from the Editor
Welcome to the July 2006 edition of Your Health News – the
e-newsletter for YourDiagnosis subscribers.
Let me introduce myself - I’m Lee and newly appointed as
Editor of Your Health News. When first asked to bring this e-newsletter
together for users of YourDiagnosis I wanted to know a little more
about you. Who are you, where do you come from, what are your interests
and are you reading the
Well, it turns out that since we launched Your Health News (then
YDzine) in October 2003 we have grown to have over 250,000 readers,
and Your Diagnosis.com (which went live in July 2002) has now had
over 2 million hits! So yes you are reading us, and are very interested
in your own health!
Our readers come from countries all around the world, from places
as far apart as America, Australia, England, Germany and even in
Antarctica (they have good internet connections down their believe
it or not) and the only thing I know you all have in common, is
an interest in your health.
Staying healthy throughout our lives is something we all strive
for and with this in mind, ”Your Health News will continue
to cover a range of current health topics and issues, relevant to
as many people as possible across the globe.
We have now joined the Blogosphere! Our address is Yourhealthblogs.com
and we look forward to reading your Blog.
Also in this edition, is your drinking within normal limits? Try
our new free alcohol risk assessment tool. Yourxsdrinking.com
If you feel there are areas of health you would like us to cover,
let me know and if
there is enough interest I will see what I can do.
Cheers for now!
Your Own Health Blog
Have you ever wanted to start your own blog? Do you even know what
a blog is?
Blog is short for web log and many people use them as an online
Having a blog is a great way to express yourself and get some thoughts
off your chest.
By having your own personal blog on YourHealthBlogs.com you can
record, for example:
• The every-day experiences of living with a medical condition
• The successes and failures you’ve had searching for
answers to a health question
• Progress you are making in improving your health.
• Ask a health question
The great thing about writing in a blog is that it’s so easy
to make updates from anywhere you have internet access plus you
can easily share it with others.
Why not have a look at what others have written. Click
here and see if it inspires you to join the health blogging
Fix it Early
In our previous newsletters we looked at how to identify childhood
obesity, and the importance exercise plays in combating the problem.
Around the developing world, many governments such as those in America,
the UK and Australia have realized that they have a serious epidemic
on their hands that is going to mean serious costs to the health of
its population, and increased demand on their medical systems in the
future. What can be done about it? Read
The One-Stop-Shop for Your Health
Many of you reading this will have used YourDiagnosis.com. The
online diagnosis system has now been available on the Internet for
four years. In that time YourDiagnosis has continued to develop
and respond to your requests, and as such is now able to provide
a suite of online health tools, including a personal health record
and an excess drinking program to assist you in looking after your
health. All these sites can now be found on one site.
YourHealthOrganizer(YHO) also offers special member benefits include
• 10-25% discount off the regular price of all YHO medical
diagnostic products, online medical consultation, all other health
• Opportunity to earn YHO health points with every purchase
• Free access to YourHealthRecord (including Doctor Provider
Access and Emergency Access)
• Free access to YourHealthForum
“Forget positive thinking – positive reality is the
Finding Skin Cancer and Melanoma
While its midwinter here in Australia and Aussies are covering up,
it’s the height of summer in the US and Europe and time for
a skin check or the mole patrol.
If you have EVER been sunburnt in your life, that single dose of
bad sunburn is enough to put you at risk of skin cancer for decades
to follow. Also getting a sudden burst of summer sun after winter
can initiate mole activity.
What you should be looking out for? Read
Sunscreen is the Best Product to Keep Your Skin Beautiful
Moisturisers, toners, cleanser… what are the best products
to keep your skin looking healthy? The Cancer Institute of NSW Australia
is not alone in saying that protecting your skin from the damaging
effects of the sun is one of the best ways of looking after it.
So why not think of sunscreen as a beauty product. Read
(Thrombo means clot and Phlebitis, inflammation of the vein.)
You might have heard of serious condition called Deep Vein Thrombosis
(DVT), which is of particular concern to people on long aeroplane
flights. This condition is caused by clots forming in veins deep within
Clots can also form in veins near the surface, often causing more
noticeable symptoms particularly when the vein becomes inflamed.
The general term for one or more inflamed veins caused by blood
clots is Thrombophlebitis and occurs, typically in the legs. However,
although rare, it may also occur in the veins of the arm. Read