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Solution to the increasing demand for hospital beds

An aging population, proliferation of chronic disease and the rise of the informed patient are some of the key factors propelling a substantial increase in healthcare spending and demand for hospital beds across the developed world. Australia has more than 1,300 public and private hospitals, which collectively provide an estimated 30 million days of admitted…

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Decline in vaccine preventable diseases

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has recently released a report detailing results from the Burden of Vaccine Preventable Diseases in Australia study. The study revealed that between 2005 and 2015 the overall rate of vaccine preventable disease (VPD) burden decreased by 31%, demonstrating the value of vaccines. Results from the AIHW study…

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Movember: Let’s have a look at Men’s Health

Throughout November, you have probably noticed more men than usual flaunting a little bit of hair above their upper lip. It’s no coincidence that every second person looks like Charlie Chaplin, nor is it by chance that many NSW State Transit buses have a prominent black moustache on their fronts. This month is Movember, a…

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World Diabetes Day 2019

Today (November 14) is World Diabetes Day (WDD), the world’s largest diabetes awareness campaign reaching a global audience of over 1 billion people in more than 160 countries. Diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs when the pancreas is no longer able to make insulin, or when the body cannot make sufficient use of the…

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World Pneumonia Day 2019

Today (November 12, 2019), marks the 10th anniversary of World Pneumonia Day. A day which champions the fight against pneumonia, the world’s leading cause of infectious deaths in children under the age of five years. Pneumonia is a broad term used to describe inflammatory lung infections that can be caused by bacteria, viruses or fungi.…

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