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Patient education for helping low back pain remains backed by guidelines

Press release December 12, 2018
NPS MedicineWise A new NPS MedicineWise article explains that although a recent study found ‘intensive’ education on low back pain does not improve outcomes, basic education remains a cornerstone for management of low back pain and is recommended in Australian and international guidelines.

1 in 4 breast cancers potentially preventable

Press release December 10, 2018
Cancer Australia has today launched an extensive new website that provides up-to-date evidence-based information on 68 risk factors for breast cancer.

Professor Lynne Bilston elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences

Press release October 30, 2018
Professor Lynne Bilston of Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) Professor Lynne Bilston of Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) has been elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (AAHMS) at its recent annual meeting.

Latest Research Shows a Healthy Diet has Mental Health and Memory Function Benefits

Press release October 8, 2018
Current research reveals that diet and mental health are related. Poor diet is now believed to be linked to negative mental health and a greater risk of depression and anxiety, and also impacts memory and learning[1].

Egg consumption booming

Press release September 27, 2018
MT25781 Australian egg farmers responded to fast growing domestic demand with the record breaking production of 6.2 billion eggs in the 2017-18 financial year. New statistics released by Australian Eggs today also show average consumption in Australia has risen to 245 eggs per person per year.

Multimedia News Release: All women are different, but breast awareness is the same for all

Press release September 27, 2018
MD3121619 A national survey suggesting that only three in 10 women can accurately name three or more breast cancer symptoms has led to a call from Cancer Australia for women of all ages to be breast aware.

Free trade agreements with Asia have significant implications for Australia

Press release September 25, 2018
A free trade agreement with countries across Northeast Asia will give the Australian finance, science and engineering sectors a central role in regional infrastructure projects and a massive boost economically, according to Monash University's Dr Remy Davison.

Dementia Awareness Month Small Actions Big Difference Roadshow comes to Canberra

Press release September 20, 2018
Dementia Awareness Month is Dementia Australia’s national awareness-raising campaign held every year.

Australians don't know how to talk to people with dementia, survey finds, as figures reveal its increasing impact

Press release September 20, 2018
Knowledge of dementia – which is the second leading cause of death in Australia – is on the rise, however people report they are challenged as to how to support or communicate with someone living with the disease, a new survey has found.

Support Dementia Australia's National Collection Day

Press release September 19, 2018
Dementia Australia is calling for Australians across the country to show their support to people living with dementia their families and carers, by giving generously to National Collection Day, a flagship fundraising event for Dementia Awareness Month this September.

Solutions need to be a priority for outcome of aged care Royal Commission

Press release September 16, 2018
Dementia Australia calls for a solutions-based approach to the Royal Commission into aged care to identify a clear path forward to improving the health and care outcomes for the more than 425,000 people living with dementia in Australia.

Launceston Support Centre Open Day for Dementia Awareness Month 2018

Press release September 14, 2018
The Open Day will be held in Launceston as part of Dementia Awareness Month this September.