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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.

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Top End mosquito numbers to increase

The Department of Health is urging people to protect themselves from mosquitoes, as numbers are expected to increase in coastal areas following last week’s high tide and recent rain. Numbers are expected to increase from today and remain elevated until the arrival of the monsoon.

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Road ambulance services review

The Northern Territory Government commissioned the review of Road Ambulance Services in the Northern Territory earlier this year to ensure Territorians have the best possible service into the future.