Common Symptoms of PCOS

Common Symptoms of PCOS

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common health condition that affects 8-13% of women of reproductive age. We don’t know the exact cause of PCOS, but genetics has an important role, and family history is also important. PCOS is commonly associated with increased levels of… Read more

Does My Unwell Child Need Antibiotics?

DOES MY UNWELL CHILD NEED ANTIBIOTICS

You’re exhausted. The kids are sick again. You’re sleep-deprived, the chores are piling up and you just want it to be all over! This time round, your little one has had a runny nose like Niagara Falls and keeps waking up every 2 hours with a… Read more

WHEN WAS YOUR LAST SKIN CANCER & MELANOMA CHECK?

Time for Skin CANCER and MELANOMA Check-up

Dear patients, At Dural Family Medical Practice, some of our doctors have undertaken additional sub-specialisation training in skin cancer medicine and perform regular skin checks and skin cancer removals. Skin checks are strongly recommended for all adults in Australia. Common risk factors for skin cancer… Read more

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Menopause Knowledge Drop

Menopause Knowledge Drop

Management and treatment of menopausal symptoms depend on each individual woman’s experience. Healthy living, herbal and complementary therapies (including herbs and phytoestrogens), menopausal hormone therapy, or MHT (formerly called hormone replacement therapy, or HRT), or some non-hormonal prescription medications may assist with symptoms. If you’re… Read more

5 Cancer-Fighting Vegetables For Your Fridge

5 Cancer Fighting Vegetables

When you think of cancer-fighting veges, what comes to mind? Did you know that of all the vegetables tested, these above five veges had the most cancer-preventing properties? Notice anything they all have in common? All five belong to one of only two superfood families:… Read more

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Weight loss superfoods PART 2 (Spices)

Are you ready for part 2 of Weight Loss Superfoods? If you didn’t catch last fortnight’s post in early March – have a read of Part 1, on the unique properties of two very different ingredients – vinegar, and chia seeds, and how they can… Read more

Weight loss superfoods PART 1 (Vinegar and Chia)

A question, as GP’s, that we commonly get asked, is, what dietary changes can contribute to weight loss? Well, many of us know that a lower-carbohydrate, plant-based, low glycaemic index diet will help, but what about specific foods that help with weight loss? In this… Read more

The Importance of Flu Shots this year in 2022

Annual flu shots are the most important measure to prevent influenza and its severe complications such as getting hospitalised. Flu shots are recommended for all people over 6 months of age. Flu shots are free for: – People aged over 65 years – Children aged… Read more

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