Immunisation is an extremely important part of antenatal care. You should be vaccinated against rubella and chickenpox before pregnancy and you should be immunised against the flu and whooping cough when you are pregnant. Rubella Many people are vaccinated against rubella when they are young. If you have not had the rubella vaccination, it is recommended that you are immunised before pregnancy. This is because if you are infected with rubella during pregnancy, your baby could suffer from severe health problems.
Got a cough, a headache or perhaps something more serious? Not to worry! In Australia, there's no need to consider whether or not a visit to the doctor would be worth the strain on your wallet. Here, all Australian permanent residents and citizens are entitled to greatly subsidised health care through the Medicare system, the country's publicly funded universal health care system. Provided that you fit into one of those two categories, then all you have to do is head down to your local Medicare office and sign up.
Sleep apnea is an increasingly common yet little-understood health concern for many Australians. It's caused by the throat constricting at regular intervals throughout the night, resulting in disruptions to breathing. If you've been feeling fatigued and wake up feeling unrefreshed even after many hours of sleep, your doctor may suspect that you have developed sleep apnea. Here are the answers to four questions you may have about what happens next.
Hello, my name is Peter and I live in Western Australia with my wife on our pet dogs. This is my blog which details how to deal with various medical emergencies and other conditions. Last year, several friends and members of my family suffered from various different kinds of medical problems. Some of them, such as my uncle had to be rushed to the hospital for immediate treatment that saved his life. Lots of my friends had minor problems which had a big impact on the quality of their lives. I take an active interest in first-aid and other medical matters so I decided to start this blog.