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What is Chronic Disease Management?

Sep 08, 2021

Any health issue that lasts more than a year and requires ongoing treatment is classified as a chronic health condition. Chronic diseases are the leading causes of death and disability in the world, plus they are associated with the growing healthcare...

Improving the Lives of Children With Cancer

Aug 18, 2021

The Cancer Council reports that 70% of cancers in children are curable if detected early. For small tumours that have not spread, treatment is often successful and less intensive. In light of that, September is dedicated to increasing awareness about...

How Do I Support Someone Through Cancer?

Aug 09, 2021

Cancer is a disease that definitely doesn't discriminate. It can affect anyone, of any age, gender, race or sexuality across the globe and has been a popular area of research for many decades, maybe even centuries. A cancer diagnosis is life-changing...

Nicotine Dependence: Symptoms and Causes

Jun 21, 2021

Nicotine is a highly addictive substance that comes from tobacco plants. It is present in cigarettes, cigars and pipe tobacco. And when taken in by the body, high levels of nicotine can lead to life-threatening diseases such as lung cancer, heart disease, diabetes, emphysema...

All You Need to Know About Prostate Cancer

May 27, 2021

The prostate gland is a tiny but very important organ in the male reproductive system that helps maintain the production of healthy sperm cells. It sits between the bladder and the penis and is responsible for producing seminal fluid, which carries...

Join World Cancer Day 2021 and Stop the Big C

Jan 21, 2021

The global death rate of cancer has reached close to 10 million, according to the 2018 data of the World Health Organization (WHO), with lung and breast cancers accounting for two million deaths. In the observance of World Cancer Day 2021 on the 4th...

Get Ready for National Skin Cancer Action Week 2020

Nov 09, 2020

You have no control over the sun, nor can you adjust its amount of UV rays; what you have is the power to protect your skin and prevent skin cancer. Melanoma is the third most common type of cancer affecting many Australians, with close to 14,000 diagnosed...

Men’s Health Week 2020: Give Him the Support He Needs

Jun 08, 2020

It’s men’s health month! In June each year, the whole world brings every man into focus and raises awareness on health issues affecting them. Because it’s rare for the male species to pause and check their health, thinking there are more important...

Join Bowel Cancer Awareness Month 2020

May 28, 2020

June is not only popular among soon-to-be brides. In fact, it means more to a greater number of people who have been in a battle with bowel cancer for some time now, or have lost loved ones to it. Also known as colorectal cancer, the disease starts...

National Skin Cancer Action Week 2019

Oct 21, 2019

Every year, Cancer Council Australia and the Australasian College of Dermatologists come together for National Skin Cancer Action Week. And this year, the awareness week will be on 17-23 November 2019. What is National Skin Cancer Action Week? National...

Movember 2019

Oct 04, 2019

Movember is an annual event wherein men are encouraged to grow their moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of men's health issues, including prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men's suicide. The word "Movember" is actually...

Gold Bow Day 2019

Aug 02, 2019

Because of the alarming rate in the increase of cases of thyroid cancer in Australia, Australian Thyroid Foundation launched Gold Bow Day, which aims to highlight the increase in thyroid cancer and gives support to thyroid cancer patients, especially...

Cancer Council's Daffodil Day Appeal 2019

Jul 30, 2019

With a target to raise more than $4 million for life-saving cancer research, this year's Daffodil Day Appeal seeks to raise awareness and money throughout the month of August that will culminate in a public show of solidarity on 23 August 2019. Volunteers...

Prostate Health Month & Prostate Cancer Awareness Month 2019

Jul 29, 2019

Prostate Health Month, which is also called Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, is observed every September all over the world by health experts, health advocates and individuals concerned with men’s prostate health and prostate cancer. By designating...

Jeans for Genes 2019

Jul 19, 2019

This coming 2 August 2019, the Children’s Medical Research Institute will celebrate Jeans for Genes, a yearly fundraising campaign to fund revolutionary research that helps diagnose, understand and find cures or treatments for conditions affecting...

Go Alcohol-free on Dry July 2019

Jun 25, 2019

What is Dry July? Dry July is a fundraising and awareness campaign started through the Dry July Foundation that encourages people to go alcohol-free during the month of July in order to create better awareness for cancer and raise funds for people...

Eat an Apple for Bowel Cancer Awareness

Jun 03, 2019

June is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month, an annual initiative that raises awareness of bowel cancer - the third most common type of newly diagnosed cancer. While the campaign runs for the month of June, 19 June 2019 is Red Apple Day. What is Red Apple...

Bowel Cancer Awareness Month and Red Apple Day 2019

May 03, 2019

Bowel Cancer Australia, the leading community-funded charity dedicated to prevention, early diagnosis, research, quality treatment and the best care for everyone affected by bowel cancer, will lead the way for the celebration of Bowel Cancer Awareness...

Are NSW Women Healthy?

Mar 29, 2019

Sydney seems to be a fairly healthy place, and Sydneysiders a fairly active bunch. But exactly how healthy are NSW women? The NSW government's new "Health and Wellbeing" report paints an interesting picture. It shows that while women's health in the...

Can Probiotics Prevent Cancer?

Feb 05, 2019

According to the Cancer Council, bowel cancer is the second-most common cancer in Australia, with around 17,000 new diagnoses expected this year. Which is why studies like the latest from Baylor College of Medicine in the US are so promising. It has...

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