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ADHD
ADHD. How to manage it
Is your child hyperactive?
Does a lot of sugar cause hyperactivity in children?

Adolescence
Sexual health. A guide for adolescents.
Teenage periods. What is 'normal'?
Alcohol and your teenager
Youth suicide. What parents can do.

After-hours GP helpline
After-hours GP helpline now available

Alcohol
What teens should know about alcohol
New alcohol guidelines advise lower drinking levels
Alcohol. How much is safe?
Is it safe to drink alcohol in pregnancy?
Alcohol. Drugs to help you stop drinking.
SNAP to a healthy lifestyle!
Alcohol and your teenager
Alcohol. Stick to safe drinking limits
Does drinking alcohol make you fat?
Is a small amount of alcohol harmful?

Allergy
Does my child have a food allergy?
Nut allergy on the rise
Asthma patients. Treat that runny nose!
Does my child need allergy tests?
HAYFEVER. More than a runny nose.
How to treat common eye conditions
Allergy. 10 myths exposed.
Does drinking milk make mucous or cause a runny nose?

Alzheimer's disease
Dementia. Does ginkgo biloba help?
Dementia. Can you reduce your risk?
Could it be Alzheimer's disease?
How can I reduce my risk of developing Alzheimer's disease?
Is it Alzheimer's? What are the warning signs?

AMD
AMD. The leading cause of blindness

AMH test for fertility
Fertility declines with age

Anal fissure
Fissure is a 'pain in the bottom'

Anaphylaxis
ANAPHYLAXIS. A medical emergency (children)

Anorexia nervosa
Does your child have an eating disorder?

Antibiotics
Are antibiotics needed for a cold with yellow or green mucus?
Can antibiotics cause thrush in women?
Middle ear infection. Antibiotics used less.
Can I take antibiotics while on 'the pill'?
Sore throat. Is an antibiotic needed?
Do you really need antibiotics?

Antioxidants
What are antioxidants, and should I be taking them?

Anxiety
Fears and worries part of growing up
How to cope with the financial crisis
Are herbal remedies effective for anxiety?
Six ways to reduce stress

Arthritis
Treat your osteoarthritis without drugs
Medications for osteoarthritis
Does Tai Chi help arthritis and how?
Can my arthritis be cured by changing my diet?

Artificial sweeteners
Are artificial sweeteners in food and drinks safe?

Aspirin
Should healthy people take daily aspirin?
Should aspirin be stopped before an operation?

Asthma
Many children have poor asthma control
Asthma. Are you prepared for winter?
Dust mite control measures no use for asthma
Asthma and COPD. Problems with puffers widespread
Can breathing exercises help ease asthma?
Childhood asthma. First aid for winter attacks
Asthma patients. Treat that runny nose!
Asthma control. What's your score?
Is TOTAL asthma control possible?
What is the emergency treatment for an acute asthma attack?
ASTHMA. Is yours well controlled?
Asthma. Is a preventer needed? (children)
POLLEN ALLERGY. Welcome to spring!
How do you clean an asthma spacer?
New treatment plans for diabetes and asthma.
Asthma. What are your child's triggers?
Childhood asthma. Getting the best control.
Asthma. Use your puffer correctly
Asthma: prevention is the key
New resources for kids with asthma

Autism
New funding package for autism

Back pain
Can herbal remedies help back pain?
ACUTE LOW BACK PAIN. New guidelines.
Back pain. How to prevent it
8 rules for a better back

Bed wetting
Bedwetting. Not so harmless.
BEDWETTING. A genetic condition
Bedwetting: not the child's fault

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)
Good news for prostates

Bioidentical hormones
Menopause. Your questions answered.

Bird flu
How can I avoid bird flu while travelling?

Bladder infection
Bladder infections: often preventable

Blood group
What is my blood group doctor?

Blood pressure
Blood pressure. What can you do?
'White coat' hypertension is common
Can treatment for a head cold raise blood pressure?
Can herbal medicines affect blood pressure?
Blood Pressure. Reaching your target.
Blood pressure and you

Bluebottle sting
How do you treat a bluebottle sting?

Body piercing
Body piercing. How to reduce the risk.

Bowel cancer
Bowel cancer screening program extended
Faulty bowel cancer tests
Should I be tested for bowel cancer?
Free bowel cancer screening
New advice on bowel cancer testing

Breakfast
Can skipping breakfast help you lose weight?

Breast cancer
Breast cancer and young women
Calculate your risk of breast cancer
Breast Cancer. Advances in care
MENOPAUSE. What's new?
BREAST CANCER. What you can do.

Breast conditions
Calculate your risk of breast cancer
Should I have a mammogram, doctor?
Breast changes. Early treatment vital.

Breast pain
Breast pain. Rarely due to cancer.

Bronchiolitis
Bronchiolitis...or is it asthma?

Bronchitis
Acute bronchitis. How is it treated?

Bulimia
Does your child have an eating disorder?

Bullying
Is your child being bullied?

Burns
What is the first aid for burns?

Butter
Butter or margarine?

Calcium
Calcium. The missing nutrient

Cancer
Cancer. Your questions answered
Ovarian cancer. Should I be tested?
Skin cancer. New treatments for BCC
Where can I get more information on cancer?
Free bowel cancer screening
Melanoma. Curable if detected early.
Breast Cancer. Advances in care
Can food reduce your prostate cancer risk?
Cancer of the cervix and HPV
BREAST CANCER. What you can do.
Do mobile phones cause brain cancer?
Prostate cancer. Your questions answered.
Skin cancer. Have you checked yourself lately?
New advice on bowel cancer testing
6 tips to PREVENT cancer
Do people who get cancer usually die from it?

Cannabis
Cannabis. Not as harmless as you think...

Cardiovascular disease
What is your 'absolute' risk of cardiovascular disease?

Cataracts
Cataracts. When should they be removed?

Cervical cancer
When is your next Pap smear due?
HPV vaccination for women over 26 years
Cervical cancer vaccine now free
Cervical cancer vaccine approved
Cancer of the cervix and HPV

Cervical cancer vaccine
What is the deadline for free HPV vaccine?
HPV vaccination for women over 26 years
Cervical cancer vaccine now free
Cervical cancer vaccine approved

Checkups
Health check for four-year olds
Checkups can keep you healthy

Chest pain
What should I do if I have chest pain?

Chickenpox
Fewer injections for children
CHICKENPOX. Vaccine recommended.
Chickenpox. New vaccines.
Chicken pox vaccine now here

Child abuse
Talking about child abuse

Child development
Is my child developing normally?

Child poisoning
Child poisoning. A preventable tragedy.
Where can I get poisons information?

Children
When are child headaches serious?

Chlamydia
Chlamydia. Could you have it?

Choking
What is the first aid for choking?

Cholera
What is the latest vaccine for travellers?
CHOLERA. New vaccine available.

Cholesterol
Cholesterol tests and you
What's new in cholesterol treatment?
Cholesterol. Good news.
Do the new cholesterol-lowering margarines work?
I have high cholesterol. Can I eat prawns and oysters?

Circumcision
Should my baby be circumcised?

Cleaning
Time to come clean at home

Coeliac disease
Coeliac disease. Many cases undiagnosed
Coeliac disease. Could you have it?

Cognitive behaviour therapy
Overcoming stress. The ABCD of CBT.

Cold sores
What's new in treating 'cold sores'?

Comfort eating
Comfort eating. Do you eat to relieve stress?

Condoms
How to use condoms

Conjunctivitis
Conjunctivitis. A sticky problem.

Constipation
Constipation. The facts

Contraception
The Pill now 50 years old!
Which contraceptive is best for you?
Contraceptive ring now available
The Pill. Your questions answered.
What should I do if I miss one or more contraceptive pills?
Can older women take the contraceptive pill?
Can I take antibiotics while on 'the pill'?
New developments in women's health
Is it safe to skip periods if taking the pill?
Contraception. So many choices.
Can St John's Wort interfere with my prescribed medications?
What is the female condom?
How to use condoms
The Pill: your questions answered

COPD
Asthma and COPD. Problems with puffers widespread
COPD. Could you have it?

Cot death
New advice to prevent cot death

Cough
Avoid cough and cold medicines
How long does a chesty cough last?
When the coughing won't stop (child)
Winter coughs. Selecting the right cough mixture

Cough medicines
Avoid cough and cold medicines
Do cough medicines work for colds?
Winter coughs. Selecting the right cough mixture

Cramps
How can I prevent night-time cramps?

Cranberry juice
Can cranberry juice prevent 'cystitis'?

Crohn's disease
IBD: maintenance medication vital

Croup
Croup. New effective treatment.
ôBarkö at night caused by croup

Crying babies
How to cope with a crying baby.
Does your baby cry too much?

cybersafety
Computers, internet, your child

Cystitis
Bladder infections: often preventable

Dental fillings
Amalgam dental fillings are safe

Depression
Could your child be depressed?
What can I do to help beat depression?
How to help a friend with depression
Could YOU be depressed?
Can St John's Wort interfere with my prescribed medications?
Depressed? Help is available
Are you suffering from depression?

Dermatitis
Eczema. The dreaded winter itch.
DERMATITIS. When the itch is too much.
5 tips to control eczema (children)

Detox diets
Are 'detox' diets good for my health?

Diabetes
Diabetes. Regular eye checks are vital.
Diabetes. The hype on hypos
Type 2 diabetes. Do you need insulin?
Diabetes. Check your blood glucose.
DIABETES. How to care for your feet.
DIABETES. Secrets to a long, healthy life.
How does the glycaemic index (GI) help diabetes?
New treatment plans for diabetes and asthma.
Diabetes on the increase

Diarrhoea
Traveller's diarrhoea. Be prepared!
An update on child gastroenteritis.
GASTROENTERITIS. How to stop the runs
Prevent dehydration from ôgastroö (children)

Dietary fat
Dietary fat. The good, the bad and the ugly

Diphtheria
Many adults not immunised

Discipline
Discipline. A positive approach

Divorce
Divorce. Helping the children cope

Domestic violence
Domestic Violence. It's not OK.

Dry eyes
How to treat common eye conditions

DVT
Do 'flight socks' prevent DVT on plane flights?
How do you prevent blood clots when flying?

Ear candling
Ear wax is good for you!

Ear infection
An update on middle ear infection
Middle ear infection. Antibiotics used less.
Swimmer's ear. Most cases can be prevented
Look out for middle ear infections

Earwax
Ear wax is good for you!
How do I remove wax from the ears?

Eating disorders
Does your child have an eating disorder?

Echinacea
Does echinacea prevent colds?

Ecstasy
The agony of ECSTASY

Eczema
Eczema. The dreaded winter itch.
DERMATITIS. When the itch is too much.
5 tips to control eczema (children)

Eggs
Eggs and your health
Asian style omelette

Elderly
How to prevent falls in the elderly
Healthy eating in the elderly. It's never too late.

Emotional eating
Comfort eating. Do you eat to relieve stress?

Endometriosis
Endometriosis. Often diagnosed late

Energy drinks
Do energy drinks really give you wings?

Epilepsy
Epilepsy. 10 tips for better control.
Pregnancy in women with epilepsy.
What do you do if someone has a seizure?
What should you do if someone has a seizure (epileptic fit)?

Erectile dysfunction
Never ignore ED
Erectile dysfunction. A serious matter
New treatment for impotence.
Is sildenafil safe for men with heart disease?
Most erection problems are treatable

Exercise
Is your child getting enough exercise?
Strength training. Good for everyone
Exercise will make you feel great
How much fluid do I need during exercise?
SNAP to a healthy lifestyle!
Good news at last about exercise!

Eye conditions
Conjunctivitis. A sticky problem.
How to treat common eye conditions

Eye drops
Eye drops. What you should know.

Falls (elderly)
How to prevent falls in the elderly

Fatty liver
Fatty liver. The new epidemic

Febrile convulsions
Febrile fits are scary but harmless
Cooling down doesn't prevent fits

Female condoms
What is the female condom?

Fever
Do you believe these myths about fever?
Taking a child's temperature. How and why
Febrile fits are scary but harmless
Fever. Treatment not usually needed.
Cooling down doesn't prevent fits
Does cutting teeth in a child cause fever?
Fever may be good for you!

Fibre
Dietary fibre is vital

Fifth disease
Viral infections: 'fifth' and 'sixth' diseases

Financial stress
How to cope with the financial crisis

Fingernails
Does extra calcium help weak, brittle nails?

Fish oil
Fish oil prevents heart disease
Should I take fish oil capsules every day?

Fissure
Fissure is a 'pain in the bottom'

Flight socks
Do 'flight socks' prevent DVT on plane flights?

Flu
Influenza shots for children
Flu vaccine now free for more people
INFLUENZA. See your doctor early
Treating the flu this winter

Flu vaccination
Influenza vaccination in children
Influenza shots for children
Flu vaccine now free for more people
Can pregnant women have flu injections?
Do pregnant women need flu vaccination?
Do healthy people under 65 need flu vaccination?
Do younger people need flu vaccination?
When should I have my flu injection?
Flu injections. Have you had yours yet?
When is the flu vaccine available?
Flu injections. Not just for the elderly.
Flu shots. New guidelines.
FREE flu shots available NOW
Flu shots free for elderly

Fluids
How much daily fluid do you need?

FODMAP diet
Taming the tiger in your tummy

Folate (folic acid)
What to do before falling pregnant

Food poisoning
Why is the christmas turkey a health hazard?

Foreskin
Should parents clean under a boy's foreskin?

Fussy eaters
FUSSY EATERS? Try these tips.
Are meal times a battle?

Gastric band surgery
Surgery for weight loss

Gastroenteritis
Rotavirus vaccine now free
New vaccines for gastro available
An update on child gastroenteritis.
GASTROENTERITIS. How to stop the runs
Prevent dehydration from ôgastroö (children)

Generic medicines
Generic medicines. Are they safe?

Genetically modified food
What is genetically modified food, and is it safe?

Genital herpes
GENITAL HERPES. Could you have it?
Genital herpes can be treated

Genital warts
HPV vaccine now approved for males

Ginger
Is there a natural cure for morning sickness?

Ginkgo
Dementia. Does ginkgo biloba help?
How can I reduce my risk of developing Alzheimer's disease?
What is the herb ginkgo used for?

Glaucoma
Could you have glaucoma?
GLAUCOMA. The 'sneak thief of sight'

Glucosamine
Is there a herbal remedy for osteoarthritis?
Osteoarthritis. New help

Glue ear
Glue ears. Do grommets help?
Does your child have glue ear?

Gluten
Coeliac disease. Could you have it?

Glycemic index
Glycemic index. Benefits for all.
How does the glycaemic index (GI) help diabetes?

GP management plan
What is a GPMP (GP Management Plan)?

Grapefruit juice
Does grapefruit juice interact with medicines?

Growing pains
Growing pains. Are they a myth?

GST
Most health services are GST-free
Will I have to pay GST to visit the doctor after 1st July 2000?

Gum disease (gingivitis)
Clean teeth might save your life!

Haemorrhoids
Relief available for haemorrhoid sufferers

Hair conditions
Can stress cause your hair to go grey?

Hair loss
HAIR LOSS. The bald facts!
I lose a lot of hair every day. Am I going bald?

Hand, foot and mouth disease
Hand, foot and mouth disease

Hangover
How can I prevent a hangover this Xmas?

Happiness
Are you happy?

Hawthorn
Is there a proven herbal remedy for heart failure?

Hayfever
Asthma patients. Treat that runny nose!
HAYFEVER. More than a runny nose.
POLLEN ALLERGY. Welcome to spring!
Sneezing season here again!

Head colds
How to avoid getting sick this winter
Can you catch a head cold from being cold?
Cold facts about common colds
Are antibiotics needed for a cold with yellow or green mucus?
Can treatment for a head cold raise blood pressure?
Do cough medicines work for colds?
Head colds in children. Frequent in winter months.
Is it safe to fly with a head cold?
Does echinacea prevent colds?
How long should you use nose spray/drops for a cold?
Frequent ôcoldsö are normal
Hot tips for winter colds

Head lice
Nit busting. New strategy advised.
Head lice. How to get rid of them

Headache
When are child headaches serious?
Migraine. Early treatment is vital
Tension: a very common cause of headaches
Migraines: a special kind of headache

Health assessment
What is an older person's 'health assessment' and who is eligible?

Health insurance
Which health insurance policy is best for me?

Healthy eating
Healthy eating in the elderly. It's never too late.

Healthy lifestyle
SNAP to a healthy lifestyle!

Hearing loss
Listen hear!

Heart attack
Don't ignore affairs of the heart (women)
Should healthy people take daily aspirin?
Cut your heart attack and stroke risk
What should I do if I have chest pain?
HEART ATTACK. How to avoid having one.
Heart attack? Go to hospital

Heart failure
Is there a proven herbal remedy for heart failure?

Heartburn
Heartburn. The good news.
Relief for heartburn sufferers.

Heavy periods
Teenage periods. What is 'normal'?
Many options for heavy periods

Helicobacter pylori
HELICOBACTER...what?
Important news for ulcer sufferers

Hepatitis A
Hepatitis A, typhoid vaccination for travellers
How many injections are needed for combined hepatitis A/B cover?
Hepatitis A. Travellers beware!
Hepatitis A can be prevented

Hepatitis A/B
How many injections are needed for combined hepatitis A/B cover?
How long before travel is hepatitis A/B vaccination given?

Hepatitis B
How many injections are needed for combined hepatitis A/B cover?
New vaccination guide out
Hepatitis B shots for all babies
Who needs hepatitis B shots?

Hepatitis C
Better therapy for hepatitis C.
Hepatitis C: a new epidemic

Herbal medicines
Can herbal remedies help back pain?
Prostate blues. Don't suffer in silence!
Take care with herbal medicines
Are herbal medicines completely safe?
Are herbal remedies effective for anxiety?
Can herbal medicines affect blood pressure?
Is there a herbal remedy for osteoarthritis?
MENOPAUSE. What's new?
Is there a natural cure for morning sickness?
Do natural therapies help the menopause?
What is the herb ginkgo used for?
Can St John's Wort interfere with my prescribed medications?
Are any herbal remedies effective against depression?
Does echinacea prevent colds?

Herpes
What's new in treating 'cold sores'?
Genital herpes can be treated

Hives
Hives itch can 'drive you crazy'!

Home Medicines Review
What is an HMR (Homes Medicine Review)?

House dust
Dust mite control measures no use for asthma

HPV
Pap smears still needed after HPV vax
HPV vaccine now approved for males
When is your next Pap smear due?
What is the deadline for free HPV vaccine?
HPV vaccination for women over 26 years
Cancer of the cervix and HPV

HRT
Hormone therapy. Back in favour.
Hormone therapy. The latest advice.
MENOPAUSE. What's new?
HRT. What are the risks?

Humor
Funny bones (Summer 2012)
Surgery for dummies (Autumn 2012)
Funny bones (Summer 2011)
Memories... (Fun Stuff spring 2011)
Fun stuff (winter 2011)
Fun stuff (autumn 2011)
Chocoholics' guide to a balanced diet
Reflections on old age
Laughter is the best medicine
What's in a name? (joke)
Swine flu news
Fun stuff (spring 2009)
Fun stuff (Winter 2009)
You're joking!
How to lose weight (joke)
Funny bones
Healthy humour
Funny bones
Healthy Humour
Healthy humour
Funny bones
Funny bones
Healthy humour
Funny bones
Funny Bones
Healthy humour.
Medical madness (jokes)
Diet rules (joke)
Funny bones
Silent but deadly (Humour)
On a humorous note...
Laugh your way to good health!
The lighter side of life...
Laughter, the best medicine!
Gonzo's medical guide. Part 2.
Heard recently at the surgery...
Gonzo's medical guide. Part 1.

Hypoglycemia
Diabetes. The hype on hypos

IBS
What works for Irritable Bowel Syndrome?
Irritable bowel syndrome. A real pain!

Ice
Using 'ice' is not cool

Immunisation
Rabies. How to reduce your risk
Free flu vaccine for many Australians
Pneumococcal booster for 1-3 year olds
Pap smears still needed after HPV vax
Pertussis. Protect your baby
HPV vaccine now approved for males
Is your child fully vaccinated?
Flu vaccination available again for children under five
Influenza shots for children
Flu vaccine now free for more people
When is your next Pap smear due?
Adult whooping cough vaccine FREE for a limited time
Shingles vaccine for adults over 60 years
Swine flu vaccine for adults
Swine flu vaccine for kids
What is the deadline for free HPV vaccine?
Do you need mumps vaccination?
Do pregnant women need flu vaccination?
What vaccinations does my child still need?
HPV vaccination for women over 26 years
Many adults not immunised
Fewer injections for children
Free pneumococcal vaccine (adults)
What's new in child immunisation?
Whooping cough shots for teenagers
Pneumococcal shots for all babies
Is your child fully vaccinated?
Pneumonia vax.
Should adults have measles, mumps and rubella immunisation?
New vaccination guide out
Hepatitis B shots for all babies
New child vaccination timetable
Common myths about immunisation
Teenagers need vaccinations, too
Vaccination side effects usually mild

Impetigo
Impetigo. Now showing at a school near you!

Impotence
Never ignore ED
Erectile dysfunction. A serious matter
New treatment for impotence.
Sildenafil for impotence: the facts
Most erection problems are treatable

Incontinence
Overactive bladder. No need to suffer silently
Urinary incontinence? Please ask for help

Infant feeding
The latest advice on infant feeding
Which infant formula should I use?
When should babies stop bottle feeding?
What's new in infant feeding?
Infant feeding questions answered

Infertility
Fertility declines with age
Getting pregnant. Not always so easy.
Do men's jockey underpants reduce fertility?

Inflammatory bowel disease
IBD: maintenance medication vital

Influenza
Free flu vaccine for many Australians
How to avoid getting sick this winter
Flu vaccination available again for children under five
Influenza shots for children
Flu vaccine now free for more people
INFLUENZA. See your doctor early
Treating the flu this winter

Insulin
Type 2 diabetes. Do you need insulin?

Internet
Computers, internet, your child

Iodine
Iodine supplement vital in pregnancy
Are you getting enough iodine?

Iron deficiency
Dietary iron. Are you getting enough?

Irritable bowel syndrome
Taming the tiger in your tummy
What works for Irritable Bowel Syndrome?
Irritable bowel syndrome. A real pain!

IUD
What is an IUS (Intrauterine System)?
New developments in women's health
Contraception. So many choices.

Jet lag
Jet lag. How to prevent it.

KIdney disease
Do you need a kidney health check?

Lactose intolerance
Lactose intolerance, Could you have it?

Lesbians
Do lesbians need regular Pap smears?

Lifestyle
SNAP to a healthy lifestyle!

Listeriosis
Avoid listeria in pregnancy
Pregnancy. Healthy eating is vital.

Liver cleansing
Fatty liver. The new epidemic

Lunch box
Give your child a cool lunch box!

Lymphoedema
Swollen arm or leg after cancer treatment

Macular degeneration
AMD. The leading cause of blindness

Malaria
Malaria. How to reduce your risk.
Malaria. Avoiding mosquito bites is the key

Male menopause
Does 'male menopause' exist?

Mammograms
Should I have a mammogram, doctor?
Should YOU have regular mammograms?

Margarine
Butter or margarine?

Marijuana
Cannabis. Not as harmless as you think...

Measles
Increased measles in Australia
Should adults have measles, mumps and rubella immunisation?
Measles outbreak coming

Medical certificate
Can I have a sickness certificate?

Medical kit (travel)
What to take in your holiday medical kit

Medicare
How does the MedicarePlus safety net work?

Medicines
Medicines in pregnancy. What is safe?
What is an HMR (Homes Medicine Review)?
Giving medicines to young children
How can I remember to take my pills?
Where can I get more information about my medicines?
Tips to get the medicine down!
When should old medicines be thrown out?

Melanoma
Melanoma. Curable if detected early.

Men's health
Men's health often neglected

Meningococcal infection
Free meningococcal vaccine available.
Meningococcal infection

Menopause
Menopause. Your questions answered.
Hormone therapy. Back in favour.
Hormone therapy. The latest advice.
MENOPAUSE. What's new?
HRT. What are the risks?
Do natural therapies help the menopause?
The menopause. What are your options?

Menorrhagia
Many options for heavy periods
Teenage periods. What is 'normal'?

Metabolic syndrome
Do you have metabolic syndrome?

Middle ear infection
Middle ear infection. Antibiotics used less.
Look out for middle ear infections

Migraine
Could your headaches be migraines?
Migraine. Early treatment is vital
Migraines: a special kind of headache

MIscarriage
Miscarriage. Is it your fault?

MMR
Should adults have measles, mumps and rubella immunisation?
Measles outbreak coming

Mobile phones
Do mobile phones cause brain cancer?

Multiple sclerosis
New treatment for multiple sclerosis

Mumps
Do you need mumps vaccination?
Should adults have measles, mumps and rubella immunisation?

Nails
Does extra calcium help weak, brittle nails?

Nappy rash
Nappy rash. How to prevent it
Nappy rash. Simple care usually works.

Needle-stick injuries
What is the risk from treading on a discarded needle?

Nose sprays
How long should you use nose spray/drops for a cold?

Nut allergy
Does my child have a food allergy?
Nut allergy on the rise

Nutrition
Taming the tiger in your tummy
Calcium. The missing nutrient
Your nutrition questions answered
Healthy eating in the elderly. It's never too late.
Are meal times a battle?
Are bread and potatoes fattening?

Nuts
Nut allergy on the rise
Nuts on the menu

Omega-3
New recommendations for omega-3 intake

Online health
Your Health online
Online health. Where to find it.

Osteoarthritis
Treat your osteoarthritis without drugs
Medications for osteoarthritis
Does Tai Chi help arthritis and how?
Osteoarthritis. New help
Can my arthritis be cured by changing my diet?

Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis. Are you at risk?
New treatment for osteoporosis
OSTEOPOROSIS. Could YOU have it?
Osteoporosis. Are you at-risk?
Osteoporosis CAN be prevented

Ovarian cancer
New resources for ovarian cancer
Ovarian cancer. Should I be tested?

Overactive bladder
Overactive bladder. No need to suffer silently

Overweight
Lose weight and keep it off long-term
Weight control. Four strategies that work
Losing weight. Do it slowly
Comfort eating. Do you eat to relieve stress?
Weight control tips
Weight loss. What's new?
Surgery for weight loss
Do you have metabolic syndrome?
Are very low carbohydrate diets safe?
Can skipping breakfast help you lose weight?
Drugs to help you lose weight.
The secret to weight control
How can I avoid weight gain at Christmas?
Does drinking alcohol make you fat?
Are bread and potatoes fattening?
Dietary fat is the secret to weight control

Overweight (child)
Is your child overweight?
Overweight children. An epidemic

Pain killers
Which pain killer: paracetamol or aspirin?

Panic disorder
Don't panic. Help is here.

Pap smears
Pap smears still needed after HPV vax
When is your next Pap smear due?
New developments in women's health
Pap smears. Needed every 2 years.
Do lesbians need regular Pap smears?
Pap smears: are you up-to-date?
Regular Pap Smears could save your life!

Paracetamol
Medications for osteoarthritis
Paracetamol. Safe pain relief.
Fever may be good for you!
Which pain killer: paracetamol or aspirin?

Peptic ulcer
HELICOBACTER...what?
Important news for ulcer sufferers

Period pain
Teenage periods. What is 'normal'?
Period pain? No need to suffer.

Periods - heavy
Teenage periods. What is 'normal'?
Many options for heavy periods

Periods - teenage
Teenage periods. What is 'normal'?

Pertussis
Pertussis. Protect your baby
Many adults vulnerable to whooping cough
Whooping cough vaccine for adults
Many adults not immunised
Whooping cough shots for teenagers
Is there a whooping cough vaccine for adults?
Whooping cough. Many adult cases.

Phytoestrogens
What are phytoestrogens and are they good for you?

PMS
PMS. You don't have to put up with it
Premenstrual syndrome: how to get relief

Pneumococcal vaccination (children)
Pneumococcal booster for 1-3 year olds
Free pneumococcal vaccine for kids
What's new in child immunisation?
Pneumococcal shots for all babies
New pneumococcal vax for kids

Pneumonia vaccination (adults)
Free pneumococcal vaccine (adults)
What is the latest vaccination advice for smokers?
Pneumonia vax.

Poisoning
Child poisoning. A preventable tragedy.
Where can I get poisons information?

Polio
Fewer injections for children

Pollen allergy
Asthma patients. Treat that runny nose!
POLLEN ALLERGY. Welcome to spring!

Polycystic ovary syndrome
PCOS. A common and serious condition.

Postnatal depression
Understanding postnatal depression

Pregnancy
Iodine supplement vital in pregnancy
Medicines in pregnancy. What is safe?
Can pregnant women have flu injections?
Avoid listeria in pregnancy
Do pregnant women need flu vaccination?
What to do before falling pregnant
Is it safe to drink alcohol in pregnancy?
Pregnancy. Healthy eating is vital.
Pregnancy in women with epilepsy.
Is there a natural cure for morning sickness?
Getting pregnant. Not always so easy.
Planning to get pregnant soon?

Premature ejaculation
Treatment of premature ejaculation

Prescriptions
How soon can you go back to the chemist for repeat scripts?

Privacy
Your privacy is our business.

Probiotics
What are 'probiotics' used for?

Prostate
Good news for prostates
Prostate testing. It's your choice
Serenoa repens no help for enlarged prostate
Prostate blues. Don't suffer in silence!
Should I have a prostate test, doc?
Common questions about the prostate

Prostate cancer
Prostate testing. It's your choice
Can food reduce your prostate cancer risk?
Prostate cancer. Your questions answered.

Psoriasis
Psoriasis. A distressing skin condition

Rabies
Rabies. How to reduce your risk

Recipe
Ricotta, tomato & basil torte (gluten free)
Chicken Waldorf Salad
Bircher muesli
Singapore Noodles
Volcano breakfast buns (egg, ham and cheese filled breakfast rolls)
Steak & caramelised onion sandwiches with mustard cream
Mini Peanut Butter Cookie Tarts
Roast tomato frittata
Olive and coriander lamb patties with cumin
Chicken noodle soup
Banana and raisin bran muffins
Beans with pecans and macadamias
Stir fry chicken
Asian style omelette
Pasta Pepperonata
Vegetable Frittata
Tuscan apple cake
Smoked fish salad with potatoes and lemon breadcrumbs
Potato soup
Low-fat pavlova
Smoked Salmon, Asparagus and Lemon Fettuccine
Mediterranean Lasagne
Chicken and lentil cacciatore
Chargrilled chicken with mango salad
Lamb fillet salad
Tasmanian atlantic salmon
Tomato fish casserole
Spanish beef salad
Minestrone magic!
Summer berry pudding
Lemon chicken and almonds

Red meat
How much red meat?

Referrals
How long are specialist referrals valid?

Reflexology
No support for reflexology

Reflux
Heartburn. The good news.
Relief for heartburn sufferers.

Reflux (infant)
Reflux. Common but rarely serious.
Reflux in infants. Thickeners not effective

Resistance training
Strength training. Good for everyone

Restless legs
New treatment for restless legs

Ringworm
Do you have itchy feet?

Roseola Infantum
Viral infections: 'fifth' and 'sixth' diseases

Rotavirus vaccine
Rotavirus vaccine now free
New vaccines for gastro available

Rubella
Should adults have measles, mumps and rubella immunisation?
New vaccination guide out

Salt
Are you eating too much salt?

SARS
All about SARS

Schizophrenia
SCHIZOPHRENIA. Not a split personality.

School exclusion periods
Can he go back to school?

School lunch box
Give your child a cool lunch box!

Serenoa repens
Serenoa repens no help for enlarged prostate

Sexual health (adolescents)
Sexual health. A guide for adolescents.

Shingles
Shingles vaccine for adults over 60 years
Shingles. Early treatment is vital.

Sibling rivalry
Sibling rivalry. What parents can do

Sickness certificate
Can I have a sickness certificate?

Sinusitis
Sinusitis. Do you need antibiotics?

Sixth disease
Viral infections: 'fifth' and 'sixth' diseases

Skin cancer
Can you spot the sunspots
Solariums. Is a tan worth dying for?
Skin cancer. New treatments for BCC
Melanoma. Curable if detected early.
Skin cancer. Have you checked yourself lately?
Detect skin cancer early

Skin care
Are you taking care of your skin barrier?

Slapped cheek syndrome
Viral infections: 'fifth' and 'sixth' diseases

Sleep
Sleeping pills. Do you really need them?
10 tips for better sleep
A good night's sleep

Sleep (child)
Does your child snore?
It's your turn to get up!

Sleep apnoea
Does your child snore?
Snoring can be more serious than you think!

Smoking
Women who smoke at greater risk
World No Tobacco Day
Who wants to quit smoking?
Smoking. Are you ready to quit?
Nicotine replacement. Myths and facts
Smoking. Your New Year's resolution?
What is the latest vaccination advice for smokers?
SNAP to a healthy lifestyle!
Is light cigarette smoking harmful?
NICOTINE LOZENGES. A new aid for smokers.
Smoking. You CAN quit!
Does the new anti-smoking drug (bupropion) work?
Can smoking cigarettes cause blindness?
Nicotine patches now cheaper
Quitting smoking may be easier than you think

Snake/spider bites
Snakes and spiders: how to treat bites

Snoring
Does your child snore?
Snoring can be more serious than you think!

Solariums
Solariums. Is a tan worth dying for?
Are solariums and sunlamps safe for getting a suntan?

Sore throat
Sore throat. Can your doctor help? (children)
Sore throat. Is an antibiotic needed?
When should tonsils be removed?

Sports injuries
How to avoid sports injuries

St John's Wort
Can St John's Wort interfere with my prescribed medications?
Are any herbal remedies effective against depression?

Sterilisation
Sterilisation. Him or her?

STI (sexually transmitted infections)
What is the deadline for free HPV vaccine?
Should you have an STI check?
GENITAL HERPES. Could you have it?
Chlamydia. Could you have it?
How to use condoms
Genital herpes can be treated

Strength training
Strength training. Good for everyone

Stress
Overcoming stress. The ABCD of CBT.
How to cope with the financial crisis
Can stress cause your hair to go grey?
Six ways to reduce stress

Stroke
Cut your heart attack and stroke risk
Tia and stroke are emergencies
Stroke can be prevented.

Suicide
Youth suicide. What parents can do.

Sun protection
Be SunSmart this summer!
Sun dangerous to kids' skin

Sunburn
Can I get sunburnt through the glass while driving in a car?
How do you treat sunburn?

Sunspots
Can you spot the sunspots

Sweating
Hands up if you sweat too much!

Swimmer's ear
Swimmer's ear
Swimmer's ear. Most cases can be prevented

Swine flu
Swine flu update #2
Get a swine flu shot
Swine flu vaccine for adults
Swine flu vaccine for kids
Swine flu update

Tai chi
Does Tai Chi help arthritis and how?

Taking medicine
Giving medicines to young children
Tips to get the medicine down!

Tantrums
Tantrums. A normal part of growing up

Tax deduction
Are medical expenses tax-deductible?

Teeth cleaning
Clean teeth might save your life!

Teething
'Baby' teeth. What you need to know
Does cutting teeth in a child cause fever?

Tension headache
Tension: a very common cause of headaches

Testicles
Your testicles. A user's guide.

Testicular cancer
Your testicles. A user's guide.

Tetanus
Many adults not immunised
New vaccination guide out
Many adults not safe from Tetanus

Threadworms
Yuk! Does my child have worms?

Thrombosis
Do 'flight socks' prevent DVT on plane flights?
How do you prevent blood clots when flying?

Thrush
THRUSH. Your questions answered.
Can antibiotics cause thrush in women?
Thrush: a common infection in women

TIA (transient ischaemic attack)
Tia and stroke are emergencies

Tinea
Do you have itchy feet?

Tinea of the nails
What is wrong with my nail, doctor?

Tiredness
Do you feel constantly run-down?
Doctor, I'm tired all the time

Toilet training
Toilet training. When to start?

Tonsillitis
When should tonsils be removed?

Travel preparation
Bon voyage! Staying healthy overseas.
Travelling overseas with medicines
Are your travel shots up-to-date?
What to take in your holiday medical kit

Traveller's Diarrhoea
Traveller's diarrhoea. Be prepared!

Triglycerides
Triglycerides. The forgotten fat.

Tubal ligation
Sterilisation. Him or her?

Typhoid
Typhoid fever. New oral vaccine
Hepatitis A, typhoid vaccination for travellers

Ulcer
HELICOBACTER...what?
Important news for ulcer sufferers

Ulcerative colitis
IBD: maintenance medication vital

Vaginal discharge
Vaginal discharge. Is it an infection?

Vasectomy
Vasectomy. The facts.
Sterilisation. Him or her?

Vegetarian diet
Dietary iron. Are you getting enough?
Vegetarian diet. Is yours well balanced?

Vitamin C
Does taking regular vitamin C prevent colds?

Vitamin D
Be SunSmart this summer!
Vitamin D. Are you running on empty?

Vitamins
Does my child need vitamins?
Do you need vitamin pills?

Waiting
Waiting for your doctor

Walking stick
Which hand should you use for a walking stick?

White coat hypertension
'White coat' hypertension is common

Whooping cough
Pertussis. Protect your baby
Adult whooping cough vaccine FREE for a limited time
Many adults vulnerable to whooping cough
Whooping cough vaccine for adults
Many adults not immunised
Whooping cough shots for teenagers
Is there a whooping cough vaccine for adults?
Whooping cough. Many adult cases.

Women's Health
New developments in women's health

Worms
Yuk! Does my child have worms?

Worry
Are you a worrier? Here's some help.

Your doctor
Seven ways to get more from your doctor



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