Tuesday, May 17, 2022

HEALTH

HEALTH

‘Snap sights’ to shift glaucoma out of the picture

Redfern local, Beryl Ford, was diagnosed with glaucoma at 53 years old ... and she was shocked. She is sharing her story in support of Glaucoma Australia’s new fundraising initiative 7 Sights in 7 Days Challenge.

Haymarket Foundation’s healthcare for homeless wins HESTA

The Haymarket Foundation Medical Practice team has won a 2022 HESTA Impact Award for its dedication to providing accessible, specialist healthcare and housing support services for people experiencing, or who are at risk of, homelessness.

One&All is here to help and heal

Sydney’s first all-inclusive community hub for disabled and abled individuals aims to “elevate all” says its founder/director Romy Wolman in this Q&A.

New program supports life beyond a dementia diagnosis

Heart disease kills more than two times as many Australian women than breast cancer. But did you know there is a difference for women in heart disease symptoms, prevention and management? And that these symptoms are easily missed or misdiagnosed?

South Sydney’s generosity restores sight to two-year-old boy

Over the past 12 months, the South Sydney region...

Change is needed: A warning from Covid’s ground zero in aged care

New battle lines must be drawn, or Australian aged care risks defeat in the battle against Covid says CEO of Baptist Care in this open letter to the Prime Minister calling for change.

REDFEB – getting to the heart of women and heart disease

Heart disease kills more than two times as many Australian women than breast cancer. But did you know there is a difference for women in heart disease symptoms, prevention and management? And that these symptoms are easily missed or misdiagnosed?

Help fight Australia’s biggest killer this February

Every 10 minutes an Australian suffers a heart attack....

Snake and spider surge warning prompts reminder to brush up on first aid

With warmer weather creating a potential surge in venomous...

Host a three-course feast to aid breast cancer research

If you’re looking for a way to shake off...

‘Keep Clear and Carry On’ campaign to keep white cane users safe

It has been revealed that over 70 per cent...

Sydney’s broad highway out of lockdown must carry us all

As Sydney’s lockdown restrictions lift, Randa Kattan, CEO of the Arab Council of Australia says “the road out must be a broad highway that can carry all of us, not just the lucky few”. Others say to “build back better” we must seek diverse perspectives from those communities disproportionately affected by the pandemic.

Mental health modelling recognised globally

The University of Sydney’s Brain and Mind Centre (BMC) is warning that without concerted and effective action, the disruption caused by Covid-19 will cast a “long shadow” on mental health.

Covid-19 is a hard slog – but hang in there

This is a frustrating time – we are all...

Lives or livelihoods? What’s the social cost of Covid-19?

We face an awful choice in light of the Covid-19 pandemic: Should we risk the lives of millions of people by reopening economies too soon or risk the livelihood of millions by opening the economy too late?

Regain control with the Red Cross Get Prepared App

As people continue to suffer the mental health effects...

Local Covid-19 testing and vaccination clinics for First Nations people

Walk-in Covid-19 vaccination and testing clinics are open in...

Counterpoint launches Covid Vax Assist to encourage locals have their shot

Help is at hand for people struggling to book their Covid vaccination as Counterpoint Community Services launches Covid Vax Assist. A dedicated helpline and email address have been set up to assist with questions.

Glebe, Waterloo, Redfern and Marrickville residents urged to get vaccinated

Glebe, Waterloo, Redfern and Marrickville are at the centre of a Covid vaccine push – with health officials concerned over low vaccination rates and rising case numbers. Pop-up Covid-19 vaccine clinics are open at Glebe and Green Square / Zetland this week run by Sydney Local Health District.

Start-up raises $784,000 for baby resuscitation system

A University of Sydney and Westmead Hospital start-up has raised almost $800,000 in a recent investment round for a paediatric medical device designed to safely resuscitate babies who struggle to begin breathing after birth. 

Grant gets Rainbow Families sports days up and running

Alexandria-based LGBTQ+ support group Rainbow Families has been chosen...

Free online first aid training for World First Aid Day

Australian Red Cross is offering free online first aid...

#ChatStarter helps families build positive mental health in hard times

Worried about your child’s mental health during Sydney’s lockdown?...

Waterloo and Redfern Covid-19 vaccination clinics in – walk-ins welcome

From tomorrow (Wednesday August 11, 2021) until Saturday August...

Covid-19 vaccination clinic in Glebe – walk-ins welcome

So far, Sydney Local Health District (SLHD) has vaccinated...

Are we ‘third world’ in flattening the Covid curve?

Since March 2020, I have experienced six Covid-19 lockdowns...

FAST action can aid stroke sufferers

With one stroke every nine minutes, strokes are the...

Help Sydney Food Share assist people doing it tough during lockdown

The extension of this latest Covid-related lockdown has meant...

Get reading for a good cause, kids!

More than 40,000 Aussie kids are expected to read...

New mental health support group comes to South Sydney

Mental health organisation Grow has opened a Tuesday morning...

Covid-19 is not a western Sydney problem

An emerging narrative typifying Covid-19 as a “western Sydney problem” is undermining the pressing need for collaborative action.

Navigating consent? Grab this new guide

Welcome to Consent is a new book by adolescent health experts Yumi Stynes and Dr Melissa Kang, and it is timely, given disclosures by Brittany Higgins and Grace Tame, the removal of the federal government’s “milkshake” ad, and the Women’s March 4 Justice on March 15.

Surfing provides good vibes for Waterloo kids

Children associated with Weave in Waterloo recently got tips from Let’s Go Surfing about riding the white water at Bondi Beach.

More than just a driver… in the end

Since retiring from her career as a suburban solicitor,...

Mental illness – what to say, and what not to say

Have you ever had a friend react badly when...

Uniting urges ‘bold’ reform of drug laws

Emma Maiden of Uniting contends that “our current drug...

Is your heart safe at work?

This World Day for Safety and Health at Work,...

Survey shows female heart attack survivors worse off than men

A woman in Australia who has a heart attack...

Health tips that go a long way

In 2020 many of us started paying a lot...

Heart smart head start in REDFEB

This February, Heart Research Australia invites all Australians to...

‘Buy One, Give One’ masks for people in need

Purchase a box of face masks from St John...

Boxing to beat Parkinson’s

ALEXANDRIA: A fitness class is proving beneficial for people...

‘Online restorative yoga has reduced my pandemic fatigue’

Spent too many hours hunched over your computer during Covid-19? Head pounding from worry and interrupted sleep? Online restorative yoga might help.

Covid comes home

“There’s a Covid ‘cluster’ at my gym.” Did I...

Long fight to live pain free

Grace Corcoran, 24, lived with chronic pain from endometriosis...

Compulsive internet use by teens linked to emotional issues

This article is sponsored by the University of Sydney....

Quarantine routine – Adam, Virginia and August

We are united but isolated. I am safe in...

When the city turns silent

All around the world, countries are trying to contain...

Quarantine routine – Emma

I realised Covid-19 had entered my consciousness on a...

Isolation enlightenment

As the world juddered to a halt due to...

Loneliness during Covid-19 and where to find help

The Covid-19 pandemic has produced and exacerbated feelings of loneliness but people are finding creative ways to cope.

Coronavirus spurs clever Finnish campaign to combat loneliness

HelsinkiMissio’s campaign slogan is “For some this is how the world has always felt. Show the lonely they are not alone.”