Young children’s sleep disorders will likely affect the household’s sleep quality and overall energy levels. Lack of good quality sleep in children or adolescents may impact growth, school performance, memory, mood and behaviour.
Skin is one of the most remarkable parts of the human anatomy – but what happens when it tears? The skin is actually the largest organ of the body and includes hair, nails and glands. As we get older, our skin also becomes fragile as the fat levels and integrity between skin layers reduce. Coupled … Continue reading Reducing the risk of skin tears
The Achilles tendon is the largest and strongest tendon in the body. As you can imagine, it is pivotal in all aspects of lower limb propulsion and copes with high levels of load on a daily basis. Benjamin Hodgetts, Functional Sports Podiatrist and Strength and Conditioning Coach at Sportsmed Murdoch, says one of the most … Continue reading Treating Achilles Tendinopathy
Many people fear that the process of dying is very painful, however new Australian research shows that our loved ones are not likely to suffer with severe pain at the end of life. A recent study of almost 19,000 Australian patients in the terminal phase of their illness, showed that more than 50% of patients … Continue reading Is dying painful? The truth about pain in the final stages of life
The reason most of us end up in an emergency department (ED) is because we’re in pain. In fact, up to 75% of us present to ED some level of pain. Often, when a patient arrives in pain, he or she is given the most appropriate painkiller. This can vary from paracetamol and anti-inflammatories, to … Continue reading Acupuncture – alongside, not instead of
St John of God Murdoch Hospital is the only hospital in Western Australia conducting a trial investigating a new combination of immune-based treatments to treat metastatic gastric and gastroesophageal junction cancer. Lead Investigator Professor Kynan Feeney says the study is testing the effectiveness, safety and tolerability of a combination of new immunotherapy drugs. “We are … Continue reading Trial treating stomach cancer
Professor Kynan Feeney from Oncology West says stomach cancer is comparatively uncommon in our community but we should be aware of its symptoms as it is a common cause of cancer death. “Abdominal pain, weight loss and black stools are associated with stomach cancer but they are also indicators of other issues such as ulcers … Continue reading Stomach cancer uncommon but often deadly