What are antibiotics? Antibiotics are medicines which are prescribed by your doctor to treat a whole range of infections. However, it’s important not to overuse antibiotics. This may lead to a resistance rendering them ineffective. When this happens, the infection you are trying to treat becomes stronger than the medicine and resistant to the treatment.
We thought this would be the ideal opportunity to clear up some of the myths of Autism. 50 somethings, unless there is a family member with Autism, probably have very little idea about the condition. The impact it can have on families is huge and we wanted to share some truths about Autism with you.
At Hoppers Lane GP we recognise that by the end of January a good number of those New Years Resolutions will have dropped by the wayside. When the kids are at home it can be very difficult to be ‘me’ centred and so the resolve begins to slip, right? There are a couple of things
Happy New Year! So, how are those resolutions going? Are they still intact? It is estimated that 72% of New Years Resolutions are health-related. Keeping on track with your health resolutions begins with you. Developing good health habits means you are more likely to enjoy a longer, healthier, happier life. The more they become a
Christmas is traditionally a time for making merry, drinking too much and eating way in excess of your own body weight! But it doesn’t have to be that way. The main risks to overindulgence can be avoided. You can keep a little healthier than you normally would at this time of year. Simply follow the
October 1st saw the beginning of Asthma and Allergy season. But can the weather really affect a person’s asthma? The short answer is yes it certainly can. Weather conditions of different types can bring on asthma symptoms. They can also worsen mild symptoms and trigger a potentially lethal attack. Some people’s asthma symptoms get worse
Epilepsy comes in a range of conditions and is not just one ‘condition’. In short it is a form of brain disorder which cause convulsive or not convulsive seizures. There are many types of Epilepsy and many types of seizures. 10% of the population will experience a seizure while 3-4% will go on to be
Caring and family-focused general practice a boon for new locals. Moving from one area to another is a huge life decision. The need to re-organise so many things you would normally take for granted. One of the biggest decisions you will need to make is what doctor you will register with in your new area.
This month is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in Australian women, affecting more than 15,000 Australians each year. Researchers are discovering how and why breast cancers start. This extensive research is helping to advance better treatments for breast cancer. Breast cancer research Current Breast cancer research is focussing on: