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Health Briefs: Diabetes, high cholesterol going undetected

Around one in five adults with diabetes do not know they have the condition, according to a report from the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Findings from the Australian Health Survey: Biomedial Results for Chronic Diseases also showed that a further three per cent of adults were at high risk of diabetes. Dr Paul Jelfs, head […]

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Caution When Using Wheat Bags

Caution is the word when it comes to using a wheat bag with a risk of fire associated with wheat bag use in bed and when heating in a microwave.  There have been a number of fires and injuries reported recently, mainly in the elderly, with the misuse of wheat bags which are recommended for […]

Telephone assisted voting for blind, vision impaired

Blind and low vision voters will be able to cast their vote by telephone in the Federal Election on September 7.  Voters need to call 1800 913 993 to register and cast their votes. This number is also accessible from overseas (+61 1800 913 993).  Voters will need to select a 6-digit PIN when they […]