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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

Fifth disease

If your child (or you) has been unwell with what you think is the flu and later develops bright red cheeks, fifth disease may be the cause.

Kids' & Teens' Health

Mumps

Find out about the symptoms, treatment, and complications of mumps, as well as how to prevent this disease.

Kids' & Teens' Health

Tetanus

Tetanus infection can occur after seemingly trivial or unnoticed wounds, which is why it is so important to keep up with vaccinations.

First Aid & Self-Care

Diphtheria

Diphtheria is an infectious disease, which usually affects the upper respiratory tract. Onset of respiratory diphtheria is gradual, with symptoms such as mild fever, sore throat, fatigue and hoarse voice.

Travel Health

Travel vaccinations

Travel immunisations are important in pre-trip planning to certain countries. Vaccinations that travellers may need include tetanus and diphtheria, hepatitis A and B, and typhoid vaccinations.

Travel Health

Febrile seizures

Febrile seizures (febrile convulsions or febrile fits) are seizures associated with a fever in young children. Although frightening to witness, they are usually short and don't cause any lasting effects. 

Kids' & Teens' Health

Type 2 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes usually begins with insulin resistance and often goes hand in hand with obesity, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.

Diabetes

Hyperglycaemia in diabetes

Hyperglycaemia means too much sugar (glucose) in the bloodstream. For someone with diabetes it means their diabetes is not well controlled.

Diabetes

Laser therapy

Laser therapy is used as a treatment for a wide range of skin and cosmetic conditions, including signs of ageing, sun damage, tattoo removal and hair removal. 

Skin & Hair

HbA1c test

The HbA1c (glycated haemoglobin) test is a useful, simple and inexpensive blood test that can be used to diagnose diabetes and also to monitor blood glucose control in people with known diabetes.

Diabetes

Hangovers: how your body is affected

Find out what happens when you have a hangover - the unpleasant consequence of having overindulged. See what can be done to make a hangover better and how to prevent it in the first place.

Addictions

Botox injections

Botulinum toxin type A injections (known by the brand names Botox, Dysport and Xeomin) can be used to treat wrinkles, crows feet and facial lines, and also certain medical conditions.

Skin & Hair

Hendra virus

Hendra virus was first isolated in an outbreak in humans and horses at a horse stud in Queensland. The natural reservoir of the Hendra virus is believed to be fruit bats (flying foxes), but the virus can infect horses and also humans, often with fatal consequences.

Respiratory Health

Diabetes: tablets for type 2 diabetes

Tablets used to treat type 2 diabetes are known as oral hypoglycaemics or antihyperglycaemics. They may be used on their own and some can be used in conjunction with each other, or with insulin.

Diabetes