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Blind workers cost Australia $2.07 billion

Blind workers cost Australia $2.07 billion

By on May 11, 2015 in Media | 0 comments

A REPORT to be released today shows one of the leading causes of blindness for working age Australians, which stems from diabetes, will cost Australia $2.07 billion this year and will have a major impact on workforce participation and productivity. The report, Economic Impact of Diabetic Macular Oedema in Australia, from Deloitte Access Economics shows the impact of...

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Anaesthetists struggling with dose sizes in childhood obesity cases

Anaesthetists struggling with dose sizes in childhood obesity cases

By on May 11, 2015 in Media | 0 comments

ANAESTHETISTS are battling to find the correct doses and drugs to help obese ­children safely through operations due to their ever-increasing size. Calls for a national taskforce to tackle paediatric obesity emerged from a national conference of anaesthetists amid growing concerns for children’s safety ­during and recovering from routine surgeries. Melbourne...

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Type 2 diabetes: Up to 74 Victorians a day being diagnosed

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New figures show the number of Victorians diagnosed with diabetes has reached the “critical mark” of 300,000 and another 500,000 people are at “high risk” of developing type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Australia Victoria statistics show 27,000 Victorians were diagnosed with the disease last year, the equivalent of 74 cases a day. Its chief executive...

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