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World No Tobacco Day -  The Cold Hard Facts About Smoking

World No Tobacco Day -  The Cold Hard Facts About Smoking

Dr. Sam Hay

Did you know that today is World No Tobacco Day? This day is all about the dangers of smoking, not only to each individual’s health and wallet, but to everyone worldwide According to medical health professional Dr. Sam Hay, "By 2030 – 8 million people will die every single year from tobacco use. That’s the entire population of Switzerland or the United Arab Emirates, or all of Sydney and Brisbane combined – each and every twelve months." In this article Dr. Sam presents the cold hard facts about smoking, that in some ways, can be even more confronting than those images on the ciggie packs that have been in place for more than 10 years.

How to Recognise Signs of Mental Health Problems in Your Child

How to Recognise Signs of Mental Health Problems in Your Child

Dr. Happy
The so called “negative emotions”, such as depression and anxiety, anger and frustration, are perfectly normal for both children and adults. At the same time, however, there’s a point when “normal” becomes unhealthy; when the intensity or duration of the distress begins to impact on that person’s ability to function or enjoy life, when it impairs their work or schooling or social interactions. So how do we determine when the line’s been crossed? In this article mental health professional, Dr. Happy offers his advice on the practical strategies we can implement if our children are showing signs that they're experiencing a number of mental health issues. 
Category:Mental Health
Feeling anxious? Talk to your pet, they know exactly how to help. 

Feeling anxious? Talk to your pet, they know exactly how to help. 

Laura V
Every now and then, we all experience anxiety. Whether stuck in a traffic jam, preparing for an exam or simply waiting at the doctor's surgery; anxiety is a natural and normal trade-off for survival. Those of us who are hit hard, often find it difficult to mediate unhelpful thoughts, experiencing a range of relentless symptoms that can leave us feeling helpless and hopeless. So who do we turn to in times of distress? Who will listen? Who promises not to judge and will offer overwhelming comfort when we need it the most? According to Laura - "She'd say an animal".
Category:Pet Care
Creamy Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

Creamy Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

Helen Schofield
If you're feeling the chill this week, we prescribe a bowl of this creamy, lemony, wholesome chicken soup packed with veggies and satisfying orzo or risoni. Delicious, and you can have it on the table in just 30 minutes! Our popular recipe blogger Helen says: "There are so many cool things about this soup, I think what I like most about it is that while it’s a nice chunky soup with plenty of veggie goodness in it, it’s also light enough to throw in a Tupperware and take to work for lunch." We hope you enjoy
Category:Recipes
What is a Dental Filling?

What is a Dental Filling?

Dr. Emma

Have you ever thought about what happens when you have a filling? According to our resident dental health blogger Dr. Emma, “A filling is one of the most commonly performed dental procedures, but perhaps the most misunderstood. It seems simple, right? There's a hole in a tooth, fill it up with stuff. Well, this isn’t the case – teeth are tricky creatures, and the mouth is an incredibly hostile environment in which to get materials to stick and last. There's a lot that goes into preparing a tooth to be filled, as well as selecting the right material.” In this article, Dr. Emma helps us to understand by detailing her step-by-step procedure when completing a common filling.

Category:Dental Health
What is Oral Allergy Syndrome (OAS)?

What is Oral Allergy Syndrome (OAS)?

Dr. Sam Hay

We’re all familiar with the ‘2&5’ rule, not to mention the popular raw food movement. For many Aussies however, enjoying raw fruit and veg simply isn’t an option. Enter ‘Oral Allergy Syndrome’, or OAS to its friends. A relatively common condition which causes a range of different reactions from tingling tongues, itchy throats and swollen lips to more serious consequences like vomiting and abdominal pain. In some extreme cases, although uncommon, OAS can even trigger life-threatening anaphylactic shock. The thought of being unable to snack on a juicy peach or crunchy carrot made us curious -  what are the symptoms and triggers of OAS, and how can it be treated? Thankfully, our resident GP Dr. Sam Hay was on hand to tell us more...
 

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