Three State Health authorities have this week issued public health warnings following the identification of the Japanese encephalitis (JE) virus in samples gathered from pig farms in New South Wales, Queensland, and Victoria. Common to Asia and the west Pacific, and rural and agricultural regions, the JE virus is spread through the bite of infected…

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Did you know approximately 85,000 Australian adults are currently living with anorexia nervosa? Anorexia nervosa is a serious and complex mental disease with psychiatric and physical symptoms. It is a life-impairing illness characterised by dangerously low body weight, an intense aversion to gaining weight and an inability or unwillingness to recognise the seriousness of the…

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Osteoporosis Australia rebrands as ‘Healthy Bones Australia’ & launches educational resource hub Osteoporosis Australia announced its official rebrand as ‘Healthy Bones Australia’ today (Tuesday, February 9) to reinforce the importance of prevention, in response to the concerning 173,000 broken bones sustained by the Australian population last year. The patient organisation also called for Australians to…

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Launch of first pan-Asia Pacific minimum clinical standards for the screening, diagnosis & management of osteoporosis The Asia Pacific Consortium on Osteoporosis (APCO) has today (Thursday, January 28, 2021) launched the first pan-Asia Pacific clinical practice standards for the screening, diagnosis, and management of osteoporosis, targeting a broad range of high-risk groups. Published in Osteoporosis International…

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