How an All Natural Diet Prevents Tooth Decay

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An apple a day keeps the doctor away. Well, in many cases, an apple a day may also keep the dentist away. While routine dental care is still incredibly important, proper dental hygiene works best when it is implemented at home. One of the best ways to practice proper dental hygiene is through the diet. Keep in mind that one of the best diets for preventing tooth decay involv...

Top 5 Tips to Improve Your Dental Health

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Our teeth are an indicator of our overall health. Gum disease that is caused by less than stellar dental hygiene habits can cause everything from weakened teeth to heart disease. We all know that visiting the dentist is important, but there are many other things you can do to improve your dental health. Follow these simple tips to keep your teeth and gums in top condition. &...

Exercise Gadgets That Fail to Improve

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As anyone with a touch of insomnia is well aware, there is apparently no end to the stream of wacky exercise inventions. For most of the crazy exercise gadgets, they are best left to the peppy ad men and women who peddle them on late-night television. With so many weird exercise inventions out there, it can be a tough task to pick the ones that are the most outrageous. Here...

Things You Have to Prepare Before the Trip to Vietnam, Be Ready to “Malaria”

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To prevent malaria, you must: Avoid mosquito bites. Take chemoprophylaxis. - The chemoprophylaxis Chemo-prophylaxie is used as antibiotics for therapeutic purposes to prevent the possible occurrence of an infection that could be dangerous such as malaria.It must be prescribed by your doctor that you have consulted before departure. Chemoprophylaxis is adapted acc...

World Youth International Nurses in Action – meaningful volunteer opportunities

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World Youth International (WYI) is one of Australia’s leading not-for-profit international development organisations and has facilitated meaningful volunteer opportunities for thousands of Australians of all ages, working in some of the world’s poorest communities for more than 24 years.   World Youth International is a proudly non-religious and non-political organis...

Projects Abroad – Physiotherapy placement in Nepal

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Throughout my Physiotherapy training in New Zealand, I had harboured dreams of travelling to work in a developing country once I had qualified. Coming across Projects Abroad online, I poured over the world map of listed placements, to select Nepal – a country that had always intrigued me. After working in Australia for six months, I soon found myself on a plane heading to Nepal...

Australian Volunteers for International Development – The difference a cake can make

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Australian Volunteer, Tamara Jolly, shares her experiences working as a speech therapist at SOS Children’s Village in Lilongwe, Malawi, and the lessons we can all learn from the humble cake.   Without any speech pathologists in a country of 13 million people, and with high rates of complex disabilities among children who have little access to rehabilitation services,...

Royal Flying Doctor Service – Improving oral health in remote communities

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The Royal Flying Doctor Service works closely with rural and remote communities providing a range of primary health care services, most recently including a Remote Area Dental Service. The RFDS recognised a need for delivery of dental services in remote communities where poor oral hygiene and lack of treatment can lead to a range of serious medical conditions, including infe...

Rural Health Workforce Australia – Go Rural campaign takes off

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A national campaign to attract young doctors and medical students to rural practice has been launched with the backing of the Federal Government.   The Go Rural Australia campaign showcases the lifestyle and professional benefits of careers in rural medicine, including access to some of the best early year training opportunities in the country.   It is run...

Work the World – Reaching out to rural communities in the developing world

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With 76% of Nepalese people needing dental treatment, Work the World’s Dental Outreach Projects offer remote communities access to free dental healthcare.   Work the World’s Dental Outreach Projects highlight the problem of oral health within rural communities in the developing world. With 76% of Nepalese people in need of dental treatment, it’s a programme that both...