• The ages and stages of diabetes

    Lamees Kaoutarani     |      July 15, 2013

    It is Diabetes Awareness Week, a national event to increase knowledge of this very common condition. Dietitian Lamees Kaoutarani provides facts about risk factors and managing diabetes.

  • Clear your head, make a difference

    Open Forum     |      July 12, 2013

    Give up alcohol as part of a team or as an individual for the month of July and raise funds for adults living with cancer and their families to improve their quality of life. Dry July is also a chance to raise awareness of drinking habits, the value of a balanced healthy lifestyle, a personal challenge, encourage positive change and an awareness of a healthy attitude to alcohol consumption.

  • Learn more about diabetes this week

    Open Forum     |      July 12, 2013

    Diabetes Awareness Week is 14 – 20 July. Each year the focus is on the prevention of diabetes and its complications with a specific spotlight. This year’s it is ‘Diabetes by Ages and Stages’. As diabetes spans a lifetime, this theme concentrates on the diabetes lifecycle and on fitting diabetes around the life of the person suffering from diabetes, not the other way around.

  • Dry July – clear your head and make a difference

    Brett Macdonald     |      July 10, 2013

    The Dry July initiative raises funds for adults living with cancer and their families. Brett Macdonald, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Dry July, explains how an idea on the back of a coaster became a national charity.

  • Fertility – what you should know and when to seek help

    Professor Michael Chapman     |      July 4, 2013

    An increasing number of couples chooses to delay the decision to have children. Professor Michael Chapman from IVFAustralia delivers the facts about fertility.

  • Wear jeans and fight childhood disease

    Open Forum     |      June 30, 2013

    Jeans for Genes Day is a national day when people are invited to wear their jeans to raise funds for research into birth defects and diseases such as cancer, epilepsy and a range of genetic disorders. On Friday 2nd August workplaces, schools and streets will become a sea of denim in a united stance against childhood disease. The money raised goes to the Children’s Medical Research Institute (CMRI).

  • Go wild and silly for a serious cause

    Leanne Raven     |      June 27, 2013

    Today SIDS and Kids celebrates the 26th Red Nose Day, their not-for-profit’s major fundraiser. Leanne Raven, CEO of SIDS and Kids, explains why support for this event is so important.

  • Red Nose Day

    Open Forum     |      June 18, 2013

    The last Friday in June is Red Nose Day. The initiative raises funds for SIDS and Kids that go towards services and programs in bereavement support, education, research, national awareness campaigning and advocacy. SIDS and Kids is dedicated to saving the lives of babies and children during pregnancy, birth, infancy and childhood and to supporting bereaved families.

  • Men’s health – It takes more than telling blokes they are doing it wrong

    David Thompson     |      June 11, 2013

    The health and wellbeing of the male population is not something that is widely discussed in our society. David Thompson from the Men’s Health Information and Research Centre outlines factors to create health-promoting settings for men and boys in Australia.

  • Men’s Health Week

    Open Forum     |      June 11, 2013

    It is Men’s Health Week from 10 to 16 June 2013. The aim is to heighten awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. This is an initiative by the Men’s Health Information and Resource Centre at the University of Western Sydney.

  • Racing toward a cure

    Dominique Chaleyer     |      May 22, 2013

    There doesn’t seem to be an obvious link between the desire to help sufferers from multiple sclerosis and a passion for racing cars. Dominique Chaleyer manages to combine the two as an ambassador for MS Research Australia, raising funds by racing a red vintage Alfa Romeo.

  • Immunisation saves lives

    Steve Hambleton     |      May 14, 2013

    New figures for national immunisation rates have raised concerns about Australian parents failing to immunise their children. Dr Steve Hambleton, federal president of the Australian Medical Association, urges all families to follow vaccination guidelines.