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A pleural effusion is an abnormal build-up of fluid in the space around the lungs. It can be caused by many things, from pneumonia to kidney failure.
Farmer health is about growing awareness
Farmers’ health challenges include accessing services, respiratory disease and avoiding injury from farm machinery. Learn more this National Farm Safety Week.
Links to artciles about throat diseases.
Avian influenza (bird flu)
Information about avian influenza (bird flu) from leading Australian health organisations, including links to content on avian influenza in humans.
Learn all about lung conditions and diseases, such as asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, whooping cough and more.
10 tips to fight the flu – infographic
Flu vaccine and good hygiene are some of the most important ways to help prevent colds and flu. Here's a handy list of tips to fight the flu.
Trusted information about allergy types, as well as allergy testing, anaphylaxis, antihistamines and common related conditions such as asthma and hay fever.
A guide to hay fever
Hay fever, or allergic rhinitis, can be triggered by dust, grass and pollen. Learn about antihistamine medicines and other ways to manage symptoms, plus find out when an allergy test might be a good idea.
This lung disease is caused by asbestos dust, with symptoms (shortness of breath, coughing) usually appearing 10 to 20 years after exposure.
Flu trend report for health professionals
Staff at Healthdirect Australia collect influenza (flu) data based on calls to the healthdirect helpline. This page provides a detailed flu data report for health professionals.