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Kidney stones – symptoms, causes and treatment

What are kidney stones? Kidney stones are hard crystalline masses of varying shapes and sizes that form on the inside

What is endometriosis? A brief video explainer

What is endometriosis? Endometriosis is what can be a very painful condition, it can be a cause of infertility. Essentially,

Coxibs and arthritis pain and inflammation

Coxibs (also known as COX-2 inhibitors) are a type of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Coxibs, like other NSAIDs, relieve pain

Period pain: self-care

General Information See Your Pharmacist or Medical Professional Treatment Tips Treatment Options More Information General Information Period pain can be

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)

What are Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)? Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are commonly known as NSAIDs or just ‘anti-inflammatories’. They are a

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes chronic (ongoing) problems with generalised pain, tenderness and muscle stiffness throughout the body, alongside

Shingles: essential facts

9 things you should know about shingles (herpes zoster) People who have had chickenpox (about 90% of adults) can later

Epidurals

What is an epidural? An epidural is a spinal procedure that delivers anaesthetic or painkilling drugs to the nerves that

Ovarian cancer test (CA125)

Among Australian women, ovarian cancer is the 8th most common type of cancer diagnosed, and the 6th most common cause

Ovarian cancer: treatment options

Treatment for ovarian cancer usually involves surgery and chemotherapy. Sometimes, it includes radiotherapy. Surgery The first treatment for ovarian cancer

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