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Significant bushfires are burning across Victoria and impacting communities across the state. Inside is critical information to help you prepare and keep you safe as well as information and advice for after the fires have passed.
As of December 2019, novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a newly identified virus that can cause respiratory illness, including pneumonia.
When returning to your property, make sure you are aware of the dangers and take steps to protect your health and safety.
Emergencies may result in situations where it is harder to keep food safe. Find out how to follow good food safety practices.
In late 2019 cases of a novel coronavirus started to be reported and many myths have sprung up as cases have increased. It’s important that we do some myth busting, so you and your loved ones know how to respond to novel coronavirus in Victoria.
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.
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.
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.
Smoke from fires can reduce air quality, and exposure to smoke can affect you and your family's health. Avoid smoke by staying indoors or by moving to an area away from the smoke. For ongoing information and updates on fires and smoke in Victoria, go to the Vic Emergency website.
When it's hot cooling off in the water is great, but you need to take certain precautions to stay safe. Before taking the plunge find out how you and your family can reduce the risks and stay safe.
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?
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.
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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Page last reviewed: 22 Aug 2014
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