General Health A-K

10 Facts About Alcohol Consumption

If you are planning on having a big weekend with your friends, lots of dancing and laughs, just remember some of the following when it comes to alcohol consumption. More...

25th Anniversary of Fluoridation

Fluoride is only added to water where the amount of fluoride occurring naturally does not reach the 'optimal level' required to reduce tooth decay. One milligram of fluoride for every litre of water has been shown to provide maximum benefits to the community. More...

Alternative Therapies

This form of therapy is based upon the idea that taking tablets containing highly dilute minerals will aid in the health of the individual. There is no evidence to disprove this type of therapy, but many doctors believe that minute amount of minerals have little or no effect on the body. More...

ADD/ADHD in Teenagers

Being a teen can be confusing at the best of times. Imagine how it would feel if no one seemed to understand HOW you were thinking, your parents and teachers are saying "you CAN do better", the kids at school pick on you for absolutely no reason other than that you are YOU! On top of this, you can't concentrate on your school work, it takes you 10 times to read the one page before it sinks in, and you do stupid things. More...

Acupuncture

Acupuncture works by improving the health of the 12 lines or meridians of energy that flow through our body. More...

Are Aliens In Your Bed?

Kelly woke up with a start very early one morning. She was scared because something heavy was sitting on her chest and was making it hard to breathe. She tried to sit up but was totally paralysed. Even her arms and legs were useless. More...

Antibiotics & Thrush

When we catch colds and fall ill with bacterial infections, we are often given prescriptions to take antibiotic drugs. These drugs have been effective over the past decades in killing off these bacteria. More...

Are you stressed?

Sometimes the people in our lives fall ill, or seem not quite "themselves". This can be for many reasons. Do they often say they are "Stressed" or do you often say you are "Stressed"? More...

Breathe Easy

Asthma is more common than most people realise. About 1 in 5 children have asthma that can be easily identified and only have mild to moderate attacks. Up to 4 in 10 people have asthmatic tendencies but they usually grow out of it. More...

Battle with Crohn's Disease

"I was losing blood and heaps of weight which was making me really grumpy," said Peter Timbs, 29, referring to his personal battle with Crohn's Disease, which was recently made public during his seven week stint in the Big Brother House. More...

Big Pimples

So if chocolate and greasy foods don't make any difference to our facial geology, then how and why do we get zits? More...

BEING SAFE AT HOME IS MORE THAN JUST LOCKING DOORS

On average, every day in Australia, a staggering 5,000 children need medical attention due to accidents often incurred at home. More...

Crohn's Disease

Crohn's disease is one of two major types of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) of unknown origin that currently has no cure. More...

Daffodil Day - Blooming Good Cause

Two million fresh daffodils will be in full bloom to help The Cancer Council Australia spread the message of hope for all touched by cancer on Daffodil Day, Friday 22 August. More...

10 Myths About Drugs

PEOPLE WHO TAKE DRUGS ARE NOT REALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR ACTIONS. More...

Depression, am I really alone?

That isn't what you usually say when you meet someone, is it? When the word mental illness is said aloud, it conjures up different images such as psychiatric wards, weird people, crazies and so on. More...

Dental Awareness Fact Sheet

The ADAVB has identified 3 main life stages where specific dental care needs to be considered: early childhood, late teens and older age. One of the major dental health issues for younger children is nursing decay. More...

Diabetes Fact & Figures

Diabetes is Australia's fastest growing chronic disease. 520,000 Australians are diagnosed with diabetes. For every one that knows it, another has it but doesn't know it - yet. More...

Depression

Depression is an illness affecting 5 percent of young Australian. Depression affects people in different ways and the severity varies - some cases can be so severe sufferers are debilitated. More...

Dental Awareness Month

Over the past 20 years, the ADAVB has promoted a week-long community health education campaign known as Dental Health Week. In 2002, the week has been extended to a month-long campaign, the theme of which is 'Dental Care for the Ageing'. More...
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