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Peripheral vascular disease

Peripheral vascular disease refers to diseases of arteries outside the heart and brain, mainly in the legs and feet. Learn about the risk factors.

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Meniere’s disease

Meniere's disease is a disorder of the inner ear that causes vertigo, dizziness and balance problems. While there is no cure, the symptoms can be managed.

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Parkinson’s disease treatments

Parkinson’s disease currently has no cure, although medication and surgery can help ease symptoms. Learn about the possible treatment options here.

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Allied health

Allied health practitioners are trained professionals who are not doctors, dentists or nurses. Learn more about what these professionals do.

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Speech pathology

Speech pathology aims to help people who can’t communicate effectively. Learn more about speech pathologists, what they do and how they can help.

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Codeine no longer available over the counter from Feb 1

Pain-relief medicines that contain codeine will no longer be available without a doctor's prescription from 1 Feb 2018. Here’s what you need to know.

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Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is a rare brain disorder that causes dementia symptoms. Find trusted partner pages about Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.

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Coeliac disease and gluten intolerance

People with Coeliac disease can't eat foods containing gluten. Find out how it can affect your life and why it’s important to get diagnosed.

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Living with osteoarthritis

If you have been diagnosed with osteoarthritis, discover ways to comfortably manage your daily life by reading the tips on this page.

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Seeing a doctor and getting tested for COVID-19

Questions and answers about when to see your doctor and COVID-19 (coronavirus) testing, including how long results take and what to do if you test positive.

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