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Preparing for Pre Employment Medicals

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Pre employment medicals are undertaken as part of the recruitment process to determine suitability of potential employees for the roles they applied for. The physical and psychological demands of roles vary, and the risks employees are exposed to in the workplace also vary from one industry to another. Employers make every effort to mitigate these risks in an attempt to ensure that illness or injury to themselves and fellow employees are prevented.

17 January 2017

How to Handle Neck Pain

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Necks are a sensitive part of the body and you should not treat neck pain lightly. If you experience neck pain, then always consider obtaining a professional medical opinion or visiting a chiropractor for advice. Nevertheless, many of us can help our necks by paying attention to our lifestyles and making a few changes which will allow for improvements. Fed up of neck pain? Take a look at what you could be doing to make it better.

16 January 2017

How A Hearing Aid Could Improve Your Quality of Life, Not Just Your Hearing

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Hearing loss can adversely affect many aspects of your life. Not being able to hear clearly can damage your relationships, put you at risk in emergencies, and affect how well you are able to carry out your job. Here are some very good reasons why you should consider seeking medical advice and getting yourself fitted with a hearing aid if you think your hearing is starting to deteriorate. Your mental health

16 January 2017

How To Beat Sleep Apnea Naturally

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Sleep disorders including sleep apnea affect over 1.5 million Australians. More worryingly, 80% of these people have not been diagnosed. Sleep apnea, though, is a dangerous sleep disorder that you can't afford to ignore. How Sleep Apnea Occurs The disorder occurs when the throat muscles relax too much when someone is sleeping; this narrows the windpipe and restricts airflow. The body reacts by initiating mechanisms that help in pulling in more air.

13 January 2017

How You Can Use Osteopathic Exercises To Treat Sciatica

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Have you ever experienced a pain that starts at your lower back and travels down to your legs through your buttocks? This pain is known as sciatica or sciatic pain, and it is caused by the irritation of the sciatic nerve. The pain can be so intense to an extent where you don't want to move or get off from your couch. You can also experience weakness in your legs or numbness and tingling sensations.

13 January 2017

2 Headphone Limitations That Will Stop Your Teen From Becoming One of the Billions Losing Their Hearing

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While hearing loss is a problem generally thought of as a lifelong condition or one which begins with old age, more and more young teens are seeing a decline in their ability to hear. The World Health Organization has estimated that a staggering 1.1 billion teenagers may lose their hearing in the future due to headphone use. In-ear headphones, also known as earbuds, are a particular concern as they blast music directly into the ear canal.

13 January 2017

Correcting droopy eyelids as you age

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Hooded eyes can be a sexy and mysterious feature when you are young, but some people find as they age that their eyelids droop too far and start to impede their vision. This can be embarrassing and can stop people from doing the activities that they enjoy. Luckily a simple eyelid surgery can reduce the excess skin on the eyelid and make it much easier to see. Here are the steps in getting eyelid reduction, 

12 January 2017

Travel Advice for Businesspeople Heading to Singapore

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Largely due to the free trade agreement that exists between Singapore and Australia, there are a great number of business trips that are undertaken each year to the country by Australians. Although Singapore is a highly developed country with extremely low crime rates—especially concerning visiting businesspeople and tourists—there are a number of things to take into account ahead of any intended trip. Entry and Exit All adult Australian citizens are required to have a scan of their thumbprint taken on every occasion that they enter and exit Singapore.

21 December 2016

How robotic surgery can help you to recover more quickly and comfortably from vascular surgery

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Human hands can perform delicate tasks, but in the newest iterations of surgery, robotic tools are helping to further refine and improve surgical techniques. Here are some of the ways that robotic surgery is helping to transform vascular surgery.  Placement of valves Robotic surgery can help surgeons to place a valve in the correct position by letting them insert an expandable valve (often known as a stent) into an artery to expand a collapsed artery.

19 December 2016

Pregnancy Ultrasound - What To Expect

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Ultrasounds are carried out during pregnancy to enable medical professionals to monitor the development of your baby and to highlight any problems.  So what can you expect when you attend for an ultrasound scan?  Read on for a helpful overview. How many scans will you need? If your pregnancy is normal, you will be offered two scans.  The first usually takes place between 8 to 14 weeks and the second from 18 to 21 weeks.

19 December 2016