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    Your flu shot matters more than ever

    We encourage everyone to take every possible step to help stop the spread of flu this winter. This will help protect our health system and our most vulnerable populations.

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    It's time to talk about Mental Health

    Almost half of all Victorians will experience mental illness in their lifetime but too many people don’t speak up for fear of stigma and discrimination. It’s time to start a new conversation - mental health is something which affects us all.

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    Coronavirus (COVID-19)

    As of December 2019, coronavirus (COVID-19) is a newly identified virus that can cause respiratory illness, including pneumonia.

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    Cancer and COVID-19

    COVID-19 is especially difficult for Australians undergoing cancer treatment. Visit Cancer Council Victoria for more information about cancer and COVID-19, and for updates about its support services.

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    Time to immunise

    To stop the spread of the hepatitis A, the Department of Health and Human Services has introduced a free hepatitis A vaccination for all Victorians who have used drugs within the past 12 months and people who are experiencing homelessness.

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    Cosmetic procedures

    Like any form of surgery, cosmetic procedures need a specialist surgeon trained in the procedure, including appropriate recovery time, healing and proper care. Find out how you can choose a qualified and reputable medical practitioner for your procedure.

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    Child health

    In the first five years life, a child’s brain and body develops more quickly than at any other time. When babies are young, their learning and development mostly happens within the family at home.

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    Genetic services and support

    Genetic services in Victoria provide a range of tests to identify genetic conditions or chromosomal abnormalities. Learn about genetics and the services and support that is available to you and your family.

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    Mushroom poisoning

    Australia has many varieties of wild-growing fungi, some of which 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. If you are unsure if a mushroom is safe to eat, don’t eat it.

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    Keeping active

    Physical activity and fitness protect our health and can be fun. Walking, playing sport, swimming, cycling and gardening can all keep you fit. Stay safe and prevent injury during exercise by following some sensible tips.

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    Women's nutrition for life

    The best opportunities for good health come from a combination of individual choices such as being more active, not smoking, going easy on alcohol and eating healthily. But what exactly does eating healthily involve?

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    Febfast - what will you give up

    Choose from giving up sugar, alcohol, sitting too long or eating meat for all of February and help raise fund for Australia's disadvantaged youth.

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    Family violence

    Sexual, domestic and family violence can happen to anyone — that is, a person from any country, religion, sexuality, gender, social background or culture. No matter what your relationship to someone is, sexual, domestic and family violence are never OK.

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