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  1. Ice

    15 Oct 2018

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

  2. Ice (crystal amphetamine), see

  3. Ice (crystal methamphetamine)

    04 Nov 2018

    Amphetamines are psychostimulant drugs that speed up the workings of the brain...

  4. Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP)

    12 Feb 2019

    Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is a rare autoimmune disorder in which a person?s immune system destroys the platelets that help their blood to clot...

  5. Illness - tips to help you recover

    03 Jan 2019

    Improving your lifestyle can relieve the symptoms of illness or injury and improve recovery...

  6. Immune system explained

    22 Aug 2018

    The immune system remembers every germ it has ever overcome...

  7. Immunisation - chickenpox

    16 Apr 2018

    Immunisation against chickenpox can protect your child from getting chickenpox and from the possible serious complications of chickenpox...

  8. Immunisation and pregnancy

    Immunisation can protect a woman and her unborn baby against many infectious diseases...

  9. Immunisation history statements for children

    21 Nov 2018

    By law, parents or guardians must provide an Immunisation History Statement when enrolling children in any childcare service, kindergarten or primary school in Victoria...

  10. Immunisation in secondary schools

    31 Mar 2019

    Some immunisations are recommended for all Australian teenagers...

  11. Immunisation – childhood

    03 Jul 2019

    Being immunised from an early age helps protect your child against serious childhood infections...

  12. Immunisation – common questions

    03 Jul 2018

    We answer some common questions about immunisation, including how immunisation works, why it's important and where you can be immunised...

  13. Immunisation – deciding which vaccines you need

    12 Apr 2019

    Everyone's immunisation needs are different and are influence by your health, lifestyle, age and occupation...

  14. Immunisation – DTP, polio, hep B and Hib

    A number of combined immunisations against diphtheria, tetanus and other infectious diseases are available to provide protection at various life stages...

  15. Immunisation – hepatitis B

    08 Nov 2018

    Immunisation against hepatitis B reduces the risk of infection in babies...

  16. Immunisation – humanpapilloma virus (HPV)

    08 Feb 2019

    The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine helps prevent infection with HPV that causes cervical cancer...

  17. Immunisation – side effects

    05 Jul 2018

    Find out more about possible side effects of immunisation...

  18. Immunisations - vaccinations in Victoria, Australia (video) [video]

    Immunisations - vaccinations in Victoria, Australia (video)

    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...

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    • Immunisation - Immunisation basics,
    • Immunisation - Special risk groups,
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    • Planning and coordinating healthcare,
    • Seeing a doctor, specialist or health professional,
    • Babies and toddlers (0-3),
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    • Parents - Common childhood health concerns
  19. Immunisations for older people

    05 Nov 2018

    Immunisations are important for you as you get older, because your immune system can become less effective at protecting you from some diseases...

  20. Immunisations for work

    19 Nov 2018

    Some jobs have a higher risk of exposure to infectious diseases, so if your job is one of these, it’s a good idea to check your immunisation status...

  21. Immunisations – catch-ups and boosters

    If you've recently arrived in Australia or missed out on an immunisation for any reason, you may need catch-up doses...

  22. Impetigo - school sores

    09 Mar 2018

    Impetigo, or school sores, is a highly contagious skin infection that commonly affects school-aged children...

  23. Implantable cardiac devices

    26 Jul 2018

    A person with an artificial cardiac pacemaker can live a normal life and can still perform moderate to strenuous activities...

  24. Incontinence - prevention tips

    03 Aug 2018

    Incontinence can be prevented in most cases...

  25. Incontinence - tips for carers

    01 Aug 2018

    A person's incontinence can be a challenging problem for their carer, but help is available from a range of sources, so don't think you must cope alone...

  26. Incontinence and continence problems

    12 Nov 2018

    Many things can be done to manage, treat and sometimes cure incontinence and continence problems...

  27. Indigestion

    09 Mar 2018

    Food inside the stomach is only kept there by the force of gravity so to avoid heartburn, don't lie down after a big meal...

  28. Infantile spinal muscular atrophy

    19 Jun 2019

    A child with spinal muscular atrophy type 1 rarely lives beyond three years of age...

  29. Infection control - workplace safety

    06 Nov 2018

    The spread of many pathogens in the workplace can be prevented with regular hand washing...

  30. Infection risk - cardiac surgery and mycobacteria

    09 Nov 2018

    Mycobacterium chimaera is a type of bacterium known as a non-tuberculous mycobacterium (NTM). There is a risk that heater cooler units (HCUs) used in cardiac (heart) surgery may be contaminated with...

  31. Infections – bacterial and viral

    08 Nov 2018

    Many bacterial infections can be treated with antibiotics, but they are useless against viral infections...

  32. Infertility in men

    10 Jun 2019

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

  33. Infertility in women

    Infertility in women

    The odds of a young fertile couple conceiving by having sexual intercourse around the time of ovulation are approximately one in five every month...

  34. Inflammatory bowel disease, see

  35. Influenza

    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...

  36. Informed consent for carers

    07 Nov 2018 Informed consent for carers

    Informed consent means that a person understands their condition and any proposed medical treatment and carers can help with the decision-making process...

  37. Informed consent for medical treatment

    27 Nov 2017

    Informed consent means having enough information about a medical procedure to decide whether to have it done...

  38. Inhalants

    15 Oct 2018

    Inhalants are chemical substances that give off fumes that can be breathed in to achieve a 'high'...

  39. Inherited cancer - genetic testing

    03 Jun 2019

    A predisposition to certain cancers can be inherited via altered genes...

  40. Insomnia

    09 Dec 2018

    Around one in three people regularly have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep...

  41. Insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM), see

  42. Intake and assessment for alcohol and drug problems

    30 Oct 2018

    ‘Intake and assessment’ is the name of the process used to work out the best treatment path for people with alcohol or drug problems in Victoria. This service, which is available right across Victoria...

  43. Interchange services

    05 Jul 2016

    Interchange is a member organisation for agencies involved in providing family respite and social opportunities for children and young people with a disability...

  44. Internet addiction

    23 Oct 2015

    Internet addiction refers to the compulsive need to spend a lot of time on the Internet, to the point where relationships, work and health suffer...

  45. Internet safety for children

    17 Nov 2015

    A child's digital footprint can be as easy to follow as their real footprints...

  46. Interpreter services in hospital

    02 Jan 2019

    People from all backgrounds can benefit from language and cultural support in Victoria’s health system...

  47. Iodine

    12 Oct 2015

    Good sources of iodine include fortified bread and any type of seafood, including seaweed...

  48. Iron

    09 Mar 2018

    Iron is important for transporting oxygen in the blood...

  49. Iron deficiency - adults

    09 Mar 2018

    Don't take iron supplements unless advised by your doctor...

  50. Iron deficiency - children

    09 Mar 2018

    Keep iron supplements away from children - as little as one to three grams can kill a child under six years...

  51. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

    09 Mar 2018

    Irritable bowel syndrome can't be cured with medications or special diets but avoiding individual triggers can help prevent it...

  52. Is my body normal? (Boys)

    20 Jun 2018

    Boys’ bodies come in all shapes and sizes. As you get older, and go through puberty, you become more aware of your body and how it compares with others. Boys’ bodies come in all shapes and sizes...

  53. Is my body normal? (Girls)

    18 Oct 2017

    Puberty is a time when your body goes through lots of changes. It’s wonderful and exciting, and can sometimes feel overwhelming. This is the time your body changes from being a girl into being a woman...

  54. It's okay to feel sad

    28 Jun 2019

    Sadness is a feeling that everyone experiences. It is part of life. We can respond to our sadness in ways that help us feel better...