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Burns Awareness

National Burns Awareness Month this year is raising awareness of the correct first aid for minor burns as only a third of Australians understand how to treat these burns at home. Burns can be caused by a number of things- flames, ultraviolet (UV) radiation, hot liquids, electricity, lightning and certain…

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Under pressure

Between 2011 and 2012, there were 4.6 million Australians (32%) aged 18 years and over with high blood pressure (greater or equal to 140/90mmHg) or taking medication for high blood pressure. It is estimated that of these 68 per cent or 3.1 million had uncontrolled or under-managed high blood pressure.…

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