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  1. Labial adhesions

    09 Mar 2018

    Labial adhesions are more common during the nappy years, but poor hygiene may be a cause in older girls...

  2. Labyrinthitis and vestibular neuritis

    07 Nov 2019

    Labyrinthitis and vestibular neuritis are disorders that result in inflammation of the inner ear and the nerve connecting the inner ear to the brain...

  3. Lactation Consultant

    20 Dec 2019

    A lactation consultant is a health professional who specialises in helping women to breastfeed their babies...

  4. Lactose intolerance

    09 Mar 2018

    Symptoms of lactose intolerance include bloating, gas, abdominal pain and diarrhoea...

  5. Ladder safety matters – Dr Owen (video) [video]

    07 Sep 2016 Ladder safety matters – Dr Owen (video)

    Stop and think before you use a ladder!...

    Duration: 2:20

  6. Ladder safety matters – Mick (video) [video]

    07 Sep 2016 Ladder safety matters – Mick (video)

    Stop and think before you use a ladder...

    Duration: 1:54

    • Safety - Safety in and around the home,
    • Safety - Safety basics,
    • Safety - Work and environmental safety
  7. Ladder safety matters – Nick (video) [video]

    07 Sep 2016 Ladder safety matters – Nick (video)

    Stop and think before you use a ladder...

    Duration: 2:13

    • Safety - Safety basics,
    • Safety - Safety in and around the home,
    • Safety - Work and environmental safety,
    • Topic,
    • Healthy lifestyle,
    • Safety
  8. Ladder Safety – Mick's story

    08 Feb 2018 Ladder Safety – Mick's story

    Injuries associated with ladder falls have been steadily increasing in Australia, especially among men aged 60 years and older doing work in and around the home...

  9. Ladder Safety – Nick's story

    08 Feb 2018 Ladder Safety – Nick's story

    Injuries associated with ladder falls have been steadily increasing in Australia, especially among men aged 60 years and older doing work in and around the home...

  10. Ladder Safety – Paul’s story

    08 Feb 2018 Ladder Safety – Paul’s story

    Paul was sanding the exterior of his house when he overreached and fell more than two metres from his ladder...

  11. Ladders Safety Matters - Paul (video) [video]

    07 Sep 2016 Ladders Safety Matters - Paul (video)

    We can keep our pools safe, healthy, and most importantly fun...

    Duration: 2:01

    • Safety - Safety basics,
    • Safety - Safety in and around the home,
    • Safety - Work and environmental safety
  12. Laminectomy

    09 Mar 2018

    A laminectomy is a surgical incision into the vertebra to obtain access to the spinal cord...

  13. Laparoscopy

    09 Mar 2018

    The advantage of laparoscopy is that only a small incision is required, which is why it is also known as 'keyhole surgery'...

  14. Laparotomy

    09 Mar 2018

    A laparotomy is a surgical incision into the abdominal cavity used to examine the abdominal organs and aid diagnosis...

  15. Larynx

    09 Mar 2018

    Prolonged exposure to air pollutants, such as dust, can irritate the larynx and cause chronic laryngitis...

  16. 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...

  17. Latex allergy

    17 Jul 2019

    The best way to manage latex allergy is to avoid exposure to latex products...

  18. Laughter clubs (video) [video]

    13 Oct 2015 Laughter clubs (video)

    Laughter has some great health benefits such boosting your immune system, lowering your blood pressure and reducing stress...

    Duration: 3:54

    • Healthy Mind - Relaxation and altenative therapies,
    • Healthy Mind - Goals tips and tools,
    • Topic,
    • Healthy lifestyle,
    • Healthy mind
  19. Lawn bowls - health benefits

    16 Jun 2017

    Lawn bowls is a popular participant sport, particularly for the elderly, due to its relaxed pace and comparatively light physical demands...

  20. Lawn bowls - preventing injury

    16 Jun 2017

    People who take part in lawn bowls develop skills and coordination that improve their fitness...

  21. Lead exposure and your health

    19 Nov 2018

    Long-term exposure to low levels of lead may produce symptoms including irritability, lack of energy and loss of appetite...

  22. Leanne & Thomas' story - National Disability Insurance Scheme - NDIS (video) [video]

    Leanne tells about how she and her son Thomas have benefited from the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)...

    Duration: 2:13

    • Disability,
    • NDIS - National Disability Issurance Scheme
  23. Leeks

    22 Oct 2015 Leeks

    The long, white-stemmed leek can be eaten raw, sliced in salads, sautéed or added to soups and pies. Leeks are a good source of vitamins A, C and K, and contain lots of dietary fibre. In Victoria...

  24. Left-handedness

    22 Jul 2020

    If your child is naturally left-handed, don't try to force them to use their right hand...

  25. Leg ulcers

    09 Mar 2018

    Age, varicose veins, smoking and arterial disease increase the risk of leg ulcers...

  26. Legionnaires' disease

    05 Nov 2018

    Legionnaires' disease is a rare form of pneumonia...

  27. Lemon

    22 Oct 2015 Lemon

    Lemons can be squeezed over a piece of grilled fish and their grated zest adds an aromatic perfume to recipes. A slice of lemon in tea adds another dimension to the drink. Lemons are a good source of...

  28. Lemongrass

    01 Nov 2019 Lemongrass

    Lemongrass adds a citrus flavour to soups and curries and can be used in meat, chicken and seafood dishes. It contains vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 and folate and minerals such as manganese, iron and...

  29. Leprosy (Hansen’s disease)

    13 Mar 2019

    Once a person with leprosy begins treatment they quickly become non-infectious...

  30. Leptospirosis

    26 Nov 2018

    Leptospirosis is a disease spread from animals to humans, caused by infection with the bacteria Leptospira...

  31. Lesbian sexuality

    04 Jun 2020

    Many women report they have lesbian experiences or feelings, but do not think of themselves as lesbians...

  32. Lettuce

    22 Oct 2015 Lettuce

    A green salad made with crispy, crunchy lettuce complements grilled meat, chicken or fish dishes. Depending on the variety, lettuce contains vitamins A and C and minerals such as potassium. Lettuce is...

  33. Leukaemia

    21 Jul 2019

    Most children and many adults with acute leukaemia can expect to be cured, while chronic leukaemia can be successfully managed...

  34. Leukodystrophy

    12 Nov 2019

    Leukodystrophy refers to a group of inherited disorders that affect the white matter of the brain, which causes loss of normal brain functions...

  35. Libido

    11 Apr 2019

    Physical illness or relationship problems can cause a loss of sex drive or libido...

  36. Life expectancy for Victorians

    14 Sep 2016

    Reducing risk factors will improve the health of Victorians more than developing cures for diseases...

  37. Lifeline

    04 May 2020

    Call Lifeline to anonymously and confidentially discuss any personal difficulties, including suicidal thoughts at any time. Calls can be made at any time...

  38. Lime

    22 Oct 2015 Lime

    Tangy limes can be squeezed and added to fruit juices, made into desserts or used as a marinade for chicken or fish. Limes are a good source of vitamin C and contain minerals such as calcium and...

  39. Lipoedema

    02 Feb 2021

    Lipoedema is a painful, chronic, symmetrical swelling in the legs, thighs, buttocks and sometimes arms due to the accumulation of fat in the subcutaneous tissues. The onset often occurs during puberty...

  40. Liposuction

    11 Dec 2019

    Liposuction is invasive surgery and is not a substitute for weight reduction or a cure for obesity...

  41. Lipreading

    09 Mar 2018

    Lipreading can help people who are hearing impaired to cope better with their hearing loss...

  42. Lisa, Mum, West Footscray [video]

    Beyondblue ambassador and founder of online community Bad Mums Club Lisa Boyce is a stay-at-home mum to two children. Having experienced post-natal depression, Lisa wants mothers to realise that...

    Duration: 3:20

  43. Listeria

    19 Nov 2018

    Listeria infection is uncommon but very dangerous for the elderly, people whose immune systems are not working properly and pregnant women and their unborn babies...

  44. Liver

    15 Apr 2020

    Some forms of liver disease are inherited, while others are caused by lifestyle factors...

  45. Liver - fatty liver disease

    25 Jun 2020

    The damage caused by fatty liver disease can often be halted or reversed through simple lifestyle changes...

  46. Liver - primary biliary cirrhosis

    21 May 2020

    Primary biliary cirrhosis is an autoimmune condition characterised by inflammation and scarring of the bile ducts within the liver...

  47. Liver cancer

    15 Dec 2019

    Liver cancer can be a primary cancer that starts in the liver, or a secondary cancer that starts in another part of the body and spreads to the liver...

  48. Liver disease - cirrhosis

    24 May 2020

    Cirrhosis is a type of liver damage where healthy cells are replaced by scar tissue...

  49. Living at home as you get older

    19 Oct 2018

    As you get older, living at home can be made easier by using home care services, setting a routine and keeping socially active...

  50. Living in a residential aged care home

    26 Jul 2016

    Residential aged care homes provide a range of care, services, social, cultural and spiritual activities, and different physical environments which give you options for how to spend your days...

  51. Living with a heart condition

    21 Aug 2020

    Attending cardiac rehabilitation will help you to create a good foundation for living with your heart condition...

  52. Living with Bowel Cancer - Treatment and Surgery (video) [video]

    03 Jul 2018 Living with Bowel Cancer - Treatment and Surgery (video)

    Participants discuss their surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Each persons situation is different as were their treatment options. Participants share some of the side effects and also their...

    Duration: 7:32

    • Cancer - A-Z of cancer conditions,
    • Cancer - Cancer explained,
    • Cancer - Cancer treatments,
    • Cancer - Living with cancer,
    • Cancer - Cancer screening and early detection,
    • Video
  53. Living with depression - other management techniques (video) [video]

    14 Oct 2015 Living with depression - other management techniques (video)

    People with depression discuss a range of management techniques for dealing with their condition...

    Duration: 3:36

    • Video library,
    • Health conditons
  54. Living with Depression - Recognising Symptoms (video) [video]

    25 Jun 2018

    In this video clip, participants discuss the early signs of depression. They also share some of the events that lead up to their diagnosis...

    Duration: 4:33

    • Depression,
    • Depression - Depression explained,
    • Depression - Living with depression,
    • Depression - Depression treatment and support,
    • Video
  55. Living with kidney failure

    09 Mar 2018

    Although dialysis or transplant surgery after kidney failure can be challenging, many people go on to live active and productive lives...

  56. Living with Migraines - Diagnosis (video) [video]

    04 Jul 2018 Living with Migraines - Diagnosis (video)

    In this video clip, people share their first experiences of migraine and describe the pain that accompanies them. They also share the frequency that they experience migraines...

    Duration: 5:46

    • Video library,
    • Pain - Headaches and migraine,
    • Pain - Managing pain,
    • Pain - Types of pain
  57. Living with persistent pain

    03 Aug 2018 Living with persistent pain

    Pain is our built-in alarm system. It makes us aware that something might be going wrong in our body. However, there are many things you can do to deal effectively with persistent pain...

  58. Lockjaw, see

  59. Locomotor system

    14 Jul 2020

    The skeleton and skeletal muscles work together to allow movement...

  60. Long QT syndrome

    12 Nov 2019

    You should be investigated for long QT syndrome if you faint for no apparent reason, during or after exercise or emotional excitement...

  61. Long-sighted

    09 Mar 2018

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

  62. Long-term illness – how to manage

    24 Aug 2017

    Chronic condition management includes positive lifestyle factors like a healthy diet, regular exercise, good sleep and social support...

  63. Look after your health at harvest time (slideshow)

    20 Dec 2019 Look after your health at harvest time (slideshow)

    Farmer health, wellbeing and safety are often neglected when facing the pressures of harvest. Simple safety measures can dramatically reduce the risk of injury and illness...

  64. Looking after yourself as a carer

    28 Feb 2017 Looking after yourself as a carer

    If you are a carer, for example of a person with a disability or mental illness, or recovering from an accident or illness or an older person with care needs, you need to look after yourself or the...

  65. Low blood pressure, see

  66. Lunch - avoid the fast food fix (video) [video]

    Nutritionist Shane Bilsborough shows us how much energy it takes to burn off a fast food lunch. Join tradies, Corky and Danny as they find out how to maintain a healthy weight...

    Duration: 4:43

    • Healthy Eating,
    • Healthy Eating - Planning, shopping and cooking,
    • Work,
    • Work - Healthy eating at work,
    • Young people (13-19),
    • Young people (13-19) - Healthy eating
  67. Lunch at work

    22 Jan 2018

    Did you know lunch is just as important as breakfast? In other words, don’t skip lunch: you need it every day! A nutritious lunch will give you the energy to get through an afternoon of work...

  68. Lunch box tips

    Lunch box tips

    Encourage children to help choose and prepare their own healthy snack or lunch...

  69. Lunch boxes - healthy ideas

    10 Feb 2020

    Healthy foods that are great for school lunch boxes...

  70. Lunch boxes - healthy shopping ideas (video) [video]

    13 Oct 2015

    Victorian State Public Health Nutritionist Veronica Graham takes us shopping for the right foods to include in your childs lunchbox...

    Duration: 2:55

    • Video library,
    • Healthy Eating,
    • Healthy Eating - Planning, shopping and cooking,
    • Children (4-12),
    • Children (4-12) - Healthy eating,
    • Work,
    • Work - Healthy eating at work
  71. Lunch boxes - how to make them healthy (video) [video]

    14 Oct 2015 Lunch boxes - how to make them healthy (video)

    Victorian State Public Health Nutritionist Veronica Graham shares three healthy and delicious lunchbox examples for the kids and provides some great food preparation tips to save you time throughout...

    Duration: 5:43

    • Video library,
    • Health checks,
    • Healthy eating,
    • Healthy Eating - Planning, shopping and cooking,
    • Children (4-12),
    • Children (4-12) - Healthy eating,
    • Work,
    • Work - Healthy eating at work
  72. Lunch boxes - menu planner

    20 Apr 2018

    By planning ahead, you can make sure that your child's lunch box has each of the six key elements of a healthy lunchbox...

  73. Lung cancer

    16 Jul 2019

    Lung cancer occurs most often in adults between the ages of 40 and 70 who have smoked cigarettes for at least 20 years...

  74. Lung conditions - chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

    19 Jul 2018

    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is the collective term for a number of lung diseases that prevent proper breathing...

  75. Lupus

    05 Aug 2019

    Lupus can be mild or life-threatening, depending on which tissues are affected...

  76. Lupus and infections

    21 Aug 2019

    The most common infections for people with lupus include those of the respiratory tract, skin and urinary system...

  77. Lupus and medication

    21 Aug 2019

    Lupus most commonly appears in women of childbearing age...

  78. Lupus and pregnancy

    21 Aug 2019

    Lupus can be controlled with medications, so the majority of affected women are able to have children...

  79. Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM)

    09 Mar 2018

    Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) is a rare lung disease that can affect women during their reproductive years...

  80. Lymphatic system

    07 Nov 2019

    The lymphatic manages fluid levels in the body, filters out bacteria and houses types of white blood cells...

  81. Lymphoedema

    09 Mar 2018

    Women who have undergone treatment of breast cancer are particularly susceptible to lymphoedema of the arm...

  82. Lymphoma

    16 Jul 2019

    Lymphoma is a general term for a cancer that begins in the lymphatic system...