Osteoporosis is sometimes called the ‘silent disease’ because people usually don’t notice their bones becoming thinner and weaker until they break. As the disease progresses, even a slight bump or fall can cause a serious fracture.
Cold sores are a common and annoying condition. They can recur repeatedly as the herpes virus ‘hides’ in the nerve cells, triggered by factors including cold weather, fever, illness, and fatigue.
Rising awareness of coeliac disease in the community is the result of a growing number of people being diagnosed with the disease, but pharmacists say many cases are still going undiagnosed in Australia.
There are now more than 2.5 million unpaid carers in Australia – many of whom don’t even realise they’re classified as carers.