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Diabetes rates climb

The prevalence of diabetes has more than doubled since 1990, according to the AIHW. Australian men are becoming obese faster than women even though they generally do more exercise, according to a new report which shows the incidence of diabetes ...

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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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Study links obesity to brain disorder

NSW researchers have confirmed that obesity is in part a brain disorder and psychological counselling may also be needed to tackle the disease. Australian Scientists believe giving obese people the same psychological counselling as those with anorexia nervosa could help ...

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Bowel cancer incidence to rise

New research from the Cancer Council shows one in five cases of bowel cancer are diagnosed at an advanced stage, due to a lack of screening. Australia's incidence of bowel cancer is predicted to surge by 50 per cent over ...

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Weight gain linked to dementia: study

A higher body-mass-index is associated with chronic diseases that increase the risk of dementia, new research has found. Dementia and obesity are two of Australia’s biggest public health problems and the relationship between them is now one step closer to ...

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NSW cancer, heart death rates fall

Report finds NSW is winning the battle against cancer and heart disease. A new report which compares the NSW health system with those in 10 other countries says the state is winning the battle against cancer and heart disease. But ...

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Expanding waistlines, hospitals pinched

Rising levels of obesity in Australia is putting extra pressure on emergency doctors and other hospital staff. A review of patients arriving at a Melbourne hospital's emergency ward has found almost 60 per cent were overweight or obese, posing an ...

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