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Cat scratch disease (CSD) is spread through being scratched or, less commonly, bitten by a cat infected with the bacterium

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Video transcript Migraines affect the lives of 4.9 million Australians. The International Headache Society defines a migraine as: Lasting between

Spinal muscular atrophy

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