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  1. e-cigarettes

    25 Nov 2019

    What do the experts say about electronic cigarettes. Electronic cigarettes – or e-cigarettes – simulate the act of smoking, but you don’t burn tobacco when you use them...

  2. E-liquids for use in e-cigarettes

    27 Nov 2019

    E-liquid products may or may not contain nicotine or other harmful substances. E-liquid products are not always labelled accurately and there is no guarantee that a product does not contain nicotine...

  3. EACH Social and Community Health service

    04 May 2020

    EACH Social and Community Health is a health service that aims to improve community health and wellbeing...

  4. Ear infections

    07 Feb 2019

    It is estimated that around four out of five children will experience a middle ear infection at least once...

  5. Ear problems in children

    09 Mar 2018

    Babies and young children are more likely to develop middle ear infections because they are still building up their immunity...

  6. Ear wax

    07 Feb 2019

    In most cases, blockage of the ear canal with wax is a harmless event...

  7. Ear, nose and throat specialist services

    04 May 2020

    Ear, nose and throat (ENT) doctors are medical specialists who diagnose and treat disorders of the ear, nose and throat...

  8. Early parenting centres support families

    22 Jul 2020

    Early Parenting Centres help families whose children have sleep, feeding or other difficulties...

  9. Early signs and intervention with mental illness

    26 Apr 2018

    Getting help early can reduce the severity of symptoms and the impact on people’s daily lives...

  10. Early support for a child with disabilities

    17 Aug 2018

    For children diagnosed with a disability, getting the support they need as early as possible will give them the best chance of minimising the long-term effects of the disability...

  11. Ears

    27 Mar 2019

    The brain uses the inner ear, the eyes and muscles to pinpoint the position of the body at all times...

  12. Ears - Meniere's disease

    06 Jan 2021

    Meniere's disease affects the ear, which is the centre of hearing and balance...

  13. Ears - otosclerosis

    07 Feb 2019

    Otosclerosis eventually affects both ears, but the condition doesn?t cause total deafness...

  14. Ears - ways to protect your hearing

    Ears - ways to protect your hearing

    Once hearing is damaged, it often can't be restored...

  15. Eating and drinking in hospital

    26 Jul 2019

    Eating well and drinking plenty of water while staying in hospital is important to your health and recovery...

  16. Eating disorders

    08 Nov 2019

    Eating disorders are a mental illness and can affect women and men of all age groups...

  17. Eating Disorders - Dealing with the Monster (video) [video]

    25 Jun 2018 Eating Disorders - Dealing with the Monster (video)

    Eating disorders can cause people to act differently and they may seem to be a completely different person. Some people find it helpful to visualise the eating disorder in a particular way. In this...

    Duration: 7:39

    • Video,
    • Weight management - Body image,
    • Weight management - Health conditions and weight
  18. Eating disorders - support for families

    22 Nov 2019

    You have the potential to be a great support to your family member if they are diagnosed with an eating disorder...

  19. Eating disorders and adolescents

    15 Dec 2019

    Often, an eating disorder develops as a way for an adolescent to feel in control about what's happening in their life...

  20. Eating disorders not otherwise specified (EDNOS), see

  21. Eating out – healthy food from different cultures (video) [video]

    13 Oct 2015 Eating out – healthy food from different cultures (video)

    Nutritionist Shane Bilsborough takes us on a tour of Melbourne’s restaurants. Some popular food from different cultures is high in fat and kilojoules. There are, however, some healthy alternatives...

    Duration: 4:40

    • Video library,
    • Healthy eating,
    • Healthy Eating - Planning, shopping and cooking,
    • Summer 2015,
    • Healthy eating know-how
  22. Eating tips for children (3) - older toddlers

    24 Oct 2015

    Offer children the same foods as the family, with a variety of textures and flavours for balanced nutrition...

  23. Eating tips for preschoolers

    21 Feb 2018

    Children are able to decide how much food they need for activity and growth if allowed to eat according to their appetite...

  24. Eating tips for school children

    01 Feb 2018

    Snacks are an important part of a healthy diet for active children, so offer nutritious as well as high energy snacks...

  25. Eating tips for young toddlers

    12 Jul 2017

    Children have a natural ability to sense when they are hungry and when they are full...

  26. Ebola virus disease (EVD)

    26 Nov 2018

    Ebola virus is a rare disease that can causes severe symptoms and can be life-threatening...

  27. ECG test

    07 Oct 2020

    A doctor may recommend an electrocardiogram for patients who may be at risk of heart disease because of family history, smoking, overweight, diabetes or other conditions...

  28. Ecstasy (MDMA)

    29 Oct 2020

    Ecstasy is an illegal stimulant and hallucinogenic drug that can cause stroke and heart attack...

  29. Ectopic pregnancy

    12 Apr 2019

    Ectopic pregnancy is caused by a fertilised egg not being able to move through the fallopian tube...

  30. Eczema (atopic dermatitis)

    07 Jul 2020

    Eczema can vary in severity, and symptoms may flare up or subside from day to day...

  31. Edible gardens - saving water

    22 Oct 2015

    Saving water in the garden not only saves money, but also helps protect the environment...

  32. EEG test

    09 Mar 2018

    In a person with epilepsy, an electroencephalogram (EEG) may show bursts of abnormal discharges in the form of spikes and sharp wave patterns...

  33. Effects of stroke

    09 Mar 2018

    The long-term effects of stroke depend on which part of the brain was damaged and by how much...

  34. Egg allergy

    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...

  35. Egg freezing

    27 Jun 2019

    You can freeze your eggs for medical reasons or for reasons that are more to do with your life circumstances...

  36. Eggplant

    23 Oct 2015 Eggplant

    Eggplant, or aubergine as it’s sometimes called, is a fruit that comes in a variety of shapes and colours, but the most common is the deep purple oval. You can use eggplant in a wide variety of dishes...

  37. Eggs

    18 Feb 2016 Eggs

    An egg is a nutritional powerhouse full of protein and essential vitamins and minerals. You can simply boil, poach, scramble or fry eggs – or use them in more complex desserts or in savoury dishes...

  38. Eggs

    22 Jun 2020

    The humble egg is a powerhouse of nutritional goodness. Eggs are full of things your body needs. They are a great source of protein, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals (such as vitamin A, vitamin D...

  39. Elbow pain

    09 Mar 2018

    Elbow pain and can result from overuse in a range of sports or occupations...

  40. Elder abuse

    04 Jan 2019

    Any act occurring within a relationship where there is an implication of trust, which results in harm to an older person. Abuse may be physical, sexual, financial, psychological, social and/or...

  41. Electric shock

    22 Dec 2016

    Always disconnect the power supply before trying to help a victim of electric shock...

  42. Electrocardiagram, see

  43. Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)

    09 Mar 2018

    ECT can be an effective treatment for some types of mental illness...

  44. Electroencephalogram, see

  45. Electromagnetic fields (EMF) and health issues

    01 Jun 2020

    The effect of electromagetic fields (EMF) from power lines and other sources is a controversial issue...

  46. Elise, VFLW player and founder of Active Support, Melbourne [video]

    Elise Muller was diagnosed with autism at the age of 12 and was told from a very young age about all the things she couldn’t do...

    Duration: 3:10

  47. Emergencies - calling triple zero (000)

    17 Jul 2018

    Call triple zero (000) in an emergency for ambulance, fire or police services...

  48. Emergencies - calling triple zero (000), see

  49. Emergencies - coping without gas or electricity

    21 Nov 2019

    In a gas or electricity blackout you may have to think laterally to come up with ways to continue bathing, eating and keeping warm...

  50. Emergencies - floods

    Emergencies - floods

    You and your family should work out an emergency plan in case of flood...

  51. Emergencies - when to call an ambulance

    05 Sep 2018

    In a medical emergency, call triple zero (000) for assistance...

  52. Emergency - overdose

    25 Jul 2019

    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...

  53. Emergency - urban flash floods

    14 May 2019 Emergency - urban flash floods

    Urban flash flooding can happen quickly and without warning. Heavy rain causes runoff to collect in dips, car parks and roads, and there is a risk of contamination, injury and disease...

  54. Emergency contraception

    20 May 2019

    After having a baby, you need to choose an effective method of contraception if you don't want to have another baby straight away...

  55. Emergency department - what to expect

    21 Jun 2018

    You are treated as soon as possible in an emergency department, but someone who arrived after you may be seen earlier if necessary...

  56. Emergency department staff, Casualty department staff, Accident and emergency department staff

    10 Aug 2017

    The emergency department is staffed by highly trained clinicians, including nurses, doctors and other healthcare professionals...

  57. Emergency hospital services, After-hours care

    03 Jul 2019

    Hospital emergency services are for people with serious illness or injury...

  58. Emergency or crisis support for carers

    29 May 2019

    An emergency care plan is a set of instructions about caring for someone in the event that you are not able to...

  59. Emergency – ambulance, fire, police

    04 May 2020

    In situations where people are injured or their lives are in danger, always call triple zero (000). If you have seen a serious accident or crime, you should also call triple zero (000). The triple...

  60. Emotional support services for carers

    22 Jun 2017

    Look after your emotional needs so you can continue your care role, be healthy and well and enjoy life as much as possible...

  61. Emphysema

    19 Jul 2018

    Emphysema is generally caused by cigarette smoking or long-term exposure to certain industrial pollutants or dusts...

  62. Empty nest syndrome

    10 Oct 2019

    The grief of empty nest syndrome often goes unrecognised, because an adult child moving out of home is seen as a normal, healthy event...

  63. End of life and palliative care at home

    05 Nov 2018

    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...

  64. End of life and palliative care explained

    08 Jul 2020

    Palliative care helps improve the quality of life for a person with a life-limiting illness, as well as the lives of their family, friends and carers, through advice, information, referral and support...

  65. End of life and palliative care for children, teenagers and young adults

    01 Mar 2017

    There are age sensitive palliative care services that will help you and your family...

  66. End of life and palliative care for children, teenagers and young adults

    06 Dec 2018

    Palliative care for children provides physical, emotional, social and spiritual support to newborns, infants, children and young people with a life-limiting condition and their families...

  67. End of life and palliative care for older Victorians

    09 Aug 2017

    If you are living with a life-limiting illness, end of life and palliative care services can be provided to you at home...

  68. End of life and palliative care for people living with a disability

    05 Nov 2018

    End of life and palliative care for Victorians living with a disability can be provided at home, in specialist disability accommodation, in residential aged care or in an inpatient facility at a...

  69. End of life and palliative care volunteers

    28 Feb 2017

    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...

  70. Endocarditis

    09 Mar 2018

    Endocarditis is an infection of the heart valves or the inner lining of the heart...

  71. Endocrine system

    09 Mar 2018

    Hormones can be thought of as chemical messages that communicate with the body and bring about changes...

  72. Endocrinologist services

    04 May 2020

    An endocrinologist is a doctor who has special training to diagnose and treat disorders involving the endocrine system...

  73. Endometriosis

    16 Dec 2019

    Endometriosis is a painful condition that may be treated with medications or surgery...

  74. Endometriosis - know the facts (video) [video]

    Endometriosis - know the facts (video)

    Learn some facts about endometriosis. We debunk some myths and explore symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options for women...

    Duration: 3:19 min

    • Reproductive system - female,
    • Reproductive system - female - Fallopian tubes and ovaries,
    • Reproductive system - female - Fertility, pregnancy and childbirth,
    • Reproductive system - female - Uterus and cervix,
    • Reproductive system - female - Reproductive and contraception
  75. Endoscopy

    08 May 2019

    An endoscope or fibrescope is a long, usually flexible tube with a lens at one end and a video camera at the other...

  76. Energy in food (kilojoules and calories)

    09 May 2018

    A kilojoule is a unit of measure of energy, in the same way that kilometres measure distance...

  77. Energy Safe Victoria services

    04 May 2020

    Energy Safe Victoria (ESV) gives information about what to do in a gas or electrical emergency. The website explains what to do in a number of other situations such as natural gas leaks, electric...

  78. Enlarged heart

    09 Mar 2018

    An enlarged heart isn?t a condition in itself, but a symptom of an underlying problem that is causing the heart to work harder than normal...

  79. Enlarged spleen, see

  80. Epidemic Thunderstorm Asthma

    Epidemic Thunderstorm Asthma

    People who have asthma or hay fever can get severe asthma symptoms during pollen season when high grass pollen counts combine with a certain type of thunderstorm...

  81. Epididymitis

    11 Apr 2019

    Epididymitis is an infection that causes inflammation of the epididymis...

  82. Epilepsy

    30 Oct 2020

    Medication can provide seizure control for approximately 70 per cent of people with epilepsy...

  83. Epilepsy - first aid and safety

    04 Nov 2020

    Good seizure management is an important part of reducing the risks associated with epilepsy...

  84. Epilepsy - lifestyle issues

    30 Oct 2020

    Learn about your epilepsy so that you can make informed decisions about your lifestyle...

  85. Epilepsy and aging

    14 Apr 2020

    Epilepsy most commonly begins in childhood or in older adulthood, although it can begin at any age. People over 65 years of age have the highest incidence of epilepsy of any age, accounting for almost...

  86. Epilepsy and employment

    11 Feb 2019

    Many people living with epilepsy are successfully employed across a range of professional fields...

  87. Epilepsy and exercise

    03 Nov 2020

    It is rare for a person with epilepsy to have a seizure during physical activity, but you should always take safety precautions when exercising...

  88. Epilepsy and learning

    20 Dec 2019

    Epilepsy is a common condition of the brain in which people experience recurrent unprovoked seizures. Most people living with epilepsy progress well as learners through primary and secondary school...

  89. Epilepsy and Young People - Diagnosis (video) [video]

    25 Jun 2018 Epilepsy and Young People - Diagnosis (video)

    Epilepsy is the world's most common serious brain disorder and is characterised by a tendency to have recurrent seizures. Most seizures are spontaneous and brief yet self-limiting and can involve...

    Duration: 4:02

    • Brains and nerves,
    • Brains and nerves - Epilepsy and seizures,
    • Brains and nerves - Brain related conditions,
    • Brains and nerves - Brain and nerve basics,
    • Video
  90. Epilepsy in children

    02 Nov 2020

    Children with epilepsy generally have seizures that respond well to medication, and they enjoy a normal and active childhood...

  91. Erectile dysfunction

    10 Jun 2019

    Common causes of erectile dysfunction include physical illness, anxiety and too much alcohol...

  92. Erectile dysfunction and diabetes

    19 Nov 2018

    Men with diabetes are more prone to problems with erectile dysfunction or impotence...

  93. Erythema infectiosum, see

  94. Erythema nodosum

    01 Jun 2020

    Erythema nodosum appears as red tender lumps, most commonly on the shins...

  95. Essential tremor

    24 Sep 2019

    Essential tremor causes involuntary shaking or trembling of particular parts of the body, usually the head and hands, but it is not Parkinson's disease...

  96. European wasp

    19 Nov 2018

    Unlike a bee, which can only sting once (and leaves the stinger behind in the skin), the European wasp can sting repeatedly...

  97. European wasp nest, see

  98. European wasp precautions, see

  99. Evacuating with infants in an emergency - Advice for parents and carers

    06 Feb 2020

    Due to the vulnerability of infants and the large amount of supplies required to safely formula feed infants in situations where there is no access to power or clean water, it is recommended that all...

  100. Exercise - everyday activities

    26 Jul 2017

    There are lots of everyday activities that provide an opportunity to be active and provide health benefits...

  101. Exercise - the low-down on hydration

    25 Apr 2019 Exercise - the low-down on hydration

    You need to drink enough and regularly to keep hydrated during exercise...

  102. Exercise and arthritis

    06 Aug 2018 Exercise and arthritis

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

  103. Exercise and diabetes

    15 Apr 2019 Exercise and diabetes

    Exercise is an important lifestyle choice for everyone. For people with diabetes or at risk of diabetes, exercise is still an important part of a healthy lifestyle...

  104. Exercise and diabetes (video) [video]

    23 Jun 2017 Exercise and diabetes (video)

    Healthy exercise is important for everyone. This video from Diabetes Australia – Victoria explores the importance of exercise when you have diabetes...

    Duration: 8:32

    • Diabetes,
    • Diabetes - Diabetes basics,
    • Diabetes - Living with diabetes,
    • Diabetes,
    • By health condition,
    • Video library
  105. Exercise and mental health

    07 Feb 2018

    We all know how important exercise is for keeping us physically healthy. But did you know that exercise can also help keep you mentally healthy? Research shows that people who exercise regularly have...

  106. Exercise and mood

    08 Jul 2020

    Exercise can have an enormous impact on your mood. Not only can exercise help in treating depression, it can also prevent people from becoming depressed again. So it’s important to keep up an exercise...

  107. Exercise and stretching in the office (video) [video]

    13 Oct 2015 Exercise and stretching in the office (video)

    Sitting behind a desk all day doesn't mean you can't exercise...

    Duration: 3:42

    • Video library,
    • Exercise and fitness,
    • Work,
    • Work - Active living and work,
    • Keeping active,
    • Keeping active - Keeping active throughout life
  108. Exercise in your local surroundings (video) [video]

    13 Oct 2015 Exercise in your local surroundings (video)

    Want to exercise, but find gyms boring or expensive? Sue Stanley and Shane Bilsborough team up to show you how to exercise indoors and outdoors using your local surroundings - whether it's running up...

    Duration: 4:04

    • Get fit,
    • Keeping active,
    • Keeping active - Health conditions and exercise,
    • Keeping active - Keeping active basics,
    • Keeping active - Staying fit and motivated,
    • Summer 2015
  109. Exercise intensity

    25 Apr 2019 Exercise intensity

    If you can talk but not sing, you?re exercising at the right intensity...

  110. Exercise physiologist services

    04 May 2020

    An exercise physiologist is a healthcare professional who gives people information and advice about exercise to help them manage and prevent injuries and chronic conditions...

  111. Exercise programs

    01 Jun 2020 Exercise programs

    If you are unfamiliar with what is involved, starting an exercise program can be challenging...

  112. Exercise safety

    29 Jul 2016

    Training too hard or fast is a common cause of sports-related injuries...

  113. Exercise with a friend

    25 Apr 2019 Exercise with a friend

    Exercise is important for your physical and mental health. Working out with a friend means you’re more likely to have fun and stick to your exercise plan...

  114. Exercise-induced asthma

    17 Apr 2019

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

  115. Expressive language disorder

    01 Nov 2018

    Expressive language disorder means that a child has difficulty with verbal, written or other information...

  116. Extreme heat (video) [video]

    11 Oct 2016

    Extreme heat can affect anyone, including the young and healthy...

    Duration: 0:31

    • Heatwave,
    • Environmental health - Bushfires, floods and extreme weather,
    • Natural disasters and emergencies,
    • Topic,
    • Healthy lifestyle,
    • Environmental health,
    • Health conditons
  117. Eye care - optometrists

    09 Mar 2018

    A standard eye examination with an optometrist includes a screening for all common eye diseases, such as glaucoma and cataracts...

  118. Eye care - orthoptists

    09 Mar 2018

    Orthoptists assist in the diagnosis and treatment of eye disease...

  119. Eye conditions – short-sightedness

    09 Mar 2018

    If you are short-sighted, you will have trouble seeing objects clearly in the distance and they will appear blurry...

  120. Eye floaters

    09 Mar 2018

    Some eye floaters look like small dots, while others appear like threads or little hairy clumps...

  121. Eye injuries - chemical burns

    07 Oct 2020

    Always wear safety goggles or a face shield when handling liquid or powder chemicals...

  122. Eye injuries - foreign body in the eye

    20 Aug 2020

    Don't try to remove a foreign body from your eye - go to your doctor or hospital emergency department for help...

  123. Eye safety at work

    19 Aug 2020

    Wearing eye protection appropriate for the task can significantly reduce the risk of injury...

  124. Eye tests

    09 Mar 2018

    Regular eye tests or check-ups detect problems early, so you can have early treatment to minimise any permanent damage to your eyes...

  125. Eye twitch, see

  126. Eyelid surgery, see

  127. Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty)

    30 Jan 2019

    Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, aims to improve the appearance of the upper eyelids, lower eyelids or both...

  128. Eyes - age-related macular degeneration

    09 Mar 2018

    Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a type of vision loss where there is a distortion or absence of the central field of vision...

  129. Eyes - blocked tear duct

    26 Jul 2019

    Some babies are born with a blocked tear duct, but other events, including infection and trauma to the nose, can cause a blocked tear duct...

  130. Eyes - Charles Bonnet syndrome

    09 Mar 2018

    Many people who suffer from Charles Bonnet syndrome do not consult their doctor out of fear and embarrassment, as hallucinations are associated with mental illness...

  131. Eyes - colour blindness

    20 Oct 2020

    People who have a colour vision deficiency have difficulty seeing some colours or see them differently from other people. Colour vision deficiency is often inherited, and affects more males than...

  132. Eyes - common problems

    09 Mar 2018

    You can help prevent dry eyes and minimise the risk of tired or sore eyes while reading or using a computer...

  133. Eyes - contact lenses

    09 Mar 2018

    Proper care of your contact lenses will help avoid irritation or damage to your eyes...

  134. Eyes - flash burns

    06 Oct 2020

    Flash burns are like sunburn in the eye and can affect both your eyes. Find out more...

  135. Eyes - giant cell arteritis

    03 Sep 2020

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

  136. Eyes - glaucoma

    26 Oct 2018

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

  137. Eyes - laser eye surgery

    05 Oct 2020

    During laser eye surgery, a computer-controlled laser is used to remove microscopic amounts of tissue from the front surface of the eye...

  138. Eyes - optic neuritis

    26 Jul 2019

    Optic neuritis is inflammation of the optic nerve that causes blurred, grey and dim vision...

  139. Eyes - retinal detachment

    25 Nov 2020

    If a detached retina is not treated, it can lead to total blindness...

  140. Eyes - retinitis pigmentosa

    09 Mar 2018

    Retinitis pigmentosa is the collective name for a range of diseases that damage the retina and cause vision to fade...

  141. Eyes - trachoma

    13 Aug 2020

    A clean face and clean environment are the best protection against trachoma...

  142. Eyes - uveitis

    03 Sep 2020

    Iritis can cause vision problems if it is not treated...

  143. Eyes - vision loss

    03 Jun 2020

    A person with vision loss needs to make adaptations in order to do some everyday activities...

  144. Eyes explained

    26 Jul 2019

    The eye's complicated design means that an image can pass through its many layers and end up crisply focused on the retina...

  145. Eyes – long-sightedness

    09 Mar 2018

    A significant amount of long-sightedness can lead to blurred vision, particularly for close objects...

  146. Eyes – refractive errors

    09 Mar 2018

    Refractive errors are common eye disorders causing blurry vision and are related to the focusing ability of your eyes...