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  1. Gallbladder - gallstones and surgery

    09 Mar 2018

    Medical treatment for gallstones may not be necessary unless the gallstones cause symptoms...

  2. Gambler's Help telephone line

    05 Jul 2016

    Gambler's Help offers free, confidential support, advice and information to gamblers, their family and friends. Young people affected by gambling can also call Gambler's Help Youthline...

  3. Gambling

    23 Jul 2019

    Various organisations can offer support, assistance and counselling for people who have gambling problems...

  4. Gambling - advice for family and friends

    23 Jul 2019

    You may feel angry, hurt and betrayed when you discover that a family member or friend has a gambling problem...

  5. Gambling - do you have a problem?

    23 Jul 2019

    There are various warning signs that may indicate you are developing problem-gambling habits...

  6. Gambling - financial issues

    23 Jul 2019

    If you have a gambling problem, a financial counsellor can advise you on how to manage your money and repay your debts...

  7. Gambling - how to change your habits

    23 Jul 2019

    The first step is to decide that you want to stop or control your gambling...

  8. Gambling - providing support

    23 Jul 2019

    You cannot force someone to acknowledge that they have an issue with gambling, but you can encourage them to seek professional help...

  9. Ganglion cysts

    09 Mar 2018

    A ganglion cyst is the most common lump on the hand, and tends to target women between the ages of 20 and 40 years of age...

  10. Garden tours for people with low vision (video) [video]

    13 Oct 2015 Garden tours for people with low vision (video)

    Indra Kurzeme from the Royal Botanic Gardens in Cranbourne and Janene Sadhu from Vision Australia talk to us about what it was like training the Garden Ambassadors to do tours with audio description...

    Duration: 2:38

    Tags:
    • Video library,
    • Health checks,
    • Health conditons
  11. Garden tours for people with low vision - Audio Description (video) [video]

    13 Oct 2015 Garden tours for people with low vision - Audio Description (video)

    Indra Kurzeme from the Royal Botanic Gardens in Cranbourne and Janene Sadhu from Vision Australia talk to us about what it was like training the Garden Ambassadors to do tours with audio description...

    Duration: 3:57

    Tags:
    • Video library,
    • Health checks,
    • Health conditons
  12. Gardening - making a scarecrow

    24 Oct 2015

    Making a scarecrow can add to the appearance of your garden and keep the birds away...

  13. Gardening - making compost

    24 Oct 2015

    Compost is nature's fertiliser. It is made from decomposed organic matter...

  14. Gardening - people with disabilities

    24 Oct 2015

    With a little planning and consideration you can create an accessible, productive and pleasant garden for people with disabilities...

  15. Gardening - planning an edible garden

    15 Aug 2019

    An edible garden does not have to be large, you can start small with a pot or a window box with a few herbs...

  16. Gardening - propagating your own plants

    24 Oct 2015

    One of the real wonders of gardening is actually propagating your own plants...

  17. Gardening for children

    01 Dec 2015

    Children can learn new skills, have fun and develop self-confidence when they grow their own plants...

  18. Gardening for health - starting out

    26 May 2016

    Gardening is a healthy activity that can be enjoyed by everyone...

  19. Gardening for older people

    22 Oct 2015

    Garden spaces and equipment can be modified or adapted to help older people enjoy gardening...

  20. Gardening safety

    31 Oct 2018

    Gardening is an enjoyable form of exercise, but you need to take care...

  21. Gardens for all – a health activity

    30 Dec 2016

    Gardening has many health and therapeutic benefits, and is an activity that most people can enjoy...

  22. Gardens for the senses

    24 Oct 2015

    Sensory gardens are designed to stimulate all five senses and are therapeutic for everyone...

  23. Garlic

    22 Oct 2015 Garlic

    What is garlic? Garlic can lift many dishes into another realm of flavour. While most people love mashed potatoes, the aroma of skordalia – a creamy combination of crushed garlic, boiled smashed...

  24. Gas heating - health and safety issues

    17 Jul 2018

    If you service your gas heater regularly and use it correctly, it will be safe and economical to use...

  25. Gastritis

    12 Dec 2018

    Gastritis may be caused by many factors including infection, alcohol, particular medications and some allergic and immune conditions...

  26. Gastroenteritis

    23 Oct 2018

    It is important to establish the cause of gastro, as different types of gastroenteritis respond to different treatments...

  27. Gastroenteritis - amoebiasis

    28 Nov 2018

    Amoebiasis can cause diarrhoea among travellers to developing countries...

  28. Gastroenteritis - campylobacteriosis

    23 Oct 2018

    Campylobacteriosis is a type of gastroenteritis and is more common in children under five years of age and young adults...

  29. Gastroenteritis - cryptosporidiosis

    23 Oct 2018

    Outbreaks of cryptosporidiosis have been associated with child care centres, public swimming pools and contaminated water supplies...

  30. Gastroenteritis - giardiasis

    23 Oct 2018

    Most people infected with Giardia parasites do not develop symptoms but can still spread the infection to others...

  31. Gastroenteritis - salmonellosis

    23 Oct 2018

    You may be more prone to salmonellosis if you are elderly, have another medical condition (such as a weakened immune system) or are malnourished...

  32. Gastroenteritis - shigella

    06 Sep 2018

    Outbreaks of shigella gastroenteritis can occur in institutional settings, particularly where children are still in nappies or adults are incontinent...

  33. Gastroenteritis in children

    23 Oct 2018

    Gastroenteritis or Gastro can be dangerous for very young babies. Gastro is common in young children and spreads easily. Gastro is a bowel infection which causes diarrhoea (runny or watery poo) and...

  34. Gastroenterologist services

    14 Jun 2017

    A gastroenterologist is a physician who treats diseases and conditions related to the digestive system and intestines...

  35. Gay male sexuality

    22 Sep 2017

    There is no real explanation as to why some men are gay and others are not; it is just part of the wide variety of human sexuality...

  36. General anaesthetics

    09 Mar 2018

    An anaesthetic is a drug or agent that produces a complete or partial loss of feeling...

  37. General practitioner (GP) services

    16 Jun 2017 General practitioner (GP) services

    A general practitioner (GP) is a doctor who is also qualified in general medical practice. GPs are often the first point of contact for someone, of any age, who feels sick or has a health concern...

  38. Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD)

    14 Jun 2018

    Worrying can be constructive if it helps you to work out possible solutions to a problem, but some people are troubled by excessive anxiety...

  39. Genes and genetics explained

    09 Oct 2019

    Children inherit physical characteristics such as eye colour from their parents through their genes...

  40. Genetic conditions

    06 Oct 2019 Genetic conditions

    Genetic conditions are caused by an altered or faulty gene or set of genes...

  41. Genetic counsellor

    24 Sep 2019

    Genetic counsellors provide information, support and advice to people undergoing or considering genetic testing...

  42. Genetic factors and cholesterol

    03 Jun 2019

    Familial hypercholesterolaemia is an inherited condition characterised by higher than normal levels of blood cholesterol...

  43. Genetic services in Victoria

    Genetic services in Victoria

    Genetic services can help people who are affected by, or who are at risk of, inherited conditions or birth defects, to make informed choices about their healthcare...

  44. Genetic Support Network of Victoria

    26 Sep 2019

    Genetic Support Network of Victoria provides valuable information on genetic services, conditions and support groups...

  45. Genetic testing for inherited cancer

    12 Aug 2019

    A predisposition to certain cancers can be inherited via altered genes...

  46. Genetically modified food

    15 Aug 2016

    Some foods include ingredients that have been genetically modified (GM), or are made using ingredients derived from GM organisms...

  47. Genetics – frequently asked questions

    Finding out you have a genetic condition can raise all kinds of questions for you and your family. Get some key information from a genetic counsellor...

  48. Genital herpes

    06 Sep 2018

    Many people with genital herpes are not aware that they have the infection, because they have no symptoms...

  49. Genital warts

    11 Sep 2018

    Genital warts are one of the most common sexually transmissible infections...

  50. Geriatrician

    14 Jun 2017

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  52. Gestational diabetes

    07 Nov 2019

    Gestational diabetes is diabetes that occurs during pregnancy and usually disappears when the pregnancy is over...

  53. Getting active - tucker talk tips

    26 Jul 2017

    The main thing is to choose physical activities that you enjoy and that you can stick to in the long term...

  54. Getting enough protein

    18 Sep 2017

    Protein is an important nutrient that helps your body grow and repair cells. Most Australians eat more than enough protein, but if you are vegetarian or vegan you may not be getting enough protein (or...

  55. Getting help for a mental illness

    05 Jul 2019

    If you are feeling unwell, overwhelmed, depressed, anxious or suicidal, it is important to know that there is help out there. Mental health support services are available throughout Victoria, 24 hours...

  56. Getting help for someone with a mental illness

    17 Jan 2019

    The sooner a person with a mental illness receives treatment, the better the outcome is likely to be...

  57. GHB

    19 Oct 2018

    GHB (gamma-hydroxybutyrate) is an illegal drug that acts as a nervous system depressant. It is also called grievous bodily harm (GBH) or fantasy. GHB is highly addictive. It produces feelings of...

  58. Giant cell arteritis

    09 Mar 2018

    Giant cell arteritis is inflammation of the arteries that can cause sudden blindness in one or both eyes...

  59. Gilbert's syndrome

    07 Nov 2019

    Gilbert's syndrome and hepatitis both cause jaundice but are not related...

  60. Glandular fever

    07 Apr 2019

    Glandular fever is most common among high school and university students, but young children can also become infected by saliva on toys, shared cups, or the hands of carers...

  61. Glaucoma

    26 Oct 2018

    Glaucoma can happen at any age and without early detection can lead to permanent vision loss and blindness...

  62. Gluten sensitivity and coeliac disease

    08 Feb 2019

    Coeliac disease is an immune disease caused by gluten...

  63. Gluten-free diet

    08 Feb 2019

    Gluten sensitivity can be managed with a gluten-free diet...

  64. Glycaemic index

    09 Aug 2018

    The glycaemic index (GI) can be a useful tool to control blood sugar levels...

  65. Going to the toilet in hospital

    26 Jul 2019

    It is important to talk with your healthcare professionals about any continence issues that you may experience when you are in hospital, so staff can investigate and help to solve the problem...

  66. Goitre

    02 Nov 2018

    Symptoms of a goitre can include enlargement of the throat, swallowing problems and breathing problems...

  67. Golden staph

    06 Jun 2019

    Hospital patients are more likely to be infected by golden staph because of surgical or other wounds...

  68. Golf - health benefits

    09 Aug 2016

    Golf provides a stimulating challenge, combined with a healthy walk in pleasant surroundings...

  69. Golf - preventing injury

    03 Aug 2016

    The average golfer playing an 18-hole game walks about seven kilometres...

  70. Gonorrhoea

    11 Sep 2018

    Gonorrhoea, also spelt gonorrhea, affects both men and women and is transmitted during sex, it may lead to infertility in women if left untreated...

  71. Good food for Elders - tucker talk tips

    11 Nov 2016

    Good nutrition, a healthy diet and physical activity can help Elders prevent or manage health problems...

  72. Gout

    03 Aug 2018

    While most other types of arthritis develop slowly, an attack of gout happens suddenly, often overnight...

  73. GPs, shared care and pregnancy

    29 Mar 2016

    Shared care is an arrangement between a hospital (or other birth setting) and a local healthcare professional (usually a GP but sometimes a midwife or obstetrician) where your pregnancy care is...

  74. Granulomatosis with polyangiitis

    17 May 2018

    Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA), formerly known as Wegener granulomatosis is a rare condition that targets the arteries, veins and capillaries of the kidneys and the respiratory system...

  75. Grape

    23 Oct 2015 Grape

    Sweet, juicy grapes add subtle flavour to many dishes. They can be eaten raw or used in savoury dishes. Grapes are a good source of vitamin C and contain dietary fibre. In Victoria, grapes are at...

  76. Grapefruit

    22 Oct 2015 Grapefruit

    The citrus flavour of grapefruit is a perfect accompaniment to meat dishes and salads. Grapefruit is a good source of vitamin C and contains dietary fibre. In Victoria, grapefruit is at its peak...

  77. Greywater - recycling water at home

    09 Sep 2016

    When handled properly, greywater can be safely reused for the garden...

  78. Grief

    26 Nov 2018

    Grief is a process, not an event – most people will continue to grieve in subtle ways for the rest of their lives...

  79. Grief - how to support the bereaved

    17 Jul 2019

    If you're unsure of how to support someone who is grieving, ask them...

  80. Grief and children

    26 Nov 2018

    It can be difficult to talk to a child about death, but it is important to be honest with them...

  81. Grief – support services

    26 Nov 2018

    People who have support from family and friends are less likely to suffer poor health after bereavement and loss...

  82. GriefLine services

    05 Jul 2016

    GriefLine provides counselling and support to people experiencing loss and grief at any stage in life...

  83. Groundwater

    09 Apr 2019

    Groundwater quality varies across Victoria; in some areas, groundwater is not suitable for use...

  84. Growing pains

    11 Oct 2018

    Growing pains may cause a lot of pain but they are harmless and can respond to simple treatments...

  85. Growth and development - primary school children

    09 May 2017

    Always see your doctor if you are concerned about your child's growth or weight...

  86. Growth and weight changes in teenagers

    11 Nov 2016

    The end of a growth spurt may trigger a drop in appetite, so don't immediately assume that your child is trying to lose weight...

  87. Growth charts for children

    11 Nov 2016

    Babies and young children do not usually grow in a perfectly smooth way, but instead grow in 'bursts'...

  88. Growth hormone

    09 Mar 2018

    Some athletes and bodybuilders wrongly believe that taking synthetic growth hormone will help build up their muscles...

  89. Guide to planning and coordinating healthcare (video) [video]

    Tips and information to help you manage your healthcare...

    Tags:
    • Planning and coordinating healthcare,
    • Pain - Managing pain,
    • Health services and support,
    • Topic
  90. Guide to seeing a doctor, specialist or health professional [video]

    Victoria has a wide range of healthcare professionals to meet your health needs...

    Tags:
    • Seeing a doctor, specialist or health professional,
    • Pain - Managing pain,
    • Health services and support,
    • Allergies - Thunderstorm asthma,
    • Asthma - Thunderstorm asthma
  91. Guillain-Barré syndrome

    17 Jul 2019

    Most people with Guillain-Barré syndrome experienced some form of viral or bacterial infection before the onset of symptoms...

  92. Gum disease

    09 Jul 2019

    Brushing teeth regularly helps to prevent gum disease and early treatment can help save affected teeth...