7 tips for a healthy festive season

7 tips for a healthy festive season

Health Weeks

12-12-2018

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Christmas parties, picnics and BBQs on balmy evenings – summer is a fantastic season to be out and about with family, friends and colleagues.

Amid all of this festive fun, our healthy habits tend to take a back seat.

At this social time of year we often eat less fruit and vegetables, consume larger portion sizes, drink more alcohol and forgo exercise.

An abundance of tempting Christmas food appears in supermarkets and workplaces – and unfortunately our waistlines pay the price. Read More >

World COPD Day November 21

World COPD Day November 21

Health Weeks

08-11-2018

World COPD Day this year is being held on 21 November to raise awareness of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) symptoms, and empower people with COPD to take control of their condition and symptoms through self-management approaches.

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One in seven Australians 40 years or older has COPD, however many sufferers do not know they have it and mistake their symptoms as signs of ageing or lack of fitness.

Lung Foundation Australia stresses that early diagnosis through case finding and spirometry is critical in providing early access to treatment, and improving outcomes and quality of life for people living with COPD. Read More >

November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

Health Weeks

07-11-2018

Breakthroughs in pancreatic cancer research are desperately needed. With the lowest five-year survival rate of all cancers in Australia (6.8%), it is shocking to think that these poor pancreatic cancer survival rates have not improved for nearly forty years.

We hope this link is a useful resource, helping you to find information about pancreatic cancer, research, support and other resources. You will also find information about how you can help raise much needed funds for Australian research into pancreatic cancer.pancreas

Antibiotic Awareness Week 2018

Antibiotic Awareness Week 2018

Health Weeks

31-10-2018

THE ISSUE
The World Health Organization has warned that antibiotic
resistance is one of the greatest threats to human health today.
Antibiotic resistance happens when
bacteria change to protect themselves
from an antibiotic.
When this happens, antibiotics that
previously would have killed the bacteria,
or stopped them from multiplying, no
longer work. Read More >

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Health Weeks

17-09-2018

Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australian men, with approximately 20,000 men diagnosed with the disease every year.

While five-year survival rates have increased to 95 per cent, some 3,500 men still die as a result of prostate cancer every year. Early detection is vital to get these figures down.  

September is International Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, with this year’s theme being #getchecked

The Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australiais encouraging all men aged over 50 to talk to their GP about prostate health and about what is best for them.

Prostate Cancer Foundation Australia CEO Jane Endacott said regular health check-ups were vital in beating the disease.  

“Early detection is crucial in effectively fighting prostate cancer. Men over the age of 50 – or 40 if they have a family history of prostate cancer – need to talk with their GP about prostate health,” she said.

“If you fit the criteria make sure you get in and speak to your GP about your prostate health and remind your loved ones and friends to as well.”

More details are available at the foundations #getchecked website.

Sleep Awareness Week October 1-7

Sleep Awareness Week October 1-7

Health Weeks

10-09-2018

This Sleep Awareness Week the Sleep Health Foundation is turning its attention to the role of caffeine in our society. Therefore we are asking “Could caffeine be masking a sleep disorder”. There can be a great deal of pleasure and positivity surrounding the drinking of caffeine. However there is also evidence to suggest that it’s time to turn the spotlight on caffeine and examine it more closely. Caffeine is a naturally occurring substance that affects the brain and behaviour. It can be found in many different drinks and foods. This includes tea, coffee, chocolate, soft drinks (particularly energy drinks) and some medications. Read More >

National Stroke Week

National Stroke Week

Health Weeks

30-08-2018

Monday 3 to Sunday 9 September 2018

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Every step counts towards a healthy life. 

This year, Stroke Foundation is encouraging Australians to discover how easy it is to fit healthy habits into their day and do their part to prevent stroke.

It’s estimated that more than 80 percent of strokes can be prevented simply by managing risk factors and living a healthy lifestyle. There are some risk factors for stroke which can’t be prevented like age, family history and prior stroke. If you’re male, your risk is also higher.  Read More >

Speech Pathology Week 19-25 August 2018

Speech Pathology Week 19-25 August 2018

Health Weeks

23-08-2018

Speech Pathology Week seeks to promote the speech pathology profession and the work done by speech pathologists with the more than 1.1 million Australians who have a communication or swallowing disorder that impacts on their daily life.

Communication is a basic human right and Speech Pathology Week seeks to promote this fact. Read More >

About Dental Health Week

About Dental Health Week

Health Weeks

30-07-2018

 

Dental Health Week, which takes place this year from 6 to 12 August, is the Australian Dental Association’s major annual oral health promotion event. Its aim is to educate Australians about the importance of maintaining good oral health by promoting these key messages: Read More >