Our Symptom checker provides clinical advice on what to do next based on your symptoms.
Boils are painful, red, pus-filled lumps that can occur anywhere on your skin. Read about causes, treatment and how to prevent them from spreading.
Good oral hygiene helps prevent problems such as bleeding gums, gingivitis and bad breath. Learn more about the signs and treatment of gingivitis.
Bleeding gums and dental bleeding
Bleeding from your gums or any other type of dental bleeding can be caused by a dental procedure, an injury or gum disease. Find out what to do.
Gum disease is when the tissue that surrounds and supports your teeth becomes infected. Find out about the symptoms and treatments for gum disease.
Abscesses are painful collections of pus that builds up under the skin, in or between an organ. Find out more about abcesses on our trusted partner pages.
Giardiasis is an infection of the small intestine with the parasite giardia. Learn about cause, symptoms, treatment and prevention of giardiasis.
Healthy food swaps
Need help to meet your health goals such as reducing your blood pressure or cholesterol? See healthdirect’s list of healthier food alternatives.
Cholera is an illness that gives you severe diarrhoea and dehydration. It’s mostly found in parts of the world with poor water and sanitation.
Are calcium supplements dangerous?
Nearly half of Australians don’t get enough calcium, putting many at risk of osteoporosis and fractures. So, why are some ditching their calcium supplements?
How long should you stay out of the pool after diarrhoea?
Summer's here, which means more pool time. But it's important to not go swimming in pools if infected with Cryptosporidium – a parasite that causes diarrhoea.