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Understanding sexual libido

Your Libido, or your sex drive or desire for sex, varies from one person to another.  It can vary depending on your preferences and life circumstances.  Your sexual desire rises and…

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Workplace health is important too

Work is an important part of our lives.  It’s what we do to earn a living, it allows us to do the things we want to do in our personal lives…

Let’s talk men’s health

Men and Health In Australia we know that: Australian men are more likely than Australian women to get sick from serious health problems. Men die in greater numbers than women from…

The reality of stress

What is Stress? Stress is a natural human response to a challenging or dangerous situation.  When you perceive a threat or a major challenge, your ‘fight-or-flight’ response is either to fight…

Bone health for the elderly

Maintaining Healthy Bones As we age, particularly as we enter our 40s, the structure of our bones change, and they gradually lose density.  This low density means our bones can become…

Unravelling conjunctivitis

What is Conjunctivitis? Conjunctivitis is the inflammation of the outer layer of the eye and inside of the eyelid, which causes your eye to turn pink.  There are three main types…

Heartburn under the spotlight

What is Heartburn? Heartburn is that feeling of discomfort you get in your oesophagus (the tube connecting your mouth to your stomach), especially after eating food or drinking.  Our stomach combines…

How to manage your oily skin

What is Oily Skin? You may not realise this, but your skin is an organ too.  Your skin naturally produces sebum, which is a waxy, oily substance that protects and hydrates…

Keeping your immunity at its best

From constant colds, to gastro bugs, mouth ulcers and ear infections, you probably know someone who seems to get sick all the time. Maybe that person is you! If you stop…

Staying regular from top to bottom

It’s that condition which is uncomfortable to talk about and even more uncomfortable to experience… constipation! You might be wondering exactly how regular you should be and how you can make…

Anxiety and Depression – more than feeling under the weather

The number of Australians who suffer from a mental health condition is on the rise. The most common of these is anxiety, which can affect up to 1 in 3 people…

Menstrual cramps

Menstrual cramps, called dysmenorrhea, affect almost half of all women before and/or during menstruation. While not uncommon, these cramps can be uncomfortable at best and debilitating at worst. Below is some…

Manicures and Pedicures

Do you think a manicure or pedicure is just a luxury for the rich and famous? Think again! Apart from soft, smooth skin and beautifully presented nails, there are many health…

Indigestion

Do you experience an unpleasant feeling in your stomach after a meal? Do you feel bloated and gassy when you’re stressed? Or do you have a burning sensation near your chest…

No prescription? No problem! Herbal and Alternative Medicines

Going to the doctor might be the first thing that comes to mind when you think about medicine. But did you know that there is an enormous range of complementary and…

Prevention: better than a cure

Whether mild or serious, disease is an inevitable part of life. And while technological advancements and improvements in health care are constantly evolving, there are still limits as to what they…

Benefits of Facials

Is your skin feeling oily or dry? Does it look red or patchy? Are you always worried about when the next breakout will happen? The skin is actually the largest organ…

Do’s and Don’ts of Detoxing

Feeling lethargic, bloated and in need of a body cleanse? Whether you have overindulged at the Christmas buffet, had a few too many drinks at the work party or have just…

When every day is a bad hair day

More often than not, a ‘bad hair day’ says as much about the health of your hair and how damaged it is, as it does about other factors. Proper hair care…

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…