Don’t wait until it’s too late!

Don’t wait until it’s too late!

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01-02-2017

‘Dont Wait Until It’s Too Late’ Bowel Cancer Australia’s annual public awareness campaign is aimed at raising awareness that bowel cancer often develops without warning signs. Help Bowel Cancer Australia to help save lives and improve the health and wellbeing of those living with bowel cancer https://www.bowelcanceraustralia.org/prevent-bowel-cancer

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Australia Day

Australia Day

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26-01-2017

The tradition of having Australia Day as a national holiday on 26 January is a recent one. Not until 1935 did all the Australian states and territories use that name to mark that date. Not until 1994 did they begin to celebrate Australia Day consistently as a public holiday on that date.

There are a number of ceremonial aspects to many Australia Day events which have become both a tradition and a symbol of our national day. If you’re organising an Australia Day event these ceremonies can add meaning to your day. Australia Day ceremonies can include:

– citizenship ceremonies
– affirmation ceremonies
– the Australian flag and flag flying
– Australian national anthem
– Australia day ambassador program.

On Australia Day we recognise the unique status of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The National Australia Day Council (NADC) is committed to playing a part in the journey of Reconciliation by helping all Australians to move forward with a better understanding of our shared past, and importantly how this affects the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today and how we might build a better future together.

Survive the heat tips – from the Better Health Channel

Survive the heat tips – from the Better Health Channel

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15-12-2016

 

Drink more water

  • Drink plenty of water, even if you don’t feel thirsty.
  • Keep a full drink bottle with you.
  • Take small sips of water frequently.
  • If your doctor normally limits your fluids, check how much you should drink during hot weather. 

Never leave anyone in a car

  • Never leave kids, adults or pets in cars – the temperature can double in minutes.
  • Visit Kidsafe’s Unconventional oven website for more information on kids in hot cars – make sure to watch the video showing a piece of lamb being cooked in a car on a 27 degree day.

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Summer is here – watch out for sun damage

Summer is here – watch out for sun damage

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09-12-2016

The following article is reprinted from the Better Health Channel.

Sunburn is the skin’s reaction to the ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun. You can see sunlight and feel heat (infrared radiation), but you can’t see or feel UV radiation. It can damage your skin even on cool, cloudy days.

Sunburn is a radiation burn to the skin. The signs of sunburn can start to appear in less than 15 minutes and skin can turn red within two to six hours of being burnt. It will continue to develop for the next 24 to 72 hours and, depending on the severity, can take days or weeks to heal. Sunburn will become worse with more exposure to UV rays. Mild sunburn can be treated at home, but severe and blistered sunburn requires prompt medical attention.sunburnt-skin

The long-term effects of repeated bouts of sunburn include premature wrinkling and an increased risk of skin cancer, including melanoma (the most dangerous type of skin cancer). Once DNA damage occurs, it is impossible to reverse. This is why prevention is much better than cure. Read More >

International Volunteer Day

International Volunteer Day

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30-11-2016

International Volunteer Day (IVD) is mandated by the UN General Assembly and is held each year on 5 December. It is a day for volunteers and volunteer-involving organisations to celebrate their efforts and to showcase the difference they make in their communities. Events are held to honour and acknowledge the outstanding work and contribution of volunteers to change the world for a better future.

On International Volunteer Day join us in acknowledging and enhancing people’s participation, engagement and voice, in shaping our nation and the world we want through the spirit of volunteerism.

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