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The Buruli (Bairnsdale) ulcer is a rare skin disease caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium ulcerans.
Measles is a contagious viral illness that causes a skin rash and fever. Please see your GP if you have measles symptoms.
Heat kills more Australians than any natural disaster. Extreme heat can affect anybody but those most at risk are kids, older people and those with a medical condition. Make sure you and your loved ones survive the heat this summer with five simple tips.
As with any big change, starting primary school brings a new set of routines, challenges and rewards.
Making this transition a happy, healthy one can have some real benefits down the track.
Traumatic events leave an indelible mark on many people – from individuals, to families, to emergency service providers, to whole communities, even an entire nation. This enlightening podcast will help you better understand the impact of trauma on people’s lives, how to deal with trauma and how to help others with their recovery.
Kambo is a poison used as a traditional medicine in purging or cleansing rituals, primarily in South America. It is a waxy substance collected by scraping the skin of an Amazonian tree frog.
Juvenile idiopathic arthritis is a group of conditions that cause joint pain and swelling in children and teens under the age of 16, for unknown reasons (idiopathic means ‘of unknown cause’).
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.
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.
Did you know food poisoning is more common in summer than at any other time of the year? Unfortunately you won’t always know when food is contaminated – it will usually look, smell and taste normal, putting you and your family at risk of food poisoning.
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.
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.
Watch this video and learn about Victoria’s pregnancy, birth and maternal services providing a range of services to support you.
Don't Wait Until It's Too Late is Bowel Cancer Australia's campaign highlighting the fact that lives can be saved with early detection.
Paint the Town Teal is an Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month initiative run by Ovarian Cancer Australia. Every day, 4 Australian women are diagnosed and 3 women will die from ovarian cancer. It is the most underfunded and the deadliest female cancer in Australia.
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