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Allergy-proof your home

Whether it's house dust mites, mould, pets or pollen that you are allergic to, there are steps you can take to allergy-proof your house.

Allergy

Asthma: can swimming help?

Swimming has been recommended in the past for people with asthma but there is no evidence that swimming improves asthma symptoms. In elite swimmers, repeated exposure to chlorine may contribute to the development of asthma.

Asthma

Asthma and exercise

Find out about exercise-induced asthma symptoms and get some tips on how to exercise safely when you have asthma.

Asthma

Teething

Babies usually get their first tooth between 4 and 10 months of age. Signs of teething often occur a while before the first teeth appear.

Pain

Children's foot health

Tips for taking care of your child`s feet. Information about babies' and toddlers' feet, walking, normal development and problems, choosing shoes and more.

Skin & Hair

Pigeon toes

Many children have intoeing, or pigeon toes, a condition in which the feet point inwards when walking. Most of the time, intoeing naturally corrects itself as your child grows.

Skin & Hair

Type 1 diabetes

Type 1 diabetes is a condition where the pancreas doesn't make enough insulin, resulting in high blood glucose (sugar) levels. It's usually diagnosed in children and young adults.  

Diabetes

Anxiety

Anxiety is the most common mental health problem in Australia, affecting 1 in 4 people. If you have anxiety that's out of proportion to the situation you're in, you may have an anxiety disorder.

Mental Health

Quit smoking: 10 tips

Read these 10 quick tips to help you quit smoking, including nicotine patches, motivation and other information on giving up smoking.

Addictions

Bluebottle stings

Carefully remove any remaining bluebottle tentacles by gently washing the area in sea water and carefully picking off any remaining tentacles, taking care to avoid any further stings, preferably by wearing gloves.

Allergy

Port wine stains

Port wine stains are birthmarks made up of tiny blood vessels. They are relatively common, occurring in 3 out of every 1000 babies.

Skin & Hair

Dehydration

Dehydration is the excessive loss of body fluids. Find out the causes, how to tell if dehydration is mild or severe, and treatments for dehydration.

Exercise & Fitness Symptoms

Shoulder pain

Find out about the causes and treatment of shoulder pain, including frozen shoulder, rotator cuff syndrome, dislocated shoulder and arthritis.

Exercise & Fitness