They are rarely talked about but vaginal pessaries can give women freedom and security if they have prolapse or urinary incontinence.
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Bruce Willis’ family today revealed he has been diagnosed with aphasia. So what actually is aphasia and why haven’t we heard of it before?
You can prevent your skin becoming dry and inflamed with some simple steps. And if you do develop dermatitis, it’s important to seek early medical help.
There’s nothing worse then a sore pimple. But there’s a few things you can do to avoid a breakout.
Oily skin can be a real pain, especially if it leads to pimples. A few simple tricks can keep your skin healthy and decrease the chance of a breakout.
Lupus is the body’s immune system attacking itself.
A new study has provided further proof of a link between stress and auto-immune disorders.
If a majority of med students come from privileged backgrounds, how are they to understand their patients who don’t?
About two-thirds of Australian medical students come from affluent backgrounds. Only one in ten from low socioeconomic status backgrounds.
The gift of time makes patients happy.
Much of the fear of cancer arises from a lack of control, so I’m at my happiest when a patient with a new diagnosis comes in bewildered and shaken and leaves my office feeling a modicum of control.
Rates of diabetes amputations have risen 30% over the past decade.
Diabetes is arguably the nation’s greatest public health challenge, affecting over one million Australians. People with diabetes have high sugar levels in the blood which can damage nerves and blood vessels…
Patients want their doctor to tell them the truth.
TALKING ABOUT DEATH AND DYING – Why is it we don’t talk about the greatest inevitability in our lives? We explore the consequences of this silence in this series, today considering the issue from an oncologist’s…