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viruses aren’t all nasty – some can actually protect our health

Viruses aren’t all nasty – some can actually protect our health

Bacteriophages are viruses that attack and infect bacteria. From shutterstock.com Viruses are mostly known for their aggressive and infectious nature. It’s true, most viruses have a pathogenic relationship with their hosts – meaning they cause...
want to avoid a botched beauty procedure? this is what you need to be wary of

Want to avoid a botched beauty procedure? This is what you need to be...

Regulation doesn’t cover procedures performed in a beauty salon in the same way it does those performed on the operating table. From shutterstock.com Recent news that more than a dozen cosmetic beauty operators have been...
what is herd immunity and how many people need to be vaccinated to protect a community?

What is herd immunity and how many people need to be vaccinated to protect...

The vaccine coverage needed for herd immunity varies from disease to disease. Ryoji Iwata/Unsplash The term herd immunity comes from the observation of how a herd of buffalo forms a circle, with the...
what is ligandrol, the drug swimmer shayna jack had in her system?

What is Ligandrol, the drug swimmer Shayna Jack had in her system?

Shayna Jack said she did not knowingly take Ligandrol. Darren Engliand/AAP Australian freestyle swimmer Shayna Jack tested positive to the banned substance Ligandrol in late June, before competing at the world swimming championships in South Korea this month. Jack...
8 tips for getting a better night’s sleep

8 tips for getting a better night’s sleep

Do you spend your night’s tossing and turning? Can you not get comfortable? Or do intrusive thoughts come and haunt you when you are trying to sleep? You are not alone, the Sleep Health Foundation...
thinking of starting a family 5 righteous things one must consider for managing health

Thinking of starting a family 5 Righteous Things One Must Consider For Managing Health

Having children is one of the greatest joys in life, but family planning shouldn't be spontaneous. The decision to start a family takes thoughtful consideration and time. The practical and financial aspects of parenthood...
an app to prevent pregnancy? don’t count on it

An app to prevent pregnancy? Don’t count on it

Fertility awareness apps assist women to track when they are at their most fertile each month. From shutterstock.com Fertility awareness apps are being championed as a new approach to contraception. In reality, while the technology...
oral health in australia: cavities and tooth decay is on the rise

Oral Health in Australia: Cavities and Tooth Decay is on the Rise

According to a study, dental decay is the most prevalent oral disease in Australian children, with one in three children between the ages of five and six having symptoms of decay in their baby...
relieving ailments and making way for reliving life with physiotherapy

Relieving Ailments And Making Way For Reliving Life With Physiotherapy

Among various forms of medical treatments, physiotherapy is a particular form which concentrates on the movement of different parts of the body and with proper training helps one to restore, develop as well as...
open-water-yacht

Youth Sailing Program Helps Young People Navigate Life’s Challenges

Balmoral Sailing Club, run by Jono and Sylvie Allen for the past 28 years, holds many programs and lessons that help young people navigate life’s challenges.  Learn to sail and school holiday programs are included...