Tragically, every eight hours, one woman dies from ovarian cancer in Australia, equating to 1,042 women each year.1 Further estimates suggest that 1,720 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer per annum, making it the eighth most common cancer in Australia.2 This month (February) is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month – an important milestone on the public…

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New Government data released today reveals disproportionate COVID-19 mortality and prevalence rates recorded among Australia’s culturally and linguistically diverse populations (CALD). The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data shows our nation has witnessed almost three times as many deaths from COVID-19 among those born overseas compared with those born locally (in Australia). The ABS data…

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One in 10 Australians aged 65 years and above are living with dementia, the risk of diagnosis for which doubles every five years from aged 60. Dementia is not a specific disease, but rather, a broad term used to describe a group of symptoms that cause progressive damage to the brain. These symptoms include a…

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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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Australia is currently experiencing our highest records of new daily COVID-19 cases, as the omicron variant spreads rapidly throughout the country. In Australia there is currently 495,141 active COVID cases, with over 292,237 cases in New South Wales alone. Although, the Omicron variant is less severe than earlier strains of the virus, such as Delta,…

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