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It’s important for people with asthma or hay fever to know about thunderstorm asthma and what they can do to help protect themselves. Even if you don't think you have asthma or hay fever, don't ignore symptoms like wheezing or shortness of breath - check with your GP. And learn the four steps of asthma first aid.
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.
We take a look at why the weekly Friday is a favourite for so many people, and how to keep that feeling going into the weekend.
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.
Syphilis is a sexually transmissible infection (STI) which can affect both men and women. It is transmitted through close skin-to-skin contact and is highly contagious when the syphilis sore (chancre) or rash is present.
It’s springtime, which means it’s time to pull out the tools and get stuck into some home improvements. If there’s a chance you could uncover or disturb lead-containing paint during your reno, you need to know the facts and how to protect yourself, your family and your pets.
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.
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?
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.
This year, men's health month Movember is highlighting Testicular cancer. 44% of men don’t know how to perform a testicular self-examination. This Movember make yourself familiar with the usual level of lumpiness of your testicles and see a doctor if you notice a change.
November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Anyone can be diagnosed with lung cancer. It affects men, women, smokers, ex-smokers and never smokers.
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