A recent study in London has found that E-Cigarettes, an electronic gadget that essentially delivers nicotine using the same motions as cigarettes, has been noted to help some people quit smoking. On one side of the room are those marketing the device stating that they are safer then regular cigarettes as they don't have the tar and other cancer causing ingredients. On the … [Read more...] about Are E-Cigarettes Safe?
An interesting new Australian study has found that people who have had the annual flu vaccine had a near half reduced risk of having a heart attack, referred to as MI (myocardial infarction) in this article from Australian Medical Observer. A study from the University of New South Wales found that, in 559 patients aged over 40 and referred to a Sydney hospital over three … [Read more...] about Annual Flu Vaccine Reduces Heart Attack Risk By 45%
Hey there Guys. Today I saw a patient who has a very sore and infected piercing in his nipple. Today I have created a video to help cover the main points on how to care for a piercing infection. Check out the video below. If you are not a fan of medical images, listen out as I let you know when to close your eyes ;) . How To Heal An Infected Piercing As noted in the … [Read more...] about How To Treat An Infected Piercing
Hey there Guys. With the untimely death of Glee star Cory Monteith I felt it was important to share some important information on what to do if you find someone unconscious or overdosed. An unconscious person is a great risk of rapid death. By following these simple steps you can help save a life. What To Do If You Find Someone Unconscious The key to helping someone … [Read more...] about What To Do If You Find Someone Unconscious
Hey there Guys. Today I wanted to highlight an important issue that is facing medicine today: antibiotic resistance. Currently my home town Melbourne is in the middle of flu epidemic. Each day I am seeing many people all in different stages of this viral illness. One of the most frequent requests is "Can you give me antibiotics?". Sadly in many of these cases these … [Read more...] about Help Prevent Antibiotic Resistance