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NSW Health

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Last reviewed: October 2018

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SICKLE CELL DISEASE

Sickle cell disease is a group of common inherited red blood cell conditions where the red blood cells form a sickle, or crescent shape.

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THALASSAEMIA

Thalassaemia is a common inherited red blood cell condition that may cause lifelong anaemia, often requiring regular blood transfusions.

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NEURAL TUBE DEFECTS – SPINA BIFIDA AND ANENCEPHALY

Neural tube defects (NTDs) occur early in a baby’s development. The neural tube normally develops into the brain and spinal cord. In NTDs, the neural tube fails to ‘zip up’.

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Your Next Birth after Caesarean Section - Maternal, child and family health

Consumer brochure with information on birth options available to women planning their next birth after caesarean section.

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Fermented drinks and alcohol | NSW Health

Fermented drinks include kombucha, ginger beer, kvass and kefir. These drinks may contain varying levels of alcohol as a by-product of the fermentation process. Manufacturers are required to provide information on the label about alcohol content. Consumers, especially those vulnerable to the effects of alcohol such as pregnant women, drivers, and people operating machinery, should read these labels before consumption.

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COVID-19 - Frequently asked questions - Alerts

Frequently asked questions about novel coronavirus (CoV) - a new strain of coronavirus not previously identified in humans that causes respiratory disease.

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Dads know breast is best - video - Maternal, child and family health

​​Developed and produced by South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD), with funding from NSW Kids and Families, this video was made in collaboration with a group of local Aboriginal men, and encourages Aboriginal fathers to support their partner in breastfeeding their babies

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External Cephalic Version for Breech Presentation - Maternal, child and family health

This information brochure provides information about an External Cephalic Version (ECV) for breech presentation

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Japanese encephalitis fact sheet - Fact sheets

Japanese encephalitis fact sheet

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Haemophilus Influenzae Type b (Hib) disease fact sheet - Fact sheets

Infection with Hib bacteria can lead to serious illness including meningitis and epiglottitis. With the introduction of Hib vaccine these conditions are now rare. Urgent treatment is necessary as Hib disease can be life threatening.​

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