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Global Influenza Strategy 2019-2030

In March 2019, the World Health Organisation launched the Global Influenza Strategy for 2019-2030. It is an initiative which aims to increase global preparedness and fight the threat of influenza worldwide. Symptoms of influenza include sudden high fever, cough, headache, muscle and joint pain, sore throat and runny nose. In high risk groups, influenza can…

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Cost of Pain Report 2019

The Cost of Pain report is a comprehensive financial analysis of pain in Australia. More than three million Australians experience consistent pain which prevents them from working, sleeping, and maintaining relationships. Chronic pain is a growing issue, with Australia’s ‘pain price tag’ currently at $139 billion. This figure will rise to more than $215 billion…

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World Immunisation Week April 2019

World Immunisation Week is running from 24 April to 30 April 2019. Organised by the World Health Organisation, it aims to promote the use of vaccines to protect against disease. Immunisation is a cost-effective health intervention which saves millions of lives every year, so this year’s theme is Protected Together: Vaccines Work! Health professionals continue…

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Endometriosis Awareness March 2019

On Saturday March 30th 2019, a series of High Tea events will be held around the country by Endometriosis Australia to raise funds for endometriosis awareness, education and research. Share this by using #EndoMarch2019 on social media and visit www.endometriosisaustralia.org to purchase a ticket to your closest National EndoMarch High Tea.   Endometriosis Explained The endometrium…

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National Lipid Day 2019

National Lipid Day is on May 10th.  On this day, try taking a walk, educate yourself on preventative measures and inform others.  Share this by using #NationalLipidDay on social media. Hyperlipidaemia – the problem and some solutions In the USA, National Lipid Day is observed annually on May 10th.  The purpose of the day is…

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International Day of Happiness 2019

International Day of Happiness is on March 20th. In light of this event, Diabetes Queensland has recently written about exercise in the pursuit of happiness. The physical benefits of exercise in diabetes are well known but physical activity can have benefits for mental health too.   To read more about Diabetes Queensland’s recommendations for getting your…

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