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Everything You Need to Know About Postpartum Depression

Oct 15, 2021

According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare's 2010 Australian National Infant Feeding Survey, 20% of mothers of 24-month-old children and under suffer from postpartum or postnatal depression. A majority of these mothers reported having...

Understanding Affective Disorders

Oct 14, 2021

Anyone you know experiencing emotional distress or having a depressed mood? Chances are that person is suffering from an affective disorder. This term includes a wide range of mental illnesses, including panic disorder and social phobia that could...

All You Need to Know About Autism Spectrum Disorder

Oct 13, 2021

Autism spectrum disorder is a lifelong neurodevelopmental disorder that affects how an individual experiences the world. Autism can be seen as a difference in brain wiring, which impacts a person's ability to experience, understand and process information.

Treatments for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Oct 11, 2021

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common condition where the median nerve in the carpal tunnel, a narrow passageway in the palm area of your hand, becomes pressed and squeezed. This puts pressure on the nerve and causes pain, numbness and tingling sensations.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Symptoms, Causes & Diagnosis

Oct 08, 2021

Whether you engage in manual tasks or perform computer tasks on a day-to-day basis, you could be at risk of carpal tunnel syndrome. The incidence of carpal tunnel syndrome has been attributed to the use of computers as well as other repetitive activities, but...

Phobia Basics: Everything You Need to Know About Agoraphobia

Sep 28, 2021

What is Agoraphobia? Agoraphobia is a severe anxiety disorder that many people don't realize they have. It's a fear of places and situations where it is hard to escape or get help if something bad happens. People with agoraphobia often feel like they...

Dyslexia: What It Is, Its Causes & Symptoms?

Sep 27, 2021

What is Dyslexia? Dyslexia is a learning disability that makes it difficult for people to read and write. It can also be hard for them to spell words, match letters and sounds, or express their thoughts in spoken language. The disorder affects people...

Everything You Need to Know About Stroke

Sep 24, 2021

Around 387,000 Australians had suffered a stroke at some point in their lives, according to a recent survey (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2019). Two-fifths of them were women, while more than half were men. Stroke is a chronic condition that can...

Digestive Health 101: What is Constipation?

Sep 23, 2021

Infrequent bowel movements, or passing hard, dry stools, are signs of constipation. This condition not only causes sluggishness, physical pain and discomfort, but also leaves you irritable and your brain foggy for weeks, if not months. Follow this...

Inflammation 101: Types, Causes, Symptoms & Prevention

Sep 21, 2021

Our bodies have an innate ability to fight disease, or at least warn us when foreign agents are attacking our internal organs. As the body's major weapon in maintaining structural integrity and function, inflammation plays a vital role. While its primary...

Temporomandibular Joint Pain and Dysfunction Management

Sep 16, 2021

Temporomandibular joint pain and dysfunction (TMJPD) affects people of all ages. The condition presents with either acute or chronic pain in the jaw joints that connect the jaw bone (Mandible) and the skull (Temporal Bone). Normal function of the jaw...

Migraine Management: With a Focus on the Different Phases of Migraine

Sep 14, 2021

Overview According to Migraine and Headache Australia, migraine is a neurological condition that can present as a one-sided headache, that is of a throbbing nature that is considered a severe headache and is aggravated by physical activity. Close to...

Yeast Infection: Types, Cause, Symptoms & Diagnosis

Sep 13, 2021

Yeast infections often cause itchiness and discomfort in the vaginal area, though they can occur in other parts of the body as well. These infections can be developed by external or internal factors, and they can range from mild to serious. Follow...

What is Sciatica?: Causes, Symptoms & Prevention

Sep 13, 2021

Sciatica is one of those conditions that cannot be concealed for long as its symptoms are as clear as crystal. Although back pain can be caused by many things, you can tell straight away whether or not it's sciatica. Find out in this guide what telltale...

Everything You Need to Know About Acne

Sep 10, 2021

Acne is a common skin condition that causes red, painful bumps on the face, though these can also appear on the back, chest and shoulders. It is not a superficial problem that may potentially leave scars on the skin, as acne sows low self-esteem and...

ADHD & ADD: Differences & Similarities

Sep 10, 2021

Does your child daydream a lot, have difficulty keeping their attention on tasks or do things impulsively without thinking of their consequences? If they exhibit one or more of these symptoms, they may likely have ADD or another subtype of ADHD. While...

Chronic Diseases & Natural Therapy

Sep 10, 2021

Living with a chronic condition causes not only physical pain and difficulty in performing everyday tasks — even the simplest of them — but also mental torture and emotional distress. Nothing can be worse than not knowing what may happen tomorrow...

Hair Loss Basics: Causes, Types & Symptoms

Sep 09, 2021

Apart from the ones that you have to untangle from your hairbrush, the clumps of hair clogging the shower drain and strewn on your living room couch and pillows can be a sign of a health problem. Growing up, we've all been told that it's normal to...

From Anxiety to Resilience

Sep 08, 2021

When a child has been anxious for a long period, even the most well-meaning parents can fall into a negative cycle and, not wanting their child to suffer, actually exacerbates the child's anxiety. It happens when parents, anticipating a child's fears, try...

Depression: Summarising Basic Information

Sep 07, 2021

The subject of Depression is mired in misconceptions about what a depressive disorder 'is' and its 'causes', which may create uncertainty in choosing appropriate treatment. As we all aim to help people with depression, and their loved ones and carers...

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