Cardiovascular Risk Factors

Knowing your risks is the first step to avoiding a heart attack or stroke. Heart disease is the single biggest killer of Australians, but it can mostly be prevented. There’s no one cause for heart disease, but the ...

Menopause

Menopause occurs when there has been a change in a woman’s reproductive hormones and the ovaries are no longer able to release any eggs. You will know that menopause has taken place if you have had no periods for 1 ...

Shingles

Shingles is an infection in a nerve caused by the chickenpox virus. Usually it is a reactivation of the chickenpox virus lying dormant in the root of the nerve in the brain or spinal cord. The dormant virus can be st ...

The Sniffles

Common colds are infectious diseases of the upper airways that are generally characterised by a sore throat and often accompanied by other symptoms including a runny nose, coughing , sneezing and a fever. There are w ...

Hepatitis C

HEPATITIS C can be cured NOW! Yes, you did read that right. Hepatitis C can now be cured. There is a new group of medicines available for people living with long term Hepatitis C. Thy are listed under the PBS whic ...