Pre-2020

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Focus on Sexual Assault during April

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and the aim is to break the silence around sexual assault.

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Influenza vaccine now available

This season’s influenza vaccine is now available and health authorities are urging everyone to get vaccinated. Flu spreads easily and can cause severe disease especially in the young, elderly, pregnant women and people with chronic medical conditions.

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BreastscreenNT Mobile Bus kicks off 2017 schedule

This week the BreastScreenNT Mobile Bus held free screening for women aged 50 to 74 years in Darwin City on the grounds of Parliament House.

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Students get hands-on at health careers day

High school students from across Darwin will be given the opportunity to experience what it is like to work in the health sector at this year’s Interactive Careers Day at Royal Darwin Hospital.

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Health Alert - New measles case confirmed

The Department of Health has been notified of a new case of infectious measles with possible contacts around the Darwin/Palmerston area.

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Are you measles immune? Travellers to be alert for measles

Travellers are being warned to ensure they are immune to measles following a large number of returned travellers to Australia getting measles, including one case in Darwin.

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Alcohol Policies and Legislation Review – Have your say

Submit your comments by 27 March 2017 on the draft terms of reference for the alcohol policies and legislation review.

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Telehealth to expand services in Central Australia

The Central Australia Health Service is once again working closely with the Australian Digital Health Agency (ADHA) to improve Telehealth service delivery in remote Australia.

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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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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.