Health Resources

ADHD
evaluation tool
Assess your child’s likelihood of having Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Alcohol intake Calculate your weekly alcohol consumption. Find out your weekly total of alcohol units and to see your level of risk.
Alcohol risk Is your alcohol intake putting you at risk?
(AUDIT Questionnnaire)
Body mass index
(BMI)
Are you overweight or obese? Enter your weight and height and find out.
Breast cancer risk Calculate your chance of getting breast cancer
Calcium intake Find out if you are getting enough daily calcium in your diet to keep your bones healthy
Cardiovascular risk Calculate your risk of a heart attack or stroke
Child immunisation calculator Find out if your children are fully vaccinated
Child growth charts Monitor your child’s weight, height, head circumference and BMI as they grow
Depression A confidential test to see if you may be depressed
Diabetes Find out if you are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes in the next 5 years
Erectile dysfunction To assess a man’s erectile function with this questionnaire which is based on the International Index of Erectile Function-5
Fibre (dietary) Calculate your daily dietary fibre intake
Kilojoule and nutrients Calculate your daily kilojoule, carbohydrate, protein and fat intake
Macular degeneration Test yourself for early signs of loss of vision due to macular degeneration with an Amsler chart
Nicotine Dependence How addicted you are to smoking?
Osteoporosis risk Are you at risk of osteoporosis (thin and brittle bones)?
Pregnancy Find out when your baby is due
Prostate symptom score Calculate your prostate symptom severity using the International Prostate Symptoms Score test.
Smoking cost Work out how much money you spend each year on cigarettes
Thrombosis risk What is your risk of developing a blood clot in the next 5 years?

 

Helpful Websites

Comprehensive sites

Australian HealthInsite(Federal govt portal)
myDr
Better Health Channel  (Vic State Health)
NSW Health Dept
Queensland Health
Department of Health and Ageing
ABC Health Matters
Virtual Medical Centre
International Medline Plus (US)
Family Doctor and MayoClinic (US)
Net Doctor and  MedicineNet  (UK)
The Merck Manual Home Edition (US)

Specific topics

Acne All About Acne
Alcohol The Right Mix
Alcoholics Anonymous
Allergy Aust. Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy
Anaphylaxis Australia
Alzheimer’s Disease Alzheimer’s Australia
Arthritis Arthritis Australia
Asthma National Asthma Council
Asthma Foundations of Australia
Bowel and digestive diseases Gastroenterological Society of Australia
Gut Foundation
GastroNet
Bowel cancer National Bowel Cancer Screening Program
Brain disorders Brain Australia
Cancer Cancer Council Australia
American Cancer Society (US)
Cancerbackup (UK)
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre
Coeliac disease The Coeliac Society of Australia
Child abuse (adults) Adults Surviving Child Abuse (ASCA)
Complementary and alternative medicine

(US sites only)

National Centre for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Medline Plus
Diabetes Diabetes Australia
Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute
Glycemic Index
Depression beyondblue
Black Dog Institute
DepressioNet
MoodGYM (free CBT – prevent depression)
Drug and alcohol Australian Drug Information Network
Australian Drug Foundation
National Drugs Campaign
Eating disorders The Butterfly Foundation
Ear Nose Throat American Academy of ENT (US)
ENT UK (UK)
Eczema Eczema Association of Australia
Epilepsy Epilepsy Action
Exercise Active for Life
10,000 Steps
First Aid St John Ambulance Australia
Gambling Gambling Help Online
Glaucoma Glaucoma Australia
Headache Headache Australia
Heart disease National Heart Foundation
Health insurance PrivateHealth.gov.au
Hearing Australian Hearing
Hepatitis Australian Hepatitis Council
Humour Medical Laughter.com
Herpes Australian Herpes Management Forum
HIV medicine Australasian Society for HIV Medicine
Immunisation Immunise Australia
NSW Health
National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance
Incontinence Continence Foundation of Australia
Kidney disease Kidney Health Australia
Lung disease The Australian Lung Foundation
Macular degeneration Macular Degeneration Foundation
Medication National Prescribing Service
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme
Medicare Medicare Australia
Medical dictionary Virtual Medical Centre
Meningitis The Meningitis Centre
Mental health (Australian) Sane Australia
Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety & Depression
Meditation Society of Australia
Mental Health (International) Internet Mental Health (US)
Mentalhelp.net (US)
Nutrition Nutrition Australia
Go For Your Life
Healthy Eating Club
Dietitians Association of Australia
Go for 2 and 5
Multiple sclerosis MS Australia
Orthopaedics American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (US)
Osteoporosis Osteoporosis Australia
International Osteoporosis Foundation
Overweight/obesity How do you measure up?
Swap it, Don’t stop it
Patient support groups myDr support groups
Seniors Seniors.gov.au
Sexual health
Shine SA
Sexually transmitted infection (Govt site)
Skin diseases Royal Australian College of Dermatologists
DermNet (NZ)
Sleep American Academy of Sleep Medicine (US)
National Sleep Foundation (US)
Smoking Quit Now
Quit Victoria
Sports medicine Smartplay
Stroke National Stroke Foundation
Suicide Suicide Prevention Australia
Technology Wear Action – Technology, Fitness and Health
Thyroid disease Australian Thyroid Foundation
Tinnitus Australian Tinnitus Association
Travel medicine smartraveller (Australian government)
Centre for Diseases Control(US)
World Health Organisation (int)
Travel Health Online(US)
Vision Vision Australia

Women’s health

General The Jean Hailes Foundation
Family Planning Association
Women’s and Children’s Hospital, North Adelaide
Breast cancer National Breast Cancer Centre
Breastfeeding Australian Breastfeeding Association
Domestic violence Domestic Violence Resource Centre
Endometriosis Endometriosis (Jean Hailes Foundation)
HPV (cervix cancer) The National HPV Vaccination Program
Infertility Sydney IVF
Mammograms Breastscreen
Menopause Jean Hailes Foundation    Australian Menopause Society
Pap tests Cervical Screening
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome POSSA Australia
Postnatal depression Post and Antenatal Depression Association
Pregnancy, childbirth Birth.com.au
Safer sex girl2girl

Men’s health

General Andrology Australia
Erectile dysfunction Impotence Australia
Relationships Mensline Australia Tel:  1300 78 99 78
Prostate cancer Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia
Lions Australian Prostate Cancer website

Children and Youth Health

General Women’s and Children’s Hospital, North Adelaide
Parenting SA
Child and Youth Health
Royal Adelaide Hospital
KidsHealth (US)
Immunisation Immunise Australia
Australian Childhood Immunisation Register
Immunisation Calculator
Chain of Protection
Kids Help Line Kids Help Line  Tel:  1800 551 800
Mental health Reach Out
headspace (12-25 year olds)
Depression youthbeyondblue
Raising children Raising Children Network
Asthma kidswithasthma (National Asthma Council)
Bullying Bullying. No way!
Sexuality (youth) Your Sex Health
Gay and lesbian Not So Straight
Youth health Somazone
Family breakup CHaTFirst + Family separation (for teens)
Alcohol issues Drinkwise
Smoking OxyGen
Cancer support CanTeen
Child abuse Child Abuse Prevention Service (CAPS)