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Health benefits of swimming

Swimming is a great low-impact activity you can do at any age. These tips will help you get started.

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Water safety isn't just swimming between the flags

When you think of water safety, you might think of young children. But adults with pre-existing medical conditions and those 'under the influence' are also at risk.

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How long should you stay out of the pool after diarrhoea?

Summer's here, which means more pool time. But it's important to not go swimming in pools if infected with Cryptosporidium – a parasite that causes diarrhoea.

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Beach safety

While lifesavers watch over you, it’s important that you learn about the flags, signs and rip currents. Here’s how to enjoy a safe day at the beach.

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Swimmer's ear (otitis externa)

Swimmer's ear is an inflammation or infection of the outer ear canal. Learn what you can do to avoid the risks of developing swimmer’s ear.

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Primary amoebic meningoencephalitis (PAM)

Primary amoebic meningoencephalitis (PAM), also called amoebic meningitis, is a rare, but serious disease that leads to inflammation of the brain.

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Eczema

Eczema causes red, itchy and dry skin, which can be very irritating. But there are many ways to manage eczema, including avoiding triggers.

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Look after yourself this summer

This summer, use these handy and practical tips to ensure you enjoy the sun and snags, while avoiding any alcohol-related misadventure.

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Ear infection

Ear infections are common but usually go away on their own. Learn about the different types of ear infections, the symptoms in adults and children and how to prevent ear infections.

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Fluid from the ear

Fluid from your ear is usually just ear wax, but sometimes it can indicate illness or injury. Read more here about the causes and treatments.

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