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Australia's leading health, medical and lifestyle website. http://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/ Information on this page is not intended to take the place of medical advice. Please seek advice from a qualified health care professional.
Australia's leading health, medical and lifestyle website. http://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/ Information on this page is not intended to take the place of medical advice. Please seek advice from a qualified health care professional.

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October is Walk to School month.

Walking to school helps children get the physical activity they need each day to be healthy. Sign up for VicHealth’s Walk to School this October to kick-start healthy walking habits that can lead to good health for life - visit http://bit.ly/w-t-s
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[Event] July is Fragile X Awareness Month. Fragile X syndrome is the most common cause of inherited intellectual disability and the single genetic cause of autism. Think of an MCG crowd on Grand Final day of about 100,000 people. That's the estimated number of Australians affected by Fragile X. Learn more here: http://ow.ly/zJxLW
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TELL US: How many forms of viral hepatitis are there? (Extra points if you can name them.)
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[EVENT] Today is World Hepatitis Day (28 July) and this year’s theme is – Hepatitis: Think Again. The World Health Organization (WHO) is asking us to think about viral hepatitis in a different way as it is often ignored, stigmatised or misunderstood. Worldwide, hepatitis kills 1.5 million people every year and many more are affected by acute and chronic liver disease. Learn more here: http://ow.ly/zwFad
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[VOTE] We're chuffed to say our new free #betterhealthapp for android and updated for iOS users has been shortlisted for a 2014 mobile app and design award in three categories! If you love getting health & medical info on the go, vote for for us here. And a big thanks to everyone who has downloaded it already: http://ow.ly/ztIQM
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[TELL US] According to research by the Kirby Institute, what is the estimated percentage of Australians living with HIV who do not know...
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[TELL US] According to research, what is the rate of cigarette smoking among mothers during pregnancy?
a) Between 1 in 3 to 1 in 5 mothers smoke during pregnancy
b) Between 1 in 50 to 1 in 100 mothers smoke during pregnancy
c) Between 1 in 10 to 1 in 20 mothers smoke during pregnancy
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[HEALTH CHECK] Are you up to date? It's Immunisation Week (21 - 27 April). Did you know immunisations are required through life, not just in childhood. Health, age, lifestyle and occupation (HALO) are the four factors that determine your immunisation needs. Check which vaccines you and your loved ones might need by using our online checklist: http://ow.ly/vSw7C
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Condition of the day: Anyone can develop e_________ , a common neurological condition. At least 50 percent of people with this condition have no known cause for their disorder. (Fill in the gap.)
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[TELL US] C_____ disease is a condition where the small intestine is damaged by gluten, which is found in grains such as wheat, barley, rye, spelt and oats. (Fill in the gap.)
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