OH! Magazine - Australian Version April 2016 - Page 4

( OH MY! ) STATS & FACTS MEDICAL CERTIFICATES NOW AVAILBLE ONLINE Australia’s newest medical e-consultation website Dr Sicknote, has announced they now offer carers’ leave certificates. In a move set to ease the stress levels of primary carers across the nation, Dr Sicknotes latest technology innovation allows quicker and more convenient access to medical certificates online. The website provides a 100 per cent confidential, secure and convenient way for patients to gain a medical certificate for minor ailments and carers leave without having to attend a medical clinic. In Australia, it is estimated that nearly 5.5 million people between the ages of 15 and 64 years have unpaid caring responsibilities for relatives or friends. Dr Sicknote’s founder, Dr Sachin Patel, recognised the need to set up a system that allows for more convenience for carers to obtain certificates and documentation for routine and minor medical procedures. Dr Sicknote can be accessed at www.drsicknote.com.au and medical certificates or repeat referrals are available for $19.99. IS STRESS CAUSING HAIR LOSS? According to new research, one in three young people are suffering hair loss and most believe stress is to blame. The évolis® hair loss study of 1,245 Australians aged 18+ showed: • • • • One in three 18 to 24-year-olds have experienced hair loss. While the majority of older Australians attributed their hair loss to aging, seven in 10 (67 per cent) said stress was a factor, with the young and women most affected. Losing their hair made almost three in 10 (29 per cent) people feel anxious and 22 per cent feel depressed. Those aged 18 to 34 were more likely to feel depressed about it than older sufferers. While the majority of those surveyed had experienced some degree of hair loss, two in three (64 per cent) had done nothing to disguise their thinning hair, such as changing hairstyles or using styling products. There are solutions available, including the new natural alternative évolis®. Suitable for men and women, évolis® tonics treat the most common types of hair loss by blocking the FGF5 protein that research shows is the key trigger for hairs to go from F