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Chronic disease management

Help replace pain and fear with joy and laughter on Starlight Day

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Friday 6 May is Starlight Day. Karen Kennedy from the Starlight Children’s Foundation urges all Australians to help keep Captain Starlight and Starlight Express Room programs in every children’s hospital in the country open seven days a week to support more sick children.

Prader-Willi Syndrome: gateway to understanding obesity and mental illness

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The Prader-Willi Syndrome is a rare genetic condition affecting the whole of a person physically, intellectually and emotionally. Kathlene Jones, whose daughter was born with the syndrome, explains why research into Prader-Willi could potentially change lives of all individuals struggling with obesity, anxiety and other mental illnesses.

10 years, 100 friends, $10,000 for research to honour a lost loved one at Mother’s Day Classic

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The Mother's Day Classic walk or run for breast cancer research started from modest beginnings as a walk in the park and has grown into a major national community event. Belinda Hendriksen is a Victorian mother and team captain for more than 100 walkers who will represent Kerry Team 10/100 in this year's Mother’s Day Classic.

This year is ten years since I lost my dear friend Kerry Lynch to breast cancer.

In 2006, raw from the loss, as it was just weeks after her death, Kerry’s family and friends participated in our first Mother’s Day Classic. Every year since, it has become an important event for me and others to acknowledge and remember Kerry.

Help sick kids on Starlight Day

Starlight Foundation logoStarlight Day on 6 May 2016 is a national fundraising event run by the Starlight Foundation to support seriously ill children and their families.

One BarbeCURE at a time

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Philanthropy is already a way of life for many individuals and businesses in Australia. Victoria Kvisle, whose family has been involved with Cure Cancer for almost fifty years, encourages us all to find a way to serve and care for those around us.

Implications of the Internet of Things for the health sector

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It’s predicted that by 2020, 50 billion devices will be connected to the Internet. Michael Gill explains what this means for our health system and health care delivery.

Grubs, tattoos and slay the dragon

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How can we change public perception of non-visible disabilities and empower sufferers to self-care? Susan Hughes is Director of not-for-profit organisation Dragon Claw, which provides information, support and self-care navigation for over 450,000 Australians.

Australia about to make medical cannabis legal

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The federal government has just introduced legislation to parliament to allow the cultivation and use of medicinal cannabis. Sean Hall, CEO of Medlab, which conducts therapeutic cannabis research, says this is a huge step forward for Australia.

Will gaming unlock our brains?

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Videogames are much more than just mindless entertainment. Dr. Jenny Brockis explains how they can help boost cognitive function and even assist in the management of medical conditions.

Empowering people of all abilities

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The 3rd of December is the International Day of People with Disability. This year's Patron of the day, John Walsh AM, says the NDIS can support greater independence for people of all abilities while returning an economic benefit to Australia.