With over 16,700 new cases of prostate cancer every year, it is Australia’s most commonly diagnosed men’s cancer. Tragically, the disease claims the lives of more than 3,300 men each year. September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and Aussies are being invited to participate in ‘The Long Run’ – running, walking or wheeling 72km throughout…

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Study to pinpoint genes influencing risk of developing eating disorders Australian researchers are seeking more than 3,500 volunteers with first-hand experience of eating disorders to enrol in the local arm of the world’s largest ever genetic investigation into the complex, devastating illnesses.    The ground-breaking Eating Disorders Genetics Initiative (EDGI) aims to identify hundreds of…

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Every year, more than 950 Australian children and adolescents are diagnosed with cancer, with one third of those affected aged 0-4 years. Tragically, three of these children lose their lives to cancer every week. September is International Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, which works to raise awareness of the need for improved diagnosis and treatment, and…

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Today is Jeans for Genes Day, a day dedicated to raising awareness of the 1 in 20 children who face a birth defect or genetic disorder. Established in 1994 by the Children’s Medical Research Institute in Sydney, the day aims to raise funds for revolutionary research that helps diagnose, understand and develop treatments for genetic…

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Every year, Chronic Pain Australia, an organisation dedicated to advocating for the 3.37 million Australians living with chronic pain, orchestrate National Pain Week. This week aims to drive awareness and improve knowledge and understanding of chronic pain across the nation. The 2020 theme for National Pain Week is ‘Faces of Pain’ – a video series…

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