Video: Dental Health Week

Video transcript Dr Norman Swan We all want straight white teeth and a beautiful smile, but cosmetics aside, Dental Health

Bleeding gums

Bleeding gums are something many people notice when they brush their teeth vigorously or when they floss. Although many think


Nosebleeds (also known as epistaxis) are a common problem. The amount of bleeding can vary from slight to profuse. What

Sleep: what happens to your body

Scientists still don’t know exactly why we sleep, although sleep seems to be essential for our health. So what happens


Insomnia is a sleep problem that most people experience at some time in their lives. If you have insomnia you

Bad breath (halitosis)

Halitosis is the medical term for bad breath – breath that smells unpleasant to others. Most people have had bad

Tick removal: First aid and prevention

Ticks are parasites that are found in moist bushland, parks and gardens, especially on the Eastern seaboard of Australia. There

Burns: how to treat

Classification of burns A burn is an injury to the body’s tissue resulting from heat, chemicals, electricity or sunlight. A

Obstructive sleep apnoea

Obstructive sleep apnoea (also known as OSA) is a condition in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts during sleep. It

Bee stings

Most people will be stung by a bee at some time in their lives. Usually a bee sting produces a

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