Dementia isn’t one specific disease, but instead a collection of symptoms that are caused by disorders affecting the brain. Dementia affects thinking, behaviour and the ability to perform everyday tasks. This can interfere with the person’s social and working life. According to Dementia Australia, dementia is now the second leading cause of death among Australians.
While there’s no one Mediterranean diet, this style of eating plan is typically rich in wholegrains, vegetables, fruits, nuts, legumes, olive oil, and fish but relatively low in red meat and dairy products. Sweets and processed foods are occasional treats and wine is consumed in moderation, with a meal. There is now a significant amount
Gestational Diabetes (or GDM, for short) is diabetes which first presents during pregnancy and which usually resolves after a woman gives birth. However, women with GDM are at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes later in life. GDM affects approximately 5% of pregnancies in Australia, although women from certain ethnic backgrounds (particularly those of
In today’s busy world, it can be difficult to prioritise our health. But whether it’s skimping on sleep, eating too many takeaways or neglecting the gym to stay back at the office a few too many times, putting your health at the bottom of the priority list isn’t a good solution when it comes to saving
If the cold weather and shorter days have you feeling down, you’re not alone. Many of us feel more positive and energetic in the spring and summer months and less so as winter hits. For some people, though, the winter months can lead to a form of depression known as seasonal affective disorder, or SAD.
Do you remember when your mum would tell you to come inside and put a jumper on, or the cold will be the death of you? Well it’s time to find out if she was telling the truth! Being exposed to cold will cause a cold Colds are caused by viruses, not the weather. The
As the temperature drops and we look for ways to keep warm during winter, the risk of accidental burns can increase. Follow these tips to keep you and your family safe at home this winter. Heaters. Whether gas or electric, always check your heater before you start using it each winter, to ensure that it’s working
As the weather cools down, along comes the temptation to curl up in front of the TV rather than get outside and to switch from fresh fruit and salads to heavier meals. But you can stay healthy and avoid winter weight gain with these easy tips. Make a pot of soup. Soups are both easy
If you dread the week (or weeks) leading up to your period, you are not alone. According to Jean Hailes for Women’s Health, up to 30% of women experience unpleasant physical and emotional symptoms just before menstruating. For some women the problem is worse than for others and can significantly affect their quality of life.
Men have a reputation for avoiding the doctor and not always prioritising their health. But regular health checks can pick up problems early, well before you develop any symptoms of disease. This can help to prevent future health problems, or pick them up early, when they are easier to treat. Your doctor can explain the