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Occupational Therapy Services Relating to Mental Health

During the past few weeks there has been a lot of discussion, in all forms of media, raising awareness of mental health issues. 

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“Help! My child won’t eat”. Eating disorders in children and teenagers.

Eating disorders including Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Binge Eating Disorders are serious and complex issues relating to negative body image, weight concerns and disordered eating. Eating disorders are estimated to affect approximately 9% of the Australian population and represent the third most common chronic illness for young females. They can affect children as young as 5 and are equally serious in both girls and boys.

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Making sense of probiotics

Probiotics are live microorganisms (most commonly bacteria or yeasts) that provide positive health benefits when taken at an adequate dose. These microorganisms include particular strains of Lactobacillus, Bifidobacterium and the yeast Saccharomyces boulardii.  Probiotics come in a variety of formulations including tablets, yoghurts and drinks.  

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How does hearing loss affect your quality of life?

Hearing and quality of life are closely linked. Poor hearing affects both the person with the loss and those with whom they communicate.

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The Mater Personalised Pregnancy Weight Tracker©: taking the guesswork out of healthy pregnancy weight gain

The Mater Personalised Pregnancy Weight Tracker© is an evidence-based resource developed to support healthy lifestyles during pregnancy. 

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