• Suicide Risk and Bladder Cancer: Facts for Concerned Friends and Family

    New research shows men with advanced bladder cancer are more likely to commit suicide than men with other types of cancer. If someone you loves has bladder cancer, you may be worried about this risk. To help you support your friend and assess any possible suicide risks, here are five facts you need to know: 1. Older Men Have a Higher Risk of Suicide than the General Population Suicide affects men more often than women, and men over the age of 85 have a particularly high rate of suicide—it was 28.

  • What Can I Expect When Visiting an Audiologist?

    An audiologist is a specialist healthcare professional who helps to evaluate hearing loss and pinpoint any related disorders. They can also advise individuals who are already suffering in this regard and need rehabilitation. This specialist is trained to use a variety of different procedures and tests to pinpoint the cause of any problem and also to provide you with hearing aids or other devices as needed. Procedure During First Consultation

  • Some Early Morning Stretches To Help Loosen Your Back Up For The Day

    Many people who suffer from lower back pain find that it is accentuated first thing in the morning; indeed, a good deal  of back pain of this type is caused as a person sleeps, and is unconscious of the stresses being placed on parts of their back. As well as doing some exercises that help the back during your free time, is is an excellent idea to include a quick stretching program into your morning routine.

  • How To Recognise A Stroke

    Stroke is a devastating and potentially life-changing condition, and whilst any age group can be affected, it's the elderly who are most at risk. 69% of stroke sufferers in Australia are over 65, and the risk increases markedly with age. Do you care for an elderly relative?  Would you know if they were having a stroke?  It's vital that you can recognise the signs and symptoms of a stroke as soon as possible – the quicker a victim is treated, the higher their chances are of making a full recovery.

  • Six Things You Need To Pack In Your Hospital Bag When You Are Having A Baby

    If your due date is approaching, you are probably actively thinking about the birth. Not only do you have to write your birth plan with your obstetrician, choose your pain relief method and map out the fastest route to the hospital, you also have to pack a small overnight bag. Here is what you need: 1. A warm robe or cardigan sweater While you are in active labour, you should wear whatever feels comfortable.