Posted Date: 2018-02-19
Hot weather can affect your baby or child because their bodies cannot adjust to changes in temperature like adults do.
Posted Date: 2018-02-07
An outbreak of hepatitis A has been identified in Victoria, with 27 confirmed outbreak cases. Widespread local transmission is occurring and the outbreak is affecting gay, bisexual and other MSM, and people who inject drugs.
The Chief Health Officer (CHO) alerts a free, two-dose course of monovalent inactivated hepatitis A vaccine to all MSM who live in Victoria and all people who have injected drugs in the past 12 months and live in Victoria, available from 22 January 2018 until 31 December 2018
In addition to the above service, three other vaccines are now being provided for free to MSM in Victoria throughout 2018 - meningococcal ACWY vaccine to combat an outbreak of meningococcal C, human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to prevent HPV-related cancers in MSM, and hepatitis B vaccine (an ongoing program).
Unique Medical, Cranbourne will be your reliable immunisation provider supporting the CHO on this worthy cause.
We welcome you to register with us to receive following free vaccination services:
Hepatitis A vaccine, Meningococcal ACWY vaccine, Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, Hepatitis B vaccine.
Posted Date: 2018-01-31
Heat stress occurs when our body is unable to cool itself enough to maintain a healthy temperature.
Extreme heat can affect anybody. Those most at risk are older people, young children and people with a medical condition.
Posted Date: 2018-01-24
We spend more time in the sun than we think, and how all these unprotected moments allow UV damage to add up, resulting in skin cancer. Using sunscreen can interfere with getting vitamin D, but abandoning sunscreen can significantly increase your risk for skin cancer.
Posted Date: 2018-01-17
Advice from a health professional is the greatest external trigger in prompting someone who smokes to attempt to quit.
Research shows smokers who quit at age 50 halve their risk of death caused by smoking, while quitting by age 30 avoids almost all of the excess risk associated with smoking.
Posted Date: 2017-10-26
Over 700,000 Australians live with coronary heart disease. One Australian will suffer a heart attack every 10 minutes, it is the nation's biggest killer of men and women.
Posted Date: 2017-10-20
There have been eleven confirmed cases of measles notified in Victoria in the last two weeks. The original source of the infection is unknown at this point.
Posted Date: 2017-10-05
The state government has decided to allocate $1 million in funding for research into thunderstorm asthma and pollen monitoring.
Minister of health, Hon. Jill Hennessy MP released a report from the IG for Emergency Management in relation to the thunderstorm asthma event that happened in November 2016. The report states that thunderstorm asthma is not a well understood topic and the factors that enable thunderstorm asthma events to be predicted need to be better understood through research.
$700,000 of the funding will be allocated into researching the causes of thunderstorm asthma and the best methods to forecast and predict such events. The remaining $300,000 will be allocated towards Victoria’s pollen monitoring network.
Although pollen season is over for victoria for the time being and thunderstorm activity that triggers asthma is not expected any time soon, it is vital that research is conducted in order to be prepared for future occurrences.
More information can be found on the state government’s health services website.
Posted Date: 2017-09-19
Meningococcal disease is a rare bacterial infection that can be deadly if not identified and treated quickly.
Children that receive regular vaccinations would have been given the vaccination for one strain of meningococcal disease (usually given at 12 months of age). Although the routine vaccination can help protect against the one strain it does not protect against every type of meningococcal bacteria...
Posted Date: 2017-08-17
HMR services are appropriate for patients who are:
- Currently taking five or more regular medicines
- Taking more than 12 doses of medicine per day
- Experiencing significant changes to their medicine regiment (in the last three months)
- Recently discharged from hospital
- Taking medicine with a narrow therapeutic index or that requires therapeutic monitoring
- Experiencing symptoms suggestive of an adverse medicine reaction
- Having difficulty managing their own medicines because of low level literacy and language skills or impaired sight
- Attending a number of different doctors, both general practitioners and specialists