Almost 50 per cent of Australians will experience a mental illness in their lifetime, but are mental health disorders becoming more common? And how can we seek help for them?
Dr Caroline West takes us through the causes, symptoms and treatment of hay fever.
The Australian Dietary Guidelines are designed to give you enough of the nutrients essential for good health and reduce your risk of some diseases.
Syphilis is a highly infectious sexually transmissible infection. It usually starts with a painless sore on the genitals called a chancre.Sexual Health
Scarlet fever is a bacterial infection that causes a bright-red rash featuring small bumps that make it feel like sandpaper. It usually starts with a sore throat.Kids' & Teens' Health Skin & Hair
Pubic lice are also known as crabs. They are small parasites which can live in pubic hair, as well as the hair of the eyebrows and eyelashes.Sexual Health
The main symptom of Osgood-Schlatter disease - a common condition that affects children and teenagers during a growth spurt - is pain in the shin bone just below the knee.Pain
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a progressive and painful condition where the median nerve is compressed as it passes through the carpal tunnel.Skin & Hair
People with panic disorder have repeated panic attacks that often occur out of the blue, and agoraphobia is a common complication. But there are treatments available for panic disorder.Mental Health
Meningococcal disease is a rare but serious illness, occurring mostly in winter and early spring in Australia. Find out what causes this disease and how to prevent it.Kids' & Teens' Health
Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) is a condition where the body's immune system attacks the nerves. Symptoms include weakness or paralysis of the muscles.First Aid & Self-Care
Restless legs syndrome causes unpleasant sensations in the legs and an irresistible urge to move the legs to try to relieve the sensations, making it difficult to sleep.Pain
Cellulitis is a bacterial infection of the skin. The infection can spread quickly and become very dangerous and so cellulitis requires treatment with antibiotics.Skin & Hair
Sjögren’s syndrome - also known as Sjogren syndrome - is a chronic (ongoing) disease that typically results in symptoms of dry eyes and dry mouth. It is caused by problems with the immune system.Eye Health
Corticosteroids (steroids) are medicines that can be used to treat inflammation. Depending on the condition that is being treated, steroid injections can provide pain relief for several weeks to many months.Pain
Our consumption of free sugar has tripled since 1960, with soft drinks, energy drinks, fruit juice and cordial the most significant sources. The World Health Organization recommends free sugars be less than 10% of your total energy intake - that's 6 teaspoons per day for women and 9 teaspoons for men.Nutrition & Weight
Borderline personality disorder is a mental illness that makes it difficult to manage feelings and impulses. Learn what you can do to start feeling better.Mental Health
Chickenpox is a highly contagious disease that’s caused by infection with a virus. Most children with chickenpox develop an itchy rash that lasts for about 10 days.Kids' & Teens' Health
Eczema (atopic dermatitis) is a type of chronic skin inflammation causing dry, itchy skin. Find out about skin care measures to treat eczema.Skin & Hair
Hepatitis B infection can be either acute (short-lived) or chronic (long-term). Chronic hepatitis B can lead to complications such as cirrhosis (liver scarring), liver failure and liver cancer.Gastrointestinal Health
Ringworm is a type of tinea - a fungal skin infection. The main symptom is round patches of dry, scaly, red skin. Read our fact sheet to find out how to treat and prevent ringworm.Skin & Hair
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