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Seizures

Certain things are known to trigger seizures (or fits), such as flashing light, lack of sleep or drugs. Other causes include medical conditions. Find out more about seizures and what to do if someone has a fit.

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Absence seizures

Absence seizures are epileptic seizures that cause someone to stare into space and lose awareness for a few seconds. Find out more about the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment here.

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What to do when someone has a seizure

Epilepsy affects about 250,000 Australians, so it's likely you know someone with epilepsy or you'll see someone having a seizure. Here's what you do when a person has a seizure.

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Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a long-term condition that affects 1 in 50 Australians. Learn more about the causes, how it is diagnosed and the types of seizures.

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Fever in children

Fevers are quite common in young children and usually they are mild. Find out how to deal with fever and high temperatures in children here.

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Symptoms of serious illness in babies and children

If your child has a serious illness, it’s important to get medical attention quickly. Learn how to recognise the symptoms and what to do.

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Tuberous sclerosis

Tuberous sclerosis affects parts of the body, behaviour and thinking. If you notice symptoms you should see a doctor, but there are ways to manage the disease.

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Brain tumour symptoms

A brains tumour symptoms can appear similar to other diseases but there are key ones to look out for. Learn more about the different symptoms of brain tumours.

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Poisoning

Poisoning occurs frequently and most cases happen at home. Learn here about symptoms, prevention and what to do in an emergency.

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Collapsing

Collapsing has a range of causes, often occuring because someone has fainted. You collapse when your brain isn't getting enough oxygen.

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