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    Sexual abuse

    Sexual abuse (also referred to as sexual assault) can be experienced by anyone. If you have experienced sexual abuse you can call the Sexual Assault Crisis Line.

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    Flu

    The flu is a highly contagious viral infection that can cause severe illness and life-threatening complications, including pneumonia. The flu is spread by contact with fluids from coughs and sneezes.

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    Child safety at home

    Dangerous household items can be as small as button batteries which are often found in toys or remotes. Batteries can be easily swallowed by children and may prove deadly. Make sure your home is safe for children.

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    Smoke and your health

    Smoke from fires can reduce air quality, and exposure to smoke can affect you and your family's health.  Avoid smoke by staying indoors or by moving to an area away from the smoke. For ongoing information and updates on fires and smoke in Victoria, go to the Vic Emergency website.

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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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    Heat stress and heat-related illness

    Heat-related illness can range from mild conditions such as a rash or cramps to very serious conditions such as heatstroke, which can kill. Those most at risk are older people, young children and people with a medical condition.

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    Water Safety

    When it's hot cooling off in the water is great, but you need to take certain precautions to stay safe. Before taking the plunge find out how you and your family can reduce the risks and stay safe.

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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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    Accessing a palliative care service

    If you have been diagnosed with a serious or chronic life-limiting illness, you may want to talk to your doctor or other health professional about how palliative care services may assist you.

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    Victoria State Emergency Service

    The Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES) manages the emergency response to storms, floods, tsunamis and earthquakes in Victoria. The SES also helps with road rescues, search and rescue and with major bushfire events.

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