Digestive system cancers
Information about digestive system cancers from leading Australian health organisations.
Your digestive system breaks down the food you eat into nutrients such as carbohydrates, fats and proteins. Find out about how it works and some related conditions.
Information about malabsorption syndromes from our information partners.
Rectal problems include haemorrhoids, fissures, abscesses and incontinence.
Gastrointestinal illnesses are very common. Some may last for only a day or two; others are long term. Learn here about their causes, symptoms and treatments.
Irritable bowel syndrome infographic
Explore this infographic to learn about how to deal with the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and how you can prevent an attack of IBS.
If skin is punctured by a sharp medical tool like a scalpel or needle on a syringe, it is called a ‘needlestick injury’. Here's information about needlestick injuries from healthdirect and their partners.
Bowel cancer – a personal story
Being diagnosed with bowel cancer can be both emotionally and practically challenging. Listening to others who have experienced similar situations is often reassuring and can be helpful. This video interview has been sourced from healthtalk.org, award-winning research into patient experiences in conjunction with the Health Experience Research Group at Oxford University, UK.
What you need to know about acute hepatitis of unknown cause in children
Learn more about acute hepatitis with no known cause that’s affecting children under the age of 16.
Stomach cancer (treatment options)
Stomach cancer is a malignant growth that starts in the wall of your stomach. Effective treatment may help to control the cancer and improve your symptoms.