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Accidents and injuries

Back injuries

Back injuries can happen as a result of sudden movements, falls or accidents. Learn to recognise symptoms that could indicate a severe back injury.

Bumps, knocks and bruises

Bumps, knocks and bruises are common injuries. Read about related symptoms, when to see a doctor, treatment options and possible complications.

Chest injuries

Chest injury is any injury to the chest area, between the neck and the abdomen. Learn about the signs of injury and treatments.

Falls

Anyone can be at risk of having a fall, but some older adults are more vulnerable than others. Here's how to take steps to prevent falls.

First aid kits

An organised and properly stocked first aid kit can give you peace of mind. Discover what to keep in your first aid kit and how to use the items.

Head injuries

Head injuries can be serious, even if they’re not visible. Read about the signs and symptoms here.

Knee injuries

There are two general kinds of knee problems: mechanical and inflammatory. Find out more about knee injuries as a result of accidents or illness.

Limb injuries

A limb injury is any injury to a limb, such as a leg or arm, or to their toes and fingers. Find out more about limb injuries, infection, treatment and...

Subdural haematoma

A subdural haematoma is an emergency condition that can result from a head injury. Here's why it's so important to seek urgent medical attention.

Wounds, cuts and grazes

Minor wounds like cuts and grazes can usually be treated without medical attention, by keeping them clean and preventing infection. Find out how.

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