This month’s edition shares news of World Polio Day on October 4, and our AGM. Unfortunately, COVID cases are increasing in Western Australia once more, so the Christmas Party has been cancelled. Enjoy the charming stories about young people who survived Polio in the 40s and 50s.
If you are old enough to remember . . . I mean before TV (Channel 7 started in 1959 in WA) Friday night at the pictures was Kids Night and Saturday night was Family Night. We didn’t go every week, it depended on what was showing but I always thought it was a waste of time my sisterContinue reading “Sleep”
Their sins shall be visited on their children and upon their children’s children Jeremiah 15:4 Ever wondered about this quotation from the bible and thought it a bit harsh?Dr Ellen Grant in her book “Sexual Chemistry” published by Mandarin paperbacks, London 1994, brings this prophecy to life, even to death.Dr Grant, a Scottish obstetrician workingContinue reading “Book review: Sexual Chemistry”
Volume 2: Number 1 In this issue Beginnings of Disabled Sports in WA Important news from the Clinic: remember that the Post Polio Network WA and Polio Clinic WA are now separate entities. be mindful of the office changes to protect from COVID: use telephone or email where ever possible Usual office hours are TuesdayContinue reading “March 2022 Newsletter”
Vitamin A helps the retina function properly, which is essential for good vision and the prevention of night-blindness. It also lessens the risk of age-related macular degeneration and cataracts. Zinc deficiency can interfere with vitamin A metabolism in several ways:(1) Zinc deficiency results in decreased synthesis of retinol-binding protein which transports retinol through the circulation to tissuesContinue reading “Vitamin A needed for Eyes”
Dry Eyes Explained We have had a disturbing number of people complaining of red, itchy, gritty or bloodshot eyes lately. Probably made worse by working on computers, watching TV, or just not getting enough sleep. Even more disturbing are the numbers who are sent to eye specialists for these problems and end up on umpteenContinue reading “Dry eyes”