Respiratory Health

Post-nasal drip

Post-nasal drip describes the feeling of mucus secretions moving down the back of the throat, often causing cough. It’s normal

A breath of vitamin D

A respiratory tract infection is an infection in the nose, throat and lungs and includes colds, sinusitis, tonsillitis, laryngitis and

Chesty coughs

General Information See your pharmacist or medical professional Treatment Tips Treatment Options More Information General Information When you have a

How will global warming affect the health of city dwellers?

Climate change has important implications on the future health and wellbeing of people living in our largest cities. Average temperatures

Are you a super sneezer?

Are you a super sneezer?

High-speed filming shows that a single sneeze spreads complex micro-droplets that can cloud an entire room. Sneezing is a normal

Cystic fibrosis

What is Cystic Fibrosis? Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is the most common serious genetic condition in Australia, affecting one in every

Whooping cough overview

What is whooping cough? Whooping cough (pertussis) is a highly contagious bacterial infection that can affect people of all ages,


What is emphysema? Emphysema is a chronic (ongoing) condition affecting the lungs. In people with emphysema, the walls of the

Video: Flu awareness

Video transcript Dr Norman Swan: The dreaded flu season is nearly upon us… And while it’s more common to catch

Influenza treatment

Influenza (the flu) is a viral infection that causes a sudden onset of high fevers, cough, sore throat, aches and

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