Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B infection can be either acute (short-lived) or chronic (long-term). Chronic hepatitis B can result in complications such as cirrhosis (liver scarring), liver failure and liver cancer.

Gastrointestinal Health

Back pain

Most Australian adults will experience low back pain at some time in their lives. Most uncomplicated low back pain resolves after a period of active recovery and people are generally back to normal within 4 weeks.

Pain Symptoms

Cholesterol overview

High blood cholesterol can increase your risk of cardiovascular disease. By eating less saturated and trans fats you can help to lower your LDL or 'bad' cholesterol.

Heart & Stroke


Find out about leukaemia, including the different types, symptoms, causes and treatments.

Cancer Care

Bladder cancer

Bladder cancer is a cancer that is curable if caught early but has been resistant to treatment improvements over recent years. That means early detection is critical.

Cancer Care

Testicular cancer

Testicular cancer usually starts as a painless lump or swelling in just one testicle. It often causes no symptoms, other than the swelling or lump in the testicle and if diagnosed early has a high cure rate.

Men's Health

Asthma in children

Asthma is relatively common in children. Find out about the symptoms, causes, triggers, diagnosis and treatments.


Exercising and arthritis

Exercise can reduce joint pain and stiffness and increases flexibility, strength and endurance in people with arthritis. Four main types of exercise are recommended for people with arthritis.


Flu vaccination

Find out about the 2019 influenza (flu) vaccine, the best time to be immunised to protect against getting the flu this winter, and whether you are eligible for free vaccination. 

Respiratory Health

Lyme disease

Lyme disease is a tick-borne illness. Find out about the symptoms of Lyme disease, diagnosis, tests and treatment.


Asthma in teenagers

Dealing with asthma can be difficult for anybody, and for teenagers it may be accompanied by embarrassment and confusion.



Psoriasis causes red, scaly patches of skin that may be sore or itchy. The patches mostly affect the knees, elbows, lower back and scalp, but skin anywhere on the body can be affected.

Skin & Hair

Schizophrenia medicines

Antipsychotic medicines work by helping to restore the brain’s natural chemical balance. While these medicines cannot cure schizophrenia, they can relieve or improve symptoms.

Medicines Mental Health

Cystic fibrosis

Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is the most common serious genetic condition in Australia, affecting one in every 2500 babies. Boys and girls are affected equally.

Respiratory Health

Whooping cough overview

Whooping cough is a highly infectious disease that causes sudden attacks of coughing that often end in a high-pitched whooping sound.  The cough commonly persists for up to 3 months.

Respiratory Health


Ringworm is a type of tinea - a fungal skin infection. The main symptom is round patches of dry, scaly, red skin. Read our fact sheet to find out how to treat and prevent ringworm.

Skin & Hair


Take a look at the inside of your brain and find out more about the different structures in the brain.

Health Images

Athlete's foot

Athlete's foot is a fungal skin infection that is also known as tinea pedis. It commonly causes skin itch, especially between the toes.

Skin & Hair