Lungs and breathing

The lungs are the largest organ of the respiratory system. The respiratory system supplies the oxygen needed by the cells

Influenza-related muscle pain cases no cause for alarm

A rise of influenza B in the community may be to blame for a cluster of cases in Melbourne of

Sore throat

A sore throat makes swallowing difficult and painful. When you have a sore throat, your throat often feels painful, dry,

Sore throat treatments

Sore throats often clear up in a few days, even without treatment. The infection that causes a sore throat is

Bird flu (avian influenza)

What is bird flu? Avian influenza, or bird flu, is an infectious disease that is caused by a type of

Hendra virus

What is Hendra virus? Hendra virus is a virus first isolated in 1994 in an outbreak of respiratory and neurological

Alpha1-antitrypsin deficiency

Alpha1-antitrypsin (A1AT) deficiency is an inherited disorder that may lead to lung and/or liver disease. A1AT is a protein made

Swine flu – protecting your family

What can you do to try to protect your family from swine flu? Read these simple measures you can take

Swine flu – influenza A (H1N1)

What is swine flu? Swine influenza, known as swine flu, influenza A (H1N1) or pandemic (H1N1) influenza 2009, is a

Video: Cough etiquette

If you are coughing, sneezing or have a runny nose, here are the basics of cough etiquette to ensure you

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