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A-Z health topics

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B4 School Checks

Babies: safe sleeping position

Baby crying

Baby feeding and weaning

Baby moving in the womb

Baby teeth

Back pain: low back pain

Back pain in pregnancy

Bacterial meningitis

Bacterial vaginosis (BV)

Baker's cyst (popliteal cyst)

Balance problems in older people

Bangla interpreter card

Bariatric surgery

Barium swallow studies

Bartholin's abscess

Bartholin's cysts

Bat ears

Bath boards

BCG vaccination

Bed blocks

Bed grab rails

Bed levers

Bedside handles

Bed raisers

Bed troughs


Bee stings: first aid

Behaviour problems (children)

Bell's palsy

Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV)

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)

Benign tremor

Bent thumb in babies

Beta blockers for angina

Binge eating disorder

Bisphosphonates for osteoporosis

Bipolar disorder


Birth after caesarean section

Birth control for teens & young adults

Birthing pools

Birthing units


Bladder cancer

Bladder retraining

Bleeding after menopause

Bleeding disorders

Bleeding: first aid

Bleeding gums

Bleeding nose in children


Blindness in one eye

Blocked artery: lungs

Blocked ears

Blood cancer

Blood clot in legs

Blood clot in lungs

Blood clots in pregnancy

Blood clotting disorders

Blood clotting tests

Blood count test

Blood glucose monitoring

Blood in the urine (haematuria)

Blood lipids

Blood pressure: high

Blood pressure measurements at home

Blood test results

Blood tests

Blood-thinning medicines for DVT & PE

Blood transfusions

Blood vessel tests

Blood vessel treatments

Blood vessels

Body image

Body mass index (BMI)

Bolus feeding

Bone and joint problems in children

Bone density scan

Bone isotope scan

Bone marrow biopsy

Bone pain in children

Bones: food for bone health

Borderline personality disorder

Bordetella pertussis (whooping cough)

Bow legs


Bowel cancer

Bowel cancer screening

Bowel polyps

Bowel surgery

Braces and plates

Brain aneurysm

Brain bleed

Brain injury

Brand name medicines

BRCA genes

Breast biopsy

Breast cancer

Breast cancer: BRCA genes

Breast cancer: large breasts

Breast cysts

Breast engorgement

Breast implants

Breast inflammation

Breast lumps

Breast milk storage

Breast pain

Breast pumps

Breast reconstruction

Breast reconstruction: risks and complications

Breast reduction

Breast reduction for men

Breast reduction: risks and complications

Breast screening


Breastfeeding: medication

Breastfeeding support groups

Breastfeeding: twins and triplets

Breathing difficulties

Breathlessness in palliative care

Breech baby

Brief intervention counselling service (BIS)

Broken ankle

Broken arm: exercises

Broken back: what to do

Broken bones

Broken bones: first aid

Broken bones: pain relief (adults)

Broken bone and joint injuries in adults

Broken bone and joint injuries in children

Broken collar bone

Broken collar bone in children

Broken elbow

Broken elbow in children

Broken finger

Broken finger: surgery

Broken foot

Broken forearm in adults

Broken forearm in children

Broken funny bone

Broken hand bones

Broken hip

Broken knee

Broken kneecap

Broken lower leg

Broken neck: what to do

Broken nose

Broken radial head

Broken radius (adults)

Broken toe

Broken ulna (adults)

Broken wrist



Bronchitis (acute)


Brugada syndrome

Brushing teeth

Bucket lists

Bulimia nervosa

Bullying (children)

Bullying (teens & young adults)



Burns: First aid


Burwood Pain Management Centre

Bypass surgery


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