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Head injuries

Head injuries can be serious, even if they’re not visible. Read about the signs and symptoms here.

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Concussion

Concussion is a short-term loss of brain function following a head injury. Learn more about the causes, signs and symptoms of concussion.

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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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Sports injuries

Links to articles about sports injuries.

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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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Acquired brain injury (ABI)

ABI is the result of damage to your brain, which may occur due to injury at any time during your life. Learn more 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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Amnesia

Amnesia is loss of memory that’s usually temporary but can sometimes be permanent. Learn more about its causes and ways to live with amnesia.

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