Diseases and Conditions

HealthInsite 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.

Health Topic page AIDS and HIV
HealthInsite topic page linking resources relating to AIDS and HIV. Introductory information on this topic will be added in the near future.
Health Topic page Allergies and Hypersensitivities
HealthInsite topic page linking resources relating to allergies and hypersensitivities.
Health Topic page Alzheimer's Disease
HealthInsite topic page linking resources relating to Alzheimer's Disease.
Health Topic page Anxiety and Fears
HealthInsite 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.
Health Topic page Arthritis
HealthInsite topic page linking to information on arthritis and specific topic pages on rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.
Health Topic page Asthma
HealthInsite topic page linking to resources which explain what is asthma, its causes, management, support services and statistics.
Health Topic page Autism
HealthInsite topic page linking to information for parents and health professionals on autism spectrum disorders, including Asperger's syndrome.
Health Topic page Autoimmune Diseases
HealthInsite topic page linking resources relating to autoimmune diseases, including systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE or lupus), rheumatoid arthritis, insulin-dependent diabetes and multiple sclerosis (MS).
Health Topic page Breast Cancer
HealthInsite topic page linking to resources relating to breast cancer, including prevention, treatment, risk factors and issues associated with living with breast cancer.
Health Topic page Cancer
HealthInsite topic page linking to resources on the various types of cancer, including prevention, risk factors, treatment, support services and statistics.
Health Topic page 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.
Health Topic page Chronic Conditions and Injury
HealthInsite 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.
Health Topic page Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
HealthInsite topic page linking resources relating to chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), with a link to a specific topic page on fibromyalgia.
Health Topic page Deep vein thrombosis
HealthInsite topic page linking to resources which cover deep vein thrombosis (DVT), or as it is also known, "economy class syndrome".
Health Topic page Dementia
HealthInsite topic page on information on dementia and support services for sufferers, their carers and their families.

Health Topic page Depression
HealthInsite topic page linking to resources relating to depression and its types, risk factors, prevention and support services.
Health Topic page Diabetes
HealthInsite topic page linking to resources relating to diabetes and its types, prevention, treatment, risk factors, complications, support services and statistics.
Health Topic page Digestion and Stomach Disorders
HealthInsite topic page linking resources relating to digestion and stomach disorders.
Health Topic page Drugs
HealthInsite topic page covering social, recreational or habitual use of drugs and substances, including alcohol, tobacco, amphetamines, cannabis, cocaine and heroin.
Health Topic page Heart, Stroke and Vascular Health
HealthInsite topic page linking to resources which cover key areas of interest, such as risk factors, prevention and treatment of heart, stroke and vascular disease.
Health Topic page Hepatitis
HealthInsite topic page linking resources relating to hepatitis. Introductory information on this topic will be added in the near future.
Health Topic page Hypertension
HealthInsite topic page linking resources relating to hypertension. Introductory information on this topic will be added in the near future.
Health Topic page Immunisation and Vaccine Preventable Diseases
HealthInsite topic page linking to resources on immunisation, a variety of vaccine-preventable diseases and their symptoms, including chickenpox, diptheria, whooping cough, meningococcal disease, hepatitis, haemophilus influenzae type B (HIB), measles, mumps and rubella, poliomyelitis and tetanus.
Health Topic page Infectious Diseases
HealthInsite topic page linking resources relating to infectious diseases, including viruses, parasitic, fungal and bacterial infections.
Health Topic page International Health Information
HealthInsite topic page providing links to major, quality-assured health information gateways covering a wide variety of topics.
Health Topic page Kidney and Urinary Tract Diseases
HealthInsite topic page linking to resources about kidney diseases and urinary conditions.
Health Topic page Languages other than English
HealthInsite topic page linking to resources which provide easy access to health information resources in languages other than English.
Health Topic page Medicines
HealthInsite topic page linking to resources on the use of pharmaceutical or prescription drugs and medications.
Health Topic page Meningitis and meningococcal infections
HealthInsite topic page linking resources to information on the various types of Meningitis and meningococcal infections, their sources and symptoms.
Health Topic page Mental Health
HealthInsite 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.
Health Topic page Musculoskeletal conditions
HealthInsite topic page linking resources relating to musculoskeletal disorders, including osteoporosis and other bone, joint, spinal and muscular diseases.
Health Topic page Nervous System Diseases
HealthInsite 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.
Health Topic page Osteoporosis
HealthInsite topic page linking to information on osteoporosis.
Health Topic page Parkinson's Disease
HealthInsite topic page linking resources relating to Parkinson's Disease. Introductory information on this topic will be added in the near future.
Health Topic page Physiotherapy
HealthInsite topic page linking to resources on physiotherapy, including the Physiotherapy Evidence Database.
Health Topic page Prostate Cancer
HealthInsite topic page linking resources relating to prostate cancer. Introductory information on this topic will be added in the near future.
Health Topic page Reviews of evidence for treatments
HealthInsite topic page on reviewing the evidence for health treatment and interventions.
Health Topic page Skin Cancer
HealthInsite topic page linking to resources relating to skin cancer, including prevention, treatment and risk factors.
Health Topic page Stroke
HealthInsite topic page linking to resources relating to stroke and its prevention, treatment, risk factors, support services and statistics.
Health Topic page Support Services