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This week: National Pain Week

Back Pain

Pain in the lower back is one of the commonest things that people experience. Indeed, it’s likely that through the […]
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Pain: An Introduction

Pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience, associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage.
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Neuropathic Pain

Information on the symptoms, treatment and diagnosis of Neuropathic pain by professional health specialists.

Latest Medical News

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Indigenous Australians more likely to die from CHD and COPD, but some positive …

Indigenous Australians are more likely to die from coronary heart disease (CHD) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) than...

Teaming up for better health

Victoria University researchers are teaming up with Fitness Australia to improve participation in structured exercise. The Fitness Industry...

‘Suicide is not a selfish act’ say survivors who have attempted to take their o…

A study of Australians who have attempted suicide has found many made the attempt feeling they were ‘a burden’ and […]
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Neurology/Neurophysiology Feature Pages

A diverse range of conditions, from excessive sweating to epilepsy, are underpinned by neurological abnormalities. Read expert advice about...
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All about Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition which causes red or white scaly patches of skin which are often itchy. It can affect a person’s mood and...
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Perennial Allergies

Allergies occur when the immune system reacts abnormally to a substance such as pollen that poses no threat to the body. Perennial allergies...

Baby Nails

Transcript One of the questions that parents often ask is what do I do for my baby’s nails? Hi, I’m […]
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Physio Q/A: Text neck

Reader question: Dear VMC, My partner has what’s called ‘text neck’ – what does it actually mean and what can […]

Nasal sprays and washes for cold and flu

Nasal irrigation (washing the nasal cavity with fluid) can be used to remedy cold and flu symptoms like a blocked nose and is usually used in...