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INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITY (IDPD)

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITY (IDPD)


 

To acknowledge IDPD, here are some eye-opening  facts about disability in Australia:

1.  1 in 5 Australians (over 4.4 million people) have some form of disability.

2.  35% of Australian households (8.9 million households) include a person with a disability.

3.  Only 4.4% of Australians with a disability use a wheelchair.

4.  Just under half (47.8%) of working aged disabled Australians are employed, however 80.3% of non-disabled working aged Australians are employed.

5.  1 in 4 Australians who report sexual assault are disabled.

Pic by: ABC Life: Stacy Gougoulis

 

 

WORLD AIDS DAY

WORLD AIDS DAY


To commemorate World Aids Day, here is some information on AIDS in Australia. 🩸
 
 
 

IRON DEFICIENCY

IRON DEFICIENCY


Iron has many benefits!

A simple blood test can confirm if your iron levels are low.

If they are low, you can increase your iron by:

1.  Eating iron rich foods such as red meat, tofu, tuna, chickpeas, eggs or spinach. A dietitian can help plan your diet. 🥬🥩

2.  Talking to your doctor about whether iron supplements or an iron infusion is right for you. 🩸

NATIONAL SKIN CANCER

ACTION WEEK

NATIONAL SKIN CANCER ACTION WEEK


This infographic has some eye-opening 👀 facts showing why it is incredibly important to take action against skin cancer EVERY WEEK!

SEVEN SIMPLE ACTIONS YOU CAN TAKE ARE:

1. SLIPPING on sun-protective clothing! 👚

2. SLOPPING on (and reapplying) SPF30+ water-resistant sunscreen! ☀️

3. SLAPPING on a large hat which covers your face, head, neck and ears! 👒

4. SEEKING shade! ⛅️

5. SLIDING on good quality sunglasses! 😎

6. STAYING on top of any changes in your skin and moles! 🕵

7. SCHEDULING skin checks regularly!🧑‍⚕

HAND WASHING HYGIENE   

HAND WASHING HYGIENE


As you go about your everyday life, germs accumulate on your hands. After you touch your eyes, nose or mouth, germs carried there can cause infections. Frequent hand washing is one of the best ways to avoid getting sick and spreading illness.

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS


Supporting the fighters, admiring the survivors, honoring the taken and never giving up hope.

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