Skin of any colour can be damaged by the sun. Sunburn occurs more slowly than other types of burns. Physical sunscreens are usually a better choice for people who have had allergic reactions to chemical sunscreens.

Skin & Hair

Contraception: diaphragms

A diaphragm is a soft circular silicone dome that a woman inserts into her vagina as a barrier method of contraception. Diaphragms work by covering the opening to the uterus and stopping sperm from entering.

Babies & Pregnancy


Learn about the anaesthetic procedure often used in childbirth, known as an epidural.


Mallet finger

Mallet finger is the result of an injury to the tendon that extends your fingertip, resulting in a fingertip that droops noticeably.

Exercise & Fitness

Bell's palsy

Bell's palsy is a sudden weakness (paralysis) in the muscles on one side of the face, producing a strange lop-sided appearance.

Seniors' Health

Takeaway food

Takeaway foods are handy but can be loaded with fat, sugar and salt. Let help you make healthier choices when you eat takeaway.

Nutrition & Weight

Bread in the diet

Breads can include various grains and seeds, and there are many things to look out for when choosing bread, such as the flour, GI, salt and additives. Find out how to make a healthy choice.

Nutrition & Weight

Obesity and overweight

Energy-dense foods (those that have a lot of kilojoules in a small volume) can be associated with weight gain, especially if you eat a lot of them. These foods tend to be high in sugar and/or fat.

Nutrition & Weight