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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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    Ladder safety matters

    If you are considering cleaning your gutters in early summer, remember: ladders are dangerous. They are associated with more deaths and injuries than any other household product. When using a ladder, make safety matter.

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    Free meningococcal vaccine for men who have sex with men

    The number of cases of meningococcal C disease among men who have sex with men has been increasing. While meningococcal is uncommon, it can become life-threatening very quickly. As a result, the Victorian Government has introduced a free vaccine program for men at risk, running from 11 December 2017 to 30 June 2018.

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What's new

  • Cervical Screening Test

    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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    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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    Learn about the health system in your language

    To help you locate information on how to access a range of healthcare services watch our videos in your language.

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  • Health checks

    Health checks for women

    Women should have a general check-up every year. Regular check-ups may help your doctor pick up early warning signs such as high blood pressure. Many diseases such as cardiovascular (heart) disease, diabetes and some cancers can be picked up in their early stages, when treatment is often more effective.

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    Kitchen gardens

    Nothing can compare to the taste of sun-warmed tomatoes picked straight from the plant, or tiny red strawberries bursting with flavour. A kitchen garden doesn’t have to be complicated or labour intensive. Nor does it require a lot of space.

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  • Vegetarian burrito

    A lovely quick and easy light lunch for the warmer weather

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Health events

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    Lung Health

    The lungs are part of our respiratory system. - they help us breathe in oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide. Lungs can be affected by infection or allergy or may puncture or collapse. During Lung Health Awareness Month - learn about the lungs and how you can minimise your risk of lung disease.

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    Bowel cancer screening

    Bowel cancer is the second most common cause of cancer in Australia, with around 80 people dying from the disease each week. Once you reach 50 years of age, your risk of bowel cancer increases. Decembeard® Australia's goal is to have a lasting impact on our health future - where no one dies of bowel cancer and all those diagnosed receive the support they need. Get ready to grow. Register now at Decembeard® Australia

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