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Lyme Disease

Article by Diana Arundell Lyme disease is an infectious bacterial disease also known as Lyme borreliosis. It is part of the spirochete family of bacteria and it can be transmitted via ticks. The most common ticks found in Australia are the bush tick, brown dog tick and the paralysis tick with latter being responsible for most tick bites but not …

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Meningococcal disease – what you need to know and look out for

Meningococcal disease is an acute bacterial infection that can cause death within hours if not recognised and treated in time. Meningococcal disease is a serious illness that usually causes meningitis (inflammation of the lining of the brain and spinal cord) and/or septicaemia (blood poisoning). Rare forms of the disease include septic arthritis (joint infection), pneumonia (lung infection) and conjunctivitis (infection …

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Self-nurture vs selfish

by Michelle Powell Something that I have heard from pretty much every woman I have coached over the years and most males too for that matter, is that they feel they cannot give time, energy, love, money or anything else to themselves because it is SELFISH. Now I beg to differ! We have been brought up in a modern world …

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Positive emotions may provide good health

by Dr Rodney Beckwith Recent research from Pennsylvania State University suggests that a positive attitude to life leads to better health. Positive people are more likely to actively participate in activities which contributed to their wellbeing, such as exercise. The study specifically looked at people with heart disease. Patients who reported higher positive psychological states were more likely to be …

The lowdown on threadworms

by Sally Maxwell It was the small subtle changes in my nearly four year old that caught my eye. The constant urge to put a hand down the back of his pants, a sudden drop in appetite, difficulty falling asleep and a temper to shame the Hulk. Initially I put all these symptoms down to new clothing, being over tired …

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Be True To Yourself

by Michelle Powell Nowadays when it comes to women’s wellbeing there seems to be so much confusion. I call this the ‘3Cs effect’. So much Contradicting and Controversial information out there it creates inner Conflict as to what to believe. So where do we start when it comes to women’s wellbeing? One of my foundation ‘puzzle pieces’ when working with …