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Scarlet fever

Scarlet fever is a bacterial throat infection that usually affects primary school-aged children. Find out about its symptoms as well as treatments and preventions.

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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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Liver cancer

Liver cancer is one of the top 10 causes of cancer deaths in Australia. Learn more here about liver cancer and the different types and treatments.

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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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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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Erythromelalgia

Erythromelalgia is a rare skin condition which causes a burning pain, heat and red skin usually on the hands or feet. You can read more about about erythromelalgia on our trusted partner pages.

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Australia’s healthcare system

The Australian healthcare system can sometimes seem confusing. This information will help you understand the types of service available.

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Bone cancer

Primary bone cancer, which begins in the bones, is rare. But many other cancers, such as lung or breast cancer, can then spread to the bones.

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Buruli ulcer

Buruli ulcer is a bacterial disease that can lead to severe skin and limb damage if left untreated. Recognise the symptoms and find out where it has been reported.

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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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