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healthdirect Australia

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Provides access 24 hours a day to health advice and health information.
Services include the telephone triage and health advice information line on 1800 022 222; the Pregnancy, Birth and Baby Helpline; health information; and the After Hours GP Helpline.

healthdirect Australia

Australia's health 2014

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Australia’s health 2014 combines analytical feature articles on highly topical health issues with short statistical snapshots.

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian clinical trials

Provides reliable and up-to-date information and advice about clinical trials in Australia for the public, researchers and industry.

National Health and Medical Research Council

Better health channel (Vic)

Site for health and wellbeing information and services sponsored by the State Government of Victoria with related links.

Department of Health [Vic]

Cancer Learning

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The Cancer Learning online hub is an initiative of Cancer Australia. The Cancer Learning hub is designed for use by all health professionals involved in providing cancer care: clinical practitioners, both specialist and non-specialist; administrators; and educators.

Cancer Australia

Cancerscreening.gov.au

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Provides links to the BreastScreen Australia program; the National Cervical Screening Program; and the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program. Provides up to date information on breast, cervical and bowel cancer, the programs and where to get extra information.

Department of Health

Consumer – food standards

Provides information on a range of topics of interest to consumers such as food additives, chemicals in food, GM foods, food safety, labelling and nutrition.

Food Standards Australia New Zealand

CSIRO diets

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CSIRO diet and lifestyle programs cater to a range of needs including general weight loss, heart health, children's wellbeing and type 2 diabetes.

CSIRO, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

Data and information

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Published as reports and bulletins. All publications are listed in Publications, or in individual subject areas.

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Food and Health Dialogue

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The Food and Health Dialogue's main activity is action on food innovation, including a voluntary reformulation program. The program aims to reduce the saturated fat, added sugar, sodium and energy, and increase the fibre, wholegrain, fruit and vegetable content across a range of commonly consumed foods.

Department of Health

Healthy living

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Offers links to topic pages on issues that affect your health, such as fitness, nutrition, mental health and drugs.

healthdirect Australia

Men's health

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Links to information on men's health issues such as diet and overweight, prostate cancer, sexual health and mental health. Healthdirect provides links to some of Australia's most authoritative health organisations and their websites.

healthdirect Australia

MyHospitals

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MyHospitals presents data on individual public hospitals throughout Australia. It also includes information on many private hospitals. MyHospitals is based on the latest available information provided by state and territory health departments and private hospitals to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

National Public Toilet Map

Provides information on over 16,000 publicly available toilets across Australia, including accessibility, opening hours and facilities, such as showers & baby change. You can also plan a trip to get a list of toilets along the way.

Department of Social Services

Nutrition and healthy eating

Provides guidelines and recommendations to encourage healthy eating that will minimise the risk of the development of diet-related diseases within the Australian population.

Department of Health

OzHealth

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Provides access to facts and figures on the health and wellbeing of Australians. Topics covered include: diseases and conditions, risk factors, health spending, alcohol and tobacco and an overview of the health of population groups.

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Pensioner concession card

Gives cardholders access to Australian Government health concessions and helps with the cost of living by reducing the cost of certain goods and services.

Department of Human Services

Physical activity

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Provides interesting and useful information on physical activity and health associated issues. The National Physical Activity Guidelines for Australians outline the minimum levels of physical activity required to gain a health benefit and ways to incorporate incidental physical activity into everyday life.

Department of Health

Pregnancy, Birth and Baby

Provides an online service  and a free phone on 1800 882 436 for information, advice and support through pregnancy, childbirth and the first year of parenthood.  Browse the website or call the helpline and speak with a qualified counsellor.  Calls from landlines are free, mobile charges may apply.

healthdirect Australia

Promoting healthy weight

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Provides information on overweight and obesity. Includes how overweight and obesity is defined, its causes and health consequences and how to calculate your BMI (for adults only).

Department of Health

Public Health Information Development Unit

Assists in the development of public health data and indicators describing the distribution of social disadvantage and inequality in the population.

Public Health Information Development Unit

Seniors' health

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Provides information on maintaining your health as you age and enter retirement. Healthdirect provides links to some of Australia's most authoritative health organisations and their websites.

healthdirect Australia

Statistics [health]

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Links to health statistical information such as general practice, medicare and Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) statistics.

Department of Health