Here’s important information about what antibiotics treat and don’t treat, an explanation of 'superbugs' and how antibiotic resistance can be reduced.
Antibiotic-resistant gonorrhoea has increased
Cases of gonorrhoea have risen in Australia, and many people don't know they have it. But this STI can cause infertility if left untreated.
Differences between bacterial and viral infection
Bacterial and viral infections must be treated differently. Misusing antibiotics to treat viral infections leads to the problem of antibiotic resistance.
Antibiotics revolutionised medicine in the 1940s because they treated infections caused by bacteria. Learn how antibiotics work.
Bacterial infections can affect the throat, the lungs, the skin, the bowel and many others parts of your body. They can be can be highly contagious. This page explains how to avoid spreading infections.
Acne consists of spots and painful bumps on the skin and there are many myths around its causes. This article details the facts and how to treat acne.
Questions to ask before taking a medicine
It's important to learn about your medicines before you take them. Here are some questions you can ask your doctor or pharmacist about medicines.
Symptoms of COVID-19 and how the virus spreads
Learn about coronavirus (COVID-19), its symptoms, how it is diagnosed and treated, how it is spread and what to do if you come into contact with the virus.