Antibiotics: When They Can and Can’t Help

Almost 100 years ago, Scottish Physician Alexander Fleming was carrying out experiments with staphylococcal bacteria when he found penicillin to be successful in destroying the harmful microbes.A slow process began and penicillin was finally mass-produced as an infection-fighting drug just before the outbreak of WWII.

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10 Things You Should Know About Asthma

Asthma is an incurable respiratory disease that affects the airways and the lungs. These become irritated and inflamed in response to environmental or biological triggers that can make it difficult for people with the condition to breathe. According to a 2018 study carried out by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2.7million people are affected by asthma in Australia.

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6 Things Your Kids Are Likely to Bring Home from Daycare and How to Treat Them

Before you had your little one, you probably daydreamed of all the lovely things your future offspring would bring home to you after a day of learning and exploring at daycare – Mother’s Day cards, creative finger paintings, and other works of art that would fill your home. The last thing on your mind was likely all the bugs and illnesses they would bring home, and probably just as often as the cute crafts.

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The Difference Between a Cold And The Flu

Some people will tell you they have the flu at the first sign of a sneeze or sore throat. However, it’s entirely possible that they have a cold. While the symptoms of a cold and the flu can be very similar, there are a few differences. It’s important to know about these differences so you recognise flu, fast. Flu can lead to potentially life-threatening complications, especially in high-risk people.

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Fever Types : When to Call the Doctor

A fever is a body temperature that is higher than normal. It’s your body’s immune response because of a foreign invader. Any time a bacteria, virus, or other antigen gets into your body, the immune system goes to work to kill it. Fever symptoms are actually a sign that your body is trying to heal you. If a fever doesn’t get too high, it is beneficial and helps keep you healthy.

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There's Something in My Eye
The Most Common Eye Problems and How to Recognize Them

An itching sensation in the eyes can be extremely annoying, and in some cases, can make it difficult to keep your eyes open. Typically, any itching in the eye is caused by an allergy of some sort and can be remedied with over-the-counter antihistamine medication and lubricating eye drops.

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How To Perform CPR - Read It Because You Could Save A Life

Witnessing someone go into cardiac arrest is terrifying, but If you know how to perform CPR, you could save the patient's life. Officially known as Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), CPR involves helping the patient's heart to continue pushing oxygen around the body until they can reach expert medical attention. Understanding how to perform CPR, could make all the difference in those crucial seconds and minutes.

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15 Ways to Keep Your Kids Sun Safe

Did you know that roughly 2 in 3 Australians will get a skin cancer diagnosis before they reach age 70? With the skyrocketing rates of skin cancer, it's no wonder Australia has the title of the skin cancer capital of the world. It makes sense that parents wonder how to keep kids sun safe and prevent sunburn while they're outside. But you're not alone, and we've picked out 15 ways you can keep your kid sun safe all year round.

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Babies And Fevers - 5 Things You Should Know

Fevers are common in early childhood, but they can also be very worrying for parents and caregivers, and are sometimes a real cause for concern. If you have an infant or newborn, or you're expecting one, it's best to educate yourself about baby fever symptoms and about when you should seek medical attention. This way, you know how to act when your child's temperature spikes.

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Seven Reasons Why It's Important to Have Your Own GP

Why is a GP important? If you ask many people, they may not be able to give you a clear answer. Your health is important and it's essential that you have a dedicated GP (general practitioner) on your side to help you navigate the healthcare industry. If you need a few excellent reasons to find and use a GP, we've picked out the top ones and outlined them below.

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