We have been hearing a lot about monkeypox in the news recently. Health authorities are investigating a global outbreak of monkeypox. Monkeypox is a viral infection that mainly occurs in Central and West Africa and is caused by an orthopoxvirus that is closely...
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COVID-19 cases remain high in Australia and a surge in cases of the BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants described as ‘masters at evading immunity’ are expected to worsen in coming months. At the same time flu and other respiratory viruses have been surging. How...
Growing pains usually affect children between the ages of three and five, and then again in the pre-teen years, though for some children they can continue into adolescence. You may have felt them yourself or observed them in your child if you’re a parent - usually...
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A new study from researchers in Queensland and overseas suggests that low-level caffeine consumption is safe for mums-to-be. Australia’s health guidelines suggest women are safe to drink one or two cups of coffee a day while pregnant (about 200 milligrams of...
The transition from adolescence to adulthood can be tumultuous. Young men in particular, can be at risk because they typically don’t seek help for mental health issues like depression. This is also a time when young people begin to become more independent, which...
Maintaining proper oral hygiene through regular brushing and flossing is crucial for safeguarding teeth from decay and gum diseases. Understanding the most effective methods for brushing and flossing contributes significantly to oral health. Brushing: To eliminate...
Bed bug infestations, caused by those tiny flat-shaped insects which measure up to 5mm in length and undergo a color transformation from cream to brown as they mature. Surviving on blood for sustenance, these resilient creatures can endure for nearly a year without...
Frostbite occurs when skin freezes due to exposure to extremely low temperatures, potentially resulting in severe and lasting damage. Yet, with proper precautions, the risk of developing frostbite can be significantly reduced. How Does Frostbite Occur? In...
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Dr Norman Swan explains the numerous benefits of Intermittent Fasting. These range from deep detoxification at a cellular level to burning stored fat as energy.
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When we aren't prepared, we tend to go for the easy options. Here's our lists on what to keep at home so you always have something healthy on hand.