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  1. Aboriginal health - barriers to physical activity

    18 Jul 2016

    Engaging in an individual physical activity to benefit only yourself, away from family or community, may be seen as inappropriate or selfish...

  2. Aboriginal health - budget - tucker talk tips

    04 Jul 2018

    You can buy more food if you spend most of your money on basic healthy foods like bread, cereals, fruit and vegies...

  3. Aboriginal health - food for babies

    11 Nov 2016

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

  4. Aboriginal health - food for sport

    11 Nov 2016

    Carbohydrate is the most important nutrient for athletes...

  5. Aboriginal health - getting active

    26 Jul 2017

    The main thing is to choose physical activities that you enjoy and that you can stick to in the long term...

  6. Aboriginal health - good food for Elders

    11 Nov 2016

    Good nutrition, a healthy diet and physical activity can help Elders prevent or manage health problems...

  7. Aboriginal health - healthy active Koori kids

    11 Nov 2016

    Good nutrition and physical exercise help to keep Koori kids healthy and avoid diseases when they get older...

  8. Aboriginal health - healthy weight

    18 Jul 2017 Aboriginal health - healthy weight

    A healthy, nutritious diet and physical activity can help you to maintain a healthy weight...

  9. Aboriginal health - reading food labels

    06 Apr 2017

    Labels on packaged food can give you useful information about the nutrition, ingredients, storage and weight of the food.Add full stop to pull quote...

  10. Abortion

    30 May 2018

    All women should have access to accurate information about abortion so they can make their own informed decisions...

  11. Abortion procedures - medication

    16 May 2018

    Mifepristone, also called RU486 or the 'abortion pill', is used to terminate (end) a pregnancy up to nine weeks...

  12. Abortion procedures - surgical

    21 Mar 2018

    Abortion is one of the most common and safest types of surgery in Australia...

  13. Abortion services in Victoria

    02 Dec 2018

    Some abortion services in Victoria offer reduced fees to students, healthcare card holders and those experiencing financial difficulty...

  14. Addiction

    14 Dec 2017

    Addiction is a craving to use a substance or to repeat a behaviour...

  15. Adoption

    26 May 2016

    Adoption can give a secure family life to children who can?t live with their birth family...

  16. Aerobics - preventing injury

    19 Jul 2016

    Aerobics injuries are usually caused by trauma and overuse, but can be prevented by using the right techniques and equipment...

  17. After a flood – animal and insect related hazards

    16 Oct 2017

    When returning to a flood-affected area, remember that wild animals, including rats, mice, snakes or spiders, may be trapped in your home, shed or garden...

  18. After a flood – returning home safely

    16 Oct 2017

    When returning to your home after a flood, take precautions to reduce the possibility of injury, illness or disease...

  19. Air pollution

    15 May 2017

    Around 75 per cent of Melbourne?s air pollution is caused by vehicle emissions...

  20. Alcohol - how it affects your body

    04 Nov 2018

    How alcohol affects your body Many Australians enjoy a drink. In fact, alcohol is Australia’s most widely used social drug. Like all drugs, alcohol can damage your body, especially if you drink...

  21. Alcohol and pregnancy

    09 Nov 2018

    There’s no safe level of alcohol use during pregnancy. It’s safest to not drink at all during pregnancy, when trying to conceive, and while breastfeeding...

  22. Alcohol and teenagers

    29 Nov 2018

    Alcohol is responsible for most drug-related deaths in the teenage population...

  23. Alcohol and the law

    27 Nov 2018

    Alcohol is Australia’s most widely used social drug, but it can cause significant harm to people and society, especially when consumed in excess.   To control the effects of alcohol on...

  24. Alcohol and weight gain

    09 Nov 2018

    While the relationship between alcohol consumption and obesity remains unclear, there are good reasons to think that alcohol may play a role...

  25. Alcohol explained

    31 Oct 2018

    The size of a standard drink can vary according to the type of alcohol...

  26. Altitude sickness

    28 Nov 2018

    Being young and fit doesn't reduce your risk of altitude sickness...

  27. Amphetamines

    04 Nov 2018

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

  28. Anabolic steroids

    22 Nov 2018

    Prolonged misuse of steroids can cause liver damage and severe mood swings...

  29. Anger - how it affects people

    26 May 2016

    Well-managed anger can be a useful emotion that motivates you to make positive changes...

  30. Anger - tips to resolve arguments

    20 Sep 2017

    There are many people you can talk to who can help you overcome feelings of wanting to lash out...

  31. Animals and child safety

    11 Nov 2016

    Children should always be closely supervised near animals and taught how to behave safely around pets...

  32. Anorexia nervosa

    19 Jun 2017

    A common misconception is that anorexia nervosa only affects young women, but it affects males and females of all ages...

  33. Antioxidants

    05 Jul 2018

    Antioxidants scavenge free radicals from the body's cells, and prevent or reduce the damage caused by oxidation...

  34. Arsenic mine tailings and health

    30 Nov 2016

    Mine tailings near goldmines may contain high levels of arsenic...

  35. Asbestos and your health

    19 Mar 2018

    When asbestos fibres become airborne, people working with asbestos may inhale particles which remain in their lungs...

  36. Asbestos in the home

    09 Sep 2016

    Asbestos fibres breathed into the lungs can cause a range of health problems including lung cancer and mesothelioma...

  37. Assertiveness

    16 Sep 2016

    It is helpful to imagine assertiveness as the middle ground between aggression and passivity...

  38. Australian rules football - preventing injury

    19 Jul 2016

    Australian rules football is a physical contact sport that often results in injuries from tackling, kicking, running and constant competition for the ball...