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The National Health Services Directory (NHSD) provides easy access to reliable and consistent information about health services for everyone.

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Caring for others

Caring for someone else is a big responsibility and it can be challenging. Here’s information, advice and support for carers.

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Indigenous health

The services described on this page are designed to improve access to healthcare for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

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Medicare explained

Budget 2014 has put the Medicare scheme into the spotlight. Learn who's eligible for Medicare, when to use your Medicare card and what is bulk billing...

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Questions to ask your doctor

You’ll get more out of your healthcare if you’re well informed. This guide will help you decide what questions you need to ask.

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Residential care options

Find information and resources here on residential care services that provide accommodation and support for people who can no longer live at home.

Respite care.

Respite care

Caring for someone can be physically and emotionally exhausting, but regular breaks can help relieve stress. Find out about respite care here.

Rural and remote health

Many organisations, along with the Australian Government, have developed support programs for people living in rural and remote areas.

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Impetigo - myDr.com.au

Impetigo - sometimes called school sores - is a very contagious skin infection. It is most common in children and infants and causes sores, especially on the face.

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Breasts: inside women's breasts - myDr.com.au

An internal view shows that the breast is made up of fat, nipple, glands and a network of ducts.

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Varicose veins - myDr.com.au

Varicose veins (twisted, swollen veins) in the legs are a common problem. Find out about the causes, symptoms and treatment for varicose veins.

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Listeria risk in pregnancy - myDr.com.au

Listeria bacteria can cause serious problems during pregnancy. Listeria can be transmitted by eating contaminated food, but there are steps you can take to avoid infection.

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Malaria precautions while pregnant or breast feeding - myDr.com.au

Malaria infection in pregnant women may be more severe than in non-pregnant women. Find out what precautions need to be taken for travel.

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Physical activity in children and teenagers - myDr.com.au

Get the low down on why physical activity is so important for children and teenagers.

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Alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) tests in pregnancy - myDr.com.au

An alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) test is a blood test that can show whether your fetus has signs of some birth defects, in particular, spina bifida (a type of neural tube defect).

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Ultrasound - myDr.com.au

Ultrasound is a way of taking a look at the unborn baby without using potentially harmful X-rays.

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Head lice - myDr.com.au

Head lice (or nits), which live and breed in hair or on the scalp, can be treated by wet combing with a conditioner or with various shampoos and lotions.

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Ovulation testing - myDr.com.au

Find out how ovulation tests can help you find your most fertile days and increase your chances of getting pregnant.

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