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    Pollen allergies

    Pollen from grass, weeds and trees is a common cause of hay fever symptoms and asthma. Read our tips on how you can reduce your exposure to pollen this spring.

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    Managing and treating anxiety

    October is Anxiety and Depression Awareness month. Over a million people in Australia live with depression and over two million have an anxiety disorder. With the right treatment, most people recover.

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    Head lice - nits

    There is no product available that prevents head lice. However, tying long hair back and checking weekly for lice, using the conditioner and comb method, can help prevent the spread.

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    Baby bundle

    From July 2019, the Victorian government will offer first-time parents and carers a bundle of nursery essentials containing key parenting information and resources to support the health, development and wellbeing of their babies.

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    Buruli ulcer

    The Buruli (Bairnsdale) ulcer is a rare skin disease caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium ulcerans.

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    Children keeping them active

    Kids love to be active. Encouraging kids to be active when they are young establishes a routine that could stay with them throughout their life.

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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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    Women's sexual and reproductive health

    Sexual and reproductive health is not only about physical wellbeing – it includes the right to healthy and respectful relationships, health services that are inclusive, safe and appropriate and access to accurate information.

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    Keeping active

    Walktober is an annual health awareness and fundraising event that challenges people to move for 31 minutes of every day for 31 days in October. Start walking today for a healthier workplace and a healthier you!

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    Youth suicide the warning signs

    Youth suicide affects families every day in Australia and is the leading cause of death among young people.

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