Depression – Self Help Guidelines Understanding the problem can help with recovery. Good information is available on the Beyond Blue website, the SANE website and Blackdoginstitute website.
Gastroenteritis Gastroenteritis is an infection of the stomach and intestines. It is characterised by varying combinations of Diarrhoea, Abdominal pain, Nausea, Vomiting and sometimes Fever. The infection can be caused by either virus or bacteria.
Remedies for Viral Respiratory Infections in Children As there is still no cure for the "cold" viruses, the aim of treatment is to keep your child comfortable while his/her own immune system fights the infection. An extra 1-2 hours sleep each day/night is highly desirable.
This library includes some of the many different written asthma action plans available.The asthma action plan chosen should be appropriate for the person’s age, treatment regimen, asthma severity, culture, language, literacy level, and ability to self-manage.
The information on this site aims to help people understand and manage their health and medical conditions. It does not replace care provided by medical practitioners and other qualified health professionals.
Three million Australians are currently experiencing anxiety or depression. Every day, nearly eight people take their own lives. Because this affects all of us, we’re equipping everyone in Australia with the knowledge and skills to protect their own mental health. And as well as tackling stigma, prejudice and discrimination, we’re breaking down the barriers that prevent people from speaking up and reaching out.
Carers Australia is the national peak body representing Australia’s unpaid carers, advocating on their behalf to influence policies and services at a national level. It works collaboratively with partners and its member organisations, the Network of state and territory Carers Associations, to deliver a range of essential national carer services.
We represent the more than 413,106 Australians living with dementia and the estimated 291,163 Australians involved in their care.We advocate for the needs of people living with all types of dementia, and for their families and carers, and provide support services, education and information.
Diabetes Australia is a respected and valued source of information, advice and views utilised by government and the community. Our credibility and independence as a national voice allows us to translate knowledge and evidence into advocacy and programs for diabetes.
The Heart Foundation is a charity dedicated to fighting the single biggest killer of Australians – heart disease. For over 50 years, we’ve led the battle to save lives and improve the heart health of all Australians. Our sights are set on a world where people don’t suffer or die prematurely because of heart disease.
Immunisation is a simple, safe and effective way of protecting people against harmful diseases that can cause serious health problems in the community. Immunisation not only protects individuals from life-threatening diseases, but also dramatically reduces transmission in the community.
Kids Health Info fact sheets are useful for: Learning about or increasing your understanding of your or your child’s medical condition. Learning about or increasing your understanding of your or your child’s treatment. Providing a starting point for further questions that you might like to ask your or your child’s doctor, nurse or other healthcare professional.
We believe that parents are best placed to decide what’s right for their children and families based on their own values, circumstances and lifestyles. And we believe that parents are in the best position to make good decisions when they have information based on the best science in parenting and child health and development.
It's easier to learn how to use your inhaler or nasal spray when someone shows you how.Using your asthma or COPD inhaler or allergy nasal spray properly is important. With the right technique, you can be sure the medicine is getting where it needs to.
Monash Women's maternity services have developed a variety of publications and videos in collaboration with consumers and care givers to enhance your experience of maternity care and support your transition to parenthood.
The Australian Dietary Guidelines (the Guidelines) provide up-to-date advice about the amount and kinds of foods that we need to eat for health and wellbeing. The recommendations are based on scientific evidence, developed after looking at good quality research. By following the dietary patterns recommended in the Guidelines, we will get enough of the nutrients essential for good health and also help reduce our risk of chronic health problems such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, some cancers and obesity.
Research shows that giving your baby the common allergy causing foods before they are one year of age can greatly reduce the risk of them developing an allergy to that food. When your baby is ready at around 6 months, but not before 4 months, start to introduce first foods including peanut and well-cooked egg. Delaying the introduction of the common allergy causing foods does not prevent food allergy.Breastfeeding is recommended for the many benefits it provides to both mothers and babies. If breastfeeding, it is important to continue while you introduce solid foods to your baby.
The Royal Children’s Hospital National Child Health Poll is a quarterly, national survey of Australian households shedding new light on the big issues in contemporary child and adolescent health – as told by the Australian public.