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Dr John speaks about the need for men to know their family history when it comes assessing the risk posed by prostate cancer. Dr John encourages all men to regularly check their prostate when they are over fifty years, and even younger if there is a history.
It is typically that there are no symptoms of early prostate cancer usually causes no symptoms. When symptoms do occur, they may include:
- difficulties starting and stopping urination
- pain or a burning sensation when passing urine
- urinating more often than usual, particularly at night
- the feeling that the bladder can’t be fully emptied
- dribbling urine
- blood in the urine or semen
- pain during ejaculation.
All of these symptoms can also be caused by conditions usually less serious than prostate cancer. Most enlargements of the prostate are benign, which means they are not cancer and can be easily treated. You should discuss any symptoms with your doctor.
For more information speak with your doctor or go to https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/conditionsandtreatments/prostate-cancer.
Dr Joseph Beiderman is the psychiatrist known as the “father” of ADHD. For 30 years, he’s led the Ritalin revolution, responsible for dosing up millions of children. 60,000 kids in Australia alone are on powerful drugs to control their behaviour. Have our children been overprescribed and overmedicated? Doctor John D’Arcy investigates.
Because of antibiotics, half a century ago we thought we had beaten the bugs. Not so! Today, the misuse and overuse of these life-saving medicines is contributing to one of the greatest threats to human health. Every time we use antibiotics incorrectly or inappropriately we contribute to the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
Spread knowledge, not infections. This means always practicing good hygiene, talking to your health professional about antibiotic resistance, and encouraging those around you to become resistance fighters too.
Watch Dr John on Studio 10 talk about the issue …
Knowing the symptoms of heart attack may just save your life. In this video Dr John and the panel discuss how the symptoms of heart attack in women can be different to men. For women this may include pain and pressure in the chest, neck, arm, jaw, shortness of breath, dizziness and a cold sweat.
Women don’t always feel the classic chest pain men often feel. Instead women may feel breathless, and have nausea, back pain, tightness or discomfort in the arms and a general feeling of being unwell.
Women often wait too long to seek help because they think they are not at risk of heart attack. As we age it is important to speak to your GP and get a heart health assessment.
For more information on this topic, go to the Jean Hailes for Women’s Health website.
What to Eat is an online Diabetes friendly meal plan that is partnered with Diabetes NSW and ACT. It takes the guess work out of knowing what to eat. It helps you achieve optimal weight. It offers people with pre-diabetes and other many obesity related diseases a 12 week program to better health. It also offers people a skill for life, as it allows them to better understand what are Diabetes friendly meals.
To learn more about the program go to the What 2 Eat website. As always speak to your GP before commencing any nutrition health and weight loss program to make sure it is suitable for you.
Warning: this story contains some confronting materialAustralia’s heaviest man has been ‘addicted to food’ his entire life. But as our guest reporter Dr John D’Arcy discovers, he’s risking everything with a world-first operation
Posted by The Project on Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Andre Nasr is the heaviest patient to ever undergo dramatic weight loss surgery. Almost immobile, he hopes the weight loss will bring him down to 118kg — a staggering 350kg lighter than his top weight.
Speaking to Dr John D’Arcy, Andre Nasr understood that he could die from the procedure, with a one in 10 chance of not pulling through.
“I told the surgeon I’d be happy with 50/50 [survival rate],” Mr Nasr said.
Mr Nasr’s wife, Natasha, who has tried to change his eating habits for years, said food for her husband is like a drug.