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Measles is a contagious viral illness that causes a skin rash and fever. Please see your GP if you have measles symptoms.
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.
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. (Pic: Gregory Heath)
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.
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.
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.
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.
You wouldn't eat 16 teaspoons of sugar - so why drink it? Avoid sugary drinks altogether and opt for water whenever possible.
When there is a flood alert in your area, there are things you can do to prepare.
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.
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.
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.
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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Exercise Right Week inspiring all Australians to be healthier and more active. We want to motivate those who don’t exercise to move more and demonstrate to all Australians the importance of seeking the right exercise expert for their requirements.
On 23rd May get your friends, workmates or community together over a cuppa and some food for Australia's Biggest Morning Tea, and help raise funds to support people impacted by cancer.
National Palliative Care Week is an annual awareness raising week organised by Palliative Care Australia. The theme for this year’s National Palliative Care Week is ‘What matters most?’
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Page last reviewed: 22 Aug 2014
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