Fact Sheets

FACT SHEET: OBESITY

What is Obesity? The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines obesity as an individual's BMI (body mass index) being greater than or equal to 30. BMI = Weight in Kilograms / Height in metres X Height in metres Burden of Obesity in Australia Obesity is a...

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FACT SEET: SKIN CANCER

Skin Cancer can affect anyone Did you know each year in Australia: Skin cancers account for around 80% of all newly diagnosed cancers. More than 750,000 people are treated for one or more non-melanoma skin cancer. We have the highest incident of skin...

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FACT SHEET: OSTEOPOROSIS

What is Osteoporosis? A disease that makes bones become brittle leading to a higher risk of breaks than in normal bone. It occurs when bones lose minerals, such as calcium, more quickly than the body can replace them, causing a loss of bone thickness (bone density or...

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FACT SHEET: ASTHMA

Is your asthma under control? What is Asthma? Asthma is a long-term lung condition. People with asthma have sensitive airways in their lungs which react to triggers. The muscles around the airway squeeze tight, the airways swell, become narrow and there is...

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FACT SHEET: CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH

What you might not know about Heart Attacks Around 55,000 Australians suffer a heart attack each year, that’s one in every 10 mins. Almost 9,000 Australians die of heart attack in a year, that’s one life per hour. A heart attack claims one woman’s life...

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FACT SHEET: DEPRESSION

You need to know the signs of depression – not only for you, but also for your friends and family. What are the signs of Depression? Have you experienced any of below symptoms for more than two weeks? Behaviour not going out anymore not getting things done...

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FACT SHEET: INCONTINENCE

Don’t put on a leaky face, we can help. What’s urinary incontinence? Incontinence describes any accidental or involuntary loss of urine from bladder. It’s a common problem! Over 4.8 million Australians have bladder or bowel control problems for a variety...

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FACT SHEET: FLU VACCINATIONS

he Flu Season is coming – are you ready? What is Influenza? Commonly known as Flu. Highly contagious respiratory illness that spreads easily, mainly through sneezing, coughing, and touching contaminated surfaces. Influenza virus changes frequently, where...

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FACT SHEET: CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE LUNG DISEASE

In the last 3 months, have you suffered from: Shortness of breath or chest tightness? Coughing? Wheezing? Phlegm? You may have Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (COPD). There are two main forms of COPD: Chronic bronchitis, which involves a long-term cough...

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FACT SHEET: DIABETES

Did You Know That: Around 1.7 million Australians have diabetes 280 Australians develop diabetes every day. That’s one person every five minutes Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in working age adult, leading cause of kidney failure and dialysis...

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