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  1. Facelift (meloplasty)

    31 Jan 2019

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

  2. Facial implants

    31 Jan 2019

    Facial implants are used by people who want to restore or improve the normal shape of their face...

  3. Fad diets and weight loss

    09 May 2017

    With a balanced eating plan, it's what you leave in that makes all the difference...

  4. Fainting

    09 Mar 2018

    Common causes of fainting include heat, pain, distress, the sight of blood, anxiety and hyperventilating...

  5. Fallopian tube cancer

    09 Mar 2018

    Fallopian tube cancer is one of the rarest gynaecological cancers...

  6. Falls – services for older people

    03 Jan 2019

    Falls are a major cause of injury for older people. There are many services available to help prevent or recover from a fall...

  7. Familial hypercholesterolaemia, see

  8. Family and child support services

    13 Nov 2017

    There are many government funded family support services available to help parents and young people deal with family issues...

  9. Family break ups - tips for children

    12 Feb 2019

    A family breakup may be even harder for children if they have to move house as a result...

  10. Family breakups - supporting children

    20 Apr 2017

    Separating parents can help children by giving them honest explanations and emotional support...

  11. Family conflict

    20 Sep 2017

    It is normal to disagree with each other from time to time and occasional conflict is part of family life...

  12. Family help for alcohol and drug addiction

    08 May 2019

    The stress and influence of harmful substance use on family relationships is significant but there is a range of support available to help families cope with drug or alcohol addiction problems...

  13. Family Planning Victoria (FPV)

    05 Jul 2016

    FPV's focus is sexual and reproductive healthcare, education and advocacy...

  14. Family support services - asylum seekers and refugees

    11 Dec 2018

    Provides an overview of family support programs and health services available to refugees and asylum seekers living in Victoria...

  15. Family violence

    24 Jan 2017

    Family violence can be physical, sexual, psychological, emotional, economic, spiritual or legal abuse. All family violence is illegal and unacceptable...

  16. Family violence - tips for children

    Kids are not to blame for violence at home, it's not your fault and it's not a special secret...

  17. Family violence - tips for women with disabilities

    Traditional strategies for escaping abuse are often of little use to a woman who has restricted mobility or who depends on her abuser for care...

  18. Family violence and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women

    16 Jan 2019

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women experience both far higher rates and more severe forms of family violence compared to other women...

  19. Family violence and children

    Children exposed to domestic violence are more likely to experience emotional and behavioural problems...

  20. Family violence and culturally diverse women

    10 Apr 2019

    All forms of family violence (also called domestic violence) are illegal and unacceptable in Australia. But for women from culturally diverse backgrounds, the situation is complex...

  21. Family violence and the LGBTIQ communities

    02 Aug 2018

    Within Australia, intimate partner violence is the most common form of family violence. Evidence presented to the Royal Commission into Family Violence suggests intimate partner violence is as...

  22. Family violence and women with disabilities

    Women with disabilities are more vulnerable to abuse and are more likely to experience violence...

  23. Family violence explained

    Family violence explained

    Perpetrators often make excuses for their violence, for example, blaming alcohol or stress...

  24. Family violence services for women

    Family violence can have an enormous impact on the health of women and their children...

  25. Family, child and relationship services complaints

    10 Apr 2019

    Find advice for the circumstances under which you can complain, tips for making the complaint and to whom you can address your complaint...

  26. Farm safety - confined spaces

    16 Nov 2016

    Any confined space on a farm can be dangerous and the threat may not be apparent until it's too late...

  27. Farm safety - crush injuries

    25 May 2017

    Hand and finger injuries are the most common crush injuries that occur on Victorian farms...

  28. Farm safety - falls

    12 Dec 2016

    Falls are a common farm hazard, especially for older farmers...

  29. Farm safety - handling animals

    16 Nov 2016

    Any animal-handling practices can increase the risk of injury to farmers, farm workers and the animal...

  30. Farm safety - machinery

    25 May 2017

    Poorly used or faulty machinery is a major cause of death and injury on farms...

  31. Farm safety - manual handling

    16 Nov 2016

    Farm workers often experience muscle and ligament strain, but good manual handling techniques and safe work habits can prevent most injuries...

  32. Farm safety - quad bikes

    05 Dec 2016

    Most injuries and deaths involving quad bikes (all-terrain vehicles) are caused by the bike rolling over the rider...

  33. Farm safety - risks and hazards

    12 Dec 2016

    Farms can be dangerous places for workers and family members, but the risks can be reduced...

  34. Farm safety and handling agrichemicals

    19 May 2017

    To reduce risks on the farm, use hazardous chemicals according to manufacturer guidelines or replace them with less dangerous options...

  35. Farm safety – children

    16 Nov 2016

    Children who live on farms are at greater risk of injury and death than their parents or other farm workers...

  36. Farm safety – sheep and shearing

    09 Sep 2016

    Handling sheep can cause manual injuries and badly designed shearing sheds can present a range of hazards...

  37. Fatigue

    09 Mar 2018

    Fatigue is a symptom, not a condition, but it can cause other symptoms including headache, appetite loss and poor concentration...

  38. Fatigue fighting tips

    09 Mar 2018

    Activity and nutrition help fight fatigue and put more energy into your daily life...

  39. Fats and oils

    15 Sep 2017

    Animal products and processed foods like fried fast food are generally high in saturated fats...

  40. Fatty liver disease

    11 Nov 2018

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

  41. FBC abnormalities, see

  42. Fear of flying

    28 Nov 2018

    About one in six people have a significant fear that prevents them from flying, so fear of flying is common...

  43. Feet - children

    11 May 2018

    A child learning to walk receives important sensory information from the soles of their feet, and shoes can make walking more difficult...

  44. Feet - problems and treatments

    09 Mar 2018

    Correctly fitted shoes help you avoid foot and leg pain or injury...

  45. Female genital cutting or circumcision (FGC)

    05 Mar 2019

    Female genital cutting or circumcision (FGC) involves the cutting or altering of the external female genital organs...

  46. Fennel

    22 Oct 2015 Fennel

    Fennel has a mild aniseed flavour and is used extensively in many cuisines. You can eat it raw, braised, baked or sautéed. Fennel is a good source of vitamins A and C and contains minerals such as...

  47. Fertility Specialist

    16 Jun 2017

    A fertility specialist is a medical professional who specialises in diagnosing and treating fertility problems...

  48. Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD)

    29 Jun 2018

    The World Health Organization recommends that pregnant women should avoid alcohol...

  49. Fever

    28 Mar 2019

    A mild fever up to 39?C can actually help the immune system to get rid of an infection...

  50. Fever - children

    16 May 2019

    Fever is a way in which the body fights infection. A fever is not dangerous and does not always indicate a serious illness...

  51. Fever - febrile convulsions

    09 Mar 2018

    A febrile convulsion is a fit that occurs in children when they have a high fever...

  52. Fibre in food

    10 Oct 2018

    A diet high in fibre keeps the digestive system healthy...

  53. Fibroids

    09 Sep 2018

    Often, fibroids do not cause any problems, but they are occasionally associated with infertility, miscarriage and premature labour...

  54. Fibromyalgia

    02 Nov 2018

    Fibromyalgia is a condition associated with widespread pain and tenderness...

  55. Fibrous dysplasia

    09 Mar 2018

    Fibrous dysplasia causes abnormal growth or swelling of bone, but it is not a form of cancer...

  56. Fighting your fears

    20 Sep 2017

    Fear is a natural human emotion, and it is something that everyone experiences in their lifetime. What matters most is how you fight your fears, and whether you let them affect your life...

  57. Financial considerations for end of life

    12 May 2017

    If you are terminally ill, there is financial support available for your care, health expenses and other everyday expenses...

  58. Financial support after a workplace trauma

    05 Feb 2018

    Workers compensation insurance covers medical expenses of workers injured at work...

  59. Financial support for aids and equipment and equipment

    27 Mar 2019 Financial support for aids and equipment and equipment

    Disability aids and equipment such as wheelchairs, walking frames and braces can help people with disabilities and the elderly gain more independence...

  60. Financial support for carers

    27 Nov 2017

    The Australian and Victorian Governments offer a number of carer support services to people who provide care to someone with a disability or mental illness, with a medical condition, after an illness...

  61. Finding reliable health information

    01 Feb 2018

    Trusted health information can be found through your local doctor or pharmacy and other reliable health providers...

  62. Finding services and support with Better Health Channel (video) [video]

    Healthcare tools, videos and articles designed to help you discover options for support, locate services meeting your needs, with tips for critical decisions at different stages of your health journey...

    Tags:
    • Health services and support
  63. Finding your way around a hospital

    03 Jan 2019 Finding your way around a hospital

    Finding your way around a hospital can be challenging. Use a hospital map to find the different departments, services and facilities...

  64. First aid basics and DRSABCD

    19 Nov 2018

    Some knowledge of basic first aid can mean the difference between life and death...

  65. First aid kits

    19 Nov 2018

    Your first aid kit should be organised, properly stocked and available at all times...

  66. First aid – asthma

    17 Apr 2019

    Asthma attacks need urgent emergency first aid. In an emergency, always call triple zero (000)...

  67. First aid – bites and stings

    First aid – bites and stings

    If you are bitten or stung by an insect or animal, apply first aid and seek medical treatment as soon as possible...

  68. First days after birth

    20 Jun 2018

    The first few days after giving birth are a time for resting, looking after yourself and learning about your baby...

  69. First weeks after birth

    18 Feb 2018

    Use help and advice from family, friends and healthcare services to stay healthy, happy and well supported during the first few weeks after childbirth...

  70. Fish

    08 Aug 2017

    Eating two or more serves of fish per week can reduce the risk of a range of diseases including dementia, depression and cardiovascular disease...

  71. Fish allergies

    09 Mar 2018

    Symptoms of fish and shellfish allergies vary and range from milder reactions to a life-threatening severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis)...

  72. Fishing - eat your catch with care

    19 Nov 2018

    People who fish in the Lower Yarra and Maribyrnong rivers need to be careful about eating their catch because of the risk of chemical exposure...

  73. Fishing - preventing injury

    11 Jan 2018

    Never go fishing alone ? always fish with someone else and, ideally, with two other people...

  74. Fitness centres – how to choose one

    31 Aug 2018

    Do some research before signing up at a fitness centre...

  75. Fitness in winter (video) [video]

    13 Oct 2015

    Fitness expert Andrew Schneider provides his top three tips for staying active in Winter...

    Duration: 1:56

    Tags:
    • Video library,
    • Healthy eating,
    • Healthy lifestyle
  76. Flash burns

    28 May 2018

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

  77. Flatulence

    09 Mar 2018

    Foods that tend to trigger flatulence also contain essential nutrients and shouldn't be eliminated...

  78. Fleas

    19 Nov 2018

    Fleas are parasites that feed off the blood of humans and animals, and can spread infection...

  79. Flood - mould and your health

    29 Nov 2018

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

  80. Flu (influenza)

    Flu (influenza)

    Influenza (the flu) is caused by a virus. The flu is more than just a bad cold and can occasionally lead to serious complications, including death. Specific antiviral medication is available. It is...

  81. Flu (influenza) – immunisation

    11 Apr 2019

    Influenza immunisation is recommended for people in known high risk groups...

  82. Fluid retention (oedema)

    07 Apr 2017

    Fluid retention (oedema) occurs when fluid isn't removed from the body tissues, including the skin. Causes include the body's reaction to hot weather, a high salt intake, and the hormones associated...

  83. Fluoride

    09 Mar 2018

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

  84. Folate for pregnant women

    09 May 2017

    Even women who aren't planning to have a baby should increase their folate intake in case of unplanned pregnancy...

  85. Food - genetically modified (GM)

    15 Aug 2016

    Some foods include ingredients that have been genetically modified (GM), or are made using ingredients derived from GM organisms...

  86. Food - pesticides and other chemicals

    30 Nov 2016

    Chemicals such as pesticides, antibiotics and hormones are used to boost food production and ensure adequate food supply...

  87. Food additives

    09 Mar 2018

    The long-term effects of consuming a combination of different additives in our food are currently unknown...

  88. Food allergies and asthma

    16 Apr 2019

    It is important to identify any foods or food chemicals that may trigger your asthma, but this must be done under strict medical supervision...

  89. Food allergy and intolerance

    09 Mar 2018

    Food allergy is an immune response, while food intolerance is a chemical reaction...

  90. Food and celebrations

    28 Nov 2018

    Food is an important part of any celebration in all nations of the world, regardless of culture or religion...

  91. Food and your life stages

    15 Nov 2016 Food and your life stages

    The nutritional requirements of the human body change as we move through different life stages...

  92. Food for babies - tucker talk tips

    11 Nov 2016

    Before six months, breastmilk or formula is the only food and drink that your baby needs...

  93. Food for sport - tucker talk tips

    11 Nov 2016

    Carbohydrate is the most important nutrient for athletes...

  94. Food irradiation

    13 Feb 2018

    Food irradiation can kill insects, moulds and bacteria, but it cannot kill viruses...

  95. Food labels

    Food labels

    Food labels carry useful information to help you make good choices about food...

  96. Food poisoning - 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...

  97. Food poisoning - prevention

    19 Nov 2018

    You can minimise the risk of food poisoning by taking simple precautions...

  98. Food processing and nutrition

    22 Oct 2015

    Careful cooking and storage will help retain the nutrients in your food...

  99. Food safety - eggs

    19 Nov 2018

    To enjoy eggs safely - buy clean, keep cool and cook well...

  100. Food safety and storage

    19 Nov 2018

    High-risk food should be kept at 5 °C or below, and above 60 °C to avoid the temperature danger zone and food poisoning...

  101. Food safety for summer celebrations (video) [video]

    Food safety for summer celebrations (video)

    In the hot weather there is a higher risk of food poisoning but if you follow some simple rules when you prepare, handle and store food it will significantly reduce your risk of getting sick...

    Duration: 3:03

    Tags:
    • Video library,
    • Healthy eating,
    • Healthy Eating - Food safety and storage,
    • Recipe,
    • Travel and holidays,
    • Travel and holidays - Festivities and celebrations,
    • Summer 2015,
    • Travel and holidays - Food safety
  102. Food safety outdoors

    19 Nov 2018 Food safety outdoors

    Food poisoning is a real risk when taking food outside the home, especially in warmer weather...

  103. Food safety when cooking

    19 Nov 2018

    Most foods should be cooked to at least 75 ?C to minimise the risk of food poisoning...

  104. Food safety when eating out

    19 Nov 2018

    If you have any doubt about the safety of food when you're out, don't eat it...

  105. Food safety when shopping

    19 Nov 2018

    When you shop, choose, pack and transport food carefully...

  106. Food safety while travelling

    12 Dec 2018

    Travelling, eating and drinking go together but unfortunately, traveller's diarrhoea and other food-related illnesses can sometimes come along for the ride...

  107. Food shopping - a family's healthy market shop (video) [video]

    Duration: 1:11

    Tags:
    • Healthy Eating,
    • Healthy Eating - Planning, shopping and cooking,
    • Topic,
    • Healthy eating
  108. Food shopping - fresh produce choices at local markets (video) [video]

    13 Oct 2015 Food shopping - fresh produce choices at local markets (video)

    Reporter Flip Shelton takes us on a tour and shows us what fresh produce is available at a local market...

    Duration: 4:22

    Tags:
    • Video library,
    • Healthy eating,
    • Healthy Eating - Planning, shopping and cooking,
    • Recipe
  109. Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ)

    FSANZ's role is to protect the health and safety of people in Australia and New Zealand by maintaining a safe food supply...

  110. Food to have sometimes

    18 May 2018

    Junk food should be kept to a minimum. It usually contains a lot of fat, salt or sugar...

  111. Food variety and a healthy diet

    25 Jul 2017

    If you eat a variety of good food, your diet will provide you with adequate nutrition...

  112. Food – use-by and best-before dates

    19 Nov 2018

    Check the ‘use-by’ or ‘best before’ date when you buy food...

  113. Foods from plants and animals

    12 Oct 2015

    Some of the foods we eat come from animals and others come from plants...

  114. Foot odour - causes and cures

    09 Mar 2018

    Even the most fastidiously clean people can suffer from foot odour...

  115. Foot orthoses

    09 Mar 2018

    People who have chronic foot or leg problems that interfere with their health may be prescribed orthoses by their podiatrist...

  116. Foot problems - heel pain

    09 Mar 2018

    The heel protects the structures of the foot, but heel pain is a common foot complaint...

  117. Footwear for healthy feet

    09 Mar 2018

    Wearing shoes that fit properly and support your feet is vital to avoid sore feet and to prevent or alleviate many common foot problems...

  118. Forensic mental health

    09 Mar 2018

    Forensic mental health services provide assessment and treatment of people with a mental disorder and a history of criminal offending, or those who are at risk of offending...

  119. Foreskin care

    20 Feb 2019

    Regular cleaning under the foreskin is essential to prevent infection...

  120. Foster care

    07 Jun 2017

    Foster care is temporary care of children up to 18 years by trained, assessed and accredited foster carers...

  121. Foster care, permanent care and adoptive parent support services

    04 Jan 2019

    Provides an overview of the financial and family support services available to foster carers, families providing permanent care and adoptive parents...

  122. Foundation House

    16 Jun 2017

    Foundation House provides services to people of refugee backgrounds who have experienced torture or trauma in their country of origin, or while fleeing that country...

  123. Fragile X syndrome

    03 Dec 2018

    The facts about fragile X syndrome are complicated, and parents and family members are invited to ask their doctor to refer them to a genetics clinic...

  124. Freedom of Information Commissioner services

    05 Jul 2016

    The Freedom of Information (FOI) Commissioner reviews FOI decisions, handles FOI complaints and makes sure government agencies comply with the Freedom of Information Act 1982...

  125. FReeZA

    14 Nov 2016

    FReeZA supports young Victorians to get involved in community life through planning and staging drug, alcohol and smoke-free music and cultural events for other young people in their local community...

  126. Friedreich's ataxia

    09 Mar 2018

    To the casual observer, a person with Friedreich ataxia may seem to be drunk...

  127. From incident to recovery - major trauma services

    03 Jul 2017 From incident to recovery - major trauma services

    Explore interactive maps, hear from the experts and read about Phillip's personal journey...

  128. Frostbite

    09 Mar 2018

    Exhaustion, hunger and dehydration further lower the body's defences against frostbite...

  129. Fruit and vegetables

    09 Nov 2018

    Eating fruit and vegetables can help protect against some diseases including diabetes and some cancers...

  130. Fruit and vegetables - children

    20 Apr 2018

    If you eat and enjoy fruit and vegetables every day, your child may eventually follow your lead...

  131. Funerals

    06 Mar 2019

    It is the funeral directors job to help with many of the legal responsibilities, including the death certificate...

  132. Fungi poisoning [video]

    Fungi poisoning

    Dr Brett Sutton, Victoria’s Chief Health Officer and Dr Teresa Lebel, Senior Mycologist detail how Victorian’s need to be aware of death cap mushrooms and other poisonous mushrooms now because we are...

    Duration: 2:01

    Tags:
    • Environmental health,
    • Environmental health - Environmental health basics,
    • Environmental health - Food quality and safety
  133. Fungi poisoning, see