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Autism spectrum disorders, disruptive behaviour disorders and ADHD
Bleeding, blood pressure, conditions, risks and blood products.
Bone disorders, osteoporosis, muscles, joint conditions, back, prevention and management.
Types of cancer, risks, causes, tests and treatments.
Types, risks, management and complications.
Oesophagus, stomach, small and large intestine, liver, pancreas, gall bladder and related disorders.
Eye problems, conditions, vision loss, management and prevention.
Infectious diseases, childhood diseases, animal to human diseases and prevention.
Mouth conditions, ulcers, dental procedures, tooth development and problems, care and prevention.
Types, management, headache and migraine, back pain and bone and joint pain.
Puberty, menstruation, menopause, infertility, breasts, fallopian tubes, ovaries, uterus, vagina, vulva and thrush.
Puberty, infertility, penis, prostate and testicles.
Guidelines, risks, brain damage and alcohol and depression.
Newborns, feeding, development, behaviour, wellbeing, safety, health and sleep.
Development, behaviour, nutrition, activity, wellbeing, identity, health, safety and trauma.
Drug use, overdose, types of drugs, gambling, health effects of addiction and getting help.
Perpetrators often make excuses for their violence, for example, blaming alcohol or stress.
Nutrition basics, life stages, food safety, diet and health conditions, nutritional advice and vitamins and supplements.
Mood, healthy thinking, body image, relaxation, relationships and getting help.
Stages, fertility, keeping healthy, health concerns and preparing for birth.
Becoming physically active, safety, types of physical activity and exercise and health conditions.
Effects on your body, smoking-related conditions and quitting.
Obesity and overweight, managing weight and healthy weight loss or gain.
Health, development, puberty, identity, risk taking, school, sex and sexuality and health conditions.
Find information about the broad range of services available to support you as you get older.
If you or someone you care for has an alcohol or drug problem, there are services and support available to help.
Learn more about the wide range of services and support available to carers in Victoria.
Understand the kinds of support that are available to children, their parents and carers in Victoria.
Disability support services are provided by a mix of government, community, private and non-profit organisations.
Learn about the range of services and support that exists for people in emergency situations in Victoria.
A hospital stay can be planned or unexpected. Learn about the hospital journey from admission to discharge.
There are a mix of public and private services in place to help people living with mental illness in Victoria.
Palliative care can help maintain quality of life by providing relief to pain symptoms as well as emotional, mental and spiritual support.
Learn how to plan and coordinate your own healthcare, and to make the plan that best suits you.
Involving health services early and understanding your childbirth options will give you the best chance of a successful and rewarding birth experience.
Communicating with your healthcare team will help you get the best health outcome.
Some people are more susceptible to hospital infections than others. However, there are things you can do before and during your stay in hospital that will help reduce the chance of you getting an infection.
People who live and work in rural and remote communities have to deal with hardships such as unpredictable climate and market conditions, financial strain, social isolation, long working hours and reduced access to services. Find out more about recognising and coping with stress
Immunising yourself or your children is important for not only your health, but also for the health of your community because when enough people are immunised diseases no longer spread.
Get the flu shot before the flu gets you. Winter is approaching and along with it comes the dreaded flu season. Protect yourself and those around you by getting your flu vaccination.
Poisonous mushrooms including Death Cap mushrooms and Yellow-staining mushrooms are currently growing in and around Melbourne as a result of recent heavy rains. It is recommended that you only eat mushrooms you’ve purchased from the supermarket, greengrocer or reputable source.
A body mass index (BMI) calculator measures body fat and is only an approximate measure of the best weight for a child's health.
Melanoma is the most dangerous type of skin cancer - it may appear as a new spot or as a change in an existing mole or freckle. However, over 95 per cent of skin cancers can be successfully treated if they are found early.
Anyone can get arthritis, including children and young people. It can affect people from all backgrounds, ages and lifestyles. The most common forms of arthritis are osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout and ankylosing spondylitis.
A food allergy occurs when the immune system reacts to a harmless food. Food intolerance occurs when the body has a chemical reaction to eating a particular food or drink.
Our surgical brochures provide a consumer friendly overview of over 170 common surgical and related medical procedures. Brochures include information on benefits, complications and recovery.
A good quality health or fitness centre provides a safe environment for exercise and is supervised by trained personnel. Ask a lot of questions - making an informed decision can help you choose a facility or program that fits your needs and will support your efforts to achieve long-term health benefits.
Knowing when you ovulate increases your chance of pregnancy. The odds of a young fertile couple conceiving around the time of ovulation (the release of the egg from the ovary) are approximately one in five every month.
On a chilly autumn day, our hearty vegetable soup will warm you up.
Break out the wok for this tasty, quick and easy to prepare vegetable stir fry.
Men should see their doctor for regular medical check-ups. Screening tests help doctors to detect many diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and some cancers in their early stages.
Food labels carry useful information to help you make good choices about food. The food label will tell you if the food contains an additive that you may want to avoid and ‘Best before’ dates indicate how long food will remain of good quality.
The healthcare system in Victoria provides high-quality health treatment, care, education and disease prevention for all Victorians. It includes a wide range of healthcare professionals, working in public and private settings, such as hospitals, medical clinics, community health services and private practice.
When someone is having a mental health crisis, they could be having a panic attack, experiencing withdrawal, feeling suicidal, reacting to relationship issues, having a psychotic episode, or a mix of these symptoms. A mental health first aid course can provide you with a basic understanding of the different kinds of mental illness and their associated symptoms.
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Page last reviewed: 22 Aug 2014
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