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Bell’s palsy

Bell’s palsy is a sudden weakness or paralysis of facial muscles on one side of the face. Find out how to boost the chances of a full recovery.

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Sleep paralysis

Sleep paralysis is a normal sleeping state which prevents you acting out your dreams. Find out about its causes, and preventative measures.

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Motor neurone disease (MND)

Motor neurone disease is a condition that causes weakness in the muscles, leading eventually to paralysis. Learn about the symptoms and diagnosis.

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Guillain-Barre syndrome

Guillain-Barre Syndrome is an autoimmune disease that causes weakness, numbness or paralysis. Learn more about its symptoms and diagnosis.

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Polio (poliomyelitis)

Polio is a highly contagious viral infection. It can cause paralysis and death, so immunisation is important to prevent polio. Learn here about symptoms, how polio is spread and treatment options.

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Tick bites

Tick bites are usually harmless, but it’s still important to know how to avoid and treat bites, and what to do after visiting an area where ticks are present.

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Facial droop

If you have facial droop, your face doesn’t look symmetrical and moving an eye or your mouth may be difficult. See a doctor if you notice any facial drooping.

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Lyme disease

Lyme disease is caused by bacteria transmitted in a tick bite however, the types of tick that carry the bacteria have not been found in Australia.

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Insect bites and stings

Most insect bites will clear up in a day or two, although some people can have severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis). Learn more about insect bites and how to handle allergic reactions.

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Spinal cord injuries

A spinal cord injury is damage to the spinal cord that causes loss of function, feeling and mobility.

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