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We love getting outdoors while the weather is warm. The problem is – so do the mosquitoes. They’re not just annoying; some mozzies can transmit serious diseases. There are simple things you can do to Beat the bite!
It's Fire Action Week. Make sure you're ready for the upcoming summer - find out more about the fire risk where you live, prepare your property and decide what you'll do if a fire starts.
The main flood types affecting Australia include flooding of rivers or drainage systems due to exceptionally heavy rains, and storm surges caused by tropical cyclones. When there is a flood alert in your area, there are things you can do to prepare.
Ladders are dangerous. They are associated with more deaths and injuries than any other household product. When using a ladder, make safety matter.
Zika virus is a mosquito-borne virus for which there is no cure, specific treatment or vaccine. The best defence against Zika virus is to avoid mosquito bites if you are travelling in a country with active Zika virus transmission.
Not sure where to start looking for info about your healthcare? Visit our new Services and Support section to find out more about how the healthcare system works and how it can help you.
Today is World Osteoporosis Day. Osteoporosis literally means ‘bones with holes’. Bones become less dense, lose strength and break more easily.
If you have osteoporosis, lifestyle changes and medical treatment can prevent further bone loss and reduce your risk of bone fractures.
Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers among Australian women. During Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, take some time to find out more about breast cancer and how you can be breast aware.
During October, we are calling on workplaces to show they care about cardiac arrest survival by hosting their own Shoctober Event to increase awareness about defibrillators.
Often described as the ‘invisible disability’, the number of Australians who are deaf or hearing impaired is increasing because of long-term exposure to excessive noise.
Search our online library of Consumer Medicine Information leaflets to find out what you need to know before, during and after taking your medicine.
Spring racing season is in full swing. If you are enjoying the festivities with family and friends there are plenty of healthy entertaining ideas in our recipe collection.
The final year of high school can be stressful. Here are some tips on stress-free study and getting through your exams.
Body Mass Index is used to estimate your total amount of fat. It is only an approximate measure of the best weight for your health. This calculator is designed for men and women over the age of 18.
If gambling is causing problems in your life, there are many things you can do to stop it being an issue.
All travellers should plan carefully to ensure their health while away, however older people have a few extra concerns to address.
There is a range of mental health support services that are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. These services provide treatment, information, tools and advice on how to deal with a range of mental health issues.
Creating a safe and nurturing environment for our children is a priority. Find out more about the a range of services that are available to children, their parents and carers.
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Page last reviewed: 22 Aug 2014
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