Knowledge that isn’t sugar coated: National Diabetes Week. 7-14 July. Diabetes is one of those diseases that everyone has heard of, most of us know someone who has it, but few of us know exactly what it is, and how to manage it. Diabetes is a multi-faceted, serious disease that affects around 1.7 million Australians. […]
Itchy and Scratchy no more: GTL Australia helps furry family members too! It’s such a terrible feeling, your nose is blocked (or running like a tap), your eyes are watery, you feel itchy and desperately want to scratch. You’re plain miserable, you can’t function, so you seek some medical advice. Most doctors would advise an […]
“Do you have a family history of XYZ cancer?” We’re often asked this question when we’re at a doctor’s or specialist’s appointment, sometimes we know the answer, and sometimes we aren’t too sure. “Did Aunt Joan have bowel cancer, or was it liver cancer?” Often the lines become blurred, and it’s hard to keep up […]
In Australia, we’re approaching that time of year when the sun sets earlier, we drag out the cosy blankets, and reach for all manner of comfort foods to warm us on those cold nights! We’ve just finished another fabulous Easter, filled with friends, families, and perhaps for some, a little too much festivity! For those […]
March 21 is World Down Syndrome Day! – Celebrating Differences and Advocating for Community Inclusion.
We’ve all heard the saying, “It’s in my genes” before, but have you ever thought about what this really means? Genes carry information that determine what characteristics are inherited from our parents, such as the colour of your hair, how tall you are, and the colour of your eyes. Genes are the basic units of […]
We’ve all heard the saying that somewhere in the world, everyone has a doppelganger, an unrelated person who looks exactly like us. Around 4% of people in the world really do have someone who is their mirror image, a twin! Twins have been a source of fascination throughout history, appearing in mythological folklore, revered as […]
Leo is my son. He looks like me, the same eyes, the same smile. He even walks like me. Little steps though, because he’s only 3! Anyone who meets us always comments on how similar we are. It fills me with pride, knowing that I’m raising a little human who is bright, independent, funny, and […]
Aussies love to win! We pride ourselves in our sporting achievements, be it our team making the finals for the 6th year in a row, or telling stories of our own sporting glory days. Unfortunately, Australia is also close to leading the field in something that we should definitely not be proud of, bowel cancer. […]
This couples heartfelt story of strength and perseverance gives insight into why the ‘Prenatal Peace’ – Non-Invasive Prenatal Genetic Screening Test is such an important test. “My Husband and I have had quite a journey to get where we are today ~ I know everyone’s time is limited and valuable so I will make this as […]
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