Hey there Guys. Today I came across this shocking but important video about drink driving. In my early years as a doctor I worked in a busy emergency room and car crashs are unfortunately common, many preventable had people not chosen drink driving. Please Share This Drink Driving Message This video is painful, I honestly can't view it without tears welling up. … [Read more...] about A Very Moving Video On Drink Driving
Hey there Guys. Here in Australia summer is in full swing. Unfortunately with the heat comes mosquitoes. Today I wanted to share a quick guide for the best way to avoid mosquitoes. While normally just annoying, mosquitoes can spread diseases like Ross River and Barmah Forest virus. For travellers to South East Asia, Central & South America, Africa and parts of the Middle … [Read more...] about Aussies vs mozzies: How To Avoid Mosquitoes
Hey there Guys. Not sure what your weather has been like but here in Melbourne it's freaking hot! Thankfully my work has great airconditioning so I have been hiding at my desk and even seeing a few patients ;) . Ok, ok I know that's kind of expected in a doctors office but to be honest in heat like this I just want to curl up and have a sleep. As it so happens so did one … [Read more...] about Can Sleep Apnoea & Snoring Be Fatal?
Hey there Guys. Today I found an interesting post at ABC.com of how a 21 year old woman's garbled text message alerted her husband and doctors that it may be a symptom of stroke. Smartphone autocorrect is famous for scrambling messages into unintelligible gibberish but when one man received this garbled text from his 11-week-pregnant wife, it alarmed him: “every where … [Read more...] about Scrambled Text Message Can Be A Symptom Of Stroke
On the lighter side of health, scientists have found the secret behind Rudolph's red nose. RUDOLPH the Red-Nosed Reindeer's snout has been immortalised in movies, books and song. But until now, no-one has offered a scientific explanation for the glow that allows the world's most famous antlered herbivore to guide Santa's sleigh through the night before Christmas. Now … [Read more...] about Scientists reveal the reason for Rudolph’s red nose – Medical Observer