FACT SHEET: OBESITY

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 major...
FACT SHEET: SKIN CANCER

FACT SHEET: 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 cancer in the...
FACT SHEET: OSTEOPOROSIS

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...
FACT SHEET: ASTHMA

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 more mucus....