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Home accidents

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Keeping baby safe

Information on baby safety and preventing accidents including falls, burns, choking, strangulation, drowning, poisoning, plus links to trusted resources.

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Hot water safety

Here is practical and trusted advice to prevent your children getting hot water scalds caused by bathwater, hot drinks, boiling water, cooking and hot food.

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Toddler safety: in a nutshell | Raising Children Network

An in-a-nutshell guide to safety that offers tips on how you can child-proof your home to prevent accidents and keep toddlers safe. Also includes tips for keeping toddlers safe in the bedroom, in the kitchen, in the bath and around water, outside the home, around swimming pools and in the car.

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Managing your chronic pain - Patients and Consumers

Pain is regarded as chronic when it does not go away and is experienced by a patient on most days of the week for at least 3 months.

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Kids' Health - Topics - Water safety at home

Every year many young children drown in or around their own homes. Not all of these accidents happen in swimming pools.

Read more on Women's and Children's Health Network website

Parenting and Child Health - Health Topics - Home safety

Young children often are injured at home. Houses are designed for adults and when young children start to explore their homes they will find many places and things that could lead to harm. They need to explore their world, but they are far too young to understand what might be dangerous and they are too young to learn how to keep themselves safe.

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Photosensitive Epilepsy | Epilepsy Action Australia

Photosensitive epilepsy is when seizures can sometimes be triggered by flashing or flickering lights, or by certain geometric shapes or patterns.

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