Men’s Health

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Asthma And Hay Fever’s Common Connection

Asthma and Hay Fever’s Common Connection

As soon as the daffodils begin to flower and the lambs frolic, it’s a sure sign spring is here. While spring brings about new growth, it also brings about dread to the 15 percent of Australians who suffer from hay fever. What’s more, around 50 percent of those sufferers will also be battling with asthma, an inflammatory and long-term lung

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Hyper-what? What You Need To Know About Hypertension

Hyper-what? What You Need To Know About Hypertension

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is not something to be blasé about. In fact, the sooner you act, the sooner you can be back on the right track to better health. Seventy-one percent of Australians with a blood pressure of 140/90 mmHg do not know they have hypertension. And, those who do know, may not know why. Understanding and being

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Winter: An Asthma Trigger

Winter: An Asthma Trigger

While asthma can occur at any time of the year, it can also be more prevalent in winter. What can do you, and what should you look out for? One in nine Australians has asthma, a respiratory condition that resulted in 39,500 hospitalisations in 2014-2015 alone. Close to 97 percent of asthmatics surveyed by Asthma Australia said a virus or

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Alcohol And Water Aren’t Made To Mix

Alcohol And Water Aren’t Made To Mix

What’s a summer holiday without a few beers and a get together at the nearest beach or creek? It’s seems to be a part of Aussie culture to have a couple of drinks and a swim, but the dangerous mix of open water and drinking alcohol means you could be heading into trouble. Australia day lands on a Friday in

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Preventing Ingrowing Toenails

Preventing Ingrowing Toenails

Ingrowing toenails can be extremely painful, causing redness, swelling and infection. In the most severe cases, an operation which removes all or part of the affected nail may be needed to help clear the infection and relieve pain. This should be a last resort, as complications including chronic pain can follow the procedure. Many ingrowing toenails can be avoided or

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A Business Diet: Bad For The Heart

A Business Diet: Bad For The Heart

The corporate world often involves a barrage of back-to-back meetings, social networking and interstate and overseas travel. With such a varied schedule, routine is often not possible, and therefore the ability to maintain a regular exercise regime and diet plan can be challenging. Sourcing healthy meals on the road can be difficult, particularly when you’re expected to ‘wine and dine’

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Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative condition that directly affects the joints. In a normal joint, a layer of cartilage covers the ends of the bones. In OA, the cartilage breaks down and becomes thin. This leaves the ends of the bones unprotected, and the joint loses its ability to move smoothly. This leads to the growth of bony spurs (called

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