Stress affects different people in different ways - genetics and your life experiences play a part in how it affects you, and how you cope with it.
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.
Salmonella poisoning is food poisoning caused by eating or drinking food or water contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. It usually causes sudden fever, diarrhoea and abdominal pain.Gastrointestinal Health
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
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
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
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
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
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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Bursitis is inflammation of the soft tissue space between joints, usually caused by overuse of a joint, or when a joint is under pressure for extended periods of time.Exercise & Fitness
Although a white-tail spider bite can be painful and cause temporary skin irritation and inflammation, experts now say it’s very unlikely that it is responsible for skin ulcers and slow-healing wounds.Allergy