Health & Lifestyle

Databases
Consumer Health Complete

Web Sites

ABC Health & Wellbeing
This ABC site provides access to informative and up-to-date articles on various health and wellbeing topics.
Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet
Aims to inform practice and policy in Indigenous health by making research and other knowledge readily accessible.
Australian Institute of Family Studies
A governmental statutory agency. Their role is to conduct research and communicate findings that affect family wellbeing.
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
AIHW is a major national governmental agency that provides reliable, regular and relevant information and statistics on Australia’s health and welfare.
Better Health Channel
Provides easy-to-understand information on conditions and treatments, healthy living, relationships and family and relevant services and support.
Beyond Blue
National, independent, not-for-profit organisation working to address issues associated with depression, anxiety and related disorders in Australia.
Cancer Council Queensland
The Queensland Cancer Council aims to provide the best possible prospects of preventing, detecting, effectively treating and surviving a cancer diagnosis. Their website provides useful information and resources regarding cancer as well as support services.
Cochrane Library
The Cochrane Library is a regularly updated research collection that focuses on the effectiveness and appropriateness of various health care treatments and interventions. It contains information relevant to clinicians, researchers and consumers.
Department of Health
Aims to promote better health and active ageing for all Australians.
Diabetes Queensland
Diabetes Queensland is committed to turning diabetes around through awareness, prevention, detection, management and a cure.
HealthDirect
This site provides a wide range of up-to-date and quality assessed information on important health topics such as diabetes, cancer, mental health and asthma.
Heart Foundation
The Heart Foundation is dedicated to reducing the impact of cardiovascular disease in Australia. It aims to provide the very best heart health information to Australians.
Medline plus Health Information
This site provides access to medical journal articles, has extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and the latest health news.
Merck Manual Consumer Version
The Merck Manual explains disorders, who is likely to get them, their symptoms, how they’re diagnosed, how they might be prevented, and how they can be treated.
Multicultural Health
This Queensland Government multicultural health website provides relevant information for health workers and the public. There are also links to multicultural policies, plans and strategies, interpreting and translating services and external web sites.
Raising Children Network
An Australian web site devoted to resources for parenting newborns to teens. Supported by the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.
World Health Organization
WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. This link leads to the Australian portion of the WHO website.