Category: Health & Medical

Meditating for stress relief
November 18, 2015

Relieve Stress In 4 Easy Steps

Meditating for stress relief

Adult Colouring In Books Embrace your inner child with the latest trend in relieving stress—adult colouring in books! Also known as art therapy, these books are perfect for both adults and children to use as a creative outlet to unwind from the stresses of life. Available in a range of intricate patterns, the designs are […]

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Jellyfish facts
November 17, 2015

Jellyfish Fact File: Irukandji

Jellyfish facts

The Irukandji is believed to be the most venomous creature in the world. And if that’s not terrifying enough, this jellyfish only measures up to 2.5cm, making it extremely difficult to spot in open water. Although deadly, Irukandji are very fragile—you wont see them in standard aquariums, as the slightest impact against the glass would […]

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Natural remedies to keep mosquitos away
November 12, 2015

Natural Solutions To Keep Away Mozzies

Natural remedies to keep mosquitos away

1.  Plants To Keep Mosquitoes Away Some plants and flowers secrete a smell, which is unpleasant to mozzies. Try placing pots of these aromatic plants around your outdoor entertainment areas, or even inside your home: Catnip (pictured above) Lavender Feverfew Citronella Lemon balm 2. Home-Made Mosquito Repellent This homemade mosquito repellent is not only great […]

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Boy in blue robe brushing teeth
October 22, 2015

6 Dental Tips For Healthy Teeth & Gums

Boy in blue robe brushing teeth

Do… #1 Brush Your Teeth Twice Daily Brushing your teeth twice a day is important if you want to prevent plaque and gum diseases. Choose a softer toothbrush that’s kind on your gums and try to brush after meals. Quality is just as important as quantity, so check out this video on using the correct […]

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October 16, 2015

The 6 Signs of Gum Disease

The 6 Signs Gum disease is generally caused by a large build-up of bacterial plaque that results in a colourless, sticky film. Gross! You may not even be aware you have gum disease, as it is rarely painful. The 6 common signs include: Bleeding gums while brushing your teeth Bad breath or taste in your […]

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Swimming
October 15, 2015

Tips For Teaching Your Kids To Swim

Swimming

These tips are for consideration only. Before teaching your kids to swim, please consult a trained swimming instructor. Find one on LocalSearch. Tips For Teaching Infants To Swim Getting your baby used to water early on will help make sure they are comfortable in the water. Here are some top tips to remember when putting […]

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October 14, 2015

Be Ready For Fire Season In Port Stephens

Whether it’s your home or business, you need to protect it from the unrelenting Australian sun, and the damage it can cause to our homes and bushlands. While being ready for storm season is a lot of people’s focus right now, preparing for fire season is also important in Port Stephens. To ensure protection from […]

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October 13, 2015

Beware Of The Bite: Harmful GC Insects & Animals

Important Disclaimer: If you’ve been bitten by any of the animals or insects on this list, it’s important that you seek medical assistance as soon as possible. Underwater Bluebottles Courtesy: BondiRescue Easily identifiable with their bright blue colour, these little jellyfish often find themselves on the shore of the Gold Coast after strong onshore winds. Their […]

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Magpie season is between June and November
September 24, 2015

You Want Pie With That Fitness?

Magpie season is between June and November

The Secret Life of Magpies Magpies are protective of their young. Can’t blame them for that. The magpies’ 6–8 week nesting period falls some time between July and November. If you’ve never experienced the Hitchcock levels of terror that come with a magpie fly-by, you’re probably in the silent minority. The danger for those who walk, […]

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Border Collie Dog laying in grass
August 20, 2015

How to Handle a Pet Allergy

Border Collie Dog laying in grass

We all love our furry friends, but if we suffer from allergies it may be hard to keep one in our homes. Here are some of the most common pet allergies in Australia and what exactly causes a reaction. We’ve also provided some helpful tips and remedies to deal with these allergies.

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