National Diabetes Week 2019 is about taking the time to better detect all types of diabetes, which for type 2 diabetes means taking the time to get checked.
Are you emotionally exhausted or disinterested and demotivated with work? You may be suffering from burnout at work.
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.
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic (long-term) disease that affects the central nervous system. In MS, the protective sheath (known as myelin) that surrounds the nerve fibres in the brain and spinal cord becomes damaged. ... What are the symptoms of multiple sclerosis?
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
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
Crohn's disease is a long-term inflammatory condition that affects the gastrointestinal tract. Symptoms include diarrhoea and cramping abdominal pain.Gastrointestinal Health
Apple cider vinegar has been touted as a cure-all in recent years, with far-ranging health benefits being described. But what are the real benefits, and what’s the best way to take it?Nutrition & Weight
Symptoms of pneumonia usually depend on the cause, but common symptoms include cough, chest pain, fever and breathlessness. Young people usually recover quickly, but many people feel tired for several weeks afterwards.Respiratory Health
My first reaction was, I didn’t really believe that. I thought maybe I’m dreaming this, maybe I didn’t hear properly, I’m a bit sort of under anaesthesia and I wasn’t quite understanding what the ENT guy was saying, and then it took a while to sink in.Bowel cancer
Eye drops and eye ointments are used to treat many eye problems. Because they go directly into the eye they can get to work fast. Watch this video of how to apply them correctly.Eye 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
A report commissioned by the Federal Government has found 5 nights of bad sleep can put your body in a pre-diabetic state, and for young men may cause a dramatic, but temporary, drop in testosterone levels.Latest Health News Sleep
Find out about the 2019 influenza (flu) vaccine, the best time to be immunised to protect against getting the flu this winter, and whether you are eligible for free vaccination.Respiratory Health
Lyme disease is a tick-borne illness. Find out about the symptoms of Lyme disease, diagnosis, tests and treatment.Symptoms
Psoriasis causes red, scaly patches of skin that may be sore or itchy. The patches mostly affect the knees, elbows, lower back and scalp, but skin anywhere on the body can be affected.Skin & Hair
Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is the most common serious genetic condition in Australia, affecting one in every 2500 babies. Boys and girls are affected equally.Respiratory Health
Whooping cough is a highly infectious disease that causes sudden attacks of coughing that often end in a high-pitched whooping sound. The cough commonly persists for up to 3 months.Respiratory 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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Tinnitus is ringing or other noise in the ear(s) or head. Find out about the causes and treatments for this common problem.Hearing Health Symptoms
Your thyroid gland makes hormones that control your metabolism. Several conditions can affect the thyroid, resulting in too much or too little of these important hormones.Health Images
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder that causes problems with social understanding, social behaviour and communication.Kids' & Teens' Health
In people with emphysema, the walls of the tiny air sacs in the lungs (alveoli) become gradually damaged, causing breathing difficulties. Smoking is the main cause of this condition.Respiratory Health
There are treatments to help you feel better when you have flu. Which ones are right for you will depend on your symptoms and whether you are at increased risk of severe disease and complications.Respiratory Health
People who have had chickenpox can later develop shingles (herpes zoster), when the chickenpox virus re-activates. Shingles causes a painful rash.Pain
Down syndrome is a genetic disorder, usually associated with a delay in development and some intellectual disability. Pre-natal screening tests can identify women at greater risk of having a baby with Down syndrome.Babies & Pregnancy