How common is genital herpes?
Genital herpes is a very common sexually transmitted infection. In Australia, approximately one in eight people have the virus that causes genital herpes.
How fast do nails grow?
Nails grow about two to three millimeters each month and take about six to nine months to be fully replaced.
How is motion sickness diagnosed?
As motion sickness usually only develops under particular circumstances, many people visit their doctor for advice on preventing motion sickness, rather than while symptoms are occurring. For this rea…
How is oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) diagnosed?
Assessment and diagnosis of oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) in children is usually performed by an experienced specialist health professional, such as a pediatrician or child psychiatrist. Adults …
How is tick-borne encephalitis spread?
Tick-borne encephalitis is spread by ticks that carry one of the tick-borne encephalitis viruses.
How is yellow fever treated?
There is no specific treatment for yellow fever. Antibiotics and existing antiviral medications have no effect on the virus. If you are suffering from yellow fever, treatment will focus on managing yo…
Is chlamydia serious?
Most cases of chlamydia will clear up with simple antibiotic treatment. In some cases, if left untreated, chlamydia infections can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease and damage the reproductive syste…
Is Crohn's disease hereditary?
Yes, there appears to be a hereditary component in Crohn's disease. People with a close relative that has the disease are more likely to develop it themselves.
Is it OK for my toddler to eat toothpaste?
It can be toxic for young children to ingest large amounts of toothpaste. Excessive amounts of fluoride, which is found in adult toothpaste, can damage the enamel of the permanent teeth. In very large…
Is it true you can't get pregnant the first time you have sex?
You can get pregnant any time you have sex, even the first time. It is important to always use protection to prevent pregnancy and to reduce the risk of sexually-transmitted infections.