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Therapy Works Offers Oncology Acupuncture Services in New South Wales 2020-10-15T22:32:49Z therapy-works-offers-oncology-acupuncture-services-in-new-south-wales-2 New South Wales, AU, 16 October 2020 – Therapy Works is proud to offer oncology acupuncture services to cancer patients throughout Sydney’s Northern Beaches. Therapy Works, an Australian functional medicine clinic, is providing a valuable alternative health service to oncology patients throughout the Newport area. They are dedicated to providing this service at a subsidised cost to their patients, in addition to accepting health fund rebates. When the cost is subsidised, it makes oncology acupuncture services available and accessible to more people. According to Dr. Natalie Dalton, “we’re not treating cancer, we’re treating patients going through chemotherapy as acupuncture does offset the side effects of chemotherapy. Cancer is expensive and best quality care shouldn’t be based on whether you can afford it. What we’d like to do is support patients through their chemotherapy regime to help them track from one chemo treatment to the next without having to either drop out of their prescribed chemo treatment plan or to reduce the dosage of the medication prescribed by the oncologist.” Therapy Works provides a wide variety of therapies and healthcare services, including oncology acupuncture, to help patients to better manage their symptoms and conditions. These services are all offered on its website at Dr. Natalie Dalton continues to state that, “my integrated approach to treatment has a solid foundation in Western Medical Sciences. I use clinical nutrition and western herbal medicine to supplement my primary therapeutic modalities of Chinese herbal medicine, acupuncture, and remedial massage. I’ll recommend a treatment plan for you, which may include several modalities, bundled together, such as acupuncture with remedial massage, or clinical nutrition with Chinese herbal medicine.” With more and more people seeking alternative therapies today, it can be difficult to know where to turn. That’s where Therapy Works comes in. With a focus on functional medicine, Therapy Works’ services aim to help the community in a variety of ways, naturally. As Dr. Natalie Dalton explains, “you can benefit from my diverse education, the breadth of my experience, my capacity for passionate interest and my delivery of skills and services that offer you a tangibly authentic point of difference in care. I have immense respect for the energetic systems operating within our bodies. My understanding is continually evolving through my practice, on-going training, and with a network of peers who are committed to working with the whole person – physically, psychologically, and spiritually.” Want to find out more? Dr. Natalie is available for media requests and happy to discuss this service in greater detail to journalists wanting to cover this area. About Therapy Works: Therapy Works offers personalised functional medicine to residents in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. This also includes the oncology acupuncture service. Official Disclaimer: “Dr. Natalie Dalton (TCM) from TherapyWorks is an Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency (AHPRA) registered Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncturist, Clinical Nutritionist and Naturopath.” Contact Info: Name: Dr. Natalie DaltonOrganization: Therapy WorksAddress: Therapy Works, Suite 3B/367 Barrenjoey Rd Newport NSW 2106Website: Say goodbye to warts and skin tags naturally 2020-10-15T00:45:33Z say-goodbye-to-warts-and-skin-tags-naturally You can rest assured that what you are putting on your skin, and often most sensitive areas, is 100% natural and safely removes both warts and skin tags, in adults, and children from 6+ years of age.   Best of all Neat Feat Natural Willow Wart Wart & Skin Tag Remover Gel achieves extraordinary results, and is one of Neat Feat’s most popular natural products as customers become increasingly aware of choosing natural alternatives.  What is a wart?  Warts generally appear on your hands, knees, or the bottom of your feet and are hard bumps that lie deep in the skin. 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Neat Feat Natural Willow Wart Wart & Skin Tag Remover Gel is a quick, easy and effective at-home treatment, that doesn't burn, unlike other brands that can cause an uncomfortable burning sensation, so is the perfect solution for wart and skin tag woes.    Neat Feat Natural Willow Wart Wart & Skin Tag Remover Gel: RRP: $17.95 TGA approved to help decrease, reduce, relieve and remove warts (including plantar warts) and skin tags naturally without the use of harsh toxic synthetic chemicals that can damage skin tissue, causing irritation and inflammation.  It is 100% natural, comprised of plant extracts, and based on a formula traditionally used for centuries in Homeopathic & Herbal Medicine. 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Salix Alba extract contains natural salicylic acid, which when used topically gently removes warts and skin tags.    (2) The Homeopathic Thuja Occidentalis (White Cedar Oil Extract) works on a variety of skin conditions and ailments but is best known to treat skin conditions which include Warts, Skin Tags, oily skin, dry skin and other related skin conditions.     (3) Filinpendula Ulmaria (Meadowsweet Extract) also contains natural salicylic acid, which is a natural exfoliator and acts as an anti-inflammatory, it also contains other natural ingredients that assists with other skin conditions such as skin redness, itchiness and rashes, including wart and skin tag removal.  (4) Natural Apple Cider Vinegar: the properties held by apple cider vinegar include antibacterial, antifungal, antimicrobial, antioxidant and astringent, all beneficial to the skin. It adjusts the pH of the skin so it becomes an inhospitable environment that warts & skin tags cannot exist in and assists with their removal.    The Neat Feat Natural range is available Australia-wide from: Chemist Warehouse Blooms the Chemist, Discount Drug Stores, Chemist King, Cincotta Discount Chemist, Good Price Pharmacy, Wizard Pharmacy, Pharmacy 777, Jadin Chemist, Your Discount Chemist, Direct Chemist Outlet and other Leading Pharmacies, or online at Please phone 1800 632 833 for stockist information or see   More information or images: Jane Keighley | Director - Jake Public Relations M: 0403 504 624 E: W: Sydney Chiropractor Celebrates World Spine Day 2020-10-14T23:06:56Z sydney-chiropractor-celebrates-world-spine-day Ryde, NSW, Australia - 15 October 2020 - Sydney chiropractic clinic Ryde Chiropractic will be celebrating its first World Spine Day with free pre-consultations to raise awareness for spinal health care. Taking place on October 16 each year, World Spine Day highlights the burden of spinal pain and disability around the world. Ryde Chiropractic’s free pre-consultations will be available to all visiting patients with no obligations.  In alignment with the purpose of World Spine Day and as part of his consultations, Dr. Anthony Leong (Chiropractor) will be answering questions on spinal problems, potential treatment plans and other back care complications. “At Ryde Chiropractic, everyday is World Spine Day,” said Dr. Leong. “Your spine is your lifeline. Problems that stem from poor habits, poor posture or injury can have far reaching effects in someone’s life and may decrease quality of life.” Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, Dr. Leong has noticed the increased influx of spinal pain patients into his clinic as a direct result of working from home initiatives and a lack of physical exercise. Working as part of World Spine Day’s ‘Back on Track’ theme, Dr. Leong hopes his free pre-consultations will encourage patients to seek any necessary spinal treatment and chiropractic care. “Those who visit Ryde Chiropractic will have a head start on others who are not seeking professional advice about their posture, habits and spinal health. This is what we're good at and this is what we love to focus on everyday,” said Dr. Leong. World Spine Day will fall on the 16th of October and will be organised by the World Federation of Chiropractic. The day aims to highlight the burdens of spinal pain and promote treatment strategies for spinal disabilities. In Australia, World Spine Day is hosted by the Australian Chiropractic Association. Find out more about World Spine Day here. -ENDS- About Ryde Chiropractic: Ryde Chiropractic, founded Dr. Anthony Leong (Chiropractor), has over 18+ years of ‘hands-on’ chiropractic experience, having helped thousands of patients reduce their pain and improve their health. Official Disclaimer: “Dr. Anthony Leong (Chiropractor) from Ryde Chiropractic is an Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency (AHPRA) registered Doctor of Chiropractic (provider number: CHI0001655060.” Contact Info: Name: Dr. Anthony Leong (Chiropractor)Organisation: Ryde ChiropracticAddress: 3/455 Blaxland Rd, Denistone East, NSW 2112Website: THE QUEENSLAND INVENTION CHANGING THE LIVES OF PARENTS IN WHEELCHAIRS 2020-10-14T00:33:05Z the-queensland-invention-changing-the-lives-of-parents-in-wheelchairs 1 in 6 children in Australia lives with a parent with a disability and, until now, many people in wheelchairs have had no easy way to feed, change or even interact face-to-face with their babies.   PWA Mobility has changed that, releasing the first prototype of a device called The Care Station.   PWA Mobility spokesperson Adrian Burke said after working closely with leading disability support agency Spinal Life Australia on the development of The Care Station capsule, the organisation is keen to become a longer-term partner of PWA Mobility.   “The baby can be placed in The Care Station so the parents can more easily change nappies, interact and connect with their babies, which all help to strengthen the bond between parent and child,” Mr Burke said.   Katie Hammond became a paraplegic after an injury almost 20 years ago and during this time has raised three children. She said she personally experienced the need for a product which facilitated spending quality time with her daughters.   “When I started feeding with a bottle, I’d hold a bottle in one hand and baby in the other which meant I didn’t have a free hand to push around my wheelchair or reach out and grab other items to assist me,” Ms Hammond said.   “The capsule means that you’re still able to be an active part of your child’s life while maintaining safety for the child and independence for the parent.”   PWA Mobility conducted extensive consultation with parents with a disability throughout The Care Station’s development and testing. Spinal Life Australia Executive Manager Ross Duncan said the approach taken by PWA showed the organisation cared about creating a product that makes a difference.   “We have not seen another product on the market that supports the connection between parent and young children like this. The Care Station will be wonderful for families from mums and dads and their infants, to grandparents and their grandchildren,” Mr Duncan said.   “The capsule aligns itself very closely with our pursuit of helping people with disability live independent, empowered and accessible lives. The wider market for the product also includes aged care facilities, hospitals and nursing homes.”   A Kickstarter campaign is currently underway to raise funds for the manufacture of The Care Station. A media kit, including fact sheet, images and video available here. All media enquiries to Adoni Media. The annual cost of medication-related problems in Australia is nearly $1.4 billion – equivalent to 15 percent of total PBS expenditure1. 2020-10-13T05:47:16Z the-annual-cost-of-medication-related-problems-in-australia-is-nearly-1-4-billion-equivalent-to-15-percent-of-total-pbs-expenditure1 MEDIA RELEASE  Date: 8th October 2020 The annual cost of medication-related problems in Australia is nearly $1.4 billion – equivalent to 15 percent of total PBS expenditure1. Melbourne, Australia (October 5, 2020). MED-ID today announced a partnership with Synergy Medical.  MED-ID Australia / New Zealand responds to pharmacists' needs to improve medication safety and convenience in the home by signing partnership with Canadian company, Synergy Medical.  The SynMed® next generation automated blister-card system will enable local pharmacies to greatly increase safety, speed of packing, convenience and efficiency for their patients.  MED-ID is based in Melbourne, Australia and has been working with hospitals and aged care facilities to stop medication errors at the bedside with Artificial Intelligence and Computer Vision using the MedEye system.  Jean Boutin, President and Founder explained that “Synergy Medical has developed proven technology to ensure accurate and efficient filling of blister packs. Multi-dose blister packs are noted to save time and reduce errors during medication administration.” Dr. Paul Gooden, Co Founder and Director of MED-ID commented “our goal at MED-ID is to give patients and healthcare professionals the right tools to ensure safety, convenience and efficiency. The addition of Synergy Medical gives our customers the opportunity to expand with leading technologies, including Computer VIsion, into the pharmacy to further increase safety and efficiency.” Synergy Medical is based in Longueuil, Quebec, and from 2008 has been designing, manufacturing and installing automated systems which allow pharmacies to efficiently and accurately prepare compliance packs: specialized pill boxes that enable patients to adhere to their medication regimens. Synergy Medical has installed over 500 SynMed® XF and SynMed® ULTRA systems throughout North America and in Europe, in independent pharmacies as well as in centralized production facilities for pharmacy chains. The client list of this leader in automated dispensing already includes the largest pharmacy chains in Canada: Shoppers Drug Mart, and the US: CVS/Omnicare.  For more information: MED-ID website:  For more information: Synergy Medical website:  Watch our videos on YouTube:  Media contact: Samantha Cockburn Synergy Medical +1 514 952 2874 Michael Beck MED-ID +61 414 660 908 Citation:  Pharmaceutical Society Of Australia. January 2019, HEARING AUSTRALIA - World-first solution for face masks effects on speech 2020-10-12T03:02:51Z hearing-australia-world-first-solution-for-face-masks-effects-on-speech The National Acoustics Laboratories (NAL) has developed a solution to a challenge faced by hearing aid users worldwide in 2020 - the impact of face mask use on their understanding of speech.  NAL, the research division of Hearing Australia, has issued recommendations for audiologists across the world on how best to adjust hearing aids to counter the effect of face masks for people who use hearing aids.  “Face masks are a powerful tool against the spread of COVID-19 but they also soften speech sounds,” says Dr Brent Edwards, NAL Director.  “NAL’s recommendations are designed to help hearing aid users worldwide communicate with people wearing masks. Now that we can share our evidence-based solution, we anticipate it will have implications nationally and internationally, which is most exciting.”  Evaluation, involving computational models of speech and hearing as well as laboratory speech tests, has proven that the adjustments help hearing aid users understand speech just as well as when the speaker is wearing a mask as when they are not. NAL’s solution details specific adjustments that can be made to any type of hearing aid to counter the effect of different types of face masks on speech sounds.  It follows extensive research into the effect of face mask use on speech understanding and how best to counter it.  Hearing Australia has already started implementing the solution in its centres across Australia and this is proving popular among its clients. “Our clients have indicated they’ve noticed a marked difference with NAL’s hearing aid adjustments. They have improved their understanding of masked speakers while having no impact on the sound of their own voice or other sounds,” says Emma Church, Hearing Australia Audiologist.  “Restoring the ability to understand speech takes the stress out of everyday tasks like shopping and attending health appointments; so we’re keen to spread the word about our solution,” says Dr Edwards.  NAL’s recommendations have been released to audiologists worldwide and detail how they can implement the adjustments to their patients’ hearing aids to allow them to better understand people wearing masks.                                                                                                               -Ends- About the National Acoustic Laboratories (NAL)  NAL is the research division of Hearing Australia. Since 1947, research conducted by NAL into hearing has opened new ways to help people with hearing loss. NAL’s mission is to lead the world in hearing research and evidence-based innovation to improve hearing health and transform the lives of people with hearing difficulties.  About Hearing Australia  For over 70 years, Hearing Australia has been helping Australians rediscover the joy of sound. Its purpose is to provide world leading research and hearing services for the wellbeing of all Australians. Hearing Australia operates in 168 permanent hearing centres as well as visiting sites across Australia and is the nation’s largest provider of government-funded hearing services for children, young adults up to 26, eligible adults with complex communication needs, some Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, pensioners and veterans.  Maven Dental eases anxiety surrounding visiting the dentist throughout the COVID-19 pandemic 2020-10-07T00:54:51Z maven-dental-eases-anxiety-surrounding-visiting-the-dentist-throughout-the-covid-19-pandemic Maven Dental eases anxiety surrounding visiting the dentist throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, with the use of heightened precautions and procedures for every patient and guest. Strict triaging procedures have been put in place across 107 Maven Dental practices across Australia in a bid to protect the health and safety of local communities, and ease concerns of infection for patients. While the delivery of dental excellence and quality of care remains a priority, there have been additional COVID-19 risk mitigation measures implemented within the practice network, nationally. Patient facing measures include temperature checks, mandatory hand sanitising, social distancing, contactless payments, and an extensive triage questionnaire over the phone and on arrival. Behind the scenes, practice staff and Clinicians continue to adhere to strict sterilisation procedures, wearing additional Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), and opting out equipment where appropriate to reduce the risk of spreading aerosols and saliva splatter. With oral health being directly linked to overall wellness, delaying a visit to the dentist should be avoided, even during a pandemic. Clinical Director of Maven Dental, Dr Fred Calavassy, recently spoke to the minimal risks faced by patients when attending a Maven Dental practice during the pandemic, and what to expect on arrival. “With correct precautions and procedures, there is minimal risk of patients contracting COVID-19 during a visit to a practice in the Maven network. “We utilise evidence-based research to make decisions that keep our patients, our teams, and our local communities as safe as possible from COVID-19 despite the challenges which this global pandemic has provided us. “Probably one of the most important changes to the patient experience is triaging. We use this to gather information to make an informed decision about the treatment risk to the patient, the team and other patients based around both clinical and environmental factors,” Dr Calavassy said. Screening questions are performed 24-48 hours before an appointment, when the patient arrives at the practice and again once they enter the treatment room. Clinical Advisor to Maven Dental, Alison Coates, explains why increased mitigation measures have been implemented for every patient. “We want to be absolutely sure that we are wearing the correct clothing and using the correct instruments. We are asking these questions for the safety of yourself and others,” Coates said. Increased precautionary measures means that patients can visit their dentist without the worry of an increased risk of contracting the COVID-19 virus. While dental appointments may look a little different, it remains equally as safe and important to visit a dentist regularly. Maven Dental looks beyond the dental chair to find ways to enhance overall health and become your partners in wellness for life. Find your nearest Maven Dental Practice here. New therapies for depression with Australia's Microba and Boston biotech Holobiome 2020-10-06T00:23:13Z new-therapies-for-depression-with-australia-s-microba-and-boston-biotech-holobiome A Queensland Government grant will support Boston-based Holobiome to access Microba’s world-leading technology to develop new therapies for depression. Funding from the Queensland Government’s Biomedical Voucher Program will be used to examine the impact of specific gut bacteria in laboratory models of depression, and to analyse stool in human clinical samples. The project – valued in excess of $500,000 – will support a partnership with Boston-based Holobiome, a private biotechnology company developing human-derived bacteria that target the “gut-brain-axis”, for depression and other conditions related to the nervous system. The partnership will bring Microba’s world-leading expertise in metagenomic sequencing and sophisticated bioinformatics tools together with Holobiome’s promising microbiome therapeutic pipeline in an effort to change lives on a global scale. Microba and Holobiome’s collaboration will lead the way in analysing the impact of specific bacteria on the gut microbiome (community of bacteria living in the gut) in depression. Microba CEO Blake Wills said that the combined capabilities of both companies would assist in potentially changing lives. “The high-resolution analyses using Microba’s proprietary data processing platform will explore the gut microbiome of clinical samples,” he said. “This will help to identify if specific gut bacteria are linked with depression, which has the potential to positively impact the lives of those suffering from clinical depression.” The Queensland Government will provide matched funding for this research project to enable faecal samples to be analysed in Microba’s world-leading laboratory based in Brisbane. Queensland Minister for State Development, the Hon Kate Jones MP, said that Microba’s work had been recognised at the 2018 AusBiotech excellence awards where the company was named as the Australian Emerging Company of the Year. “The Biomedical Voucher Program grant will assist the company to continue valuable work on analysis aimed at identifying links between gut bacteria and mental health conditions such as depression,” Ms Jones said. Holobiome CEO Philip Strandwitz said that this international collaboration will support advancement of their existing microbiome products in development, in addition to providing a better mechanistic understanding of the link between the gut microbiome and disorders of the brain, like depression. “Depression is a tremendous and underserved global health problem. We strongly believe that international collaborations like what we plan to do here with Microba will be essential in furthering our understanding of the disease, with the ultimate goal to create solutions for those who desperately need them,” he said. “Our work and others in the field have identified possible mechanistic links between depression and the gut microbiome. Given the need, we’re excited to have the chance to leverage our microbiome discovery platform to pursue this, and grateful to the Queensland Government for the funding.” Microba is rapidly increasing its operations worldwide, with an increasing number of active collaborations and research projects with both local and international biotechnology companies. ENDS    Australia now has its first go-to market consultancy for Australian CBD brands 2020-10-02T00:57:08Z australia-now-has-its-first-go-to-market-consultancy-for-australian-cbd-brands NOOSA HEADS, Queensland, Australia – Australian entrepreneurs who want to start their own CBD brand now can, with the launch of The CBD Guys, an end-to-end CBD brand consultancy – an Australasian first. The CBD market – or cannabinoid market – is poised to open up to over-the-counter sales in 2021 after a draft ruling by the Therapeutic Drugs Administration in September. CBD and THC – both from cannabis plants – to date have been only available with a prescription to approved medical professionals.  CBD is a noted anti-inflammatory, used in myriad ways to treat a range of ailments, including Alzheimer’s, anxiety, MS, depression, nausea, sleeplessness, physical pain and even cancer, according to the World Health Organization report on cannabinoids.  CBD has for years been used by tens of millions of people in the USA, Asia and most of Europe. With Australia taking steps to join them, a rush of brands will flock to the market. Chief Creation Officer Sam Saunders says, “CBD and raw industry is unbelievably complex. Our philosophy is ‘do it once and do it properly.’ We’re here to create the best CBD brands in the world, with Aussie entrepreneurs.” He continued, “The lessons gleaned from our vast experience in the US market will be invaluable to make sure our clients have access to best not just best practices, but also the best CBD products.” To ensure a high quality, The CBD Guys built their own state-of-the-art extraction facility in Springfield, Missouri, USA, which will supply The CBD Guys’ Australian brand clients until Australian growers can catch up and extraction facilities are built. James Dale, CEO, says, “We’ve seen inconsistent quality across the board in the US market, with THC levels that are way too high, and CBD levels that are way too low. But because we control the manufacturing and extraction process from bud to brand, we can ensure all of our products are the highest quality, and do what they’re supposed to do, every time.” “If you’re looking to quell your anxiety, the last thing you want to be is stoned, especially when you’re not expecting it. Unfortunately that’s common with CBD bought from Asia and many extractors in the USA. Not to mention the pesticides and heavy metals many contain.” The CBD Guys are based in Noosa Heads, Queensland, and New York City, along with their facility in Springfield, Missouri. Crisis in Primary Health Care Provision as Covid Restrictions Hit Access 2020-09-28T19:09:38Z crisis-in-primary-health-care-provision-as-covid-restrictions-hit-access   A crisis in health care provision may be on the horizon, warns the New Zealand Chiropractors’ Association (NZCA), as repeat COVID-19 lockdowns put private primary healthcare practices at risk of not being sustainable.   The peak body for chiropractic in New Zealand says that many primary health providers, such as chiropractors, dental health practitioners, acupuncturists, physiotherapists and other allied health professions rely on face to face consultations and fee-based income to survive. Prolonged or repeated restrictions on the delivery of healthcare will lead to widespread insolvency of some businesses and leave thousands of New Zealanders out of an option for healthcare in their communities.   NZCA President and co-chair of Allied Health Aotearoa New Zealand (AHANZ), Dr Hayden Thomas, chiropractor says: `Ironically, our members have seen a sharp rise in people seeking care yet during Level 3, chiropractic and other allied health practices remained closed to anything but an incredibly restrictive criteria for urgent care. While telehealth options over a video consultation can suit certain cases it is of very limited benefit for hands-on providers. Even Level 2 restrictions impact on the flow and viability of some practices with Auckland facing prolonged difficulties.   `The Ministry of Health restrictions are particularly hard on allied health businesses that depend on face to face interactions and are paid out of pocket fees by the public.  They are highly trained health professionals who have excellent knowledge and ability to screen for COVID symptoms, practice infection control and appropriate PPE use, and have exceptional contact tracing information built into their patient management systems already. These practitioners and their clients that depend on their services are being severely affected by the pandemic response. Of course, many industries are struggling but at least some can still operate with physical distancing and delivery, or click and collect and still have some income. Our members face a gruelling scenario if rolling lockdowns continue and it is going to end up costing the country in deteriorating public health and elevated longer term treatment costs.’   Hospitality, tourism, the creative arts, and some other industries are receiving targeted assistance, however those healthcare businesses with no public funding streams, which make up a large portion of essential healthcare services, seem to be a forgotten sector. Having access to healthcare services and the benefits it provides to both the public and the economy should ideally be placed ahead of the ‘nice to haves’ such as dining out or an adventure holiday. Even before COVID-19, there was a need for Government support of a broader range of healthcare options which currently completely miss out on any funding such as that given to GP practices and the DHBs and hospital system.   Dr Thomas says: `Chiropractors are regulated primary health care professionals registered under the HPCA Act with close to 700 annual practicing certificate holders practising in solo, group, and multidisciplinary clinics around New Zealand. New Zealand chiropractors have significant training (a minimum 5-year tertiary degree) and a broad yet highly skilled ​scope of practice and clinical expertise. They provide care for the public in a wide range of health concerns, including spinal problems, posture, certain neurological issues and chronic pain. Importantly, particularly with the heightened levels of mental health concerns being seen this year, chiropractors help many people with anxiety, sleeping difficulties and stress related disorders through their ability to assist the nervous system. New Zealand’s chiropractors are taking the lead to inform, and inspire people to improve their health and prevent pain and disability by educating the public to have a greater understanding of the relationship between their spine and nervous system and how this affects their function and overall wellbeing. At a time when people are dealing with significant stress and different health concerns, now more than ever we need to ensure the public has access to all health care services when they need it. ­Ends Further Information: Hayden Thomas, 027 299 9939 Peter Boyes 027 554 0500 or National Action Plan represents Australian first opportunity to achieve zero lives lost to blood cancer by 2035 2020-09-27T01:15:41Z national-action-plan-represents-australian-first-opportunity-to-achieve-zero-lives-lost-to-blood-cancer-by-2035 The Leukaemia Foundation has today welcomed the Federal Government’s release[1] of the National Strategic Action Plan for Blood Cancer, a first of-its-kind report to unite Australia towards a goal of zero lives lost to blood cancer by 2035. Released today by Federal Minister for Health, The Hon. Greg Hunt MP, the groundbreaking National Action Plan was developed by the Blood Cancer Taskforce together with the broader blood cancer community and provides an evidence-based blueprint setting the national agenda to cure and conquer blood cancers. It is the roadmap to achieve the vision of zero lives lost to blood cancer by 2035, underpinned by zero preventable deaths regardless of geography or background, through equitable access to best practice treatment and care for all Australians. The release of the National Action Plan during Blood Cancer Awareness Month this September comes one year since the Minister established the Blood Cancer Taskforce and charged the unique collaboration of 29 of the country’s top blood cancer experts, patients and leaders with developing the agenda for change. The move was prompted by the release of the Leukaemia Foundation’s State of the Nation: Blood Cancer in Australia report. Today’s National Action Plan launch includes Federal Government funding support to continue the work of the Taskforce into the future and kickstart implementation of actions within the plan. Leukaemia Foundation Acting CEO Alex Struthers said the significance of today’s announcement for Australians living with blood cancer could not be overstated. “Today, together, we turn the tables on blood cancer in this country,” she said. “The release of the National Action Plan backed by the support of the Federal Government marks a paradigm shift to change the face of treatment and survival outcomes for all Australians facing blood cancer. “We congratulate the Federal Government for elevating the growing issue of blood cancer to the national agenda. This is a vital moment in time which will lead to significant, positive change for people across our country living with this disease for generations to come.” “We are delighted to continue as the lead organisation to support the Taskforce in its work to implement the recommendations of the National Action Plan.” Ms Struthers said the Leukaemia Foundation was proud to have played a key role in bringing the issue of blood cancer into the national spotlight by commissioning the State of the Nation report – a comprehensive, evidence-based report which identified that blood cancer is more significant and prevalent than ever before. “For the past 45 years, the Leukaemia Foundation has supported and advocated for people living with blood cancer, standing with every Australian affected by this disease to be their voice and their someone-to-turn-to and fighting to get them access to the best treatment, care and support,” she said. “Through the release of the State of the Nation report last year, we began ushering in a new era of change for the national blood cancer community, and, united with that community, we have worked hard since to build momentum towards targeted national action to cure and conquer blood cancers, which is what we are seeing today.” Ms Struthers said while Australia had strong health systems across the country which were achieving remarkable results in improving blood cancer survival rates and treatment, there was more work to be done to improve access to treatment and supportive care. “The Leukaemia Foundation wants to ensure all Australians living with blood cancer have the same access to the best treatments, services and care, at the right time, no matter where they live. Breaking down these barriers is our priority,” she said. “It is our hope that implementation of the National Action Plan will unite Australia’s blood cancer community and governments to bridge gaps in treatment and care, and, ultimately, realise what is now a shared vision to see zero lives lost to blood cancer by 2035.” The National Strategic Action Plan identifies four major priorities to improve outcomes for people living with blood cancer and their families: •    Achieve best practice •    Empower patients and their families •    Accelerate research •    Enable Access to novel and specialised therapies “The National Action Plan shows us that through coordinated and strategic collaboration between patients, patient organisations, clinicians, researchers, industry and government, we could see greater access to evidence-based treatments and care nationally, which will improve survival rates for Australians living with blood cancer,” Ms Struthers said. “Equally important, it also shows us the potential to collectively reimagine how we are all walking alongside people living with blood cancer, empowering them throughout their journey and supporting them to live full lives after diagnosis. “The Leukaemia Foundation celebrates the National Action Plan as an exciting opportunity to transform blood cancer treatment and care. We look forward to joining with the broader blood cancer community to support its implementation and, ultimately, save and improve thousands of Australian lives today and into the future.” View the full National Strategic Action Plan here. A complete list of Blood Cancer Taskforce members is available here. Leukaemia Foundation spokespeople are available for comment by contacting the Leukaemia Foundation media team on END About Blood Cancer in Australia Incidence and Mortality[2]: Every year, 17,321 Australians will be newly diagnosed with blood cancer such as leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma. This is equivalent to 47 people every day or one person every 31 minutes. Incidence of blood cancer continues to grow. Over the past 10 years, incidence of blood cancer has increased by over 30%. Blood cancer does not discriminate. It can develop in anyone, can occur at any age and at any stage of life across all states and territories, from children to adolescents and young adults to working adults with families and older Australians. When combined, blood cancers are among the most frequently diagnosed cancers in Australia, and the most significant cause of non-preventable cancer death. One in 10 Australians diagnosed with cancer will have a blood cancer. Over 5,600 people in Australia are expected to lose their life to blood cancer or related blood disorders this year. This is equivalent to 15 people per day in Australia. Blood cancer is one of the highest causes of cancer death in Australia, claiming more lives than breast cancer (3,031) and melanoma (1,375) combined. Approximately one in nine cancer deaths in Australia will be due to blood cancer. There are no screening programs available for blood cancers, and there is no way to prevent blood cancer through lifestyle change. 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