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Murray Valley encephalitis alert for the Katherine

Residents and visitors in the Katherine region are being urged to take precautions to protect themselves against mosquitoes, with Murray Valley encephalitis (MVE) virus activity detected.

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Aboriginal Health Innovation project easy to swallow

The Central Australia Health Service has created resources to promote eating, drinking and swallowing safely. The videos and posters were produced by Alice Springs Hospital Speech Pathology Department, with the help of the Aboriginal Health Innovation Sponsorship Fund 2017.

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Time to put smart eating on the menu in Alice Springs

The Central Australian Health Service (CAHS) dietitians are throwing their supporting behind Alice Springs locals to help them live healthy lives, through smart eating.

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New “Yellow Book” Health Record launched

The new NT Child Health Record – more commonly known as the Yellow Book, was launched on Wednesday 31 January at the Nylander Clinic in Parap.

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Wet weather increases mosquito disease risk

Top End, Katherine and Barkly region residents are urged to protect themselves from mosquito bites, with mosquito numbers expected to increase following the heavy rainfall associated with the monsoonal activity. Numbers are likely to increase from Saturday 3 February and will remain elevated until areas dry up.

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Water Boil Alert for Daly River Community (Nauiyu)

A precautionary advice for drinking water has been issued today for the Daly River Community and surrounding premises, following advice from the Power and Water Corporation that the water supply has been disrupted.

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Monsoon activity sees rise in melioidosis

Top End residents and visitors are reminded to protect themselves from the potentially deadly soil-borne disease, melioidosis, as cases have increased in January following heavy wet season rains across the Top End.

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2018 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners Scholarships

Applications open for the 2018 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners Scholarships.

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Give the gift of life these holidays

There is a gift we all have the potential to give this festive season and by registering your decision to be an organ donor on the Australian Organ Donor Register you may one day save a life.

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Enjoy your overseas holiday – top tips to avoid illness

Territorians are busily preparing for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, some are heading overseas as tourists and others returning home to visit family and friends.