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    Melanoma

    Melanoma is the most dangerous type of skin cancer. It may appear as a new spot or as a change in an existing mole or freckle. Over 95 per cent of skin cancers can be successfully treated if they are found early.

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    Listeria

    Listeria is an illness caused by eating foods contaminated by the bacteria, Listeria monocytogenes.

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    Gas heating - health and safety issues

    Regular servicing of your gas heating could save you and your families lives and also save you money. As we move into winter, make sure that your gas heaters have been professionally serviced in the past two years.

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    Birth defects

    A congenital anomaly is any abnormality occurring before birth. Speak to your GP to find out if you are at increased risk of having a child with a congenital anomaly.

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    Pregnancy - obstetric emergencies

    Obstetric emergencies are health problems that are life-threatening for pregnant women and their babies. An obstetric emergency may arise at any time during pregnancy, labour and birth.

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    Kilojoules on the menu

    Large fast food and supermarket chains must display the kilojoule content on their ready-to-eat food and drinks from 1 May. Kilojoule labelling will make it easier for you to make healthier food choices.

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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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    Eating disorders and adolescents

    An eating disorder may develop as a way for an adolescent to feel in control about what's happening in their life.

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    Epilepsy and exercise

    Exercise is good for everyone, but it also has important benefits for people with epilepsy. Although in some types of epilepsy, seizures can be triggered by physical exercise, these are extremely rare and exceptional.

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    Coeliac disease and gluten sensitivity

    In a person with coeliac disease, the lining of the small intestine is damaged by gluten, which is a protein in wheat, rye, barley, triticale (a hybrid of rye and wheat) and oats. It also causes inflammation in other parts of the body.

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    Physical activity for women

    This Girl Can is about empowering women to enjoy being active without worrying about judgement, gender stereotypes or skill level. Join the activity now.

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    Major trauma interactive story

    Phillip sustained serious injuries after a truck accident, follow his story from accident to the "new normal" and hear from the experts about the experience of major trauma.

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    Alcohol and drug treatments and programs

    There is a range of alcohol and drug-related services available in Victoria, many of which are free. Speak to your GP for treatment or to direct you into a program that is right for you.

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    The Victorian Health System

    The Victorian health system offers a range of services and support across the state, from mental health services, alcohol and drug services, pregnancy, birth and maternal services to aged care services and more.

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    Save Lives Save 000 for emergencies

    When an ambulance is called to a non-emergency, it puts the lives of people in a life threatening emergency at risk.

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    Diabetes - pre-diabetes

    National Diabetes Week aims to raise awareness about the importance of early detection and early treatment for all types of diabetes as part of the "It's About Time" campaign. National Diabetes Week runs from 8 July to 14 July 2018.

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    Diabetes

    This week Diabetes Victoria are busting five top diabetes myths. Join them and help clear the public confusion about what is and isn’t true about diabetes!

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    Koori maternity services

    NAIDOC Week is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community. Koori maternity services are a part of health services for ATSI Victorians.

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