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  1. Obesity

    28 Nov 2019

    Overweight and obesity are essentially preventable diseases...

  2. Obesity and hormones

    18 Jun 2019

    The hormones leptin, insulin, oestrogens, androgens and growth hormone are factors in obesity...

  3. Obesity in children - causes

    10 May 2017

    Once children are overweight, it takes a lot of effort for them to return to a healthy weight...

  4. Obesity in children - management

    04 Apr 2017

    If your child is overweight, you can help by making healthier lifestyle choices for yourself...

  5. Obesity surgery

    09 Mar 2018

    Obesity surgery is not a form of cosmetic surgery, nor an alternative to good eating habits and regular exercise...

  6. Obsessive compulsive disorder

    09 Mar 2018

    Obsessive compulsive disorder can have a profound effect on a person's life...

  7. Obsessive compulsive disorder - family and friends

    09 Mar 2018

    Living with a person with OCD can have a major impact on family and friends...

  8. Obstetrician-gynaecologist

    16 Jun 2017

    An obstetrician-gynaecologist is a specialist doctor who cares for women and specialises in pregnancy, childbirth and reproductive health...

  9. Obstetricians

    16 Mar 2016

    An obstetrician is a medical doctor who is specially trained to look after mothers and babies during pregnancy, labour and straihgt after birth...

  10. Occupational therapist

    06 Dec 2016

    Occupational therapists help people to live more independent lives...

  11. Occupational therapy

    26 May 2016

    Occupational therapists take a holistic approach to healthcare and treatment...

  12. Oestrogen and breast cancer

    16 Jul 2019

    There are different types of breast cancer, and around 70 per cent are sensitive to the female sex hormone oestrogen...

  13. Office of the Public Advocate (OPA)

    14 Jun 2017

    The OPA promotes the rights, interests and dignity of people with a disability...

  14. Okra

    22 Oct 2015 Okra

    Okra is an essential ingredient in the Creole dish, gumbo. It is also popular in Middle Eastern and Asian cuisines. This vegetable is a good source of vitamins (B, C and K) and minerals. In Victoria...

  15. Older people - bladder and bowel habits in hospital

    26 Jul 2019

    It is important to talk with your healthcare professionals about any continence issues that you may experience when you are in hospital, so staff can investigate and help to solve the problem...

  16. Older people - eating and drinking in hospital

    26 Jul 2019

    Eating well and drinking plenty of water while staying in hospital is important to your health and recovery...

  17. Older people - taking medication in hospital

    22 Jul 2019

    Medications play an important role in your recovery...

  18. Older people – pain management during a hospital stay

    22 Jul 2019

    Managing your pain can help your recovery in hospital...

  19. Older people – preventing falls at home

    25 Oct 2018

    Falls are a major cause of injury for older people. Find out how you can prevent falls around your home...

  20. Older people – skin care during a hospital stay

    26 Jul 2019

    During a stay in hospital, your skin may be affected by staying in bed or sitting in one position for too long, your mobility, your hydration and diet, and your physical condition...

  21. Older people – staying active in hospital

    22 Jul 2019

    Stay physically and mentally active in hospital as this can help you recover faster and reduce the chance of problems when you go home...

  22. Older people – swallowing problems in hospital

    21 Jul 2019

    If you cough or choke when you are eating, or find that food or medication ‘sticks’ in your mouth or throat, you may have a swallowing problem...

  23. Olive oil

    06 Jun 2017

    Choosing extra virgin olive oil as part of a healthy well-balanced diet may reduce your risk of developing chronic diseases...

  24. Oncologist

    05 Jul 2016

    An oncologist treats people with cancer...

  25. Ophthalmologist

    18 Feb 2018

    Ophthalmologists specialise in the treatment of the eye...

  26. Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD)

    22 Aug 2019

    Oppositional defiant disorder is a childhood behavioural problem characterised by constant disobedience and hostility...

  27. Optic neuritis

    26 Jul 2019

    Optic neuritis is inflammation of the optic nerve that causes blurred, grey and dim vision...

  28. Optometrist

    16 Jun 2017

    Optometrists are healthcare professionals who diagnose, test and correct vision problems...

  29. Optometrists

    09 Mar 2018

    A standard eye examination with an optometrist includes a screening for all common eye diseases, such as glaucoma and cataracts...

  30. Oral and maxillofacial surgeon

    21 Aug 2019

    A medical specialist who treats injuries and other conditions of the mouth, teeth, jaws and face...

  31. Oral conditions - young children

    20 Jun 2019

    Oral thrush, mouth ulcers and cold sores are common oral conditions in babies and young children...

  32. Oral sex

    06 Sep 2018

    Oral sex is using your mouth, lips or tongue to stimulate your partner’s genitals or anus. Both men and women can give and receive oral sex...

  33. Orange

    22 Oct 2015 Orange

    Sweet, juicy oranges can be enjoyed as a breakfast juice, added to salads, made into sauces or cooked with meat and seafood. Oranges are a good source of vitamin C and they contain dietary fibre. In...

  34. Oregano

    22 Oct 2015 Oregano

    What is oregano? Aromatic, fresh oregano leaves scattered on a slice of pizza elevate the flavours of tomato and cheese and give it that distinctive taste of Italy. To create a simple, fragrant Sunday...

  35. Organ and tissue donation

    23 Oct 2019

    Discover the facts about organ and tissue donation, decide about becoming a donor and discuss your decision with the people close to you...

  36. Organ and tissue donation – kidney

    23 Oct 2019

    Kidneys are often donated after death but more people are choosing to donate one of their kidneys while still alive (living kidney donation)...

  37. Organ and tissue transplantation

    23 Oct 2019

    Transplantation varies depending on the transplant organ or tissue so speak with your medical team about surgical procedures, recovery and medications...

  38. Organic food

    19 Jun 2019

    Organic foods are farmed in a more environmentally sustainable way than conventional foods...

  39. Orienteering - preventing injury

    19 Jul 2016

    Orienteering organisations remove hazards where possible or clearly signpost them and warn all participants...

  40. Orthodontic treatment

    08 Jul 2019

    Orthodontics involves the use of a range of corrective devices, such as braces and plates, to encourage the teeth to align properly...

  41. Orthodontist

    05 Jul 2016

    An orthodontist is an oral health professional who treats misaligned teeth and jaws...

  42. Orthopaedic surgeon

    16 Jun 2017

    An orthopaedic surgeon specialises in diagnosing, treating, preventing and rehabilitating musculoskeletal injuries and diseases, both surgically and non-surgically...

  43. Orthopists

    09 Mar 2018

    Orthoptists assist in the diagnosis and treatment of eye disease...

  44. Orthoptist

    16 Jun 2017

    An orthoptist is a healthcare professional who is trained to diagnose and treat people with vision and eye movement disorders...

  45. Orthostatic hypotension

    09 Mar 2018

    Postural hypotension is the lightheaded feeling you may get if you leap out of bed very quickly...

  46. Orthotics, see

  47. Orthotics

    09 Mar 2018

    People who have chronic foot or leg problems that interfere with their health may be prescribed orthoses by their podiatrist...

  48. Orthotist/prosthetist

    16 Jun 2017

    An orthotist/prosthetist helps people of all ages who need artificial limbs and other supportive devices...

  49. Osgood Schlatter syndrome

    09 Mar 2018

    Osgood-Schlatter syndrome is a painful knee condition that affects adolescents...

  50. Osteoarthritis

    21 Aug 2019

    Many people will experience symptoms of osteoarthritis as they age...

  51. Osteomyelitis

    09 Mar 2018

    Osteomyelitis means an infection of bone which can either be recent or longstanding...

  52. Osteopath

    14 Feb 2018

    Osteopaths focus on how your skeleton, joints, muscles, nerves and circulation work together to maintain health and wellbeing...

  53. Osteopathy

    09 Mar 2018

    Osteopathy recognises the importance of the musculoskeletal system to a person?s health and wellbeing...

  54. Osteoporosis

    04 Mar 2019 Osteoporosis

    A healthy, calcium-rich diet and regular physical activity throughout life can help prevent osteoporosis...

  55. Osteoporosis and exercise

    09 Mar 2018 Osteoporosis and exercise

    Exercise can reduce the risk of fractures resulting from osteoporosis by both slowing the rate of bone loss, and reducing the person?s risk of falling by building muscle strength and improving balance...

  56. Osteoporosis and menopause

    22 Nov 2019

    Regular weight-bearing exercise and maintaining a diet rich in calcium from childhood will help reduce bone loss at menopause...

  57. Osteoporosis in children

    24 Sep 2019

    Osteoporosis in children is rare and usually caused by an underlying medical condition...

  58. Osteoporosis in men

    21 Aug 2019

    Up to 25 per cent of all fractures that occur in people with osteoporosis and osteopenia, occur in men...

  59. Other specified feeding or eating disorders (OSFED)

    11 Jul 2017

    OSFED is now one of the most common eating disorders...

  60. Otoplasty (ear correction surgery)

    31 Jan 2019

    Ear correction surgery, or otoplasty, is usually done to move prominent ears closer to the head or to reduce the size of large ears...

  61. Otosclerosis

    07 Feb 2019

    Otosclerosis eventually affects both ears, but the condition doesn?t cause total deafness...

  62. Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion

    22 Jun 2017

    The first International Conference on Health Promotion was a response to growing expectations for a new public health movement...

  63. Ovarian cancer

    05 Aug 2019

    Many women with early stage ovarian cancer may not have any symptoms...

  64. Overdose - what to do in an emergency

    25 Jul 2019

    If you are worried about your alcohol or drug use or, call DirectLine on 1800 888 236 for counselling, information and referral, or speak with your local doctor...

  65. Overdue babies

    15 Feb 2018

    Only about five per cent of pregnant women actually give birth on the exact date they are due...

  66. Overseas travel – health tips

    13 Dec 2018 Overseas travel – health tips

    The most common travel-related illnesses are gastrointestinal diseases from poorly prepared foods or untreated water...

  67. Overseas visitors and healthcare

    02 Jan 2019

    Depending on your situation and country of origin, you may be required to pay the full cost for medical treatment provided to you by a public hospital, and you may need to have health insurance for...

  68. Overuse injuries - workplace safety

    12 Sep 2017

    Occupational overuse syndrome, also known as RSI, is caused by repetitive movements or awkward postures...

  69. Overweight children - healthy lifestyle tips

    20 Apr 2018

    You can help your child to develop healthy patterns for life and avoid obesity...

  70. Ovulation

    17 May 2018

    The female body shows several signs of ovulation and you may experience some or all of these signs...

  71. Ovulation pain

    12 Sep 2018

    Ovulation pain is usually harmless, but can sometimes indicate various medical conditions such as endometriosis...