‘Immunity debt’ – what you need to know and how it may be affecting your family this winter

Do you feel like you have been battling constant sickness in your family, recently? You may have heard the term ‘immunity debt’ popping up around the place, especially in regards to life now, post-lockdowns.  ‘Immunity debt’ occurs when people don’t… Continue Reading >

CMV Awareness Month: Pam and Christopher’s story

When Pam and Tom Rogers discovered they were going to have their first child they were over the moon. They began planning for the new addition to their family – but during the pregnancy that they learnt their little man… Continue Reading >

What’s in your poo and how can it help during Covid-19?

  By Sarah Smith from Bayside Dietetics www.baysidedietetics.com.au FB Bayside Dietetics Twitter #BaysideDietetic Instagram @baysidedietetics There’s a joke in our house that never fails to get a laugh…Why did the toilet paper roll down the hill? Because it wanted to… Continue Reading >

Understanding the difference between common cold and COVID-19 in parents and children

Colds and COVID-19 are all caused by viruses. There is no “common cold virus” per se. There are hundreds of viruses that can cause a whole host of symptoms from cough, red throat, runny nose, sore ears to vomiting, diarrhoea,… Continue Reading >

What instructions are your Maternity HealthCare Providers (midwives, obstetricians, doulas) receiving to keep You, your Baby, and Themselves safe during your Pregnancy ?

By Kathy Fray It is physiologically normal during pregnancy1 to naturally be immuno-compromised (it is part of how your body doesn’t reject growing your baby). But add into that fact, knowing that local Hospitals (where you may have been planning to give… Continue Reading >

Helping parents being a couple through this challenging time

During this challenging time, we are feeling the stress as an individual, the stress as an employee or an employer, the stress as a parent and even the stress in our relationship with our partner. For many of us our… Continue Reading >

Discussing coronavirus with your child

As everybody comes to grips with the implications of a type of coronavirus known as CoVID-19, it’s a very uncertain time in the world. You only need to look as far as the local supermarket to see that people are… Continue Reading >

Talking to our children about Coronavirus (COVID-19)

As an adult the topic of COVID 19 or as we all know it as Coronavirus or Corona for short is everywhere, it is all we are talking about, reading about, seeing memes about and focusing on. There are fears… Continue Reading >

Tips for families about COVID-19 from Dr Tanya Unni, Amtan Medical Centre founder and director

The rumours and misconceptions about COVID-19 are spreading at a faster rate than the novel virus. We have to be mindful of the misleading rumours during such a critical period of pandemic, since wrong information can lead to undesirable outcomes. Here are some of the… Continue Reading >

Influenza (Flu) Vaccine for Children

Why vaccinate your child? Small children have small airways and less respiratory reserve. This means they get sicker than older children with influenza infections, and have an increased likelihood of needing hospital admission due to these infections. Young children are… Continue Reading >