https://youtu.be/1svubKdFtWE Recently there has been an outbreak of Meningitis as well as Hepatitis A in Melbourne Australia. Today I thought it was important to review vaccinations gay men should consider with these outbreaks in mind. Vaccinations All Gay Men Should Consider Hepatitis A Hepatitis A is a viral illness that is spread from faecal matter being ingested. Due … [Read more...] about What Vaccinations Should Gay Men Consider?
Hey there Guys. Today a friend shared a facebook post that was recommending the use of egg whites for burns. As the story goes... A young man sprinkling his lawn and bushes with pesticides wanted to check the contents of the barrel to see how much pesticide remained in it. He raised the cover and lit his lighter; the vapors ignited and engulfed him He jumped from his truck, … [Read more...] about Using Egg Whites For Burns?
Hey there Guys. Today I was interested to see that the Australian National Medical Research Counsel has suggested that exercise needs to increase to 60-90 minutes to prevent the current "obesity epidemic". As noted at News.com.au: At least 60-90 minutes of activity a day are required to prevent weight gain in previously obese people, according to new official dietary … [Read more...] about New Exercise Guidelines In Australia
Hey there Guys. Today I really wanted to talk about an important issue: Bowel cancer. It's not pleasant to talk about but early intervention saves lives. Have you considered getting a colonoscopy? Research released this month shows in Australia only two thirds of immediate family members of someone diagnosed with bowel cancer were ever screened for colorectal … [Read more...] about When Should You Consider Bowel Cancer Screening?
Hey there Guys. Today I had an interesting patient with a painful blistering rash that went in a band from his back across his belly. For doctors this is one of those "spot diagnoses": Shingles, also knows as Herpes Zoster. What Is Shingles / Herpes Zoster? Shingles is caused by the same virus as chicken pox: Herpes Zoster. You can only get shingles if you have been infected … [Read more...] about Could It Be Shingles? A Quick Guide To Herpes Zoster