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myDr is an independent Australian website providing free health and medicines information for consumers. myDr aims to help Australians manage their health, and that of their families, with relevant, easy to understand information written specifically for them.

myDr covers medical conditions, giving information on symptoms, diagnosis, tests, treatments and self-help. They have a wealth of information to help you with your medicines and the largest online database of Consumer Medicines Information (CMI) in Australia.

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Last reviewed: October 2019

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Listeria risk in pregnancy - MyDr.com.au

Listeria bacteria can cause serious problems during pregnancy. Listeria can be transmitted by eating contaminated food, but there are steps you can take to avoid infection.

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Is there medication for coronavirus? - MyDr.com.au

There is no medication for coronavirus at present, but some antiviral medicines are being trialled.

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Allergic rhinitis - symptoms, causes and treatment - MyDr.com.au

Rhinitis means inflammation of the lining of the nose. Allergic rhinitis means that this inflammation is caused by an allergy.

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Travel vaccinations - MyDr.com.au

Travel immunisations are important in pre-trip planning to certain countries. Vaccinations that travellers may need include tetanus and diphtheria, hepatitis A and B, and typhoid vaccinations.

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Iron deficiency anaemia in children - MyDr.com.au

Many children do not get enough iron from their diet to meet the demands of their growing bodies. This can result in low body iron and eventually iron deficiency anaemia (low haemoglobin).

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Whooping cough overview - MyDr.com.au

Whooping cough is a highly infectious disease that causes sudden attacks of coughing that often end in a high-pitched whooping sound.  The cough commonly persists for up to 3 months.

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Pneumonia symptoms, treatment and causes - myDr.com.au

Pneumonia can be a serious illness, particularly for babies and young children, people older than 65 and people with pre-existing health problems.

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Accidental poisoning - MyDr.com.au

Children's curiosity can lead to danger, such as unintentional poisoning.

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Measles: what you need to know - MyDr.com.au

Measles is a very infectious and potentially serious illness that is caused by a type of virus called paramyxovirus. It is spread from person to person by coughing, sneezing or sometimes kissing.

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Baby's health: the Apgar score - MyDr.com.au

Find out about the Apgar newborn scoring system, the standardised technique that doctors use to determine the health of a baby within 5 minutes of its birth.

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