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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.

A new way of thinking about work injuries

Recovery at Work Strategic RoundtableGAP will be hosting a strategic roundtable on 5 May at NSW Parliament House in Sydney to discuss the health benefits of work, early intervention and how to improve the recovery rates for injured employees.

 

Time for NDIS critics to show their cards

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There have been comments from the business sector that the rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) should be slowed down. President of People with Disability Australia, Craig Wallace, says if the Business Council of Australia really thinks that Australians with disability and families shouldn't get reasonable and necessary support, it should have the courage and integrity to say so.

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.

We need a disability abuse Royal Commission

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A Senate report has recommended a Royal Commission into Violence against People with Disability. Craig Wallace says the abuse being perpetrated on some of the most vulnerable people imaginable, often by those institutions meant to care for them, needs to stop.

Inclusion matters

International Day of People with Disability logoThe 3rd of December is International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD). It aims to promote an understanding of people with disability and encourage support for their dignity, rights and well-being.

Why patient centricity is a myth

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Most health care for people with chronic conditions happens in the community, not with any clinician. Michael Gill, founder of Dragon Claw, says we need to encourage care-coordination and self-care.

NDIS delayed is NDIS denied

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Some suggest to stop or slow down the roll-out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Craig Wallace says this would spark an unprecedented outrage as people with disability, families and carers have already waited 40 years for help.

Make every step count

Steptember logoTake 10,000 steps a day for Steptember. Ask your friends and family to sponsor you along the way to help people with cerebral palsy. You can join teams from around the world and get fit for a great cause.