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Autism spectrum disorders, disruptive behaviour disorders and ADHD
Bleeding, blood pressure, conditions, risks and blood products.
Bone disorders, osteoporosis, muscles, joint conditions, back, prevention and management.
Types of cancer, risks, causes, tests and treatments.
Types, risks, management and complications.
Oesophagus, stomach, small and large intestine, liver, pancreas, gall bladder and related disorders.
Eye problems, conditions, vision loss, management and prevention.
Infectious diseases, childhood diseases, animal to human diseases and prevention.
Mouth conditions, ulcers, dental procedures, tooth development and problems, care and prevention.
Types, management, headache and migraine, back pain and bone and joint pain.
Puberty, menstruation, menopause, infertility, breasts, fallopian tubes, ovaries, uterus, vagina, vulva and thrush.
Puberty, infertility, penis, prostate and testicles.
Guidelines, risks, brain damage and alcohol and depression.
Newborns, feeding, development, behaviour, wellbeing, safety, health and sleep.
Development, behaviour, nutrition, activity, wellbeing, identity, health, safety and trauma.
Drug use, overdose, types of drugs, gambling, health effects of addiction and getting help.
Perpetrators often make excuses for their violence, for example, blaming alcohol or stress.
Nutrition basics, life stages, food safety, diet and health conditions, nutritional advice and vitamins and supplements.
Mood, healthy thinking, body image, relaxation, relationships and getting help.
Stages, fertility, keeping healthy, health concerns and preparing for birth.
Becoming physically active, safety, types of physical activity and exercise and health conditions.
Effects on your body, smoking-related conditions and quitting.
Obesity and overweight, managing weight and healthy weight loss or gain.
Health, development, puberty, identity, risk taking, school, sex and sexuality and health conditions.
Find information about the broad range of services available to support you as you get older.
If you or someone you care for has an alcohol or drug problem, there are services and support available to help.
Learn more about the wide range of services and support available to carers in Victoria.
Understand the kinds of support that are available to children, their parents and carers in Victoria.
Disability support services are provided by a mix of government, community, private and non-profit organisations.
Learn about the range of services and support that exists for people in emergency situations in Victoria.
End of life and palliative care services can help maintain quality of life by providing relief to pain symptoms as well as emotional, mental and spiritual support.
A hospital stay can be planned or unexpected. Learn about the hospital journey from admission to discharge.
There are a mix of public and private services in place to help people living with mental illness in Victoria.
Learn how to plan and coordinate your own healthcare, and to make the plan that best suits you.
Involving health services early and understanding your childbirth options will give you the best chance of a successful and rewarding birth experience.
Communicating with your healthcare team will help you get the best health outcome.
Having a baby at home can be an option for pregnant women who are healthy, have a low-risk pregnancy and live close to a hospital in case the birth does not go to plan...
Alcohol and other drug education programs aim to delay, reduce or prevent people’s use of alcohol and other drugs...
When an infant becomes part of your family through adoption, foster care, surrogacy or other arrangements, there are laws and legal agreements that will outline your rights and responsibilities as a...
Use help and advice from family, friends and healthcare services to stay healthy, happy and well supported during the first few weeks after childbirth...
The first few days after giving birth are a time for resting, looking after yourself and learning about your baby...
If your baby is sick at birth or born too early (premature) they will be cared for in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) or Special Care Nursery (SCN) by highly experienced medical and nursing...
Multiple births are more common than they used to be, due to the increased use of assisted reproductive techniques, in particular the use of fertility drugs. Older women are more likely to have a...
Only about five per cent of pregnant women actually give birth on the exact date they are due...
A birth plan is a written summary of your preferences for when you are in labour and giving birth...
Tests can confirm your pregnancy and also monitor your baby's development in the womb...
Page last reviewed: 12 Nov 2015
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