The elimination of viral hepatitis has now been firmly put on the map. At the 69th World Health Assembly in Geneva, 194 governments adopted the World Health Organisations’s Global Strategy on Viral Hepatitis, which includes a goal of eliminating hepatitis B and C as a health issue in the next 13 years. In Australia, we are well placed to reach these goals but we need your support. Read More >
Love your liver
Globally, the impact of hepatitis B and hepatitis C is staggering. The World Health Organization estimates 500 million people to be infected with hepatitis B or C worldwide. These viruses kill 1.5 million people a year. Interestingly, 1 in every 3 people has been exposed to either or both viruses. Many of those infected with hepatitis are unaware, as the symptoms lie dormant. In Australia, approximately 225,000 people are living with chronic hepatitis B and approximately 230,500 Australians are living with chronic hepatitis C.
The liver is our largest internal organ – and in some ways, the most complex. Hepatitis means inflammation of the liver – from any cause. Hepatitis C is transmitted via blood-to-blood contact and unlike other common hepatitis viruses A and B, there is no vaccine available to protect against hepatitis C. Treatments now available have resulted in improved outcomes for people infected. Read More >
National Pain Week – 24th to 30th July, 201719-07-2017
National Pain Week is convened by Chronic Pain Australia. They are dedicated to reducing the social and other barriers to living with chronic pain. You may be feeling quite isolated and ‘over it’ and feel that no one really understands your experience. You might even feel that people don’t believe you. Don’t despair, you aren’t crazy!
And you aren’t on your own either. The Chronic Pain Australia vision is that no Australian living with persistent pain should suffer alone or without access to resources and information which help them effectively manage their pain in a manner promoting dignity and self respect, regardless of age, gender, culture, belief, socio-economic or compensation status. Read More >
Avene PhsioLift range18-07-2017
Have you got sensitive skin that needs some help in the anti-ageing department? The new Avene PhysioLift skincare range smooths wrinkles, retightens the skin, and restores luminosity, all whilst being hypoallergenic, paraben-free and non-comedogenic. View our Avene skincare range via link below.
📷 pic credit My Fabulous Design
It’s About Time National Diabetes Week
It is National Diabetes Week from 9-15 July and Diabetes Australia’s “It’s About Time” campaign aims to raise awareness about the importance of early detection and early treatment for all types of diabetes.
Too many Australians are being diagnosed with diabetes too late. The is true for both type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes. The delay in diagnosis is putting many people at risk of major life threatening health problems.
“It’s About Time” we detected all types of diabetes earlier and save lives.
“It’s About Time” we knew the early signs of type 1 diabetes Read More >
Diabetes – are you at risk?
Diabetes is recognised as the world’s fastest growing chronic condition. The number of people with type 2 diabetes is growing in each country. In 2015, the International Diabetes Federation’s Diabetes Atlas estimated that:
- one in 11 adults has diabetes (415 million)
- one in seven births is affected by gestational diabetes
- three-quarters (75%) of people with diabetes live in low- and middle-income countries
- 542,000 children have type 1 diabetes
- every six seconds a person dies from diabetes (5 million deaths).
Diabetes is the epidemic of the 21st century and also the biggest challenge confronting Australia’s health system. In Australia, 280 people develop diabetes every day. That’s one person every five minutes. More than 100,000 Australians have developed diabetes in the past year. The total annual cost impact of diabetes in Australia is estimated at $14.6 billion. Read More >
Meningococcal vaccine for young people06-07-2017
To combat a recent rise in cases of Meningococcal W disease, the Victorian Government has introduced a free, time-limited vaccine program for young people in Years 10, 11 and 12 (aged 15-19) in Victoria. The vaccine will protect against the ‘W’ strain of the disease, as well as three other strains (‘A’, ‘C’ and ‘Y’).
Still time for your Estee Lauder Gift with Purchase
So much of both these cult products are flying out our doors with our Estée Lauder Free Gifts. I wonder which will be the winner? 🤔
Everyone’s need for sleep varies. The amount of sleep we need depends on our age, lifestyle, diet, personality and environment. Generally, we sleep less as we get older and our sleep tends to be more broken. Newborn babies tend to sleep for around 16 hours out of every 24, while adults average eight hours and the elderly sleep a little less.
Sometimes it is difficult to get a good night’s sleep. You might be finding it hard to go to sleep, be restless during sleep, or waking up during the night or very early in the morning, and not be able to get back to sleep. Perhaps you are not feeling refreshed from sleep, feeling tired, irritable, anxious or depressed, or finding it difficult to concentrate, remember things and make decisions. These may be all signs that you have a sleeping problem. Read More >