Dehydration happens when you haven’t got enough fluids in your body. If severe, dehydration can cause serious problems. Learn more about the symptoms and treatments.
Hydration tips for children
Children are sometimes at risk of dehydration, especially in hot weather and when exercising. These tips will help keep them safe and healthy.
Vomiting self care
Trusted information on self care for vomiting, tips to avoid dehydration, and links to trusted resources.
Diarrhoea self care
Trusted information on self care for diarrhoea, tips to avoid dehydration, information about antidiarrhoeal medicines, and links to trusted resources.
Drinking water and your health
Drinking plenty of water every day is essential for good health, and Australian tap water is the best choice for staying well hydrated. Find out more about healthy water consumption here.
How to handle the heatwave
A heatwave can be life threatening, with some groups more at risk than others. Here’s what you need to know about heat-related illness such as heatstroke.
Hot weather risks and staying cool
We live in a sunburnt country where hot days and heatwaves can stress our bodies. Here's how to stay cool and hydrated.
Cholera is an illness that gives you severe diarrhoea and dehydration. It is most likely to be found in parts of the world with poor water and sanitary services.
Calf pain is often caused by a muscle strain or cramps due to exercise, dehydration or mineral deficiency. But it can be a symptom of something more serious.
While there are no cures for a hangover, here are tips for avoiding one and for easing the symptoms if you have them.