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  1. Ultrasound scan

    Ultrasound is a scan used to study internal body structures.

  2. Understanding health insurance

    There are many health insurance providers on the market that offer a wide variety of healthcare plans.

  3. Understanding Medicare

    Medicare is Australia’s national public health insurance, providing free or subsidised healthcare to all Australians and most permanent residents.

  4. Undescended testicles

    Undescended testicles means that one or both testicles are missing from the scrotum.

  5. Unpaid and professional carers

    The term ‘carer’ can refer to paid and unpaid, professional and ‘lay’ carers.

  6. Urban flash floods - FAQs

    Urban flash flooding can happen quickly and without warning. Heavy rain causes runoff to collect in dips, car parks and roads, and there is a risk of contamination, injury and disease.

  7. Urgent treatment for mental illness

    Telephone helplines such as Lifeline (call 13 11 14) offer immediate mental health support and counselling 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you are in immediate danger, call triple zero (000) for emergency services.

  8. Urinary catheterisation

    A urinary catheter can give a person control over their bladder and keeps them dry.

  9. Urinary system

    Most waste products are removed from the body by the urinary system.

  10. Urinary system birth defects

    Common birth defects of the urinary system include hypospadias, obstructive defects of the renal pelvis and renal agenesis.