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View our selection of articles and health resources on drug and alcohol addictions. And don't forget to use the alcohol calculator and try out the myDr smoking cost calculator to see how much your addiction is costing you.


Allergy can be very annoying and disruptive to your life. Check out myDr's selection of health information to help you with allergy prevention and treatment, whether you suffer from skin allergies, hayfever, sinusitis, or food and drink allergies.


Arthritis means the inflammation of a joint, but there are more than 150 different kinds of arthritis. myDr compiled this award-winning health centre to provide information on osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout and other types of arthritis.


To stay healthy when you have asthma it's important to understand what causes asthma, what your triggers are and how to keep your asthma well-controlled. Find all the asthma information you need in myDr's health centre.

Babies & Pregnancy

Find information on getting pregnant, fertility, pre-pregnancy nutrition, tests during pregnancy, pain relief for childbirth, miscarriage, newborn screening and your new baby. Use our due date calculator, ovulation calculator and many other tools.

Bowel cancer

Bowel cancer is often treatable if caught early, but sadly 80 Australians lose their lives to bowel cancer each week. June is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month - Find out what you can do to reduce your risk and increase detection of Australia's second deadliest cancer.

Cancer Care

A cancer diagnosis is one of the major hurdles a person may face. myDr has put together information on the different types of cancers, cancer symptoms, cancer tests, cancer prevention and cancer treatments, plus real-life stories of cancer sufferers.

Complementary Medicine

Find information on complementary therapies including acupuncture, aromatherapy, Alexander technique, Feldenkrais, naturopathy and herbal medicine and its use in disease.


Diabetes is Australia's fastest growing chronic disease. Find out about diabetes risk factors, prevention, diabetes symptoms and treatments. Take the type 2 diabetes risk test and learn how to take care of yourself if you have diabetes.

Divine Flow

Let these yoga poses inspire you and help you to move and breathe more mindfully and consistently. Whether you’re a desk-bound worker or a mum looking to reinvigorate your core,  yoga is a tool for functional movement which can help build up strength and suppleness.

Dr Golly

Dr Golly, a Melbourne-based paediatrician, talks about common conditions affecting children, including acne, fever, constipation and head injury. With the help of a whiteboard, Dr Golly explains how these conditions arise, and what to do about them.

Exercise & Fitness

Keep fit and healthy at any age by browsing our information on aerobic fitness, stretching and strengthening, nutrition and hydration for exercise, losing weight and sports injuries. Also, use our tools and illustrated guides to keep on track.

Eye Health

Our eyes are part of our body that we often take for granted until something goes wrong. Find out how your eyes work, how to look after them and read about different eye conditions. Use our tool to test your eyes for signs of macular degeneration.

First Aid & Self-Care

Information about looking after your health and your body and how to deal with illness, accidents and injuries.

Food Allergy

Food allergy can range from a minor irritation to life-threatening reactions. myDr brings you information on diagnosis and treatment options for this common condition.

Foot health

We often take our feet for granted, until something goes wrong. Find out how to look after your feet and about common foot conditions.

Gastrointestinal Health

Everything you need to know about gastrointestinal health including peptic ulcers, oesophageal reflux, inflammatory bowel diseases, hiatus hernia, hepatitis, your gallbladder, pancreas, liver and more.

Health Events

Keep up to date with events in Australia's health calendar and find out about health alerts affecting Australians.

Health Images

View our extensive collection of images, animations and illustrations. See what's going on inside your body and what certain diseases and conditions look like. 

Healthy Living

Let myDr help you live life to the full, with information on sleep, stress, ageing, health checks and much more. Our articles, news and health tools can help you have a healthy lifestyle.

Hearing Health

Find information on ear health, ear infections, hearing loss and how to protect your hearing, including tinnitus, Meniere's disease, otitis media and vertigo.

Heart & Stroke

Cardiovascular disease is Australia's greatest health problem. Find out how you can protect yourself or manage your condition with information on risk factors, tests, blood pressure, stroke, cholesterol, angina, heart failure, treatments and much more.

Kids' & Teens' Health

Find the answers to your questions about kids' and teens' health. Extensive information on kids' mental health, infectious diseases, child development, epilepsy, immunisation, ADHD, dyslexia, autism and other common concerns.

Latest Health News

Get the latest health and medical news from Australia and round the world every day, including news stories about nutrition, diets, health conditions, medicines and treatments.

Medicinal cannabis

Medicinal cannabis is available in Australia - find out who can use it, what conditions it's registered for, and how to access it. Is it legal to drive when you're taking medicinal cannabis? Can you take it with you overseas or between States within Australia? How much does medicinal cannabis cost? All your questions about medicinal cannabis answered.


Find information on medicines for specific diseases and conditions and search Australia's largest free database of Consumer Medicines Information, for CMIs on prescription and over-the-counter medicines.

Men's Health

Browse information on men's health issues including impotence, erections, hair loss, prostate health, prostate and testicular cancers and nutrition. Use our tools, calculators and risk tests to check your health.

Mental Health

Nearly one in 5 Australian adults is affected by some form of mental disorder every year. myDr has put together these resources to help you and your family deal with one of the major health problems in Australia.

Muscle workouts

These individual workouts target specific muscle groups to help you build stronger muscles to support your joints and improve bone strength.

Nutrition & Weight

Find information on healthy diet, weight loss, vitamins, minerals, nutrients, fibre, carbohydrates, fats and protein, and nutrition for sport, pregnancy and babies, plus tools to help you manage your weight.


Find out more about the causes of pain and different pain relief treatments and therapies. Browse information on arthritis, cancer pain, headache, nerve pain, period pain and many other types of pain and their treatment.

Pharmacy Care

Pharmacy Care provides information about self-care, that is how to treat minor medical conditions with products available at the pharmacy. Find out how your pharmacist can help you to manage minor conditions yourself.

Quit smoking

World No Tobacco Day is on May 31. Make your first step towards quitting by not smoking on the 31st. Here are some helpful tips and information about products that may help you on your journey to becoming a non-smoker.

Respiratory Health

Respiratory diseases and problems explained including altitude sickness, bird flu, bronchitis, COPD, croup, emphysema, influenza, pleurisy, the common cold, tonsillitis, tuberculosis, whooping cough and more.

Seniors' Health

Find the key to ageing healthily. All you need to know about brain health and healthy ageing as well as medical tests and treatments and common health concerns for seniors, such as dementia and Parkinson's disease.

Sexual Health

Sexual health information at your fingertips for both men and women, covering genital herpes and other sexually transmitted diseases, contraception, HIV/AIDS and erectile dysfunction.

Skin & Hair

Your skin is the largest organ in your body. Find information on caring for your skin, skin conditions and diseases, skin allergies, and skin cancer. Also, read health information about your hair and your feet.


Sleep is something that eludes most of us from time to time. Find out how sleep hygiene and good sleep habits can help you avoid insomnia and other sleep disorders.


Find out the signs and symptoms of different diseases and conditions, and what particular symptoms might indicate.

Tests & Investigations

Look up diagnostic tests as well as screening tests. Use our guides to which tests you should be having at what age and take our risk tests to assess your chance of developing particular diseases.

The Bottom Line - Dr Naseem

Dr Naseem Mirbagheri discusses common medical problems that arise with the colon and rectum, such as haemorrhoids and fistulas, and the treatment options available. Dr Mirbagheri is a Colorectal and Pelvic Floor Surgeon in Melbourne. 

Travel Health

Health issues can put a dampener on the best holiday. Prepare for a safe and healthy holiday by using our checklists and information on travel vaccinations, jet lag, DVT, bites and stings, gastroenteritis and more.

Women's Health

Find information on a range of women's health issues including birth control, menstruation, breasts, osteoporosis, menopause, female cancers, and tests and treatments specific to women's health.