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    Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS)

    Are you planning to travel to Saudi Arabia for the Hajj? Find out how to protect yourself from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) infection while travelling and what to do if you become unwell.

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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.

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    E-liquids for use in e-cigarettes

    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.

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    Mushroom poisoning

    There is no ‘home test’ that can help you tell the difference between fungi and mushrooms that are safe to eat and those that are poisonous. It is recommended that you only eat mushrooms you’ve bought from the supermarket, greengrocer or another reputable source.

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    Men's nutrition

    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.

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    Youth suicide the warning signs

    Youth suicide affects families every day in Australia. It is the leading cause of death among young people.

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    Premature ejaculation

    Premature ejaculation is the most common sexual problem for men. It is a lack of control over ejaculation so that it often happens sooner than the man or his partner wants, causing distress for one or both partners.

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    Bowel cancer screening

    Bowel cancer affects men and women, young and old. 98% of bowel cancer cases can be successfully treated when detected early.

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    Emergencies - floods

    When there is a flood alert in your area, there are things you can do to prepare.

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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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    ASD early intervention podcast

    Hear from a leading expert about Autism Spectrum Disorder and listen to a parent talk about her experiences of early intervention and her son's ASD.

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