Health Awareness

Doctors encouraging middle-aged Aussie blokes to consider their prostate

Doctors are encouraging middle-aged Aussie blokes to have their prostate checked.Their call coincides with an article published in MJA Insight today (Monday, August 13), citing benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) – or a benign enlargement of the prostate –  can compromise a man’s quality of life, and his relationships with his partner and family.2   According…

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Seqirus to release additional 700,000 adult flu vaccine doses to help boost “community immunity” against preventable infection

Seqirus announced the manufacture of another 500,000 doses of their adult influenza vaccine, Afluria Quad (inactivated quadrivalent influenza vaccine, split virion) today to help meet increasing consumer demand. Having fulfilled the government’s request to re-enter production, Seqirus is now ahead of the National Immunisation Program (NIP) schedule, with its first vaccine set for release this…

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New challenges for medicinal cannabis

The challenges medicinal cannabis is facing in Australia are coming thick and fast. Well, that’s what the Australian consumer and medical media would have you believe this week with a series of articles questioning the benefits of the plant when it comes to managing chronic pain and reducing opioid use. The coverage has come thanks…

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World Digestive Health Day 2018

Today is World Digestive Health Day (WDHD) 2018, supported by the World Gastroenterology Organisation (WGO). Digestive disorders can range from obesity to cancers to diarrhoeal disorders, the latter of which is ranked in the top 10 causes of mortality globally. WDHD aims to increase general public awareness of prevention, prevalence, diagnosis, management and treatment of…

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Urgent community plea to reverse declining vaccination rates against fatal lung infection this Pneumonia Awareness Week

Lung Foundation Australia is teaming with researchers, doctors and patients Australia-wide today, during Pneumonia Awareness Week (13-20 May), to call for proactive community action to address the declining vaccination rates against pneumococcal pneumonia – an infection responsible for more than 15,000 GP visits, 8,000 hospitalisations, and 2,000 deaths among those aged over 65 each year. Their…

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