Distinguishing between depression and bipolar disorder Bipolar disorder is a chronic condition that affects approximately 2% of the Australian population. It was previously known as ‘manic depression’ which encompassed the extreme and uncontrollable mood swings between states of manic highs and depressive lows that are experienced by those with the disorder. Symptoms … Continue reading Depression versus bipolar
Will there ever be a hormonal contraception method for men? Although there are a wide variety of contraceptive options for females to prevent pregnancy, the choices available for men to have control over their fertility have not changed for over a century. These choices either have a lower efficacy, such as condoms … Continue reading Men and Contraception
Approximately 45% of Australians experience mental health issues at some point during their lifetime. The majority of workers successfully manage their illness without it impacting on their work, The majority of workers successfully manage their illness without it impacting on their work, however, some may require workplace support for a short period of time … Continue reading How to cope with mental health issues in the workplace
Understanding anxiety Meghan Betts An overwhelming feeling of worry and fear, a racing heart, a trembling in my hands and knees I couldn’t stop… these are all experiences I went through on a near-daily basis before I learnt to manage my anxiety. The total feeling of being completely out of control, even of my … Continue reading Understanding Anxiety
Treating anxiety disorders Meghan Betts Effective treatments help you to control your anxiety so that it no longer controls you. There are multiple methods for treating anxiety and which works best for you depends on you as an individual and what type of anxiety you are experiencing. There are a range of mental health … Continue reading Treating anxiety disorders
Six tips on keeping your team performance at its best Contributor: Meghan Betts Effective teamwork is crucial in the healthcare sector, whether you’re in the operating theater or working on the wards, as the public’s health and well-being are in your hands. Poor teamwork and miscommunication can disrupt procedures, lead to inaccuracies or cause unnecessary … Continue reading Team Building
By Sophia van Gent Fact: aneurysms contribute to 25,000 deaths in the United States every year. One in 100 people with aneurysms will suffer a rupture. Aneurysms are an excessive localized swelling of the wall of an artery and form silently from the wear and tear on the arteries. The disease that causes aneurysms is … Continue reading Aneurysms – facts & stories
By Sophia van Gent You know when you were a kid and your parents kept telling you to drink more water and you didn’t really listen to it? Still don’t really listen that advice? Well, maybe you should. After all, they do have a point. With summer already in swing and with temperatures often over … Continue reading Why You Should Drink More Water
By Sophia van Gent Is there a debate on vaccination? Alison Gaylard from the Northern Rivers Vaccination Supporters Group (an area with the lowest rates of immunisation in Australia) doesn’t think so. “There is no debate. There is science and medicine and then there is fear-mongering, lies and Chinese whispers,” said Gaylard to Natural Health … Continue reading Why Do We Vaccinate?
Personal Assistants in companies are becoming as rare as hen’s teeth and even “significant other” partners simply don’t have the time to organise your holidays or remember birthdays, let alone make your dental or car service appointments. The luxury of Hotel Concierges is that they are available to do absolutely everything for you – similar … Continue reading Would I be more productive with a Personal Concierge?