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  • Time to immunise campaign

    Free vaccines for men who have sex with men

    Immunisation is one of the best ways to protect ourselves from infectious diseases. In partnership with the Victorian AIDS Council, the Victorian government has launched an immunisation campaign to encourage men who have sex with men to take up the offer of four free vaccinations.

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  • Do you know the 5 tips to #survivetheheat?

    Survive the heat

    Heat kills more Australians than any other natural disaster. So as the temperature starts to heat up, make sure you know how to keep cool and how to recognise and treat the early signs of heat-related illness before it becomes life-threatening.

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  • Sugar lollies

    Sugar - a user's guide

    With talk of a sugar tax once again in the news, find out all about sugar, why too much is bad for you and how you can reduce your sugar intake.

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  • Lifesaver at the beach

    Safe swimming these holidays

    Drownings have hit a 10-year high at Victorian beaches this summer. Here is some beach safety information to keep you safe in the water.

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  • Water from natural resources

    Safe water options when camping or travelling

    Drinking untreated water such as bore water, river water or spring water (including mineral springs) can lead to illnesses such as gastroenteritis and diarrhoea. Learn about treating water to avoid getting sick.

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  • New cervical screening test information

    New Cervical Screening Test

    From 1 December, the new Cervical Screening Test replaces the two-yearly pap test. New evidence and improved technology mean the test will improve early detection and save more lives.

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  • Woman in pharmacy

    Supercare pharmacies

    Supercare pharmacies are now open in more locations. Offering a free nursing service as well as access to medicines 24 hour, seven days a week, find your nearest supercare pharmacy.

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    Transvaginal mesh

    Transvaginal mesh is no longer to be used in Australia for the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse, but may still be used to treat stress urinary incontinence. Learn more about this decision, things you should consider before surgery and alternative treatment options.

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  • Man having his blood pressure taken

    Regular health checks

    Make good health your resolution for 2018. Visit your doctor for a health check up to help identify the early signs of any health issues. For example, heart disease, diabetes and some cancers can often be picked up in their early stages, when treatment may be more successful.

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    Prevention - skin cancer and children

    Protecting a child from sunburn and long-term overexposure to the sun reduces their risk of developing skin cancer later in life. Encourage your child or teenager to be SunSmart and use a combination of sun protection measures to protect them.

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  • Beetroot and feta salad

    Summer meal planner

    When it's hot outside, there's nothing more refreshing than a cool salad or two. And with over 70 delicious recipes to choose from, you'll be spoilt for choice this summer

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Health events

  • BBQ

    Big Red BBQ

    Consider hosting your very own Big Red BBQ in support of Kidney Health Australia. Proceeds you raise from your Big Red BBQ will go towards programs to promote good kidney health through education, advocacy, research and support.

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  • Tennis players

    Health benefits of tennis

    Watch the Australian Open and get motivated to play a game or two of tennis - the health benefits include improving aerobic and metabolic function, increasing bone density and improving your strength and flexibility.

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