Find out if you're at risk of heart disease, kidney disease or type 2 diabetes in just a few minutes using the healthdirect Risk Checker.
Drugs and alcohol
Learn more about alcohol and a range of drugs including marijuana, ice (crystal meth) and MDMA (ecstasy).
5 ways to reduce your risk of heart disease
Nine in 10 Australians have at least one risk factor for heart disease, but there are ways to reduce your risk and keep your heart healthy.
New phone app could reduce suicide risk
A new app could help mental health patients and reduce suicide risk, by sending counsellors data on mood, activity and adherence to medication.
15 minutes of walking could reduce your risk of disease
Walking 15 minutes a day could reduce your risk of heart disease, dementia and some cancers, says the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.
Find out your risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and kidney disease with this quick test
Healthdirect, with the George Institute, has developed a free online risk calculator to help prevent heart disease, kidney disease and type 2 diabetes.
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.
What causes leukaemia?
Doctors are not sure what causes leukaemia. But there are risk factors to be considered. Learn more about the risk factors.
There are vaccines which reduce the risk of getting pneumonia. Learn why vaccination is recommended as a prevention for people in at risk groups.
What causes breast cancer?
The causes of breast cancer are not fully understood, but some factors that are known to increase the risk. Find out more about risk factors on this page.