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Harry's Health Advice Service

Hello! My name is Harry. I must start by explaining that I am not a medical professional and none of the advice in this blog should be used to diagnose an illness. The information in this blog will help you to gain a good knowledge and understanding of many different medical conditions and procedures, but if you have any symptoms or pain, you should always book an appointment with your local GP or visit the local emergency department at your local hospital. I have learnt about various medical conditions from my uncle who is a GP. He would often explain the different cases he had seen and would let me read his medical textbooks. I hope you find my blog useful.

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Why You Should Consider Robotic Surgery for Prostate Cancer
30 August 2018

Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers

Are You the Right Sort of Person to Work as a GP?
3 July 2018

A career in medicine is one with many possible pat

Keeping an eye on your health: how an eye exam can detect serious diseases
22 May 2018

You probably know that a regular eye exam is an es

When Willpower Doesn't Work Can Hypnosis Help You Lose Weight?
19 April 2018

There are many reasons why losing weight is not wo

How to Recover Quickly From a Twisted Knee
16 March 2018

Even if you haven't fully sprained your knee in an

Why You Should Consider Robotic Surgery for Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers among males in Australia, and as men grow older, it becomes an increasingly relevant health concern. According to Cancer Australia, Australia has over 94,000 men living with prostate cancer, and it estimates that it will represent a staggering 24% of new cancer diagnoses affecting males in 2018, with an estimated 3,500 deaths from the disease. They also note that the rate of new cases has dropped quite significantly since 2008, from 180 per 100,000 to 130, while 5-year survival rates have also greatly improved, from 58% in 1984-1988 to 95% in 2009-2013. Read More 

Are You the Right Sort of Person to Work as a GP?

A career in medicine is one with many possible paths. Whether you decide early on what you want to specialise in or it comes at some point during your career, there's certainly no shortage of options. One of the options that's not always considered alongside the others is general practice. Part of the reason for this is that, despite the fact that general practice is a specialism in itself, it's sometimes seen as too vague. Read More 

Keeping an eye on your health: how an eye exam can detect serious diseases

You probably know that a regular eye exam is an essential part of protecting your eyesight and keeping your eyes healthy. But you may not realise that it could also detect some major health problems and ensure early and effective treatment. Diabetes. Sometimes a condition called diabetic retinopathy can cause the blood vessels in the eye to leak blood or a yellowish fluid. Patients may be completely unaware that they have the condition, but it can cause blindness if left untreated. Read More 

When Willpower Doesn’t Work Can Hypnosis Help You Lose Weight?

There are many reasons why losing weight is not working for you. It may be that you hate to exercise, so you don't go to the gym. Or, perhaps, your eating choices aren't quite as good as you would like them to be. Lack of willpower when you see a plate of biscuits handed around is another problem. One thing you may not have tried for weight loss is hypnosis. Before you dismiss it as just a cheeky mind trick to make you act like a chicken, it is time to enlighten yourself on how hypnosis really can help you to lose kilos. Read More 

How to Recover Quickly From a Twisted Knee

Even if you haven't fully sprained your knee in an injury, twisting it badly can place undue stress on the joint. In particular, knee ligaments are susceptible to damage from a sharp twisting motion. Unfortunately, such problems are only too common among runners, football players and soccer enthusiasts who will often twist their knees when they hit uneven ground underfoot or try to turn too rapidly. If you suspect you have sprained your knee, then seek professional advice at a physiotherapy clinic. Read More