Lifestyle

Closing Gaps In Asthma Care (May 3, 2022 is World Asthma Day)

May 3 2022

World Asthma Day (WAD) ( 3 May, 2022) is organized by the Global Initiative for Asthma, (GINA), a World Health Organization collaborative organization founded in 1993.  WAD is held each May to raise awareness of Asthma worldwide. Although asthma cannot be cured, it is possible to manage asthma to reduce and prevent asthma attacks, also...


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April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month

April 11 2022

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month, and Monday 11th April is World Parkinson’s Day.  During this month, Parkinson’s Australia is promoting the importance of identifying some of the lesser-known early warning signs and symptoms of Parkinson’s. ​ Often people only associate Parkinson’s with a tremor of the hands, trouble moving or walking and loss of balance.   However, it...


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World Down Syndrome Day (21 March 2022)

March 21 2022

World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) , 21 March, is a global awareness day which has been officially observed by the United Nations since 2012. The date for WDSD being the 21st day of the 3rd month, was selected to signify the uniqueness of the triplication (trisomy) of the 21st chromosome which causes Down syndrome. Down...


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To Hear For Life, Listen With Care!

March 3 2022

Did you know there are currently 4 million Australians living with hearing loss? And this figure is predicted to increase to almost 9 million by 2050 as the population ages. World Hearing Day in Australia is held on 3 March each year to raise awareness of how to prevent deafness and hearing loss, and to...


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It’s Good to FebFast!

February 1 2022

  Join The FebFast Challenge The challenge is to pause for a cause this February and give up alcohol, sugar or another vice of your choice for the month of February – all to support disadvantaged young people aged 12 to 25 across Australia. It is the perfect excuse to kick-start the year with a...


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Share The World Diabetes Day Message This November!

November 14 2021

Access To Diabetes Care: If Not Now, When? WDD is the world’s largest diabetes awareness campaign reaching a global audience of over 1 billion people in more than 160 countries. The campaign draws attention to issues of paramount importance to the diabetes world and keeps diabetes firmly in the public and political spotlight. Every year,...


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World Osteoporosis Day (20 October)

October 20 2021

World Osteoporosis Day, marked on October 20th each year, is a prime time to put the spotlight on osteoporosis. Worldwide, one in three women and one in five men aged 50 years and over will suffer an osteoporotic fracture. Osteoporosis causes bones to become weak and fragile, so that they break easily – even as...


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Breast Pain and Aches

October 7 2021

What is breast pain? What are the symptoms? Breast pain, otherwise known as mastalgia, is very common in women, occurring in nearly 70% of women and is rarely linked to breast cancer. Breast pain is a feeling that occurs in the breast region that may cause the breast to feel tender or sore. The pain may range...


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Be Breast Aware

October 5 2021

Finding breast cancer early provides the best chance of surviving the disease. Remember you don’t need to be an expert or use a special technique to check your breasts. Changes to look for include: a new lump or lumpiness, especially if it’s only in one breast a change in the size or shape of your breast a change to the nipple, such as crusting, ulcer, redness or inversion a nipple discharge that occurs without squeezing...


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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 1 2021

Finding breast cancer early provides the best chance of surviving the disease. Early detection It’s important for women of all ages to know what they can do to help find breast cancer early. Finding breast cancer early means there are more treatment options and the chances of survival are greatest. This page provides information about...


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