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Microwave ovens

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Last reviewed: May 2018

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Microwave ovens and health | ARPANSA

There is no established evidence that microwave ovens cause any health effects when used according to the manufacturer's instructions and maintained in good working order.

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Kids' Health - Topics - Safety from fire

Fire is something that we all need to know about

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Expressing breastmilk & storing breastmilk | Raising Children Network

Our guide has the essentials on expressing breastmilk by hand or with a pump, plus information on storing breastmilk at different temperatures.

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Kids' Health - Topics - Cooking up a storm - recipes for kids to make

Here are some childrens' favourite recipes

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Radiation... and its uses in Hospitals for Diagnostic Testing | Sydney Children's Hospitals Network

The word "X-ray" or "scan" will often be used by the doctor while talking about a test or treatment for your child

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Brain tumours: Overview | Cancer Council Victoria

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Wild shellfish collection

Information about shellfish and the dangers of consuming wild shellfish

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Parenting and Child Health - Health Topics - Breastfeeding - expressing and storing breastmilk

Expressing is done when you need to have some milk for your baby because you aren't going to be there for a feed, or if your breasts are very full and uncomfortable

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Mastitis | Australian Breastfeeding Association

Mastitis is an inflammation in the breast tissue (also sometimes called 'milk fever'), often caused by a blocked milk duct that hasn't cleared. Infection may or may not be present. Read about the symptoms and what you can do to relieve mastitis.

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Making Healthy Meals

Even when preparing healthy meals, it is important to consider portion sizes of different foods

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