Diseases and Conditions

HealthDirect is a Commonwealth Government of Australia initiative, funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing. It aims to improve the health of Australians by providing easy access to quality information about human health.

Click on the desired topic's to find out more about that particular disease or condition.

 

AIDS and HIV
HealthDirect topic page linking resources relating to AIDS and HIV.  
Allergies and Hypersensitivities
HealthDirect topic page linking resources relating to allergies and hypersensitivities.
Alzheimer's Disease
HealthDirect topic page linking resources relating to Alzheimer's Disease.
Anxiety
HealthDirect topic page linking to resources about various forms of anxiety disorders (including obsessive compulsive and panic disorders) and fears and support services for people suffering from them.
Arthritis
HealthDirect topic page linking to information on arthritis and specific topic pages on rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.
Asthma
HealthDirect topic page linking to resources which explain what is asthma, its causes, management, support services and statistics.
Autism
HealthDirect topic page linking to information for parents and health professionals on autism spectrum disorders, including Asperger's syndrome.
Autoimmune Diseases
HealthDirect linking resources relating to autoimmune diseases, including systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE or lupus), rheumatoid arthritis, insulin-dependent diabetes and multiple sclerosis (MS).
Breast Cancer
HealthDirect topic page linking to resources relating to breast cancer, including prevention, treatment, risk factors and issues associated with living with breast cancer.
Cancer
HealthDirect topic page linking to resources on the various types of cancer, including prevention, risk factors, treatment, support services and statistics.
Child Health
HealthInsite topic page linking to resources on health issues that affect children, from babies and toddlers to young people. Includes childhood illnesses, accidents and injuries, and support for children having problems.
Chronic Disease Management
HealthDirect topic page linking resources relating to chronic pain and injury. Topics covered include arthritis, asthma, cancer, diabetes, heart health, vascular health, stroke, hypertension, kidney disease, and injury prevention.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
HealthDirect topic page linking resources relating to chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), with a link to a specific topic page on fibromyalgia.
Deep Vein Thrombosis
HealthDirect topic page linking to resources which cover deep vein thrombosis (DVT), or as it is also known, "economy class syndrome".
Dementia
HealthDirect topic page on information on dementia and support services for sufferers, their carers and their families.
Depression
HealthDirect topic page linking to resources relating to depression and its types, risk factors, prevention and support services.
Diabetes
HealthInsite topic page linking to resources relating to diabetes and its types, prevention, treatment, risk factors, complications, support services and statistics.
Digestion
HealthDirect topic page linking resources relating to digestion and stomach disorders.
Drugs
HealthDirect topic page covering social, recreational or habitual use of drugs and substances, including alcohol, tobacco, amphetamines, cannabis, cocaine and heroin.
Heart and Vascular Health
HealthDirect topic page linking to resources which cover key areas of interest, such as risk factors, prevention and treatment of heart, stroke and vascular disease.
Hepatitis
HealthDirect topic page linking resources relating to hepatitis. 
Hypertension
HealthDirect topic page linking resources relating to High Blood Pressure (hypertension). 
Immunisation and Vaccine Preventable Diseases
HealthDirect topic page linking to resources on immunisation, a variety of vaccine-preventable diseases and their symptoms, including chickenpox, diptheria, HPV vaccine, whooping cough, meningococcal disease, hepatitis, haemophilus influenzae type B (HIB), measles, mumps and rubella, poliomyelitis and tetanus.
Infectious Diseases
HealthDirect topic page linking resources relating to infectious diseases, including viruses, parasitic, fungal and bacterial infections.
International Health Travel Advice
HealthDirect topic page linking to resources about travel health advice.
Kidney Diseases
HealthDirect topic page linking to resources about kidney diseases.
Low Blood Pressure
HealthDirect topic page linking to resources which provide easy access to health information regarding low blood pressure (hypotension)
Medicines
HealthDirect topic page linking to resources on the use of pharmaceutical or prescription drugs and medications.
Meningococcal Disease
HealthDirect topic page linking resources to information on the various types of Meningitis and meningococcal infections, their sources and symptoms.
Mental Health and Wellbeing
HealthDirect topic page linking to information relating to mental illness, what it is, prevention, early intervention, management and mental health promotion, as well as mental health statistics, research and suicide prevention.
Musculoskeletal conditions
HealthDirect topic page linking resources relating to musculoskeletal disorders, including osteoporosis and other bone, joint, spinal and muscular diseases.
Nervous System Diseases
HealthDirect topic page linking information on alzheimer's, cerebral palsy, chronic fatigue syndrome, CJD, dementia, vision impairments, fibromyalgia, meningitis, migraine, MS, muscular dystrophy, paralysis, parkinson's disease and stroke, and a range of resources on other nervous system diseases.
Osteoporosis
HealthDirect topic page linking to information on osteoporosis.
Parkinson's Disease
HealthDirect topic page linking resources relating to Parkinson's Disease. Introductory information on this topic will be added in the near future.
Physiotherapy
HealthInsite topic page linking to resources on physiotherapy, including the Physiotherapy Evidence Database.
Prostate Cancer
HealthDirect topic page linking resources relating to prostate cancer. 
Reviews of Evidence Based Medicine
HealthDirect topic page on reviewing the evidence for health treatment and interventions.
Skin Cancer and Melanomas
HealthDirect topic page linking to resources relating to skin cancer, including prevention, treatment and risk factors.
Stroke
HealthDirect topic page linking to resources relating to stroke and its prevention, treatment, risk factors, support services and statistics.

Support Services

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