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debunking common physiotherapy myths

Debunking Common Physiotherapy Myths

Despite a large amount of popular literature, publications in newspapers and magazines, special broadcasts on radio and television, our citizens still have a poor idea of physiotherapeutic treatment. Let’s talk about the most common...
feel like you’re a mozzie magnet? it’s true – mosquitoes prefer to bite some people over others

Feel like you’re a mozzie magnet? It’s true – mosquitoes prefer to bite some...

Photo by Eric Nopanen on Unsplash It’s always you, isn’t it? The person busy swatting away buzzing backyard mosquitoes or nursing an arm full of itchy red lumps after a weekend camping trip. You’re not imagining...
final call for stroke awards nominations

Final call for Stroke Awards nominations

Time is running out to nominate an inspirational person in your community for Stroke Foundation's 2020 Stroke Awards. Nominations close this Friday 14 February 2020. The Stroke Awards are held annually and recognise individuals who have gone above and...
‘i want to stare death in the eye’: why dying inspires so many writers and artists

‘I want to stare death in the eye’: why dying inspires so many writers...

Death is not the opposite of life, but a part of it. Haruki Murakami - Image www.shutterstock.com It may seem paradoxical, but dying can be a deeply creative process. Public figures, authors, artists and journalists have...
coronavirus: how worried should i be about the shortage of face masks? or can i just use a scarf?

Coronavirus: how worried should I be about the shortage of face masks? Or can...

Image: from www.shutterstock.com The World Health Organisation (WHO) has just declared the coronavirus outbreak a public health emergency of international concern. There have been nearly 10,000 cases of the so-called 2019-nCoV in China, 23 countries affected and more than...
had constipation? here are 4 things to help treat it

Had constipation? Here are 4 things to help treat it

Medications, being out of your routine and not getting enough exercise can all cause constipation. Seasontime/Shutterstock Chronic constipation is incredibly common. Around one in four people worldwide report symptoms, while in Australia and New Zealand, it’s around one in...
how contagious is the wuhan coronavirus and can you spread it before symptoms start?

How contagious is the Wuhan coronavirus and can you spread it before symptoms start?

Health authorities estimate each infectious person could pass the virus onto two others. Jerome Favre/AAP Cases of the Wuhan coronavirus have increased dramatically over the past week, prompting concerns about how contagious the virus is and...
29,000 cancers overdiagnosed in australia in a single year

29,000 cancers overdiagnosed in Australia in a single year

Men are 17% more likely to be diagnosed with cancer than they were 30 years ago. fizkes/Shutterstock Almost one in four cancers detected in men were overdiagnosed in 2012, according to our new research, published yesterday...
should we be worried about the new wuhan coronavirus?

Should we be worried about the new Wuhan coronavirus?

Health authorities are worried because they don’t know how dangerous this strain of coronavirus could be. Facundo Arrizaba BALAGA The World Health Organisation has postponed its decision about whether to classify the new Wuhan coronavirus...
i’m taking antibiotics – how do i know i’ve been prescribed the right ones?

I’m taking antibiotics – how do I know I’ve been prescribed the right ones?

Not all antibiotics kill all types of bacteria. fizkes/Shutterstock In the days before antibiotics, deaths from bacterial infections were common. Seemingly minor illnesses could escalate in severity, becoming deadly in a matter of hours or days. These days, antibiotics...