Information about malabsorption syndromes from our information partners.
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.
Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease that causes painful swelling and redness inside the digestive tract.
Ulcerative colitis is a bowel disease that causes inflammation and redness in the digestive tract. There is no cure, but treatment can help.
Digestive system cancers
Information about digestive system cancers from leading Australian health organisations.
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.
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.
Diverticular disease - diverticulitis and diverticulosis
Diverticular disease, including diverticulitis, is linked to a low-fibre diet and more common as people age. Here's how to treat the symptoms.
Giardia is an infection of the bowel and gut, particularly the small intestine. Learn more about the cause and symptoms of giardia as well as prevention tips.
Bowel cancer screening
Bowel cancer screening is important for early detection. A national screening process is in place called the faecal occult blood test (FOBT).