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Crohn's disease

Crohn's disease is a long-term inflammatory condition that affects the gastrointestinal tract. Symptoms include diarrhoea and cramping abdominal pain.

Gastrointestinal Health

Apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar has been touted as a cure-all in recent years, with far-ranging health benefits being described. But what are the real benefits, and what’s the best way to take it?

Nutrition & Weight

Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

June is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month. Australia has one of the highest rates of bowel cancer in the world, but the good news is 9 out of 10 bowel cancers can be treated, if caught early enough.

Health Events

Multiple sclerosis (MS)

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic (long-term) disease that affects the central nervous system. In MS, the protective sheath (known as myelin) that surrounds the nerve fibres in the brain and spinal cord becomes damaged. ... What are the symptoms of multiple sclerosis?

First Aid & Self-Care

Pneumonia

Symptoms of pneumonia usually depend on the cause, but common symptoms include cough, chest pain, fever and breathlessness. Young people usually recover quickly, but many people feel tired for several weeks afterwards.

Respiratory Health

Video: Bowel cancer - Anton Enus

My first reaction was, I didn’t really believe that. I thought maybe I’m dreaming this, maybe I didn’t hear properly, I’m a bit sort of under anaesthesia and I wasn’t quite understanding what the ENT guy was saying, and then it took a while to sink in.

Bowel cancer

Eczema

Eczema (atopic dermatitis) is a type of chronic skin inflammation causing dry, itchy skin. Find out about skin care measures to treat eczema. 

Skin & Hair

Melanoma

Melanoma is the most serious form of skin cancer. Most melanomas arise as a new spot on previously normal skin, rather than from a pre-existing mole.

Skin & Hair

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

Video: Leukaemia

Leukaemia is the name for cancers that form in white blood cells. These cells are part of the immune system, so leukaemia can increase the risk of infection. There are many different types of leukaemia, so treatment is tailored to the specific type.

Videos

Leukaemia

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

Cancer Care