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24 March is World Tuberculosis (TB) Day

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Brad talks about what it was like with genital TB

After years of feeling sub-par and getting sick too often, Brad started noticing some swelling in his pants – and […]

TB linked to COPD

Australian scientists have shown an important link between two, previously unconnected, serious lung diseases: tuberculosis and COPD.
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What is TB?

Tuberculosis (TB) is a chronic, communicable infection due to the bacteria Mycobacterium tuberculosis. It most commonly affects the lungs, but...

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Better care for diabetes patients

Diabetes is the epidemic of the 21st century and the biggest challenge confronting Australia’s health system with around 1.7 million […]

Bone cancer survivor sports training study

A program to better understand the benefits of exercise and sport for young people recovering from bone cancer will soon […]

One in 10 women with a chronic condition turns to acupuncture

The ancient remedies of Chinese medicine and acupuncture are important elements of the health care choices made by women of […]

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Alcohol and Drinking

Drinking alcohol is common in Australia, and many people enjoy drinking. Excessive consumption of alcohol, either chronic alcohol consumption or...
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Bed Wetting (Nocturnal Enuresis)

Bed wetting (also known as nocturnal enuresis) is a common condition which most children outgrow by age five as the organs which control...
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Cancer: Overview

Cancer, a condition characterised by abnormal cell growth, is a leading cause of death in developed countries. It can affect any of the body’s...