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Immunisation is one of the best ways you can protect yourself, your children and future generations from infectious diseases. In other words, if you vaccinate, you help wipe out disease that could spread now and into the future.
Measles is a contagious viral illness that causes a skin rash and fever. Please see your GP if you have measles symptoms.
Facial wrinkles and lines can be reduced with cosmetic injections into the skin. However, harmful and unwanted side effects can occur.
One of the potential dangers of e-cigarettes and the e-liquid they use include swallowing the liquid. This can lead to poisoning and even death when swallowed by children.
From July 2019, the Victorian government will offer first-time parents and carers a bundle of nursery essentials containing key parenting information and resources to support the health, development and wellbeing of their babies.
Our health and wellbeing is closely linked to the environment we live in, but our climate is rapidly changing. This has consequences for our health, wellbeing and safety
Nutritional needs will change across a man’s lifecycle but healthy eating principles remain the same. Find out more about how to eat healthily for your stage in life.
Youth suicide affects families every day in Australia. It is the leading cause of death among young people.
Sexual and reproductive health is not only about physical wellbeing – it includes the right to healthy and respectful relationships, health services that are inclusive, safe and appropriate and access to accurate information.
The best opportunities for good health come from a combination of individual choices such as being more active, not smoking, going easy on alcohol and eating healthily. But what exactly does eating healthily involve?
Endometriosis is a condition in which cells similar to those that line the uterus, grow in locations outside the uterus. The causes of endometriosis remain unknown, but treatment with medication, surgery or both can help the symptoms of endometriosis.
There are a range of mental health services available to help you. Speak to your GP or contact an online or phone service when you need help.
Social stigma and discrimination can make mental health problems worse and stop a person from getting the help they need. Avoid stigmatising people with mental illness by seeing the person first and not labelling them by their mental illness.
It is important to look after yourself and to keep active as much as possible while you are in hospital. Staying physically and mentally active can help you recover faster and reduce the chance of problems when you go home.
The theme for this years Dementia Action Week is Dementia doesn’t discriminate. Do you?
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Sadly around 710 children aged 0-14 are diagnosed with cancer in Australia every year and 100 will die from the disease.
September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Prostate cancer affects one in 11 Australian men and is common in the over-65's. Many cases are not life-threatening because the cancer can be slow growing.
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Page last reviewed: 22 Aug 2014
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