Health Diary: National Skin Cancer Action Week

More than 2000 people in Australia die from skin cancer every year. Of the 3 types of skin cancer, melanoma

Compression stockings

Many people are prescribed compression stockings, also known as support stockings, for a variety of conditions. Compression stockings help improve

Skin biology and structure

The skin is the human body’s largest organ, with a range of functions that support survival. A view through the

Foot health and ageing

Ageing is a fact of life. After your feet have carried you millions of kilometres through your life, they can

Laser therapy

Laser therapy is becoming increasingly used in Australia for a wide range of skin and cosmetic conditions. The word laser

Botox injections

Many people think of botulinum toxin type A (known by the brand names Botox, Dysport and Xeomin) as just a


Scabies is an intensely itchy skin condition caused by tiny mites that can be passed from one person to another.


What is vitiligo? Vitiligo is a skin pigmentation disorder that is characterised by smooth, white, painless spots or patches on

Wound care

The following is a guide to managing different types of wounds. Surgical wounds Surgical wounds are incisions (cuts) made through


What is a blister? A blister is a lump filled with fluid that appears when the skin’s outer layer is

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