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  1. Abdominal birth defects

    09 Mar 2018

    During fetal development, the diaphragm or abdominal wall may fail to properly fuse, allowing the abdominal organs to protrude...

  2. Abdominal muscles

    09 Mar 2018

    The abdominal muscles support the trunk, allow movement and hold organs in place by regulating internal abdominal pressure...

  3. Abdominal pain in adults

    18 Sep 2019

    The type of pain felt in the abdomen can vary greatly...

  4. Abdominal pain in children

    03 Jul 2019

    Children may feel stomach pain for a range of reasons and may need treatment...

  5. Abdominal wall defects, see

  6. Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck)

    11 Dec 2019

    A 'tummy tuck', or abdominoplasty, is cosmetic surgery to remove fat and excess loose skin from the abdomen...

  7. Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention and Legal Service

    29 Apr 2020

    The Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention and Legal Service Victoria helps Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people experiencing or recovering from family violence or sexual assault...

  8. Aboriginal health - barriers to physical activity

    18 Jul 2016

    Engaging in an individual physical activity to benefit only yourself, away from family or community, may be seen as inappropriate or selfish...

  9. Aboriginal health - budget - tucker talk tips

    04 Jul 2018

    You can buy more food if you spend most of your money on basic healthy foods like bread, cereals, fruit and vegies...

  10. Aboriginal health - food for babies

    11 Nov 2016

    Before six months, breastmilk or formula is the only food and drink that your baby needs...

  11. Aboriginal health - food for sport

    11 Nov 2016

    Carbohydrate is the most important nutrient for athletes...

  12. Aboriginal health - getting active

    23 Apr 2020

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

  13. Aboriginal health - good food for Elders

    11 Nov 2016

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

  14. Aboriginal health - healthy active Koori kids

    23 Apr 2020

    Good nutrition and physical exercise help to keep Koori kids healthy and avoid diseases when they get older...

  15. Aboriginal health - healthy eating during pregnancy

    22 Jun 2017

    Some foods should be avoided during pregnancy as they carry bacteria that could harm your unborn baby...

  16. Aboriginal health - healthy weight

    18 Jul 2017 Aboriginal health - healthy weight

    A healthy, nutritious diet and physical activity can help you to maintain a healthy weight...

  17. Aboriginal health - reading food labels

    06 Apr 2017

    Labels on packaged food can give you useful information about the nutrition, ingredients, storage and weight of the food.Add full stop to pull quote...

  18. Abortion in Victoria

    21 Aug 2019

    Some abortion services in Victoria offer reduced fees to students, healthcare card holders and those experiencing financial difficulty...

  19. Abortion information translated into community languages

    24 Sep 2019

    In Victoria, you can have two types of abortion: surgical and medication. Both types are safe and reliable. You can have a medication abortion up to nine weeks of pregnancy. You can have a surgical...

  20. Abortion procedures - medication

    22 Dec 2019

    Mifepristone, also called RU486 or the 'abortion pill', is used to terminate (end) a pregnancy up to nine weeks...

  21. Abortion procedures - surgical

    06 Aug 2019

    Abortion is one of the most common and safest types of surgery in Australia...

  22. About aged care services (video) [video]

    About aged care services (video)

    A broad range of services is available to support your health and wellbeing as you age...

    Duration: 4:04

    • Aged care services,
    • Health services and support,
    • Video library
  23. About alcohol and drug services in Victoria (video) [video]

    Victoria’s alcohol and drug services provide access to a range of treatment options...

    Duration: 3:17

    • Alcohol and drug services,
    • Health services and support
  24. About carers, caring and respite care services (video) [video]

    There are support services to for both carers, and those being cared for...

    Duration: 3:05

    • Carers, caring and respite care services,
    • Topic,
    • Health services and support,
    • Carers and respite care services
  25. About child, family and relationship services (video) [video]

    Services include parent education to maternal and child healthcare, child care, crisis support, child protection, family violence and relationship services...

    • Child, family and relationship services,
    • Health services and support,
    • Parents - Support for parents,
    • Relationships,
    • Relationships - Getting help,
    • Relationships - Relationship basics
  26. About disability services in Victoria (video) [video]

    Learn about options and services available to people with a disability living in Victoria...

    Duration: 4:40

    • Disability services,
    • Health services and support
  27. About emergency, crisis and support services in Victoria (video) [video]

    Victoria’s emergency, crisis and support services respond to a broad range of serious situations, such as medical emergencies, family crisis or environmental disasters...

    Duration: 3:32

    • Emergency, crisis and support services,
    • Health services and support
  28. About hospitals, surgery and procedures in Victoria (video) [video]

    About hospitals, surgery and procedures in Victoria (video)

    Victoria has a diverse range of public and private hospitals in both metropolitan and regional centres...

    Duration: 4:03

    • Hospitals, surgery and procedures,
    • Health services and support,
    • Pain and the health system,
    • Video library
  29. About mental health services in Victoria (video) [video]

    28 Jun 2018 About mental health services in Victoria (video)

    Victorian mental health services provide expert advice and support for people of all ages...

    Duration: 4:51

    • Mental health services,
    • Health services and support,
    • Mental illness - Living with mental illness,
    • Video library
  30. About palliative care services in Victoria (video) [video]

    Palliative care services aim to improve the quality of life for people living with serious, ongoing or potentially terminal illnesses...

    • Health services and support
  31. About palliative care – Moira and George (video) [video]

    About palliative care – Moira and George (video)

    Moira and George talk about the difference palliative care has made to their quality of life...

    Duration: 4:00

  32. About pregnancy and birth services in Victoria (video) [video]

    About pregnancy and birth services in Victoria (video)

    Victoria’s pregnancy, birth and maternal services, help from planning a pregnancy through to giving birth and caring for a newborn...

    Duration: 5:31

    • Pregnancy and birth services,
    • Health services and support,
    • Video library,
    • Reproductive system - female - Fertility, pregnancy and childbirth
  33. Accessing a palliative care service

    14 Feb 2021

    Find out how you can access palliative care for medical treatment, emotional support and practical help to maintain your quality of life for as long as your condition allows...

  34. accuracy FBC, see

  35. Achilles tendinopathy

    07 Dec 2020

    People who run regularly seem to be susceptible to Achilles tendonitis...

  36. Acne

    01 Jun 2020

    Acne is common and can make people of all ages feel embarrassed, but treatments can help if acne is causing distress...

  37. Acoustic neuroma

    08 May 2019

    In its earlier stages, an acoustic neuroma can present similar symptoms to other, less serious conditions, which may delay diagnosis and treatment...

  38. Acquired brain injuries and spinal cord injuries

    19 Nov 2018

    Acquired brain injuries and spinal cord injuries may have a significant effect on your intimate relationships, friendships, social networks, recreation and work activities...

  39. Acquired brain injury

    09 Mar 2018

    The long-term effects of brain injury will be different for each person and can range from mild to profound...

  40. Acromegaly

    09 Mar 2018

    Acromegaly is caused by an excess of growth hormone in adults, which causes the overgrowth of bones in the face, hands, feet and internal organs...

  41. Acupuncture

    05 Sep 2018

    Acupuncture is part of traditional Chinese medicine and consists of inserting fine needles into specific points on the skin...

  42. Acute Community Intervention Service

    29 Apr 2020

    Assessment and treatment programs for people experiencing a mental health crisis...

  43. Acute inpatient mental health services

    29 Apr 2020

    Voluntary and in-voluntary short-term in-patient management and treatment...

  44. Addiction

    19 Mar 2020

    Addiction is a craving to use a substance or to repeat a behaviour...

  45. Addison's disease

    03 Jul 2019

    Most cases of Addison's disease are caused by an autoimmune response that attacks and damages the adrenal glands over time...

  46. Adenoids

    09 Mar 2018

    Since adenoids are constantly in the path of germs, infections are common...

  47. Adhesions

    25 Jun 2020

    Adhesions may have no signs or symptoms, or they may cause pain by pulling on nerves...

  48. Adoption

    10 Oct 2019

    Adoption can give a secure family life to children who can?t live with their birth family...

  49. Adoption, surrogacy and fostering

    15 Feb 2018

    When an infant becomes part of your family through adoption, foster care, surrogacy or other arrangements, there are laws and legal agreements that will outline your rights and responsibilities as a...

  50. Adoptive, foster care and permanent care parent support services Foster care, adoptive and permanent care parent support services Permanent care, adoptive and foster care parent support services

    04 Jan 2019

    Provides an overview of the financial and family support services available to foster carers, families providing permanent care and adoptive parents...

  51. Adult prevention and recovery care (PARC) services

    29 Apr 2020

    Community-based, short-term supported residential services for people experiencing a mental health problem...

  52. Advance care plan - personal stories

    16 Apr 2018

    Advance care plan personal stories...

  53. Advance care planning - short animation (video) [video]

    Advance care planning - short animation (video)

    Animated video describing the importance of creating an advance care plan...

    Duration: 01:08

  54. Advance Care Planning – act while you're still healthy (video) [video]

    20 Oct 2015 Advance Care Planning – act while you're still healthy (video)

    This 'Advance care plan' video clip offers first hand accounts from those who have completed their own Advance care plans...

    Duration: 3:51

    • Video library,
    • Health checks,
    • Healthy lifestyle
  55. Advance Care Planning – making it easier for everyone (video) [video]

    20 Oct 2015 Advance Care Planning – making it easier for everyone (video)

    his 'Advance care plan' video clip offers first hand accounts from those who have completed their own Advance care plans...

    Duration: 5:36

    • Video library,
    • Healthy lifestyle
  56. Advance Care Planning – putting it in writing (video) [video]

    21 Oct 2015 Advance Care Planning – putting it in writing (video)

    This 'Advance care plan' video clip offers first hand accounts from those who have completed their own Advance care plans...

    Duration: 6:24

    • Video library
  57. Advance Care Planning – starting the conversation (video) [video]

    21 Oct 2015 Advance Care Planning – starting the conversation (video)

    This 'Advance care plan' video clip offers first hand accounts from those who have completed their own Advance care plans...

    Duration: 8:49

    • Video library,
    • Healthy lifestyle
  58. Advance care plans

    Advance care plans can help the people close to you and those caring for you to know what is important to you about the level of healthcare and quality of life you would want...

  59. Adverse Medicine Events Line

    29 Apr 2020

    Report and discuss unexpected and undesirable side effects (adverse experiences) with medicine...

  60. Aerobics - preventing injury

    19 Jul 2016

    Aerobics injuries are usually caused by trauma and overuse, but can be prevented by using the right techniques and equipment...

  61. After a flood – animal and insect related hazards

    08 Oct 2020

    When returning to a flood-affected area, remember that wild animals, including rats, mice, snakes or spiders, may be trapped in your home, shed or garden...

  62. After a flood – returning home safely

    08 Oct 2020

    When returning to your home after a flood, take precautions to reduce the possibility of injury, illness or disease...

  63. After-hospital (transition) care

    20 Aug 2020

    The Transition Care Program provides care through tailored support packages, while the Home and Community Care (HACC) Program provides a range of basic maintenance and support services...

  64. After-hours healthcare options

    03 Jul 2019

    For unexpected after-hours medical issues, there are telephone helplines, pharmacies, after-hours medical clinics or doctors who can visit you at home...

  65. Age and fertility

    15 Apr 2020

    Age affects the fertility of both men and women, and is the single biggest factor affecting a woman?s chance to conceive and have a healthy baby...

  66. Aged Care Assessment Service

    29 Apr 2020

    Aged Care Assessment Service teams find the kind of care that best suits your needs...

  67. Aged Care Complaints

    30 Apr 2020

    Aged Care Complaints Scheme is for people with concerns about aged care services...

  68. Aged care rights

    26 Jul 2016

    Whether you are receiving care at home or living in a residential aged care home, you have the right to be treated with respect and dignity at all times, and receive high-quality care and support...

  69. Aged persons mental health services

    30 Apr 2020

    APMH services are for people with a long-standing mental illness who are now over 65 years of age...

  70. Ageing - muscles bones and joints

    09 Mar 2018

    Exercise can prevent age-related changes to muscles, bones and joints and can reverse these changes too...

  71. Ageing – staying healthy and active

    18 Apr 2018

    Being physically active, eating well, socialising and improving your health can help you live a healthy, happy and active life as you get older...

  72. Agoraphobia

    21 May 2020

    A person with agoraphobia is afraid to leave familiar environments, because they are afraid of having a panic attack...

  73. Agoraphobia and panic disorder

    09 Mar 2018

    Panic disorder is not the same as anxiety or a single panic attack. Most people experience anxiety and up to 40 per cent of us have a panic attack at some stage during our lives. People who have...

  74. Aids and equipment at home

    27 Mar 2019 Aids and equipment at home

    Disability aids and equipment such as wheelchairs, walking frames and braces can help people with disabilities and the elderly gain more independence...

  75. Air pollution

    15 May 2017

    Around 75 per cent of Melbourne?s air pollution is caused by vehicle emissions...

  76. Alcohol - how it affects your body

    04 Nov 2018

    How alcohol affects your body Many Australians enjoy a drink. In fact, alcohol is Australia’s most widely used social drug. Like all drugs, alcohol can damage your body, especially if you drink...

  77. Alcohol - how much is too much? (video) [video]

    13 Oct 2015 Alcohol - how much is too much? (video)

    Youth Central journalist Soren Frederiksen asks young people what they think is the limit for safe drinking and comes up with some interesting results...

    Duration: 3:43

    • Video library,
    • Alcohol - Responsible use,
    • Healthy lifestyle,
    • Young people (13-19) - Young people basics
  78. Alcohol - staying safe when drinking [video]

    There are some simple things you can do to stay safe when drinking...

    Duration: 3:12

    • Alcohol and drug services,
    • Healthy lifestyle,
    • Alcohol - Responsible use
  79. Alcohol - tips to turning down drinks (video) [video]

    Saying no can be hard. There are things you can do to make it easier...

    Duration: 2:11

    • Alcohol and drug services,
    • Healthy lifestyle,
    • Alcohol - Responsible use,
    • Alcohol - Reducing your drinking,
    • Young people (13-19) - Smoking, alcohol and drugs
  80. Alcohol and Drug Foundation

    04 May 2020

    ADF programs and research help to prevent alcohol and other drug harm...

  81. Alcohol and drug treatments and programs

    26 Jul 2019

    Counsellors, doctors and other healthcare professionals can help if you have a problem with alcohol or drugs...

  82. Alcohol and drugs - dependence and addiction

    08 May 2019

    Asking for help when you first suspect you have an alcohol or drug problem is important. If you think you have an addiction, speak to your local doctor or phone DirectLine...

  83. Alcohol and other drug education programs

    07 May 2019

    Alcohol and other drug education programs aim to delay, reduce or prevent people’s use of alcohol and other drugs...

  84. Alcohol and pregnancy

    05 Dec 2019

    There’s no safe level of alcohol use during pregnancy. It’s safest to not drink at all during pregnancy, when trying to conceive, and while breastfeeding...

  85. Alcohol and teenagers

    13 Oct 2020

    Alcohol is responsible for most drug-related deaths in the teenage population...

  86. Alcohol and the law

    08 Oct 2020

    Alcohol is Australia’s most widely used drug, but it can cause significant harm to people and society, especially when consumed at risky levels.   Every Australian state and territory have...

  87. Alcohol and weight gain

    09 Nov 2018

    While the relationship between alcohol consumption and obesity remains unclear, there are good reasons to think that alcohol may play a role...

  88. Alcohol consumption – when things don't go to plan (video) [video]

    Don't give up if your plan doesn't work the first time...

    Duration: 1:57

    • Alcohol and drug services,
    • Alcohol - Reducing your drinking,
    • Alcohol - Responsible use,
    • Healthy lifestyle,
    • Young people (13-19) - Smoking, alcohol and drugs
  89. Alcohol facts

    17 Sep 2020

    The size of a standard drink can vary according to the type of alcohol...

  90. Alcohol related brain impairment

    09 Mar 2018

    A person with alcohol related brain impairment (ARBI) might experience problems with coordination, thinking, planning and memory...

  91. Alcohol related brain impairment - memory loss

    09 Mar 2018

    If a person with alcohol related brain impairment is aware of their memory limits, they can learn how to deal with them...

  92. Alcohol related brain impairment - support

    09 Mar 2018

    People with alcohol related brain impairment benefit when their life is organised and follows a good structure...

  93. Alexander technique

    09 Mar 2018

    The Alexander technique stresses that movement should be economical and needs only the minimum amount of energy and effort...

  94. allergic reaction wasp, see

  95. Allergic reactions emergency first aid

    19 Nov 2018

    Severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) and asthma attacks need urgent emergency first aid. In an emergency, always call triple zero (000)...

  96. Allergic rhinitis, see

  97. Allergies and travel

    15 Nov 2018

    If you have an allergy, visit your doctor before you travel, especially if you are at risk of a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) or an asthma attack...

  98. Allergies explained

    22 Aug 2018

    Allergy occurs when the body overreacts to a 'trigger' that is harmless to most people...

  99. Allergies to bites and stings

    22 Oct 2019

    Allergies to insect stings and bites range from milder allergic reactions to life-threatening, severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis)...

  100. Allergies to medications

    09 Mar 2018

    All medication has the potential to cause allergies but some people can have allergic reactions to specific prescription or over-the-counter medications...

  101. Allergies – peanuts, Allergies – tree nuts

    09 Mar 2018

    Peanuts, tree nuts and seeds can all cause allergies with symptoms ranging from milder reactions to a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis)...

  102. Allergies – pollen

    17 Jun 2019

    Pollen allergies cause seasonal hay fever and asthma and can be treated with antihistamines, nasal sprays or asthma medication...

  103. Allergy testing

    10 Jul 2018

    Allergy testing is used to find which substances provoke an allergic reaction...

  104. Allergy – eggs

    09 Mar 2018

    Egg allergy is one of the most common causes of allergies in children with symptoms ranging from mild to life-threatening reactions...

  105. Altitude sickness

    28 Nov 2018

    Being young and fit doesn't reduce your risk of altitude sickness...

  106. Alzheimer's disease

    09 Mar 2018

    Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia in Australia, accounting for about two thirds of cases...

  107. Alzheimer's disease - Early signs (video) [video]

    04 Jul 2018 Alzheimer's disease - Early signs (video)

    Family and friends of people with Alzheimer's disease discuss their experiences and how to recognise the early signs...

    Duration: 5:05

    • Mental illness,
    • Mental illness - Living with mental illness,
    • Dementia - Dementia disorders,
    • Dementia
  108. Alzheimer’s Australia

    03 May 2020

    Dementia Australia provides information and support for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their carers...

  109. ambulance cover, see

  110. Amenorrhoea

    21 Oct 2018

    Some women are more at risk of amenorrhoea (the absence of periods) because of emotional stress or changes in weight...

  111. Amnesia

    09 Mar 2018

    Loss of memory can be temporary or permanent, but 'amnesia' usually refers to the temporary variety...

  112. Amoebiasis

    28 Nov 2018

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

  113. amoebic dysentery, see

  114. Amphetamines

    08 Dec 2020

    Amphetamines are psychostimulant drugs that speed up the workings of the brain...

  115. Amyloidosis

    09 Mar 2018

    A person with amyloidosis produces aggregates of insoluble protein that cannot be eliminated from the body...

  116. Anabolic steroids

    22 Nov 2018

    Prolonged misuse of steroids can cause liver damage and severe mood swings...

  117. Anaemia

    09 Apr 2019

    When a person is anaemic, the red blood cells have to work harder to get oxygen around the body...

  118. Anaesthesia - day surgery

    19 Feb 2019

    Day surgery is completed in one day, usually the person does not have to stay in hospital overnight...

  119. Anal fissure

    09 Mar 2018

    Around half of cases of anal fissures heal by themselves with proper self-care and avoidance of constipation...

  120. Anaphylaxis

    23 Oct 2019

    Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction that requires urgent medical attention...

  121. Androgen deficiency in men

    09 Oct 2019

    The effects of androgen deficiency depend on how severe the deficiency is, its cause and the age at which the deficiency begins...

  122. Androgen deficiency in women

    05 Mar 2019

    Androgen deficiency in women and its treatment is controversial, and more research is needed...

  123. Aneurysm

    09 Mar 2018

    An aneurysm may have no symptoms until it is either very large or it ruptures...

  124. Angela's story - a nurse's major trauma experience

    04 Jul 2017

    Angela, a nurse, was nursed by her colleagues in the hopsital she work at. ' I have never cried so much in my life.'...

  125. Angelman syndrome

    12 Nov 2019

    The characteristic features of Angelman syndrome are not always obvious at birth, but develop during childhood...

  126. Anger - how it affects people

    30 Mar 2019

    Well-managed anger can be a useful emotion that motivates you to make positive changes...

  127. Anger - tips to resolve arguments

    01 Jun 2020

    There are many people you can talk to who can help you overcome feelings of wanting to lash out...

  128. Angina

    17 Sep 2020

    Angina attacks can be prompted by exertion or physical exercise, when the hard-working heart muscle requires greater amounts of oxygen...

  129. Animals and child safety

    11 Nov 2016

    Children should always be closely supervised near animals and taught how to behave safely around pets...

  130. Ankle sprains

    12 Nov 2018

    Ankle sprain is a common sports injuries caused by overstretching and tearing the supporting ligaments...

  131. Ankylosing spondylitis

    21 Aug 2019

    Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a type of inflammatory arthritis that targets the joints of the spine...

  132. Anorexia nervosa

    18 Nov 2019

    A common misconception is that anorexia nervosa only affects young women, but it affects males and females of all ages...

  133. Anosmia - loss of smell

    09 Mar 2018

    People are less sensitive to smells the older they get, and women tend to have a more acute sense of smell than men...

  134. Antenatal checks of your baby

    22 Jun 2017

    A midwife or doctor will use abdominal palpation during an antenatal visit to examine a baby's position and development...

  135. Anthrax

    09 Mar 2018

    Anthrax is a rare but potentially fatal bacterial disease that occasionally infects humans...

  136. Antibacterial cleaning products

    20 Aug 2020

    The Western obsession with cleanliness may be partly responsible for the increase in allergic asthma and conditions such as rhinitis...

  137. Antibiotic resistant bacteria

    09 Mar 2018

    Careful prescribing of antibiotics will minimise the emergence of antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria...

  138. Antioxidants

    06 Jun 2020

    Antioxidants scavenge free radicals from the body's cells, and prevent or reduce the damage caused by oxidation...

  139. Antiphospholipid syndrome, see

  140. Antipsychotic medications

    17 Oct 2019

    Antipsychotic medications work by altering brain chemistry to help reduce psychotic symptoms like hallucinations, delusions and disordered thinking...

  141. Anxiety - treatment options

    09 Mar 2018

    Learning all about anxiety is central to recovery...

  142. Anxiety and depression in men

    04 Jun 2019

    Improve your understanding of anxiety and depression, then take action...

  143. Anxiety and fear in children

    09 Mar 2018

    You can help your child overcome anxiety by taking their fears seriously and encouraging them to talk about their feelings...

  144. Anxiety disorders

    18 May 2020

    Anxiety disorders are common mental health problems that affect many people...

  145. Anxiety Disorders - Diagnosis (video) [video]

    25 Jun 2018 Anxiety Disorders - Diagnosis (video)

    Anxiety disorders are common, affecting about one in ten with persistent, excessive worrying that can hinder their ability to function. They may worry constantly about things that do not warrant it or...

    Duration: 3:21

    • Anxiety,
    • Anxiety - Anxiety explained,
    • Anxiety - Obsessive compuslive disorder,
    • Anxiety - Panic disorders,
    • Anxiety - Phobias,
    • Anxiety - Trauma,
    • Video
  146. Anxiety Disorders - treatment and support (video) [video]

    04 Jul 2018 Anxiety Disorders - treatment and support (video)

    In this video clip, participants discuss the various forms of treatment and support they have received from medical professionals as well as from other sources. Some of the strategies for managing...

    Duration: 7:24

    • Anxiety - Anxiety explained,
    • Anxiety - Obsessive compuslive disorder,
    • Anxiety - Panic disorders,
    • Anxiety - Phobias,
    • Anxiety - Trauma,
    • Video library
  147. Aortic stenosis

    21 Sep 2020

    Aortic stenosis may be congenital (present from before birth), but is often diagnosed during teenage years...

  148. Appendectomy

    09 Mar 2018

    An appendectomy is usually carried out on an emergency basis to treat appendicitis...

  149. Appendicitis

    30 Aug 2018

    Anyone of any age can be struck by appendicitis, but it seems to be more common during childhood and adolescence...

  150. Apple

    18 Jun 2017 Apple

    Crisp, crunchy apples are highly versatile. They can be eaten raw, juiced or cooked to accompany meat or baked in pies and tarts. More than 100 varieties are grown commercially around the world and in...

  151. Apricot

    19 Feb 2016 Apricot

    Apricots are juicy, fragrant fruit that can be eaten raw, used in savoury dishes or made into desserts. They contain vitamins A and C, minerals such as potassium and manganese, and dietary fibre. In...

  152. arbias

    30 Apr 2020

    arbias provides specialist services for people with acquired brain injury...

  153. Arm lift surgery, see

  154. Arm lift surgery (brachioplasty)

    30 Jan 2019

    An 'arm lift' is surgery to reshape or reconstruct the underside of the upper arm from the armpit to the elbow...

  155. Aromatherapy

    09 Mar 2018

    The different smells and chemical constituents of aromatherapy oils can produce different emotional and physiological reactions...

  156. Arsenic mine tailings and health

    30 Nov 2016

    Mine tailings near goldmines may contain high levels of arsenic...

  157. Arthritis - juvenile

    09 Jul 2018

    One child in every 1,000 in Australia is diagnosed with juvenile arthritis. It is one of the most common chronic conditions to affect children...

  158. Arthritis and diet

    06 Dec 2018 Arthritis and diet

    No special diet or 'miracle food' can cure arthritis, but some conditions may be helped by avoiding or including certain foods...

  159. Arthritis and exercise

    06 Aug 2018 Arthritis and exercise

    Exercise can reduce some of the symptoms of arthritis, and improve joint mobility and strength...

  160. Arthritis explained

    06 Dec 2018 Arthritis explained

    People can manage their arthritis using medication, physiotherapy, exercise and self management techniques...

  161. Arthroscopy

    09 Mar 2018 Arthroscopy

    Most people can resume normal activities around three weeks after an arthroscopy...

  162. Artichoke

    19 Feb 2016 Artichoke

    The artichoke is the flower of a variety of thistle and is a favourite in European cuisines. It is a good source of folate, dietary fibre and vitamin C. In Victoria, artichokes are at their peak...

  163. Asbestos and cancer

    16 Jan 2020

    Long-term exposure to asbestos is a cause of lung cancer and other serious illnesses...

  164. Asbestos and your health

    16 Jan 2020

    When asbestos fibres become airborne, people working with asbestos may inhale particles which remain in their lungs...

  165. Asbestos in the home

    16 Jan 2020

    Asbestos fibres breathed into the lungs can cause a range of health problems including lung cancer and mesothelioma...

  166. Asparagus

    14 Dec 2015 Asparagus

    Green, white and purple asparagus are available in Australia. Asparagus spears are a great source of vitamins and minerals and have large amounts of fibre. Green asparagus is in season from September...

  167. Aspergillus

    09 Mar 2018

    Aspergillus is a fungus that commonly grows on rotting vegetation. It can cause asthma symptoms...

  168. Assertiveness

    16 Sep 2016

    It is helpful to imagine assertiveness as the middle ground between aggression and passivity...

  169. Assessing your alcohol and drug use

    27 Oct 2020

    If you are worried about your alcohol or drug use or, call DirectLine on 1800 888 236 for counselling, information and referral, or speak with your local doctor...

  170. assessment FBC, see

  171. Assessments and evaluations for mental illness treatment

    06 Jun 2019

    Your local doctor can conduct an initial mental health assessment and may refer you to a counsellor, psychologist or psychiatrist depending on your needs...

  172. Assistance with Care and Housing for the Aged

    05 Jul 2016

    ACHA helps older people who are in insecure housing to find a home...

  173. Assisted reproductive technology – IVF and ICSI

    04 Jun 2020

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    • Young people,
    • Parents,
    • Students,
    • Asthma,
    • Asthma - Children and teenagers,
    • Asthma - Living with asthma,
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    • Health conditons,
    • By health condition,
    • Asthma,
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    • Asthma - Thunderstorm asthma
  176. Asthma - pregnancy and breastfeeding

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    Pregnant women with asthma need to continue to take their asthma medication as it is important to the health of both mother and baby that the mother's asthma is well managed...

  177. Asthma - thunderstorms

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  178. Asthma and adults

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    Careful diagnosis of adult onset asthma is important, because the symptoms can be confused with other conditions...

  179. Asthma and allergens

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    Many people with asthma find their symptoms can worsen when they are exposed to certain allergens like house dust mite, animal dander, pollen and mould...

  180. Asthma and complementary therapies

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    It is important you discuss your asthma and preferred therapies with both your doctor and complementary therapist...

  181. Asthma and exercise

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    Exercise-induced asthma can be prevented with medication and by preparing for exercise and physical activity...

  182. Asthma and food allergies

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    It is important to identify any foods or food chemicals that may trigger your asthma, but this must be done under strict medical supervision...

  183. Asthma and smoking

    09 Apr 2019

    Breathing in other people's cigarette smoke can be harmful to a person with asthma, especially a child...

  184. Asthma and teenagers

    16 Apr 2019

    Asthma affects about one in ten teenagers in Australia...

  185. Asthma and thunderstorm asthma (video) [video]

    Asthma and thunderstorm asthma (video)

    Watch this overview about thunderstorm asthma to be prepared this pollen season...

    Duration: 1:11

    • Asthma - Asthma basics,
    • Asthma - Thunderstorm asthma,
    • Asthma - Children and teenagers,
    • Asthma - Living with asthma,
    • Asthma - Managing asthma,
    • Video library
  186. Asthma and travel

    16 Apr 2019

    Before taking your trip, visit your doctor to make sure your asthma is under control well before you leave...

  187. Asthma and your workplace

    09 Mar 2018

    Some industries are more likely to affect a person with asthma because of the triggers in the environment...

  188. Asthma emergency first aid

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    Asthma attacks need urgent emergency first aid. In an emergency, always call triple zero (000)...

  189. Asthma explained

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  190. Asthma first aid (video) [video]

    Asthma first aid (video)

    Duration: 1:06

    • Asthma - Asthma basics,
    • Asthma - Children and teenagers,
    • Asthma - Managing asthma,
    • Asthma - Living with asthma,
    • Asthma - Thunderstorm asthma,
    • Video library
  191. Asthma in childhood - triggers (video) [video]

    04 Jul 2018 Asthma in childhood - triggers (video)

    Parents and children talk about some of the factors that can cause a child's asthma to flare up...

    Duration: 2.55

    • Video library,
    • Health conditons,
    • Asthma - Children and teenagers,
    • Children (4-12) - Health conditions and complaints,
    • Babies and toddlers (0-3) - Health conditions and complaints,
    • Parents - Common childhood health concerns,
    • Allergies - Thunderstorm asthma,
    • Asthma - Thunderstorm asthma
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    Understanding asthma triggers for your child can help to reduce the risk of an asthma attack...

  193. Asthma management

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  194. Asthma medication

    30 May 2018

    Your doctor will prescribe the correct medications that can either help to relieve or prevent the symptoms of asthma...

  195. Asthma – diagnosis

    07 Aug 2018

    Doctors do not have a single test to diagnose asthma so your doctor must understand your symptoms and eliminate other possible causes of your symptoms...

  196. Asthma – school and child care

    30 May 2018

    If your child has asthma, the childcare centre or school should have relevant action plans and staff trained to deal with asthma emergencies...

  197. Asthma, children and smoking

    06 May 2019

    Exposure to second-hand smoke increases the risk of children developing asthma and provokes more frequent asthma in children with asthma...

  198. Asthma-friendly home

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  199. Asylum Seeker Resource Centre

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    Some people prefer having palliative care at home because of the familiar environment, feeling of independence and close access to family, friends and the local community...

  201. Athletic amenorrhoea

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    01 Jun 2020

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  208. Auditory neuropathy

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    11 Dec 2019

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  210. Auslan sign language

    20 Nov 2018

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  211. Australian bat lyssavirus (ABLV)

    09 Mar 2018

    The simplest form of prevention for lyssavirus is to avoid close contact with bats...

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    20 Dec 2019

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  213. Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement

    30 Apr 2020

    The Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement provides specialist bereavement services for individuals and families who need help after the death of someone close to them...

  214. Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency

    30 Apr 2020

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  215. Australian Red Cross

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    The Australian Red Cross provides crisis relief and care to vulnerable people...

  216. Australian rules football - preventing injury

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    Australian rules football is a physical contact sport that often results in injuries from tackling, kicking, running and constant competition for the ball...

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  218. Autism spectrum disorder (autism)

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  220. Autism – tips for parents

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  222. Autopsy

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  225. Avoid food poisoning - Cook Safe (video) [video]

    17 Mar 2016

    Learn how to prepare and cook food safely at home...

    Duration: 1:08

    • Video library,
    • Healthy eating,
    • Environmental health,
    • Environmental health - Food quality and safety,
    • Healthy Eating - Food safety and storage
  226. Avoid food poisoning - Eat Safe (video) [video]

    Avoid food poisoning - Eat Safe (video)

    Learn how to make sure your food is safe to eat...

    Duration: 1:30

    • Video library,
    • Healthy eating
  227. Avoid food poisoning - Shop Safe (video) [video]

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    Learn how to keep your hot and cold foods separate and shop safely for food...

    Duration: 1:12

    • Video library,
    • Healthy eating,
    • Recipe,
    • Healthy Eating - Food safety and storage
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    Learn how to handle food safely to avoid food poisoning. Watch Brian, Bobby, Billy and Bernie bacteria as they remind us how to keep bacteria at bay...

    Duration: 4:20

    • Video library,
    • Healthy eating,
    • Recipe
  229. Avoid food poisoning - Store Safe (video) [video]

    17 Mar 2016 Avoid food poisoning - Store Safe (video)

    Learn how to store food safely in your fridge at home...

    Duration: 1:12

    • Video library,
    • Healthy eating,
    • Recipe,
    • Environmental health,
    • Environmental health - Food quality and safety,
    • Healthy Eating - Food safety and storage
  230. Avoiding asthma triggers

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    Asthma triggers are substances, conditions or activities that lead to symptoms of asthma.Asthma symptoms include difficulty breathing, coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath. These symptoms can...

  231. Ayurveda

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    Ayurveda is an ancient healing system from India that uses a range of techniques to treat illness and encourage wellbeing...