Signs You Need a Hearing Test

Depending on your age, you may find that you take your hearing for granted. As you get older, hearing tests become a key part of your regular medical checks. If you're over the age of 60 and you've yet to have a test, now's the time to start. Otherwise, you may need to look out for certain signs that indicate the need to have one. Keeping up with the conversation makes you tired [Read More]

When You Really Have to Visit the Dentist

Most people visit their dentist every 6 months or at least once a year for a regular, routine check up. Depending on the person's dental history, some of these appointments will involve X-rays being taken, which can show any trouble building up in the mouth, or often warning signs will develop. That's great news if your dentist can schedule an appointment to carry out any necessary treatment, or even sort the problem out for you there and then. [Read More]

Basal Cell Carcinoma — Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

If you spend a lot of time out in the sun, either through your job or during leisure activities, you could be at risk of developing basal cell carcinoma.  Regular check-ups at your local skin cancer clinic will ensure that any potential problems are quickly identified so that treatment can be started promptly.  In the meantime, what danger signs should you look out for and what's the prognosis if you are diagnosed with this condition? [Read More]

5 Signs That a Mole Could Be Cancerous

With skin cancer affecting as many as two thirds of people in Australia, it's vital to be able to spot the signs early. Many skin cancers start as a mole that changes in size, shape or appearance. By learning these five easy-to-remember signs of a cancerous mole, you can detect skin cancer in its earliest stage, when it is easiest to treat. 1. Asymmetry When a mole becomes cancerous, it often begins to grow outward in a single direction. [Read More]