aboriginal health

Pneumococcal disease

What is pneumococcal disease? Pneumococcal disease refers to illness caused by infection with the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae (sometimes shortened to

Antenatal care in Aboriginal communities

What is antenatal and postnatal care? Antenatal care is about getting care and support from your health care workers while

Health checks for indigenous people

Every aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander person of any age can get a free health check done every year. It’s

Skin infections – scabies

Skin infections are common, but they shouldn’t be. They can be easily treated and prevented, and no one has to

Early childhood – Aboriginal families

Early Childhood – Aboriginal Families The first five years of your child’s life make a big difference to the rest

Depression – Aboriginal health

Sometimes, people feel very sad and don’t know why. If you’ve felt this way for a while, it’s possible you

Diabetes – Aboriginal health

Diabetes is a serious condition that leads to having too much glucose in your blood. The side effects can affect

Ear infections – otitis media

Otitis media is inflammation of the middle ear. If this becomes infected, it can cause lots of trouble. The infection


Obesity is the condition of being very overweight and having a lot of body fat. Obesity usually begins in childhood.

Kidney failure

Most people are born with two kidneys, each kidney is about the size of an adult fist, and they sit

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