4 Ways People Accidently Ingest Contaminated Tap Water While Holidaying Abroad

If you're travelling abroad, particularly in developing nations, you might be told to avoid drinking the tap water in order to prevent ingesting any contaminants that will make you sick. Unfortunately, doing this isn't always as easy as not drinking straight from the tap or ordering bottled water at restaurants. Here are four ways that contaminated water can sneak into your system. 1. Showering or Brushing If the local tap water isn't to be trusted, you're unlikely to drink straight from the tap in your hotel room. [Read More]

Inflammatory Bowel Disease And Eye Problems: What You Need To Know

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a term that doctors give to a number of diseases that cause inflammation of the large and small intestine. The two most common forms of IBD are Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and around 60,000 people in Australia suffer with these types of IBD. IBD symptoms vary between patients, but these conditions can affect parts of the body outside the digestive system, including the eyes. Find out how IBD affects the body, and learn more about the different eye problems this condition can cause. [Read More]

Chronic Pain Relief: How Compound Pharmacies Can Help

Chronic pain is a serious health issue in Australia. Around 20 percent of the Australian population suffers with chronic pain that is severe enough to cause a disability. As well as the significant economic cost of chronic pain management, these symptoms can make daily life difficult for sufferers. Compounding pharmacies offer a new approach to chronic pain relief management that can help many Australians. Learn how compounding pharmacies work, and find out why their products can sometimes more effectively manage chronic pain. [Read More]

Fixing Hearing Aid Feedback

When you are hard of hearing, hearing aids can become an invaluable asset in your life. The typical mechanism of a hearing aid is that the in-built microphone picks up sounds from around you, and then an amplifier increases the volume of the sounds and directs them into the ear canal so you can hear them more clearly. Unfortunately, this handy little device is prone to its own faults, and one of the most annoying things that can happen when wearing hearing aids is experiencing sonic feedback. [Read More]