IF you suffer from poor digestion or tummy bloating, try adding coconut oil to your diet. Coconut oil has been found to benefit digestive disorders including irritable bowel syndrome and microbial-related tummy bugs. Fatty acids in coconut oil contain antimicrobial properties, which have a soothing effect on bacteria, candida, or parasites that cause poor digestion.
THE number of influenza cases in Australia is up by more than 50 per cent compared to the same time time last year. The record numbers have prompted federal Heath Minister Sussan Ley to urge people to get their flu shots, which can take up to 14 days to kick in. More than 14,000 cases have been reported so far this year, up from 9258 cases at the same time in 2014.“This year has all the hallmarks of a severe season,” Influenza Specialist Group chairman Dr Alan Hampson said. “Because we expect the season to peak in August or September, there is still a window of opportunity for people to be vaccinated, particularly groups at real risk of severe outcomes.”
MANY adolescent boys are failing to complete the full course of three doses of the lifesaving HPV vaccine Gardasil. Parents have been urged to ensure their children are vaccinated after recent national figures showed an average of 73 per cent of girls and only 60 per cent of boys completed the course. “While 71 per cent of young men received the first dose, rates fell to 67 per cent and about 59 per cent for doses two and three,” said Cancer Council Queensland’s Katie Clift.