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The Buruli (Bairnsdale) ulcer is a rare skin disease caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium ulcerans.
From May 2018, children from 6 months to less than 5 years of age can have the flu vaccination.
Lung cancer is the most common cause of death from cancer in Australia. There are different types of lung cancer with up to nine out of 10 lung cancers caused by smoking.
Measles is a contagious viral illness that causes a skin rash and fever. Please see your GP if you have measles symptoms.
Culturally sensitive Quit services are available to help you stop smoking. Contact the Aboriginal Quitline to have a yarn with an Aboriginal Quit Specialist.
Meningococcal disease is uncommon but serious. Vaccines are available to protect against some strains.
Gonorrhoea is a sexually transmissible infection. Some strains of gonorrhoea are now resistant to many antibiotics.
Call - 1800 My Options - for information on sexual and reproductive health, clinical services, counselling, termination providers and more.
Did you know that eating at least five serves of vegetables and two serves of fruit each day will help you to maintain a healthy weight, lower cholesterol and reduce your blood pressure?
Uncontrolled anger can lead to arguments, physical fights, physical abuse, assault and self-harm.
Your baby's development will change over time as their emotional and physical strength grows. If you have concerns, seek advice from a GP or maternal health nurse.
Want to know more about services that can help you? Find nearly 200 local services offering free or low cost assistance.
Anyone can make a report to Victorian Child Protection. Suspected abuse may be physical, emotional or sexual, or may involve neglect.
Planning ahead for your health puts you in control, and lessens the burden on loved ones. And with new laws in place, your wishes are legally binding.
When an ambulance is called to a non-emergency, it puts the lives of people in a life threatening emergency at risk.
World PI Week is a global campaign which aims to raise awareness and improve diagnosis and treatment of primary immunodeficiencies (PI). Watch this video to find out more about PI from the Immune Deficiencies Foundation Australia.
World Allergy Week is a global campaign that aims to raise awareness of the impact of allergy in our communities. This year there is a focus on eczema.
This week is World Immunization Week. Throughout childhood, adolescence and into adulthood, vaccination protects health at every stage of life.
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