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Cellulitis: Clean it, cover it, check it

NT Health is warning about the threat of cellulitis, which often starts as a small cut sustained camping or fishing, but is one of the leading causes of potentially preventable hospitalisations (PPH) in the Top End.

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Health Alert - severe to extreme heat conditions

The Chief Health Officer has issued a heat health alert with extreme heat conditions expected across the Top End this week.

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The rain is here. Don’t get Melioidosis.

Residents and visitors to the Top End need to be aware about the increased risk of getting the potentially deadly disease, Melioidosis, following recent wet weather.

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Mosquito activity to increase following heavy rain

Residents along the northern NT coast are reminded to protect themselves from mosquito bites, with salt marsh mosquito numbers expected to drastically increase from 16 October following heavy rainfall.

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Breast cancer awareness month

Eight women die every day in Australia from breast cancer which is why NT Health is urging Territorians to learn more about this disease.

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Step on it – pay attention to your feet!

NT Health is encouraging Territorians with diabetes to learn how the health of their feet is important for their overall health.

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COVID-19 testing is important

NT Health  is reminding people living and travelling in Central Australia to get a COVID-19 test if you have flu-like symptoms.

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Box jellyfish in Territory coastal waters

As temperatures and humidity rise in the Top End, Territorians and visitors need to be aware of increasing numbers of box jellyfish – or ‘stingers’ – in coastal waters.

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Midwifery Group Practice relocates in Alice Springs

On 1 October the Midwifery Group Practice (MGP) will open the doors to its new premises at the top of the Todd Mall in Alice Springs.

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Students focus of health worker awards

Nominations for the 2020 Northern Territory Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker and Practitioner Excellence Awards open today.