Chronic pain management

Chronic pain affects about one in 5 people in Australia and is most common in over-65s. In many cases chronic pain is a disorder in itself rather than a symptom of an underlying illness or injury.


Cannabis use

Cannabis can affect your physical and mental health with heavy cannabis use potentially causing psychosis.


Pulmonary embolism

Pulmonary embolism (PE) happens when a blood clot blocks one of the arteries in the lungs. Find out about the causes, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of PE.

Heart & Stroke

Depression: Q and A

Depression is very common, affecting more than one in 5 people in Australia in their lifetime. Get the answers to commonly asked questions about depression, including what can be done to help.

Mental Health

Arthritis types

Find out about the different types of arthritis, including the most common types - osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and gout.


Pneumonia symptoms

The symptoms of pneumonia usually depend on the cause of the pneumonia, but some symptoms are common, such as dry or productive cough, chest pain, fever or chills and breathlessness.

Respiratory Health Symptoms

Panic disorder

Those affected by panic disorder can experience feelings of panic out of the blue and for no apparent reason.

Mental Health

Hormone replacement therapy

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT), now more commonly known as menopausal hormone therapy (MHT), is not a quick fix for the challenge of menopause, but it can reduce troublesome symptoms.

Women's Health

Menopause: what you can expect

Menopause is the time when your periods stop for good. Each woman will experience menopause differently, and there are treatments available if you have troublesome symptoms.

Women's Health

Varicose veins

When veins become visibly twisted and swollen, they are called varicose veins. They usually occur in the legs and can cause aching legs and skin irritation. Spider veins are a smaller, milder type of varicose veins.

Women's Health

Heel pain

Heel pain is most commonly caused by plantar fasciitis, a chronic overuse injury of the thick band of tissue on the sole of the foot, known as the plantar fascia.

Exercise & Fitness Symptoms

Prostate enlargement

The prostate continues to grow as men age and from the age of around 50, prostate enlargement can put pressure on the bladder, causing problems with urination, and affecting quality of life.

Cancer Care Men's Health

Video: Opioid overdose

Opioids are morphine-like drugs used to treat pain, and include medicines such as codeine, fentanyl and oxycodone. They aren't effective for treating chronic pain and are potentially dangerous. 

Addictions Latest Health News