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Hot weather risks and staying cool

Australia's a 'sunburnt country' where hot days and heatwaves can stress the body. Here's how to stay cool and hydrated.

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How to handle a heatwave

Heatwaves can be life threatening, with some groups more at risk than others. Here’s what you need to know about heat-related illness such as heatstroke.

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Heatstroke

Heatstroke is a life-threatening condition where the body overheats. Learn what to do if you develop heatstroke and how you can avoid it happening.

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Summer skin rashes

Summer rashes can be caused by things like sunlight, insects, sweating and overheating - especially if you have allergies and/or pre-existing skin conditions.

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Natural disasters

How to prepare for, and cope during and after, a natural disaster such as bushfire, cyclone, flood and tsunami in Australia — with links to organisations that can help.

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Hydration tips for children

Children are sometimes at risk of dehydration, especially in hot weather and when exercising. These tips will help keep them safe and healthy.

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Bushfire health and safety

Bushfires have become a part of Australian life. Learn how to protect your health, prepare for a natural disaster, know which health conditions put you at greater risk, and how to cope emotionally.

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Dehydration

Dehydration occurs when you don't have enough fluids in your body. If severe, dehydration can cause serious problems. Learn how to spot the symptoms.

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Sun protection — infographic

If you need to go outside in the sun, it's important to protect you and your children's skin to reduce the risk of skin cancer. This infographic shows the sun protection measures you should take.

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Rosacea

Rosacea causes redness, flushing, and sometimes pimples and pustules, on the face. Find out about the condition's symptoms and treatments here.

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