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Falls and the elderly

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.

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Living with osteoporosis

There is no cure for osteoporosis, but medicines and lifestyle changes can help. Find out how to manage with osteoporosis.

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Yoga for beginners

Considering yoga? Here are many of the answers to common yoga questions, including how it can benefit your health and how to find a class.

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Catheter problems

Catheters may be needed temporarily or permanently. Find out here about catheter problems, such as leaking, blockages and the tube falling out.

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Safe use of sleeping pills

Sleeping pills are drugs designed to help you fall asleep or stay asleep, such as in the treatment of insomnia. Learn more about the types and associated risks.

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Fractures

A bone fracture can be caused by trauma, such as a sports injury or fall. Fractures can also be caused by minor injuries in conditions that weaken the bone.

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Prolapsed uterus

Prolapsed uterus is when your uterus falls down towards the vaginal opening. Read about its causes, symptoms, treatment and prevention.

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Facial injuries

An injury to the face can be caused by almost anything, such as, falling over, cutting yourself shaving being struck in the face by an object, such as a ball or twig or being assaulted or hit.

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Dental injury

The most common cause of a dental injury is a fall or playing sport. It can also happen from eating something hard. Learn more here.

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Back injuries

Back injuries often occur as a result of sudden movements, bumps or falls. Learn to recognise symptoms that could indicate a severe back injury.

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