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Benefits of exercise
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Around 1 in 10 Australian mums will struggle to afford the nappies they need for their babies.
The Nappy Collective aims to deliver 1 million nappies to families in need this year.
Unfortunately, due to the current COVID-19 situation, they are unable to collect nappy donations so they are asking for you to consider giving the gift of virtual nappies.
For as little as $20, you can provide 1 weeks’ worth of nappies to a family in need.
Please head to their social media pages or their website to learn more, and to make a donation.
Every 8 hours, one woman dies from this silent killer and right now those with ovarian cancer are at an increased risk.
We’re in uncertain times—and now, more than ever, we need support to fund our critical research.
Even $20 gets us closer to saving the lives of women with ovarian cancer.
Thanks to your support, the campaign now in its 12th year, has contributed more than $13.5 million to research that is tackling early detection and improving treatment. Research that will save women’s lives. Now more than ever, the campaign is relying on your continued support.
Wear a white shirt on May 8th, in honour of the committed researchers working to save women’s lives and find ways to reduce the threat of ovarian cancer. Read More >
Health workers are on the frontline of the COVID-19 response and exposed to hazards that put them at risk of infection. Risks include:
-Long working hours
Proper hand washing is the first line of defence against infections. However, frequent hand washing
can lead to dry, cracked, painful and itchy skin which may lead to an infection. This is especially true
for those people suffering from skin conditions like eczema or psoriasis. Dry skin is caused by an
impaired skin barrier and a deficiency in the healthy fats in the top layer of the skin.
Here are a few tips for protecting your skin from drying out:
1. Dry your hands properly
After washing your hands, it is important to dry them properly. Not only are germs easily transferred
between wet hands, but water has a drying effect on the skin. When water evaporates it reduces
the skin’s natural oils.
2. Avoid using hot water for handwashing
Make sure you use warm rather than hot water. It is also a good idea to wear latex or rubber gloves
when washing the dishes, and when using cleaning products that may dry out the skin, for example
bathroom cleansers or shampoos when washing your child’s hair.
3. Regularly use a moisturiser
Frequent use of hand sanitisers and soaps can strip the proteins in the top layer of the skin. When
this happens you may experience dryness, itching and even cracking or bleeding. Your skin might
feel like its burning. Frequent moisturising helps to avoid dermatitis and heal rough hands, locking
the moisture inside. You should use a moisturiser throughout the day and especially when your
hands feel dry. To prevent spreading germs, it’s a good idea to carry your own personal tube of
moisturiser rather than sharing a jar of it with others. Read More >
If you’re a frontline worker in the COVID-19 response, know that you’re not alone. Talk about your experiences and feelings with someone you trust.
Take care of yourself, including your mental health.
Here’s some advice to keep kids writing while they’re at home.
Writing about what they did last weekend isn’t every child’s delight, but children can develop their writing skills in other ways.
Try suggesting they plan out their dream daily schedule, or make a crazy shopping list or their own restaurant menu.
What have your kids written about?
Read more of our literacy tips: https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/…/HealthyLiving/childre…
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