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Does My Child Have Autism?

Developmental and behavioural problems are common in young children. In the majority of cases behavioural difficulties are temporary and normal development is achieved. But how do we know if a young child’s behaviour is within normal limits or when could …

Vaccination for the over 65s

The focus on vaccination is often on children but what about our over 65 population? Older people suffer higher rates of serious illness and death from infectious diseases such an influenza, pneumococcal disease and herpes zoster. This is because as …

by Dr Georgia Page

INSOMNIA

Not sleeping well? You’re not alone! So, get your pyjamas on, make yourself a hot chocolate, snuggle in and have a look at this article!

Up to 40% of older adults experience common (and normal) sleep issues. These include light …

ASTHMA IN CHILDREN

Asthma is a common lung condition in which the airways become narrow making it hard to breath leading to wheeze, cough and shortness of breath.  Approximately 1 in 10 children have asthma and it is one of the most common …

Let’s Talk About Dementia ……

 

As we get older, its only natural we worry about our memory, and possibly those of our loved ones. Dementia is a condition affecting 400,000 people in Australia, 55% of whom are women. It’s the leading cause of death in …

Eczema In Children

What is Eczema?

Eczema is a common skin condition in which the skin becomes dry, itchy and red. It can make the skin crack, weep and bleed and more prone to bacterial infection, especially if a lot of scratching …

MENOPAUSE

The Three Stages of that ”Stage of Life”

The word Menopause is actually defined as “the final menstrual period”. In Australia, the average age of natural menopause is 50 years. The Peri-menopause is the time leading up to this. In …

HELP!!! My Baby Won’t Stop Crying!

Having a new baby can be one of the most wonderful times in your life, but it can also be one of the most stressful. All babies cry, but how do we know if their crying is normal, or if …

by Dr Samantha Pethen

OSTEOPOROSIS AND FRACTURES

Osteoporosis is a condition in which bones become weak and brittle,  making them more likely to fracture. It mainly affects people over the age of 50 when bones loose minerals such as calcium faster than the body can replace them …

by Dr Georgia Page

Women’s Cancer – Let’s talk lady bits

 

We all know someone that has been affected by Breast and Gynaecological cancers. In Australia approximately 20,000 women will be diagnosed this year – that’s over 50 women every day! Although breast cancer is very common, with modern medical …

by Dr Georgia Page

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