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Sexual abuse (also referred to as sexual assault) can be experienced by anyone. If you have experienced sexual abuse you can call the Sexual Assault Crisis Line.
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.
Dangerous household items can be as small as button batteries which are often found in toys or remotes. Batteries can be easily swallowed by children and may prove deadly. Make sure your home is safe for children.
Smoke from fires can reduce air quality, and exposure to smoke can affect you and your family's health. Avoid smoke by staying indoors or by moving to an area away from the smoke. For ongoing information and updates on fires and smoke in Victoria, go to the Vic Emergency website.
When you decide to quit smoking, it can help to find out what to expect as you work through the process. Some people have only a few mild symptoms when they quit but others find it harder.
Research shows that in the long term, the average body weight of people who have quit smoking is similar to people who have never smoked.
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.
Kambo is a poison used as a traditional medicine in purging or cleansing rituals, primarily in South America. It is a waxy substance collected by scraping the skin of an Amazonian tree frog.
It is commonly believed that taking mega-doses of certain vitamins will act like medicine to cure or prevent certain ailments. Taking higher than recommended doses of some vitamins may cause problems as they can be toxic.
Heat-related illness can range from mild conditions such as a rash or cramps to very serious conditions such as heatstroke, which can kill. Those most at risk are older people, young children and people with a medical condition.
When it's hot cooling off in the water is great, but you need to take certain precautions to stay safe. Before taking the plunge find out how you and your family can reduce the risks and stay safe.
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.
If you have been diagnosed with a serious or chronic life-limiting illness, you may want to talk to your doctor or other health professional about how palliative care services may assist you.
The Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES) manages the emergency response to storms, floods, tsunamis and earthquakes in Victoria. The SES also helps with road rescues, search and rescue and with major bushfire events.
This Girl Can week is on from 18 to 24 March. Keep active and encourage the younger women in your life to keep active too.
Epilepsy is a common condition of the brain in which a person has a tendency to have recurrent unprovoked seizures.
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Page last reviewed: 22 Aug 2014
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