Health Prevention and Screening

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February is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Each year in Australia around 1,500 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer. In most cases, the cancer will be diagnosed at an advance stage where it is very difficult to treat. Therefore, Ovarian Cancer Australia is committed to ensuring that every Australian knows more about ovarian cancer and early symptoms. Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month is…
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FebFast is coming in February!

FebFast is a charity initiative that sees thousands of people across Australia give up alcohol or sugar for February to raise vital funds for young people experiencing serious disadvantage. The funds raised help young people access the resources and support they require to live healthy and fulfilling lives. The challenge of FebFast is to pause…
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Looking to set some goals for 2021? Set an open goal.

It’s that time of year when many of us are setting goals for the year ahead. ABC recently reported the most common New Year’s resolution set by 59% of people is to exercise more. However, research suggests the way people typically set goals in exercise often do not work.  To improve the chances of success,…
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Did you know that heart disease is the single leading cause of death in Australia? So, it is important that you do everything you can to stay on top of your heart health.

With a new year here, it is time to continue with or create new healthy habits to keep your heart and body health. Here are 5 tips you can follow to help keep your heart healthy. 1. Stay Active Exercising daily can reduce your risk of heart disease. Going for a run or walk or…
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Kick start 2021 by prioritising your health!

Staying healthy is important for all of us however, it requires regular attention to reinforce our good behaviours. Start by setting some health goals you hope to achieve in 2021 and implement small changes to make these happen. Getting 30 minutes of exercise most days is the minimum recommended time. Good habits can be hard…
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The Pap test has changed: More accurate. Less often.

Every year around 800 Australian women are diagnosed with cervical cancer. Yet, Cervical cancer is one of the most preventable cancers.     Your best protection against cervical cancer is routine screenings. The Pap test was replaced with a new Cervical Screening Test (CST) every five years. The latest medical and scientific evidence shows that…
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It is still the same sun!

Many Australians will remember the original ‘Sid the Seagull’ from Cancer Council’s 1980’s campaign which launched the ‘Slip, Slop, Slap’ message.   If you remember Sid the Seagull you are old enough to need regular skin cancer and melanoma checks. Since this message, many things have changed but our sun is still the same. Australia…
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