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WebVictorian health alerts. 26 May 2023 Legionnaires’ disease linked to Cheltenham area. 5 May 2023 Hepatitis A warning in Victoria. 4 May 2023 Carbon …

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Medicines and side effects

WebWhat is a side effect? A side effect is an unwanted symptom caused by medical treatment. All medicines can cause side effects, including prescription, over-the-counter and …

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Conditions and treatments

WebHealth topics. Explore. About. Connect with us Footer other information. The Victorian Government acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the Traditional Custodians of the land and acknowledges and pays respect to their Elders, past and present. The Department of Health celebrates, values and includes people of all

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Regular health checks

WebRegular health checks can identify any early signs of health issues. When you have a health check, your doctor will talk with you about your medical history, your family’s …

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Walking for good health

WebWalking is a great way to improve or maintain your overall health. Just 30 minutes every day can increase cardiovascular fitness, strengthen bones, reduce excess body fat, and …

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Personal hygiene

WebHere are some personal hygiene suggestions for women: Menstruation - wash your body, including your genital area, in the same way as you always do. Change tampons and …

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Running and jogging

WebHealth benefits of running and jogging. Regular running or jogging offers many health benefits. Running can: help to build strong bones, as it is a weight bearing exercise. …

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About the Better Health Channel

WebAbout the Better Health Channel. We provide health and medical information to improve the health and wellbeing of people and the communities they live in. This information is: …

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Work and your health

WebThe most common health issues for office workers include musculoskeletal injuries such as repetitive strain injury (RSI). The rate of injury is highest in younger workers. Contributing …

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Strong relationships, strong health

WebHealth benefits of strong relationships. Throughout your life, the number and strength of your relationships affect your mental and physical wellbeing.. The benefits of social …

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Resistance training – health benefits

WebImproved mobility and balance. Improved posture. Decreased risk of injury. Increased bone density and strength and reduced risk of osteoporosis. Improved sense of wellbeing – …

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Physical activity

WebMinimise the amount of time spent in prolonged sitting and break up long periods of sitting as often as possible. Physical activity or exercise can improve your health and reduce …

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Mental Health and Wellbeing Hubs

WebMental Health & Wellbeing Hubs are available to help anyone who is feeling overwhelmed or having a difficult time. To book an in-person or telehealth appointment call 1300 375 …

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Mobile phones and your health

WebSummary. The current international consensus is that mobile phones don’t cause cancer or promote the accelerated growth of existing tumours. Cancer can take many years, even …

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Immune system explained

WebThe immune system is a complex network of organs, cells and proteins that defends the body against infection, whilst protecting the body’s own cells. The immune system keeps a record of every germ (microbe) it has ever defeated so it can recognise and destroy the microbe quickly if it enters the body again. Abnormalities of the immune system

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A-Z of health information

WebThe abdominal muscles support the trunk, allow movement and hold organs in place by regulating internal abdominal pressure. Abdominal pain in adults. The type of pain felt in …

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