Are you in pain?

Are you in pain?

If you are in pain, should you be worried if your doctor prescribes pain killing opioids? If you are in pain, perhaps after surgery or trauma the answer is NO! They are appropriate but their dose should be reduced as your pain improves. If you feel you need opioids or ...
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What’s more feared than cancer?

Alzheimer's dementia is probably our most feared disease. Whilst there are no cures for the disease there are some things that we can do that can slow its onset. Listen in as Dr John provides us with an insight into the disease and some of the things you can go: ...
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There is real value in pulling weight when you have cancer

In a review of past studies researchers have determined that resistance training was helpful to cancer patients. The tests showed consistent results for patients in the early and later stages of their treatment. Dr John notes that this was even more noticeable in males. In all cases muscles strengthened, body ...
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Bowel Cancer is a big issue

Bowel Cancer is a big issue

Bowel cancer kills more women than breast cancer and more men that prostate cancer but people are not getting the message and so 12 people die every day in Australia from bowel cancer. Australia and New Zealand have the highest rates of bowel cancer in the world and this led ...
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Difficult symptoms of chemotherapy

Difficult symptoms of chemotherapy

Cancer and its treatments cause a variety of side effects, some of which people recover from quickly, while others last long after treatment is over. After chemotherapy, around 70% of cancer survivors report difficulties with memory and concentration – this is colloquially known as “chemo brain”. Studies that evaluate cancer ...
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