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Blind workers cost Australia $2.07 billion

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Blind workers cost Australia $2.07 billion

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 diabetic macular oedema will increase in coming years. As the number of people living with diabetes is expected to reach 2.45 million people by 2030, the prevalence of DME is...

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Anaesthetists struggling with dose sizes in childhood obesity cases

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Anaesthetists struggling with dose sizes in childhood obesity cases

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 paediatric anaesthetist Balvindar Kaur said the growing size of Australian children not only compromised their health, but strained medical resources as extra staff and specialist beds...

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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 Craig Bennett said he was very concerned about the figures. In just two years’ time, diabetes will be the leading cause of disease burden in Australia, overtaking heart...

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Slider: It’s time to put your cards on the table!

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Slider: It’s time to put your cards on the table!

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Slider: YiYO for teens and adults

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Slider: YiYO for teens and adults

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Slider: Prevention is better than cure!

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Slider: Prevention is better than cure!

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Slider: YiYO JUNIOR for Kids 5+ years

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Slider: YiYO JUNIOR for Kids 5+ years

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The games have many applications

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  A parent trying to bring about lifestyle change in their household (without lecturing) can use the YIYO or YIYO JUNIOR games as a stimulus to encourage discussion around the dinner table. A teacher wishing to explain the concept of ‘a balanced lifestyle’ to students can use the cards to stimulate discussion about specific scenarios, and have students play the game to consolidate their learning.  The cards eliminate the need to bring in actual food or use video or other media to introduce the energy balance concept....

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We can’t outsmart a 200,000 year old system

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We can’t outsmart a 200,000 year old system

No matter what language we speak, which country we live in, the colour of our skin, our level of education, how much money we have, our age or religious beliefs – all human bodies work the same way. We have been running on the ‘Homo sapien 1.0’ operating system for over 200,000 years and our DNA changes at a painfully slow rate of 0.5% every one million years. So we are not expecting any system updates for quite some time. Our body doesn’t know that we have invented computers or cars or supermarkets or energy drink! Meanwhile, technology, and...

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Eat what you like

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Eat what you like

Free will is the element that makes the YiYO games so compelling so at no time do we tell people that they are not ‘allowed’ to have a particular food or drink. Our games are about making people aware of how their body’s energy management system works and the energy load of food and physical activity relative to their individual requirements. The essence of our message is: Eat whatever you like – as long as you understand how much energy you need, how much you are taking in (from all sources) and are prepared to do whatever it takes to burn...

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