Cystic fibrosis

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 overview

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. Find out how to treat and prevent ringworm.

Skin & Hair


Take a look at the inside of your brain and find out more about the different structures in the brain.

Health Images

Athlete's foot

Athlete's foot is a fungal skin infection that is also known as tinea pedis. It commonly causes skin itch, especially between the toes.

Skin & Hair

Jock itch (tinea cruris)

An itchy rash in the groin area could be jock itch. Find out the causes, symptoms and treatment, plus self-help tips for this fungal infection.

Skin & Hair

Arthritis and surgery: knee replacement

If you suffer from arthritis of the knee that remains painful despite treatment with medicines, exercise, rest and supports to assist your mobility, you may benefit from a knee replacement.



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


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

Influenza treatment

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