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    Never leave kids in cars

    The never leave kids in cars campaign prompts parents to take their kids with them whenever they get out of the car, just as they do their everyday valuables, to avoid potentially tragic consequences.

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  • E-liquids for use in e-cigarettes

    E-liquids for use in e-cigarettes

    E-liquid products may or may not contain nicotine or other harmful substances. E-liquid products are not always labelled accurately and there is no guarantee that a product does not contain nicotine.

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    Extreme heat

    Extreme heat can lead to illnesses and deaths, so it's important that you know what to do to survive the heat. Drink plenty of water, keep cool with fans and air conditioning, and check on older family members, neighbors and friends, and never leave kids in cars.

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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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    Eating disorders and adolescents

    An eating disorder may develop as a way for an adolescent to feel in control about what's happening in their life.

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  • WEHI researcher Jane Visvader and colleague looking at genetic tests

    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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  • Boy and girl jumping into lake water.

    Water Safety

    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.

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  • Mum and child playing frisbee

    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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    Bowel cancer

    Decembeard Australia encourages men to grow a beard in December to raise awareness for bowel cancer. The disease affects 1 in 10 Aussie men making it Australia's second biggest cancer killer.

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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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