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Motor neurone disease

What is motor neurone disease (MND)? Motor neurone disease (MND) is a progressive neurological disorder that destroys cells (neurones) that

Cat scratch disease

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

Video: Migraines – triggers and treatment

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

Spinal muscular atrophy

What Is Spinal Muscular Atrophy? Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a genetic condition which affects the nerves that control muscle

Video: Heat illnesses

Stay safe in the heat. Know the symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

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

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