Vaccination Fact and Figures

The Game is Afoot: How to Look After Your Feet

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While you might not give a lot of consideration to how sweaty your feet get, if left untreated it could lead to some unpleasant outcomes. Below is a guide to some simple steps you can take to avoid developing sweaty feet. Wear shoes which are comfortable and which fit While this might seem obvious, a lot of people still buy shoes according to how good they look and not according to how well they fit or how comfortable they are. Excessively high heels or very stiff leather shoes may look great, but they could be causing a great deal of...

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Are Your Child’s Behavioural Problems Caused by Sleep Apnoea? 4 Signs to Look Out For

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Behavioural problems in children are often thought of as a mental or developmental health concern. If your child has been displaying adverse behaviour, you may already have seen a psychiatrist or counsellor to diagnose their symptoms. Alternatively, you may be trying to work through things at home. Either way, when nothing improves, you’re left at your wit’s end wondering how to help your child through this stage. Consider this: have you ever thought that your child’s sleep could be influencing their behaviour? Many parents...

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Healthy Teeth from a Coconut

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Something many people think about when questing for that perfect smile is teeth whitening. Whether you’re considering going to the dentist for a quick polish, or arranging for porcelain veneers, there are plenty of professional options available to suit different budgets and needs. However, for a daily teeth-whitening fix, there are plenty of things you can do to remove stains, improve your oral heath and have fresher breath. These simple tips are cost effective and can easily be incorporated into your daily brushing routine.  The...

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Holidaying in Indonesia? Find out How to Avoid These 6 Mosquito-Transmitted Diseases

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Given how close Indonesia is to Australia, it’s no surprise that it’s such a popular holiday destination for Aussies. However, despite the geographical proximity of the two countries, they pose very different levels of public health risk to travellers. Here are 6 mosquito-transmitted illnesses you need to be aware of, and 5 tips on how to avoid getting infected by a bite.  The Illnesses Chikungunya Chikungunya is a viral disease which causes severe pain in the joints and muscles, a sudden fever within a week of being bitten....

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Why Should You Choose Progressive Lenses Over Bifocals?

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You’ve probably heard of bifocals, and you’ll almost certainly have seen someone wearing them. Bifocals have two separate lens strengths, and there’s either a line separating those two parts or a separate bubble towards the bottom. They used to be perfect for people who needed glasses for both distance and close-up vision, but now you can have something better: progressive lenses. Like bifocals, glasses with progressive lenses provide multiple lens strengths, but those differing strengths are delivered in one seamless lens....

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Little Known Tips to Reduce the Frequency of Neck Pain

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Neck pain is one of the more physical ailments that adults suffer from. This is because it is caused by a wide array of reasons ranging from bad posture, improper sleeping positions, stressful situations, unhealthy sedentary lifestyles and more. As such, some people tend to brush off this pain and suffer in silence as they wait for it to abate on its own. You do not have to go through your day feeling tightness in your neck on a regular basis. The following are some of the little known tips that you could use to reduce the frequency of neck...

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Running with Flat Feet? 4 Reasons You Need Special Sports Insoles

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If you’ve been diagnosed with flat feet, it’s likely that you’ll need to slip special insoles into your shoes to provide proper support while you’re walking. Due to the rigorous nature of running, having insoles in your running shoes is particularly important, but you can’t use any old kind. The differences in motion and the elevated activity level involved in running means that you should buy special sport insoles for your trainers instead of the more basic kind you use in your everyday shoes. Here are just four...

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5 Ways People with Small Veins Can Make Make it Easier to Draw Blood

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Medical professionals usually find it easy to locate a vein in most people’s arms when they need to draw some blood. However, some people’s veins are harder to spot and then hit with a needle. This tends to be a problem faced by those who require frequent blood tests, although it can happen to anyone. Even if you’re perfectly comfortable with needles, nobody likes having to receive multiple pricks in order for a vein to be found. Luckily, there are a number of steps you can take to make things a little easier the next time...

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Factors That Affect the Durability of Hearing Aids

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Have you just acquired your first set of hearing aids? Read on and discover some of the factors that may determine how long those hearing aids will last. Use this information to help you to take measures that will prolong the service life of your hearing aids. Their Construction Hearing aids are usually made from a combination of materials, such as plastic and metal. These materials degrade over time due to exposure to various substances, such as moisture, earwax and dust. However, some hearing aids have a nano-coating (a liquid repellent...

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