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Sleep Apnoea: Signs you shouldn’t sleep through

It’s the middle of the night and a man sleeps. As he breathes, the muscles in his throat close. He is without air for anywhere between ten seconds to a minute….

10 Quit Smoking Myths Busted

The majority of smokers plan to quit the habit, just not right now. There are lots of reasons people give for not quitting. We tracked down the 10 most common myths…

How To deal with small burns

Does your burn need medical attention? So you’ve burnt yourself, firstly you need to distinguish whether it needs medical attention. This all depends on the size and depth of the burn….

5 facts on dandruff

1.     What is dandruff? Dandruff is dry flaky skin built up on your scalp clumped together by oil. A problem arises, however, when it starts to get out of control. 2.     What causes…

Tackling foot odour head-on!

Foot odour is a common problem, caused not only by poor hygiene, but also by excessive perspiration and the growth of bacteria on the foot. Even people with extremely good hygiene…

What you need to know about Arthritis

Arthritis is the major cause of disability and chronic pain in Australia, with 3.85 million Australians affected at a cost of more than $23.9 billion each year. Though it is widely…

All About Asthma

Asthma affects 1 in 10 Australians. It occurs when sensitive airways in the lungs react to triggers resulting in a ‘flare-up’. What is asthma? Asthma affects 1 in 10 Australians. It…

How to Stay Healthy on Holiday : Nausea, Vomiting and Diarrhoea

When you’re daydreaming about your idyllic island holiday, chances are the image does not include you locked in the bathroom suffering from vomiting or diarrhoea. Unfortunately it is quite common for…

Surprising Head Lice Myths

It’s back to school season, which means that the incidence of head lice is likely to increase over the next few months. Head lice can be extremely irritating for children and…

Age Spots: Prevention and Treatment

Age spots are the result of years of exposure to ultraviolet light, meaning they usually occur in adults over the age of 50, but it is not uncommon for them to…

7 Common Misconceptions about Acne

An estimated 80% of all people between 11 and 30 will have outbreaks of acne at some point in their lives, meaning the overwhelming majority of people are affected by acne….

Everything you need to know about Nappy Rash

If your baby wears a nappy, chances are they will experience nappy rash at some point. Nappy rash is extremely common and can happen even when every care is taken to…

Got an ear full? Treatment tips to resolve ear blockage and pain.

Our ears may be one of the most taken for granted organs in our body – they are responsible for hearing and play a vital role in our balance as well…

10 Ways to Soothe Sore Throats

A sore throat may be caused by a viral infection (such as the cold) or a bacterial infection (like strep throat or diphtheria). Allergies, cigarette smoke and reflux can also irritate…

How to stay healthy during pregnancy

It can be hard to shift through all the advice available on pregnancy. So we’ve narrowed down the top health tips you should be aware of when caring for yourself and…

What to do with cuts and grazes

Whether you nick your finger cutting vegetables or your child grazes their knee, it’s important to know the correct first aid treatment. Cuts: Minor cuts can be treated in a similar…

How to tackle the vitamin craze

Vitamins are all the rage, however experts stress that they shouldn’t substitute for a balanced diet. According to the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) most people with reasonable diets have no…

How to: Ease the sneeze! Manage your hay fever

Itchy nose and watery eyes? Constant sneezing? Blocked sinuses? You probably have hay fever, a very common condition that causes inflammation of the mucus membranes in the eyes and nose and…

Reach and maintain your goal weight

From time to time we all struggle with our weight. The stresses of life mean that it’s hard to always find enough time to exercise or to eat the right food….

Treatment of Sprains and Strains

Whether it’s tripping down the stairs, rolling an ankle while bushwalking or taking a tumble during a game of netball, sprains and strains are not uncommon. These soft tissue injuries are…

How To Protect Yourself From The Sun

Spending time in the great outdoors is a favourite pastime of many Australians, but with the highest prevalence of skin cancer in the world, it is important that Australians also know…

Wellness Tips for Mums

Mother’s Day is an important time to celebrate all the women in our lives, both young and old, who nurture, support and guide us in one way or another. At Chemistworks,…

All Your Questions On Back Pain Answered

What causes back pain? If your back is hurting, but you do not have any serious underlying health issues such as cancer, arthritis or damage to your spine, the cause may…

How To Get Whiter Teeth At Home

One three-part study used simulated job interviews and first dates to evaluate the effect of having whitened teeth on social interactions. The results showed that the participants who had whitened teeth…

Say Goodbye to Dry Skin

We all get dry skin from time to time, especially during winter when humidity levels and temperatures drop. However, sometimes the symptoms worsen and dry skin becomes a real problem. Here…