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Young adults' health healthdirect

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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Sexual health healthdirect

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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Junk food and your health healthdirect

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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Personal hygiene healthdirect

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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Anatomy healthdirect

A healthy mouth is important to your overall health, and for eating, drinking, breathing and speaking. Get tips for keeping your mouth healthy here. Read more about Mouth and teeth. Neuromuscular system. The neuromuscular system includes all the muscles in the body and the nerves serving them. Learn more about how it works and related diseases.

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Nervous system healthdirect

The nervous system is made up of the brain, spinal cord and nerves. It is the body’s communication system that controls much of what your body does. It allows you to do things like walk, speak, swallow, breathe and learn, and controls how your body reacts in an emergency. Your nervous system is made up of: your peripheral nervous system

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Goulburn Valley Health

The Rural Allied Health Team (RAHT) is a multidisciplinary service including the disciplines of Nutrition & Dietetics, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Social Work & Speech Pathology. The team provides services at home or in the community to frail older people, people with a disability and their carers. This includes education, treatment, therapy and self care strategies to help

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Building and maintaining healthy relationships healthdirect

Health family relationships are crucial for your child’s personal wellbeing and development. Learn more by getting in contact with Kids Helpline today! Read more on Kids Helpline website. Domestic and family violence - controlling and violent relationships — Relationships Australia.

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Fatigue healthdirect

Orygen is the world’s leading research and knowledge translation organisation focusing on mental ill-health in young people. Read more on Orygen website. Clinical Considerations - Allied Health - Health Professionals. Addressing symptom and practice issues. Allied Health professionals will often work in clinical practice, and there are

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Head to Health healthdirect

Head to Health. The Australian Government, through the Department of Health, has developed a new digital mental health gateway, Head to Health. When you visit Head to Health you can search and access a range of telephone based and online mental health services, which are either free of charge or low cost. These services range from information

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About My Health Record healthdirect

My Health Record is a secure digital record of your healthcare information. This information might include details of your medical conditions and treatments, medicines you take, your allergies, and test or scan results. Your healthcare providers, such as doctors, specialists and hospital staff, can check your My Health Record when they need to.

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Teenagers' health healthdirect

Growing up to a young adult can be exciting, but can also be tough for a lot of teenagers. Find out what to expect during puberty, and learn about health issues including acne, …

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Medicines healthdirect

Buying medicines on the internet has its advantages, but there is a risk of losing your money, damaging your health or breaking the law. Read more about Buying medicines online. Chemotherapy. Chemotherapy describes medicine that aims to stop or slow down the growth of cancer cells. Find out how 'chemo' treatment works and its side effects.

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Eating disorders

Key facts. An eating disorder is a serious mental health condition that involves an unhealthy relationship with food. Eating disorders can have a significant physical and …

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Hand washing healthdirect

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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Circulatory system healthdirect

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is one of eight main forms of chronic disease in Australia. Other main chronic diseases are: asthma, diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), arthritis, back pain, cancer, and mental health conditions (Australian Institute of Health and Wellbeing 2018).

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Kilojoules healthdirect

National Health and Medical Research Council (Nutrient reference values - dietary energy), SA Health (Kilojoules explained), Dietitians Australia (Weight Management), Food Standards Australia New Zealand (Australian Food Composition Database), 8700.com.au (Burn your kJ), Australian Dietary Guidelines (Australian Dietary Guidelines 1 - 5), Food

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Relaxation and mental health healthdirect

Relaxation reduces stress and the symptoms of mental health conditions like depression, anxiety and schizophrenia. Relaxation also has other related health benefits, including: lowering your heart rate, blood pressure and breathing rate. reducing muscle tension …

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The role of a GP healthdirect

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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Women's Health Queensland healthdirect

Women can also ask health questions on the website, stay in touch via the Women’s Health Facebook page, or watch videos on YouTube. Information / help lines. Call 1800 017 676 (toll free from outside Brisbane) Mon to Fri, 9am to 5pm weekdays (except Wednesday, 12.30pm – 5pm) AEST, to talk with a counsellor about any health and wellbeing matter.

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Menstruation (periods) healthdirect

Menstruation is bleeding from the vagina that happens about once a month, as a normal part of the menstrual cycle. It is also known as having a period. During this cycle, the hormones make the lining of the uterus become thicker, getting ready in case of pregnancy. Hormones also cause an egg to be released from an ovary, which is known as

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What do social workers do

You can find social workers in hospitals, community health centres, aged care services, mental health services, and drug and alcohol services. They also work in education facilities, child protection services, family support, employment services, the justice system, housing, and disability services. Some social workers operate in private practice.

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LSD (acid) healthdirect

LSD is a hallucinogenic drug that can change the user’s perception of reality. Here’s how LSD works, its physical effects and the health risks of LSD addiction.

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SA Health healthdirect

SA Health is committed to protecting and improving the health of all South Australians by providing leadership in health reform, public health services, health and medical research, policy development and planning, with an increased focus on wellbeing, illness prevention, early intervention and quality care.

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Mental illness stigma

Mental Health Australia’s Embrace Project offers resources and support for mental health services for consumers and carers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. For immediate counselling assistance, contact Lifeline on 13 11 14.

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Endocrine glands and their hormones healthdirect

Read more on Better Health Channel website Endocrine Cancer | Cancer Council Victoria The endocrine system is a network of hormone-producing glands such as the pituitary gland, the thyroid gland, the pancreas, the parathyroid glands and the adrenal glands.

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Anorexia nervosa

This health professional will diagnose anorexia nervosa based on your thoughts, feelings and eating behaviours. They will also check for any other mental or physical complications. How is anorexia nervosa treated? The first step to recovery is restoring good nutrition and a healthy weight. This allows treatments to work effectively.

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Male reproductive system healthdirect

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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What is a pandemic

The World Health Organization (WHO) has practical advice about protecting yourself from COVID-19. The Australian Government Health Department has general information on emergency health management. If you are experiencing anxiety or depression during a pandemic, you can call Beyond Blue on 1300 22 4636 or Lifeline on 13 11 14.

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Mental illness healthdirect

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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Body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference healthdirect

BMI = Weight (kg)/Height (m)2. healthdirect BMI calculator indicates any health risks in relation to your BMI or waist circumference, and offers information based on your personal results. If you calculate your BMI yourself, it is important to make sure you measure your weight in …

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What is Medicare

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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Ice (crystal meth) healthdirect

Ice (crystal meth) is a methamphetamine, a member of the amphetamine family of drugs. It is very addictive and is linked to chronic physical and mental health problems. Ice is a central nervous system stimulant. It causes high levels of dopamine (a brain chemical associated with pleasure and …

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What does a neurosurgeon do

If you use private health insurance to be treated in either a public hospital or a private hospital or clinic, you will be charged by the neurosurgeon and by the hospital. You might also be charged for pathology tests, x-rays and other forms of imaging, and by other doctors who provide you care, such as …

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What is a referral

HealthPathways is a web-based information portal, designed to be used at the point of care, primarily for general practitioners and other clinicians. In some regions access to HealthPathways may also be available to hospital specialists, nurses, allied health and other health professionals.

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Psychiatrists and psychiatry healthdirect

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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