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The Victorian Government is working to ensure every Victorian has access to world-class healthcare– no matter where they live, their background or circumstance.
There is no ‘home test’ that can help you tell the difference between fungi and mushrooms that are safe to eat and those that are poisonous. It is recommended that you only eat mushrooms you’ve bought from the supermarket, greengrocer or another reputable source.
Measles is a contagious viral illness that causes a skin rash and fever. Please see your GP if you have measles symptoms.
The flu is a highly contagious viral infection that can cause severe illness and life-threatening complications, including pneumonia. The flu is spread by contact with fluids from coughs and sneezes.
Regular walking produces many health benefits, including reducing our risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and depression. We often hear 10,000 as the golden number of steps to strive for in a day.
It can be hard to talk to people about how you feel. You may be worried that they won't take your feelings seriously. You may also be worried about what will happen after you tell them your problems.
Sexuality is about your sexual feelings, thoughts, attractions and behaviours towards other people.
Find some facts about endometriosis. We debunk some myths and explore symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options for women.
While swimming is fun and a great way to stay fit and active, sometimes germs can contaminate the pool water, which can make people sick.
Walkin' 'bout my generation - More than 100,000 Victorians from across every generation have signed up to participate in this year's Premier's Active April. Register today and commit to 30 minutes of physical activity every day in April.
Hear from a leading expert about Autism Spectrum Disorder and listen to a parent talk about her experiences of early intervention and her son's ASD.
When someone uses instant messaging or chat, text messages, email, social networking sites or forums to hurt or embarrass someone else or to make them afraid, that’s cyberbullying.
GPs are trained in medicine and are qualified to treat people for general health problems, such as illnesses or injuries that cannot be treated by over-the-counter medication.
The responsibility for making sure that children are safe is shared by the family, the general community, community agencies, and professionals working with children, police and government. Early identification and effective intervention can reduce the initial and long-term effects of child abuse, and promote recovery.
April is Autism Awareness Month find out more about Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Parkinson’s Awareness Month - find out more at Parkinson's Australia. Parkinson's is a progressive, degenerative neurological condition that affects a person’s control of their body movements.
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