October 5, 2014

Mom, when should you see the doctor?

You aren’t feeling well or your child has the flu – do you treat the symptoms from the medicine cabinet, or do you go to the doctor? Here are a safe pointers to help you decide. Babies Your baby's first cold or flu can be a difficult experience for both you and your little one. If your little one is sick and feverish, you're probably losing sleep over what to do next. See the family doctor if: your baby refuses to drink fluids, is only taking small sips, is vomiting every time he or she drinks and/or isn't passing urine…
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Cancer & lymphoma
September 25, 2014

Men, don’t shy away from the prostate exam

We all know that breast cancer is the most common cancer for women, but did you know that prostate cancer is one of the most common in men? Particularly in older men, as the risk increases with age. The good news, however, is that treatments for prostate cancer are very effective if it’s detected early enough. Let’s take a look at how it’s diagnosed and what you can do to decrease your chances of developing this cancer. (more…)
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Healthy Lifestyle
June 11, 2014

Our top 8 Hello Doctor tips

We’re all about giving you actionable health tips, and over the past year we’ve posted hundreds! We’ve covered everything from male and female health, exercise, nutrition and pregnancy to chronic health conditions and more! These are our Top 8 Health Tips, based on feedback you’ve given us on social media. What’s your favourite Hello Doctor tip? (more…)
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Tests & investigations
February 25, 2014

What can you expect during your health assessment?

When you go for your annual medical check-up, you can expect a full physical check-up and you’ll be asked about your medical history. You might also need to have certain blood tests, for example if your doctor thinks you’re at risk for high cholesterol, or thyroid problems. More advanced testing includes ultrasound and mammograms – which become more important as you get older. (more…)
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General knowledge
February 5, 2014

Cyberchondria – taking Dr Google too far?

Cyberchondria, so what’s it all about? Well, while it might sound like the latest video game, cybercondria is actually the online equivalent of hypochondria – and it’s fast becoming a worrying trend. If you’re someone who tends to use Google to find out more about your health symptoms, then you could be a cyberchondriac! (more…)
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Healthy Lifestyle
January 23, 2014

Lifestyle diseases are on the rise – are you at risk?

Lifestyle diseases are directly associated with the way a person lives, and the type of lifestyle they lead. These diseases include arteriosclerosis, heart disease, stroke, obesity, diabetes, certain cancers including colon, bowel and lung cancer, and diseases associated with smoking, alcohol and drug abuse. (more…)
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Cancer & lymphoma
January 2, 2014

New breast cancer jab could help high risk women

It’s a huge advancement in medicine - a newly developed injection which could prevent the development of breast cancer in women. Scientists have created the jab, which is capable of stopping cancer before it begins to grow and reach its earliest stage, i.e. ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS). Although it’s only been tested on mice, scientists are amazed by the results, and hopeful of its potential. (more…)
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