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May 2018

Lung Health Awareness Month

May 1 - May 31

May marks Lung Health Awareness Month. The Lung Foundation is raising awareness about the importance of lung health and the signs and symptoms of lung disease. Anyone can get lung disease – it affects approximately 1 in 4 Australians and is the second leading cause of death in this country. Despite this, many people ignore the signs and symptoms of lung disease for far too long. The Lung Foundation is reminding people of the steps they can take to check…

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World MS Day

May 30
Bringing everyone affected by MS closer to people involved in MS research.

The theme for World MS Day each year is chosen by MSIF (Multiple Sclerosis International Federation) in collaboration with its member organisations including MS Australia.  The theme for 2018 is Research - #BringingUsCloser

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World No Tobacco Day

May 31
Tobacco breaks hearts

World No Tobacco Day 2018 will focus on the impact tobacco has on the cardiovascular health of people worldwide. Tobacco use is an important risk factor for the development of coronary heart disease, stroke, peripheral vascular disease.

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June 2018

Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

June 1 - June 30
I love Red Apple Day [photo of a red apple with a heart-shaped bite] redappleday.org

Bowel Cancer Awareness Month is an annual initiative of Bowel Cancer Australia running throughout the month of June (1-30 June), to raise public awareness of a disease that claims the lives of 80 Australians every week.

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World Continence Week

June 18 - June 24
"I laughed so hard I wet myself" Incontinence is not laughing matter.

Urinary incontinence affects up to 13% of Australian men and up to 37% of Australian women (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report, 2006). This year, World Continence Week is 18 to 24 June.

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