Items relating to Australia.
Why you need to travel overseas
The whole point of travel from Australia is to experience other cultures and see the evidence of their history
Homemade iontophoresis machine for Palmar hyperhidrosis
Palmar hyperhidrosis is a condition that has a big impact on people's lives because they have sweaty palms.
If antiperspirants have not been effective you can try iontophoresis which involves buying a machine that costs from $400 to $2500 in which you immerse your hands.
Alternatively you can make your own device to perform iontophoresis at home. It will cost you less than $100 with a simple power supply. If you have a need for a sophisticated power supply this can be about $250 but you have a laboratory standard device for experiments.
The device utilises pans of water to conduct a very small electrical current through the skin's surface.
Power supply. Jaycar sells this power supply for $175 but you can buy a simple one for $37.
Trays – Two plastic 2L storage containers
Electrodes. Buy a sheet of aluminium from Bunnings and a pair of cutters to make two electrodes. Attach wire by soldering or use a small bolt and nuts. The sheet will cost about $20. Cutters are $15.
Mat to separate hands from electrodes. Big W has two of these for $3 and you cut them to size.
The water conducts a current of about 6mA.
Weekly sessions lasting 20 minutes may provide relief from excess wetness.
Study Finds A Beer A Day Is Good For Your Heart
For some years now I have been drinking two stubbies of beer a day because I read of a study which had shown that bad cholesterol was taken away
My past family members improved their lives by working - HARD
My family has convict members who came to Australia from England and Ireland soon after the colony was begun in Sydney. The first two were a man who arrived in Sydney in 1793 and was then sent to Norfolk Island. The second was a woman who arrived in 1796 and also went to Norfolk Island.
Road trip in Australia
Western Australia is promoting self-driving tours of the State. The tourist thinking of taking up this offer needs to look at the map of the State with the correct perspective. Interesting places are a loooonnnngggg way apart.
The real Early Australian history
The following extract is from a book written by a member of the First Fleet. It is called
Aboriginal shoppers racially profiled
In response to this article on the ABC.
Myer accused of racially profiling Aboriginal boy after security guards called at Perth store.