Health

Healthcare professionals unaware of weight-loss efforts

An international study reveals a disconnect between the perceptions of healthcare providers and people with obesity. The disconnect is revealed in a new international study (the Action IO study) presented at this year’s European Congress on Obesity in Glasgow, UK, and published in the journal Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism. Among …

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Peak body calls for dementia vision

Dementia Australia is calling on all political parties and candidates to make dementia a priority in their vision for Australia ahead of the upcoming federal election on May 18. Dementia Australia Chair Professor Graeme Samuel AC says the royal commission into aged care quality and safety is underway and presents …

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Primary care key to indigenous kidney health

Systems-based approaches to identifying and managing patients with acute kidney injury (AKI), and preventing infections could improve health outcomes for indigenous Australians, say the authors of research published this week by The Medical Journal of Australia. AKI is linked with short and long term morbidity and mortality, including progression to …

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Knock out flu with a quick jab

Chemist Warehouse has again been offering Australians a convenient way to help protect themselves against the flu, with in-pharmacy flu immunisation clinics available across the country. With flu season imminent, the Australian government recommends an annual flu shot for all Australians aged over six months. Chemist Warehouse’s national flu campaign …

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Support for slip, slap, slop, seek, slide

The federal opposition’s plan for an $8.6 million national sun protection awareness campaign would significantly reduce the social and economic costs of skin cancer, according to Cancer Council Australia. Chair of Cancer Council Australia’s Public Health Committee, Anita Dessaix, says Australia is the world’s skin cancer capital, yet this is …

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Osteoporosis chief’s global award

Osteoporosis Australia’s CEO, Greg Lyubomirsky, has won the 2019 International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) President’s Award for his exceptional contribution to the field of bone research. The award, presented at the World Congress of Osteoporosis in Paris on April 5, acknowledges outstanding commitment and contribution to advancing education and awareness in …

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