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  1. 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...

  2. Mad cow disease, see

  3. mad cow disease blood donation, see

  4. Maintaining and tracking healthcare

    20 Nov 2015

    As you prepare to leave hospital, you or your carer will already be planning what you need to know about your care outside of hospital, including day-to-day living and support, your medication, your...

  5. Maintaining your quality of life during a life-limiting illness

    13 Feb 2018

    End of life and palliative care is based on person-centred and holistic care. Talk with your family, close friends, doctor and your palliative care team about what they can do to help you to make the...

  6. Major trauma discharge from hospital

    03 Jul 2017

    Discharge from hospital after a major trauma event can be confusing, find out more...

  7. Major trauma in Victoria

    14 Jan 2019 Major trauma in Victoria

    The Victorian State Trauma System provides urgent and coordinated care to people experiencing a major trauma event...

  8. Major trauma services, see

  9. Making a complaint about a mental health service

    19 Jan 2020

    If you are dissatisfied with a mental health treatment or service, you have the right to make a complaint and have your concerns addressed...

  10. Making a complaint about disability services

    30 Jun 2020

    If you are unhappy with the way a disability service has treated you, you have the right to complain and to have your concerns addressed...

  11. Making a complaint on behalf of a patient as a carer

    22 Jun 2017

    Carers have the right to make a complaint on behalf of a person in their care to a healthcare professional, service or regulatory body...

  12. Making and managing health and medical appointments

    11 Mar 2016

    To get the most out of your medical appointments, it’s important to prepare well, book early and write down any questions you may have...

  13. Making friends

    23 Nov 2015

    Friendships are an important part of life, but many of us find it difficult to find, make or keep friends...

  14. Making healthcare decisions for someone else

    12 Mar 2018

    Family members may be involved in making healthcare decisions for you if you are unable to make decisions and it is not a medical emergency...

  15. Making plans and decisions for the end of your life

    Planning and making decisions about the end of your life can be a positive experience. It is a good opportunity to reflect on the things that are important to you, and to make arrangements that suit...

  16. Malaria

    21 Nov 2018

    Travellers who visit malarial locations should avoid mosquito bites and take anti-malarial drugs...

  17. Male Circumcision

    01 Jun 2020

    Male circumcision involves the surgical removal of the foreskin of the penis...

  18. Male infertility

    10 Jun 2019

    A couple isn't suspected of fertility problems until they have tried and failed to conceive for one year...

  19. Mammograms and breast implants

    23 Jul 2018

    Most women who have breast implants will be able to have regular screening mammograms...

  20. Mammography

    23 Jul 2018

    The compression of your breast in a mammogram may cause a little discomfort, but shouldn't be painful...

  21. Managing a relationship breakdown

    08 Feb 2018

    Breaking up is a tough time. It can be better or worse depending on how you deal with it. Here is some information to help you recognise how you’re feeling, and why.  You’ll also find...

  22. Managing and treating anxiety

    09 Mar 2018

    Learning all about anxiety is central to recovery...

  23. Managing appointments, treatments and medications as a carer

    22 Jun 2017 Managing appointments, treatments and medications as a carer

    Carers often organise appointments and treatments for the person they are caring for and help with medicines...

  24. Managing commitments and hospital

    20 Dec 2019

    Making sure your regular commitments are taken care of during a hospital stay will give you peace of mind to concentrate on your recovery...

  25. Managing long-term illness and chronic conditions

    24 Aug 2017

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

  26. Managing mental health medications

    28 Feb 2019

    Medications can be important in the management of mental health issues, whether for a short time or for ongoing stabilization of symptoms...

  27. Managing my diabetes (video) [video]

    23 Jun 2017 Managing my diabetes (video)

    This video from Diabetes Australia – Victoria explores managing your diabetes...

    Duration: 11:53

    • Diabetes,
    • Diabetes - Complications with diabetes,
    • Diabetes - Diabetes basics,
    • Diabetes - Living with diabetes,
    • Diabetes - Types of diabetes,
    • Diabetes,
    • By health condition,
    • Video library
  28. Managing treatments and medications

    25 Aug 2016

    Once you have contacted disability support through the Victorian Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS), you will need to think about how you are going to manage your treatment and...

  29. Managing work and employment with a life-limiting condition

    28 Feb 2017

    For some people with a life-limiting illness, work can play a positive role in providing a continued sense of identity, independence and ongoing financial security for their family...

  30. Managing your health

    03 Jan 2019 Managing your health

    You can manage your health by learning about healthy living, taking steps to prevent disease and having regular health checks with your doctor...

  31. Managing your pain and other symptoms during a life-limiting illness

    12 May 2017

    The healthcare professionals in your palliative care team will work together to manage your pain so that you can focus on the things you enjoy...

  32. Mandarin

    21 Jun 2017 Mandarin

    Juicy, sweet mandarins are a favourite snack for many children. This fruit can be eaten raw, incorporated into desserts or made into a sauce and drizzled over seafood. Mandarins are rich in vitamin C...

  33. Mango

    22 Oct 2015 Mango

    Sweet, juicy mangoes are a favourite summer tropical fruit that can be eaten fresh, added to salads or made into chutney. They are a good source of vitamins A and C and contain vitamin B6 and dietary...

  34. Manual handling injuries - workplace safety

    07 Mar 2017

    A person can be injured when handling objects in a variety of ways including pulling, pushing, holding or restraining...

  35. Marfan syndrome

    12 Nov 2019

    Some people may not realise they have Marfan syndrome, because their features are either mild or not obvious...

  36. Marijuana, see

  37. Marjoram

    22 Oct 2015 Marjoram

    Fresh marjoram is used in salad dressings, soups, marinades, egg and vegetable dishes. Marjoram contains vitamins A and K, minerals such as potassium, manganese and magnesium and dietary fibre. In...

  38. Martial arts - preventing injury

    19 Jul 2016

    The risk of injury from martial arts is low compared to other contact sports...

  39. Massage

    09 Mar 2018

    One of the immediate benefits of massage is a feeling of deep relaxation and calm...

  40. Massage therapist

    04 May 2020

    Massage therapy is the manipulation of a person’s soft tissue (such as muscles, tendons, ligaments, skin, joints, lymphatic vessels or organs) for therapeutic purposes...

  41. Mastitis

    29 Aug 2019

    Mastitis affects some breastfeeding women and may be caused by blocked milk ducts or a bacterial infection...

  42. Masturbation

    04 Nov 2020

    Masturbation is a normal and healthy way for people to explore their own bodies...

  43. Maternal and child health - visit 1 - first visit at home

    07 Feb 2021

    This is your first key age and stage visit with a maternal and child health nurse – there are 10 visits in total from birth to when your child is three and a half years...

  44. Maternal and child health - visit 2 - two week visit

    07 Feb 2021

    This is your two week key age and stage visit with a maternal and child health nurse – there are 10 visits in total from birth to when your child is three and a half years...

  45. Maternal and Child Health Line

    11 Feb 2021

    The confidential, 24-hour Maternal and Child Health Line can give you information and advice about the care and health of your child (from birth to school age)...

  46. Maternal and child health services

    07 Feb 2021

    Your local maternal and child health service will be a great source of support after your baby is born...

  47. Maternal and child health – visit 10 - three and a half year visit

    05 Jan 2021

    When your child turns three-and-a-half, it is time for their final key age and stage appointment with your maternal and child health nurse...

  48. Maternal and child health – visit 3 - four week visit

    07 Feb 2021

    This is your four week key age and stage visit with a maternal and child health nurse – there are 10 visits in total from birth to when your child is three and a half years...

  49. Maternal and child health – visit 4 - eight week visit

    07 Feb 2021

    This is your eight week key age and stage visit with a maternal and child health nurse – there are 10 visits in total from birth to when your child is three and a half years...

  50. Maternal and child health – visit 5 - four month visit

    07 Feb 2021

    This is your four month key age and stage visit with a maternal and child health nurse – there are 10 visits in total from birth to when your child is three and a half years...

  51. Maternal and child health – visit 6 - eight month visit

    07 Feb 2021

    This is your sixth key age and stage visit with a maternal and child health nurse in your local area. Maternal and child health nurses work in partnership with families to care for babies and young...

  52. Maternal and child health – visit 7 - twelve month visit

    07 Feb 2021

    This is your seventh key age and stage visit with a maternal and child health nurse in your local area. Maternal and child health nurses work in partnership with families to care for babies and young...

  53. Maternal and child health – visit 8 - eighteen month visit

    05 Jan 2021

    This is your eighth key age and stage visit with a maternal and child health nurse in your local area. Maternal and child health nurses work in partnership with families to care for babies and young...

  54. Maternal and child health – visit 9 - two year visit

    05 Jan 2021

    When your child turns two, it is time for their second from last key age and stage appointment with your maternal and child health nurse...

  55. McCune-Albright syndrome

    12 Nov 2019

    The severity of symptoms or how a child with McCune-Albright syndrome will be affected throughout life is difficult to predict...

  56. Measles

    Measles can cause serious and sometimes fatal complications, including pneumonia and brain inflammation...

  57. Measles, mumps, rubella, varicella (chickenpox) – immunisation

    Immunisation is the best protection against measles, mumps, rubella and varicella (chickenpox)...

  58. Meat and poultry

    19 Sep 2017

    Meat and poultry are a great source of protein and lots of other nutrients your body needs. Check your recommended intake of meat and poultry and try to stick with it...

  59. medical centre, see

  60. Medical procedures - non-surgical

    09 Mar 2018

    Non-surgical procedures are used to diagnose, measure or treat problems such as disease or injury...

  61. medical research blood donation consent form, see

  62. medical research blood donation, see

  63. Medical terms and definitions during pregnancy and birth

    05 Dec 2018

    Like all areas of medicine, pregnancy and childbirth has a number of specialised terms, many of which you will hear during your own pregnancy and labour and the birth of your baby...

  64. Medical tourism and insurance

    28 Nov 2018

    People may choose to travel overseas to seek medical or surgical treatment that is unavailable in their home country. This is called medical tourism, and it's a booming industry worldwide. People...

  65. Medical treatment decision makers

    30 Sep 2019

    You can appoint someone to be your medical power of attorney, also known as ‘enduring power of attorney (medical treatment)’, to make medical decisions on your behalf when, in certain circumstances...

  66. Medicare

    04 May 2020

    Medicare is a national scheme that provides free or subsidised healthcare to all Australians...

  67. Medication in hospital

    22 Jul 2019

    Medications play an important role in your recovery...

  68. Medication use

    22 Jun 2017 Medication use

    Find out how to use medication properly, so you can avoid problems such as unwanted effects and other adverse reactions...

  69. Medication: know what you’re taking in hospital (video) [video]

    10 Mar 2016 Medication: know what you’re taking in hospital (video)

    Keeping track of all the medications you are taking is important. Hear advice on how to manage medications while you are in hospital...

    Duration: 1:44

    • Hospitals, surgery and procedures,
    • Health and hospital services,
    • Personal stories,
    • Get well soon
  70. Medications - non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

    26 Apr 2019

    Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines should always be used cautiously and for the shortest time possible...

  71. Medicinal cannabis

    11 Jun 2019

    Medicinal cannabis is a legal, high quality medicine that can be prescribed for people by their doctor...

  72. Medicine information leaflets for consumers

    26 Feb 2020

    A Consumer Medicines Information (CMI) leaflet gives you accurate information about the safety of your medication and how best to take it...

  73. Medicines - safety issues

    26 Apr 2019

    Make sure your doctor knows about every medicine you take, including vitamins...

  74. Medicines and side effects

    28 Apr 2019 Medicines and side effects

    Complementary medicines can interact with pharmaceutical medicines...

  75. Medicines Line

    04 May 2020

    This telephone service provides information on prescription, over-the-counter and complementary medicines...

  76. Meditation

    09 Mar 2018

    Meditation techniques can promote a sense of calm and heightened awareness...

  77. Meditation [infographic]

    13 Oct 2016

    Mindfulness meditation has a range of benefits and can help clear your mind...

  78. Medullary cystic kidney disease

    12 Nov 2019

    Medullary cystic kidney disease causes the growth of abnormal cysts in the kidneys...

  79. Medullary sponge kidney

    07 Nov 2019

    Medullary sponge kidney is a condition where cysts develop in the urine-collecting ducts and tubules of one or both kidneys...

  80. Melanoma

    23 Apr 2020

    If untreated, melanomas can spread to other parts of the body and may be fatal...

  81. Melissa's story (video) [video]

    26 Apr 2016 Melissa's story (video)

    Melissa shares her story of how her baby caught chickenpox at 5 weeks old...

    Duration: 1:48

    • Communicable diseases,
    • Immunisation,
    • Immunisation - A-Z of immunisations and vaccines,
    • Immunisation - Immunisation throughout life,
    • Immunisation - Special risk groups,
    • Babies and toddlers (0-3),
    • Babies and toddlers (0-3) - Care and wellbeing,
    • Parents,
    • Parents - Common childhood health concerns,
    • Infections,
    • Infections - Childhood infections,
    • Healthy pregnancy,
    • Healthy pregnancy - Health concerns during pregnancy,
    • Healthy pregnancy - Keeping healthy during pregnancy
  82. Melon

    22 Oct 2015 Melon

    Sweet, juicy melons are eaten fresh as part of breakfast, added to salads to complement meat and seafood dishes or served as dessert with yoghurt. They contain vitamins A and C, minerals and dietary...

  83. Meloplasty, see

  84. Meloplasty

    11 Dec 2019

    A facelift is a type of cosmetic surgery that removes or tightens facial skin to make a person look younger...

  85. Memory loss, see

  86. Memory loss

    09 Mar 2018

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

  87. Memory loss - alcohol related brain impairment

    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...

  88. Memory loss prevention

    19 Dec 2016

    Physical activity, a healthy diet and mental exercises may help maintain your brain’s functions, including memory...

  89. Memory loss services - dementia

    28 Feb 2018

    Services are available in Victoria for people with dementia, and their partners, carers and friends...

  90. Men - androgen deficiency

    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...

  91. Men - health checks

    10 Jun 2019

    Men should see their doctor for regular medical check-ups...

  92. Men and body image

    14 Nov 2019

    Your body image is how you think and feel about your body. Body image involves your thoughts, perceptions, imagination and emotions. It may have little to do with your actual appearance. Although body...

  93. Men and sexuality

    20 May 2020

    Sexuality is not about whom we have sex with, or how often we have it. Sexuality is about our sexual feelings, thoughts, attractions and behaviours towards other people. We can find other people...

  94. Men's health

    10 Jun 2019

    A lack of health awareness and an unwillingness to adopt a healthier lifestyle puts men at a health disadvantage...

  95. Men's health checks (video) [video]

    13 Oct 2015 Men's health checks (video)

    Many men put off going to the doctor, including nutritionist, Shane Bilsborough...

    Duration: 4:40

    • Video library,
    • Health checks,
    • Reproductive system - male,
    • Reproductive system - male - Male reproductive system explained,
    • Health checks - Health checks throughout life
  96. Meniere's disease

    06 Jan 2021

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

  97. Meningioma

    09 Mar 2018

    A meningioma is a non-cancerous brain tumour and responds well to treatment...

  98. Meningitis

    27 Mar 2019

    Meningitis can cause death and requires urgent medical attention...

  99. Meningococcal disease

    30 Jan 2019

    Do not leave young adults alone if they suddenly develop a fever because they may become seriously ill very quickly...

  100. Meningococcal disease – immunisation

    06 Jul 2020

    Meningococcal group vaccines provide good protection against meningococcal group diseases...

  101. Menopause

    15 Sep 2020

    Menopause is a natural occurrence and marks the end of a woman's reproductive years...

  102. Menopause - hormone replacement therapy (HRT)

    09 Mar 2018

    Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can reduce menopausal symptoms, but the benefits and risks need to be considered carefully...

  103. Menopause - premature and early menopause

    12 Nov 2019

    The symptoms of premature or early menopause are the same as for menopause at any age...

  104. Menopause and complementary therapies

    28 Nov 2019

    The use of complementary therapies to manage menopausal symptoms is popular, but the sources of information available to consumers are of variable quality and reliability...

  105. Menopause and osteoporosis

    22 Nov 2019

    Regular weight-bearing exercise and maintaining a diet rich in calcium from childhood will help reduce bone loss at menopause...

  106. Menopause and sexual issues

    27 Nov 2019

    Menopause, the final menstrual period, is a natural event that marks the end of a woman's reproductive years...

  107. Menopause and weight gain

    20 Apr 2018

    Weight gain at menopause can be managed using healthy eating and exercise; HRT may also be beneficial...

  108. MensLine

    16 Jun 2017

    MensLine Australia is a free, confidential, anonymous telephone helpline and online support service...

  109. Menstrual cycle

    14 Aug 2018

    The menstrual cycle is complex and is controlled by many different glands and the hormones that these glands produce...

  110. Menstruation - abnormal bleeding

    09 Mar 2018

    Heavy or abnormal periods may be an indication of other health problems...

  111. Menstruation - athletic amenorrhoea

    14 Aug 2018

    Women who are athletes or who exercise a lot on a regular basis are at risk of developing athletic amenorrhoea, which is the absence of periods...

  112. Menstruation - pain (dysmenorrhoea)

    11 Apr 2019

    Women of any age can experience painful periods and some women find periods are no longer painful after pregnancy and childbirth...

  113. Menstruation – amenorrhoea

    21 Oct 2018

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

  114. Mental health care plans

    22 Aug 2018 Mental health care plans

    A mental health care plan explains the support provided by each member of a person's healthcare team...

  115. Mental Health Complaints Commissioner

    10 May 2020

    The Mental Health Complaints Commissioner (MHCC) is an independent specialist body established under the Mental Health Act 2014 to safeguard rights, resolve complaints about Victorian public mental...

  116. Mental health first aid

    14 Jun 2019

    Mental health first aid is the help you give to someone developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis...

  117. Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course

    05 Sep 2017

    Learn about the early warning signs of mental illness, how to communicate well, and where to find professional mental health services in your local community...

  118. Mental Health Foundation of Australia

    10 May 2020

    The Mental Health Foundation of Australia aims to promote positive attitudes to mental health...

  119. Mental health laws and compulsory patients

    09 Mar 2018

    If you are a compulsory patient under the Mental Health Act, you have rights and there are people who can help you...

  120. Mental health laws and your rights

    03 Sep 2018 Mental health laws and your rights

    The Mental Health Act 2014 is the law governing compulsory mental health treatment in Victoria...

  121. Mental health problems - early care helps

    09 Mar 2018

    If emotional or behavioural problems are disrupting your life, it's important to seek professional help early...

  122. Mental health services - case managers

    28 Feb 2019

    A case manager looks after your interests while you are a client of public (government) mental health services...

  123. Mental health services and programs explained

    18 Jan 2019

    If you think that you or someone you know has a mental health issue, there are a number of ways that you can seek advice, information and referral for general and mental health issues in Victoria...

  124. Mental health tips

    05 Oct 2017

    Take a few tips to improve your health and wellbeing...

  125. Mental health treatment planning

    22 Jun 2017 Mental health treatment planning

    Thinking about and documenting how you would like your treatment and recovery from mental illness to work can help you become more involved in your healthcare...

  126. Mental illness - early signs and intervention

    26 Apr 2018

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

  127. Mental illness - family and friends

    17 Oct 2019

    You can do a lot to help your friend or relative with a mental illness, but you need to look after yourself too...

  128. Mental illness and violence

    16 Oct 2019

    People with a mental illness who are receiving effective treatment are no more violent than anyone else in the community...

  129. Mental illness explained

    22 Aug 2018

    The relationship between stress and mental illness is complex, but it is known that stress can worsen an episode of mental illness...

  130. Mental illness statistics

    31 Oct 2019

    Almost half of all Australians will be affected by mental illness at some time in their life...

  131. Mental illness treatments

    15 Oct 2019

    The correct treatment for mental illness can help a person?s condition to improve or help a person to live well, despite the presence of some ongoing symptoms...

  132. Mental illness – getting help

    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...

  133. Mental illness – stigma and discrimination

    17 Jan 2019

    Stigma is when someone sees you in a negative way because of a particular characteristic or attribute, such as mental illness. When someone treats you in a negative way because of your mental illness...

  134. Men’s nutrition needs

    27 Apr 2018

    Nutrition needs differ with gender and age. A healthy diet for a man is different from a healthy diet for a woman. And what a middle aged male needs from his food for good health and growth...

  135. Men’s Referral Service

    04 May 2020

    The Men’s Referral Service is a free, confidential telephone helpline that offers counselling, advice and support to men who have anger, relationship or parenting issues...

  136. Mercury exposure and poisoning

    08 Aug 2017

    Preventing or minimising exposure to mercury in your environment is the best way to reduce the risk of mercury poisoning...

  137. Mercury in fish

    26 Apr 2020

    Pregnant women and young children should limit consumption of fish that contain high levels of mercury...

  138. Mesothelioma

    09 Mar 2018

    Mesothelioma is a rare type of cancer that can develop decades after exposure to asbestos...

  139. Metabolic syndrome

    09 Mar 2018

    Metabolic syndrome is a collection of conditions that can increase your risk of diabetes, stroke and heart disease...

  140. Metabolism

    02 May 2020 Metabolism

    Your metabolism is influenced by your age, gender, muscle-to-fat ratio, the food you eat, physical activity and hormone function...

  141. Metropolitan and regional trauma services

    14 Jan 2019

    Metropolitan and trauma services provide world class emergency care services to people of all ages...

  142. Metropolitan Trauma Services, see

  143. Middle ear infections

    09 Mar 2018

    Middle ear infections often happen during or after a child has a cold...

  144. Midwife

    10 May 2020

    A midwife cares for women during pregnancy and labour...

  145. Midwives

    22 Jun 2017

    Midwives are specially trained to care for women during pregnancy, labour and just after birth...

  146. Migraine

    09 Mar 2018

    Migraine causes a severe and throbbing headache, usually on one side of the head, as well as symptoms such as nausea...

  147. Milk

    08 Dec 2020

    Milk is an excellent source of vitamins and minerals, particularly calcium...

  148. Milk - unpasteurised milk

    09 Mar 2018

    Raw milk is milk that has not been pasteurised to kill bacteria that could be harmful to humans...

  149. Mind and mood in hospital

    22 Jul 2019 Mind and mood in hospital

    Sticking to your normal routine as much as possible and trying to feel comfortable and aware of your surroundings can help your mind and mood while in hospital...

  150. Miscarriage

    21 Mar 2016

    A range of feelings is normal after a miscarriage, and they often linger for some time...

  151. Miscarriage and Stillbirth - Coming to terms (video) [video]

    25 Jun 2018 Miscarriage and Stillbirth - Coming to terms (video)

    Duration: 9:33

    • Healthy pregnancy - Health concerns during pregnancy,
    • Video
  152. Mobile phone safety for children

    10 Oct 2019

    Teach your child strategies for responding to mobile phone bullying...

  153. Mobile phones and your health

    12 Oct 2015

    Using a mobile phone while driving greatly increases the risk of traffic accidents...

  154. Molar pregnancy

    01 Aug 2018

    Most molar pregnancies are diagnosed when bleeding early in pregnancy prompts an ultrasound scan...

  155. Molluscum contagiosum

    26 Jun 2020

    Molluscum contagiosum can be mistaken for genital warts or pimples, check with your doctor for an accurate diagnosis...

  156. MoneyHelp

    13 Feb 2019

    MoneyHelp provides a telephone financial counselling service and online financial information and advice to help people who are experiencing financial difficulty or debt...

  157. Monitoring your mood

    14 Jan 2021

    Most people know when they are feeling ‘in a mood’. But do you know what ‘mood’ means? Or where your mood comes from? Or how to change your mood? Understanding your moods may help you work out what...

  158. Mononucleosis, see

  159. Mood and sleep

    08 Jun 2018

    Getting enough sleep is vital. Long term sleep deficiency can affect your mood. You can improve your sleep quality...

  160. Mosquito-borne diseases risk and management [video]

    Mosquito-borne diseases risk and management

    Dr Finn Romanes, public health doctor at Victoria, Department of Health and Human Services explains the department’s program to monitor and manage the risks associated with Mosquitoes. Learn about the...

    Duration: 2:00

    • Beat the Bite,
    • Infections,
    • Infections - Animal to human infections,
    • Infections - A-Z of infectious diseases,
    • Infections - Preventing infections,
    • Topic,
    • Infections
  161. Mosquitoes - mozzie-proof your holiday a checklist

    28 Nov 2018

    Use this simple checklist and take action to prevent mosquitoes from spoiling your holiday. Mosquitoes can carry diseases be prepared and avoid mosquito bites...

  162. Mosquitoes - protect your home a checklist

    21 Nov 2018

    Use this simple checklist and take action to prevent mosquitoes from entering your home. The best protection from mosquito-borne diseases is to avoid mosquito bites...

  163. Mosquitoes can carry diseases

    21 Nov 2018 Mosquitoes can carry diseases

    You can reduce the risk of mosquito bites if you get rid of potential mosquito breeding sites around your home...

  164. Motion sickness

    13 Mar 2019

    Motion sickness may occur in anyone, but some people are particularly sensitive...

  165. Motor neurone disease (MND)

    18 Sep 2019

    Motor neurone disease (MND) is also called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and Lou Gehrig's disease. MND is a rapidly progressing, neurological disease. Motor neurones are nerve cells that control...

  166. Motor neurone disease (MND) - help with daily activities

    07 Nov 2018

    People with motor neurone disease can keep some independence and quality of life with the right help...

  167. Motor neurone disease (MND) - independence at home

    07 Nov 2018

    A person with motor neurone disease may have difficulty with everyday items in their home...

  168. Motor neurone disease (MND) - personal care

    06 Nov 2018

    Problems using the toilet and bathroom can be stressful for both the person with motor neurone disease and their carer...

  169. Motor neurone disease (MND) - recreation and leisure

    04 Nov 2018

    Recreation and leisure are very important for everyone, especially for people with limited activity...

  170. Motor vehicle crashes

    27 Nov 2018

    Motor vehicle crashes continue to be one of the biggest killers and causes of injury in Victoria...

  171. Mould and your health

    08 Oct 2020

    The way to control indoor mould growth is to control the source of moisture...

  172. Mould removal at home

    08 Oct 2020

    This information has been prepared to assist with general information on mould removal in the home.  For mould removal relating to flooding, including major internal leaks please refer to our...

  173. Mouth

    08 Feb 2019

    The mouth helps us to digest our food and communicate through speech...

  174. Mouth cancer

    22 Feb 2021

    Smoking increases the risk of mouth cancer six-fold...

  175. Mouth ulcers

    07 Oct 2020

    In most cases, mouth ulcers are harmless and resolve by themselves in a few days...

  176. Mouthguards

    09 Mar 2018

    A mouthguard provides the best protection for the teeth, lips and jaw during sport and leisure activities...

  177. Moving between hospital and home

    23 Jan 2019

    The type of illness and the severity of your condition will determine the kind of setting where you can access treatment...

  178. Moving out of home - tips for young people

    12 Feb 2019

    If you are leaving home, try to go on a positive note. Hopefully, your parents are happy about your plans and support your decision...

  179. Moving out of home – tips for parents

    17 Jan 2020

    If you don't approve of your child's reasons for moving out, try to keep the lines of communication open...

  180. MRI scan

    09 Mar 2018

    The MRI scan is a medical imaging procedure that uses a magnetic field and radio waves to take pictures inside the body...

  181. Multi Purpose Taxi Program

    05 May 2020

    The MPTP program offers subsidised taxi fares for people with severe and permanent disabilities...

  182. Multiple myeloma

    17 Jul 2019

    Multiple myeloma is cancer of plasma cells in the bone marrow...

  183. Multiple sclerosis (MS)

    20 May 2019

    Multiple sclerosis is not contagious, but it is progressive and unpredictable...

  184. Multiple sclerosis (MS) - common problems

    18 Jun 2019

    Common symptoms of multiple sclerosis can be eased with medications, therapies and self-help strategies...

  185. Mumps

    26 Apr 2020

    Mumps is a viral illness that causes fever and swollen salivary glands, and a swollen face...

  186. Munchausen syndrome

    27 Aug 2020

    Munchausen syndrome is a mental disorder in which the patient fakes illness to gain attention and sympathy...

  187. Murray Valley encephalitis

    26 Nov 2020

    The only protection from Murray Valley encephalitis (MVE) is to avoid mosquito bites...

  188. Muscle cramp

    09 Mar 2018

    A muscle cramp is an uncontrollable and painful spasm of a muscle...

  189. Muscles

    09 Mar 2018

    There are about 600 muscles in the human body...

  190. Muscular dystrophy

    12 Nov 2019

    People affected by muscular dystrophy have different degrees of independence, mobility and carer needs...

  191. Mushroom

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  192. Mushroom poisoning

    02 May 2019

    Contrary to popular belief, there is no home test that can distinguish between edible and poisonous varieties of wild fungi or mushrooms...

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    05 May 2020

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    30 Oct 2019

    My Health and Development Record is designed for parents to keep and record their child's milestones, health, growth, development and immunisations...

  197. Myasthenia gravis

    19 Jun 2019

    Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune disease that causes muscle weakness...

  198. Myomectomy

    09 Mar 2018

    A myomectomy is an operation performed to remove fibroids from the uterus...

  199. Myotherapist

    05 May 2020

    Myotherapists practise myotherapy, used to treat or prevent soft tissue pain and restricted joint movement...

  200. Myotherapy

    08 Apr 2019

    Myotherapy is a form of physical therapy used to treat or prevent soft tissue pain and restricted joint movement...

  201. Myths and facts about abortion

    06 Aug 2019

    In Victoria, where abortion is available in a range of public and private settings, it is a safe, common and legal reproductive health choice...

  202. Myths and facts about chlamydia

    23 Jul 2018

    Chlamydia is a sexually transmissible infection that is caused by the bacteria Chlamydia trachomatis...

  203. Myths and facts about contraception and long-acting reversible contraception

    Myths and facts about contraception and long-acting reversible contraception

  204. Myths and facts about endometriosis

    23 Jul 2018

    Endometriosis is a common reproductive health disease that occurs when tissue similar to the uterine lining (the endometrium) grows outside the uterus...

  205. Myths and facts about fertility

    12 Apr 2018

    Fertility refers to the ability to conceive and have a child...

  206. Myths and facts about menopause

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  207. Myths and facts about polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)

    13 Dec 2018

    Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a complex hormonal condition affecting women of reproductive age...