The four million Australians who suffer from mental illness have a shorter life expectancy.
Instead of just helping combat a chronic disease, peer support groups can help improve quality of life.
The right diet, combined with moderate low-impact exercise, can benefit people with osteoarthritis.
The risk of heart attack and stroke is increased for women with rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis, and for men with psoriasis.
Middle-aged and elderly people taking up exercise shouldn't be put off by joint pain. It will pass.
They provide more than warmth.
An expensive drug is hailed as the biggest breakthrough since statins. But there is a cheaper alternative.
Many people complain their aches and pains get worse in the cold, but there are a number of ways to reduce that discomfort in the winter months.
A trial of methylprednisolone in kidney patients was halted recently because of safety concerns. But this doesn't affect people taking the drug for asthma, arthritis or other inflammatory conditions.
Stem cell science continues to offer great promise. But a growing number of clinics are selling treatments without evidence that what they offer is effective – or even safe.
Most people think of arthritis as a disease of the elderly. While this is where it's most commonly seen, it's not where it starts.
Scottish Folds are adorable cats with folded ears and owl-like faces. But their cuteness also condemns them to a life of suffering.
The mind and body can be linked in mysterious ways ...
Doctors and patients are unsure of the best treatment for gout, leading to poor patient education and compliance, poorly addressed lifestyle factors, and suboptimal use of available drugs.
Growing pains are the most common childhood musculoskeletal condition resulting in frequent visits to healthcare professionals.
These days it doesn’t just affect the rich: rates of gout have been increasing globally since the 1960s.
Cartilage was thought to be impenetrable – until now.
Pain management is one of the most neglected aspects of health care; our failure to adequately address chronic pain is a major driver of its economic and social burden.
We've learned a lot about how music can help with pain and a score of other clinical problems. But with chronic pain affecting a quarter of us, it's an area that has received too little attention.
You may not have heard of the protein lubricin, but it's what keeps your body moving. And now it's being used to treat disease and produce new therapeutics.