Pancreatic cancer: ‘A silent disease’

Pancreatic cancer is an abnormal growth of cells within the pancreas. It is a deadly condition with poor outcomes, and the number of people diagnosed across the country is ever increasing. Pancreatic cancer is the fourth-leading cause of cancer-related death in Australian men and the fifth-leading cause in women, with an overall five-year survival rate … Continue reading Pancreatic cancer: ‘A silent disease’

Understanding adolescence

Looking back on our teenage years can bring back uncomfortable memories for many of us. It can be a time fraught with uncertainty as we struggle with physiological and psychological changes and the transition to independence. As a parent, it can be difficult to know whether your teenager is experiencing the usual challenges of adolescence or whether some professional help might be … Continue reading Understanding adolescence

Ancient practice alleviates pain and brings relaxation

Reflexology is a form of alternative medicine in which the practitioner applies pressure to specific points and areas on the feet, hands or ears, in order to improve general health and wellbeing. Reflexologists believe that certain zones correspond to different organs and providing pressure to these areas has a positive effect on the organs and ultimately, overall health. Although reflexology is … Continue reading Ancient practice alleviates pain and brings relaxation

When sports lead to injuries

Dr Paul Bailey, Director of St John of God Murdoch Private Emergency Department, gives us his tips on what to do when you have a sports-related injury. "Our love of sport in Australia is a defining characteristic of our culture – and it’s not just elite level sport – Aussies are great participators! From our early primary school years until we’re elderly, … Continue reading When sports lead to injuries

It’s not all pink – raising awareness for rare cancers

Most of us are familiar with the pink campaign that has raised awareness of breast and gynaecological cancers, but did you know there are more than 30 coloured ribbons representing cancers that many people have never heard of? Most people in Australia will be affected by cancer at some stage in their lives, either personally … Continue reading It’s not all pink – raising awareness for rare cancers