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Should I get the HPV (Gardasil) vaccine?

The following information should assist when deciding if the HPV vaccine is right for you. The information provided is for educational purposes only and does not replace consultation with your Doctor, nor does it qualify as personalised medical advice. Please make an appointment with your Doctor to discuss further. What is the Gardasil®9 vaccine? Gardasil® 9 is a vaccine created...

March 12, 2019 | by
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Changes to accessing codeine

As of 1st February 2018 all medications containing Codeine, such as Panadeine Forte and Nurofen Plus will no longer be available over the pharmacy counter without a prescription written from your GP. What is Codeine? Codeine is an opioid medication that is mainly used for pain relief. Regular use and misuse of codeine can lead to physical dependence. All opioid...

January 31, 2018 | by
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Planning an overseas holiday?

Do you like to explore nature’s wonderland, indulge in the exotic flavours of the world or befriend animals across the globe? Well we recommend an appointment with your GP before you travel – not the day before, at least 4 weeks prior (there’s a downside to being spontaneous!). Where are you going, what will you be doing and what are the known...

February 21, 2017 | by
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How to Handle Food Cravings

Continuing with our series of blog posts about healthy eating as a contributing factor to your overall health, today we talk about food cravings. Food cravings are hard to resist, but there are some surprising techniques that can help you manage your cravings, according to psychologist Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D. in an article found on Q. The best way to deal...

June 16, 2015 | by
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A Simpler Approach to Fat Loss Nutrition

Conventional wisdom says that weight loss is as simple as eating less. While at face value this advice is true, the reality of “simply eating less” is often much different. By eating less you are not only reducing your caloric intake, but you are altering your daily routine by changing what, when, and how you eat. The resulting frustration is...

June 16, 2015 | by
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Do We Need a New Definition of Fitness?

Ask ten personal trainers how to get fit and you’ll get ten different answers. More often than not, the focus is the final result—some “fitness unicorn”—which ends with you tearing yourself apart because you fell short. You condition yourself to associate self-worth with all the factors you’ve been warned to disregard as you embark on your wellness journey: your outward...

May 19, 2015 | by
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How to Never Feel Stressed at Work Again

The health experts at the Greatist have come up with a great takeaway on stress management and working. The piece covers not only the signs of stress at work, but how to combat the problem as well. Ongoing, chronic stress can trigger real physical effects, ranging from depression and anxiety to high blood pressure, according to the Greatist piece. Stress...

May 19, 2015 | by
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