Chesty coughs

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How will global warming affect the health of city dwellers?

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Video: Flu awareness

Video transcript Dr Norman Swan: The dreaded flu season is nearly upon us… And while it’s more common to catch

Influenza treatment

Influenza (the flu) is a viral infection that causes a sudden onset of high fevers, cough, sore throat, aches and

Influenza – the flu

Most of us have had our fair share of colds and flu, especially during winter months. But while a cold

Common cold treatments

Nothing will cure a cold, but there are treatments available that can help you feel better. With plenty of rest

Pleurisy: what you need to know

What is pleurisy? Pleurisy is inflammation of the pleura — the thin, 2-layer protective membrane that covers the lungs and

Cough: dry cough

A dry cough is a cough where no phlegm or mucus is produced (known as non-productive). A dry cough is


What is tuberculosis? Tuberculosis (TB) is a contagious, potentially fatal, infection caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Since the introduction

Voice changes

Changes to the voice happen frequently with a number of minor illnesses. Most of us have experienced having a ‘croaky’

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