Emphysema and COPD statistics
Emphysema and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have a significant impact on Australians. See some trusted statistics and learn more here.
Types of mental illness
There are nearly 300 mental disorders listed in the DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders). This is a handbook used by health professionals to help identify and diagnose mental illness.
Diagnosis of mental illness
Mental illnesses can be diagnosed after a detailed mental health assessment in the form of an interview with your doctor or a mental health professional.
Diagnosis of depression
Depression (also known as major depression, or clinical depression) is a medical condition where people experience long and intense periods of low mood which affects their ability to function.
How to get the most out of your doctor's appointment
To get the most out of your medical appointments, and to avoid 'bill shock', use these handy tips. Because you're the boss when it comes to your health.
How to get help with mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic
If you’re concerned about your mental health because of the COVID-19 crisis, here are some of the tips, services and resources available to help you.
What you should know about breast cancer in young women
This Breast Cancer Awareness Month, learn how to spot the signs and symptoms of breast cancer — particularly if you're too young for routine mammograms.
Water safety isn't just swimming between the flags
When you think of water safety, you might think of young children. But adults with pre-existing medical conditions and those 'under the influence' are also at risk.
Rural men face greater risk of health problems, including suicide
Men who live in rural and remote Australia are more at risk of many health issues, such as obesity and suicide. Even in the outback, help is available.
Cigarette substitutes: how safe or effective are the alternatives to tobacco?
Alternatives to cigarettes, such as e-cigarettes (vaping), are available, but just how safe are these smoking substitutes? Can they help you quit?