Dengue fever

Dengue is a viral infection that is transmitted via the bite of particular types of mosquitoes. It most commonly occurs

Vaccination and antibodies

Since the introduction of widespread vaccination programmes, millions of people have been protected against potentially fatal diseases, and countless lives

Chickenpox in adults

Chickenpox is a highly contagious viral illness, which in children is usually a fairly mild illness producing a temperature, cough

Ovulation testing

Ovulation testing is something you might consider if you are trying to get pregnant. Home ovulation test kits detect changes

Travellers’ diarrhoea

Travellers’ diarrhoea is a fact of life when travelling, no matter how careful you are with food and drink. Between

Getting pregnant

Having a baby may seem like the most natural thing in the world, but for many this just isn’t so.

Folic acid and your pregnancy

Every year in Australia, about 50 babies are born with spina bifida. Neural tube defects (NTDs) occur in the early

Childbirth – pain relief options

There are many options available for pain relief during childbirth in Australia. Some women choose self-care measures to relieve labour pain,

Contraception: sterilisation implants (Essure)

Essure sterilisation implants are a type of permanent contraception for women. Sterilisation implants are tiny, flexible metal coils that can

Female infertility

Difficulties getting pregnant are due to problems with the woman’s fertility – female infertility – about 40 per cent of

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