Ergonomic Injuries and Working From Home
Ergonomics is the science of the suitability of human spaces to their intended purpose. In the workplace this means having a work area designed to optimise function and minimise possible injury risk, both physical and mental
A Closer Look at Bone Cancers
Although primary bone cancer is rare, secondary bone cancer affects thousands of Australians every year. Here, we find out what bone cancer is, and the research being done to change the outlook for patients everywhere.
A Closer Look at Heart Cancers
Tuesday 29th September is World Heart Day, so we take a look at heart cancer – a rare form of cancer that can affect men and women.
What is Myofascial Trigger Point Dry Needling?
Myofascial trigger points (muscle knots) are tight bunches of muscle fibre that reduce the ability of a muscle to expand and contract, potentially causing pain and limiting movement and function
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
Fighting Childhood Cancer: A Survivor’s Story
Thanks to groundbreaking research, Cure Cancer-funded cancer researchers have saved the lives of countless children. We hear from cancer survivor Alexander Kingsford on his experiences battling the disease as a young boy…Article
A Closer Look at Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
To mark Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, we’re taking a look at common childhood blood cancer Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL) and the research being carried out by WA scientist Dr Laurence CheungArticle
Australian Research into Prostate Cancer
In the same way that some cancers only affect women, there are also cancer types that are specific to men. Here, we take a look at what they are, common symptoms and the risk factors that may predispose you to them.Article
Successes in Australian Cancer Research
Cancer is a disease that affects over 18 million people worldwide annually. However, due to innovative and novel cancer research, the five-year cancer survival rate for patients has increased to 69% from 48% over the last 30 years.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
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