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  1. Nails - fingernail and toenail problems

    17 Apr 2018

    Our fingernails grow about three times faster than our toenails...

  2. Nappy rash

    21 Apr 2016

    Most babies get nappy rash at some stage, no matter how well they are cared for...

  3. Narcolepsy

    09 Dec 2018

    A person with narcolepsy is extremely sleepy all the time and may fall asleep several times a day...

  4. Narcotics Anonymous

    05 May 2020

    NA is for people wishing to recover from drug dependency...

  5. National Centre for Farmer Health

    20 Dec 2019

    The National Centre for Farmer Health works to improve the health, safety and wellbeing of Australian farmers, farm workers and their families and communities...

  6. National Dementia Helpline

    20 Dec 2019

    The National Dementia Helpline is a telephone information and support service for people with dementia, their carers, families and friends...

  7. National Disability Abuse and Neglect Hotline

    05 May 2020

    The National Disability Abuse and Neglect Hotline is a service for reporting mistreatment of people with a disability...

  8. National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

    18 Jun 2019 National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

    The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will transform the way in which people with disability access the support they need to achieve their goals and participate fully in community life...

  9. National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

    05 May 2020

    The NDIS supports people with a permanent and significant disability that affects their ability to take part in everyday activities...

  10. National Relay Service

    05 May 2020

    The National Relay Service is an Australia-wide phone service for people who are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment...

  11. Naturopath

    05 May 2020

    Naturopathy is a form of alternative medicine that uses a range of treatments, including diet and lifestyle counselling, homeopathy, herbalism and acupuncture...

  12. Naturopathy

    12 Apr 2019

    Naturopathy uses a range of treatments to stimulate your body's own healing powers...

  13. Near-miss experiences and traumatic events

    09 Mar 2018

    Traumatic events usually happen quickly and chaotically. A near-miss experience occurs when you are involved in a traumatic event where you think you will die or be badly hurt, but are not. This can...

  14. Neck pain

    20 Feb 2019

    Treatments like physiotherapy, osteopathy or remedial massage can generally help neck and shoulder pain...

  15. Needlestick injury

    09 Mar 2018

    A needlestick injury means the skin is accidentally punctured by a used needle. Diseases that could be transmitted by a needle or needlestick injury include human immunodeficiency virus (HIV...

  16. Negative emotions

    21 May 2020

    Negative emotions can dampen our enthusiasm for life, depending on how long we let them affect us...

  17. Neonatologist

    15 Jun 2017

    A neonatologist is a medical professional who specialises in caring for newborn babies, particularly those who are ill or born prematurely...

  18. Nephrotic syndrome

    15 May 2018

    Nephrotic syndrome is where the kidneys remove too much protein from the blood...

  19. Nervous system

    09 Mar 2018

    The nervous system helps all the parts of the body to communicate with each other...

  20. Neural tube defects

    25 Sep 2019

    Folic acid taken before conception, and during at least the first four weeks of pregnancy, can prevent around seven out of 10 cases of neural tube defects...

  21. Neural tube defects, see

  22. Neuralgia

    09 Mar 2018

    Neuralgia is pain in a nerve pathway. Generally, neuralgia isn’t an illness in its own right, but a symptom of injury or a particular disorder...

  23. Neurofibromatosis

    09 Mar 2018

    Neurofibromatosis is caused by faulty genes, which may be inherited or have spontaneously mutated at conception...

  24. Neurologist

    05 May 2020

    Neurologists specialise in the treatment of the nervous system...

  25. Neuromuscular disorders

    09 Mar 2018

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

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

    21 Aug 2018

    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...

  27. Newborn bloodspot screening

    05 Nov 2019

    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...

  28. Newborn bloodspot screening (video) [video]

    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...

    Duration: 3:01

    • Video library,
    • Healthy pregnancy,
    • Healthy pregnancy - Health concerns during pregnancy,
    • Genes and genetics,
    • Genes and genetics - Genetic testing
  29. Nightmares - children

    07 Sep 2020

    Your child may have only a few scary dreams a year, or be troubled by nightmares much more often...

  30. Nine health risks for boys and men... and what to do about them

    23 Apr 2020

    Did you know that deaths from injury are 2.6 times more common for men in Australia than women? That men are more likely to die from preventable diseases? While these statistics paint an alarming...

  31. Nits

    17 Apr 2020

    No product can prevent head lice, but regular checks can help prevent the spread...

  32. Noise pollution - workplace safety

    24 Feb 2020

    There are many ways to reduce exposure to excessive noise in the workplace...

  33. Non-specific urethritis (NSU)

    09 Mar 2018

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

  34. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

    26 Apr 2019

    Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines should always be used cautiously and for the shortest time possible...

  35. Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) lung disease

    06 Jun 2018

    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...

  36. Noonan syndrome

    12 Nov 2019

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

  37. Nosebleeds

    09 Mar 2018

    Bleeding from the nose is common in children and is usually not severe or serious...

  38. NURSE-ON-CALL - 1300 60 60 24

    05 May 2020

    NURSE-ON-CALL is a free, confidential telephone helpline that provides immediate health advice from a registered nurse, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week...

  39. nursing home

    26 Jul 2016

    Residential aged care homes provide a range of care, services, social, cultural and spiritual activities, and different physical environments which give you options for how to spend your days...

  40. Nursing home costs

    03 Dec 2020

    The Australian Government Department of Health will assess your income and assets to work out how much financial help you will get for a place in a residential aged care home...

  41. Nursing homes

    26 Jul 2016

    Residential aged care homes provide safe and comfortable accommodation as well as ongoing healthcare, support and social interaction that can adapt to your changing needs...

  42. Nut allergies

    09 Mar 2018

    Peanuts, tree nuts and seeds can all cause allergies with symptoms ranging from milder reactions to a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis)...

  43. Nutrition - women's extra needs

    09 Feb 2019

    Women's nutritional needs change during menstruation, pregnancy, breastfeeding and menopause...

  44. Nutrition needs when you’re over 65

    21 Aug 2020

    Nutrition needs vary with age and gender. Now you’re older, the foods and drinks that make up a healthy diet may need to be slightly different from when you were younger. In general, you&...

  45. Nutrition – Summer fruit and vegetables (video) [video]

    13 Oct 2015 Nutrition – Summer fruit and vegetables (video)

    Salads are a great way for you achieve your 5 serves of vegies every day...

    Duration: 4:32

    • Video library,
    • Healthy eating,
    • Healthy Eating - Food types,
    • Healthy eating know-how,
    • Better Summer Guide week 2
  46. Nuts and seeds

    24 Jun 2019

    Nuts are a healthy food and a good source of protein and healthy fats...