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).
What is a probiotic?
A healthy digestive system is made up of a balance of “good” bacteria and “bad” bacteria. If the balance is upset, often from lifestyle and dietary factors, harmful bacteria can flourish increasing the risk of diarrhoea, vaginal yeast infections and many other health problems.
It’s ok to seek help. Sadly, men take their own lives at four times the rate of women. MensLine Australia is a great resource to help support Australian men who are struggling to deal with a range of issues and offer practical strategies to help navigate through tough situations. For more information contact 1300 78 99 78 or visit www.mensline.org.au
What is influenza?
Influenza, commonly known as the flu, is a respiratory viral infection that can cause serious complications, particularly in young children, older adults and people with certain medical conditions. Symptoms of influenza usually occur 1 to 3 days after infection and may include sudden onset of fever, chills, cough, sore throat, headache, muscle aches, severe tiredness and loss of appetite.