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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.
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.
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.
Planned burns are an important part of reducing the risk of bushfires. However, the smoke from planned burns can also affect your health in the same way as the smoke from unplanned bushfires.
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.
A body mass index (BMI) calculator measures body fat and is only an approximate measure of the best weight for a child's health.
Worried about Hepatitis B infection? Read our Hepatitis B fact sheet for more information.
Blue-green algae is not always visible, and does not always colour the water blue or green. People and pets should not enter the water at locations affected by blue-green algae, and should not use the water for cooking, drinking, washing, washing clothes, showering, or watering fruit, vegetables and herbs in the garden. (Photographer : Gregory Heath)
All Victorians living with hepatitis C now have access to fast, effective treatment that will cure Hepatitis C.
Conjunctivitis is a common infection especially among children under five. Children with conjunctivitis must be kept home from school or day care until the discharge from their eyes has stopped to prevent the spread of infection to other children.
OCD is characterised by obsessions and compulsions and can have a profound effect on a person’s life. Psychological therapy, self-help techniques and medication can help people to recover.
A caesarean section is a surgical procedure in which a baby is born through a cut made in the mother’s abdominal wall and uterus.
The early signs of dementia are very subtle and vague, and may not be immediately obvious. Early symptoms also depend on the type of dementia and vary a great deal from person to person.
This Vegetables roasted with pesto recipe is a delicious accompaniment with any roast or just as delicious on its’ own. High in fibre and folate it’s sure to be a winner.
It’s that time of year where many of us may over-indulge in chocolate of all shapes and sizes. Chocolate may contain small amounts of nutrients such as protein and calcium; it is also high in fat and added sugar. So enjoy some treats but try to balance it with some healthy foods and exercise.
Heading off on a trip is exciting, whether it’s overseas, interstate or a road trip. It’s best to be prepared in line with where you are travelling – check if you need any vaccinations and be prepared and aware of health issues when travelling.
Exercise intensity refers to how hard your body is working during physical activity. Your heart rate, breathing, temperature and perspiration all measure your level of exercise intensity. For maximum health benefits, the goal is to work hard, but not too hard.
Premier’s Active April encourages all Victorians to do 30 minutes of activity a day during April with the aim of incorporating physical activity into their ongoing daily routine. A record 103,020 Victorians registered in 2015. Registrations for 2016 Premier’s Active April are now open. For ways to get active check out our information on Keeping active.
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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