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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: chronic back pain

Back pain: low back pain

Back pain in pregnancy

Bacterial meningitis

Bacterial vaginosis (BV)

Bad breath

Banned medicines in sport

Balance problems in older adults


Bariatric surgery

Barium swallow studies

Bartholin's abscess

Bartholin's cysts

Bat ears

Bath boards

BCG vaccination

B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (B-CLL)

Bed blocks

Bed bugs

Bed grab rails

Bed levers

Bedside handles

Bed raisers

Bed troughs


Bee stings: first aid

Behaviour: challenging

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

Bile duct cancer

Binge eating disorder

Binge eating disorder in men

Bisphosphonates for osteoporosis

Bipolar disorder


Birth after caesarean section

Birth control for youth and teens

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 test results

Blood tests

Blood-thinning medicines for DVT & PE

Body image

Body lice

Body mass index

Body odour (BO)

Body piercing

Bone and joint problems in children

Bone density scan

Bone isotope scan

Bone marrow biopsy

Bones: food for bone health

Bordetella pertussis (whooping cough)

Bow legs

Bowel cancer

Bowel cancer screening

Bowel polyps

Bowel surgery

Braces and plates

Brain bleed

Brain injury

Brand name medicines

BRCA genes

Breast cancer

Breast cancer: BRCA genes

Breast cancer: large breasts

Breast cysts

Breast engorgement

Breast implants

Breast inflammation


Breastfeeding: medication

Breastfeeding resources

Breastfeeding: twins and triplets

Breast lumps

Breast pain

Breast pumps

Breast milk storage

Breast reconstruction

Breast reconstruction: risks and complications

Breast reduction

Breast reduction for men

Breast reduction: risks and complications

Breast screening

Breast screening: for high-risk women

Breathing difficulties

Breathlessness in palliative care

Breech baby

Brief intervention counselling (BIC)

Broken ankle

Broken back: what to do

Broken bones

Broken bones: first aid

Broken bone and joint injuries in adults

Broken bone and joint injuries in children

Broken bones: pain relief (adults)

Broken bones: pain relief (children)

Broken collar bone

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 knee

Broken kneecap

Broken lower leg

Broken neck: what to do

Broken nose

Broken radial head

Broken toe

Broken wrist



Bronchitis (acute)


Brugada syndrome

Brushing teeth

Bucket lists

Bulimia nervosa

Bulimia nervosa in men

Bulimia nervosa: myths

Buller Hospital parking

Bullying (children)

Bullying (youth and teens)



Burns: First aid


Bursitis: treatment

Burwood Pain Management Centre

Bypass surgery