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Preventive primary dental care

Oral disease contributes to both poor dental health, and negative healthcare outcomes.  Oral disease is one of twelve chronic diseases identified as National Health Priority Areas (NHPA) by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). In 2006, AIHW estimated ...

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Health groups alarmed by rising obesity

Queensland health groups have initiated a joint health campaign to emphasise the link between obesity and chronic disease. A network of Queensland’s leading non-government health organisations has joined forces to help combat the state’s obesity epidemic. Diabetes Queensland, the Heart ...

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Lightening the load with team work

Collaborative care for the management of depression, heart disease and diabetes brings positive results. By Annie May. Practice nurses can improve depression in patients with diabetes and heart disease, a recent study has found. Researchers from the Greater Green Triangle ...

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