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Find government information about health and health services.

Healthdirect

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Provides access 24 hours a day to health advice and information. Check symptoms and find health services.

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  • telephone triage and health advice information line on 1800 022 222

Healthdirect Australia Ltd

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 Cancer Trials

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Provides information on the latest clinical trials in cancer care, including trials that are currently recruiting new participants. 

Cancer Australia

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

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

Aims to inform practice and policy in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health by making research and other knowledge readily accessible. 

Edith Cowan University

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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Professional development platform, providing access to evidence-based learning activities for health professionals, trainees, students and the wider community who are interested in cancer care. 

Cancer Australia

Cervical screening registers

Cervical screening registers operate in each state and territory and keep a confidential record of your test results. To advise of a change of address, or if you would prefer to have your details removed from a register, provides links to your state or territory cervical screening register.

Department of Health

Concussion in Sport

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Provides information for athletes, parents, teachers, coaches and medical practitioners to increase their understanding of sport-related concussion and to assist in the delivery of best practice medical care.

Australian Sports Commission

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

Eat For Health

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Provides information on the Australian Dietary Guidelines including advice about the amount and kinds of foods that we need to eat for health and wellbeing.

National Health and Medical Research Council

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 Ltd

Indigenous health and welfare statistics

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Provides statistics and facts on: the Indigenous population, education and work, housing and community safety, determinants of health, health and disability, life expectancy and mortality, health and welfare services, and expenditure and workforce.

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Know Your Noise

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Find out if your hearing is at risk and get tips on what to do about it. Provides supporting information for a campaign to change attitudes and behaviours towards harmful noise exposure, and reduce the prevalence of acquired hearing loss.

National Acoustic Laboratories

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 Ltd

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 Health

Nutrient Reference Values

Outlines the recommended intakes for kilojoules (energy), protein, carbohydrate, fibre, fat, vitamins and minerals considered adequate to meet the nutritional needs of healthy people based on age, gender and life stages.

National Health and Medical Research Council

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

Overweight and Obesity

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Provides information on the definition of overweight and obesity, its causes and health consequences and how to calculate your BMI (for adults only).

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

OzWelfare

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Provides statistics and fast facts on: welfare spending, the wellbeing of population groups including children, young people, working age and older people, as well as information on diversity and disadvantage in Australia.

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

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