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Young adults health

Young adults health
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Young adults' health

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Contraception options

There are many methods of contraception. Here's how to choose the right one for you, considering things like effectiveness, safety and convenience.

Drugs and young people

Drugs and alcohol

Learn more about alcohol and a range of drugs including marijuana, ice (crystal meth) and MDMA (ecstasy).

Glandular fever can be transmitted through kissing.

Glandular fever

Glandular fever (also called the ‘kissing disease’) is an infectious disease which is common in teenagers and young adults. Learn how glandular fever ...

Hangover cures

While there are no cures for a hangover, here are tips for avoiding one and for easing the symptoms if you have them.

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)

Sex is part of a healthy relationship, but can carry risks. Learn about safe sex, STIs, spotting symptoms, and what to do if you get infected.

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Warning signs of suicide

This article covers the warning signs of suicide you should look out for and where to seek immediate help and support.

About addiction

This article describes the types, causes and signs of addiction, and where to get help.

Be careful not to injure yourself at work.

Boost your health at work

Learn about things you can do to reduce your risk of work-related ill-health, and to use your time at work to boost your health.

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Supporting young adults | Head to Health

Some of life's biggest changes take place between the ages of 18 and 25, and there are many things that can impact on a young adult’s mental health and wellbeing.

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Young Adult Health - Health Topics - Relationships with parents

Getting on with your parents can sometimes be a challenge when you are young. You may think differently to your parents, and have different values and beliefs, which can lead to conflict at home or breakdowns in communication.

Read more on Women's and Children's Health Network website

Young Adult Health - Health Topics - Depression

Sometimes life sucks. It gets you down and yeah, shit happens but what if you want to get over it but you just cant? Youre angry, sad, even depressed and it wont go away. The stuff here will help you work out whats going on and how you can deal with it.

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Supporting yourself - young adults | Head to Health

Between the ages of 18 and 25, we experience some big changes in our lives. As responsibilities increase, many things can impact on our mental health, so it's important to look after our wellbeing.

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Children and Young Adults | Vision Australia. Blindness and low vision services

The Vision Australia Library has a variety of resources and services for young people who are blind, have low vision or have a print disability.Membership to the library is free, and you can access books in braille and audio formats. As a Vision Australia library member you can access your reading materials from the i-access online library catalogue.Children and young adult audio booksWe have thousands of children and young adult titles across a range of genres.

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Young Adult Health - Health Topics - Puberty

Puberty is the time in our lives when our sexual reproductive organs mature. This means our bodies become capable of having babies.

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Young Adult Health - Health Topics - Headaches

Do you get headaches? Headaches are very common. There are many causes of headaches, and how they need to be managed depends on the cause and how often they happen.

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Young Adult Health - Health Topics - Vegetarian eating

People become vegetarians for a whole range of reasons.Whatever the reason, it is important to have a well planned and balanced diet in order to be healthy and fit with energy to enjoy life and fun times.There may be health benefits to well-planned and properly balanced vegetarian eating. Butif your vegetarian diet is not well planned and well balanced, your health can be affected.

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Young Adult Health - Health Topics - Exercise and health

Exercise helps keep you fit and strong. It also boosts your energy, reduces stress and helps you feel good. Exercise several times a week that 'raises a sweat' is good but even small amounts can help.

Read more on Women's and Children's Health Network website

Young Adult Health - Health Topics - Hygiene

Personal hygiene needs to be part of everybody's daily habits, so that we can help prevent illnesses from spreading. In some places it is easier to practice good hygiene (if for example you have clean water on tap), and for some jobs you need to be very careful about hygiene.

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