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First aid for bites and stings: Stonefish and other stinging fish

Stonefish and other stinging fish There are some fish, such as Stonefish and Bullrout, that can sting when accidentally trodden

First aid for bites and stings: Blue-ringed octopus

Blue-ringed octopuses, often found in rockpools, inhabit all Australian coastal waters. Can be fatal. First aid for blue-ringed octopus bites includes

First aid for bites and stings: Cone snail

Living in shallow reef waters, these conical shells contain a snail which kills its prey with venom. The venom of

First aid for bites and stings: Marine bites and stings

The coastline of Australia, particularly the tropics, holds some perils for the unwary. Box jellyfish or sea wasp (Chironex fleckeri),

Asthma in children

Asthma is relatively common in children. Although it is a serious medical condition, asthma can be well controlled, allowing your

Asthma in teenagers

Dealing with asthma can be difficult for anybody, and for teenagers it may be accompanied by embarrassment and confusion. Here

Video: New asthma guidelines

Video transcript Asthma affects 2.7 million Australians. If not managed properly asthma can be life threatening. Asthma Council Australia has updated

Asthma, pregnancy and breast feeding

If you have asthma, being pregnant or breast feeding should present no problems, providing you continue to control your asthma

Asthma and dust mites

A common asthma trigger in Australia is the house dust mite, which has adapted to live by the tens of

Asthma: checklist of common triggers

An asthma ‘trigger’ is anything that brings on or aggravates asthma symptoms. Common asthma triggers can be divided into roughly

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