The internet is great, but sometimes it can be difficult to sort the ‘wheat from the chaff’ in terms of quality information. Here are a few of the better websites I commonly refer to:

Kids Health – The Royal Children’s Hospital (also has its own app)

Allergies and anaphylaxis – ASCIA

Skin conditions – DermnetNZ

Women’s health – Jean Hailes

Travel health and immunisations – Centre for Disease Control

Menopause – Australasian Menopause Society

Mental health – Beyond Blue

Eating disorders – The Butterfly Foundation

Complex childhood trauma – The Blue Knot Foundation

Heart health – Heart Foundation

Dementia – The Dementia Foundation

Medication information – NPS Medicinewise

General – Better Health

Local health resources – PHN and HHS

Dr Cath Hester and Dr Tony Bayliss

These articles are not intended to replace a one-to-one relationship with a qualified health professional or as specific medical advice. They are intended as a sharing of knowledge and information from experience and research in the scientific literature. I encourage you to make your own health care decisions based upon a partnership with a qualified health care professional.