A Brief Guide to Hearing Loss

Hearing loss can be permanent or temporary and is something that many people experience at some point in their lives. There are many different causes of hearing loss. Ageing is a common cause, but overexposure to loud noise can be a factor, as can medical problems such as Meniere's disease or ear infections. There are many treatments available from antibiotics to hearing aids, depending on the cause of your hearing loss. This short guide aims to explain hearing loss in more detail, from the initial symptoms to how it can be treated and prevented. [Read More]

Staying Healthy During Your Pregnancy: An Introductory Guide

Having a baby is one of the most exciting times of your life. It can cause some anxiety as you worry about how you can maintain a healthy lifestyle which will help with your baby's development and the birth. Below is an introductory guide to some of the things you can do which will help you to stay healthy during your pregnancy. Visit an obstetrician An obstetrician is a doctor who specialises in pregnancy. [Read More]

4 Services Offered By Walk-in Medical Centres

If you feel unwell, your first thought may be to attend your local hospital. However, the emergency departments of hospitals can be very busy places. In an attempt to relieve pressure on emergency care centres, the Australian health service runs a number of walk-in clinics. Walk-in medical clinics are usually based in community health centres, and as the name suggests, you do not require an appointment in order to be seen by a doctor or nurse. [Read More]

Should You Let Your Child Wear Contact Lenses?

A good number of people battling with vision problems tend to gravitate toward contact lenses over spectacles for the enhanced convenience that they offer. Thus, it is not surprising that if you have a bespectacled child, they may show some interest in switching to contact lenses too. Nevertheless, how do you know if your child is ready for contacts? Most people tend to assume that contacts are better for adults and that younger eyes will not be able to adapt to them. [Read More]