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The team packing the New Day Boxes – we made up 12 boxes – a wonderful effort from the Doctors and staff at Bayside Medical Group

Thunderstorm Asthma

Thunderstorm asthma is thought to be triggered by a unique combination of high grass pollen counts and a certain type of thunderstorm. For people who have asthma or hay fever this can cause severe asthma symptoms, making it difficult to breathe.  When a large number of people develop asthma symptoms over a short period of time, this is known as epidemic thunderstorm asthma. These epidemic thunderstorm asthma events don’t happen every year but when they do, they can happen during grass pollen season, which is normally from October through December.

Answering Google’s most asked questions about antibiotic resistance

Dr Andrew Boyden answers the most asked questions on antibiotic resistance.

World Antibiotic Awareness Week – 13 to 19 November 2017

Antibiotic resistance is an increasingly serious threat to global health and human development. It is rising to dangerously high levels in all parts of the world, compromising our ability to treat infectious diseases and putting people everywhere at risk. (more…)


Bayside Medical Group is proud to help New Day Box to reach their target of 15,000 New Day Boxed to help Women in Crisis this year.

This is a powerful initiative to send a gift of support to women who are in family violence accommodation.

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Smoke from fires can reduce air quality in rural and urban areas and exposure to smoke can affect you and your family’s health. Find out more about how smoke can affect your health and the actions you can take to avoid or reduce potential health effects.

If you think smoking is just a bad habit. You’re wrong. Smoking is addictive and once it gets a grip on you, it’s difficult to quit. Watch this motion graphic on smoking and addiction for more information.

This video shows the realities of Meningococcal disease.   Featuring Eliza Ault-Connell, paralympic athlete and meningococcal disease survivor, the video is a powerful resource to encourage eligible young people to take up the free vaccine offer.  This video contains images which may be disturbing for some viewers.

1 in 5 Australians are affected by mental illness, yet many don’t seek help because of stigma.

We can all do something to help shed a more positive light on mental health.

 

“Did you know that at least one-third of all cancers could be prevented? What’s your risk? Did you know that lifestyle choices can make a big difference to your risk of cancer?

Cancer Australia has developed Check your cancer risk to provide tips on how to change your lifestyle to reduce your risk of cancer.”

For information on the campaign –
http://www.canceraustralia.gov.au/yourcancerrisk

Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health, food security, and development today.

Antibiotic resistance can affect anyone, of any age, in any country.

Antibiotic resistance occurs naturally, but misuse of antibiotics in humans and animals is accelerating the process.

A growing number of infections – such as pneumonia, tuberculosis, and gonorrhoea – are becoming harder to treat as the antibiotics used to treat them become less effective.

Antibiotic resistance leads to longer hospital stays, higher medical costs and increased mortality.

Help spread a vital health message to Australians that, through misuse and overuse, antibiotics are losing their power.