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Do you know the right way to treat a burn? ... 
A new awareness campaign to educate the public in how to treat a burn has been launched this week for Burns Awareness Week in the Northern Territory.

Trauma Centre takes part in disaster simulation in Timor-Leste ... 
A typhoon that caused flooding and a major landslide burying parts of a village and road collapses are all part of an unfolding disaster being played out in Timor-Leste this week.

Territory "Crypto" warning ... 
The Northern Territory Centre for Disease Control (CDC) has issued a warning about gastro caused by the parasite, Cryptosporidium parvum.

Have a mozzie free long weekend ... 
As Top Enders prepare for the long weekend they are being warned to protect themselves from the potentially deadly mosquito-borne disease Murray Valley Encephalitis.

Getting young mothers back into the classroom ... 
The Department of Health has launched a series of six short videos as part of a campaign aimed at getting young Indigenous women back into the education system after they have had a child.

Murray Valley Encephalitis warning for Darwin ... 
The Top End is on high alert for Murray Valley encephalitis (MVE), following the recent detection of high level MVE virus activity in sentinel chickens in the Darwin rural area.

Palliative Care Week raises awareness of Living Well with Chronic Illness ...
The Central Australia Health Service supports National Palliative Care Week and this year's theme of helping people with chronic illness to have a better quality of life.

Bean sprouts recalled in NT & SA ...
The Northern Territory Department of Health has re-issued a warning about bean sprouts, advising Territorians not to eat mung bean sprouts following a product recall in South Australia.

Free Flu Vaccine for Adults Now Available in Alice Springs ...
It's flu season and the Central Australia Health Service is reminding everyone that it's time to get vaccinated to protect yourself, your family and your community from the spread of influenza.

Health Department to test creeks for PFCs ...
The Department of Health is about to begin a second round of environmental sampling in Rapid Creek and Ludmilla Creek after evidence of perflourinated chemicals (PFCs) was  found in both waterways.

Time to get vaccinated against the Flu ...
Territorians are being warned that with the flu season just around the corner it is time to get vaccinated.

Midwives Recognised for Their Outstanding Contribution ...
Today is the International Day of the Midwife and the Central Australia Health Service (CAHS) celebrates our midwives and the care they provide for women across the Central Australia region.

Raw Bean Sprouts get all clear ...
Top Enders have been given the all clear to resume eating raw bean sprouts after a recent spike in Salmonella infections.

Impact of technology highlighted during Sexual Assault Awareness Month ...
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and a group of Central Australian service providers want to draw attention to the fact that technology, like mobile phones, enables young people to create, send and receive sexually suggestive images and text messages, which is known as sexting.

Health Department alert ... 
The Department of Health has warned Territorians not to eat raw mung bean sprouts following a significant increase in salmonella infection in Darwin in recent weeks.

NT Murray Valley encephalitis warning ...
The Department of Health is warning people to cover up and protect themselves against mosquitoes, as Murray Valley encephalitis (MVE) and Kunjin (KUN) virus activity has been detected in the NT.

Breaking the Silence related to Sexual Assault ...
At a time when sexual assault and its long-lasting effects has come under the national spotlight a coalition of Alice Springs service providers is joining the Central Australia Health Service (CAHS) to highlight the importance of 'Breaking the Silence'. 

Some of the Myths and Facts about Sexual Assault Explained ...
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and the Central Australia Health Service's Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) believes it is an appropriate time to look at the myths and facts related to sexual assault.

Wildlife hunters beware ...
The NT Centre for Disease Control has issued an alert to warn wildlife hunters of the risk of leptospirosis and brucellosis, both diseases from wild animals can be acquired while hunting, butchering or skinning animals.

Stinger season ...
Territorians are being reminded to be cautious around sea water. Stinger season starts officially on 1 October and continues until 31 May, however box jellyfish stings have been recorded historically in every month of the year.

 

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