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November is Movember for Men @ Victoria Harbour Medical Centre

Movember 2019 has officially begun! Across the world, men die an average six years younger than women, and for reasons that are largely preventable. During the month of November,  would like to encourage all our male patients to take care of their physical and mental health and to seek assistance when required. Let’s have a

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Ranitidine (Zantac) Recall

The TGA has recently announced a recall of several Ranitidine containing products from the Australian market. Ranitidine, which is marketed in Australia under the brand name Zantac and various generic brands, is a tablet or liquid used to reduce stomach acid.  Ranitidine is commonly prescribed to treat heartburn, reflux and stomach ulcers.  This medication may

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World Mental Health Day

This year, World Mental Health Day, an initiative of the World Federation for Mental Health, will be celebrated on Thursday 10th October 2019. It is a day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy. Mental illness is very common. 1 in 5 (20%) Australians are affected by mental illness, yet many don’t seek help

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Free Measles Vaccine

Free Measles Vaccine   The Victorian Department of Health and Human Services has just expanded eligibility criteria for the free Measles (MMR) vaccine.   Infants aged from six (6) months to less than 11 months can receive a free dose of MMR vaccine prior to overseas travel.  This dose is in addition to the scheduled

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