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Around one in five Australians regularly have reflux or heartburn. If symptoms are frequent or severe, this is known as GORD. Changing your diet and other lifestyle factors can help. Medicines can be helpful too, although they aren’t always a long-term fix.
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If you are thinking of taking a medicine while you’re pregnant, there are a few things to consider.
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When you are breastfeeding, medicines you take may pass into your breastmilk. Deciding to use any medicine involves weighing up the potential benefits and risks.
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Keep track of medicines and access important health info any time and anywhere, especially in emergencies.
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Sometimes one medicine can mix badly with another in your body, and this can change how strongly the medicines work or whether they have side effects. This is called an interaction, and it can also happen when medicines mix with certain foods or drinks (including alcohol). Find out what you can do to avoid interactions.
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Osteoarthritis treatment can help you manage pain, prevent or delay complications, prevent disease progression and improve or maintain your function and quality of life. Keep reading to learn more about this condition and make informed decisions about what to do, and how to do it.
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Antibiotics are medicines used to treat a wide variety of infections or diseases caused by bacteria, such as respiratory tract infections (eg, pneumonia and whooping cough), urinary tract infections, skin infections and infected wounds. Antibiotics have saved millions of lives since they were first introduced in the 1940s and 1950s. However, because they have been overused, many antibiotics are no longer effective against the bacteria they once killed.
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Rheumatoid arthritis is not curable. However, early treatment is effective in managing symptoms and slowing down disease progression. Read on to find out more about diagnosis, treatment and what you can do to manage this condition.
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Having a sick child can be a very scary experience for parents and carers. Understanding more about common childhood illnesses and symptoms can help you feel more in control. Coughs and colds can make your child feel sick and miserable, but there are things you can do to help. If you are still worried about your child after reading this information, then you should get advice from your health professional.
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