Everything You Need To Know About Face Masks
As the coronavirus pandemic continues, more and more people have taken to wearing masks in public to slow the spread of COVID-19. As of August 2nd, 2020, face masks have become mandatory in Victoria, with every citizen of the state having to wear a mask when they leave the home. This is a vital step to combatting the further spread of the coronavirus in the state.
What Is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)?
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects around one in 20 Australians (approximately 1.2 million people). Neurodevelopmental disorders are a number of conditions that affect or disturb the development of the central nervous system and brain.
What is Root Canal Therapy?
Is Blue Light Really Bad For Your Eyes?
Blue light may also be emitted by electronic devices such as fluorescent lights, LED TVs, computer screens, smartphones and tablets. The sun is the most prominent source of blue light.
Schizophrenia: An Altered Experience of Reality
Schizophrenia is a serious mental illness, but one that is often mischaracterised as causing multiple personalities by the general public. Thanks to the lack of general knowledge about the condition, people with schizophrenia are also frequently stigmatised as being unbalanced, dangerous and violent. People with schizophrenia do not have split or multiple personalities and the vast majority are not violent.Article
Everything You Need to Know About Gastritis
Gastritis is an inflammation, irritation or erosion of the lining of the stomach that can be caused by a number of factors. Rather than being a singular disease, gastritis is a condition that can have a number of causes. No matter the cause, one of the most common characteristics of gastritis is pain or discomfort in the upper portion of the abdomen. This is sometimes referred to as dyspepsia.Article
Everything You Need To Know About Bipolar Disorder
Everybody has mood swings from time to time, but these swings in mood are usually caused by environmental or emotional stimuli. Bipolar disorder (BPD), formerly known as “manic depression” is a chronic mental health condition characterised by extreme changes in mood that can last for days or weeks at a time. A person with bipolar disorder cycles between periods of feeling very “high” or euphoric (mania) and extremely low periods (depression), often without an identifiable triggering event.Article
Everything You Need To Know About Face Masks
As the coronavirus pandemic continues, more and more people have taken to wearing masks in public to slow the spread of COVID-19. As of August 2nd, 2020, face masks have become mandatory in Victoria, with every citizen of the state having to wear a mask when they leave the home. This is a vital step to combatting the further spread of the coronavirus in the state.Article
Can I Self-Test for COVID-19 at Home?
The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) in the United States recently approved home test kits for COVID-19, but in Australia the TGA (Therapeutic Goods Association) warns against the purchase of any product promising to be an at-home COVID-19 testing kit.Article
The COVID-19 Vaccine: Progress, Problems and Timeline
When it comes to trying to find and produce a vaccine for the novel coronavirus responsible for COVID-19, it’s all hands on deck. Labs around the world are working on hundreds of possible vaccine candidates that can move forward to testing and further scrutiny. The search for a vaccine is usually a process that takes years or even decades to accomplish, but the COVID-19 pandemic has brought virologists, immunologists and other scientists together in an all but unprecedented manner in order to allow life to return to whatever the new normal is in record time.Article
Can Alternative Medicines Treat COVID-19?
Any time there is a public health crisis a number of people emerge from the ether to tout the efficacy of some kind of alternative to “mainstream medicine”.Article
What is Telehealth?
Telehealth has been all over the media of late thanks to sweeping government reforms allowing Medicare rebates for telehealth services and for GPs and other specialists to be able to work from home while delivering telehealth consultations. That’s all well and good but all these articles fail to answer a few very important questions - what is telehealth and why should you use it?Article
MyHealth1st Telehealth For Patients FAQs
Everything you need to know about Telehealth on MyHealth1st.Article
How to Find and Book a Telehealth Service
To combat the spread of the coronavirus and to give the people of Australia access to healthcare without having to violate social distancing, the Australian Government has made telehealth available to all. With few exceptions, telehealth appointments are bulk billed. For most people, telehealth is a new service and technology they’re unfamiliar with, but finding and booking a telehealth appointment couldn’t be easier.Article
How EasyTelehealth Service Works
Thanks to the Australian government’s $1.1 billion coronavirus program, telehealth is now available to all Australians, not just those living in remote areas. While most video conferencing software, such as Skype or Zoom, is suitable for telehealth appointments, they are not without their problems. Aside from requiring having to download and set up one or more third party programs, most platforms have some issues when it comes to security. It’s possible for third parties to access or interrupt telehealth consults using third party programs.Article
Haemochromatosis - When You Have Too Much Iron In Your Body
Haemochromatosis (Iron Overload Disorder) causes people to absorb excessive iron from their diet and is a relatively common genetic disorder in Australia. Around one in 200 people of northern European descent (Causasians) have genetic risk factors for haemochromatosis that may lead to the development of the disease.Article
Prediabetes: Causes, Symptoms and Complications
Prediabetes describes the condition of a person having blood sugar levels that are higher than normal but not high enough for a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes. Rather than being a disease or condition in itself, prediabetes is a risk factor that greatly increases a person’s chance of developing type 2 diabetes as well as cardiovascular conditions including heart disease and stroke.Article
Understanding Trauma and its Lasting Effects
Trauma is the experience of serious psychological stress typically associated with a life threatening or other stressful eventArticle
Tuberculosis (TB): Causes, Symptoms and Treatment
Tuberculosis is a potentially deadly disease caused by the Mycobacteria Tuberculosis bacteria. Commonly infecting the lungs, but capable of affecting any part of the body, Tuberculosis (more commonly known as TB) is one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide and the leading cause from a single infectious agent, including more deaths than HIV/AIDS.Article