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Details: Victorian health alerts Toggle all alerts Date: Oct 11, 2021 Health warning to gardeners using potting mix Date: Jun 15, 2021 Testing for respiratory pathogens Date: May 31, 2021 Ear and body piercing aftercare product linked to infection risk Date: May 24, 2021 Carbon monoxide and gas heater safety update View all health alerts on Health.vic

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Work and your health

Details: The 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 factors may include job inexperience, lack of adequate training, and a tendency to work in jobs that present an increased risk of injury, such as retail.

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Running and jogging

Details: Health 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. strengthen muscles. improve cardiovascular fitness. burn plenty of kilojoules. help maintain a healthy weight.

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Types of hospital admission

Details: Urgent (‘unplanned’) admission to hospital involves a sudden health issue that needs you to go to an emergency department or call an ambulance. When you get to a public hospital, you will be asked whether you would like to be a public patient or a private patient. Ask your doctor about your options so you can make the right choices.

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Talking through problems

Details: Social worker (at your school or local community health centre) Kids Helpline – telephone counselling service for children and young people aged 5-25 (24 hours, 7 days) Tel. 1800 55 1800; Lifeline (24 hours, 7 days) Tel. 13 11 14; ReachOut forums; Beyond Blue (24 hours, 7 days) Tel. 1300 22 4636 – or chat online (1 pm to 12 am, 7 days)

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Physical activity – setting yourself goals

Details: Break down your ultimate health and fitness goal into small, specific and achievable mini-goals. Keep a training diary to monitor your progress. Always see your doctor for a medical check-up before starting any new fitness program, particularly if you are over 40 years, overweight, haven’t exercised in a long time or suffer from a chronic

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Munchausen syndrome

Details: Munchausen syndrome (also known as factitious disorder) is a rare type of mental disorder in which a person fakes illness. The person may lie about symptoms, make themselves appear sick, or make themselves purposely unwell. This type of mental disorder is most often seen in young adults and is considered a type of self-harm.

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Sexuality explained

Details: A parent’s guide to their child’s sexuality, headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation, Department of Health, Australian Government.; About sexual orientation, gender identity and intersex status discrimination, Australian Human Rights Commission.; All about being gay, ReachOut, Australia.; Factors affecting LGBTI people, Beyond Blue, Australia.; A language …

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Disease clusters

Details: Disease clusters [online], Department of Health Victoria – Environmental Health Unit. More information here.; Cancer clusters; information for the community (pdf) [online], Queensland Health. More information here.; Cardiovascular disease statistics [online], The Heart Foundation. More information here. 'Public requests for cancer cluster investigations: a survey of State …

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Hospital staff roles

Details: Allied health professionals. Allied health professionals are university-educated practitioners who work as part of your multidisciplinary healthcare team. They assess, diagnose and treat conditions and work to prevent disease and disability. Some examples of allied health professionals include: dietitians; occupational therapists; pharmacists

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Mobile phones and your health

Details: Mobile telephones and health effects, 2010, Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency. More information here.; IARC classifies radiofrequency electromagnetic fields as possibly carcinogenic to humans, 2011, World Health Organization. More information here.; Mobile phones and health 2004: Report by the Board of NRPB, 2004, Documents of the NRPB, vol. …

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Quarantine at home

Details: NURSE-ON-CALL Tel. 1300 60 60 24 – for expert health information and advice (24 hours, 7 days) Things to remember. Your doctor can tell you exactly when your quarantine can safely end. Quarantine helps to slow the spread of infection across …

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Labial adhesions

Details: The Maternal and Child Health Line is available 24 hours a day Tel. 132 229. Things to remember. The cause of labial adhesions is thought to be irritation to the labia minora: for example, poor hygiene, strongly perfumed soaps and inflammatory conditions like vulvitis.

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Relationships and communication

Details: Qlife provides telephone and online support to help lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex communities work towards better health, including mental health. Tel. 1800 184 527. WIRE , Women’s Information and Referral Exchange Tel. 1300 134 130.

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Testicular self examination

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The dangers of sitting: why

Details: Australian Health Survey: Physical activity, 2011–2012, 2013, Australian Bureau of Statistics.; Ekelund U, Steene-Johannessen J, Brown WJ, et al. 2016, ‘ Does physical activity attenuate, or even eliminate, the detrimental association of sitting time with mortality? A harmonised meta-analysis of data from more than 1 million men and women ’, The Lancet, vol. 388, pp. 1302–10.

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Gay male sexuality

Details: Melbourne Sexual Health Centre Tel. (03) 9341 6200 or 1800 032 017 or TTY (for the hearing impaired) (03) 9347 8619. HIV Sexual Health Connect Tel. 1800 038 125. QLife – a national counselling and referral service for people of diverse sex, genders and sexualities Tel. 1800 184 527 or chat online between 5.30 pm and 10.30 pm.

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Reproductive system

Details: The female reproductive system. The female reproductive organs are the vagina, womb (uterus), fallopian tubes and ovaries: Vagina – a muscular canal around 7.5 cm long that extends from the neck of the womb to the genitals, or vulva. Uterus (womb) – a muscular organ, shaped like an upside down pear. Its lining is called the endometrium.

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Child development (7)

Details: Maternal and child health nurse; Maternal and Child Health Line, Victoria (24 hour) Tel. 132 229; Things to remember. Three year olds often enjoy being with other children and can now play together more. They are starting to take responsibility for their own toileting, but may have accidents during the day and be wet at night.

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Personal hygiene

Details: Here 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 sanitary napkins regularly, at least four to five times a day. Always wash your hands before and after handling a tampon or pad. Cystitis - is an infection of the bladder.

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Security and safety at hospital

Details: Health services are committed to providing a safe and secure environment for patients, staff and visitors. Hospital security arrangements keep patients, staff and visitors safe from inappropriate behaviour such as violence and aggression.

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Electromagnetic fields (EMF) and health issues

Details: Electromagnetic fields (EMF) are generated in the vicinity of power lines, mobile phones, mobile phone towers, broadcast towers and similar transmitters. Whether or not EMF can harm human health is a controversial issue. Scientific evidence does not demonstrate a causal link between typical exposures to EMF and adverse health effects.

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Chemicals and spray drift

Details: Actual health effects although these are usually short term and happen rarely; Stress or anxiety about possible longer-term health effects; Concerns about the odour or general air pollution. Health impacts of exposure to chemicals The potential health impacts of exposure to chemical spray drift depend on:

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Vegetarian and vegan eating

Details: Health benefits of a vegetarian diet. A well-balanced vegetarian or vegan diet can provide many health benefits, such as a reduced risk of chronic diseases, including: some types of cancer. Vegetarians and vegans also have lower rates of illness …

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Walking for good health

Details: Walking 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 boost muscle power and endurance. It can also reduce your risk of developing conditions such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis and some cancers.

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Confidentiality and privacy in healthcare

Details: Health information is sensitive and personal, which is why there are laws to protect your rights to keep your health information private. How health services collect, store and share information. In Victoria, a health service is any organisation that collects information about people’s health, such as: doctors’ surgeries or clinics

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Kissing and your health

Details: Heymann, D. L. (ed.) (2004), Control of Communicable Diseases Manual, 18th edition, American Public Health Association, Washington. Communicable Diseases Network Australia, Guidelines for the early clinical and public health management of meningococcal disease in Australia - Revised Edition 2007, Department of Health and Ageing, Australian Government.

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Parkinson's disease and constipation

Details: eating problems – dietary fibre containing insoluble fibre adds bulk to your bowel motions and can help prevent constipation. However, if a person with Parkinson’s disease finds it difficult to chew or swallow, they may avoid eating fibrous foods. drinking problems – you need water to plump up the dietary fibre in your bowel motions.

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