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Muscle workout: abdominals

The abdominal muscles, also known as core muscles, are located between the ribs and the pelvis at the front of your body. Strong core muscles support your trunk and make it easier to do physical activities.

Muscle workouts

Muscle workout: thigh adductors

The fan-like thigh adductor muscles are located in the upper thigh. These muscles pull your legs together when they contract and help stabilise the hip joint and attach the pelvis to the thigh bone (femur).

Muscle workouts

Muscle workout: back

Strengthening your back muscles is important as these muscles enable you to stand up straight, they support and protect your spine and help to reach, pull and extend your arms and torso.

Muscle workouts

Corticosteroid injections

Corticosteroids are medicines used to treat inflammation. Depending on the condition, steroid injections can relieve pain for several weeks to months.

Medicines Pain

Constipation: self-care

Constipation is when your bowel motions take more effort than usual and your stools can be small and hard. Find out what products are available for constipation.

Pharmacy Care

Cold sores: self-care

Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex type 1 virus. Most people carry this virus in their bodies. Find out what products are available for cold sores.

Pharmacy Care

Muscle workout: calves

Calf muscles are located in the back of your leg, just below your knee and stabilise your ankles and feet. Doing calf muscle exercises can provide a more stable foundation for your ankles and can help prevent ankle rolling.

Muscle workouts

Muscle workout: biceps

Biceps are found on the front of the upper arm between the shoulder and the elbow. Bicep muscles are essentially used in lifting and pulling movements and help bend the forearm towards the upper arm as well as turning the palm forward or upward.

Muscle workouts

Muscle workout: deltoids

The deltoid muscle is the rounded, triangular shaped muscle on the top of the shoulders. The deltoids are responsible for lifting the arm and helping the shoulder to move.

Muscle workouts

Crohn's disease

Crohn's disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease that causes symptoms such as diarrhoea and cramping abdominal pain. While there is currently no cure, there are treatments available.

Gastrointestinal Health

Apple cider vinegar

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

Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

June is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month. Australia has one of the highest rates of bowel cancer in the world, but the good news is 9 out of 10 bowel cancers can be treated, if caught early enough.

Health Events

Multiple sclerosis (MS)

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?

First Aid & Self-Care

Chickenpox

Chickenpox is a highly contagious disease caused by a viral infection. Most children with chickenpox develop an itchy rash that lasts for about 10 days.

Kids' & Teens' Health

Pneumonia

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

Video: Bowel cancer - Anton Enus

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 awareness