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Zika Virus Outbreak – FAQs

What is the Zika virus? Where is it found? Dr Cai Glushak answers questions on the...

First Aid for little ones

This simple infographic provides essential tips from dealing with trapped fingers to nosebleeds and burns.

Vaccinations in pregnancy

Pregnant women are advised to get the flu vaccine, because influenza is more likely to cause...

Artificial insemination

Artificial insemination is a treatment that can help some couples have a baby.


Bedwetting (nocturnal enuresis) can be worrying and frustrating, but it's common for children to accidentally wet the bed during the night.


Croup is a childhood condition that affects the windpipe (trachea), the airways to the lungs (the bronchi) and the voice box (larynx).

Cramps, leg

Leg cramps are a common and usually harmless condition where the muscles in your leg suddenly become tight and painful.


A cold is a mild viral infection of the nose, throat, sinuses and upper airways.

Adenoids and adenoidectomy

An adenoidectomy is an operation to remove the adenoids.