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  • Why Do Some OTC Medicines Disappear from Pharmacies?

    Over the years, people often develop attachments to certain medicines, They may use the same cough syrup when they have a cough, the same tablets when they have an allergy and the same painkillers when they get a headache. Often, they do this because the product worked for them initially and continues to deliver. If you have an attachment to a certain medicine, then you may be shocked when you next go to buy some only to find there is none left in your pharmacy. [Read More]

  • Nuclear Medicine: Cause for Concern?

    Given that it sounds so complex and utilises radiation, it may be alarming to hear that you're being referred for 'nuclear medicine'. However, there's no need to be alarmed. Not only is this branch of medicine well-developed and understood at this stage, but there are also several other reasons why you don't need to be concerned. Here are just a couple of them to settle your mind. Levels of Radiation [Read More]

  • All You Need to Know About Bulk Billing Medical Services

    Your health, as well as that of your family, is of vital importance. That's why you will want to give it a priority. There's a lot you can think about when it comes to medical or health services for your family. Cost is among the most significant. Medical and health services can be quite costly. Therefore, it's imperative to consider cost-effectiveness when choosing medical services. There's a range of medical schemes to choose from to lessen your burden regarding medical bills. [Read More]

  • Is a Take-Home Bleaching Treatment Right for You?

    When you're craving a bright smile, your thoughts probably wander to teeth whitening. While many people believe that their only options are low-concentration store kits or sessions in their dentist's chair, another approach is available. A take-home bleaching treatment helps you strike the right balance between the two, but is it right for you? You don't have much time to spare Depending on your current oral health, you may find that you need to make several trips to the dentist. [Read More]

  • Scheduled for a Gynaecological Operation? Consider Robotic Surgery

    Although a good number of female gynaecological health problems can be fixed with a physical checkup and some prescription medication, there are some that will need to be handled through surgical intervention. Some of the health conditions that you could develop and need to go in for surgery include a vaginal prolapse, growth of fibroids, polycystic ovarian syndrome and more. While undergoing an operation is the best way to restore your health, keep in mind that going under the knife can also be life-threatening. [Read More]

  • Beating The Drum: How Ear Surgeons Can Repair Your Perforated Eardrum And Restore Your Hearing

    A perforated eardrum can be a debilitating and painful injury to say the least and can be caused by a wide variety of circumstances, from the concussive force of explosions to the swelling caused by a simple ear infection or even just digging too deep when cleaning your ears with a cotton bud or sharp object. Fortunately, most perforated eardrums heal by themselves in a few weeks, but particularly badly damaged eardrums may never heal fully on their own. [Read More]

  • Things to Consider When Buying Ankle Braces After an Injury

    If you have suffered an ankle injury while engaging in physical activity, you need injury braces to support the injured part during the recovery period. Braces prevent further injury, especially if your ankles are weak or tend to sprain often. Most ankle braces come with a metal fitting that supports the outer part of the ankle. This metal fitting helps to relieve inflammation and pain and speeds up the recovery process. [Read More]

  • What Is Essential Tremor, And How Can It People Who Suffer From It Benefit From Deep Brain Stimulation?

    Few things in life are more disturbing and scary that losing control over your own movements, and uncontrollable tremors in your hands, feet or other parts of your body can be particularly frightening to experience. Unfortunately, decades of TV hospital dramas and sensationalist newspaper articles lead many people who suffer from tremors to assume they are suffering from Parkinson's disease, a debilitating and incurable condition, but in many cases uncontrollable tremors can be caused by a more benign condition known as essential tremor. [Read More]

  • A Brief Guide to Plantar Fasciitis

    Plantar fasciitis is, as the Mayo Clinic describes, a common cause of foot pain. The plantar fascia is the tissue at the bottom of the foot, which connects the heel and the toes to form the arch of the foot. This tissue can become inflamed and cause significant pain, which often leads sufferers to require specialist treatment, such as physiotherapy. This guide aims to explain this painful and inconvenient condition, from the initial symptoms right through to treatment, as well as explaining how to avoid the condition. [Read More]

  • A Short Guide to Basal Cell Carcinoma

    Basal cell carcinoma is a type of skin cancer which begins in the lower layer of the epidermis. It is less well known and can be more difficult to recognise than melanoma skin cancer, even though, as Cancer Council Australia explains, it accounts for around 70% of non-melanoma skin cancers. While it is not usually life-threatening and takes a long time to spread to other parts of the body, it is still important to be diagnosed as early as possible. [Read More]