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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

 

Asthma

Asthma Awareness pages from the Department of Health and Ageing. Includes an overview of asthma with information on taking control of your asthma through a written asthma action plan. Includes links to further information on asthma.

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/Publishing.nsf/Content/health-pq-asthma-index.html

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.

http://www.bladderbowel.gov.au/

Bowel cancer screening program

The National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (the Program) commenced on 1 July 2008 and will offer testing to people turning 50, 55 or 65 years of age between January 2008 and December 2010.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.

http://australia.gov.au/service/bowel-cancer-screening-program

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.

http://www.canceraustralia.gov.au/

Cardiovascular disease

Department of Health and Ageing web page about cardiovascular disease (CVD), the leading cause of death in Australia and the second leading cause of disease burden.

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/chronic-cardio

Chronic diseases

This section of the Department of Health and Ageing site provides information about chronic disease prevention and management. Some health areas covered are arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions, asthma, cancer. cardiovascular disease, diabetes.

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/chronic

Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Scheme

The Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Scheme helps families to meet treatment costs for specialised services for cleft lip and cleft palate conditions. If you are eligible for the scheme you can claim benefits until the age of 28 years, however you must have been registered for the scheme before you turned 22 years.

http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/Medicare/cleft-lip-and-cleft-palate-scheme

Communicable diseases information

This section of the Department of Health and Ageing site provides information a number of communicable diseases such as pandemic influenza, vaccine preventable diseases and sexually transmissible infections.

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/ohp-communic-1

Conditions and diseases

HealthInsite conditions and diseases area is designed to help you easily access information on specific conditions and diseases including cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular and stroke, asthma, mental health, etc.

Healthinsite provides links to some of Australia's most authoritative health organisations and their websites.

http://www.healthinsite.gov.au/topics/Conditions_and_Diseases

Diabetes

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.

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/pq-diabetes

Palliative care

This section of the Department of Health and Ageing site contains information on palliative care - quality of life for people with a life-limiting illness, their families and carers.

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/Palliative%20Care-1

Prostate Health

Information about prostate cancer produced by the Department of Veterans' Affairs to assist with understanding some of the complex issues and management options for men.

http://www.dva.gov.au/health_and_wellbeing/physical_health/mhpe/Pages/prostate.aspx

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.

http://www.sti.health.gov.au/

Veterans' health - AIHW

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) assists the Department of Veterans' Affairs in studies investigating the health of veterans. Veterans' health provides information and links to these health studies.

http://www.aihw.gov.au/veterans-health/

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