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It's normal to have strong reactions after being involved in or witnessing a distressing or frightening event, but there are many things you can do to cope with and recover from trauma.
Legionnaires’ disease is caused by Legionella bacteria, which are widespread in our environment. A person may catch Legionnaires' disease by breathing in fine droplets of water that contain the bacteria.
Cancer Council Victoria has launched an awareness campaign on the link between obesity and 13 types of cancer. Being above a healthy weight is a leading preventable cause of cancer. One way you can reduce your risk of weight gain is to avoid sugary drinks.
The Buruli (Bairnsdale) ulcer is a rare skin disease caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium ulcerans.
Cancer of the cervix (cervical cancer) is diagnosed in about 180 Victorian women each year. These cases are almost always linked to infection with the human papillomavirus (HPV).
Inadequate cooking is a common cause of food poisoning. Cross contamination from raw to cooked foods, such as from hands or utensils, can also cause food poisoning.
Body Mass Index is used to estimate your total amount of fat. It is only an approximate measure of the best weight for your health.
This calculator is designed for men and women over the age of 18.
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.
Emergency management arrangements involve the plans, structures and resources that bring together the activities of government, communities and organisations in a comprehensive and coordinated way to ensure an integrated response.
Family violence (also called domestic violence) is the use of violence, threats, force or intimidation to control or manipulate a family member, partner or former partner.
Rehabilitation services can provide help and care to assist with your physical state after severe trauma. Rehabilitation can begin as soon as you are stable while you are in hospital, the types of rehabilitation will depend on your individual needs.
This week is National Cervical Awareness Week. The Cervical Screening Test has replaced the Pap test, and now you only need to get tested every 5 years instead of 2 years if you are aged between 25 and 74.
It is food safety week until the 17th November. Food poisoning occurs when sufficient numbers of particular types of bacteria, or their toxins, are present in the food you eat. Pregnant women, the elderly, young children and people with chronic illness are at higher risk than others.
Antibiotic Awareness Week is from the 12-18th November. Antibiotic resistant bacteria are bacteria that are not controlled or killed by antibiotics. They are able to survive and even multiply in the presence of an antibiotic.
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Page last reviewed: 22 Aug 2014
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