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Beating stress and depression in the festive season | HealthEngine Blog

The festive season is a time of celebration, but for many Australians the festivities also mean extra pressures, like buying gifts, attending many social gatherings, staying away from home and/or entertaining family and friends. Coupled with great (and often unmet) expectations of what the festive season will bring, these pressure can build up and cause stress, which if ignored may lead to mental health disorders, particularly depression.

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Dyslexia (developmental reading disorder) | HealthEngine Blog

Dyslexia or developmental reading disorder is a common reading disability. Dyslexic children are unable to process and interpret symbols like letters.

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Magnesium test: what it’s for, procedure & results explained | HealthEngine Blog

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Addison’s disease | HealthEngine Blog

Addison's disease of the adrenal glands impairs glucocorticoid, mineralocorticoid and sex steroid production, causing muscle weakness and other symptoms.

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Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) | HealthEngine Blog

Antiphospholipid syndrome is the formation of antiphospholipid antibodies and blood clots in blood vessels. It is associated with recurrent miscarriage.

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Calcium blood test: what it is, what it’s for & results explained | HealthEngine Blog

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Bronchoscopy | HealthEngine Blog

Bronchoscopy is the process of examining the bronchi – the airways inside the lungs – with a fibre-optic instrument called a bronchoscope. It allows the operator to directly visualise these tubes to look for disease, foreign bodies, or tumours.

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Blood function and composition | HealthEngine Blog

Blood consists of blood cells, nutrients, protein and electrolytes, each of which play a role in blood functions like transporting oxygen.

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Cervical dystonia (spasmodic torticollis) | HealthEngine Blog

Cervical dystonia or neck dystonia is a movement disorder of the neck muscles. It causes spasms, tremors and pain in the neck, and abnormal head posture.

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Neutropenia | HealthEngine Blog

Neutropenia is a blood condition characterised by low concentration of neutrophils. These are a type of white blood cell which fight infection.

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