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Exercise to burn fat

Find out about which types of exercise are best to burn fat and help you lose weight. To reduce total body fat, focus on increasing your physical activity, rather than decreasing energy consumed.

Exercise & Fitness

Gestational diabetes: Q and A

Gestational diabetes is a form of diabetes that develops during pregnancy. It is different from having known diabetes before pregnancy and then getting pregnant.

Diabetes

Headlice

Head lice live in the hair, feed on blood from the scalp and lay eggs called nits. They are often most noticeable behind the ears and at the nape of the neck. Find out what products are available for head lice.

Pharmacy Care

Cystitis: self-care

Cystitis is an infection of the urinary tract which causes the bladder to become inflamed. Urinary tract infections commonly affect women more than men. Find out what products are available for cystitis.

Pharmacy Care

Asthma: preventer medications

Preventers are anti-inflammatory medicines. They make your airways less sensitive and help keep your airways open so that you have less chance of having an asthma attack, or flare-up.

Asthma

Undescended testicles

About 1 in 20 boys in Australia are born with undescended testicles - a condition known as cryptorchidism where the testes have not moved down into the scrotum.

Men's Health

Stye

A stye (sty) is an infection of a follicle or gland at the base of an eyelash, caused by bacteria, usually Staphylococcus. It happens when the follicle becomes clogged with oil or dirt.

Eye Health

Diabetes insipidus

Diabetes insipidus is a rare condition that causes excessive thirst and the passing of large amounts of dilute urine. While there is no cure there are treatments available.

Diabetes

Urinary tract infection (UTI)

Urinary tract infection occurs when part of the urinary tract becomes infected. UTIs are usually caused by bacteria and generally clear up with a course of antibiotics.

Women's Health

Paget's disease of bone

Paget's disease of bone is characterised by repeated episodes of increased bone resorption followed by excessive attempts at repair.

Arthritis

Coeliac disease

Coeliac disease is a condition caused by an abnormal immune response, or sensitivity, to a dietary protein known as gluten. Gluten is found in wheat, rye and barley.

Gastrointestinal Health

Endoscopy

Endoscopy is a medical procedure where a doctor uses a thin flexible lighted tube inserted into the body to look for, diagnose, treat and prevent disease.

Tests & Investigations

Narcolepsy and cataplexy

Narcolepsy is a sleep disorder characterised by excessive daytime sleepiness. People with narcolepsy can be struck with urges to sleep several times a day and may suffer from cataplexy - a loss of muscle function or sleep paralysis.

First Aid & Self-Care

Rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a type of chronic arthritis that affects joints such as the hands, fingers, wrists and knees, and affects joints on both sides of the body at the same time.

Arthritis

Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a serious mental illness which affects about one person in 100 in Australia. Experts divide the symptoms into positive and negative symptoms.

Mental Health