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    Thunderstorm Asthma

    It’s important for people with asthma or hay fever to know about thunderstorm asthma and what they can do to help protect themselves. Even if you don't think you have asthma or hay fever, don't ignore symptoms like wheezing or shortness of breath - check with your GP. And learn the four steps of asthma first aid.

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    Wearing face masks and coverings

    Don’t touch or adjust the front of your mask while wearing it – it's the part that’s protecting you from COVID-19. If you do touch it by accident, wash or sanitise your hands right away.

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    Your flu shot matters more than ever

    We encourage everyone to take every possible step to help stop the spread of flu this winter. This will help protect our health system and our most vulnerable populations.

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    It's time to talk about Mental Health

    Almost half of all Victorians will experience mental illness in their lifetime but too many people don’t speak up for fear of stigma and discrimination. It’s time to start a new conversation - mental health is something which affects us all.

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    Staying connected

    Being socially connected with people we care about and whose company we enjoy can help us cope with stress and reduce feelings of loneliness, anxiety and depression.

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    Body image and men

    Your body image is how you think and feel about your body and may have little to do with your actual appearance. Although body image issues have traditionally been thought of as a women's health concern, they can affect people of all ages and genders.

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    Child health

    In the first five years life, a child’s brain and body develops more quickly than at any other time. When babies are young, their learning and development mostly happens within the family at home.

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    Get Active Victoria

    Get Active Victoria is inspiration for all Victorians – regardless of age, ability or location – to move more, every day. Explore an ever-growing resource of ideas, tips and tools on how to be more active and feel great as a result. There’s something for everyone to enjoy.

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    COVID drinking

    The Alcohol & Drug Foundation are encouraging all Australians to reflect on whether their COVID-drinking might have become a little habit. Find out how to recognise the problem signs and how to turn your little habit around.

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    Keeping backyard chickens – What you should know

    Keeping chickens as pets can be a rewarding experience, especially for children. However, chickens and other poultry can carry germs such as Salmonella, even when they appear healthy and clean.

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    Many Australians will start experiencing the impact of dementia amongst their own family and friends in the coming years. Dementia Action Week, is a great time to be reminded that a little support makes a lot of difference.

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    Prostate Cancer

    Did you know Prostate Cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australian men. Prostate cancer kills more men than breast cancer kills women. We want to encourage all men over 50 years of age to talk to their GP about testing for prostate cancer, as part of their regular health check-up.

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