Our Weekly Health Tip

Managing Epilepsy with the help of Giant Chemist Harbour Town

Epilepsy is a common condition in our society and can commence at any age, regardless of ethnic group or gender. About 3–4% of the Australians will develop epilepsy at some stage in their life. Once it was believed that epilepsy was a disorder of the young, since most people experienced their first seizure before the … Continue reading “Managing Epilepsy with the help of Giant Chemist Harbour Town”

Should you go gluten-free?

The term ‘gluten-free’ appears everywhere in our modern society. Dietary gluten is often blamed for causing a variety of unpleasant symptoms, including abdominal pain, diarrhoea, bloating and excessive wind, as well as lethargy and poor concentration. There is a range of expensive gluten-free products now on the market, and sales of these products are growing … Continue reading “Should you go gluten-free?”

Glaucoma

Glaucoma is an eye disease that can cause vision loss and is potentially blinding. It runs in families. If someone in your family has glaucoma, you are up to 10 times more likely to develop glaucoma. You probably have never noticed or even thought about glaucoma, as it is rarely discussed. In Australia, approximately 300,000 … Continue reading “Glaucoma”

Sense in the Sun

Approximately two-thirds of Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the age of 70. In Australia in 2016, it is estimated that 13,283 new cases of melanoma skin cancer will be diagnosed. As summer approaches, these statistics should serve as a wake-up call to all Australians about the importance of sun protection. The incidence … Continue reading “Sense in the Sun”

Dementia

Did you know that dementia is not a single condition or disease and the symptoms of dementia can be caused by over 100 different disorders that affect the brain? According to Alzheimer’s Australia, dementia describes a collection of symptoms that are caused by disorders affecting the brain. It is not one specific disease. Dementia affects … Continue reading “Dementia”

Heartburn

Most of us at some time in our lives will experience heartburn – after a big meal, undertaking strenuous activity too soon after eating, or drinking too much alcohol or coffee. Heartburn (gastro-oesophageal reflux or indigestion) is really very common. Heartburn is caused by the contents of the stomach coming back up into the oesophagus … Continue reading “Heartburn”