Depression today has gained much more public view and recognition. If you think you might be suffering from depression or anxiety, there is a lot of practical help available to you, and there is no need to feel great fear or shame about this condition. Depression and anxiety is commonplace amongst the general population, and…

We’ve created Health Today because we believe in bringing awareness of the health industry. The Health Today Blog is our voice and it’s your voice too. Health Today will include information on Health studies, Health news, announcements, upcoming events and general tips and advice to help you improve your knowledge and well-being. Members of doctors.com.au…

We are very privileged to introduce Dr Jasmina Kevric, an aspiring General Surgeon, health activist, leader, and inspiration. Jasmina will contribute on The Health Today Blog by sharing her experiences and knowledge of the health industry. Former refugee from war-torn country Bosnia, Jasmina arrived to Australia not speaking the English language with only one goal…

Insomnia is a common health complaint that can have significant health consequences. Most people experience insomnia symptoms at some stage in their lives, and surveys have shown that 13% to 33% of the adult population have either difficulty getting to sleep or staying asleep. People of any age can suffer from insomnia, but it is…

Superfoods are foods; mostly plant-based but also some fish and dairy. They are thought to be nutritionally dense and thus good for one’s health. What most don’t realise is the term has no set scientific meaning, and any list of “top” superfoods is purely subjective. The term has become a very popular marketing tool for…

We are very pleased to welcome Parisa Firouzmandi a caring nurse and health advocate that will contribute to The Health Today Blog. Parisa is a fully qualified nurse currently working at the Austin Hospital in Melbourne. At 27 years of age she has seen and gained more experience in her field than most. She is…

Despite Farting being a social no no, it is a normal part of life. It is estimated that the average person passes up to 14 farts a day or half a liter of gas daily. Some farts are extra smelly and can be unpleasant (especially for others!), so what makes them smell bad? What are…

Most Australians will try alcohol at some point in their lives, be it socially, to relax, to alter their mood or to comply with peer pressure. The majority of Aussies drink at levels that have little effect on their day-to-day lives, and continue to be productive members of society. Alcoholic drinks such as beer, wine,…