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Kidney stones – symptoms, causes and treatment

What are kidney stones? Kidney stones are hard crystalline masses of varying shapes and sizes that form on the inside

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

Better birthing options

A complementary medicine antenatal education course provided to expecting mothers might contribute to safer birthing outcomes. In recent years, there

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes chronic (ongoing) problems with generalised pain, tenderness and muscle stiffness throughout the body, alongside

Shingles: essential facts

9 things you should know about shingles (herpes zoster) People who have had chickenpox (about 90% of adults) can later

Epidurals

What is an epidural? An epidural is a spinal procedure that delivers anaesthetic or painkilling drugs to the nerves that

Neuropathy in diabetes

What is diabetic neuropathy? Neuropathy in diabetes is also called diabetic nerve damage or diabetic neuropathy. People with diabetes mellitus

Teething: Some signs and treatments

Teething is the process when a baby’s first (primary) teeth emerge through the gums. They usually arrive in a set

Neck pain: symptoms and causes

Your neck is a complex interlocking structure consisting of bones, joints, nerves, muscles, tendons and ligaments. Its main job is

Temporomandibular joint disorders

Your temporomandibular joint (also referred to as TMJ) is the joint just in front of each ear, where your jaw

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