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World Day for Safety and Health at Work

World Day for Safety and Health at Work

According to Safe Work Australia (2020), World Day for Safety and Health at Work is a time to think about how our actions can prevent future work-related deaths, injuries and illnesses, and a day to remember those that have died from a work-related injury or illness....

World Primary Immunodeficiency Week

World Primary Immunodeficiency Week

What is Immunodeficiency? According to World PI Week (2020), primary immunodeficiencies are rare diseases which occur when a person’s immune system is absent or does not function properly. When a defect in the immune system is inherited (carried through the genes), it...

World Immunisation Week

World Immunisation Week

Workplace Health and Safety Vic aim to keep you always informed and in light of World Immunisation Week, although not forcing any opinions, we bring some reputable information to you.   How do vaccines work? According to The World Health Organisation (2020),...

World Haemophilia Day

World Haemophilia Day

  Saturday 17th April was World Haemophilia Day which raises awareness of haemophilia, von Willebrand disease and other inherited bleeding disorders.   What is Haemophillia? Haemophilia is an inherited bleeding disorder where the blood doesn’t clot properly,...

IBS Awareness Month

IBS Awareness Month

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a disorder in which abdominal pain is associated with a range of symptoms. Typically, these include intermittent abdominal pain accompanied by diarrhea, constipation, or alternating episodes of both. Other symptoms may also be present...

World Parkinson’s Day

World Parkinson’s Day

Sunday 11th April is  World Parkinson’s Day.   What is Parkinson’s Disease? According to the Parkinson’s Foundation (2021), Parkinson’s Disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects predominately dopamine-producing neurons in a specific area of the brain....