first aid

Accidental poisoning

Childhood poisoning may be accidental, but it can still be prevented. Because it is impossible to keep your eyes on

How to do CPR

Hi, I’m Norman Swan. People often ask me about CPR, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, because they’ve got an aversion to giving mouth-to-mouth

What is the treatment for hypothermia?

What if someone is suffering from hypothermia? If somebody is hypothermic, in other words, let’s say you are out on

Heat stroke and heat exhaustion

When your body can’t keep itself cool you can develop heat illnesses, ranging from heat cramps to heat exhaustion and,

Going hiking? Tread carefully

A hiking trip can be a great opportunity to get away from it all, but tread carefully. Whether on a

Australian health system: how it works

The healthcare system in Australia is a complex mix of Commonwealth and State Government funded services and services funded by

Video: Measles – global outbreak

Video transcript It’s predicted Australia may have 300 infections of measles in 2019, the second highest since 1997. Australia eliminated

Video: Private Health Insurance reforms

Video transcript 55% of Australians have private health insurance. Private health insurance covers your hospital admissions. But which hospital options to choose

Video: Improving oral health in Australia

Video transcript Would you pull out a tooth with a set of pliers? Or use your holiday leave to travel to

Video: Brain awareness

Video transcript Dr Norman Swan: Most of us take our brains for granted. It’s just a blob of grey matter

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