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Prevention of accidents caused by objects in the eye, nose and ears

Accidents caused by sticking objects into their eyes, noses or ears are most common with children. These may be prevented if children are taught not to stick objects their, and also are given age appropriate toys to play with.

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Injury prevention

Links to trusted information about injury prevention.

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Dementia prevention

While it is not possible to prevent all cases of dementia, some measures can help prevent the disease.

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What causes falls?

The natural ageing process often places older adults at an increased risk of having a fall. Find out the general causes of a fall.

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Fall prevention

There are several measures that an older person can take to help prevent a fall. Find out about fall prevention.

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Asthma prevention

While asthma itself is not preventable, self-care and taking sensible preventative measures can reduce the risk of asthma symptoms and the asthma getting worse.

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Stroke prevention through medicines and surgery

Medical treatments to prevent stroke include surgery on the carotid arteries and medication to reduce blood pressure or clotting. Find out more here.

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Stroke prevention through a healthy lifestyle

The best way to prevent a stroke is to eat a healthy diet, exercise regularly, and avoid smoking and excessive consumption of alcohol. Find out more here.

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Looking after a sick child

Find out how to best care for your child, make things easier for yourself and deal with minor accidents, plus where to go for expert help.

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How you can help prevent suicide

More than 65,000 Australians attempt suicide every year, and 2,500 will die. But suicide may be prevented. Here's what you can do to help someone at risk.

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Accidental overdose of medicine

Accidental overdoses on a medicine are very dangerous, but preventable. Learn about the risks, how to avoid them, and the medicines that need special care.

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