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  1. Dairy allergy

    Milk allergy symptoms range from mild to a life-threatening severe allergic reaction. Avoid food containing milk only under strict medical supervision...

  2. Dairy and dairy alternatives

    19 Sep 2017

    Dairy products (and dairy alternatives) are packed with calcium, protein and lots of other essential nutrients. Calcium is vital for healthy teeth and bones. It is also important for your muscles...

  3. Dance - health benefits

    09 Aug 2016

    Dancing can be a fun way to stay fit for people of all ages and abilities...

  4. Dancing - preventing injury

    19 Jul 2016

    Dancing is fun and a great form of exercise, but make sure you avoid injuries...

  5. Dandruff and itching scalp

    16 Apr 2018

    Itching scalp can be caused by a number of conditions, including dandruff, seborrhoeic dermatitis and psoriasis...

  6. Dangerous goods - workplace safety

    20 Feb 2018

    Dangerous goods are objects or substances that are potentially harmful to people or the environment, such as explosives or chemicals...

  7. Date

    24 Oct 2015 Date

    Sticky, sweet dates can be eaten raw, stuffed with savoury treats or used to make desserts. They contain vitamins B6 folate and dietary fibre. In Victoria, dates are at their peak between July and...

  8. Date rape

    16 Oct 2017

    Date rape can be especially common among young people who have had little sexual experience and aren’t sure that what they have experienced crosses the line into rape. Many victims of date rape can...

  9. David's story - National Disability Insurance Scheme - NDIS (video) [video]

    Find out how the NDIS has helped improve David's life...

    Duration: 1:20

    Tags:
    • Topic,
    • Disability,
    • NDIS - National Disability Issurance Scheme,
    • Personal stories
  10. Day surgery and anaesthesia

    09 Mar 2018

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

  11. Deafness - a range of causes

    09 Mar 2018

    Deafness is caused by many different events including injury, disease and genetic defects...

  12. Dealing with grief and loss

    04 Jan 2016

    Grief counselling and bereavement services can help you with feelings of grief and loss caused by death, loss of control and independence due to ageing...

  13. Dealing with news about dying

    22 Feb 2017

    It is important to acknowledge that you will respond in your own way to the news that you are dying. Respect your need to question, your need for silence and your need to talk...

  14. Death in hospital

    24 May 2017

    Organising a funeral is an important part of grieving, so it is worth spending time to plan the funeral that you and the deceased person would want...

  15. Death of a baby

    04 Jul 2018

    Miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal death is a shattering event for those expecting a baby, and for their families. Grief, relationship stresses and anxiety about subsequent pregnancies are common in...

  16. Decision-making in hospital

    30 Dec 2015

    This checklist provides a list of things to think about regarding health decisions in hospital...

  17. Decisions about surgery

    26 Aug 2016

    To make sure you are ready for a hospital stay, make yourself a preparing for surgery checklist. This will help you before you go to hospital and help after surgery...

  18. Deep vein thrombosis

    20 Jun 2018

    Long international flights are suspected of contributing to deep vein thrombosis in susceptible people...

  19. Dementia - activities and exercise

    09 Mar 2018 Dementia - activities and exercise

    Participating in suitable activities can help a person with dementia to achieve purpose and pleasure...

  20. Dementia - advice for families

    09 Mar 2018

    The most important way to help young people cope with dementia is to talk openly and be willing to listen...

  21. Dementia - Alzheimer's disease

    09 Mar 2018

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

  22. Dementia - behaviour changes

    09 Mar 2018

    Providing a calm environment for the person with dementia can help to reduce the impact of changes to behaviour patterns...

  23. Dementia - carers and activities

    09 Mar 2018

    Participating in suitable activities can help a person with dementia to achieve purpose and pleasure...

  24. Dementia - communication

    09 Mar 2018

    Carers need to pay attention to how they present themselves to the person with dementia...

  25. Dementia - continence issues

    09 Mar 2018

    Incontinence may occur in people with dementia for many reasons...

  26. Dementia - coping with placement

    09 Mar 2018

    Helping the person with dementia adjust to residential care can be a new role for carers...

  27. Dementia - different types

    09 Mar 2018

    Dementia is more common in people over 65, but it is not a normal part of ageing...

  28. Dementia - driving and travelling

    09 Mar 2018

    Some people with dementia may not recognise their declining ability to drive...

  29. Dementia - early planning

    11 Mar 2018 Dementia - early planning

    Planning ahead can make it easier for families and carers to manage the affairs of a person with dementia...

  30. Dementia - early signs

    25 Jun 2018

    A correct diagnosis of dementia at an early stage is important for early treatment, support and planning for the future...

  31. Dementia - eating

    09 Mar 2018

    A number of strategies can help encourage healthy and nutritious eating for people with dementia...

  32. Dementia - emotional changes

    09 Mar 2018

    People with dementia continue to need loving, safe relationships and caring touch...

  33. Dementia - hygiene

    09 Mar 2018

    People with dementia can forget about washing themselves or changing their clothes...

  34. Dementia - mental health changes

    09 Mar 2018

    Depression makes it harder for a person with dementia to remember things and enjoy their life...

  35. Dementia - reducing your risk

    09 Mar 2018 Dementia - reducing your risk

    Adopting a 'brain healthy' lifestyle may reduce your risk of dementia in later life...

  36. Dementia - residential care

    09 Mar 2018

    Deciding to place a person with dementia into residential care is a difficult decision...

  37. Dementia - safety issues

    09 Mar 2018

    Safety checks and modifications around the home can help ensure the safety of a person with dementia...

  38. Dementia - support for people who live alone

    09 Mar 2018

    Caring for someone with dementia who lives alone can be difficult, but support is available...

  39. Dementia - taking care of carers

    09 Mar 2018

    Caring for a person with dementia will become more difficult if the carer is worn down...

  40. Dementia Australia

    26 Sep 2018

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

  41. Dementia Behaviour Management Advisory Service

    19 Dec 2016

    DBMAS works to improve the lives of people with dementia whose behaviour is affecting their care...

  42. Dementia explained

    22 Aug 2018 Dementia explained

    Dementia is not a normal part of ageing and can happen to anybody...

  43. Dengue virus disease

    09 Mar 2018

    Dengue fever is a viral disease transmitted by mosquitoes in many tropical and subtropical parts of the world...

  44. Dental anxiety and phobia

    09 Mar 2018

    Dental anxiety is common, but there are ways to help you manage it. Talk to your dentist about which strategies are right for you...

  45. Dental care - fluoride

    09 Mar 2018

    Fluoride in your drinking water is like a constant 'repair kit' for your teeth...

  46. Dental care - thumb sucking

    09 Mar 2018

    Finger or thumb sucking should stop before school age to avoid mouth problems...

  47. Dental checks for young children

    09 Mar 2018

    Children should have an oral health check by the time they turn two...

  48. Dental erosion

    09 Mar 2018

    Visit your dentist regularly so tooth erosion is detected early, helping prevent further tooth surface loss...

  49. Dental fillings

    09 Mar 2018

    Dental fillings are used to repair worn, decayed or damaged teeth...

  50. Dental Health Services Victoria

    05 Jul 2016

    Dental Health Services Victoria provides Victorians with quality oral healthcare...

  51. Dental injuries - knocked out teeth

    09 Mar 2018

    A knocked out permanent tooth can survive if it is immediately put back. Do not put a knocked-out baby tooth back...

  52. Dental sealants

    09 Mar 2018

    A dental sealant is a coating applied to the permanent back teeth to prevent tooth decay...

  53. Dental treatment

    19 Oct 2018

    Modern techniques mean that dental and oral health treatment is almost always painless...

  54. Dentist

    14 Jun 2017

    A dentist diagnoses and treats diseases of the teeth and the mouth...

  55. Dentures

    09 Mar 2018

    It is important to look after your dentures and your gums to keep your mouth healthy...

  56. Depression - treatment and management

    14 Sep 2018

    The most important thing is to recognise the signs and symptoms and seek support...

  57. Depression and ageing

    24 Jul 2018

    Older people are at greater risk of developing mental health conditions because of the cumulative effect of numerous risk factors, including chronic illness and isolation...

  58. Depression and exercise

    24 Jul 2018

    Research shows that keeping active can help lift mood, improve sleeping patterns, and increase energy levels...

  59. Depression explained

    22 Aug 2018

    The most important thing is to recognise the signs and symptoms and seek support...

  60. Depression in young people

    26 Apr 2018

    Young people can feel sad and worried about life events but with depression, the feelings of sadness go on for weeks or months and affect everyday life...

  61. Dermatologist

    14 Feb 2018

  62. DES daughters

    10 Apr 2018

    If your mother took DES while she was pregnant with you, then you are a DES daughter or DES son...

  63. Developing a birth plan

    29 Mar 2016

    A birth plan is a written summary of your preferences for when you are in labour and giving birth...

  64. Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH)

    09 Mar 2018

    Around 95 per cent of babies born with developmental dysplasia of the hip can be successfully treated...

  65. Diabetes

    08 Jun 2018

    Diabetes and the build-up of glucose (sugar) in the blood can cause serious complications if left untreated...

  66. Diabetes - foot care

    09 Mar 2018

    Good foot care and regular check-ups can help people with diabetes avoid foot problems...

  67. Diabetes - gestational

    23 Jul 2018

    Gestational diabetes is diabetes that occurs during pregnancy and usually disappears when the pregnancy is over...

  68. Diabetes - issues for children and teenagers

    09 Mar 2018

    Many parents worry when their child with diabetes starts or returns to school...

  69. Diabetes - long-term effects

    09 Mar 2018

    The risk of most diabetes-related complications can be reduced...

  70. Diabetes - pre-diabetes

    25 Jun 2018

    Pre-diabetes has no symptoms or warning signs, and is a risk factor for developing type 2 diabetes...

  71. Diabetes and erectile dysfunction

    09 Mar 2018

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

  72. Diabetes and exercise

    09 Mar 2018 Diabetes and exercise

    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...

  73. Diabetes and healthy eating

    08 May 2018 Diabetes and healthy eating

    Healthy eating for people with diabetes is no different than for everyone else...

  74. Diabetes and healthy eating (video) [video]

    23 Jun 2017 Diabetes and healthy eating (video)

    Healthy eating is important for everyone. This video from Diabetes Australia – Victoria explores healthy eating and food choices...

    Duration: 10:16

    Tags:
    • Diabetes,
    • Diabetes - Living with diabetes,
    • By health condition,
    • Diabetes
  75. Diabetes and insulin

    09 Mar 2018

    It may take a while to find the right insulin dose to reduce your blood glucose to acceptable levels...

  76. Diabetes and kidney failure

    12 Jun 2018

    Kidney failure means the kidneys can no longer remove waste and maintain the level of fluid and salts that the body needs...

  77. Diabetes and oral health

    09 Mar 2018 Diabetes and oral health

    People with poorly controlled diabetes have a higher risk of tooth and gum problems...

  78. Diabetes insipidus

    09 Mar 2018

    Diabetes insipidus is characterised by extreme thirst and the passing of vast amounts of urine...

  79. Diabetes type 1

    09 Mar 2018

    Type 1 diabetes can affect anyone of any age, but is more common in people under 30 years...

  80. Diabetes type 2

    09 Mar 2018

    Type 2 diabetes may be prevented, but it cannot be cured...

  81. Diabetes – hypoglycaemia

    09 Mar 2018

    Hypoglycaemia refers to symptoms caused by low blood glucose. The most common reason for hypoglycaemia is diabetes medication...

  82. Diabetic coma

    09 Mar 2018

    Diabetic coma is a medical emergency and needs prompt medical treatment...

  83. Diabetic neuropathy

    09 Mar 2018

    Diabetes is the most common cause of neuropathy...

  84. Diabetic retinopathy

    11 Jun 2018

    Without treatment, diabetic retinopathy can cause loss of vision and blindness...

  85. Diagnosing asthma

    07 Aug 2018

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

  86. Diagnostic tests – eyes

    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...

  87. Diarrhoea

    09 Mar 2018

    Acute diarrhoea in babies and young children can be life threatening...

  88. Dietitian

    14 Jun 2017

    Dietitians provide information and advice about food and nutrition...

  89. Dietitians

    27 Jul 2018

    Dietitians offer advice on food choices to help people improve their health and general wellbeing...

  90. Diets and body image

    20 Apr 2018

    Some people diet because they have a poor body image, not because they want to be a healthy weight...

  91. Different stages of caring

    09 Nov 2017 Different stages of caring

    Carer roles can change, for example, from part-time to full-time care and back as a person’s care needs change...

  92. Digestive system explained

    22 Aug 2018

    The digestive tract can be thought of as a long muscular tube with digestive organs attached along the way...

  93. Digestive tract birth defects

    09 Mar 2018

    Too much amniotic fluid surrounding the baby during pregnancy (polyhydramnios) may indicate the presence of defects of the digestive tract...

  94. Dilatation and curettage (D&C)

    09 Mar 2018

    A dilatation and curettage (D&C) is an operation performed on women to lightly scrape away the womb lining...

  95. Dill

    24 Oct 2015 Dill

    Finely chopped dill adds flavour to soups, potato salads, eggs, fish and grilled meats. It is a good source of vitamins A, C and folate and contains calcium, iron and dietary fibre. In Victoria, dill...

  96. Diphtheria

    Diphtheria is a serious bacterial disease that causes severe inflammation of the nose, throat and windpipe...

  97. DirectLine

    05 Jul 2016

    Confidential counselling for people of all ages and backgrounds who are affected by alcohol or drugs, including referral to specialist treatment services...

  98. Disability - managing underweight

    19 Oct 2015

    There are a number of ways that a person with a disability can successfully avoid unwanted weight loss...

  99. Disability - schooling choices

    21 Feb 2018

    If your child has a disability, you need to consider extra issues when your child starts school...

  100. Disability and aged care

    19 Oct 2018

    For older people living with a disability, it can be hard to manage household chores and day-to-day tasks without support. Here are some support services that can help...

  101. Disability and sexuality

    11 Oct 2017

    Sexuality is a key part of human nature. Expressing sexuality in satisfying ways is important for everyone, including people with a disability. Some people with disability may need additional support...

  102. Disability groups and networks

    27 Sep 2018

    Connecting with other people who have a disability and their families can be a good way of getting informal advice and support...

  103. Disability rights, discrimination and the law

    22 Jun 2017

    If you feel that your human rights have been violated or that you have been discriminated against, you have the right to make a complaint...

  104. Disability Services Commissioner

    03 Mar 2017

    The Disability Services Commissioner is an independent agency that helps resolve complaints raised by, or on behalf of, people who receive disability services in Victoria...

  105. Disabled Persons Parking Scheme

    23 Aug 2016

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

  106. Disaster relief for national and state emergencies

    10 Aug 2017

    An emergency can strike at any time and without warning. Emergencies include natural disasters (such as floods, bushfires or heatwaves), communicable diseases (such as pandemic influenza) or a...

  107. Discipline and children

    12 Oct 2015

    Disciplining your child means teaching them responsible behaviour and self-control...

  108. Disease clusters

    16 May 2017

    Disease clusters are rare but can cause community concern about the possible effects of exposure to environmental hazards...

  109. Dissociation and dissociative disorders

    09 Mar 2018

    Dissociation is a mental process where a person disconnects from their thoughts, feelings, memories or sense of identity...

  110. Diverticulosis and diverticulitis

    15 Jul 2018

    Diverticulosis and diverticulitis relate to the formation or infection of abnormal pouches in the bowel wall...

  111. Dizziness - orthostatic hypotension

    09 Mar 2018

    Postural hypotension is the lightheaded feeling you may get if you leap out of bed very quickly...

  112. Dizziness and vertigo

    09 Mar 2018

    Dizziness is generally treatable and rarely indicates serious brain disease...

  113. DNA profiling

    09 Mar 2018

    DNA profiling is a way of establishing identity and is used in a variety of ways...

  114. doctor's office, see

  115. Doctors - how to make a complaint

    03 Feb 2017

    If you feel uneasy about the conduct of your doctor, it may be a warning sign that something is wrong...

  116. Dog walking - the health benefits

    19 Jul 2016

    If you are planning to buy a dog, make sure you choose a breed that's appropriate to your lifestyle...

  117. Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria

    15 Aug 2018

    DVRCV provides support, information and referrals to people experiencing family violence...

  118. Don't let food poisoning ruin your summer

    21 Jun 2017 Don't let food poisoning ruin your summer

    How to avoid food poisoning this summer...

  119. donated blood tests, see

  120. donation blood types, see

  121. Doula

    05 Jul 2016

    A person who offers a non-medical childbirth support service...

  122. Down syndrome

    09 Mar 2018

    With the support and opportunities available to them today, most people with Down syndrome are able to achieve and participate as valued members of their community...

  123. Down syndrome and Alzheimer's

    09 Mar 2018

    Studies of the brains of people with Down syndrome reveal that, by the age of 40, almost all develop the brain changes characteristic of Alzheimer's disease...

  124. Down syndrome and family support

    27 Jun 2016

    For a person with Down syndrome, being included in all aspects of family life can lead to a successful life within the community...

  125. Down syndrome and health

    16 May 2017

    There are a number of significant health and medical issues that are more common in people with Down syndrome...

  126. Down syndrome and learning

    27 Jun 2016

    You should focus on what your child with Down syndrome can do, rather than what they can't do...

  127. Dr Margaret's Story (video) [video]

    28 Apr 2016 Dr Margaret's Story (video)

    Access to vaccines has changed lives and protects our children from crippling diseases such as polio...

    Duration: 2:02

    Tags:
    • Communicable diseases,
    • Immunisation,
    • Immunisation - A-Z of immunisations and vaccines,
    • Immunisation - Immunisation basics,
    • Parents,
    • Parents - Raising healthy children
  128. Dr Margie Danchin (video) [video]

    29 Apr 2016 Dr Margie Danchin (video)

    Can a child's immune system be overloaded by immunisations? The answer is no. Talk to a qualified medical expert like your doctor to find out more about immunisation...

    Duration: 1:39

    Tags:
    • Communicable diseases,
    • Immunisation,
    • Immunisation - A-Z of immunisations and vaccines,
    • Immunisation - Common concerns
  129. Drink driving

    20 Dec 2016

    There is no golden rule for how many drinks will take you over the legal limit for driving...

  130. Drink spiking

    16 Oct 2018

    Slipping alcohol or drugs into a friend's drink as a joke is against the law...

  131. Driving - safety

    19 Apr 2017

    Safe driving is up to every individual on the road. You can be a safe driver by being alert and ready to take action at any time...

  132. Drug overdose

    12 Dec 2016

    Alcohol, medications, illegal drugs and some herbal remedies can all cause damage if an overdose is taken...

  133. Drug use and teeth

    09 Mar 2018

    Many drugs, both prescription and illegal, can cause tooth damage...

  134. Drug use in Victoria

    27 Jun 2016

    Surveys provide information about drug use and the characteristics of people who use drugs in Victoria and Australia...

  135. DrugInfo service

    05 Jul 2016

    DrugInfo provides information about alcohol and other drugs and the prevention of alcohol- and drug-related harm...

  136. Drugs - Ice

    15 Oct 2018

    The drug ice, is a stimulant with a high risk of addiction if it used regularly...

  137. Drugs - talking to kids

    22 Jan 2018 Drugs - talking to kids

    All children are eventually exposed to drugs ‒ prescription medication, alcohol and tobacco, and sometimes illegal drugs too ‒ or to messages about drugs...

  138. Drugs and teenagers

    22 Aug 2017

    Teenagers use drugs for similar reasons that adults do...

  139. Drugs – allergies

    09 Mar 2018

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

  140. Drugs, medication and birth defects

    09 Mar 2018

    It can be dangerous for a pregnant woman to stop taking prescription drugs if she has a medical condition or becomes ill...

  141. Dry eye

    09 Mar 2018

    A person suffering from dry eye syndrome does not have enough of the right kind of tears to keep the eye comfortable...

  142. Dry mouth syndrome

    09 Mar 2018

    A dry mouth is a symptom of an underlying problem, rather than a disease in itself...

  143. Dummies

    20 Feb 2018

    Dummy sucking should stop before school age to avoid teeth or mouth problems...

  144. Dupuytren's contracture

    30 Aug 2018

    Dupuytren's contracture gradually causes clawing of the fingers as they are pulled towards the palm...

  145. Dust mite

    09 Mar 2018

    Areas around the home that are heavily used, such as beds and upholstered furniture, will have much higher mite populations than the rest of the house...

  146. Dwarfism

    09 Mar 2018

    Dwarfism refers to a group of conditions characterised by shorter than normal skeletal growth...

  147. Dyslexia

    09 Mar 2018

    Dyslexia is a type of specific learning difficulty (SLD) in which the person has difficulties with language and words...

  148. Dysmenorhoea

    15 Oct 2018

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