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  1. General anaesthetics

    An anaesthetic is a drug or agent that produces a complete or partial loss of feeling.

  2. Genes and genetics explained

    Children inherit physical characteristics such as eye colour from their parents through their genes.

  3. Genetic conditions

    Genetic conditions are caused by an altered or faulty gene or set of genes.

  4. Genetic factors and cholesterol

    Familial hypercholesterolaemia is an inherited condition characterised by higher than normal levels of blood cholesterol.

  5. Genetic services in Victoria

    Genetic services can help people who are affected by, or who are at risk of, inherited conditions or birth defects, to make informed choices about their healthcare.

  6. Genetic testing for inherited cancer

    A predisposition to certain cancers can be inherited via altered genes.

  7. Genital herpes

    Genital herpes is common and may not cause symptoms. More on causes, transmission, symptoms, reinfections, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, pregnancy and where to get support.

  8. Genital warts

    Genital warts are a common sexually transmissible infection (STI). About causes, signs, symptoms, transmission, treatment, reinfection, prevention, HPV vaccines, cervical cancer screening and support.

  9. Gilbert's syndrome

    Gilbert's syndrome and hepatitis both cause jaundice but are not related.

  10. Glandular fever

    Glandular fever is most common among high school and university students, but young children can also become infected by saliva on toys, shared cups, or the hands of carers.