World COPD day November 21

World COPD day November 21

Health Weeks

08-11-2018

World COPD Day this year is being held on 21 November to raise awareness of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) symptoms, and empower people with COPD to take control of their condition and symptoms through self-management approaches.

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One in seven Australians 40 years or older has COPD, however many sufferers do not know they have it and mistake their symptoms as signs of ageing or lack of fitness.

Lung Foundation Australia stresses that early diagnosis through case finding and spirometry is critical in providing early access to treatment, and improving outcomes and quality of life for people living with COPD. Read More >

November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

Health Weeks

07-11-2018

Breakthroughs in pancreatic cancer research are desperately needed. With the lowest five-year survival rate of all cancers in Australia (6.8%), it is shocking to think that these poor pancreatic cancer survival rates have not improved for nearly forty years.

We hope this link is a useful resource, helping you to find information about pancreatic cancer, research, support and other resources. You will also find information about how you can help raise much needed funds for Australian research into pancreatic cancer.pancreas

Antibiotic Awareness Week 2018

Antibiotic Awareness Week 2018

Health Weeks

31-10-2018

The World Health Organization has warned that antibiotic
resistance is one of the greatest threats to human health today.
Antibiotic resistance happens when
bacteria change to protect themselves
from an antibiotic.
When this happens, antibiotics that
previously would have killed the bacteria,
or stopped them from multiplying, no
longer work. Read More >

Hot weather coming up!

Hot weather coming up!

Health Weeks

22-10-2018

It’s a hot and sunny one today! ☀️☀️☀️

Make sure you’ve got your sunscreen sorted, for home, school bags, beach bags.

📸 pic via @egoskincare

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September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Health Weeks

17-09-2018

Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australian men, with approximately 20,000 men diagnosed with the disease every year.

While five-year survival rates have increased to 95 per cent, some 3,500 men still die as a result of prostate cancer every year. Early detection is vital to get these figures down.  

September is International Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, with this year’s theme being #getchecked

The Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia is encouraging all men aged over 50 to talk to their GP about prostate health and about what is best for them.

Prostate Cancer Foundation Australia CEO Jane Endacott said regular health check-ups were vital in beating the disease.   Read More >

17-23rd September AF Awareness Week

17-23rd September AF Awareness Week

Health Weeks

10-09-2018

Take the AF Quiz

You could be at risk of having Atrial Fibrillation and not know it.

An unhealthy irregular heartbeat, known as atrial fibrillation (AF), affects up to 460,000 Australians and left undetected can cause heart failure or stroke.

Take this short AF Quiz and find out if you could be at risk of Atrial Fibrillation.

National Stroke Week

National Stroke Week

Health Weeks

30-08-2018

Monday 3 to Sunday 9 September 2018

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Every step counts towards a healthy life. 

This year, Stroke Foundation is encouraging Australians to discover how easy it is to fit healthy habits into their day and do their part to prevent stroke.

It’s estimated that more than 80 percent of strokes can be prevented simply by managing risk factors and living a healthy lifestyle. There are some risk factors for stroke which can’t be prevented like age, family history and prior stroke. If you’re male, your risk is also higher.  Read More >

Be Medicinewise Week 2018

Be Medicinewise Week 2018

Health Weeks

23-08-2018

 
 

Medicines are part of most people’s lives, so it’s critical to have access to all the information we need about the medicines we, and our family members, are taking. Read More >

Wound Awareness July 2018

Wound Awareness July 2018

Health Weeks

04-07-2018

ARE YOU AWARE OF WHAT A WOUND IS?

Often we think of wounds as sores or cuts, however non healing or chronic wounds are a serious health concern, affecting hundreds of thousands of people and costing our health system billions. One type of chronic wound is a leg ulcer. These wounds, on the lower leg, can start out as a small scratch and ulcerate and not heal. Some people have these wounds for years and years. Read More >