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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.
Salmonellosis is a form of gastroenteritis caused by the germ Salmonella. Salmonellosis can affect anyone, however most cases occur in children and young adults.
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.
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.
Sexuality is about your sexual feelings, thoughts, attractions and behaviours towards other people.
Find some facts about endometriosis. We debunk some myths and explore symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options for women.
When you decide to quit smoking, it can help to find out what to expect as you work through the process. Some people have only a few mild symptoms when they quit but others find it harder.
Research shows that in the long term, the average body weight of people who have quit smoking is similar to people who have never smoked.
It can be hard to talk to people about how you feel. If you think you don't know anyone who will listen, you can call a confidential counselling service.
When someone uses instant messaging or chat, text messages, email, social networking sites or forums to hurt or embarrass someone else or to make them afraid, that’s cyberbullying.
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.
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.
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.
This Girl Can week is on from 18 to 24 March. Keep active and encourage the younger women in your life to keep active too.
Epilepsy is a common condition of the brain in which a person has a tendency to have recurrent unprovoked seizures.
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Page last reviewed: 22 Aug 2014
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