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health topics: ARABIC



Aged care Infectious disease
Alcohol and other drugs Injury prevention
Arthritis and musculo-skeletal conditions Mental health
Asthma Nutrition
Cancer Oral Health
Child health Pregnancy and postnatal 
Diabetes Sexual health
Heart health Women's health

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Aged care
 Alzheimer's Australia
Seven topics on dementia and memory

 Elder Abuse Prevention Unit
Mistreatment of older people - let's open the door to hope and family harmony

 Department Health and Ageing
  Ageing and aged care - various topics
  Aged Care Advocacy
  Aged Care Complaints Investigation Scheme  
  Commonwealth Carelink Centres 
  Charters of Residents Rights
  Community Aged Care Packages
  Community Visitors Scheme 
  Incontinence myths and facts
  Good bladder habits for everyone
  National strategy for ageing Australia
  Pelvic floor exercises for men
  Pelvic floor exercises for women
  Useful contact numbers

 Home and Community Care
Home and Community Care services - Audio version (mp3)


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Alcohol and other drugs
 Australian Drug Foundation
  Drugs and their effects
 Community Builders NSW
  Family Matters: how to approach drug issues in your family
 Department of Health and Ageing
  National Drugs Campaign
 Quit Victoria
  Want to quit smoking? Here's how
 Victorian Government Health Information
  Drugs get the facts
  Safe retrieval and disposal of needles and syringes

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Arthritis and musculo-skeletal conditions
 NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service
  Arthritis you can do something about it
 Osteoporosis Australia
  Calcium, vitamin D and osteoporosis
  Diagnosing osteoporosis
  Exercise for osteoporosis and falls prevention
  Medications and treatments for osteoporosis
  What is osteoporosis?

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 Asthma Foundation 
  An introduction to asthma (currently under review)
  Asthma the basic facts (currently under review)

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 Australian Lung Foundation - The Kylie Johnston Lung Cancer Network 
  Answering your questions about lung cancer
  Lung cancer doesn't discriminate (currently unavailable)
 Cancer Council Victoria
  A vaccine to prevent cervical cancer 
  Abnormal pap test results
  Breast awareness for all women
  Breast Screening: the simple facts
  Cancer that cannot be cured
  Diagnosing cancer
  Eating well during treatment
  Finding bowel cancer early
  Healthy eating to reduce cancer risk
  Learning to relax when you have cancer
  Pap tests after hysterectomy
  Sun Protection for all Australians 
Treating cancer 
What is cancer?
 Department Of Health and Ageing - Cancer Screening
 When did you last have a pap smear?
 Queensland Health
 Screening for Bowel Cancer Saves Lives - A4 Poster
  Bowel cancer: The facts - Prevention and early detection


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Child health
 Children's Hospital at Westmead 
  Urinary tract infection
 Department of Health and Ageing - Immunise Australia Program
  Understanding childhood immunisation: booklet
 NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service
  Infectious diseases in children

 Queensland Health 
  Bottle feeding
  Breast feeding best for baby best for you
  Breast feeding getting started
  Breast feeding how do I start breastfeeding?
  Breast feeding is my baby getting enough milk?
  Breastfeeding when you are working or away from your baby
  Child Safety 
  Common early problems - tender or cracked nipples
  Drugs and breastfeeding
  Feeding from 6 months
  Feeding from 8 months
  Feeding from 9 months
  Feeding from 12 months
  How your baby develops 0-3 months
  How your baby develops 3-6 months
  How your baby develops 6-9 months
  How your baby develops 9-12 months
  Sleepy or unsettled baby
  Swollen breasts, blocked ducts and mastitis
  Taking care of your baby's teeth

 **Information in English designed for African-Australian communities (Video featuring Arabic spoken language version coming soon.)
  Breastfeeding your baby in Australia
  Breastfeeding your baby in Australia - Breastfeeding and milk supply
  Breastfeeding your baby in Australia - Breastfeeding if you are away from your baby
  Breastfeeding your baby in Australia - Illustrated booklet
  Breastfeeding your baby in Australia - Poster A2
  Breastfeeding your baby in Australia - Poster A3
  Time to start solids for your baby
  Time to start solids for your baby - Introducing solids to your baby
  Time to start solids for your baby - Illustrated booklet
  Time to start solids for your baby - Iron-rich foods
  Time to start solids for your baby - Poster A2
  Time to start solids for your baby - Poster A3


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 NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service
  Are you at risk from the world's fastest growing disease?
  Diabetes and your eyes
  Diabetes in pregnancy
  Give your feet the care they deserve

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Heart health
 Heart Foundation 
  Chronic Heart Failure 
  Will you recognise your heart attack? - an action plan for patients
  Will you recognise your heart attack? - patient fact sheet
 NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service 
  Chest pain: is it just indigestion or a heart attack? 
 Heart disease - how treatments can help
  How to keep your blood pressure healthy

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Infectious disease
 NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service

  Gastroenteritis in children
  Infectious diseases in children
  Influenza - are you at risk?
  Viral Gastroenteritis

 Queensland Health

  Tuberculosis Disease
  Tuberculosis (TB) Medications
  Tuberculosis Neonatal BCG Vaccination
  Tuberculin Test (Mantoux Test)
  Tuberculosis Vaccination
  Tuberculosis Screening for Migrants


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Injury prevention
 NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service

  How to be safe in and around the water
  Keep medicines and other poisons locked away

 Queensland Health

  Falls Prevention in Older People - Flyer/Poster full Colour 

 Royal Children's Hospital Safety Centre

  Home safety and the surrounds poster
  Keeping children safe on the road poster
  Kids and dogs


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Mental health
 Queensland Transcultural Mental Health Centre
  Various brochures on mental illness

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 Community Nutrition Unit
Healthy Drinks
Safe Food, Safe Kitchens

  Healthy Lunches (African format) 
  Healthy Lunches (Middle-Eastern format)

 NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service

  Are you drinking enough water?
  Caffeine and your health
  Cholesterol: too much is dangerous. European and Middle Eastern foods
  Fitting more fruit and vegetables into your diet
  Helping children maintain a healthy weight

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Oral health
  NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service
   Caring for babies' teeth
   Getting older? Why your teeth and gums are important for good health
   Keeping your teeth - whatever your age

 Queensland Health  
   Healthy teeth for life: Brushing and flossing
   Healthy teeth for life: Care after dental surgery
   Healthy teeth for life: Tooth decay

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Pregnancy and postnatal

 The Royal Women's Hospital

  Herbal preparations in pregnancy
  Postnatal exercise for new mothers

 NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service

  Diabetes in pregnancy
  Planning a pregnancy? Things to do before you conceive
  Sad feelings after childbirth – a hidden problem
  Stages of pregnancy and labour

 St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne - Department of Dermatology

  Post-partum hair loss

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Sexual health
 Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland

  Genital warts

 NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service

  Myths And facts about sexual health

 Royal Women’s Hospital Melbourne

  Contraception - Depo Provera - a contraceptive injection
  Contraceptive implants
  Contraception - Intra Uterine Device (IUD)
  Contraception - the pill
  Contraception - your choice
 Queensland Health
  Hepatitis C My Baby and Me Brochure


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Women's health

 Department of Health and Ageing

  Surgery for stress incontinence in women


  Helping people experiencing domestic violence

 Department of Justice and Attorney-General

  Domestic violence - are you a victim?
  Domestic violence - are you accused of it?

 Immigrant Women's Support Service

  Sexual violence is difficult to speak about

 The Jean Hailes Foundation for Women's Health

  Understanding menopause and midlife

 NSW Department of Community Services

  Domestic violence

 NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service  

  Abortion - questions women ask about abortion
  Domestic violence
  Domestic violence hurts the whole family
  Female patients requesting female staff in hospitals or in a clinic
  44+ For women approaching menopause
  Menopause - when menopause affects relationships
  Menstruation - what's normal and what's not
  Preparing for a healthy menopause
  Thyroid - How it can affect your health

 Royal Women's Hospital - Well Women's Services

  Information to help you manage after a major operation

 St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne - Department of Dermatology

  Eczema / candida (thrush) of the nipple


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Last updated: 10 October 2013

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Complaints about health or other services

Do you have concerns about a government or non-government health service or are you unhappy with the way an issue has been handled? Do you think you have been treated unfairly or are you concerned about a decision or action of a health professional?

It is ok to complain, and there are organisations that are independent of the government that can help you, free of charge.

Go to the Queensland Independent Complaint Agencies' website for more information.