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NSW Health

NSW Health is committed to providing the best patient-centred health services possible, and to the goals of protecting and improving the health of the people of NSW.

NSW Health promotes a culture which reflects their core values of collaboration, openness, respect and empowerment.

For information about public health in NSW, health services and key initiatives visit their website.

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Last reviewed: October 2018

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Advance Care Planning

Making your wishes known

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Who are carers?

You are a carer if you provide ongoing help to someone who needs it because of their: ■ disability ■ long term or life-limiting illness ■ mental illness

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Sickle cell disease is a group of common inherited red blood cell conditions where the red blood cells form a sickle, or crescent shape.

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Genetics and melanoma

Melanoma is very common, especially in Australia, and mostly occurs just by chance.

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Thalassaemia is a common inherited red blood cell condition that may cause lifelong anaemia, often requiring regular blood transfusions.

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Neural tube defects (NTDs) occur early in a baby’s development. The neural tube normally develops into the brain and spinal cord. In NTDs, the neural tube fails to ‘zip up’.

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Your Next Birth after Caesarean Section - Maternal, child and family health

Consumer brochure with information on birth options available to women planning their next birth after caesarean section.

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Neurofibromatosis type 1 | NSW Health Fact Sheet

Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is a genetic condition characterised by skin changes and the risk of benign (non-cancerous) and malignant (cancerous) tumours.

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Fermented drinks and alcohol | NSW Health

Fermented drinks include kombucha, ginger beer, kvass and kefir. These drinks may contain varying levels of alcohol as a by-product of the fermentation process. Manufacturers are required to provide information on the label about alcohol content. Consumers, especially those vulnerable to the effects of alcohol such as pregnant women, drivers, and people operating machinery, should read these labels before consumption.

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Life Insurance Products and Genetic Testing In Australia

In Australia genetic information, which includes your personal medical history and results of genetic tests and information about the health of your first degree relatives (parents, children, brothers, sisters) can have implications for life insurance policies.

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