Children and Immunisation History

Children and Immunisation History

Health & Wellness

30-08-2018

  • The only documentation that can be used is a current Immunisation History Statement from the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR). 
     

By law, parents or guardians must provide an Immunisation History Statement when you enrol your child in any childcare service, kindergarten or  primary school in Victoria.

The only documentation that can be used is a current Immunisation History Statement provided by the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR). The statement shows whether or not a child has been immunised and includes details of the vaccines they have received.

You will be asked to provide an Immunisation History Statement when your child starts school for the first time or when enrolling in a new primary school. Read More >

Can I take medicines during pregnancy?

Can I take medicines during pregnancy?

Health & Wellness

23-08-2018

Medicines should be used during pregnancy only when they’re needed. Many medicines can be taken while you are pregnant, but it’s important to check with your health professional first. Sometimes it’s possible to relieve symptoms without medicines.

At other times, it may be essential to continue using a medicine, such as when the medicine helps to manage a long-term condition like asthma, diabetes, depression, or seizures. Without the medicine, your health or your baby’s health could be put at risk. Read More >

Autism – a lifelong condition

Autism – a lifelong condition

Health & Wellness

24-05-2018

Autism is a lifelong developmental condition that affects how
people see their environment and relate to others. It is
characterised by differences in social communication and
behavioural patterns. People with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
can often have difficulty understanding other people’s feelings,
and can therefore respond in a way that might seem unusual or
confusing. They may also not use gestures and body language in
the same way that other people do. There is a wide variation or
spectrum in how people are affected and what they may feel and
show. Read More >

Measles

Measles

Health & Wellness

10-05-2018

Measles is a contagious viral illness that causes a skin rash and fever. Serious and sometimes fatal complications include pneumonia and encephalitis (brain inflammation). Measles is also known as rubeola, not to be confused with rubella (German measles). Worldwide, measles is the fifth highest cause of illness and death in children. 

Measles is rare in Australia because of the widespread use of the measles vaccine. It is important to continue immunising children in Australia, because there is a risk that the infection can be brought in by people arriving or returning from overseas.

Symptoms of measles

The signs and symptoms of measles may include:

  • fever
  • general discomfort, illness or lack of wellbeing (malaise)
  • runny nose
  • dry cough
  • sore and red eyes (conjunctivitis)
  • red and bluish spots inside the mouth (Koplik’s spots)
  • red and blotchy skin rash that appears first on the face and hairline, and then spreads to the body.
 

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Therabreath is back in stock!

Therabreath is back in stock!

Health & Wellness

18-04-2018

LOOK what’s back in stock!

THERABREATH is clinically tested and proven to be a stong ally in the fight against bad breath and dry mouth.

NOW AVAILABLE:
– TheraBreath Oral Rinse 473ml: Mild Mint and Invigorating Icy Mint 
– TheraBreath Fresh Breath Toothpaste 113.5g Tube: Mild Mint
– TheraBreath Dry Mouuth Lozenges – Mandarin Mint

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Flu Vaccine 2018 – latest news

Flu Vaccine 2018 – latest news

Health & Wellness

30-03-2018

 In an attempt to avoid a repeat of last year’s horror flu season, Health Minister Greg Hunt announced the Government would fund two new flu vaccines in 2018 to try to better protect the elderly.

While influenza affects people of all ages, infections among the elderly are more likely to require hospitalisation or cause serious complications such as pneumonia and heart attacks.

Of the 1,100 Australians who died last year from flu-related causes, 90 per cent were aged 65 and over.

The two free vaccines for over-65s work in different ways: FluZone High Dose is a high-dose version; Fluad adds an additional ingredient to boost its effectiveness. Read More >

Medicines and Driving

Medicines and Driving

Health & Wellness

10-01-2018

It is estimated that road crashes cost Australia $27 billion every year. Since record keeping started in 1925, there have been more than 189,000 road deaths in Australia.

During the ‘silly season’ most people will consider their alcohol consumption and how it may affect their driving. However, many people don’t realise that medicines can also affect driving. We all know alcohol can slow our reflexes, but many medicines can do this too. If your driving skills are compromised by medicine side effects, you may cause an accident and risk death or injury to yourself or others. Other risks include fines, property damage, and loss of licence, or even time in jail. Read More >

Traumatic experiences – from the Better Health Channel

Traumatic experiences – from the Better Health Channel

Health & Wellness

01-01-2018

It is normal to have strong emotional or physical reactions following a distressing event. On most occasions though, these reactions subside as a part of the body’s natural healing and recovery process. There are many things you can do to help cope with and recover from such an experience.

A traumatic experience is any event in life that causes a threat to our safety and potentially places our own life or the lives of others at risk. As a result, a person experiences high levels of emotional, psychological, and physical distress that temporarily disrupts their ability to function normally in day-to-day life. Read More >

Medicines and driving

Medicines and driving

Health & Wellness

14-12-2017

It is estimated that road crashes cost Australia $27 billion every year.

Since record keeping started in 1925, there have been more than 189,000 road deaths in Australia.

 During the ‘silly season’ most people will consider their alcohol consumption and how it may affect their driving. However, many people don’t realise that medicines can also affect driving.

 We all know alcohol can slow our reflexes, but many medicines can do this too. If your driving skills are compromised by medicine side effects, you may cause an accident and risk death or injury to yourself or others. Other risks include fines, property damage, and loss of licence, or even time in jail. Read More >