Search: chronic disease

chronic disease

An illness or disease that is long lasting and may change the way a person lives their life.

News: Lifestyle choices cause one third of all disease burden

One third of the total disease burden in Australia could be prevented by people quitting smoking, getting active, losing weight and eating more fruit – a new AIHW study has found. The Australian Burden of Disease Study: Impact and causes…

Research snapshot – Crude probability of death for cancer patients by spread of disease in New South Wales, Australia 1985 to 2014 Yu 2021

…there has been no information about how these vary according to spread of disease at diagnosis using data from New South Wales cancer registry. What is new? Use of a population-based cohort of more than 716,000 persons, aged 15-89 years,…

Research snapshot – Further investigation of disease maps Jahan 2020

What is known? Disease maps are an important tool to document how the burden of disease varies by small geographical area. The calculation of statistics reported in these maps often requires access to confidential data that cannot be shared publicly…

Crohn’s disease

A benign type of inflammatory bowel disease that may increase a person’s risk of developing bowel cancer.

Research snapshot – Prevalence of coal mine dust disease Lu 2021

What is known? Coal mine dust lung disease is a group of occupational lung diseases caused by coal miners being exposed to coal mine dust over a period of time. One such disease is coal workers’ pneumoconiosis. Given recent reports…

inflammatory bowel disease

A benign condition that causes inflammation of the bowel.

News: Smoke in their faces: Queensland kids facing future disease

…all age groups; and rates were significantly higher in remote areas. “Exposure to passive smoke raises a person’s risk of heart disease, lung cancer and respiratory conditions, and can cause asthma, SIDS and allergic respiratory diseases in children,” Ms Clift…

News: Cancer an environmental disease: World Cancer Atlas

Cancer is an environmental disease mainly caused by avoidable lifestyle factors, according to the latest evidence released today at the World Cancer Congress in Melbourne. The findings, published by the Union for International Cancer Control and American Cancer Society in…

primary health care

A person’s main health care, which is provided by a general practitioner (GP) or a community nurse. It can include initial tests and diagnoses of disease, health promotion, disease prevention, and chronic illness management….