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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As we approach the end of this watershed year, the setting of our 2020 New Year’s resolutions may seem like a lifetime ago. More than 80% of Australians make New Year’s resolutions each year, including learning a new skill, improving one’s health and exercising more and getting a new job. However, with only one in…

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Did you know dementia is the second leading cause of death in Australia, affecting close to half a million Australians? In the absence of a medical breakthrough, this number is set to double in the next 25 years. What exactly is dementia? Dementia is not one specific disease, but rather is an umbrella term describing…

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Industry leaders across pharmaceutical, med-tech, biotech, pharmacy and community health have been quick to praise the Government’s record four-year injection of $467 billion into health announced in last night’s 2020-2021 Budget. This includes $2.8 billion for Australia’s medicines industry – the first significant investment since May 2018 and a considerable win for Medicines Australia (MA) and…

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