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The Victorian Government is hosting a State Memorial Service to commemorate the first anniversary of the devastating tragedy that occurred on Bourke Street, Melbourne on 20 January 2017. Members of the public are invited to attend the service which will be held at the Royal Exhibition Building, 9 Nicholson St, Carlton Gardens, Carlton. Doors open 10.30 am–11.30 am, service runs from 12.00–1.30 pm, Tuesday 23 January.
The Bourke Street tragedy has been traumatic for many people. If you need help to cope and recover we have tips, advice, services and support that can help you recover from trauma or PTSD.
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.
Immunisation is one of the best ways to protect ourselves from infectious diseases. In partnership with the Victorian AIDS Council, the Victorian government has launched an immunisation campaign to encourage men who have sex with men to take up the offer of four free vaccinations.
Gonorrhoea and syphilis can occur without any symptoms, which means some people may not know they are infected. STIs can be passed on through all forms of sex. Get your sexual health in check and book a visit with a GP or sexual health clinic.
Drownings have hit a 10-year high at Victorian beaches this summer. Here is some beach safety information to keep you safe in the water.
Teaching children how to be safe around traffic can start when they are very young. Children need particular help in detecting the presence of traffic and judging the speed and distance of oncoming traffic.
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.
Supercare pharmacies are now open in more locations. Offering a free nursing service as well as access to medicines 24 hour, seven days a week, find your nearest supercare pharmacy.
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.
Make good health your resolution for 2018. Visit your doctor for a health check up to help identify the early signs of any health issues. For example, heart disease, diabetes and some cancers can often be picked up in their early stages, when treatment may be more successful.
Protecting a child from sunburn and long-term overexposure to the sun reduces their risk of developing skin cancer later in life. Encourage your child or teenager to be SunSmart and use a combination of sun protection measures to protect them.
When it's hot outside, there's nothing more refreshing than a cool salad or two. And with over 70 delicious recipes to choose from, you'll be spoilt for choice this summer
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