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Healthy Bones Week (1-7 August 2021)

August 1 2021

Dairy Australia’s National Healthy Bones week, running from 1-7 August, is set to raise awareness of calcium-rich food in the development and maintenance of healthy bones and the prevention of osteoporosis. Bones are the body’s foundation, providing support and structure and giving protection to organs. Looking after your bones is important to keep them strong and...


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Understanding Birth Trauma

July 19 2021

With 1 in 3 women identifying their birth as traumatic, there is much work to be done in the prevention and treatment of birth trauma in Australia and New Zealand. The delivery of a baby is a positive event for many women, but for some it can be a mixed experience or even very negative,...


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Go Dry This July!

July 1 2021

Dry July is a fundraiser that encourages you to go alcohol-free in July to raise funds for people affected by cancer. The funds you raise as part of your Dry July will provide invaluable services for cancer patients, their families and carers – whether it’s a lift to a life-saving appointment, guidance from a specialist...


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Men’s Health Week (14-20 June 2021)

June 14 2021

The men’s health week is a week to celebrate men and talk more about their health. You may wonder why men’s health is so important. The answer is simple –  the male population health status is relatively poorer than that of females in Australia. This is not an Australian phenomenon as much as it is...


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June is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

June 7 2021

June is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month, our friends at Bowel Cancer Australia’s signature event to raise awareness of Australia’s second deadliest cancer and funds for the leading community-funded charity dedicated to prevention, early diagnosis, research, quality treatment and the best care for everyone affected by bowel cancer. Bowel cancer claims the lives of 103 Australians every...


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National Palliative Care Week 2021 (23-29 May 2021)

May 23 2021

This National Palliative Care Week (NPCW) gives us an opportunity to discuss the benefits of palliative care and celebrate the amazing dedication of all those working and volunteering in palliative care across Australia. Palliative care is care that helps people live their life as fully and as comfortably as possible when living with a life-limiting or terminal illness....


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Tourette Syndrome Awareness Week

May 3 2021

Did you know one in four Australians have never heard of Tourette Syndrome and just 15% of parents have taught their children about the condition?   What is Tourette Syndrome? Tourette Syndrome (TS) is a neurological disorder, which most often begins between the ages of 2 and 21, and lasts throughout life. TS is NOT...


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Understanding Parkinson’s Disease – World Parkinson’s Day (April 11th)

April 11 2021

What is Parkinson’s disease? Parkinson’s disease is a condition that affects movement. People with Parkinson’s have problems controlling the muscles of the body due to a breakdown of messages from the brain. We do not know its causes, but people with Parkinson’s have low levels of a brain chemical called dopamine. Dopamine helps the brain...


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Autism Awareness Day (2nd April 2021)

April 2 2021

Around 1 in 100 Australians is autistic and 85% of the community has a personal connection with an autistic person. Autism is a neurodevelopmental disability that affects the way people communicate and interact with the world. Characteristics generally appear in early childhood and will be present, in some form, for life. Autism affects the way...


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Are You At Risk Of Coeliac Disease?

March 15 2021

13-20 March 2021 is Coeliac Disease Awareness Week! There are various symptoms, associated medical conditions and a genetic link that may indicate you are at an increased risk of having coeliac disease. Untreated coeliac disease can cause chronic ill health and lead to liver disease, osteoporosis, other autoimmune illnesses and cancer. A diagnosis of coeliac...


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