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  • Child with measles


    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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    Anxiety and depression in men

    Untreated depression is a high risk factor for suicide. In Australia there are about 3,000 suicides each year. Seventy-five per cent of people who take their lives are men.

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    Fairer funding for Victoria's hospitals

    The Victorian Government is working to ensure every Victorian has access to world-class healthcare– no matter where they live, their background or circumstance.

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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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  • Flooded landscape with road sign reflecting in water

    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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  • Sharon and her husband Philip in hospital

    Major trauma interactive story

    Road accidents can be traumatising and devastating for all concerned. Hear Phillip's story and read advice from medical experts on how to manage major trauma recovery.

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    Child Protection Service

    The responsibility for making sure that children are safe is shared by the family, the general community, community agencies, and professionals working with children, police and government. Early identification and effective intervention can reduce the initial and long-term effects of child abuse, and promote recovery.

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    Share the latest health content on your website - syndication widget

    We have developed a free, simple widget that can provide your visitors with a range of approved health information.

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