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.


Vegetarian diet

A well-planned vegetarian diet can meet nutritional needs for good health, however, there are some potential dietary deficiencies that should be taken into account.

Nutrition & Weight

Glycaemic index

The glycaemic index (GI) ranks carbohydrates by how quickly your blood glucose (blood sugar) levels will rise after eating that food.

Nutrition & Weight

Saturated fat

Saturated fats are usually solid or waxy at room temperature and some saturated fatty acids can increase your cholesterol level and put you at increased risk of heart disease.

Nutrition & Weight


Iodine is important for your thyroid gland, and iodine deficiency can cause problems, especially in unborn and newborn babies. Find out how to ensure your iodine intake is adequate.

Nutrition & Weight

Neuropathic pain

Find out all about neuropathic pain (nerve pain), which is usually described as a shooting, stabbing or burning pain, with


Social anxiety disorder

Social anxiety disorder (social phobia) causes people to feel anxious at the prospect of everyday social interactions and causes symptoms such as trembling and sweating.

Mental Health

Post-traumatic stress disorder

Post-traumatic stress disorder is a mental health condition that can affect people who have seen or been involved in a traumatic event. PTSD can disrupt the lives of people affected and their families.

Mental Health

Chronic kidney disease

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is when your kidneys are not working properly due to kidney damage that has developed over months or years. One in 10 people in Australia has chronic kidney disease.

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Dry coughs

A dry cough is non-productive and irritating, and sometimes causes a tickly throat. Find out what products are available for a dry cough.

Pharmacy Care

Kidneys and how they work

The kidneys are two bean-shaped organs that sit on either side of your spine, just below your rib cage. They are about the size of an adult fist. Their main role is to filter waste products from your body.

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Asthma and smoking

Smoking and asthma do not combine well. Tobacco smoke harms the airways of both smokers and those exposed to environmental tobacco smoke.


Period pain

Period pain (also called dysmenorrhoea) is a common problem, and when severe it can stop you from doing your usual activities. However, there are treatments available for painful periods.

Women's Health