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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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Primary health networks (PHNs)

Primary health networks (PHNs) were set up to improve patient care and to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of patient care. Learn more about the role of PHNs.

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Scarlet fever

Scarlet fever is a bacterial infection which usually affects primary school-aged children. Learn more about its cause, symptoms, treatment and prevention options.

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PrEP, the pill that can stop HIV infection, on PBS from April 1

A drug that can prevent HIV infection known as pre-exposure prophylaxis, or 'PrEP', is to be added to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).

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Lung cancer

Lung cancer is one of the most common but serious types of cancer. Read here about the types, causes, symptoms, treatments and prevention.

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Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a tablet you can take daily to reduce your risk of infection if exposed to HIV. Learn more about its benefits and risks here.

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Managing period pain

Period pain (dysmenorrhoea) is common but can prevent some women from doing their normal activities. However, there are some ways to manage painful periods.

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What is a podiatrist?

Podiatrists are experts in foot and ankle health. They can help to prevent and treat a wide range of conditions. Learn more about what a podiatrist does and how to find one.

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Pneumothorax

Pneumothorax (also known as collapsed lung) is a reasonably common condition that occurs when air leaks into the space between the lung and chest wall. Find out more about the causes and treatments of pneumothorax.

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Cirrhosis of the liver

Cirrhosis is permanent scarring of the liver caused by a range of liver diseases and conditions. Find out more about what it is, its symptoms and treatment options.

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