Better health channel (covers: Body mass index, increased risk of chronic disease, casues of obesity, financial costs of obesity, what the experts recommend, where to get help and things to remember)
Health direct : Obesity includes causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, prevention, exercise, diet, children and obesity and BMI calculator.
AIHW : Authoritative information and statistics to promote better health and wellbeing (overweight and obestity page with statistics etc)
What is High Blood Pressure? (High Blood Pressure Research Council of Australia) Hypertension is high blood pressure, and it is a major risk factor for heart attack and stroke, which constitute the major causes of death in Australia.
Blood pressure (high) - hypertension from the Better Health Channel
Blood pressure from The Heart Foundation (Search for specific information by selecting the Healthy Eating tab)
Bowel Cancer - Better Health Channel ( If you are 50 years of age or over, talk to your doctor about bowel cancer and screening, Most bowel cancers diagnosed at an early stage are curable, If you are at risk of bowel cancer, discuss with your doctor whether you need to have regular tests, You can reduce your risk of bowel cancer by eating a healthy diet, maintaining a healthy body weight, exercising regularly and not smoking.
Bowel Cancer/Colon Cancer from the Cancer Council NSW
Coronary heart disease is a condition in which the heart's arteries (blood vessels) become narrower. It is also known as coronary artery disease.
Heart disease information (download a free information pack about Coronary heart disease) from the Heart research Institute
Heart disease - risk factors from the Better Health Channel ( There is no single thing that causes CHD, but there are several risk factors that contribute to it, You can reduce your risk of developing CHD by reducing or removing the modifiable risk factors, such as smoking, high total cholesterol, high blood pressure, being physically inactive, being overweight, diabetes, depression and social isolation,Take any medicines as prescribed by your doctor.)
In Australia and most Commonweatlh countries we spell Coeliac this way, however, In the USA and on some websites it will be spelt Celiac
Coeliac Australia What is coeliac disease? Who gets coeliac disease? How common is the condition? Can coeliac disease be cured? What are the long term risks of undiagnosed and untreated coeliac disease? Coeliac disease in plain English
Coeliac disease and gluten sensitivity from Better Health Channel
Osteoporosis Australia : about, prevention and living with osteoporosis.
Osteoporosis - Better Health Channel : Osteoporosis and bone growth, Symptoms of osteoporosis, Diagnosis of osteoporosis, Risk factors for osteoporosis, Prevention of osteoporosis, Management of osteoporosis, Treatment for osteoporosis, Where to get help, Things to remember
AIHW : Oestoporosis (Australian Institute of health and Welfare), contains graphs, data and information about causes and prevention
In Australia we spell Anaemia this way, however, in the USA and some websites it will be spelt Anemia
Anaemia - Better health Channel ( Red blood cells explained, Causes of anaemia, Symptoms of anaemia, Groups at high risk, Diagnosis of anaemia, Treatment for anaemia, Long-term outlook, Prevention of anaemia, Where to get help, Things to remember
Anaemia from myDr.com (Causes, signs and symptoms, iron-deficiency anaemia, other forms of anaemia, diagnosis, prevention and treatment)
What is Lactose?
Lactose is the carbohydrate naturally found in all kinds of milk, including human milk. It can also be used as an ingredient in some foods.
Lactose intolerance by the Better Health Channel (Lactose is a milk sugar that is broken down by the enzyme lactase, which is found in the small intestine, Lactose intolerance is the reduced ability to digest milk sugars, due to insufficient amounts of the gut enzyme called lactase, Symptoms include bloating, gas, abdominal pain and diarrhoea, Most people with lactose intolerance can tolerate cheese well, and small amounts of milk and yoghurt.)
Lactose intolerance from Nutrition Australia
Lactose intolerance from the Dietitians Association of Australia