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This information is general and may not apply to you or another person. If you have any concerns about your health or the health and wellbeing of a child, consult a doctor or other healthcare professional. You should never delay seeking medical advice, disregard medical advice, or discontinue medical treatment because of information on this website. The information in these articles was current as at 14th December 2017.
A flu shot – is it worth it?
June 7, 2016
The typical flu season occurs from autumn through to early spring. The length and severity of an epidemic may vary. Flu symptoms usually include: coughing fever headache sore throat runny nose The symptoms that come with the flu can keep you bedridden for a week or more. Flu prevention is key if you don’t want … Continue reading “A flu shot – is it worth it?”
Stroke – recognise the signs
July 1, 2016
A stroke happens when the blood flow to the brain is interrupted. If oxygen-rich blood doesn’t reach the brain, brain cells begin to die and permanent brain damage can occur. There are two types of brain stroke. With an ischemic stroke, a blood clot blocks the flow of blood to the brain. If you have … Continue reading “Stroke – recognise the signs”
Anxiety – don’t let it get you down
July 4, 2017
Are you anxious? Are you feeling worried about a problem at work or do you have butterflies in your stomach while waiting for the results of a medical test? Everyone experiences anxiety from time to time. For most people, feelings of anxiety come and go, only lasting a short time. Some moments of anxiety are … Continue reading “Anxiety – don’t let it get you down”