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    Fairer funding for Victoria's hospitals

    The Victorian Government is working to ensure every Victorian has access to world-class healthcare– no matter where they live, their background or circumstance.

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    Mushroom poisoning

    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.

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    Measles

    Measles is a contagious viral illness that causes a skin rash and fever. Please see your GP if you have measles symptoms.

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    Harmful algal blooms

    Most algae are harmless and an important part of the natural ecosystem, but some types of algae, like blue-green algae, produce or have the potential to produce toxins that can be harmful to people and animals known as harmful algal blooms. It is difficult to tell the difference between a harmful algal bloom and non-harmful algal bloom. (Photo: Gregory Heath)

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    Premature-ejaculation

    Premature ejaculation is the most common sexual problem for men. It is a lack of control over ejaculation so that it often happens sooner than the man or his partner wants, causing distress for one or both partners.

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    Do we really need to take 10,000 steps a day?

    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.

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    Anaemia

    Anaemia is a deficiency in the number or quality of red blood cells in your body. When a person has anaemia, their heart has to work harder to pump the quantity of blood needed to get enough oxygen around their body.

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    Talking through problems

    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.

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    Sugar

    You wouldn't eat 16 teaspoons of sugar - so why drink it? Avoid sugary drinks altogether and opt for water whenever possible.

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    Emergencies - floods

    When there is a flood alert in your area, there are things you can do to prepare.

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    Vitamin and mineral supplements

    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.

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    ASD early intervention podcast

    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.

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    Major trauma interactive story

    Road accidents can be traumatising and devastating for all concerned. Hear Phillip's story and read advice from medical experts on how to manage major trauma recovery.

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    Child Protection Service

    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.

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    Share the latest health content on your website - syndication widget

    We have developed a free, simple widget that can provide your visitors with a range of approved health information.

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