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Community spirit shining light on Australians affected by bushfire crisis

Imagine waking up each morning with a tight chest, burning throat and a smoke-choked city cloaking the sun, with air quality levels measuring ‘extremely hazardous’. This is the situation we are currently facing in Australia, and those of us fortunate enough to live in metropolitan areas, are the lucky ones. Although not yet half-way through…

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5 tips for New Year’s resolutions you’ll actually stick to!

The new year brings with it an opportunity to recommit to our health and wellbeing with resolutions, usually to eat better and exercise more. Changing behaviour is hard, and without structure, many of us will fall off the bandwagon before we’ve even begun. Here are some tips to stay healthy in 2020 with sustainable new…

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Safe travels this bushfire season

The summer holidays usually see Aussie’s flocking to the coast to cool down, but with hundreds of bushfires continuing to rage around the country, we are being urged to plan holidays according to the latest emergency services updates to stay safe. The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) is predicting an 80 per cent chance of warmer…

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Skin cancer in Australia

Skin cancer is the abnormal growth of skin cells caused by cell damage. The main factor that causes skin cells to become cancer cells is exposure to UV radiation from the sun or artificial sources. The three main types of skin cancer are: basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma. Although skin cancer is…

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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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