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Heart anatomy

View a picture of the anatomy of the heart, which is made up of 4 compartments: 2 atria and 2 ventricles.

Heart & Stroke

Video: Boredom

Although more obvious in children, we all experience boredom at some time. Adults usually ignore it and move on, but prolonged boredom should not be ignored. Find out how to make boredom work for you.

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Cycling to health

Cycling regularly improves both endurance and aerobic capacity. It also reduces your risk of cardiovascular disease and improves your overall health.

Exercise & Fitness

Asthma and dust mites

House dust mites are a common asthma trigger. Find out how dust mite allergy is diagnosed and pick up some tips to help avoid dust mites.

Asthma

Allergy-proof your home

Whether it's house dust mites, mould, pets or pollen that you are allergic to, there are steps you can take to allergy-proof your house.

Allergy

Asthma: can swimming help?

Swimming has been recommended in the past for people with asthma but there is no evidence that swimming improves asthma symptoms. In elite swimmers, repeated exposure to chlorine may contribute to the development of asthma.

Asthma

Asthma and exercise

Find out about exercise-induced asthma symptoms and get some tips on how to exercise safely when you have asthma.

Asthma

Teething

Babies usually get their first tooth between 4 and 10 months of age. Signs of teething often occur a while before the first teeth appear.

Pain

Children's foot health

Tips for taking care of your child`s feet. Information about babies' and toddlers' feet, walking, normal development and problems, choosing shoes and more.

Skin & Hair

Pigeon toes

Many children have intoeing, or pigeon toes, a condition in which the feet point inwards when walking. Most of the time, intoeing naturally corrects itself as your child grows.

Skin & Hair

Type 1 diabetes

Type 1 diabetes is a condition where the pancreas doesn't make enough insulin, resulting in high blood glucose (sugar) levels. It's usually diagnosed in children and young adults.

Diabetes

Anxiety

Anxiety is the most common mental health issue in Australia. If you have anxiety that's out of proportion to the situation you're in, you may be affected.

Mental Health