What are haemorrhoids? Haemorrhoids are enlarged, congested veins just under the surface tissue of your rectum (the last part of

Water safety

In Australian waterways in the 12 months to 30 June 2017, 291 lives were lost to drowning. The drowning statistics

Motion sickness

Motion sickness, or travel sickness, is a common problem that affects many of us. You can feel motion sick on

People with coeliac disease can’t always trust store-bought food

Coeliac Disease For people living with coeliac disease, even small amounts of gluten can damage their intestine and cause inflammation

DVT and flying

Medical papers have been published since the 1950s about a possible link between deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and air travel.

Constipation: causes and symptoms

What is constipation? Constipation refers to abnormally infrequent bowel motions and/or pain or difficulty when passing small, hard stools. A


The liver is your largest internal organ, weighing about 1.5 kilograms in adults. It sits in the upper, right-hand side

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)

About 61,000 Australians have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), a chronic problem in which sections of the intestine have recurrent attacks

Squirming worm infection in foot

A 42-year-old man developed a squirming snake-like lesion on his right foot after a holiday to Nigeria. He went to hospital after

Peptic ulcers: treatment

There are treatments available that can heal peptic ulcers and stop them from coming back. Specific treatments for peptic ulcers

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