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TENS Machines and Epilepsy: Points to Consider

If you have epilepsy, you may have explored a range of treatment options, ranging from medical marijuana, to conventional pharmaceuticals, to alternative treatments such as transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation or TENS machines. The opinions regarding the use of TENS machines when you have epilepsy vary. Here are some tips to consider: 1. Some manufacturers report potential adverse effects of using TENS machines when you have epilepsy. Some manufacturers claim that there have been anecdotal reports of people with epilepsy experiencing adverse effects using TENS machines. Read More 

Roller Coaster Junkie? How to Avoid Neck Pain

A day out at the theme park is a lot of fun, and as an occasional treat there's not much risk to your health. However, if you just can't get enough of roller coasters and ride regularly, then you could be risking serious damage to your neck, which is affected by the strain of many popular rides. Neck pain can seriously affect your day-to-day life and prevent you from enjoying even the gentlest roller coasters. Read More 

Eyebrow Tattoos And Men: Four Things You Need To Know

As personal grooming becomes increasingly important for Australian men, some blokes are keen to try out procedures that they may previously have associated with women. Eyebrow tattoos can help women keep the shape they want without too much maintenance, but what can guys expect from this type of treatment? If you're curious, here are four things you should know. The results won't look feminine A tattoo artist can create the effect you want, so you can control the outcome. Read More 

Rule Of Drum: How Surgery Can Repair Ruptured Eardrums In Children

A child suffering from a ruptured eardrum after a hard slap or a prank gone is a far from uncommon occurrence. Luckily, the damage caused when an eardrum ruptures is rarely permanent, and with sound advice and treatment from a ear, nose and throat specialist, your child's eardrum can be repaired surprisingly fast. However, repairing a ruptured eardrum that does not heal on its own does require some limited surgical procedures, and the thought of surgery on their child can make a shiver run down the spine of practically any parent. Read More 

First Aid Training as a Driver: Do You Really Need It?

It is never pleasant to witness a traffic accident or drive past the aftermath of one, helpless to do anything about it. In June 2016, 95 people died on Australian roads. Some of these deaths could have been prevented had witnesses been trained in basic first aid as according to research from overseas, 85% of deaths occurring pre-hospital are as a result of blocked airways.  What if more drivers were trained in first aid? Read More