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Teenagers health

Teenagers health
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Teenagers' health

Acne

Acne consists of spots and painful bumps on the skin and there are many myths around its causes. This article details the facts and how to treat acne.

Glandular fever

Glandular fever (also called the ‘kissing disease’) is an infectious disease which is common in teenagers and young adults. Learn how glandular fever ...

Puberty for boys - physical and emotional changes

Learn about the complex physical and emotional changes a boy experiences in adolescence as he becomes a young man.

Puberty for girls

Learn about the complex physical and emotional changes a girl experiences in adolescence as she becomes a young woman.

Emotional changes in puberty

Find out more about the emotional ups and downs of puberty, how to navigate them and what support is available.

Eating disorders and body image

An estimated 1 million Australians experience a type of eating or body image disorder. But treatment is available to help them lead healthier lives.

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