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  1. Abdominal birth defects

    03 May 2017

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

  2. Abdominal hysterectomy

    25 Jul 2017

    What is a hysterectomy? A hysterectomy is an operation to remove your uterus (womb). Your cervix is usually also removed. Your ovaries may need to be removed at the same time (see figure 1). The...

  3. Abdominal muscles

    05 Apr 2017

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

  4. Abdominal pain in adults

    05 Apr 2017

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

  5. Abdominal pain in children

    10 May 2017

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

  6. Abdominal surgery for crohn's disease

    25 Jul 2017

    What is Crohn’s disease? Crohn’s disease causes inflammation of your bowel. The disease most often affects the end part of your small bowel (see figure 1). However, it can affect any part...

  7. Abdominal wall defects, see

  8. Abdominoplasty

    25 Jul 2017

    What is an abdominoplasty? An abdominoplasty (or ‘tummy tuck’) is a cosmetic operation to improve the appearance of your abdomen. It may involve removing excess skin and fat and tightening...

  9. Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck)

    24 Oct 2016

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

  10. Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention and Legal Service

    11 Apr 2016

    The Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention and Legal Service Victoria helps Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people experiencing or recovering from family violence or sexual assault...

  11. Aboriginal health - barriers to physical activity

    18 Jul 2016

    Engaging in an individual physical activity to benefit only yourself, away from family or community, may be seen as inappropriate or selfish...

  12. Aboriginal health - budget - tucker talk tips

    11 Nov 2016

    You can buy more food if you spend most of your money on basic healthy foods like bread, cereals, fruit and vegies...

  13. Aboriginal health - food for babies

    11 Nov 2016

    Before six months, breastmilk or formula is the only food and drink that your baby needs...

  14. Aboriginal health - food for sport

    11 Nov 2016

    Carbohydrate is the most important nutrient for athletes...

  15. Aboriginal health - getting active

    26 Jul 2017

    The main thing is to choose physical activities that you enjoy and that you can stick to in the long term...

  16. Aboriginal health - good food for Elders

    11 Nov 2016

    Good nutrition, a healthy diet and physical activity can help Elders prevent or manage health problems...

  17. Aboriginal health - healthy active Koori kids

    11 Nov 2016

    Good nutrition and physical exercise help to keep Koori kids healthy and avoid diseases when they get older...

  18. Aboriginal health - healthy eating during pregnancy

    22 Jun 2017

    Some foods should be avoided during pregnancy as they carry bacteria that could harm your unborn baby...

  19. Aboriginal health - healthy weight

    18 Jul 2017 Aboriginal health - healthy weight

    A healthy, nutritious diet and physical activity can help you to maintain a healthy weight...

  20. Aboriginal health - reading food labels

    06 Apr 2017

    Labels on packaged food can give you useful information about the nutrition, ingredients, storage and weight of the food.Add full stop to pull quote...

  21. Abortion

    29 Aug 2017

    All women should have access to accurate information about abortion so they can make their own informed decisions...

  22. Abortion procedures - medication

    28 Aug 2017

    Mifepristone, also called RU486 or the 'abortion pill', is used to terminate (end) a pregnancy up to nine weeks...

  23. Abortion procedures - surgical

    16 Dec 2016

    Abortion is one of the most common and safest types of surgery in Australia...

  24. Abortion services in Victoria

    06 Sep 2017

    Some abortion services in Victoria offer reduced fees to students, healthcare card holders and those experiencing financial difficulty...

  25. About aged care services [video]

    A broad range of services is available to support your health and wellbeing as you age...

    Tags:
    • Aged care services,
    • Health services and support
  26. About alcohol and drug services in Victoria [video]

    Victoria’s alcohol and drug services provide access to a range of treatment options...

    Tags:
    • Alcohol and drug services,
    • Health services and support
  27. About carers, caring and respite care services [video]

    There are support services to for both carers, and those being cared for...

    Tags:
    • Carers, caring and respite care services,
    • Topic,
    • Health services and support,
    • Carers and respite care services
  28. About child, family and relationship services [video]

    Services include parent education to maternal and child healthcare, child care, crisis support, child protection, family violence and relationship services...

    Tags:
    • Child, family and relationship services,
    • Health services and support,
    • Parents - Support for parents,
    • Relationships,
    • Relationships - Getting help,
    • Relationships - Relationship basics
  29. About disability services in Victoria [video]

    Learn about options and services available to people with a disability living in Victoria...

    Tags:
    • Disability services,
    • Health services and support
  30. About emergency, crisis and support services in Victoria [video]

    Victoria’s emergency, crisis and support services respond to a broad range of serious situations, such as medical emergencies, family crisis or environmental disasters...

    Tags:
    • Emergency, crisis and support services,
    • Health services and support
  31. About hospitals, surgery and procedures in Victoria [video]

    Victoria has a diverse range of public and private hospitals in both metropolitan and regional centres...

    Tags:
    • Hospitals, surgery and procedures,
    • Health services and support,
    • Pain and the health system
  32. About mental health services in Victoria [video]

    Victorian mental health services provide expert advice and support for people of all ages...

    Tags:
    • Mental health services,
    • Health services and support
  33. About palliative care services in Victoria [video]

    Palliative care services aim to improve the quality of life for people living with serious, ongoing or potentially terminal illnesses...

    Tags:
    • Health services and support
  34. About palliative care – Moira and George [video]

    About palliative care – Moira and George

    Moira and George talk about the difference palliative care has made to their quality of life...

    Duration: 4:00

  35. About pregnancy and birth services in Victoria [video]

    Victoria’s pregnancy, birth and maternal services, help from planning a pregnancy through to giving birth and caring for a newborn...

    Tags:
    • Pregnancy and birth services,
    • Health services and support
  36. Abrams pleural biopsy

    06 Apr 2016

    What is a pleural biopsy? A pleural biopsy involves removing small pieces of tissue from the two-layered membrane (pleura) that lines the outside of your lung and the inside of your ribcage. Your...

  37. Abscess incision and drainage

    25 Jul 2017

    What is an abscess? An abscess is a collection of pus surrounded by a wall of tissue. An abscess happens when your body tries to control infection. It causes a painful lump and can make you feel...

  38. Accessing a palliative care service

    28 Feb 2017

    Find out how you can access palliative care for medical treatment, emotional support and practical help to maintain your quality of life for as long as your condition allows...

  39. accuracy FBC, see

  40. Achilles tendonitis

    05 Apr 2017

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

  41. ACL reconstruction

    25 Jul 2017

    What is the anterior cruciate ligament? The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the important ligaments that stabilise your knee (see figure 1). If you have torn (ruptured) this ligament, the...

  42. Acne

    05 Apr 2017

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

  43. Acoustic neuroma

    05 Apr 2017

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

  44. Acquired brain injuries and spinal cord injuries

    15 Mar 2017

    Acquired brain injuries and spinal cord injuries may have a significant effect on your intimate relationships, friendships, social networks, recreation and work activities...

  45. Acquired brain injury

    01 May 2017

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

  46. Acromegaly

    05 Apr 2017

    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...

  47. Acupuncture

    05 Apr 2017

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

  48. Acute Community Intervention Service

    08 Aug 2017

    Assessment and treatment programs for people experiencing a mental health crisis...

  49. Acute inpatient mental health services

    08 Aug 2017

    Voluntary and in-voluntary short-term in-patient management and treatment...

  50. Addiction

    30 Dec 2016

    Addiction is a craving to use a substance or to repeat a behaviour...

  51. Addison's disease

    07 Apr 2017

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

  52. Adeno-Tonsillectomy (child)

    07 Aug 2017

    What are the adenoids and tonsils? The adenoids and tonsils are part of a group of lymphoid tissues (like the glands in the neck) that help to fight off infection from germs that are breathed in or...

  53. Adenoidectomy (child)

    25 Jul 2017

    What are adenoids? The adenoids are part of a group of lymphoid tissues (like the glands in the neck or the tonsils) that help to fight off infection from germs that are breathed in or swallowed (see...

  54. Adenoids

    05 Apr 2017

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

  55. Adhesions

    28 Apr 2017

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

  56. Adoption

    26 May 2016

    Adoption can give a secure family life to children who can?t live with their birth family...

  57. Adoption, surrogacy and fostering

    07 Jun 2016

    When an infant becomes part of your family through adoption, foster care, surrogacy or other arrangements, there are laws and legal agreements that will outline your rights and responsibilities as a...

  58. Adoptive, foster care and permanent care parent support services Foster care, adoptive and permanent care parent support services Permanent care, adoptive and foster care parent support services

    07 Jun 2017

    Provides an overview of the financial and family support services available to foster carers, families providing permanent care and adoptive parents...

  59. Adult prevention and recovery care (PARC) services

    05 Jul 2016

    Community-based, short-term supported residential services for people experiencing a mental health problem...

  60. Advance Care Planning – act while you're still healthy [video]

    20 Oct 2015 Advance Care Planning – act while you're still healthy

    This 'Advance care plan' video clip offers first hand accounts from those who have completed their own Advance care plans...

    Duration: 3:51

    Tags:
    • Video library,
    • Health checks,
    • Healthy lifestyle
  61. Advance Care Planning – making it easier for everyone [video]

    20 Oct 2015 Advance Care Planning – making it easier for everyone

    his 'Advance care plan' video clip offers first hand accounts from those who have completed their own Advance care plans...

    Duration: 5:36

    Tags:
    • Video library,
    • Healthy lifestyle
  62. Advance Care Planning – putting it in writing [video]

    21 Oct 2015 Advance Care Planning – putting it in writing

    This 'Advance care plan' video clip offers first hand accounts from those who have completed their own Advance care plans...

    Duration: 6:24

    Tags:
    • Video library
  63. Advance Care Planning – starting the conversation [video]

    21 Oct 2015 Advance Care Planning – starting the conversation

    This 'Advance care plan' video clip offers first hand accounts from those who have completed their own Advance care plans...

    Duration: 8:49

    Tags:
    • Video library,
    • Healthy lifestyle
  64. Advance care plans

    Advance care planning can help the people close to you and those caring for you to know what is important to you about the level of healthcare and quality of life you would want...

  65. Adverse Medicine Events Line

    05 Jul 2016

    Report and discuss unexpected and undesirable side effects (adverse experiences) with medicine...

  66. Aerobics - preventing injury

    19 Jul 2016

    Aerobics injuries are usually caused by trauma and overuse, but can be prevented by using the right techniques and equipment...

  67. After a flood – animal and insect related hazards

    25 Oct 2016

    When returning to a flood-affected area, remember that wild animals, including rats, mice, snakes or spiders, may be trapped in your home, shed or garden...

  68. After a flood – returning home safely

    25 Oct 2016

    When returning to your home after a flood, take precautions to reduce the possibility of injury, illness or disease...

  69. After-hospital (transition) care

    27 Jun 2017

    The Transition Care Program provides care through tailored support packages, while the Home and Community Care (HACC) Program provides a range of basic maintenance and support services...

  70. After-hours healthcare options

    07 Sep 2017

    For unexpected after-hours medical issues, there are telephone helplines, pharmacies, after-hours medical clinics or doctors who can visit you at home...

  71. Age and fertility

    31 Jul 2017

    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...

  72. Aged Care Assessment Service

    25 Aug 2016

    Aged Care Assessment Service teams find the kind of care that best suits your needs...

  73. Aged Care Complaints Scheme

    05 Jul 2016

    Aged Care Complaints Scheme is for people with concerns about aged care services...

  74. Aged care rights

    26 Jul 2016

    Whether you are receiving care at home or living in a residential aged care home, you have the right to be treated with respect and dignity at all times, and receive high-quality care and support...

  75. Aged persons mental health services

    26 Jul 2016

    APMH services are for people with a long-standing mental illness who are now over 65 years of age...

  76. Ageing - muscles bones and joints

    07 Sep 2017

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

  77. Ageing – staying healthy and active

    12 May 2017

    Being physically active, eating well, socialising and improving your health can help you live a healthy, happy and active life as you get older...

  78. Agoraphobia

    04 Apr 2016

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

  79. Agoraphobia and panic disorder

    03 May 2017

    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...

  80. Aids and equipment at home

    26 Jun 2017

    Disability aids and equipment such as wheelchairs, walking frames and braces can help people with disabilities and the elderly gain more independence...

  81. Air pollution

    15 May 2017

    Around 75 per cent of Melbourne?s air pollution is caused by vehicle emissions...

  82. Alcohol

    20 Dec 2016

    The size of a standard drink can vary according to the type of alcohol...

  83. Alcohol - how it affects your body

    30 Dec 2016

    How alcohol affects your body Many Australians enjoy a drink. In fact, alcohol is Australia’s most widely used social drug. But like all drugs, alcohol can damage your body, especially...

  84. Alcohol - how much is too much? [video]

    13 Oct 2015 Alcohol - how much is too much?

    Youth Central journalist Soren Frederiksen asks young people what they think is the limit for safe drinking and comes up with some interesting results...

    Duration: 3:43

    Tags:
    • Video library,
    • Alcohol - Responsible use,
    • Healthy lifestyle,
    • Young people (13-19) - Young people basics
  85. Alcohol - staying safe when drinking [video]

    There are some simple things you can do to stay safe when drinking...

    Duration: 3:12

    Tags:
    • Alcohol and drug services,
    • Healthy lifestyle,
    • Alcohol - Responsible use
  86. Alcohol - tips to turning down drinks [video]

    Saying no can be hard. There are things you can do to make it easier...

    Duration: 2:11

    Tags:
    • Alcohol and drug services,
    • Healthy lifestyle,
    • Alcohol - Responsible use,
    • Alcohol - Reducing your drinking,
    • Young people (13-19) - Smoking, alcohol and drugs
  87. Alcohol and drug treatments and programs

    22 Jun 2017

    Counsellors, doctors and other healthcare professionals can help if you have a problem with alcohol or drugs...

  88. Alcohol and drugs - dependence and addiction

    29 Jun 2017

    Asking for help when you first suspect you have an alcohol or drug problem is important. If you think you have an addiction, speak to your local doctor or phone DirectLine...

  89. Alcohol and other drug education programs

    02 May 2016

    Alcohol and other drug education programs aim to delay, reduce or prevent people’s use of alcohol and other drugs...

  90. Alcohol and pregnancy

    30 Dec 2016

    There’s no safe level of alcohol use during pregnancy. It’s safest to not drink at all during pregnancy, when trying to conceive, and while breastfeeding...

  91. Alcohol and teenagers

    22 Aug 2017

    Alcohol is responsible for most drug-related deaths in the teenage population...

  92. Alcohol and the law

    29 Dec 2016

    Alcohol is Australia’s most widely used social drug, but it can cause significant harm to people and society, especially when consumed in excess. To control the effects of alcohol on...

  93. Alcohol and weight gain

    30 Dec 2016

    While the relationship between alcohol consumption and obesity remains unclear, there are good reasons to think that alcohol may play a role...

  94. Alcohol consumption – when things don't go to plan [video]

    Don't give up if your plan doesn't work the first time...

    Duration: 1:57

    Tags:
    • Alcohol and drug services,
    • Alcohol - Reducing your drinking,
    • Alcohol - Responsible use,
    • Healthy lifestyle,
    • Young people (13-19) - Smoking, alcohol and drugs
  95. Alcohol related brain impairment

    19 Apr 2017

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

  96. Alcohol related brain impairment - memory loss

    26 May 2016

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

  97. Alcohol related brain impairment - support

    19 Apr 2017

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

  98. Alexander technique

    19 Apr 2017

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

  99. allergic reaction wasp, see

  100. Allergic reactions emergency first aid

    19 Jul 2017

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

  101. Allergic rhinitis, see

  102. Allergies

    19 Apr 2017

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

  103. Allergies and travel

    17 Aug 2017

    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...

  104. Allergies to bites and stiings

    24 Jul 2017

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

  105. Allergies to medications

    08 May 2017

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

  106. Allergies – peanuts, Allergies – tree nuts

    19 Jul 2017

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

  107. Allergy testing

    17 Aug 2017

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

  108. Allergy – eggs

    19 Jul 2017

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

  109. Altitude sickness

    19 Apr 2017

    Being young and fit doesn't reduce your risk of altitude sickness...

  110. Alzheimer's disease

    15 Sep 2017

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

  111. Alzheimer's disease - Early signs [video]

    13 Oct 2015 Alzheimer's disease - Early signs

    Family and friends of people with Alzheimer's disease discuss their experiences and how to recognise the early signs...

    Duration: 5:05

    Tags:
    • Dementia - Dementia disorders,
    • Dementia
  112. Alzheimer's disease - telling people [video]

    13 Oct 2015 Alzheimer's disease - telling people

    People living with Alzheimer's disease share their emotional journey in deciding who to tell about their diagnosis...

    Duration: 3:35

    Tags:
    • Mental illness,
    • Dementia,
    • Dementia - Dementia disorders
  113. Alzheimer’s Australia Vic

    16 Jun 2017

    Alzheimer’s Australia provides information and support for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their carers...

  114. Ambiguous genitalia

    03 May 2017

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

  115. ambulance cover, see

  116. Amenorrhoea

    01 Mar 2017

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

  117. Amnesia

    19 Apr 2017

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

  118. Amniocentesis

    06 Dec 2016

    What is an amniocentesis? An amniocentesis involves using a needle to remove some of the amniotic fluid that surrounds your baby in your uterus (womb). It is usually performed from 15 weeks of your...

  119. Amoebiasis

    29 Jun 2017

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

  120. Amphetamines

    12 Dec 2016

    Amphetamines are psychostimulant drugs that speed up the workings of the brain...

  121. Amyloidosis

    19 Apr 2017

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

  122. Anaemia

    19 Apr 2017

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

  123. Anaesthesia - day surgery

    26 Aug 2016

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

  124. Anaesthetic for caesarean section

    18 Oct 2015

    You can decide either to go to sleep (general anaesthetic) or to stay awake (spinal or epidural anaesthetic) for the operation. Spinal anaesthetic A spinal anaesthetic involves injecting local...

  125. Anaesthetics (Overview)

    What is an anaesthetic? An anaesthetic is a combination of drugs that causes loss of sensation. What is a general anaesthetic? A general anaesthetic is a combination of drugs that causes deep sleep...

  126. Anal fissure

    04 Apr 2016

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

  127. Anaphylaxis

    24 Aug 2017

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

  128. Androgen deficiency in men

    24 Apr 2017

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

  129. Androgen deficiency in women

    24 Apr 2017

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

  130. Aneurysm

    26 Apr 2017

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

  131. Angela's story - a nurse's major trauma experience

    04 Jul 2017

    Angela, a nurse, was nursed by her colleagues in the hopsital she work at. ' I have never cried so much in my life.'...

  132. Angelman syndrome

    26 Apr 2017

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

  133. Anger - how it affects people

    26 May 2016

    Well-managed anger can be a useful emotion that motivates you to make positive changes...

  134. Anger - tips to resolve arguments

    20 Sep 2017

    There are many people you can talk to who can help you overcome feelings of wanting to lash out...

  135. Angina

    21 Jun 2017

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

  136. Animals and child safety

    11 Nov 2016

    Children should always be closely supervised near animals and taught how to behave safely around pets...

  137. Animals and floodwater [video]

    25 Oct 2016 Animals and floodwater

    Animals, rodents, snakes or spiders, may be trapped in your home, shed or garden. When returning home and cleaning up after a flood, wear sturdy work boots and gloves, and long pants to protect your...

    Duration: 0:35

  138. Ankle arthrodesis

    25 Jul 2017

    What is arthritis? Arthritis is a group of conditions that cause damage to one or more joints. The most common type of arthritis is osteoarthritis, where there is gradual wear and tear of a joint. For...

  139. Ankle fracture surgery

    25 Jul 2017

    What is an ankle fracture? An ankle fracture is a break of one of or both your ankle bones. An ankle fracture is usually caused by a twisting injury to your ankle, resulting from sports or a simple...

  140. Ankylosing spondylitis

    26 Apr 2017

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

  141. Anorexia nervosa

    19 Jun 2017

    A common misconception is that anorexia nervosa only affects young women, but it affects males and females of all ages...

  142. Anosmia - loss of smell

    26 Apr 2017

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

  143. Antenatal checks of your baby

    22 Jun 2017

    A midwife or doctor will use abdominal palpation during an antenatal visit to examine a baby's position and development...

  144. Anterior repair

    25 Jul 2017

    What is an anterior prolapse? An anterior prolapse is a bulge of your vagina caused by your bladder dropping down. It is caused by weakness of the support tissues between your vagina and bladder (see...

  145. Anthrax

    26 Apr 2017

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

  146. Anti-Reflux surgery

    25 Jul 2017

    What is acid reflux? Acid reflux is a condition where acid from your stomach travels up into your oesophagus (gullet). This happens if the valve between your stomach and your oesophagus does not work...

  147. Antibacterial cleaning products

    19 May 2017

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

  148. Antibiotic resistant bacteria

    26 Apr 2017

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

  149. Antioxidants

    26 Apr 2017

    Antioxidants scavenge free radicals from the body's cells, and prevent or reduce the damage caused by oxidation...

  150. Antiphospholipid syndrome, see

  151. Antipsychotic medications

    26 Apr 2017

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

  152. Anxiety - treatment options

    11 May 2017

    Learning all about anxiety is central to recovery...

  153. Anxiety and depression in men

    06 Jun 2017

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

  154. Anxiety and fear in children

    31 May 2017

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

  155. Anxiety disorders

    20 Sep 2017

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

  156. Anxiety Disorders - treatment and support [video]

    12 May 2017 Anxiety Disorders - treatment and support

    Duration: 7:24

    Tags:
    • Anxiety - Anxiety explained,
    • Anxiety - Obsessive compuslive disorder,
    • Anxiety - Panic disorders,
    • Anxiety - Phobias,
    • Anxiety - Trauma,
    • Video library
  157. Aortic stenosis

    26 Apr 2017

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

  158. Aortic valve replacement

    28 Jul 2017

    What is aortic valve disease? Your aortic valve controls the flow of blood from your heart (see figure 1). Aortic valve disease is where the valve does not open properly or is narrowed, or does not...

  159. Appendectomy

    26 Apr 2017

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

  160. Appendicectomy

    26 Jul 2017

    What is appendicitis? Appendicitis means inflammation of your appendix (see figure 1). When your appendix is inflamed it causes pain and makes you feel unwell. What are the benefits of surgery...

  161. Appendicectomy (child)

    25 Jul 2017

    What is appendicitis? Appendicitis means inflammation of the appendix (see figure 1). When the appendix is inflamed it causes pain and makes you feel unwell. What are the benefits of surgery? Surgery...

  162. Appendicitis

    26 Apr 2017

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

  163. Apple

    18 Jun 2017 Apple

    Crisp, crunchy apples are highly versatile. They can be eaten raw, juiced or cooked to accompany meat or baked in pies and tarts. More than 100 varieties are grown commercially around the world and in...

  164. Apricot

    19 Feb 2016 Apricot

    Apricots are juicy, fragrant fruit that can be eaten raw, used in savoury dishes or made into desserts. They contain vitamins A and C, minerals such as potassium and manganese, and dietary fibre. In...

  165. arbias

    07 Feb 2017

    arbias provides specialist services for people with acquired brain injury...

  166. Arm lift surgery, see

  167. Arm lift surgery (brachioplasty)

    15 Sep 2017

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

  168. Aromatherapy

    26 Apr 2017

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

  169. Arsenic mine tailings and health

    30 Nov 2016

    Mine tailings near goldmines may contain high levels of arsenic...

  170. Arthritis

    26 Apr 2017 Arthritis

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

  171. Arthritis - juvenile

    26 Apr 2017

    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...

  172. Arthritis and diet

    21 Mar 2017 Arthritis and diet

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

  173. Arthritis and exercise

    26 Apr 2017 Arthritis and exercise

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

  174. Arthroscopic release of frozen shoulder

    07 Aug 2017

    What is frozen shoulder? Frozen shoulder is a stiff and painful shoulder caused by inflammation, swelling and contraction of your shoulder capsule (see figure 1). What are the benefits of surgery...

  175. Arthroscopy

    26 Apr 2017 Arthroscopy

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

  176. Arthroscopy of the ankle

    25 Jul 2017

    What is an arthroscopy of your ankle? An arthroscopy (keyhole surgery) allows your surgeon to see inside your ankle using a camera inserted through small cuts on your skin. Your surgeon can diagnose...

  177. Arthroscopy of the elbow

    04 Apr 2016

    What is an arthroscopy of your elbow? An arthroscopy (keyhole surgery) involves examining the inside your elbow using a telescope inserted through small cuts on your skin. Your surgeon should be able...

  178. Arthroscopy of the knee

    26 Jul 2017

    What is an arthroscopy of your knee? An arthroscopy (keyhole surgery) allows your surgeon to see inside your knee using a camera inserted through small cuts on your skin. Your surgeon can diagnose...

  179. Arthroscopy of the shoulder

    28 Jul 2017

    What is an arthroscopy of your shoulder? An arthroscopy (keyhole surgery) involves examining the inside of your shoulder using a telescope inserted through small cuts on your skin. Your surgeon should...

  180. Arthroscopy of the wrist

    26 Jul 2017

    What is an arthroscopy of your wrist? An arthroscopy (keyhole surgery) involves examining the inside of your wrist joint using a telescope inserted through small cuts on your skin. Your surgeon should...

  181. Artichoke

    19 Feb 2016 Artichoke

    The artichoke is the flower of a variety of thistle and is a favourite in European cuisines. It is a good source of folate, dietary fibre and vitamin C. In Victoria, artichokes are at their peak...

  182. Artificial cardiac pacemakers

    26 Apr 2017

    A person with an artificial cardiac pacemaker can live a normal life and can still perform moderate to strenuous activities...

  183. Asbestos and cancer

    10 May 2017

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

  184. Asbestos and your health

    09 Sep 2016

    When asbestos fibres become airborne, people working with asbestos may inhale particles which remain in their lungs...

  185. Asbestos in the home

    09 Sep 2016

    Asbestos fibres breathed into the lungs can cause a range of health problems including lung cancer and mesothelioma...

  186. Asparagus

    14 Dec 2015 Asparagus

    Green, white and purple asparagus are available in Australia. Asparagus spears are a great source of vitamins and minerals and have large amounts of fibre. Green asparagus is in season from September...

  187. Aspergillus

    08 May 2017

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

  188. Assertiveness

    16 Sep 2016

    It is helpful to imagine assertiveness as the middle ground between aggression and passivity...

  189. Assessing your alcohol and drug use

    14 Nov 2016

    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...

  190. assessment FBC, see

  191. Assessments and evaluations for mental illness treatment

    22 Jun 2017

    Your local doctor can conduct an initial mental health assessment and may refer you to a counsellor, psychologist or psychiatrist depending on your needs...

  192. Assistance with Care and Housing for the Aged

    05 Jul 2016

    ACHA helps older people who are in insecure housing to find a home...

  193. Association for Children with a Disability

    03 Mar 2017

    ACD works to change the lives of children with a disability through information, support and advocacy...

  194. Asthma

    08 Sep 2017 Asthma

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

  195. Asthma - Breathe easy [video]

    05 Aug 2016

    Duration: 11:40

    Tags:
    • Young people,
    • Parents,
    • Students,
    • Asthma,
    • Asthma - Children and teenagers,
    • Asthma - Living with asthma,
    • Topic,
    • Health conditons,
    • By health condition,
    • Asthma,
    • Allergies - Thunderstorm asthma,
    • Asthma - Thunderstorm asthma
  196. Asthma - pregnancy and breastfeeding

    22 Sep 2017

    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...

  197. 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...

  198. Asthma and adults

    22 Sep 2017

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

  199. Asthma and allergens

    22 Sep 2017

    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...

  200. Asthma and complementary therapies

    22 Sep 2017

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

  201. Asthma and exercise

    26 Apr 2017

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

  202. Asthma and food allergies

    01 May 2017

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

  203. Asthma and smoking

    01 May 2017

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

  204. Asthma and teenagers

    24 Aug 2017

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

  205. Asthma and thunderstorm asthma [video]

    Asthma and thunderstorm asthma

    Watch this overview about thunderstorm asthma to be prepared this pollen season...

    Duration: 1:11

    Tags:
    • Asthma - Asthma basics,
    • Asthma - Thunderstorm asthma,
    • Asthma - Children and teenagers,
    • Asthma - Living with asthma,
    • Asthma - Managing asthma,
    • Video library
  206. Asthma and travel

    24 Aug 2017

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

  207. Asthma and your workplace

    01 May 2017

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

  208. Asthma emergency first aid

    06 Sep 2017

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

  209. Asthma first aid [video]

    Asthma first aid

    Duration: 1:06

    Tags:
    • Asthma - Asthma basics,
    • Asthma - Children and teenagers,
    • Asthma - Managing asthma,
    • Asthma - Living with asthma,
    • Asthma - Thunderstorm asthma,
    • Video library
  210. Asthma in childhood - triggers [video]

    14 Oct 2015 Asthma in childhood - triggers

    Parents and children talk about some of the factors that can cause a child's asthma to flare up...

    Duration: 2.55

    Tags:
    • Video library,
    • Health conditons,
    • Asthma - Children and teenagers,
    • Children (4-12) - Health conditions and complaints,
    • Babies and toddlers (0-3) - Health conditions and complaints,
    • Parents - Common childhood health concerns,
    • Allergies - Thunderstorm asthma,
    • Asthma - Thunderstorm asthma
  211. Asthma in childhood - words of wisdom [video]

    14 Oct 2015 Asthma in childhood - words of wisdom

    Parents talk about how they cope with the effects of asthma and give simple advice for other families...

    Duration: 2.22

    Tags:
    • Video library,
    • Health conditons,
    • Asthma,
    • Asthma - Children and teenagers,
    • Parents - Common childhood health concerns,
    • Allergies - Thunderstorm asthma,
    • Asthma - Living with asthma,
    • Asthma - Thunderstorm asthma
  212. Asthma in children

    18 Sep 2017

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

  213. Asthma management

    24 Aug 2017 Asthma management

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

  214. Asthma medication

    24 Aug 2017

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

  215. Asthma – diagnosis

    24 Aug 2017

    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...

  216. Asthma – school and child care

    24 Aug 2017

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

  217. Asthma, children and smoking

    07 Apr 2017

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

  218. Asthma-friendly home

    24 Aug 2017 Asthma-friendly home

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

  219. Asylum Seeker Resource Centre

    05 Jul 2016

    The ASRC is committed to upholding the human rights of all people seeking asylum...

  220. At the end – dying explained

    22 Feb 2017

    Some people prefer having palliative care at home because of the familiar environment, feeling of independence and close access to family, friends and the local community...

  221. Athletic amenorrhoea

    01 Mar 2017

    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...

  222. Atopic dermatitis

    24 Aug 2017

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

  223. Atrial fibrillation

    22 Sep 2017

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

  224. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

    16 Jun 2017

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

  225. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder - adults

    17 Aug 2017

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

  226. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder - therapies

    17 Aug 2017

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

  227. Audiologist

    16 Jun 2017

    Audiologists evaluate, diagnose and treat children and adults with hearing loss and balance disorders...

  228. Auditory neuropathy

    05 Sep 2016

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

  229. Augmentation (breast implants)

    09 May 2017

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

  230. Auslan sign language

    07 Apr 2017

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

  231. Australian bat lyssavirus (ABLV)

    22 Feb 2017

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

  232. Australian Centre for Agricultural Health and Safety

    09 Feb 2016

    AgHealth aims to improve health, safety and wellbeing and reduce injury, illness and deaths associated with life and work in agriculture...

  233. Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement

    05 Jul 2016

    The Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement provides specialist bereavement services for individuals and families who need help after the death of someone close to them...

  234. Australian Drug Foundation

    05 Jul 2016

    ADF programs and research help to prevent alcohol and other drug harm...

  235. Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency

    05 Jul 2016

    The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) implements the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme, which oversees 14 national health practitioner boards including the Chinese...

  236. Australian Red Cross

    05 Jul 2016

    The Australian Red Cross provides crisis relief and care to vulnerable people...

  237. Australian rules football - preventing injury

    19 Jul 2016

    Australian rules football is a physical contact sport that often results in injuries from tackling, kicking, running and constant competition for the ball...

  238. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD)

    01 May 2017

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

  239. Autism spectrum disorder (support services)

    22 Jun 2017

    There is a range of services available for children and adults who have autism. These include the provision of information, assessment, early intervention therapies, help at school, behaviour support...

  240. Autism spectrum disorder - tips for parents

    01 May 2017

    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...

  241. Autism spectrum disorder and adults

    12 May 2017

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

  242. Autoimmune disorders

    01 May 2017

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

  243. Autopsy

    12 May 2017

    Immediate family have the right to refuse a hospital post mortem of the deceased and can object to a coronial post mortem...

  244. Avian influenza

    02 May 2017

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

  245. Avocado

    19 Feb 2016 Avocado

    There are many different varieties of avocado available in Australia. The creamy flesh can be eaten raw, in salads and dips and is delicious added to Mexican dishes. Avocados are a good source of...

  246. Avoid food poisoning - Cook Safe [video]

    17 Mar 2016

    Learn how to prepare and cook food safely at home...

    Duration: 1:08

    Tags:
    • Video library,
    • Healthy eating,
    • Environmental health,
    • Environmental health - Food quality and safety
  247. Avoid food poisoning - Eat Safe [video]

    17 Mar 2016 Avoid food poisoning - Eat Safe

    Learn how to make sure your food is safe to eat...

    Duration: 1:30

    Tags:
    • Video library,
    • Healthy eating
  248. Avoid food poisoning - Shop Safe [video]

    17 Mar 2016 Avoid food poisoning - Shop Safe

    Learn how to keep your hot and cold foods separate and shop safely for food...

    Duration: 1:12

    Tags:
    • Video library,
    • Healthy eating,
    • Recipe
  249. Avoid food poisoning - Shop Safe, Store Safe, Cook Safe, Eat Safe [video]

    17 Mar 2016 Avoid food poisoning - Shop Safe, Store Safe, Cook Safe, Eat Safe

    Learn how to handle food safely to avoid food poisoning. Watch Brian, Bobby, Billy and Bernie bacteria as they remind us how to keep bacteria at bay...

    Duration: 4:20

    Tags:
    • Video library,
    • Healthy eating,
    • Recipe
  250. Avoid food poisoning - Store Safe [video]

    17 Mar 2016 Avoid food poisoning - Store Safe

    Learn how to store food safely in your fridge at home...

    Duration: 1:12

    Tags:
    • Video library,
    • Healthy eating,
    • Recipe,
    • Environmental health,
    • Environmental health - Food quality and safety
  251. Avoiding asthma triggers

    24 Aug 2017 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...

  252. Ayurveda

    01 May 2017

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