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Head injuries

The most common causes of head injuries are falls, assaults and car accidents. Find out more about the symptoms and treatments here.

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Subdural haematoma

A subdural haematoma is an emergency condition that can result from a head injury. Here's why it's so important to seek urgent medical attention.

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Concussion

Concussion is a short-term loss of brain function following a head injury. Learn more about the causes of concussions and signs and symptoms to be aware of.

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Brain injuries

Information about brain injuries from leading Australian health organisations, including links to acquired brain injury and concussion.

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Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE)

The Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) may be used as a screening test for cognitive impairment, such as dementia. Learn more about the test here.

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Acquired brain injury (ABI)

An acquired brain injury (ABI) is the result of damage to your brain that may occur at any time during your life. Learn about the causes, symptoms and treatment here.

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Neck injuries

Information about neck injuries from leading Australian health organisations, including links to content on head injuries and neck pain.

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Coma

In a coma, a person is alive but totally unresponsive to the world around them. Someone in a coma will need intensive care in hospital. Find out more here.

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CT scans - information for referrers

Provides doctors requesting CT scans with information regarding CT related radiation in children and young people.

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What causes Alzheimer's disease?

It is unknown what actually causes the deterioration of brain cells, although there are several things known to affect your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. These are described on this page.

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