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Feeling unwell and not sure what to do? Find trusted health information about causes, symptoms and treatments for a broad range of long term conditions, such as asthma, diabetes, gord and osteoporosis, as well as shorter term illnesses, like chickenpox, chlamydia and other STIs, glandular fever, colds and flu and more.

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Using a walking stick or cane to assist with walking can help to control arthritis symptoms.

Arthritis

Learn more about this common condition that causes pain and inflammation within the joints. Check out our guide on arthritis.

Asthma symptoms include a cough, wheezing, chest tightness and breathlessness.

Asthma

Asthma symptoms include a cough, wheezing, chest tightness and breathlessness. Learn about the causes, symptoms - and the treatments - here.

Breast cancer often uses different combinations of treatment.

Breast cancer

Breast cancer can have a number of symptoms but often shows as a lump or thickening in the breast tissue, although most breast lumps are not cancerous...

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Cancer

Cancer is a condition where cells in a specific part of the body grow and reproduce uncontrollably. Read about the different types and symptoms.

Cool baths, loose comfortable clothes and calamine lotion can all ease the itchiness from chickenpox.

Chickenpox

Chickenpox is a mild and common childhood illness, but can also occur in adults. Here’s how to help ease symptoms and discomfort.

Childhood illnesses

Childhood illnesses

Many childhood diseases spread easily between family members and at schools. Read on to learn more about causes, symptoms, treatments and when to see ...

Chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections.

Chlamydia

Chlamydia is one of the most common STIs in Australia. Find out how you can help avoid it and when to get tested.

A gluten free diet can help manage coeliac disease or gluten intolerance.

Coeliac disease

Coeliac disease is one cause of ‘gluten intolerance’. Find out how it can affect your life and why it’s important to get diagnosed.

Girl with a flu.

Colds and flu (influenza)

Colds and flu are different illnesses caused by different viruses. Learn about difference between colds and flu and read our advice on how to best pre...

Dementia

Dementia affects a person’s thinking, behaviour and ability to perform everyday tasks. Learn about causes, symptoms, treatments, support and preventio...

Diabetes is a condition where blood glucose levels become too high.

Diabetes

Diabetes need not impact your life, if managed properly serious health problems in the future can be prevented. Learn more here.

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Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a long-term condition which affects 2% of Australians. Learn more about the causes, how it is diagnosed and the types of seizures.

Glandular fever can be transmitted through kissing.

Glandular fever

Glandular fever (also called the ‘kissing disease’) is an infectious disease which is common in teenagers and young adults. Learn how glandular fever ...

GORD can affect children and adults but can be treated with lifestyle changes.

GORD (reflux)

Learn more about symptoms and treatments for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD), which is caused by stomach acid leaking into the oesophagus.

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Hay fever

Hay fever is the common term for 'allergic rhinitis', which affects up to 1 in 5 Australians at some point in their life. Learn here how to manage it.

Heart attack

Heart attack

Acting fast at the warning signs of a heart attack can save your life. Learn how to recognise the symptoms of a heart attack.

Reducing your blood pressure can make a big difference to your health.

High blood pressure

High blood pressure effects over a quarter of Australians over the age of 25. Are you at risk?

Blood test for HIV

HIV infection and AIDS

Today, people with HIV are unlikely to develop AIDS if they get effective treatment. Here’s what to do if you think you might have been exposed.

Influenza virus.

Infectious diseases

There are many different kinds of infectious diseases. Find out about conditions such as shingles, chlamydia, measles, conjunctivitis, tonsillitis, b...

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Low blood pressure

Although low blood pressure is better than high blood pressure, you still need to consult your doctor.

Menopause is the time when a woman's monthly periods stop

Menopause

Find out when menopause is likely to start, common symptoms and how to relieve them, as well as possible long-term effects.

Obesity describes someone who is very overweight.

Obesity

Obesity is a term used to describe somebody who's overweight. Learn about your BMI, treatment options and prevention.

Osteoporosis is a condition that affects the bones.

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a condition that affects the bones, causing them to become weak and fragile. Learn about it's treatment, management and prevention.

Ovarian cancer can affect one or both of the ovaries.

Ovarian cancer

Ovarian cancer is most common over the age of 45, but it can affect women of any age. Learn about its causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatments and prev...

Pneumonia can be very serious in people older than 65.

Pneumonia

Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs, often caused by bacteria or viruses. It can be mild or very serious. Learn more about the illness.

Rheumatoid arthritis usually affects the smaller joints.

Rheumatoid arthritis

Experiencing pain and swelling in the smaller joints in your hands or feet? It could be rheumatoid arthritis. Find out more here.

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)

Sex is an important part of a healthy relationship, but it can carry risks. Learn about safe sex, STIs, how to spot symptoms, and what to do if you ge...

Shingles

Shingles is a painful rash caused by the chickenpox virus. Find out how to recognise the symptoms and what treatments are available.

Thorough hand washing can help preventing the spread of staph infections.

Staph infections

Trusted information on a staph infection, including what it is, who is at risk, how you get it, treatment and prevention, plus links to other resource...

Stroke

A stroke is a serious medical event that occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is interrupted. Learn how to tell when someone is having a ...

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Vitamin D deficiency

Learn the benefits of maintaining healthy vitamin D levels and when to get tested.

Whooping cough is serious in babies under 12 months old.

Whooping cough

Whooping cough is a highly contagious bacterial infection and most serious in babies. Here’s how to spot symptoms and protect infants.

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Head lice (or nits), which live and breed in hair or on the scalp, can be treated by wet combing with a conditioner or with various shampoos and lotions.

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