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Better Health Channel

Better Health Channel (BHC) website and mobile app promotes health literacy and healthy living by providing health consumers with trusted, reliable and easy to understand information, quality assured by the Department of Health and Human Services, Victoria.

Better Health Channel is helping Victorians achieve the best possible health and wellbeing and has become one of Australia’s leading consumer health and medical information websites.

The website content is developed by health experts across government and the health sector, and quality reviewed every 12 months to provide users with confidence when making health decisions. It does not however replace care provided by medical practitioners and other qualified health professionals.

Better Health Channel reflects a wide range of health interests in the community, and content decisions are based on:

  • current and emerging health issues
  • developments in medical research and practice
  • national and state health priorities
  • requests from Better Health Channel users and content partners
  • findings from evidence based research
  • analysis of website statistics.

Last reviewed: June 2015

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Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) | Better Health Channel

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Healthy ageing - the skin

Signs of healthy ageing skin include thinning, sagging, wrinkling and the appearance of age spots, broken blood vessels and areas of dryness.

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Fibromyalgia | Better Health Channel

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Australia has about 2,000 species of spider but most species are relatively harmless to humans.

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Avoiding asthma triggers - Better Health Channel

Asthma triggers are substances, conditions or activities that lead to symptoms of asthma.Asthma symptoms include difficulty breathing, coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath.

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Healthy swimming - Better Health Channel

Swimming is a popular low impact activity that is great for improving general health and wellbeing.

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Mental health care plans

A mental health care plan explains the support provided by each member of a person's healthcare team

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Jet lag

Jet lag is a combination of fatigue and other symptoms caused by travelling abruptly across different time zones. Another name for jet lag is ‘time zone change syndrome’.

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Body image - women - Better Health Channel

The urge to diet or use other dangerous weight loss methods is almost always prompted by feeling unhappy with body shape or size.

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Binge eating disorder

You can recover from binge eating disorder with the right help and commitment.

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