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