Three Diseases You Could Prevent with Asbestos Testing
1 September 2017
With around one-third of Australian homes containing asbestos building materials, many people come into contact with it throughout their lives. Asbestos begins to cause a risk when it's not properly contained, or when the materials containing it are disturbed or damaged. If you suspect your home or work environment requires asbestos testing, you may want to know more about the diseases this material causes.
Workers who face exposure to asbestos for many years may find that the small fibres coming into contact with their lungs cause scarring.
Preparing for a vaginal birth after caesarian (VBAC)
29 August 2017
Many women who have had a previous caesarian section are eager to try and have a vaginal birth (VBAC) with their next birth, in order to limit the long recovery time and additional risks associated with a caesarian. Here are some steps you can take to make sure you maximise your chances of a successful VBAC.
Find a supportive obstetrician
Some obstetricians are not eager to perform VBACs as they feel that there is an additional risk of uterine rupture.
The Importance of Immunisations: 3 Dangers of Hepatitis B
28 August 2017
Hepatitis B is a blood-borne viral infection which affects the liver. Hepatitis B can be transmitted between people via unclean needles which are used during drug use, medical interventions or tattooing. Hepatitis B can also be transmitted via sexual intercourse. If you are not immunised against hepatitis B and you are infected, you could face a range of serious medical issues. There is no cure for a hepatitis B infection, although there are some treatment options which can help manage the condition.
3 Medical Reasons You May Have Discoloured Teeth
25 August 2017
Many people are embarrassed about their yellow teeth, which they worry can make them look less attractive and make them look older than they are. However there are a range of medical conditions that can cause teeth yellowing that are out of your control.
High fevers during the time that teeth are forming
If you have a high fever during your early years, while the teeth are still forming in the gums, this can lead to yellow teeth as an adult.