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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 types and methods of contraception. Here's how to choose the right one for you, considering things like effectiveness, safety and conve...

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 an important part of a healthy relationship, but it can carry risks. Learn about safe sex, STIs, how to spot symptoms, and what to do if you ge...

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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

Learn about the types and causes of addiction and what treatments are available.

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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Adolescents and Young Adults (AYA)

Not as many young people develop life limiting illness compared to older people, however their distinctive needs impacts greatly on care and outcomes. Their unique medical, psychosocial and social needs require nurses to have proactive and appropriate palliative care knowledge and skills.

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Stepping out - a guide for young adults with arthritis

It can be difficult to find information about how arthritis affects your life when you are a young adult. That is why Arthritis Australia has produced this booklet. It has been specifically designed to contain input from young people with arthritis who have overcome many of the same challenges you may be facing today

Read more on Arthritis Australia website

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.

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

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.

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

Young Adult Health - Health Topics - Self-harm

The reasons people harm themselves are complicated. Self-harming usually does not mean that a person wants to commit suicide or that they are looking for attention. Usually when people harm themselves, they are suffering a great deal inside.

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

Young Adult Health - Health Topics - Anxiety

Anxiety is an unpleasant feeling that people can have when they are faced with things that are hard or scary, or when they feel worried.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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