World MS Day 30 May – Raising awareness of the invisible symptoms and unseen impact of MS.20-05-2019
National Heart Week 28 April – 4 May 201923-04-2019
Heart Week 2019 focuses on encouraging more people to understand their risk factors for heart disease and take the right steps to reduce this risk. Heart Week is an opportunity for health professionals and the Australian public to start a conversation about heart health and the steps needed to reduce the risk of heart disease. In 2019, Heart Week is celebrated from 28 April–4 May. It will focus on the importance of having a heart health check. In particular we are focusing on:
Heart Week 2019 focuses on encouraging more people to understand their risk factors for heart disease and take the right steps to reduce this risk.
Heart Week is an opportunity for health professionals and the Australian public to start a conversation about heart health and the steps needed to reduce the risk of heart disease.
In 2019, Heart Week is celebrated from 28 April–4 May. It will focus on the importance of having a heart health check.
In particular we are focusing on:
Purple Day for Epilepsy March 2615-03-2019
This March you can help make a difference for those living with epilepsy
“Because no one with epilepsy should go it alone”
Return Unwanted Medicines to Eden Rise Pharmacy16-01-2019
Storage of expired and unwanted medicines in the home can be dangerous and unsafe disposal of unwanted medicines can lead to environmental damage. There is a free and convenient way to dispose of your unwanted medicines responsibly via your local Eden Rise Pharmacy, and it’s called Return Unwanted Medicines. You can learn more here
7 tips for a healthy festive season12-12-2018
By Alison Ginn, Accredited Practicing Dietitian and Campaign Manager, LiveLighter Victoria
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 2108-11-2018
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.
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 Month07-11-2018
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.
Antibiotic Awareness Week 201831-10-2018
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 >
World Osteoporosis Day 201817-10-2018
Message from our Patron, Helen Dalley
Osteoporosis Australia is proud to be part of World Osteoporosis Day, October 20.
We encourage everyone to ‘love your bones’ during October.https://www.osteoporosis.org.au/world-osteoporosis-day-2018
This year we are talking about the important issue of spinal fractures. Read More >