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Women with polycystic ovary syndrome commonly have high levels of insulin, or male hormones known as 'androgens', or both. In some women, PCOS runs in the family, whereas for others, the condition only occurs when they are overweight.
Melanoma is the most dangerous type of skin cancer. It may appear as a new spot or as a change in an existing mole or freckle. Over 95 per cent of skin cancers can be successfully treated if they are found early.
Regular servicing of your gas heating could save you and your families lives and also save you money. As we move into winter, make sure that your gas heaters have been professionally serviced in the past two years.
Blood and pathology tests leave many people squeamish, but they’re an important part of detecting, diagnosing and treating disease. In fact, if you’re sick, many decisions about your care will come down to the results of your blood and pathology tests.
Angina is not the same as a heart attack. Angina is associated with only a temporary reduction in your heart’s blood supply and, if relieved, doesn’t damage your heart muscle.
A congenital anomaly is any abnormality occurring before birth. Speak to your GP to find out if you are at increased risk of having a child with a congenital anomaly.
Obstetric emergencies are health problems that are life-threatening for pregnant women and their babies. An obstetric emergency may arise at any time during pregnancy, labour and birth.
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Find out what vaccinations your child needs and when they should have them with our handy immunisation schedule.
An eating disorder may develop as a way for an adolescent to feel in control about what's happening in their life.
This Girl Can is about empowering women to enjoy being active without worrying about judgement, gender stereotypes or skill level. Join the activity now.
Phillip sustained serious injuries after a truck accident, follow his story from accident to the "new normal" and hear from the experts about the experience of major trauma.
There is a range of alcohol and drug-related services available in Victoria, many of which are free. Speak to your GP for treatment or to direct you into a program that is right for you.
The Victorian health system offers a range of services and support across the state, from mental health services, alcohol and drug services, pregnancy, birth and maternal services to aged care services and more.
When an ambulance is called to a non-emergency, it puts the lives of people in a life threatening emergency at risk.
Wound Awareness Week It is important to identify the wound warning signs (pain, fluid, smell, over 30 days to heal), know who is most at risk from chronic wounds, and what action to take if they have a wound that won’t heal.
National Pyjama Day is not only an excuse to stay in your PJ's all day, but it’s also a great reason to get together with family, friends and colleagues to help raise funds for children in foster care.
This week Diabetes Victoria are busting five top diabetes myths. Join them and help clear the public confusion about what is and isn’t true about diabetes!
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Page last reviewed: 22 Aug 2014
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