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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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