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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 Lupus Day

May 10
World Lupus Day May 10

The World Lupus Federation invites everyone around the world to participate in the 15th annual observance of World Lupus Day. A global health problem, lupus affects people of all nationalities, races, ethnicities, genders and ages. Lupus can affect any part of the body in any way at any time, often with unpredictable and life-changing results. While lupus knows no boundaries, knowing all you can about lupus can help control its impact.

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National Prevention of Prescription Medication Dependence Week

May 14 - May 18
Prevention is better than a cure. #PreventionWeek

ScriptWise is pleased to introduce the inaugural National Prevention of Prescription Medication Dependence Week May 14-18. The week aims to:  raise awareness in local communities about potential harms associated with prescription medications such as opioids and benzodiazepines promote existing prevention efforts across Australia advocate for a government-funded national public awareness campaign.  

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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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