Arthritis is a group of degenerative conditions that present with inflammation of the connective tissue in joints, causing pain and stiffness. The most common type of arthritis is osteoarthritis, which is caused by the wear and tear of bones and connective tissue, and it worsens as people get older. Rheumatoid arthritis, which is an autoimmune disease, is also common. The treatment of arthritis is based on alleviating inflammation and pain and improving the patient's quality of life through improved joint function.
- Women will be familiar with going along to their GP at least every two years for a Pap smear to screen for cervical cancer. How your GP screens for cervical cancer is changing and it's important for women to understand what the changes are and why they're happening. What is cervical cancer? Cervical cancer is a disease that occurs when the cells in the cervix, or the opening to the uterus, start growing out of control.
- Physiotherapy is the obvious treatment choice for muscular or skeletal problems, or to help with recovery from many types of injury. Because things that fall under the umbrella of physiotherapy include exercise and massage, it's not hard to see the link between these sorts of medical problems and physio treatments. But there are plenty of other things physiotherapy can be helpful in treating, and dementia is one of them. A debilitating and distressing disease, dementia can quickly leave people struggling to live a normal life.
- Around 1 in 6 Australian couples struggle to conceive. If you're trying for a baby and there's no success within the first year, you may start to think about assisted conception. Prior to helping you begin this journey, your gynaecologist will likely consider other options that are less invasive. Before beginning the process, they'll need to know a little more about yourself, your partner, and your attempts to fall pregnant. How long you've been trying for a baby
- How many digital devices do you have in your home? Now, how many similar devices do you access when you're at work? When you sit down and think about this, it's no wonder that they call this decade the digital age. You may need to use a computer all day in the office and may then spend a couple of hours glued to the TV at night. If so, you may be risking the development of a condition called "