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Category: General Health

A Simple Guide to Menopause

Warning, 18+yrs – this blog contains material of a sensitive nature.   Menopause – Key Points Menopause is a natural event. It can occur from 40-50 years of age. Symptoms include hot flushes, bladder...

Your Guide to Pain Medication

Whether you’re dealing with pain from an injury or recovering from surgery, pain relieving medication (analgesia) can be confusing. Here’s a guide on how to safely use pain medication and optimise your pain relief....

Why do I need Reading Glasses?

  At around age of 40, you may notice to read and focus on printed material you need to hold it further away . This phenomenon is known as presbyopia. It’s a normal ageing...

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Tennis Elbow

What is tennis elbow? Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) is a painful condition involving the outer aspect of the elbow. It most commonly affects those in their mid-30s to 50s and it’s not just from...

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Sore Throat

Sore throat is a very common and uncomfortable problem. Here’s a run down on the common causes and treatment.   Pharyngitis (Laryngitis & Bronchitis)   Pharyngitis is a viral infection affecting the pharynx (upper...

Artist's impression of the shingles rash. Note it does not cross the midline and occurs in the distribution of a single nerve.

Shingles Vaccine For Older Adults

From November 2016, adults aged between 71 and 79 years of age will be offered free vaccination against shingles. Vaccination could be considered in anyone over 60 years of age.   What is Shingles?...

Vitamin D

Vitamin D has many important functions. It is most well-known for its role in absorbing calcium and preventing osteoporosis but it is also important in reducing the risk of cancer, heart disease and depression....