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Facts about Cancer
February 18, 2020

Facts about Cancer

Cancer is one of the common diseases and can affect every human at different stages in life. Here are some facts about cancer: 1. The most common cancers diagnosed in men are lung, liver, stomach,  colorectal and prostate cancers.  2. For women, the most common cancers are breast, lung, colorectal , cervical and stomach.   3. Breast cancer is…

Taking Care of Dry Skin
February 9, 2020

Taking Care of Dry Skin

Dry skin also known as xeroderma is a condition in which the skin lacks moisture. The skin may crack and peel or it may become irritated, itchy and inflamed. Causes of dry skin: Genetics Low humidity Sunburn Vitamin deficiency Hot showers Harsh soaps Exposure to dry, hot air Medication To keep dry skin from becoming problematic, the…

Bush Fires and Lung Health
January 22, 2020

Bush Fires and Lung Health

By Dr. Anu Siriwardana Respiratory, sleep and General medical specialist Australia is being affected by one of the most devastating bushfires seasons the country has seen. It has ravaged almost every state affecting humans, wildlife and natural habitat. Bushfire smoke is a mixture of hazardous substances including different size particles, gases including carbon monoxide/dioxide and…

Diet “You”
January 17, 2020

Diet “You”

By now I think we can all agree on one thing…that crash diets aren’t sustainable. Sure they get the weight off quick but once the initial excitement of being on a “diet” has worn off it often returns just as fast. That is unless the behaviour behind the eating habit which led to the weight…

Movember
November 25, 2019

Movember

Its Movember! Yes. You read it right. We are not talking about the month of November. Its M…. M for Moustache.  From time immemorial, moustache has been associated with bravery, manliness and acts of glory. When Moustache became the mascot for November, Movember took shape.  Movember is a sincere effort to raise awareness on men’s health issues,…

All you need to know about skin cancer!
November 25, 2019

All you need to know about skin cancer!

Australia’s high rate of skin cancer is quite alarming. The incidence of skin cancer in Australia is the highest in the world and has continued so for many years now. Every year we lose around 2,000 people in the fight against skin cancer. Australia has one million patient consultations per year for skin cancer. The fact that skin…