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Hi, Mia here! Just after I got pregnant with my first child, my husband and I decided to spend a few months abroad. While it was a great experience, I made the mistake of not learning the language before I left. Getting antenatal care was difficult when I couldn't communicate with the doctors, so I had to start learning things for myself. I enjoyed it so much, I decided to continue even when I got back home to Australia. This blog is filled with everything I've discovered over the years about managing your own health (and your family's health!) with and without medical intervention.

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What to Expect During Genetic Screening?

21 May 2019
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Genetic screening is a kind of medical test used to identify changes in genes, proteins or chromosomes. The changes noted are used to confirm or identify your genetic condition or help in determining your chances of developing or passing on any genetic disorder. There are over 1,000 genetic tests that are being used and more are still being developed. Note some important aspects of genetic screening. Personalised Medicine Personalised medicine is the use of genetic screening to create tailored medical treatments that are appropriate for the biology of each patient. Read More …

The three signs of thyroid cancer you should watch out for

1 March 2018
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When people hear about testing for cancer, they think about regular mammograms to detect breast cancer early or visiting the dermatologist to check for skin cancer. However, it is quite rare to hear someone thinking about the possibility of getting thyroid cancer, yet the rates of its occurrence have been skyrocketing. There are certain signs that can help you be on the lookout for this cancer and get an early diagnosis, giving you a better chance of recovery. Read More …

3 Ways Physiotherapy Can Help With Ménière’s Disease

14 December 2017
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Ménière's disease can be a difficult disorder to live with, causing a host of symptoms from vertigo to hearing loss to depression. If, like many sufferers, you're looking for new ways to manage your condition, consider booking an appointment with a physiotherapist. While physiotherapy can't treat the underlying inner ear dysfunction that causes Ménière's disease, it can help you deal with the symptoms and effects of the condition. Here are three ways you might benefit from physiotherapy. Read More …

3 Signs Your Child Athlete Might Have Coeliac Disease

2 November 2017
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Good health is essential to good athletic performance, especially where children are concerned. If your child is an amateur or elite athlete and their health seems to be suffering, coeliac disease could be to blame. This gastroenterological illness causes gluten intolerance and can lead to a range of side effects and symptoms that affect your child's ability to train and perform at their best. Here are 3 coeliac signs to look out for in your little sporting star. Read More …

Postpartum Health: An Overview Of Mastitis

29 August 2017
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Mastitis is a painful condition that occurs when an infection takes hold in your breast tissue. It typically affects breastfeeding women within the first few months after having their baby, but mastitis can occur at any time while you are still breastfeeding. Mastitis can be caused by a blocked milk duct, which leads to milk becoming backed up in your breast tissue. Ducts can become blocked when the breast is not completely emptied of milk during a feeding or when there's too much of a gap between feedings or pumping your milk, which can lead to engorgement. Read More …