The urgency posed by the COVID-19 pandemic has seen some of the world’s leading research teams working tirelessly to find a vaccine for the virus. Impressively, while most vaccines require years of research and testing, this has facilitated the development of multiple COVID-19 vaccines in a matter of months, with many trials still in progress.…

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Cancer Council Australia and the Australasian College of Dermatologists have joined forces once again this year to celebrate National Skin Cancer Action Week (November 15 – 21), reinforcing the importance of being ‘SunSmart’ through sun protective measures and behavioural change. Having for many years supported the Australasian College of Dermatologists, the NSW Cancer Council, various…

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Did you know that globally, up to one-in-two women and one-in-five men aged 50 years and over will sustain an osteoporotic fracture during their remaining lifetime? Furthermore, by 2050, half of all hip-fractures globally are projected to occur in Asia Pacific (APAC) – the world’s most densely populated and fastest ageing region. Today (Tuesday, October…

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Australians have now been coping with the COVID-19 pandemic and all the lockdowns, measures and uncertainties that have come with it for almost half a year. During this time many women have neglected to take care of their own health, particularly skipping regular health checks. This week (September 7 –13) marks Women’s Health Week, an…

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Did you know one in three Australians do not get enough adequate sleep each night? So, how much sleep do you need each night? As we get older, we tend to need less sleep. International guidelines suggest young people aged 12-14 years should get between 9-11 hours, while those aged 14-17 need between 8-10. Adults,…

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