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Food poisoning is caused by bacteria, viruses or toxins in the food we eat. Learn how to recognise it, and people at greater risk of serious complications.
This festive season, don't give your loved ones food poisoning
With the festive season comes the risk of food poisoning. Follow these tips to stay healthy and safe when entertaining at home.
Underlying causes of diarrhoea
Diarrhoea usually occurs when fluid cannot be absorbed from your bowel contents, or when extra fluid is secreted into the bowel. Find out what causes diarrhoea.
Learn how to store and prepare your food safely, including information and advice on how to avoid cross-contamination.
Barbecuing food safely
Food poisoning cases increase during the barbecue season, so remember these simple steps to help keep your food safe on the ‘barbie’.
Listeria and listeriosis
Listeriosis is a type of food poisoning caused by eating foods contaminated with Listeria bacteria and can be dangerous for certain people. Find out more here.
Gary's story: the dodgy chicken pie
Gary was struck down with food poisoning due to a chicken pie, so he called healthdirect after hours GP helpline. Read about his story and how he got help.
Nausea is the feeling you get when you think you will vomit. It's not usually a sign of anything serious, and you can take steps to make yourself feel better.
Invasive staph infections
Trusted information on invasive staph infections including the different types, prevention, when to get help, plus links to trusted resources.
Are you at risk of a staph infection? Learn how to spot the signs and symptoms of different kinds of staph infection, and how to prevent and treat it.