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Video: Chronic pain awareness

One in 5 Australians live with chronic pain and this includes children. Unlike acute pain, where there's an underlying cause, chronic pain may not be due to an obvious injury or a disease that will get better if it's fixed. Let's all understand the facts and support National Pain Week in July.

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Tricyclic antidepressants

Tricyclic antidepressants (also called tricyclics or TCAs) are named for their chemical structure (3 rings). They can be used to treat depression, anxiety disorders and chronic pain.

Medicines Mental Health

Vitiligo

Vitiligo is a skin pigmentation disorder that shows up as smooth, white, painless spots or patches. Find out about symptoms, causes and treatment.

Skin & Hair

Wound care

Different types of wounds require different types of care, depending on whether they have resulted from surgery, punctures, burns, tears or ulcers.

Skin & Hair

Polycythaemia vera

Polycythaemia vera is a condition where the body makes too many red blood cells. Find out about the symptoms, causes, complications and treatment.

Heart & Stroke

Nuts in a healthy diet

Nuts provide protein and are a source of dietary fibre as well as contributing many vitamins and minerals. Many studies show nuts are beneficial to health, especially heart health.

Nutrition & Weight

Cheese in the diet

Cheese is a good source of protein, calcium, vitamins and minerals and is a good way to fulfil one of the 2-3 recommended daily serves of dairy.

Nutrition & Weight

Herbal medicine

Herbal medicine - use of plants or plant parts for healing - is part of many traditional systems of medicine and has influenced conventional medicine, but differs in its underlying philosophy.

Complementary Medicine

Typhoid

Typhoid fever is an infection caused by Salmonella typhi. Most cases in Australia occur in travellers returning from developing countries.

Travel Health