A stye (or hordeolum) occurs when an eyelash follicle becomes infected.
Infections are illnesses caused by organisms such as bacteria, viruses and fungi or parasites. These disease-causing organisms are also referred to as germs, microbes or pathogens.
Heart problems can have extremely serious consequences, but in many cases adopting a healthy diet and lifestyle can reduce your risk.
Macular degeneration (MD), the leading cause of blindness in Australia, is a progressive disease that destroys central vision due to deterioration of the macula region of the eye, and its functions.
Although the regular consumption of a low-to-moderate amount of alcohol (about half a standard drink per day) may support cardiovascular health, drinking too much can cause both short- and long-term health problems.
Warts are caused by viral infection, and may take many different forms. They are particularly common in childhood and the early teenage years.
Cholesterol is a type of fat required for good health. It is a normal component of most body tissues, yet high blood levels can increase the risk of developing health issues (e.g. heart disease).
Research shows that most smokers want to quit. When you do, you'll reduce your risk of developing many serious health conditions, including cancer and heart disease.
Detoxification involves the elimination of stored wastes. The body’s processes of detoxification can be supported with dietary measures and the appropriate use of herbal and nutritional supplements.
Gum problems such as gingivitis and periodontal disease are extremely common, and affect most people at some point in their lives, becoming more prevalent with age.