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Western Australia disability services

Publicly-funded disability services in Western Australia are being moved over to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Learn more here.

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South Australia disability services

Publicly-funded disability services in South Australia are now delivered through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

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Blood donation

Australia relies on the generosity of donors who volunteer their time and blood. Learn from a trusted source about the blood donation process.

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Obesity in children

An estimated 28% of children and adolescents in Australia are overweight. Read more to find out which children and teenagers are at risk of being obese.

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Flu trend report for health professionals

Staff at Healthdirect Australia collect influenza (flu) data based on calls to the healthdirect helpline. This page provides a detailed flu data report for health professionals.

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Anthrax

Anthrax is a serious infectious disease. It is very rare in Australia, but you can still catch it if you have contact with infected animals or animal products.

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Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is a lethal cancer caused by exposure to asbestos, maybe decades ago. Australia has one of the world’s highest rates of mesothelioma.

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healthdirect app

Australia’s free health app that helps you make informed decisions about your health. Check your symptoms, Australian health services, at your fingertips and trusted, Australian information.

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Blood transfusion

Every week, Australia needs 27,000 donations from volunteers to ensure there is an adequate supply of blood and blood products for those who need it.

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Syphilis

Syphilis is relatively rare in Australia. It can cause serious health problems if left untreated. However, syphilis is easy to cure if found early.

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