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Video: Waking up to sleep deprivation

Many Australians accept sleep deprivation as a part of life, relying on stimulants like caffeine to get them through the day. But sleep deprivation causes adverse physical effects, such as high blood pressure, heart disease and obesity.

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Peptic ulcers: treatment

Treatment for peptic ulcers depends on the cause, and may include medicines to reduce stomach acid, antibiotics, and lifestyle changes. Treatment can heal peptic ulcers and stop them from coming back

Gastrointestinal Health

Kidney stones

Kidney stones: find out the causes, symptoms (including renal colic), tests and treatments. Also, how to prevent kidney stones from recurring.

Pain

Pulled elbow

Pulled elbow happens when a child's outstretched arm is pulled suddenly. An affected child is usually crying and won't move their arm.

Kids' & Teens' Health

Sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy is a treatment that involves the injection of a chemical solution into blood vessels, usually spider veins or superficial (surface) varicose veins on the legs.

Skin & Hair

Heart attack

A heart attack (myocardial infarction) means the blood supply to part of the heart muscle has become blocked. Early treatment can reduce damage to the muscle.

Heart & Stroke

Heart transplants

There are treatments for heart failure, but for some people a transplant is the best option. Heart transplantation is generally a successful procedure for advanced heart disease.

Heart & Stroke

Ebola virus disease

The first symptoms of Ebola virus disease, which usually appear suddenly, include fever, fatigue, weakness and muscle aches and pains.

Travel Health

Rubella

In children rubella symptoms include a rash that generally appears on the face and scalp first and spreads to the body and arms the same day.

Kids' & Teens' Health