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Achilles tendinitis

Achilles tendinitis is inflammation of the Achilles tendon. It can be caused by overly tight calf muscles and excessive uphill or downhill running, amongst other things.

Exercise & Fitness

Ankle sprain

Ankle sprain is damage to the ankle ligaments caused by a single sudden incident. A serious sprain may involve partial of complete tear of a ligament.

Exercise & Fitness

Vitamins

Vitamins are chemical substances that our body needs for good health. Fat soluble vitamins are not affected by cooking, but water soluble vitamins can be lost in the cooking process.

Nutrition & Weight

Lactose intolerance

Lactase deficient people do not have enough lactase, the enzyme that helps break down lactose and they suffer from lactose intolerance. The main symptoms of lactose intolerance are bloating and wind. 

Nutrition & Weight

Menstrual cycle: normal

All you need to know about periods, including what's normal and what's not. Plus, see what happens inside your body during the different phases of a normal menstrual cycle.

Women's Health

Adult immunisation

Adequate vaccination is just as important for adults as it is for children. Find out about the diseases you should consider being vaccinated against.

Seniors' Health

Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a condition in which tissue similar to the tissue that lines the uterus (endometrial tissue) grows in places outside the uterus, often causing pain and sometimes problems with fertility.

Women's Health

Vaccinations for older people

Older people should be vaccinated against influenza, pneumococcal disease and shingles - 3 common but potentially dangerous diseases. Tetanus, diphtheria and whooping cough boosters are also recommended.

Seniors' Health

Dengue fever

Dengue is a viral infection transmitted by mosquitoes in tropical areas, including north Queensland. Most people recover fully, but the severe form - dengue haemorrhagic fever - can be fatal.

Travel Health

Vaccination

Vaccination is one of the most important public health measures in the world. Find out how vaccination works and about childhood and adult immunisations.

First Aid & Self-Care

Familial hypercholesterolaemia

Familial hypercholesterolaemia is an inherited (genetic) condition in which affected members of a family have high levels of LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) in their blood.

Heart & Stroke

Insect sting allergy

The most common allergic reactions come with stings from bees, wasps and ants. The degree of allergy varies widely, however, most people experiencing only mild symptoms are not considered allergic.

Allergy