Healthy Hips Weeks 23-29 April 2017

Healthy Hips Weeks 23-29 April 2017

Health Weeks

18-04-2017

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Healthy Hips Week aims to bring together people from the hip dysplasia community, and beyond, to raise much needed funds to expand the support services and awareness campaigns of Healthy Hips Australia.

Prior to 2014, hip dysplasia had no representation in the community. The success of putting hip dysplasia on the national agenda lies with people passionate about improving support, awareness and early diagnosis for hip dysplasia, volunteering their time and getting creative to organise a fundraiser.

Your support gives people impacted hip dysplasia the best chance to feel equipped to manage during treatment and to help increase awareness amongst the general community. Help stamp out late diagnosis, let others know they are not alone, and put hip dysplasia on the national agenda this Healthy Hips Week.

World Allergy Week, 2-8 April 2017

World Allergy Week, 2-8 April 2017

Health Weeks

29-03-2017

 

World Allergy Week 2017 The Agony of Hives

The World Allergy Organization (WAO) is addressing the need for greater awareness and understanding of allergy topics as well as the exchange of ideas and collaboration in order to address treatment and quality-of-life issues related to the care of patients with urticaria.

For more information: Urticaria (hives)

WORLD GLAUCOMA WEEK is 12 – 18 March 2017!

WORLD GLAUCOMA WEEK is 12 – 18 March 2017!

Health Weeks

03-03-2017

GLAUCOMA RUNS IN FAMILIES…HAVE THE CONVERSATION…HAVE A CHECK

Register your event here and download all the resources to hold a successful event and raise funds to help Glaucoma Australia Beat Invisible Glaucoma in families.

You can register:

Online: Click here to complete our secure online form
or by Mail: Click here to download a form and mail it to:
Glaucoma Australia Inc
PO Box 420
Crows Nest NSW 1585

Once you have registered, make your B.I.G Breakfast a success.

Below is your fundraising toolkit to help you raise money to be used to increase glaucoma awareness and provide educational resources to the community. You will find information on planning your event and how to have the best B.I.G breakfast ever!

You can download the host pack here 

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Ovarian Cancer & Teal

Ovarian Cancer & Teal

Health Weeks

22-02-2017

February is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month – an annual Ovarian Cancer Australia campaign. This campaign raises awareness of the signs and symptoms, risks and impact of ovarian cancer. It also raises vital funds to support Ovarian Cancer Australia’s work in awareness, support, advocacy and research. This February, Ovarian Cancer Australia invites Australians to host an Afternoon ‘Teal’ (teal is the international colour for ovarian cancer). It is an opportunity to bring family, friends and local community together to raise awareness for ovarian cancer.

1495_Womens_cancer_and_Afternoon_TealOvarian cancer is a disease where some of the cells in one or both ovaries start to grow abnormally and develop into cancer.

Approximately 1,400 Australian women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year. Sadly, the death rate for ovarian cancer is relatively high – 2 out of 3 Australian women diagnosed with ovarian cancer will die, and around 75% of women are diagnosed at an advanced stage. Read More >

Overweight and obesity

Overweight and obesity

Health Weeks

15-02-2017

Overweight and obesity is a National Health Priority Area, currently affecting 63% of Australian adults and 25% of Australian children. The latest statistics show 35.5% of Australians aged 18 years and over are overweight, and almost 28% are obese.

1494_Overweight_and_obesityIt has been predicted that by 2025 around 83% of Australian men and 75% of women aged 20 years and over will be overweight or obese.

The causes of overweight and obesity are not easy to define. Although diet and physical activity are central to maintaining a healthy weight, social, environmental, behavioural, genetic and physiological factors can play their part in contributing to weight gain. For many, weight gain is hard to avoid and very difficult to reverse. Read More >

Australia’s Healthy Weight Week

Australia’s Healthy Weight Week

Health Weeks

06-02-2017

Australia’s Healthy Weight Week is an initiative of the Dietitians Association of Australia, raising awareness of the importance of achieving and maintaining a healthy weight and lifestyle. Events are held in February each year to help promote this message and encourage people to see an Accredited Practising Dietitian to assist with food, nutrition and lifestyle management. – read more 

Teenagers and alcohol – an unhealthy combination

Teenagers and alcohol – an unhealthy combination

Health Weeks

27-01-2017

At this time of year, the calendar is filled with social engagements and parties. Many teenagers will spend much of the school-holiday period celebrating and spending time with their friends. Many of these functions will involve alcohol.

1491_Teenagers_and_alcoholAn Australian survey in 2013 found that the average age at which young people aged 14-24 first tried alcohol is 15.7. Approximately 86% of Australians 14 years of age and over have drunk alcohol at least once in their lives.

Alcohol acts as a central nervous system (CNS) depressant. The effect of alcohol comes from a combination of factors, including the amount of alcohol consumed and various other factors such as age, gender, body size, nutrition, and drinking experience. Alcohol consumption affects not only the person drinking, but everyone in the community. It is estimated that alcohol costs the Australian community over $15 billion a year. These costs relate to health problems, accidents, crime, violence, social issues, and loss of productivity. Read More >

Health tips for a healthy Christmas

Health tips for a healthy Christmas

Health Weeks

15-12-2016

There’s no doubt that the festive season is a challenging time if you are trying to stay healthy and reduce body fat. It usually revolves around food (and not always healthy choices), large portions and lashing of alcohol to wash it all down. Christmas celebrations can last for weeks, so there are some things you need to watch out for. There are also some simple steps you can take to stay on track while still enjoying this special time of the year.

A Partridge in a pear tree 
Forget the partridges, but focus on the pear. Fruit is a convenient snack choice, and can even be used as a healthy dessert option Read More >

World Aids Day – December 1

World Aids Day – December 1

Health Weeks

30-11-2016

World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day is held on 1 December each year. It raises awareness across the world and in the community about the issues surrounding HIV and AIDS. It is a day for people to show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died.

Find out more

National Asbestos Awareness Week

National Asbestos Awareness Week

Health Weeks

23-11-2016

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Asbestos is a term for a group of six naturally occurring mineral fibres belonging to two groups:

  • Serpentine Group – comprised of only chrysotile (white asbestos)
  • Amphibole Group – comprised of anthophyllite, amosite (brown asbestos or grey asbestos), crocidolite (blue asbestos), tremolite, and actinolite.

Asbestos was long viewed as one of the most versatile minerals because of its flexibility, tensile strength, insulation from heat and electricity, chemical inertness and affordability.

The versatility of asbestos made it attractive to many industries and is thought to have more than 3000 applications worldwide. Australia was one of the highest users per capita in the world up until the mid-1980s.

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