Drinking water and your health
Drinking plenty of water daily is essential for good health and hydration. Find out exactly why your body needs water to function.
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.
Water and your health — infographic
If your body doesn’t have enough water (dehydration), it won’t function well. This infographic shows why drinking plenty of water daily is essential.
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.
Fasting for medical tests
For some medical tests, fasting may be required for a period of time beforehand. Learn more about different tests and when fasting may be necessary.
Cryptosporidiosis is a bowel infection caused by a parasite called cryptosporidium. Learn more about symptoms and when to see a doctor here.
Monitor your COVID symptoms
Know how to recognise severe COVID symptoms that will need medical attention.
Cholesterol and lipid tests
A cholesterol (or lipid profile) test looks at the various levels of cholesterol and other fats in your blood.
Hot weather risks and staying cool
Australia's a 'sunburnt country' where hot days and heatwaves can stress the body. Here's how to stay cool and hydrated.
How alcohol affects your health
Many of us drink alcohol, but there are side effects. Alcohol can affect your physical and mental health. Find out about the negative effects of alcohol.