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Diseases and conditions


Information about what asthma is and how you can control your asthma through a written action plan. Includes links to further references on asthma.

Department of Health

Bladder and Bowel Website

The Department of Health website provides information and advice on the prevention and management of bladder control and bowel problems. It also provides information on continence health promotion, early intervention and support for consumers, their families and carers, as well as health professionals, service providers and researchers.

Department of Health

Cancer Australia

Cancer Australia works to reduce the impact of cancer and improve the well being of those diagnosed by ensuring that evidence informs cancer prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment and supportive care.

Cancer Australia

Cardiovascular disease

A leading cause of death in Australia and one of the health areas which contributes to the burden of illness and injury.

Department of Health

Chronic diseases

Information about chronic disease prevention and management. Some health areas covered include arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions, asthma, cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, mental health and obesity.

Department of Health

Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Scheme

Helps families who are eligible to meet treatment costs for specialised services for cleft lip and cleft palate conditions.

Department of Human Services

Communicable diseases information

Information on some of the activities of the Office of Health Protection (OHP) in managing a number of communicable diseases such as influenza, foodborne diseases, yellow fever, vaccine preventable diseases and sexually transmissible infections in Australia.

Department of Health


Diabetes mellitus is a condition where the body cannot maintain normal blood glucose levels. It is a significant cause of death and disability in Australia and is increasing in prevalence worldwide.

Department of Health

Health A-Z of conditions and diseases

Provides easy access information on specific conditions and diseases including cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular and stroke, asthma, mental health, etc. Healthdirect provides links to some of Australia's most authoritative health organisations and their websites.

healthdirect Australia

National Bowel Cancer Screening Program

Offers testing to people turning 50, 55, 60 or 65 years of age. Bowel cancer can be treated successfully if detected in its early stages, but currently less than 40 per cent of bowel cancers are detected early.

Department of Health

Palliative care

Provides information and resources about receiving palliative care - quality of life for people with life-limiting illness, their families and carers.

Department of Health

STIs - Sexually Transmissible Infections

Think STIs don't happen to people like you? You could have an STI without even knowing as many STIs don't have symptoms.
Information on chlamydia, gonorrhoea, herpes, HIV/AIDS, HPV, syphilis and other STIs.

Department of Health

Veterans' health

Provides information and links to AIHW studies investigating the health of veterans.

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

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