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Scabies

Scabies is caused by tiny mites that burrow under the skin and cause intense itching and sometimes a rash. Scabies can be passed from one person to another, but you can't catch it from animals.

Skin & Hair

Breast feeding your baby

Breast milk has long been known as the ideal food for babies and infants. Major health organisations recommend that women breast feed their babies exclusively until they are 6 months old, and continue breast feeding, along with solids, until they are 12 months old or more. Breast milk has many benefits.

Babies & Pregnancy

Cerebral palsy Q and A

Cerebral palsy (CP) is the name given to a group of disorders that affect body posture and movement, caused by damage to the part of the brain that controls muscle tone.

Kids' & Teens' Health

Biopsy

A biopsy is a test in which a small tissue sample is removed for examination to help diagnose a disease. Explore the procedure and risks with myDr.com.au.

Tests & Investigations

Blood and bleeding

Blood makes up about 8 per cent of a person's body weight. In a normal-sized adult, there are about 5 litres of it. Blood is not a single substance, but a suspension of several components, held together in a straw-coloured fluid called plasma.

Heart & Stroke

Heart failure overview

Heart failure is when your heart can't effectively pump blood around your body, but it doesn’t mean your heart is about to stop or fail completely - you can live with heart failure for many years.

Heart & Stroke

St John's wort

St John's wort is a herb used as a complementary medicine, often in the treatment of depression. Find out about its uses, side effects and interactions.

Mental Health

Blood typing

Classifying blood types is particularly important when it comes to blood transfusions. The most common systems used for classifying blood are the ABO blood group system and the Rhesus (Rh) type system.

Tests & Investigations