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Health campaign encourages Territorians to ‘use condoms and get tested’

National Condom Day, which falls on Valentine’s Day each year, provides a timely reminder about the importance of using protection when engaging in sexual activity and getting regular sexual health check-ups.

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Eating less sugar helps beat chronic disease in Central Australia

The Central Australia Health Service is encouraging everyone to eat less unhealthy sugar during Healthy Weight Week next week.

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Dengue disease is coming home from holidays

The Northern Territory (NT) Centre for Disease Control (CDC) warns travellers to protect themselves against dengue and disease-carrying mosquitoes when overseas. Over 103 cases of dengue fever, acquired elsewhere, were reported in the NT in 2016, a jump from 61 cases in the previous year.

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Tickets now available for 2017 Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards

Tickets to attend the 2017 Northern Territory Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards are now available.

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Cancellation of Precautionary Advice for Drinking Water - Yarralin Community

The Department of Health has lifted the Precautionary Advice for Drinking Water (Water Boil Alert) for Yarralin after samples from the community’s water supply were confirmed today as being free of any harmful bacteria.

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Mosquito activity to increase in the Top End following flooding rain

Top End residents are advised to protect themselves from mosquito bites, with mosquito numbers expected to increase following heavy rainfall across the region.

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Precautionary Advice for Drinking Water - Yarralin Community

A precautionary advice for drinking water (water boil alert) was issued today for the Yarralin Community, also known as Walangeri, following advice from the Power and Water Corporation that water chlorination equipment is not working. Water supplies in all remote communities are chlorinated to provide protection against bacterial contamination.

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Put immunisation on your back to school checklist

The school holidays are drawing to a close and it is time to get organised for the new school year ahead. Along with organising school bags, uniforms and stationery a priority at the top of the checklist is to ensure your child is protected and up-to-date with their immunisations.

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Murray Valley encephalitis warning for Central Australia

Residents in the Barkly and Alice Springs regions are being urged to take precautions to protect themselves against mosquitoes, with numbers expected to increase following extensive rainfall across the region.

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NDIS Transition - East Arnhem Region and Darwin Supported Accommodation

On 1 January 2017, the Northern Territory (NT) will pass an important milestone in the rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), with up to 300 eligible participants from the East Arnhem region and people living in supported accommodation in Darwin set to transition into the scheme over a six month period.