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People who live and work in rural and remote communities have to deal with hardships such as unpredictable climate and market conditions, financial strain, social isolation, long working hours and reduced access to services.
Melbourne experienced the world’s largest epidemic thunderstorm asthma event on 21 November 2016, with thousands of people developing breathing difficulties in a very short period of time. If you have asthma or hay fever, find out how you can prepare for the grass pollen season and help protect yourself from the risk of thunderstorm asthma.
Transvaginal mesh is a synthetic net-like substance that provides extra support to repair weakened or damaged internal tissue.
Meningococcal disease is uncommon but serious. Vaccines are available to protect against some strains.
Many people with epilepsy worry how epilepsy will affect day-to-day life. Just as epilepsy is different from one person to the next, managing and coping with the condition is different for everyone.
We spoke to Deputy Chief Health Officer Dr Brett Sutton and Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Influenza Research, Prof. Kanta Subbarao, about the flu and yearly vaccines...
One of the most common causes of pain in the scrotum is epididymitis which may be due to an infection. Epididymo-orchitis is the spread of the infection to the testicle.
Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic condition that results from a malfunctioning immune system.
Emergency management arrangements involve the plans, structures and resources that bring together the activities of government, communities and organisations in a comprehensive and coordinated way to ensure an integrated response.
Family violence (also called domestic violence) is the use of violence, threats, force or intimidation to control or manipulate a family member, partner or former partner.
Rehabilitation services can provide help and care to assist with your physical state after severe trauma. Rehabilitation can begin as soon as you are stable while you are in hospital, the types of rehabilitation will depend on your individual needs.
This week is National Carers Week. People take on an unpaid carer role for someone they know to improve that person’s quality of life. Currently there are around 2.7 million unpaid carers in Australia.
It's Foot Health Week promoting healthy feet and the work of podiatrists. Our tip is to wear shoes that fit properly and support your feet to avoid common foot problems.
Mental health issues are highlighted this Mental Health Month Around 45% of people will experience mental illness during their life.
This month we want you to check your breasts for lumps, nipple discharge, redness or dimpling of the skin. It's breast cancer awareness month so please check your breasts regularly.
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Page last reviewed: 22 Aug 2014
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