Aches & Pains
Rugby: sidestep the risks

Rugby: sidestep the risks

They’re warriors and their war is rugby. How can you let your child experience the joy of playing rugby while protecting him from life-threatening injuries? We’re talking about human battering rams, powerfully crashing into one another in scrums, and flattening the guy with the ball in tackles. Every moment of the game counts, as does […]

No standing ovation for sitting

No standing ovation for sitting

Love slouching on the couch? Take note: if you sit more than three hours per day, you could be setting yourself up for poor health and, yes, even premature death. There’s no doubt: too much sitting is bad news in terms of health and longevity. Worldwide, inactivity is the cause of 6% of deaths, and […]

When should you worry about headaches?

When should you worry about headaches?

Headaches are among the most annoying health problems out there. But apart from being a nuisance, they could point to something more sinister. When should you worry about headaches? There’s nothing quite like a throbbing headache to ruin your day. The pain makes concentrating on that spreadsheet (or your date!) a nightmare, and the pills you’ve been […]

The anti-inflammatory diet

The anti-inflammatory diet

Do you have osteoarthritis? Put the Anti-Inflammatory Diet to the test. If you live with the pain and disability of osteoarthritis, you may be desperate to improve your condition. Consider losing weight, if necessary, and applying the principles of the Anti-Inflammatory Diet. Osteoarthritis facts An estimated 15% of all Australians (3.1 million people) have arthritis. According to […]

Are you allergic to your Mobile Phone?

Are you allergic to your Mobile Phone?

Is the 21st century wreaking havoc on your health? While you may not actually be allergic to your Mobile Phone, find out more with this medical guide to gizmo-related aches and pains. Sometimes it seems as if technology is trying to get back at us. It’s already messing with our minds – does it really make our lives […]

Tonsillitis Symptoms

Tonsillitis Symptoms

Early Tonsillitis Symptoms can be difficult to differentiate from early symptoms of a cold or flu. Headache, sore throat and minor discomfort when swallowing are all early symptoms of both a cold and tonsillitis. So, how do you know if you are developing tonsillitis, or your sore throat is caused by cold, flu or some other similar […]