Vitamin D deficiency
Vitamin D deficiency occurs when your body doesn’t get enough vitamin D to function well. Learn about the symptoms, who's at risk and how to get enough vitamin D.
Vitamin D and your health
Vitamin D is very important for bone health. Learn about natural sources, supplements and health risks associated with too much or too little vitamin D.
Sources high in vitamin D
Vitamin D is essential for calcium absorption and healthy bones and muscles. Most vitamin D comes from sunlight, but it's also found in some foods.
Vitamin D test
Vitamin D deficiency is common in Australians, so your doctor may ask you to take a test as part of your general check up.
Rickets is a bone disease, usually a result of low vitamin D levels, that causes soft and weak bones. It occurs in children and, occasionally, teenagers.
From your 40s onwards, bones gradually lose their density. Follow these steps to help keep your bones healthy and avoid osteoporosis.
The 7 biggest sunscreen mistakes people make
Around 2.7 million Australians get sunburnt every weekend, according to the Cancer Council. Here are the biggest mistakes people make using sunscreen.
Osteoporosis is a condition that affects the bones, causing them to become weak and fragile. Learn about its treatment, management and prevention.
Calcium strengthens bones, helps prevent osteoporosis and more. Find out how much you need for your age and how to find good sources of calcium.
Vitamins and minerals
Vitamins and minerals are necessary for the healthy functioning of our bodies but if you have a balanced diet, most can be found in the foods we eat.