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  1. Neuromuscular disorders

    The combination of the nervous system and muscles is known as the neuromuscular system.

  2. Neuromuscular system

    Information about the neuromuscular system including fact sheets about conditions such as huntington’s disease, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and other disorders.

  3. Never leave kids in cars

    Never leave your most precious valuables, your children, alone in the car.

  4. New drugs for the treatment of hepatitis C – Frequently Asked Questions for patients

    In Australia, hepatitis C is most often spread through the sharing of unsterile drug injecting equipment. New all oral combination treatment has greatly improved health outcomes for people with hepatitis C. It may also help prevent hepatitis C transmission to other people.

  5. Newborn bloodspot screening

    Every newborn baby in Australia is offered a test for rare, but serious, medical conditions. The conditions tested for are phenylketonuria, hypothyroidism and cystic fibrosis. You can choose whether you want your baby to have this test. A midwife will take a blood sample by pricking your baby’s heel. A few drops are collected on a piece of card. This usually happens between 48 and 72 hours after your baby is born. The card is then sent to a laboratory for testing. Most babies will have a normal test result. Sometimes a repeat test is needed. The results will usually be normal. If your baby is found to have a serious medical condition, you will be contacted to arrange treatment for your baby.

  6. Newborn bloodspot screening (video)

    Every newborn baby in Australia is offered a newborn bloodspot screening test to identify those at risk for rare, but serious, medical conditions including PKU, hypothyroidism and cystic fibrosis.

  7. No Jab No Play

    Information about the Victorian government's No Jab No Play legislation and what you need to do before enrolling your child at childcare or kindergarten.

  8. Non-specific urethritis (NSU)

    Non-specific urethritis (NSU) means any inflammation of a man's urethra that is not caused by gonorrhoea.

  9. Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) lung disease

    NTM lung disease is a serious disease caused by bacteria commonly found in soil and water. It can cause damage to the lungs and make people very ill.

  10. Noonan syndrome

    Noonan syndrome is a genetic condition that usually includes heart abnormalities and characteristic facial features.