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  1. Labial adhesions

    06 Jun 2017

    Labial adhesions are more common during the nappy years, but poor hygiene may be a cause in older girls...

  2. Labyrinthitis and vestibular neuritis

    14 Feb 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...

  3. Lactation Consultant

    16 Jun 2017

    A lactation consultant is a health professional who specialises in helping women to breastfeed their babies...

  4. Lactose intolerance

    24 Oct 2017

    Symptoms of lactose intolerance include bloating, gas, abdominal pain and diarrhoea...

  5. Ladder safety matters – Dr Owen [video]

    07 Sep 2016 Ladder safety matters – Dr Owen

    Stop and think before you use a ladder!...

    Duration: 2:20

  6. Ladder safety matters – Mick [video]

    07 Sep 2016 Ladder safety matters – Mick

    Stop and think before you use a ladder...

    Duration: 1:54

    Tags:
    • Safety - Safety in and around the home,
    • Safety - Safety basics,
    • Safety - Work and environmental safety
  7. Ladder safety matters – Nick [video]

    07 Sep 2016 Ladder safety matters – Nick

    Stop and think before you use a ladder...

    Duration: 2:13

    Tags:
    • Safety - Safety basics,
    • Safety - Safety in and around the home,
    • Safety - Work and environmental safety
  8. Ladder Safety – Mick's story

    08 Feb 2018 Ladder Safety – Mick's story

    Injuries associated with ladder falls have been steadily increasing in Australia, especially among men aged 60 years and older doing work in and around the home...

  9. Ladder Safety – Nick's story

    08 Feb 2018 Ladder Safety – Nick's story

    Injuries associated with ladder falls have been steadily increasing in Australia, especially among men aged 60 years and older doing work in and around the home...

  10. Ladder Safety – Paul’s story

    08 Feb 2018 Ladder Safety – Paul’s story

    Paul was sanding the exterior of his house when he overreached and fell more than two metres from his ladder...

  11. Ladders Safety Matters - Paul [video]

    07 Sep 2016 Ladders Safety Matters - Paul

    We can keep our pools safe, healthy, and most importantly fun...

    Duration: 2:01

    Tags:
    • Safety - Safety basics,
    • Safety - Safety in and around the home,
    • Safety - Work and environmental safety
  12. Laminectomy

    20 Feb 2017

    A laminectomy is a surgical incision into the vertebra to obtain access to the spinal cord...

  13. Laparoscopic abdominal surgery for Crohn's disease

    What is Crohn’s disease? Crohn’s disease causes inflammation of your bowel. The disease most often affects the end part of your small bowel (see figure 1). However, it can affect any part...

  14. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy

    25 Jul 2017

    What are gallstones? Gallstones are ‘stones’ that form in your gallbladder (see figure 1). They are common and can run in families. The risk of developing gallstones increases as you get...

  15. Laparoscopic gastric banding

    25 Jul 2017

    What is gastric banding? Gastric banding involves inserting an adjustable silicone band around the upper part of your stomach. It works by making you feel full sooner so that you eat less (see figure...

  16. Laparoscopic gastric bypass

    25 Jul 2017

    What is a gastric bypass? A gastric bypass (also called Roux-en-Y) involves stapling your stomach to create a smaller stomach ‘pouch’ and then bypassing the rest of your stomach and part...

  17. Laparoscopic heller's cardiomyotomy

    25 Jul 2017

    What is achalasia? Achalasia is a condition that causes problems with swallowing. It can also cause regurgitation (bringing food back into your mouth), chest pain and weight loss. Achalasia happens...

  18. Laparoscopic hysterectomy

    31 Jul 2017

    What is a hysterectomy? A hysterectomy is an operation to remove your uterus (womb). Your cervix is usually also removed. Your ovaries may need to be removed at the same time (see figure 1). The...

  19. Laparoscopic incisional hernia repair

    07 Aug 2017

    What is an incisional hernia? Any operation on your abdomen needs a cut that is closed with stitches. Sometimes your wound does not heal properly, resulting in the contents of your abdomen pushing...

  20. Laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair (TAPP)

    26 Jul 2017

    What is an inguinal hernia? Weak spots can develop in the layer of muscle in your abdominal wall, resulting in the contents of your abdomen pushing through. This produces a lump called a hernia (see...

  21. Laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair (TEP)

    25 Jul 2017

    What is an inguinal hernia? Weak spots can develop in the layer of muscle in your abdominal wall, resulting in the contents of your abdomen pushing through. This produces a lump called a hernia (see...

  22. Laparoscopic nissen fundoplication

    25 Jul 2017

    What is acid reflux? Acid reflux is a condition where acid from your stomach travels up into your oesophagus (gullet). This happens if the valve between your stomach and the oesophagus does not work...

  23. Laparoscopic oophorectomy

    07 Aug 2017

    What is an oophorectomy? An oophorectomy is an operation to remove one of or both your ovaries (see figure 1). Needing to remove an ovarian cyst is the most common reason for having an oophorectomy...

  24. Laparoscopic reversal of Hartmann's procedure

    What is Hartmann’s procedure? Hartmann’s procedure involves removing a piece of large bowel (colon). It is usually performed as an emergency. The two ends of bowel were not joined together...

  25. Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy

    25 Jul 2017

    What is a sleeve gastrectomy? A sleeve gastrectomy involves reducing the size of your stomach to a short tube shape (see figure 1). It works by making you feel full sooner so that you eat less. Is a...

  26. Laparoscopic sterilisation

    31 Jul 2017

    What is a sterilisation? A sterilisation is a permanent method of female contraception. It involves blocking both fallopian tubes to prevent you from becoming pregnant. What are the benefits of...

  27. Laparoscopic subtotal hysterectomy

    07 Aug 2017

    What is a subtotal hysterectomy? A subtotal hysterectomy is an operation to remove part of your uterus (womb). Your ovaries may need to be removed at the same time (see figure 1). What are the...

  28. Laparoscopic surgery for diverticular disease

    What is diverticular disease? Diverticular disease is the name given to a condition where bulges form in the lining of your colon. It becomes more common with age, affecting 5 in 100 people over the...

  29. Laparoscopy

    20 Feb 2017

    The advantage of laparoscopy is that only a small incision is required, which is why it is also known as 'keyhole surgery'...

  30. Laparoscopy and dye test

    31 Jul 2017

    What is a laparoscopy and dye test? A laparoscopy and dye test is an operation using keyhole surgery to help find out why you are having difficulty becoming pregnant. The dye test will show if your...

  31. Laparotomy

    20 Feb 2017

    A laparotomy is a surgical incision into the abdominal cavity used to examine the abdominal organs and aid diagnosis...

  32. Laryngoscopy

    08 Aug 2017

    What is a laryngoscopy? A laryngoscopy is a procedure to look at your voice box (larynx) using a rigid telescope (see figure 1). What are the benefits of a laryngoscopy? Your doctor is concerned that...

  33. Larynx

    20 Feb 2017

    Prolonged exposure to air pollutants, such as dust, can irritate the larynx and cause chronic laryngitis...

  34. Laser eye surgery

    30 May 2017

    During laser eye surgery, a computer-controlled laser is used to remove microscopic amounts of tissue from the front surface of the eye...

  35. Lateral internal sphincterotomy

    25 Jul 2017

    What is an anal fissure? An anal fissure is a tear in the skin around your back passage (see figure 1). It is a common problem that causes severe pain, especially after a bowel movement. It may also...

  36. Latex allergy

    07 Jul 2017

    The best way to manage latex allergy is to avoid exposure to latex products...

  37. Laughter clubs [video]

    13 Oct 2015 Laughter clubs

    Laughter has some great health benefits such boosting your immune system, lowering your blood pressure and reducing stress...

    Duration: 3:54

    Tags:
    • Healthy Mind - Relaxation and altenative therapies,
    • Healthy Mind - Goals tips and tools,
    • Topic,
    • Healthy lifestyle,
    • Healthy mind
  38. Lawn bowls - health benefits

    16 Jun 2017

    Lawn bowls is a popular participant sport, particularly for the elderly, due to its relaxed pace and comparatively light physical demands...

  39. Lawn bowls - preventing injury

    16 Jun 2017

    People who take part in lawn bowls develop skills and coordination that improve their fitness...

  40. Lead exposure and your health

    20 Feb 2017

    Long-term exposure to low levels of lead may produce symptoms including irritability, lack of energy and loss of appetite...

  41. Leanne & Thomas' story - National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) [video]

    Leanne tells about how she and her son Thomas have benefited from the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)...

    Duration: 2:13

    Tags:
    • Disability,
    • NDIS - National Disability Issurance Scheme
  42. Leeks

    22 Oct 2015 Leeks

    The long, white-stemmed leek can be eaten raw, sliced in salads, sautéed or added to soups and pies. Leeks are a good source of vitamins A, C and K, and contain lots of dietary fibre. In Victoria...

  43. Left-handedness

    25 Oct 2015

    If your child is naturally left-handed, don't try to force them to use their right hand...

  44. Leg ulcers

    21 Feb 2017

    Age, varicose veins, smoking and arterial disease increase the risk of leg ulcers...

  45. Legionnaires' disease

    21 Feb 2017

    Legionnaires' disease is a rare form of pneumonia...

  46. Lemon

    22 Oct 2015 Lemon

    Lemons can be squeezed over a piece of grilled fish and their grated zest adds an aromatic perfume to recipes. A slice of lemon in tea adds another dimension to the drink. Lemons are a good source of...

  47. Lemongrass

    22 Oct 2015 Lemongrass

    Lemongrass adds a citrus flavour to soups and curries and can be used in meat, chicken and seafood dishes. It contains vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 and folate and minerals such as manganese, iron and...

  48. Leprosy (Hansen’s disease)

    12 Jul 2017

    Once a person with leprosy begins treatment they quickly become non-infectious...

  49. Leptospirosis

    20 Oct 2016

    Leptospirosis is a disease spread from animals to humans, caused by infection with the bacteria Leptospira...

  50. Lesbian sexuality

    22 Sep 2017

    Many women report they have lesbian experiences or feelings, but do not think of themselves as lesbians...

  51. Lettuce

    22 Oct 2015 Lettuce

    A green salad made with crispy, crunchy lettuce complements grilled meat, chicken or fish dishes. Depending on the variety, lettuce contains vitamins A and C and minerals such as potassium. Lettuce is...

  52. Leukaemia

    14 Jun 2017

    Most children and many adults with acute leukaemia can expect to be cured, while chronic leukaemia can be successfully managed...

  53. Leukodystrophy

    21 Feb 2017

    Leukodystrophy refers to a group of inherited disorders that affect the white matter of the brain, which causes loss of normal brain functions...

  54. Libido

    12 Dec 2016

    Physical illness or relationship problems can cause a loss of sex drive or libido...

  55. Life expectancy for Victorians

    14 Sep 2016

    Reducing risk factors will improve the health of Victorians more than developing cures for diseases...

  56. Lifeline

    20 Sep 2017

    Call Lifeline to anonymously and confidentially discuss any personal difficulties, including suicidal thoughts at any time. Calls can be made at any time...

  57. Lime

    22 Oct 2015 Lime

    Tangy limes can be squeezed and added to fruit juices, made into desserts or used as a marinade for chicken or fish. Limes are a good source of vitamin C and contain minerals such as calcium and...

  58. Lipoedema

    07 Sep 2017

    Lipoedema is a painful, chronic, symmetrical swelling in the legs, thighs, buttocks and sometimes arms due to the accumulation of fat in the subcutaneous tissues. The onset often occurs during puberty...

  59. Liposuction

    12 Dec 2016

    Liposuction is invasive surgery and is not a substitute for weight reduction or a cure for obesity...

  60. Liposuction

    26 Jul 2017

    What is liposuction? Liposuction is a cosmetic operation to improve the shape of your body by removing fat from under your skin. Is liposuction suitable for me? Your surgeon will carry out a detailed...

  61. Lipreading

    11 Apr 2017

    Lipreading can help people who are hearing impaired to cope better with their hearing loss...

  62. Listeria

    08 Feb 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...

  63. Liver

    21 Feb 2017

    Some forms of liver disease are inherited, while others are caused by lifestyle factors...

  64. Liver - fatty liver disease

    22 Feb 2017

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

  65. Liver - primary biliary cirrhosis

    31 May 2016

    Primary biliary cirrhosis is an autoimmune condition characterised by inflammation and scarring of the bile ducts within the liver...

  66. Liver biopsy

    25 Jul 2017

    What is a liver biopsy? A liver biopsy involves removing small pieces of tissue from your liver using a needle. The procedure is performed by a radiologist (doctor who specialises in x-rays and scans...

  67. Liver cancer

    13 Jun 2017

    Liver cancer can be a primary cancer that starts in the liver, or a secondary cancer that starts in another part of the body and spreads to the liver...

  68. Liver disease - cirrhosis

    22 May 2017

    Cirrhosis is a type of liver damage where healthy cells are replaced by scar tissue...

  69. Living at home as you get older

    26 Jul 2016

    As you get older, living at home can be made easier by using home care services, setting a routine and keeping socially active...

  70. Living in a residential aged care home

    26 Jul 2016

    Residential aged care homes provide a range of care, services, social, cultural and spiritual activities, and different physical environments which give you options for how to spend your days...

  71. Living well with Osteoarthritis [video]

    12 May 2017 Living well with Osteoarthritis

    Duration: 4:46

    Tags:
    • Bones muscles and joints - Osteoporosis,
    • Bones muscles and joints - Bone and bone marrow conditions,
    • Topic,
    • Health conditons,
    • By body part,
    • Bones muscles and joints
  72. Living with a heart condition

    19 Jul 2017

    Attending cardiac rehabilitation will help you to create a good foundation for living with your heart condition...

  73. Living with breast cancer - staying positive [video]

    14 Oct 2015 Living with breast cancer - staying positive

    People with breast cancer talk about strategies and techniques for staying positive...

    Duration: 5:25

    Tags:
    • Video library,
    • Health conditons,
    • Cancer,
    • Cancer - Living with cancer
  74. Living with depression - early signs [video]

    14 Oct 2015 Living with depression - early signs

    People with depression talk about coming to terms with their condition and how to recognise the early signs...

    Duration: 1:49

    Tags:
    • Video library,
    • Health conditons,
    • Depression,
    • Depression - Living with depression
  75. Living with depression - other management techniques [video]

    14 Oct 2015 Living with depression - other management techniques

    People with depression discuss a range of management techniques for dealing with their condition...

    Tags:
    • Video library,
    • Health conditons
  76. Living with depression – professional support [video]

    14 Oct 2015 Living with depression – professional support

    People with depression talk about their experiences in seeking professional support and treatment...

    Duration: 6:32

    Tags:
    • Video library,
    • Health conditons,
    • Depression,
    • Depression - Depression treatment and support
  77. Living with kidney failure

    22 Feb 2017

    Although dialysis or transplant surgery after kidney failure can be challenging, many people go on to live active and productive lives...

  78. Living with Migraines - Diagnosis [video]

    12 May 2017 Living with Migraines - Diagnosis

    Duration: 5:46

    Tags:
    • Video library,
    • Pain - Headaches and migraine,
    • Pain - Managing pain,
    • Pain - Types of pain
  79. Living with persistent pain

    06 Dec 2016 Living with persistent pain

    Pain is our built-in alarm system. It makes us aware that something might be going wrong in our body. However, there are many things you can do to deal effectively with persistent pain...

  80. Living with prostate cancer - men and their health [video]

    Living with prostate cancer - men and their health

    People talk about men's attitude to their health and prostate cancer...

    Duration: 3:47

    Tags:
    • Health conditons,
    • Video library,
    • Cancer,
    • Cancer - Living with cancer,
    • Reproductive system - male,
    • Reproductive system - male - Prostate and urethra
  81. Local anaesthetic

    25 Jul 2017

    What is a local anaesthetic? A local anaesthetic is a drug that is injected into the tissues to make them numb. Local anaesthetics temporarily stop nerves working so that you do not feel pain. The...

  82. Lockjaw, see

  83. Locomotor system

    22 Feb 2017

    The skeleton and skeletal muscles work together to allow movement...

  84. Long QT syndrome

    22 Feb 2017

    You should be investigated for long QT syndrome if you faint for no apparent reason, during or after exercise or emotional excitement...

  85. Long-sighted

    30 May 2017

    A significant amount of long-sightedness can lead to blurred vision, particularly for close objects...

  86. Long-term illness – how to manage

    24 Aug 2017

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

  87. Look after your health at harvest time

    18 Oct 2017 Look after your health at harvest time

    Farmer health, wellbeing and safety are often neglected when facing the pressures of harvest. Simple safety measures can dramatically reduce the risk of injury and illness...

  88. Looking after yourself as a carer

    28 Feb 2017 Looking after yourself as a carer

    If you are a carer, for example of a person with a disability or mental illness, or recovering from an accident or illness or an older person with care needs, you need to look after yourself or the...

  89. Low blood pressure, see

  90. Lumbar discectomy

    26 Jul 2017

    What is sciatica? Sciatica is pain down your leg caused by pressure on a nerve where it leaves your spine. This can happen if a disc in your spine becomes worn and develops a bulge (a 'slipped disc...

  91. Lumbar laminectomy

    25 Jul 2017

    What is lumbar spinal stenosis? Lumbar spinal stenosis is where the spinal canal narrows in your lower back (see figure 1). A narrowed spinal canal means that there is not enough space for the nerves...

  92. Lumbar microdiscectomy

    25 Jul 2017

    What is a slipped disc? A slipped disc is where the spongy centre of a disc bulges out and puts pressure on a nerve where it leaves your spine (see figure 1). This can cause severe pain, as well as...

  93. Lumbar spinal decompression

    26 Jul 2017

    What is spinal stenosis? Spinal stenosis is where the space in the centre of your spine (spinal canal) narrows. The spinal canal contains the nerves that leave the lower end of your spinal cord (see...

  94. Lunch - avoid the fast food fix [video]

    Nutritionist Shane Bilsborough shows us how much energy it takes to burn off a fast food lunch. Join tradies, Corky and Danny as they find out how to maintain a healthy weight...

    Duration: 4:43

    Tags:
    • Healthy Eating,
    • Healthy Eating - Planning, shopping and cooking,
    • Work,
    • Work - Healthy eating at work,
    • Young people (13-19),
    • Young people (13-19) - Healthy eating
  95. Lunch at work

    22 Jan 2018

    Did you know lunch is just as important as breakfast? In other words, don’t skip lunch: you need it every day! A nutritious lunch will give you the energy to get through an afternoon of work...

  96. Lunch box tips

    Lunch box tips

    Encourage children to help choose and prepare their own healthy snack or lunch...

  97. Lunch boxes - healthy ideas

    25 Jul 2017

    Healthy foods that are great for school lunch boxes...

  98. Lunch boxes - healthy shopping ideas [video]

    13 Oct 2015

    Victorian State Public Health Nutritionist Veronica Graham takes us shopping for the right foods to include in your childs lunchbox...

    Duration: 2:55

    Tags:
    • Video library,
    • Healthy Eating,
    • Healthy Eating - Planning, shopping and cooking,
    • Children (4-12),
    • Children (4-12) - Healthy eating,
    • Work,
    • Work - Healthy eating at work
  99. Lunch boxes - how to make them healthy [video]

    14 Oct 2015 Lunch boxes - how to make them healthy

    Victorian State Public Health Nutritionist Veronica Graham shares three healthy and delicious lunchbox examples for the kids and provides some great food preparation tips to save you time throughout...

    Duration: 5:43

    Tags:
    • Video library,
    • Health checks,
    • Healthy eating,
    • Healthy Eating - Planning, shopping and cooking,
    • Children (4-12),
    • Children (4-12) - Healthy eating,
    • Work,
    • Work - Healthy eating at work
  100. Lunch boxes - menu planner

    13 Dec 2017

    By planning ahead, you can make sure that your child's lunch box has each of the six key elements of a healthy lunchbox...

  101. Lung biopsy

    25 Jul 2017

    What is a lung biopsy? A lung biopsy involves removing small pieces of abnormal lung tissue using a needle. The procedure is performed by a radiologist (doctor who specialises in x-rays and scans...

  102. Lung cancer

    13 Jun 2017

    Lung cancer occurs most often in adults between the ages of 40 and 70 who have smoked cigarettes for at least 20 years...

  103. Lung conditions - chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

    17 Oct 2017

    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is the collective term for a number of lung diseases that prevent proper breathing...

  104. Lupus

    30 Mar 2017

    Lupus can be mild or life-threatening, depending on which tissues are affected...

  105. Lupus and infections

    31 Mar 2017

    The most common infections for people with lupus include those of the respiratory tract, skin and urinary system...

  106. Lupus and medication

    27 Mar 2017

    Lupus most commonly appears in women of childbearing age...

  107. Lupus and pregnancy

    05 May 2017

    Lupus can be controlled with medications, so the majority of affected women are able to have children...

  108. Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM)

    22 Feb 2017

    Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) is a rare lung disease that can affect women during their reproductive years...

  109. Lymphatic system

    19 Jul 2017

    The lymphatic manages fluid levels in the body, filters out bacteria and houses types of white blood cells...

  110. Lymphoedema

    22 Feb 2017

    Women who have undergone treatment of breast cancer are particularly susceptible to lymphoedema of the arm...

  111. Lymphoma

    14 Jun 2017

    Lymphoma is a general term for a cancer that begins in the lymphatic system...