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Winter health hazards at home

Keeping warm indoors means watching out for heaters and other things that can cause burns and scalds. These simple tips should help to keep you safe.

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Raynaud's phenomenon

Raynaud's phenomenon (or Raynaud's disease) is a condition causing some areas of the body to feel numb and cool in response to cold temperatures or stress.

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Travel health advice

Going overseas? Here are some tips on how to stay well during your holiday, including tips on food and water safety, insect risks and vaccinations.

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Social gatherings and business closures during the COVID-19 outbreak

Frequently asked questions and answers about COVID-19 (coronavirus) affecting venue and business closures as well as information on physical distancing and gatherings.

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Albinism

Albinism is a group of genetic conditions. People with albinism have no or very little colour in their hair, skin and eyes so sun protection is vital.

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Hypothermia

If you are exposed to prolonged cold conditions, whether outdoors or in an unheated house, you may get hypothermia. Learn more about its symptoms and how to prevent it.

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Potassium

Potassium is a mineral and electrolyte found in foods such as bananas that helps nerves and muscles function. Both high and low potassium levels can be dangerous.

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About coronaviruses

Coronaviruses can cause several illnesses, from the common cold to serious respiratory infections and pneumonia. Find out more about the symptoms here.

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Passive smoking

Passive or second-hand smoking occurs when a non-smoker involuntarily breathes in smoke from other people's cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars or pipes.

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Heat rash

Heat rash is harmless but very itchy, with small red spots in places where sweat collects. Find out more about this condition and how to treat it.

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