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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.
Whooping cough (pertussis) is a serious, contagious, respiratory infection caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis. The disease begins like a cold and then the characteristic cough develops. Immunisation is the best way to reduce the risk of whooping cough.
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.
Measles is a very contagious viral illness that causes a skin rash and fever. Measles can cause serious, sometimes fatal, complications including pneumonia and encephalitis. Measles is rare in Australia because of the widespread use of the measles vaccine but vaccination is important because people coming from overseas can carry the virus. Find out more about causes, symptoms and treatment of measles.
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.
Lupus is an autoimmune disease that causes a range of symptoms including skin rashes, fatigue, and joint and muscle pain. There is no way to cure or prevent lupus, but you can manage the disease and its symptoms with medication.
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.
The Victorian Seniors festival is here! There's a plethora of entertainment, adventure and fun activities at this year's festival, including musical performances, art exhibitions, cultural activities, food tours, and health, nutrition and fitness workshops.
If gambling is causing problems in your life, there are many things you can do to stop it being an issue.
Walking for 30 minutes a day or more on most days of the week is a great way to improve or maintain your health. And walking with others can turn exercise into a fun social occasion.
Snacking doesn’t need to be bad – there are plenty of healthy options. By eating a well-balanced nutritious diet and regular meal, it means the odd snack is not a problem.
Living a sedentary lifestyle can be dangerous to your health. The more moving around you do during the day helps lower the risk of early death than if you sit at a desk.
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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