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  1. Vaccinations in Victoria, Australia [video]

    Vaccinations in Victoria, Australia

    Vaccinations are encouraged for all individuals living in the state of Victoria, Australia. The immunisation program in Victoria may be different than other countries, and individuals who have moved...

    • Immunisation,
    • Immunisation - Immunisation basics,
    • Immunisation - Special risk groups,
    • Topic,
    • Immunisation,
    • Planning and coordinating healthcare,
    • Seeing a doctor, specialist or health professional,
    • Babies and toddlers (0-3),
    • Babies and toddlers (0-3) - Care and wellbeing,
    • Parents,
    • Parents - Common childhood health concerns
  2. Vaccines

    Vaccines trick the body into building immunity against infectious diseases without causing the actual disease...

  3. Vaginal bleeding - irregular

    09 Mar 2018

    If you suffer from ongoing vaginal bleeding problems, see your doctor...

  4. Vaginal cancer

    11 May 2018

    Some vaginal cancers have no symptoms in their early stages, and only cause symptoms once they have invaded other parts of the body...

  5. Vaginal thrush

    12 Sep 2018

    Vaginal thrush is a common infection caused by an overgrowth of yeasts in the vagina...

  6. Varicose veins and spider veins

    17 Apr 2018

    Smaller varicose veins are usually treated by sclerotherapy ? the injection of irritant chemicals into the affected vein...

  7. Vegetarian and vegan eating

    02 Aug 2019

    A well-planned vegetarian or vegan diet can meet nutritional needs during all stages of life...

  8. Vegetarian diets and children

    12 May 2017

    Children can eat a vegetarian diet and stay healthy as long as their extra nutritional needs are met...

  9. Vegetarian stuffed mushrooms (video) [video]

    13 Oct 2015 Vegetarian stuffed mushrooms (video)

    Victorian State Nutritionist, Veronica Graham shares with us a healthy and delicious festive season recipe for vegetarian stuffed mushrooms...

    Duration: 3:01

    • Video library,
    • Healthy eating,
    • Festive
  10. Vestibular neuritis and labyrinthitis

    09 Mar 2018

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

  11. Veterans - compensation after major trauma

    03 Jul 2017

    Support for veterans who have experienced a major trauma is available from the Department of Veterans Affairs...

  12. Veterans, war and mental health services

    22 Jun 2017

    The Australian Government scheme ‘At Ease’ offers support, counselling and other resources to help war veterans and Australian Defence Force personnel living with depression, anxiety and other kinds...

  13. Victims of crime

    02 Feb 2017

    Victims of crime in Victoria are entitled to free help and may also obtain victims of crime compensation and receive victim support services...

  14. Victoria Legal Aid

    23 Aug 2016

    Victoria Legal Aid provides free advice to people with legal problems, focusing on criminal law, family law and some civil law matters...

  15. Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES)

    18 Dec 2018

    The Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES) manages the emergency response to storms, floods, tsunamis and earthquakes in Victoria...

  16. Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation

    16 Jun 2017

    Victorian Aboriginal community health organisation providing health services to local communities...

  17. Victorian Bushfire Information Line

    23 Oct 2017

    The Victorian Bushfire Information Line (VBIL) provides information before, during and after bushfires...

  18. Victorian Centres Against Sexual Assault Forum

    16 Jun 2017

    The 15 Centres Against Sexual Assault (CASAs) that are spread throughout Victoria support women, men and young people who have been sexually assaulted...

  19. Victorian Clinical Genetic Services

    24 Sep 2019

    Victorian Clinical Genetic Services provide a range of genetic tests...

  20. Victorian Disabled Persons Parking Scheme

    23 Aug 2016

    The Victorian Disabled Persons Parking Scheme provides parking permits for people with a disability...

  21. Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission

    23 Aug 2016

    The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission helps people with complaints regarding discrimination, sexual harassment, victimisation and racial or religious vilification...

  22. Victorian Eyecare Service

    16 Jun 2017

    The Victorian Eyecare Service provides low-cost eye care to eligible people...

  23. Victorian Forensic Paediatric Medical Service

    23 Aug 2016

    The Victorian Forensic Paediatric Medical Service (VFPMS) is a specialised paediatric (for children) medical service...

  24. Victorian health system

    04 Apr 2016

    The Victorian healthcare system comprises a wide range of health professionals working alongside one another to provide medical and health services...

  25. Victorian Mental Illness Awareness Council

    23 Aug 2016

    VMIAC provides mental health advocacy services...

  26. Victorian Ombudsman Service

    23 Aug 2016

    The Ombudsman looks into complaints about Victorian government departments...

  27. Victorian Paediatric Palliative Care Program

    05 Jul 2016

    Funding for care of children with palliative care needs and their families...

  28. Victorian Paediatric Rehabilitation Services

    21 Jun 2017

    The Victorian Paediatric Rehabilitation Service caters for children and adolescents who require specialist interdisciplinary rehabilitation...

  29. Victorian Patient Transport Assistance Scheme

    23 Aug 2016

    The Victorian Patient Transport Assistance Scheme (VPTAS) helps eligible people living in rural or regional Victoria with the costs of travelling long distances for specialist medical services...

  30. Victorian Poisons Information Centre

    16 Jun 2017

    The Victorian Poisons Information Centre (VPIC) has information on what to do when someone has been poisoned, overdosed or made a mistake with their medication...

  31. Victorian Supercare Pharmacies

    Supercare Pharmacies will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide after hours service...

  32. Victorian Supercare Pharmacies (Video) [video]

    Victorian Supercare Pharmacies are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide after hours pharmacy services...

    Duration: 0:28

    • Seeing a doctor, specialist or health professional
  33. Victoria’s tobacco laws

    01 Aug 2017

    Smoking kills more Victorians every year than road accidents, alcohol and other drugs combined. To minimise the health effects of tobacco on individuals and the community, Victoria has laws...

  34. Videos

    19 Dec 2018

    The Better Health Channel has a huge library of videos with wide ranging topics...

  35. Viral encephalitis

    09 Mar 2018

    Viral encephalitis is inflammation of the brain caused by a virus and can cause permanent brain damage...

  36. Viral haemorrhagic fever

    09 Mar 2018

    Viral haemorrhagic fever (VHF) is an extremely infectious and life threatening disease caused by a group of viruses, including the Ebola virus...

  37. Vision loss - living with a guide dog

    09 Mar 2018

    Guide dogs are intelligent animals that thrive on the challenge of helping their handlers...

  38. Vision loss - neurological

    09 Mar 2018

    Neurological vision impairment (ABI VI) is vision loss caused by damage to the areas of the brain that are responsible for sight...

  39. Vision loss - occupational therapy

    09 Mar 2018

    Occupational therapy for people with vision impairment offers new strategies and alternative ways to do things...

  40. Vision loss - offering assistance

    09 Mar 2018

    When you meet a person who is blind or has low vision, ask them if they want help...

  41. Vision loss - recreational activities

    09 Mar 2018

    Many recreational activities can be reworked to suit a person who is blind or has low vision...

  42. Vision loss - safety around the home

    09 Mar 2018

    There are many ways to improve home safety for people whose vision is deteriorating...

  43. Vision loss - social events

    09 Mar 2018

    With planning and preparation, most social events can be adapted to suit people with vision loss...

  44. Vision loss - training guide dogs

    09 Mar 2018

    Guide dogs are specially bred and trained to enable people who are blind or vision impaired to achieve freedom and independence...

  45. Vision loss and sport

    09 Mar 2018

    Many sports can be adapted to suit people who are blind or have low vision...

  46. Vision lossvision loss

    09 Mar 2018

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

  47. Vision or hearing impairment

    26 May 2016

    There are many government services and for people living with or caring for someone with vision or hearing impairments...

  48. Vision therapy

    09 Mar 2018

    Vision therapy is effective for everyone; however, its impact is greatest in children and young adults...

  49. Vision – refractive errors

    09 Mar 2018

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

  50. Visitors in hospital

    20 Nov 2015

    Visiting someone in hospital is an important part of a patient’s recovery. Hospital visits from family and friends can help patients recover faster and reduce their anxiety and stress...

  51. Vitamin and mineral supplements

    14 May 2019

    Taking vitamin supplements is no substitute for a healthy diet...

  52. Vitamin B

    26 May 2016

    The eight B-group vitamins are essential for various functions within the body...

  53. Vitamin D

    26 Jul 2018

    A balanced approach to sunlight exposure will help you get enough vitamin D while protecting against skin cancer...

  54. Vitamin D - maintaining levels in winter (video) [video]

    13 Oct 2015 Vitamin D - maintaining levels in winter (video)

    Vitamin D is important for healthy bones, muscles and the nervous system...

    Duration: 1:43

    • Healthy Eating - Vitamins and suplements,
    • Bones muscles and joints,
    • Bones muscles and joints - Healthy bones, muscles and joints
  55. Vitamin K and newborn babies

    21 Mar 2019

    With low levels of vitamin K, some babies can have severe bleeding into the brain, causing significant brain damage...

  56. Vitamins - common misconceptions

    21 Oct 2015

    There is no evidence that any one vitamin can slow ageing, restore sex drive or cure infertility...

  57. Voluntary assisted dying

    03 Oct 2019

    Victoria is the first state in Australia to pass voluntary assisted dying laws. The Voluntary Assisted Dying Act (2017) provides a safe legal framework for people who are suffering and dying to choose...

  58. Volunteer and boost your health

    04 Apr 2019 Volunteer and boost your health

    Volunteering is great for our health – it makes us feel good, while helping others in the process...

  59. Von Willebrand disease

    15 Aug 2019

    A person with von Willebrand disease may have frequent nosebleeds, heavy menstruation or excessive bleeding from the mouth...

  60. Vulvar cancer

    21 Jul 2019

    In its early stages, vulvar cancer often has no symptoms because the cancer is so tiny...

  61. Vulvar conditions

    03 Sep 2018

    Vulvar conditions include skin complaints, infections, chronic pain and cancerous conditions...