Management of chronic conditions
A chronic condition is an illness that lasts a long time - 6 months or more. Learn to manage a chronic condition, including types of support that are available.
How to prepare your home if you have a chronic disease or serious illness
This page includes information on home modifications, medical equipment at home, telephone services, emergency call systems and sources of funding.
Living with peripheral vascular disease
If you have been diagnosed with peripheral vascular disease, discover ways to comfortably manage your daily life by reading the tips on this page.
Codeine no longer available over the counter from Feb 1
Pain-relief medicines that contain codeine will no longer be available without a doctor's prescription from 1 Feb 2018. Here’s what you need to know.
Living with bipolar disorder
If you have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, discover ways to comfortably manage your daily life by reading the tips on this page.
Trusted information about adrenal fatigue, which is not an official diagnosis, as well as causes and ways of managing fatigue in general.
What causes a stroke?
Trusted information on the causes of ischaemic and haemorrhagic strokes and the conditions and behaviours that increase the risk of your having a stroke.
Trusted information about substance abuse, signs of likely substance abuse, mental health, and getting help from Australian health organisations.
Diabetes is a long-term condition where blood glucose levels become too high as the body either produces little or no insulin, or can't use insulin properly.
Colds and flu (influenza)
Trusted information on the common cold and flu (influenza) including their differences, causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatments, plus current flu activity levels in Australia.