Posted Date: 2018-04-07
Most people don't know that, If you got a flu shot this year, next year you’ll need it again.
Posted Date: 2018-04-04
In Australia, alcohol is so much an accepted part of 'having a good time' that many people do not realise it is capable of doing harm in a great many different ways.
Posted Date: 2018-03-22
The flu and the common cold are both respiratory illnesses but they are caused by different viruses. Because these two types of illnesses have similar symptoms, it can be difficult to tell the difference between them based on symptoms alone.
Posted Date: 2018-03-13
The flu is the greatest cause of hospitalisation in children, and causes more severe illnesses or deaths of Australians than all other infectious diseases combined. In most years, minor or major epidemics of type A or type B influenza occur, usually during the winter months in temperate regions.
Posted Date: 2018-03-05
Flu is not the same as a common cold and can be a serious illness. For some people, such as the elderly and those with underlying medical conditions, the flu can cause serious complications which require hospitalisation. It can sometimes lead to death.
Posted Date: 2018-02-26
Hot weather can affect your baby or child because their bodies cannot adjust to changes in temperature like adults do.
Posted Date: 2018-02-07
An outbreak of hepatitis A has been identified in Victoria, with 27 confirmed outbreak cases. Widespread local transmission is occurring and the outbreak is affecting gay, bisexual and other MSM, and people who inject drugs.
The Chief Health Officer (CHO) alerts a free, two-dose course of monovalent inactivated hepatitis A vaccine to all MSM who live in Victoria and all people who have injected drugs in the past 12 months and live in Victoria, available from 22 January 2018 until 31 December 2018
In addition to the above service, three other vaccines are now being provided for free to MSM in Victoria throughout 2018 - meningococcal ACWY vaccine to combat an outbreak of meningococcal C, human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to prevent HPV-related cancers in MSM, and hepatitis B vaccine (an ongoing program).
Unique Medical, Cranbourne will be your reliable immunisation provider supporting the CHO on this worthy cause.
We welcome you to register with us to receive following free vaccination services:
Hepatitis A vaccine, Meningococcal ACWY vaccine, Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, Hepatitis B vaccine.
Posted Date: 2018-01-31
Heat stress occurs when our body is unable to cool itself enough to maintain a healthy temperature.
Extreme heat can affect anybody. Those most at risk are older people, young children and people with a medical condition.
Posted Date: 2018-01-24
We spend more time in the sun than we think, and how all these unprotected moments allow UV damage to add up, resulting in skin cancer. Using sunscreen can interfere with getting vitamin D, but abandoning sunscreen can significantly increase your risk for skin cancer.
Posted Date: 2018-01-17
Advice from a health professional is the greatest external trigger in prompting someone who smokes to attempt to quit.
Research shows smokers who quit at age 50 halve their risk of death caused by smoking, while quitting by age 30 avoids almost all of the excess risk associated with smoking.