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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.
Australia has many varieties of wild-growing fungi, many of which are edible. However, a few types are poisonous or even deadly. The only way to tell whether a wild mushroom is safe to eat is to have it identified by a mushroom expert (mycologist). If you are unsure, don’t eat it.
From May 2018, children from 6 months to less than 5 years of age can have a free flu vaccination. Book an appointment with your GP or local immunisation provider.
Large fast food and supermarket chains must display the kilojoule content on their ready-to-eat food and drinks from 1 May. Kilojoule labelling will make it easier for you to make healthier food choices.
Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (formerly known as Wegener granulamatosis) is a rare type of inflammation that targets the arteries, veins and capillaries of the kidneys and the respiratory system, including the lungs, trachea, nose and sinuses.
Vaginal cancer is one of the rarest gynaecological cancers, accounting for around two per cent of cases. Women aged over 50 years are most commonly affected.
Meningococcal disease is uncommon but serious. Vaccines are available to protect against some strains.
This Girl Can is about empowering women to enjoy being active without worrying about judgement, gender stereotypes or skill level. Join the activity now.
Research suggests that regular exercise may be effective in preventing depression and also in treating mild depression.
Sleep research suggests that a teenager needs between eight and 10 hours of sleep every night. Yet most adolescents only get about 6.5 – 7.5 hours sleep per night, and some get less.
There is a range of alcohol and drug-related services available in Victoria, many of which are free. Speak to your GP for treatment or to direct you into a program that is right for you.
Emergency Management Victoria coordinates Victoria’s response to emergencies such as floods, bushfires or heatwaves.
Numerous people and services work together to provide you with successful treatment in a hospital, from medical assessments and daily treatment to medication and catering.
When an ambulance is called to a non-emergency, it puts the lives of people in a life threatening emergency at risk.
National Palliative Care Week is an annual awareness raising week organised by Palliative Care Australia. The theme for this year’s National Palliative Care Week is ‘What matters most?’
Macula Month (1-31 May) is about raising awareness of all macular diseases, including age-related macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease and other less common diseases of the macula.
This month is Lung Health Awareness Month. Take the Lung Foundation's lung health checklist to see how healthy your lungs are.
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Page last reviewed: 22 Aug 2014
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