Bedsores, or pressure sores or pressure ulcers, are skin ulcers caused by prolonged pressure on the skin. Find out about risk factors, treatment and prevention.

Skin & Hair

Neurofibromatosis type 1

Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is a relatively common inherited condition affecting approximately one in 3000 people. It is also known as von Recklinghausen`s disease.

Skin & Hair

Oral thrush

Oral thrush is an infection with a type of fungus called Candida. Find out the symptoms, risk factors, treatment and how to prevent it.

Skin & Hair

Neuropathy in diabetes

Neuropathy in diabetes (also called diabetic nerve damage or diabetic neuropathy) is temporary or permanent damage to nerve tissue in people with diabetes mellitus. Symptoms depend on which nerves are affected.



Acupuncture is an ancient system of healing that was developed as part of the traditional medicine of China, Japan and other Eastern countries.

Complementary Medicine


Migraines (a type of headache, often accompanied by nausea and vomiting) can last from several hours to a few days. There are treatments available.

First Aid & Self-Care

Migraine treatment options

While migraines can be debilitating, there are treatments available to help prevent and treat migraines. Avoiding your triggers (when possible) is also recommended to help prevent migraines.

First Aid & Self-Care


Shingles is a painful rash caused by the chickenpox virus. Initial symptoms can be intense pain, burning or tingling on an area of skin on the face or body.

Skin & Hair

Tennis elbow

Tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis, is a condition where the outside portion of the elbow becomes painful and the pain may radiate into the forearm and wrist.

Exercise & Fitness


Haemorrhoids are enlarged, congested veins just under the surface tissue of your rectum or anus. About 50 per cent of adults have had them by the time they turn 50.

Gastrointestinal Health