounding pharmacy can create the same medication in syrup form. This type of pharmacist may also be able to create medications without certain ingredients to which you're allergic, such as dyes or artificial sweeteners. If you need a compounding pharmacy for your medications, note a few factors to consider about their services so you know what they can, and cannot, do for you.
31 May 2017
Hospital can be a cold and uninviting place, in spite of the best efforts of the nursing staff. Patients who have had a long stay in hospital, such as those having extensive chemotherapy, may be eager to return home but may not have friends and family who can give them full support. Here are some ways that having temporary in-home care can help. Monitoring side effects Chemotherapy comes with some unpleasant side effects including fatigue, nausea, numbness, and instability.
25 April 2016