Wound Awareness July 2018

Wound Awareness July 2018

Health Weeks

04-07-2018

ARE YOU AWARE OF WHAT A WOUND IS?

Often we think of wounds as sores or cuts, however non healing or chronic wounds are a serious health concern, affecting hundreds of thousands of people and costing our health system billions. One type of chronic wound is a leg ulcer. These wounds, on the lower leg, can start out as a small scratch and ulcerate and not heal. Some people have these wounds for years and years. Read More >

June is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

June is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

Health Weeks

08-06-2018

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Bowel Cancer Awareness Month is an annual initiative of Bowel Cancer Australia running throughout the month of June (1-30 June), to raise awareness of Australia’s second deadliest cancer.
 
Bowel cancer claims the lives of over 80 Australians every week.
 
Bowel Cancer Awareness Month has a positive message – saving lives through early detection – as bowel cancer is one of the most treatable types of cancer if found early.

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National Palliative Care Week

National Palliative Care Week

Health Weeks

10-05-2018

National Palliative Care Week is an annual awareness raising week organised by Palliative Care Australia.

The theme for this year’s National Palliative Care Week is ‘What matters most?’ and it will be held 20-26 May 2018.  Read More >

World Parkinson’s Day

World Parkinson’s Day

Health Weeks

30-03-2018

Currently there is no known cause of Parkinson’s or understanding of why some people develop Parkinson’s and not others. This is the reason Parkinson’s is often referred to as “Idiopathic (cause unknown) Parkinson’s.

There are many theories as to the causes of Parkinson’s and it is generally thought that multiple factors are responsible. 

 

Through research, our understanding of the possible causes of Parkinson’s is increasing all of the time. Areas of current research include: ageing, genes, environmental factors, chemical exposure and virus like structures called prions. 

GENES AND PARKINSON’S

Genetic, or hereditary, Parkinson’s where Parkinson’s is passed on from one generation to the next is rare, only a very small percentage of Parkinson’s may have a direct genetic cause. Read More >

Smart Eating Week – the taste of the future!

Smart Eating Week – the taste of the future!

Health Weeks

07-02-2018

 

The week is run by Accredited Practising Dietitians, and supported by the Dietitians Association of Australia. Smart Eating Week falls at an ideal time, with the start of a New Year inspiring many of us to live healthier lives, including through smart eating.

 

And let’s face it, when it comes to smart eating, there are many ways to achieve this – as everyone is different. Read More >

Afternoon Teal – Ovarian Cancer Australia

Afternoon Teal – Ovarian Cancer Australia

Health Weeks

10-01-2018

We are calling on all Australians to help Ovarian Cancer Australia reduce the impact of ovarian cancer and improve the outcomes for women and their families living with this insidious disease. By hosting an Afternoon Teal event, you are helping your loved ones know the signs and symptoms of the disease and know their family history.

Our Afternoon Teal campaign encourages people to host a fundraising event for their friends, family or colleagues. Whether it’s a high tea, picnic, golf day, movie night or gala dinner, anybody and everybody can get involved! Read More >

Big Red BBQ and Kidney Health

Big Red BBQ and Kidney Health

Health Weeks

01-01-2018

Looking to make a difference this year? Consider hosting your very own Big Red BBQ in support of Kidney Health Australia.

You can hold your Big Red BBQ anywhere at any time. Have one with your family and friends at home, host one at work and invite your colleagues, go to a park with your neighbours, arrange one at a community function centre or your local church, school or uni. The possibilities are endless. All we ask is that you turn it RED and have fun along the way! Read More >

Grow a beard in Decembeard

Grow a beard in Decembeard

Health Weeks

06-12-2017

 

Bowel cancer and men – the facts

1 in 11 Australian men will develop bowel cancer in their lifetime.

Bowel cancer affects men of all ages – and risk increases every year from age 50.

Around 55% of all Australians diagnosed with bowel cancer are men.

Choices you make related to diet, lifestyle, screening and surveillance can influence your bowel cancer risk.

Because you can change or modify these risk factors, they are referred to as ‘modifiable’.

Increased age, personal and family health history and hereditary conditions can also influence your bowel cancer risk.

Because you cannot change these risk factors, they are referred to as ‘non-modifiable’. Read More >

International Day of People with Disability

International Day of People with Disability

Health Weeks

22-11-2017

In Australia, 18.6% of females and 18% of males have disability.

Disability covers many areas and often the term is misunderstood.

‘Disability’ is an umbrella term covering impairments, activity limitations and participation restrictions. A person may also be seen to be ‘with disability’ if he or she has had impairment in the past, or based on a personal or group standard or norm. One in five, or more than 4 million Australians, have some form of disability. In Australia 18.6% of females and 18% of males have a disability. Read More >