Showing 1-122 of 122 results

  1. Abdominal birth defects

    09 Mar 2018

    During fetal development, the diaphragm or abdominal wall may fail to properly fuse, allowing the abdominal organs to protrude...

  2. Abdominal muscles

    09 Mar 2018

    The abdominal muscles support the trunk, allow movement and hold organs in place by regulating internal abdominal pressure...

  3. Abdominal pain in adults

    09 Mar 2018

    The type of pain felt in the abdomen can vary greatly...

  4. Abdominal pain in children

    09 Mar 2018

    Children may feel stomach pain for a range of reasons and may need treatment...

  5. Abdominal wall defects, see

  6. Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck)

    09 Mar 2018

    A 'tummy tuck', or abdominoplasty, is cosmetic surgery to remove fat and excess loose skin from the abdomen...

  7. accuracy FBC, see

  8. Achilles tendonitis

    09 Mar 2018

    People who run regularly seem to be susceptible to Achilles tendonitis...

  9. Acne

    09 Apr 2018

    Acne is common and can make people of all ages feel embarrassed, but treatments can help if acne is causing distress...

  10. Acoustic neuroma

    09 Mar 2018

    In its earlier stages, an acoustic neuroma can present similar symptoms to other, less serious conditions, which may delay diagnosis and treatment...

  11. Acquired brain injury

    09 Mar 2018

    The long-term effects of brain injury will be different for each person and can range from mild to profound...

  12. Acromegaly

    09 Mar 2018

    Acromegaly is caused by an excess of growth hormone in adults, which causes the overgrowth of bones in the face, hands, feet and internal organs...

  13. Acupuncture

    05 Sep 2018

    Acupuncture is part of traditional Chinese medicine and consists of inserting fine needles into specific points on the skin...

  14. acute myocardial infarction, see

  15. Addison's disease

    02 Dec 2018

    Most cases of Addison's disease are caused by an autoimmune response that attacks and damages the adrenal glands over time...

  16. Adenoids

    09 Mar 2018

    Since adenoids are constantly in the path of germs, infections are common...

  17. Adhesions

    09 Mar 2018

    Adhesions may have no signs or symptoms, or they may cause pain by pulling on nerves...

  18. Age and fertility

    09 Mar 2018

    Age affects the fertility of both men and women, and is the single biggest factor affecting a woman?s chance to conceive and have a healthy baby...

  19. Ageing - muscles bones and joints

    09 Mar 2018

    Exercise can prevent age-related changes to muscles, bones and joints and can reverse these changes too...

  20. Agoraphobia

    08 Apr 2018

    A person with agoraphobia is afraid to leave familiar environments, because they are afraid of having a panic attack...

  21. Agoraphobia and panic disorder

    09 Mar 2018

    Panic disorder is not the same as anxiety or a single panic attack. Most people experience anxiety and up to 40 per cent of us have a panic attack at some stage during our lives. People who have...

  22. Alcohol related brain impairment

    09 Mar 2018

    A person with alcohol related brain impairment (ARBI) might experience problems with coordination, thinking, planning and memory...

  23. Alcohol related brain impairment - memory loss

    09 Mar 2018

    If a person with alcohol related brain impairment is aware of their memory limits, they can learn how to deal with them...

  24. Alcohol related brain impairment - support

    09 Mar 2018

    People with alcohol related brain impairment benefit when their life is organised and follows a good structure...

  25. Alexander technique

    09 Mar 2018

    The Alexander technique stresses that movement should be economical and needs only the minimum amount of energy and effort...

  26. allergic reaction wasp, see

  27. Allergic reactions emergency first aid

    19 Nov 2018

    Severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) and asthma attacks need urgent emergency first aid. In an emergency, always call triple zero (000)...

  28. Allergic rhinitis, see

  29. Allergies and travel

    15 Nov 2018

    If you have an allergy, visit your doctor before you travel, especially if you are at risk of a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) or an asthma attack...

  30. Allergies explained

    22 Aug 2018

    Allergy occurs when the body overreacts to a 'trigger' that is harmless to most people...

  31. Allergies to bites and stings

    08 Nov 2018

    Allergies to insect stings and bites range from milder allergic reactions to life-threatening, severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis)...

  32. Allergies to medications

    09 Mar 2018

    All medication has the potential to cause allergies but some people can have allergic reactions to specific prescription or over-the-counter medications...

  33. Allergies – peanuts, Allergies – tree nuts

    09 Mar 2018

    Peanuts, tree nuts and seeds can all cause allergies with symptoms ranging from milder reactions to a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis)...

  34. Allergy testing

    10 Jul 2018

    Allergy testing is used to find which substances provoke an allergic reaction...

  35. Allergy – eggs

    09 Mar 2018

    Egg allergy is one of the most common causes of allergies in children with symptoms ranging from mild to life-threatening reactions...

  36. Alzheimer's disease

    09 Mar 2018

    Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia in Australia, accounting for about two thirds of cases...

  37. Ambiguous genitalia

    01 Nov 2018

    The causes of ambiguous genitalia include genetic variations, hormonal imbalances and malformations of the fetal tissues that are supposed to evolve into genitals...

  38. Amenorrhoea

    21 Oct 2018

    Some women are more at risk of amenorrhoea (the absence of periods) because of emotional stress or changes in weight...

  39. Amnesia

    09 Mar 2018

    Loss of memory can be temporary or permanent, but 'amnesia' usually refers to the temporary variety...

  40. Amoebiasis

    28 Nov 2018

    Amoebiasis can cause diarrhoea among travellers to developing countries...

  41. amoebic dysentery, see

  42. Amyloidosis

    09 Mar 2018

    A person with amyloidosis produces aggregates of insoluble protein that cannot be eliminated from the body...

  43. Anaemia

    09 Mar 2018

    When a person is anaemic, the red blood cells have to work harder to get oxygen around the body...

  44. Anaesthesia - day surgery

    09 Mar 2018

    Day surgery is completed in one day, usually the person does not have to stay in hospital overnight...

  45. Anal fissure

    09 Mar 2018

    Around half of cases of anal fissures heal by themselves with proper self-care and avoidance of constipation...

  46. Anaphylaxis

    19 Nov 2018

    Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction that requires urgent medical attention...

  47. Androgen deficiency in men

    19 Nov 2018

    The effects of androgen deficiency depend on how severe the deficiency is, its cause and the age at which the deficiency begins...

  48. Androgen deficiency in women

    09 Mar 2018

    Androgen deficiency in women and its treatment is controversial, and more research is needed...

  49. Aneurysm

    09 Mar 2018

    An aneurysm may have no symptoms until it is either very large or it ruptures...

  50. Angelman syndrome

    09 Mar 2018

    The characteristic features of Angelman syndrome are not always obvious at birth, but develop during childhood...

  51. Angina

    18 Jun 2018

    Angina attacks can be prompted by exertion or physical exercise, when the hard-working heart muscle requires greater amounts of oxygen...

  52. Ankle sprains

    12 Nov 2018

    Ankle sprain is a common sports injuries caused by overstretching and tearing the supporting ligaments...

  53. Ankylosing spondylitis

    06 Aug 2018

    Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a type of inflammatory arthritis that targets the joints of the spine...

  54. Anosmia - loss of smell

    09 Mar 2018

    People are less sensitive to smells the older they get, and women tend to have a more acute sense of smell than men...

  55. Anthrax

    09 Mar 2018

    Anthrax is a rare but potentially fatal bacterial disease that occasionally infects humans...

  56. Antibacterial cleaning products

    09 Mar 2018

    The Western obsession with cleanliness may be partly responsible for the increase in allergic asthma and conditions such as rhinitis...

  57. Antibiotic resistant bacteria

    09 Mar 2018

    Careful prescribing of antibiotics will minimise the emergence of antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria...

  58. Antiphospholipid syndrome, see

  59. Antipsychotic medications

    09 Mar 2018

    Antipsychotic medications don?t cure mental illnesses, but they can reduce, or even eliminate, symptoms...

  60. Anxiety - treatment options

    09 Mar 2018

    Learning all about anxiety is central to recovery...

  61. Anxiety and depression in men

    26 Jul 2018

    Improve your understanding of anxiety and depression, then take action...

  62. Anxiety and fear in children

    09 Mar 2018

    You can help your child overcome anxiety by taking their fears seriously and encouraging them to talk about their feelings...

  63. Anxiety disorders

    15 Nov 2018

    Anxiety disorders are common mental health problems that affect many people...

  64. Aortic stenosis

    20 Jun 2018

    Aortic stenosis may be congenital (present from before birth), but is often diagnosed during teenage years...

  65. Appendectomy

    09 Mar 2018

    An appendectomy is usually carried out on an emergency basis to treat appendicitis...

  66. Appendicitis

    30 Aug 2018

    Anyone of any age can be struck by appendicitis, but it seems to be more common during childhood and adolescence...

  67. Arm lift surgery, see

  68. Arm lift surgery (brachioplasty)

    09 Mar 2018

    An 'arm lift' is surgery to reshape or reconstruct the underside of the upper arm from the armpit to the elbow...

  69. Aromatherapy

    09 Mar 2018

    The different smells and chemical constituents of aromatherapy oils can produce different emotional and physiological reactions...

  70. Arthritis - juvenile

    09 Jul 2018

    One child in every 1,000 in Australia is diagnosed with juvenile arthritis. It is one of the most common chronic conditions to affect children...

  71. Arthritis and diet

    06 Dec 2018 Arthritis and diet

    No special diet or 'miracle food' can cure arthritis, but some conditions may be helped by avoiding or including certain foods...

  72. Arthritis and exercise

    06 Aug 2018 Arthritis and exercise

    Exercise can reduce some of the symptoms of arthritis, and improve joint mobility and strength...

  73. Arthritis explained

    06 Dec 2018 Arthritis explained

    People can manage their arthritis using medication, physiotherapy, exercise and self management techniques...

  74. Arthroscopy

    09 Mar 2018 Arthroscopy

    Most people can resume normal activities around three weeks after an arthroscopy...

  75. Asbestos and cancer

    09 Mar 2018

    Long-term exposure to asbestos is a cause of lung cancer and other serious illnesses...

  76. Aspergillus

    09 Mar 2018

    Aspergillus is a fungus that commonly grows on rotting vegetation. It can cause asthma symptoms...

  77. assessment FBC, see

  78. Assisted reproductive technology – IVF and ICSI

    13 Mar 2018

    IVF (in-vitro-fertilization) and ICSI (intracytoplasmic sperm injection) are assisted reproductive treatment (ART) procedures in which fertilisation of an egg occurs outside the body...

  79. Asthma - pregnancy and breastfeeding

    09 Mar 2018

    Pregnant women with asthma need to continue to take their asthma medication as it is important to the health of both mother and baby that the mother's asthma is well managed...

  80. Asthma - thunderstorms

    Asthma - thunderstorms

    People who have asthma or hay fever can get severe asthma symptoms during pollen season when high grass pollen counts combine with a certain type of thunderstorm...

  81. Asthma and adults

    30 May 2018

    Careful diagnosis of adult onset asthma is important, because the symptoms can be confused with other conditions...

  82. Asthma and allergens

    30 May 2018

    Many people with asthma find their symptoms can worsen when they are exposed to certain allergens like house dust mite, animal dander, pollen and mould...

  83. Asthma and complementary therapies

    30 May 2018

    It is important you discuss your asthma and preferred therapies with both your doctor and complementary therapist...

  84. Asthma and exercise

    22 Jun 2018

    Exercise-induced asthma can be prevented with medication and by preparing for exercise and physical activity...

  85. Asthma and food allergies

    31 May 2018

    It is important to identify any foods or food chemicals that may trigger your asthma, but this must be done under strict medical supervision...

  86. Asthma and smoking

    31 May 2018

    Breathing in other people's cigarette smoke can be harmful to a person with asthma, especially a child...

  87. Asthma and teenagers

    09 Mar 2018

    Asthma affects about one in ten teenagers in Australia...

  88. Asthma and travel

    19 Nov 2018

    Before taking your trip, visit your doctor to make sure your asthma is under control well before you leave...

  89. Asthma and your workplace

    09 Mar 2018

    Some industries are more likely to affect a person with asthma because of the triggers in the environment...

  90. Asthma emergency first aid

    19 Nov 2018

    Asthma attacks need urgent emergency first aid. In an emergency, always call triple zero (000)...

  91. Asthma explained

    22 Aug 2018 Asthma explained

    Asthma cannot be cured, but with good management people with asthma can lead normal, active lives...

  92. Asthma in children

    04 Jul 2018

    Understanding asthma triggers for your child can help to reduce the risk of an asthma attack...

  93. Asthma management

    07 Dec 2018 Asthma management

    An asthma action plan can help you take control of your asthma and feel confident managing it...

  94. Asthma medication

    30 May 2018

    Your doctor will prescribe the correct medications that can either help to relieve or prevent the symptoms of asthma...

  95. Asthma – diagnosis

    07 Aug 2018

    Doctors do not have a single test to diagnose asthma so your doctor must understand your symptoms and eliminate other possible causes of your symptoms...

  96. Asthma – school and child care

    30 May 2018

    If your child has asthma, the childcare centre or school should have relevant action plans and staff trained to deal with asthma emergencies...

  97. Asthma, children and smoking

    14 Nov 2018

    Exposure to second-hand smoke increases the risk of children developing asthma and provokes more frequent asthma in children with asthma...

  98. Asthma-friendly home

    30 May 2018 Asthma-friendly home

    There are many ways in which you can transform your home into an asthma-friendly environment...

  99. Athletic amenorrhoea

    14 Aug 2018

    Women who are athletes or who exercise a lot on a regular basis are at risk of developing athletic amenorrhoea, which is the absence of periods...

  100. Atopic dermatitis

    16 Apr 2018

    Eczema can vary in severity, and symptoms may flare up or subside from day to day...

  101. Atrial fibrillation

    23 May 2018

    Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a type of arrhythmia, which means that the heart beats fast and abnormally...

  102. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

    21 Sep 2018

    Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a behavioural disorder, not an illness or a sign of low intelligence...

  103. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder - adults

    09 Mar 2018

    An adult with properly managed ADHD often shows great imagination and creative flair...

  104. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder - therapies

    09 Mar 2018

    Children with ADHD may benefit from medication or other therapies, or a combination of both...

  105. Auditory neuropathy

    09 Mar 2018

    Auditory neuropathy is hearing loss caused by a disruption of nerve impulses travelling from the inner ear to the brain...

  106. Augmentation (breast implants)

    09 Mar 2018

    Breast implants are inserted under the skin to create larger breasts...

  107. Auslan sign language

    20 Nov 2018

    Like any language, Auslan continues to evolve to meet the communication needs of people who are deaf...

  108. Australian bat lyssavirus (ABLV)

    09 Mar 2018

    The simplest form of prevention for lyssavirus is to avoid close contact with bats...

  109. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD)

    09 Mar 2018

    ASD is a complex disorder that affects a person's ability to interact with the world around them...

  110. Autism spectrum disorder - tips for parents

    11 Oct 2018

    Autism spectrum disorder is a lifelong condition, but you are not on your own and there are plenty of professionals and groups who can help...

  111. Autism spectrum disorder and adults

    05 Dec 2018

    A person with Asperger syndrome often has trouble understanding the emotions of other people...

  112. Autoimmune disorders

    09 Mar 2018

    There is generally no cure for an autoimmune disorder, but the symptoms can be managed...

  113. Avian influenza

    26 Nov 2018

    The symptoms of bird flu in humans are similar to those of regular influenza...

  114. Avoiding asthma triggers

    30 May 2018 Avoiding asthma triggers

    Asthma triggers are substances, conditions or activities that lead to symptoms of asthma.Asthma symptoms include difficulty breathing, coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath. These symptoms can...

  115. Ayurveda

    09 Mar 2018

    Ayurveda is an ancient healing system from India that uses a range of techniques to treat illness and encourage wellbeing...