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Nation’s staggering 173,000 broken bones prompts urgent call to prioritise bone health

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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New benchmark set to deliver optimal osteoporosis care throughout Asia Pacific

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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COVID-19 vaccine update

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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Vaccines: how they work in protecting us

The race to develop a COVID vaccine to protect the world’s population from the potentially devastating virus is one of both winners and losers. This pursuit has seen some tripped up by various hurdles along the way, while others are either in full view of the finish line, or are crossing it. Earlier this month,…

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How to make and stick to your New Year’s resolutions!

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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Shining a light on dementia

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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Jean Hailes’ National Women’s Health Survey 2020

Australia’s healthcare system is one of the best in the world, with Medicare and the public hospital system helping to provide quality, safe and affordable healthcare across the country. However, there remains a need to improve equality of access to healthcare services and provide additional support to those who need it, to ensure optimal health…

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Bowel Cancer in Australia Infographic

Despite bowel cancer being Australia’s second deadliest cancer, almost 99% of bowel cancer cases can be treated successfully when detected early. Check out our infographic and head here for more info on signs and symptoms: https://bit.ly/3r0uHXDBowel Cancer Australia

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Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Today concludes Lung Cancer Awareness Month, a month dedicated to shining a light on Australia’s leading cause of cancer death. An estimated 13,250 Australians will be diagnosed with lung cancer this year and sadly, more than 8,600 will lose their life to the disease. The stigma around lung cancer, coupled with the devastating symptoms and…

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Curbing preventable disease with ‘SunSmart’ campaign marking National Skin Cancer Action Week

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…