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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.

Pain

Cannabis use

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

Addictions

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 answers to commonly asked questions about depression.

Mental Health

Arthritis types

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

Arthritis

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

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