Yellow fever is a disease that has a high mortality rate, especially if you get to the late stages of the disease without receiving treatment; that is why yellow fever vaccination is recommended. Yellow fever is spread by mosquitoes and is common in the tropical and subtropical areas of South America and Africa. That is why doctors ask you whether you have visited Africa or South America when they suspect that you may have yellow fever.
28 December 2020
Sports physiotherapy is an essential component of health care. It allows the prevention of injury from strain to tensed muscles. It also offers rehabilitation for patients who have suffered an injury as the result of a sports activity. These injuries include bone fractures, torn ligaments and tendons or muscle pulls. Sports physiotherapy allows athletes to achieve optimum sports performances and levels of fitness without placing their bodies under prolonged strain. Sports therapy also promotes recovery and healthy blood flow following an injury, through massages, stretching, exercises, electrotherapy and acupuncture.
24 July 2020
People who suffer from decreased hearing may often struggle to participate in social situations and may sometimes experience a lower quality of life. They may be reluctant to invest in a hearing aid because they believe that it is obtrusive and that people will judge them unfairly as a result. However, help is certainly at hand in such a situation as the hearing aid of today is a lot more sophisticated and far less obtrusive than its predecessor.
16 March 2020
Bladder prolapse is a relatively common urological condition that typically affects older women and those who have had children. It occurs when the pelvic floor muscles and ligaments surrounding the reproductive organs weaken, which leads to the bladder dropping down from its normal position. This lack of support in the pelvic area can lead to painful, uncomfortable or embarrassing symptoms relating to bladder functions, and the extent of the prolapse tends to determine the severity of the symptoms.
10 January 2020
The average wait time to book a doctor's appointment is 24 hours. Emergency rooms, on the other hand, tend to be expensive, and they give top priority to the more severe cases. So what do you do when you have minor health issues that require treatment in a timely fashion? Well, you visit a walk-in medical clinic. These are minor, conveniently placed clinics that deal with non-life threatening issues. Retail walk-in clinics, for instance, are typically set up inside or next to a large retailer or pharmacy.
29 September 2019
Erectile dysfunction is one of those topics that no man really wants to discuss, but the reality is that 1 million Australian men are affected. It's something that needs to be talked about. With such a high figure, it becomes clear that erectile dysfunction (ED) is something way more prevalent than a small anomaly. Thankfully, if you are struggling with ED, there are many ways that you can get your sex life and confidence back on track.
27 June 2019
Runners often complain of knee pain, but it is not an unavoidable consequence of running. If you work on your running form, wear appropriate shoes and take steps to strengthen your leg muscles, you will hopefully be able to run without pain for many years. Take a look at these three top tips to keep your knees healthy. 1. Run With Good Form Many people assume that everyone knows how to run, but mastering correct running form is actually something that takes practice.
20 December 2018
In Australia, there are two ways that people with Medicare can be billed after visiting a doctor. You can be asked to pay the medical fee,s which you will claim back through Medicare. The other method is when the medical centre has bulk-billing services. Bulk billing is a system where the doctor bills Medicare directly. As such, the patient does not have to pay for the services offered. Today, many medical centres offer bulk-billing services to their patients.
6 November 2018
Private label is a term used to refer to a situation where a retailer contracts the services of a manufacturer or producer to label drugs under their name. In such a case, the manufacturer or producer of the pharmaceuticals will either engage in the activity of producing drugs solely for private labels or produce pharmaceuticals under their brand as well as under the brand of the private label. A private label is sometimes referred to as a private brand.
12 September 2018
As life progresses, some people may find they struggle to meet their needs alone at home. From key events such as an accident to the ageing process, there are multiple reasons for requiring home health care. While many recognise the need for assistance, others might struggle to do so, or they may not want to ask for help. If you're worrying about a relative who appears to struggle at home, watching out for certain signs is beneficial.
13 March 2018