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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 binge drinking has detrimental health effects in the short and long term. It’s important to...
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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 urination develop. But bedwetting also affects older children and adults. If left untreated it can...
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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 organs but commonly occurs in the bowel, breast, kidney, prostate, skin and stomach. Learn about how...
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Child Developmental Milestones

Childhood is a time of many milestones including starting to talk and walk and developing the complex skills needed to solve problems, performing fiddly tasks like tying shoe laces and keeping the body healthy. Developmental delays occur when a...
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Cold and Flu

Cold and flu are respiratory infections which cause coughing, runny noses and a range of other symptoms. The flu can lead to serious and fatal complications like pneumonia. Cold and flu are common and contagious conditions, especially in winter...
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Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction - the inability to achieve or maintain an erection that enables penetration during sex is a common health problem for men, particularly older men. It is associated with many chronic diseases including heart conditions and...


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Menopause: An Overview

Menopause is diagnosed when a woman has not had a menstrual cycle for twelve months. It signals the end of her reproductive life and usually occurs in her fifties. Menopause is usually accompanied by symptoms including hot flushes, sexual and...
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Nutrition: Overview

Nutrition is the process through which our bodies convert the food we consume into energy and other substances used by the body. It is essential for keeping the body functioning, but just eating is not enough. Good nutrition means paying...
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Testosterone Deficiency

Testosterone deficiency, or male hypogonadism, occurs when a man’s body fails to produce enough testosterone, the male sex hormone. The condition influences a man’s sex drive and physical appearance, and is also associated with nutritional...