Your body comprises of a complex network of blood vessels such as arteries, capillaries and veins. This network of blood vessels functions to carry blood to and from the heart to the various parts of your body. As such, vascular ailments should be treated with utmost seriousness. One of the more common reasons why people would develop trouble with their vascular system is because of atherosclerosis. This is plaque accumulated within the blood vessels, making them stiff and decreasing the diameter of the vessel. [Read More]
What can I legally be asked at a pre-employment medical?
Many jobs require a pre-employment medical. These are supposed to ensure that the prospective applicant can physically carry out the job that they are applying for. Applicants may be nervous about revealing their medical history to a prospective employer but they are legally protected in a range of ways during a pre-employment medical. What can I be asked? You can be asked to provide evidence that you are generally fit and can fulfil any of the requirements of the job. [Read More]
3 Tips For Getting Kids To Wear Their Glasses
When your optometrist prescribes glasses for your child, you may be wondering how on earth you'll get your child to wear them every day. Wearing glasses can take some time to adjust to, and there can be several reasons for a child not wanting to wear them. They may feel self-conscious or think their peers will react negatively to them wearing glasses. Their glasses may also feel uncomfortable, which can be because they are not used to them or because the frames need to be adjusted. [Read More]
Effective Pain Relief Options For A Drug-Free Birth
Achieving a natural, drug-free birth is a common goal for many Australian mothers-to-be. However, the prospect of enduring a painful or prolonged labour is a daunting and sometimes frightening prospect. Fortunately, there are a number of effective and drug-free ways that you can minimise the pain of childbirth and maximise your likelihood of getting through labour without the need for drugs. A TENS machine TENS is an acronym for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation. [Read More]