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Health Conditions healthdirect

(6 days ago) Medical problem? Call 1800 022 222. If you need urgent medical help, call triple zero immediately. healthdirect Australia is a free service where you can talk to a …

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Coronavirus COVID-19 healthdirect

(3 days ago) Visit the Department of Health's website for the latest alerts on COVID-19 in Australia, or the World Health Organization's website for global updates. Resources in other languages. COVID-19 resources in other languages are available from the Department of Health, as well as from the ACT, NSW, Qld, SA, Tas, Vic and WA health departments.

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Young adults' health healthdirect

(1 days ago) Physical health challenges - The link between physical health and mental health in young people - Orygen, Revolution in Mind Orygen is the world’s leading research and knowledge translation organisation focusing on mental ill-health in young people.

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Department of Health healthdirect

(1 days ago) The Department of Health is responsible for achieving the Government’s priorities for population health, primary health care, mental health, Indigenous health and community participation in sport and recreation. The department administers programs to meet the Government’s objectives in health infrastructure, regulation, safety and quality, health workforce, acute care, dental care

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Kids' health healthdirect

(3 days ago) School exclusion for health reasons. Kids with certain infectious diseases must stay away from school or childcare. Find out how exclusions work and when your child can return to school. Read more about School exclusion for health reasons.

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Seniors' health healthdirect

(6 days ago) Mental health and older people. Older people can have mental health issues, such as anxiety or depression, which are often caused by triggers such as grief, loss or illness. about Mental health

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Getting the COVID-19 vaccination healthdirect

(5 days ago) When you have your IHI, you can register for a My Health Record — an online summary of your health information, including your immunisation history. To apply for an IHI, visit For more information, call Services Australia on 1300 361 457, Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 5.00pm (local time). You’ll need to provide

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Sexual health healthdirect

(5 days ago) Sexual well-being is a complex area of women’s health. Low libido always has more than one cause and it is important to determine whether it is lifelong or recently acquired. In any. Guides to inclusive practice, to help make your service, program or project intersex-friendly.

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Exercise and mental health healthdirect

(8 days ago) Mental health benefits of exercise. Exercise releases chemicals like endorphins and serotonin that improve your mood. It can also get you out in the world, help to reduce any feelings of loneliness and isolation, and put you in touch with other people. If you exercise regularly, it can reduce your stress and symptoms of mental health conditions

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ACT Health healthdirect

(1 days ago) The ACT Health Directorate has an ongoing commitment to supporting consumer participation in health care. By implementing the Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights across all Health Directorate Services, they are supporting the rights of health care consumers as well as recognising the role that consumers play in the provision of their own care.

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Junk food and your health healthdirect

(7 days ago) Eating an excessive amount of junk food can have a negative effect on your general health and wellbeing and can also reduce your ability to be active. As well as causing you to gain weight, the other short-term effects of eating junk food include: increased stress levels. fatigue. difficulty sleeping.

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Allied health healthdirect

(5 days ago) However, if you have a long-term health condition, you might be eligible for Medicare rebates. For you to get Medicare rebates, your doctor must prepare a ‘care plan’, such as a chronic disease management plan or a mental health treatment plan. Some private health funds cover certain allied health services.

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Medicine and side effects healthdirect

(7 days ago) If you think you have taken too much of a medicine, call the Poisons Information Centre, 24 hours a day on 13 11 26. If it’s not an emergency but the side effects are bothering you, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. You can also call healthdirect on 1800 022 222 (known as NURSE-ON-CALL in Victoria) to speak to a registered nurse.

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Personal hygiene healthdirect

(8 days ago) Department of Health (Good hygiene for coronavirus (COVID-19)), Hand Hygiene Australia (What is hand hygiene?), SA Health (Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) - including symptoms, treatment and prevention), Jean Hailes for Women’s Health (Vulva & vaginal irritation), Jean Hailes for Women's Health (About the menstrual cycle), Healthy Male (Foreskin

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Alcoholism at home healthdirect

(Just Now) Alcohol use disorder (AUD) is the medical diagnosis for prolonged and severe drinking that is causing problems in a person’s life. Alcoholism is the colloquial term for this disorder. It is extremely prevalent and a serious medical issue that can have fatal consequences. Read more on Ausmed Education website.

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Nine signs of mental health issues healthdirect

(7 days ago) A Mental Health Treatment Plan (MHTP) is a support plan for someone experiencing mental health issues. A general practitioner (GP) will assess if a person has signs of mental illness and whether they would benefit from mental health treatment (6 sessions are subsidised by Medicare).

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Dissociative identity disorder healthdirect

(2 days ago) Dissociative identity disorder is a type of dissociative disorder. It was previously known as ‘multiple personality disorder’. It is a disturbance in a person’s sense of identity, causing them to feel or observed by others to have 2 or more separate personalities.

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