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Port wine stains

Port wine stains are birthmarks made up of tiny blood vessels. They are relatively common, occurring in 3 out of every 1000 babies.

Skin & Hair

Dehydration

Dehydration is the excessive loss of body fluids. Find out the causes, how to tell if dehydration is mild or severe, and treatments for dehydration.

Exercise & Fitness Symptoms

Shoulder pain

Find out about the causes and treatment of shoulder pain, including frozen shoulder, rotator cuff syndrome, dislocated shoulder and arthritis.

Exercise & Fitness

Lymphoedema

Lymphoedema is a condition that causes swelling, usually of the legs or arms. Find out about the causes, symptoms and treatments.

Cancer Care

Peak flow meters

A peak flow meter is a simple hand-held device that you can use at home to keep track of your asthma. It measures how fast you can blow air out of your lungs – your peak expiratory flow (PEF).

Respiratory Health

Eyes in the sun

Ultraviolet radiation from the sun can damage the eyes, especially in Australia. Problems from UV exposure include sunburn to the cornea, surfer's eye (pterygium), cataracts, macular degeneration and skin cancers.

Eye Health