Lyme-like bacteria found in Australian paralysis tick

Bacteria from the same group as the organism that causes Lyme disease, (the Borrelia group), have been discovered in an Australian paralysis

First aid for bites and stings

Australia is home to some of the most venomous creatures in the world. Snakes, spiders, jellyfish and molluscs, such as

Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease

What is Chacot-Marie-Tooth disease? Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) is the most common inherited neuromuscular condition, affecting approximately 1 in in every

Tooth anatomy

This diagram of a healthy tooth cut in half lengthways shows the layers of the tooth and its internal structure,

Video: Antibiotic resistance is a growing problem

Tiny bacteria. Giant problem. There was a time when tuberculosis was an epidemic. When mothers & babies would routinely die


Tetanus is a disease caused by a bacterium called Clostridium tetani. The bacteria secrete a neurotoxin that affects the central

First aid in an emergency

Do you know what to do if you witness an emergency or see someone who is unconscious and needs help?

Video: Superbugs may be developing resistance to hand sanitisers

Doctors and hospital staff disinfect their hands regularly with an alcohol based hand rub to limit the spread of bacteria

Video: Dental Health Week

Video transcript Dr Norman Swan We all want straight white teeth and a beautiful smile, but cosmetics aside, Dental Health

Bleeding gums

Bleeding gums are something many people notice when they brush their teeth vigorously or when they floss. Although many think

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