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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.
Measles is a contagious viral illness that causes a skin rash and fever. Please see your GP if you have measles symptoms.
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.
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.
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.
Youth suicide affects families every day in Australia. It is the leading cause of death among young people.
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.
Bowel cancer affects men and women, young and old. 98% of bowel cancer cases can be successfully treated when detected early.
When there is a flood alert in your area, there are things you can do to prepare.
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.
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.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides disability support based on individual needs. The NDIS will be available across the state by 1 July 2019.
Learn about who’s who during pregnancy, birth and newborn care. Understand which records and paperwork are required as well as payment options for having a baby and newborn care in Victoria.
Child Protection protects children and young people from harm caused by abuse or neglect. Early identification and effective intervention can reduce the initial and long-term effects of child abuse, and promote recovery.
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Dry July is a fundraiser that encourages you to go alcohol-free in July to raise funds for people affected by cancer.
NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. Help celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture this NAIDOC Week 7 - 14 July.
Diabetes affects around 1.7 million Australians. Understanding diabetes is key to managing the disease. Diabetes Australia promotes National Diabetes Week from 14 - 20 July.
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