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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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Game changer for leukaemia therapy

Adelaide researchers are zeroing in on a promising new approach to killing off cancer cells in patients with leukaemia. In […]

Autism researchers eye fruit fly

La Trobe University researchers are studying the behaviour of fruit flies in an effort to unlock the genetics associated with […]

Alerts Dramatically Improve Asthma Inhaler Use: Study

Asthmatics can dramatically reduce their risk of flare-ups with personalised alerts that remind them to use their inhaler, a world-first […]
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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...
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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...
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Hand hygiene technique: hand washing with soap and water

This article explains the correct technique to wash your hands, an easy and effective way to prevent the spread of infection.