Human blood is not all the same. It was not until 1900-1901, when Austrian-born biologist Karl Landsteiner discovered the ABO blood groups and why some blood transfusions were successful while others could be deadly.
Mindful of your Mental Health
After two years of operating on fight or flight, it is no wonder why many of us are feeling over-whelmed and exhausted. For some, a holiday, entering back into better sleeping and eating habits, and picking up an exercise routine, all may be enough to recharge the batteries. However, this certainly isn’t the same for everyone.
Understanding Sleep: REM and Non-REM
Sleep affects almost every type of system in our body and is vital for our health and well-being. Scientific research is evolving and continues to provide a better understanding with what happens in the brain during sleep.
Understanding your blood pressure
According to the Australian Heart Foundation, approximately 1 in 3 Australians has high blood pressure. Having high blood pressure is a big health concern, but what does it all really mean?
Examining Your Skin
The skin is the largest organ of the human body, with an area of about 2 square meters for most adults. More than just a fleshy surface for pimples and wrinkles, the skin plays a crucial role in providing an airtight, watertight and flexible barrier. It protects us from microorganisms, helps control body temperature, and allows the sensation of touch, heat and cold. Let’s delve a little closer and see what our skin is made up of.
Be Prepared To Explore The Great Outdoors
The meaning of the word travel has certainly changed over the past two years. In amongst lockdowns and boarder restrictions, Australians have been looking at packing the car and exploring beautiful locations within their own State or Territory.
Looking After Your Mental Health This Festive Season
Christmas may look a little different again this year. And for some, just the thought of the festive season during this pandemic may spark anxiety and amplify the feeling of isolation and change.
Understanding Food Labels
Knowing what to look out for when reading food labels can help you make the right decision when shopping and choosing the healthiest foods for you and your family. Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ) regulates food labelling in Australia. Most packaged food and drink must have a nutrition information panel.
HEADACHE OR MIGRAINE?
Although less common than headaches, about 20% Australians will suffer from a migraine at some stage in their lives. Typically, migraines can be characterised by one-sided, moderate to severe throbbing or pulsating pain in the head, often aggravated by movement (i.e. walking, going up stairs).