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Explore our ideas for creating healthy lunchboxes, encouraging regular physical activity and more - make this a healthy, happy school year.
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.
Travelling overseas for medical, dental or cosmetic surgery may seem cost-effective but there can be hidden costs and there are real risks to your safety.
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.
Certain immunisations are recommended for Australian secondary school students. Immunisation saves lives and makes it possible for students to live free from the illness and disability caused by many infectious diseases.
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.
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.
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
The Australian Open is on until January 28th. Feel inspired to play a game or two, it's a great way to stay fit at any age.
Choose from giving up sugar, alcohol, sitting too long or eating meat for all of February and help raise fund for Australia's disadvantaged youth.
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