• Sleep
    Written by Dr Ben Crowther, August 2020 Most people love sleep.  A colleague of mine once even said it was her favourite thing in the world.  We all know how frayed at the edges we get without it, and of course sleep deprivation has been used as a form of torture.  Why we sleep and More
  • Hayfever
    Written by Dr Umair Masood, October 2018 Hayfever is a common complaint that can range from a minor annoyance to a severe illness.  It effects about 1 in 5 people and is caused by allergens in the environment.  Common allergens include dust, pollens, grasses, animal hair and mould.  Sometimes this is obvious, other times it More
  • Diabetes
    Written by Dr Umair Masood, October 2018 Diabetes is a condition where the level of sugar (glucose) in the blood is too high. A hormone called insulin, which is produced by the pancreas, regulates blood glucose levels. You can get diabetes if the pancreas does not produce enough insulin or if your body doesn’t use More
  • Asthma
    Written by Elise Sloss, October 2018 On average, more than one Australian dies every day from asthma. Over 2 million Australians have asthma and the onset can occur at any age. It is the most common reason for hospital admissions in children under 12 and is one of the most common reasons for missing work, school More