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Autism spectrum disorders, disruptive behaviour disorders and ADHD
Bleeding, blood pressure, conditions, risks and blood products.
Bone disorders, osteoporosis, muscles, joint conditions, back, prevention and management.
Types of cancer, risks, causes, tests and treatments.
Types, risks, management and complications.
Oesophagus, stomach, small and large intestine, liver, pancreas, gall bladder and related disorders.
Eye problems, conditions, vision loss, management and prevention.
Infectious diseases, childhood diseases, animal to human diseases and prevention.
Mouth conditions, ulcers, dental procedures, tooth development and problems, care and prevention.
Types, management, headache and migraine, back pain and bone and joint pain.
Puberty, menstruation, menopause, infertility, breasts, fallopian tubes, ovaries, uterus, vagina, vulva and thrush.
Puberty, infertility, penis, prostate and testicles.
Guidelines, risks, brain damage and alcohol and depression.
Newborns, feeding, development, behaviour, wellbeing, safety, health and sleep.
Development, behaviour, nutrition, activity, wellbeing, identity, health, safety and trauma.
Drug use, overdose, types of drugs, gambling, health effects of addiction and getting help.
Nutrition basics, life stages, food safety, diet and health conditions, nutritional advice and vitamins and supplements.
Mood, healthy thinking, body image, relaxation, relationships and getting help.
Stages, fertility, keeping healthy, health concerns and preparing for birth.
Becoming physically active, safety, types of physical activity and exercise and health conditions.
Effects on your body, smoking-related conditions and quitting.
Obesity and overweight, managing weight and healthy weight loss or gain.
Health, development, puberty, identity, risk taking, school, sex and sexuality and health conditions.
Find healthy recipes by meal, ingredient or dietary requirements.
Learn about the range of services and support that exists for people in emergency situations in Victoria.
A hospital stay can be planned or unexpected. Learn about the hospital journey from admission to discharge.
Palliative care can help maintain quality of life by providing relief to pain symptoms as well as emotional, mental and spiritual support.
Lean how to plan and coordinate your own healthcare, and to make the plan that best suits you.
Communicating with your healthcare team will help you get the best health outcome.
On average, one woman every week loses her life to intimate partner violence - that’s someone’s wife, daughter, mother or friend. Join others worldwide and show your support to end men’s violence against women.
Everyone can play their part to prevent family violence. Violence affects too many Victorian families – one in three women and girls experience violence in their lifetime.
Victoria against Violence is a 16 day campaign, to raise awareness about family and gender violence. It coincides with the United Nations 16 days of activism against gender-based violence.
Show your support and ‘go orange’ – the colour is bright and optimistic and represents a future free from violence.
Many events are planned including the illumination of iconic Melbourne buildings in orange, and an address to both houses of Parliament by Rosie Batty.
Have your say on what services you want to support you in end of life care by participating in the community consultations taking place across the state between November and December 2015. Information collected from these sessions will inform the development of Victoria's end of life care framework.
What does dying well mean to you? While difficult and confronting, this is a discussion we need to have – as individuals, families, communities and care providers. Contribute your views and help shape future palliative care or end of life care services that are person centred, supportive and responsive to the wishes of individuals, carers and families.
Did you know that you need immunisations throughout your life, not just in childhood? Everyone's immunisation needs are different, depending on their health, age, lifestyle and occupation - their HALO. Learn more about immunisation catch-ups and boosters.
After the warmest October for years and with a strong El Nino event predicted, weather experts are urging Victorians to prepare for a long, hot and dry summer. Make sure you and your family are prepared for the hot weather ahead and know what to do to stay healthy when the heat hits.
Over 80 per cent of Victorians who smoke have tried to stop at least once, while around 40 per cent try to quit each year. Some people find that going ‘cold turkey’ – quitting completely and immediately – is the most successful method for them. However, if you haven’t succeeded in stopping smoking on your own, getting extra support can increase the likelihood that you will quit successfully.
Anxiety is extreme worry that interferes with our daily lives. Symptoms include panic attacks, physical fear reactions and attempts to avoid the situation. Anxiety disorders can lead to social isolation and depression but help is available.
Our medicines guide has consumer medicine information for hundreds of pharmaceutical medicines, including common uses, side effects, reactions with other drugs and safety information. Make sure you are informed and medicine wise.
The early hot weather has seen a huge spike in the number of insect and snake bites over the past month. Make sure you know what to do if someone is stung or bitten.
World AIDS Day is held on 1 December each year. It is a day for people to show their support for people living with HIV and to remember those who have lost their lives. World AIDS Day encourages Australians to be aware of the risk of HIV and to practise safe sex to reduce transmission.
In Australia, two out of three people will develop skin cancer before they reach the age of 70. It doesn't matter whether you have fair skin or not, whether you have moles and freckles or not, or whether you regularly get sunburnt or not. Anyone can get skin cancer.
Antibiotics have saved millions of lives but they are losing their power. Overuse and misuse of antibiotics mean that many infections are becoming harder to treat. Take the pledge today and join the fight against antibiotic resistance.
Water sports, swimming and water play are part of our way of life. Unfortunately, many people drown or are injured in the water each year. The two most important things you can do to prevent a tragedy are to make sure everyone learns to swim, and to make sure you only swim where it is safe.
Congratulations! You’ve decided to build physical activity into your daily life. The next step is to choose the right kind of activity for you.The most important thing to remember is to choose an activity that you find enjoyable. From formal organised activities to a more casual approach, to doing things on your own or as part of a group - there's something for everyone. Let us help find what's right for you.
Don't be fooled by promises of quick weight loss or celebrity endorsements - fad diets can harm your health and can ultimately result in extra weight gain. If you want to lose weight, do it the right way. Recognise that healthy weight loss takes time and is about making sustainable lifestyle changes, not eating nothing but raw cabbage for a month.
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Page last reviewed: 22 Aug 2014
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