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14 06, 2019

Men’s Health Week: See your GP as part of a regular maintenance schedule

2019-06-26T07:33:19+08:00June 14th, 2019|Categories: Community, Lifestyle|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Men are getting pretty good at looking after their own health. Over the last 10-20 years in Australia, male life expectancy has increased to over 80 years1. There are fewer deaths from heart disease, bowel and prostate cancer1, and more males have stopped smoking cigarettes2 or drinking alcohol on a daily basis2. These figures are very reassuring...

27 05, 2019

What to expect as menopause approaches

2019-06-26T07:49:14+08:00May 27th, 2019|Categories: Drugs & Therapies, Lifestyle|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Approaching the end of my reproductive years, I like to think menopause will simply mean the end of my periods and with it, the end of the monthly lottery of cramps, mood changes and/or feeling a little less than human. Then I hear stories about women who go through menopause and experience an entirely new suite of disturbing symptoms – hot flushes, sweats, weight gain, sleeplessness and a general intolerance towards everyone around them...

3 04, 2019

Preventing blindness in people with diabetes

2019-05-27T12:37:16+08:00April 3rd, 2019|Categories: Endocrine Diseases|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Most people with diabetes understand how important it is to manage their blood glucose levels. This is because poor control of glucose levels can lead to a number of serious problems. These problems can be [...]

3 04, 2019

When to worry about irregular periods

2019-05-24T11:32:30+08:00April 3rd, 2019|Categories: Lifestyle|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

For many women, that ‘time of the month’ isn’t actually a monthly occurrence at all. In fact, about one third of women do not have regular periods. This can mean that the time between periods [...]

3 04, 2019

Viagra comes of age in Australia

2019-05-24T11:32:40+08:00April 3rd, 2019|Categories: Drugs & Therapies|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

It has been 21 years since Viagra® burst onto the Australian market as the first oral medication to treat erectile dysfunction. What quickly became a multi-billion-dollar industry all began with an accidental discovery during a [...]