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AIHW REPORT: CANCER IMPACTING AUSTRALIA'S HEALTH MORE THAN ANY OTHER GROUP OF DISEASES
Cancer is the disease group with the biggest impact on our health—costing us, as a nation, more years of life than any other—according to a report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).

MEN'S HEALTH WEEK - JUNE 12 - 19 - FINDING HEALTH AND HAPPINESS IN A SHED
First and foremost, a Men’s Shed is a place for men to knock around with a group of mates.  The shed is a place for friendship, for a sense of purpose; a place to belong and contribute. Since 1998 Men’s Sheds have sprung up from a humble grassroots movement to an international phenomenon in the name of getting blokes together—resulting in key health and wellbeing benefits for the men inside. 
 

MEN'S HEALTH WEEK - WHAT WOMEN CAN DO TO KEEP THEIR MEN HEALTHY
The most important people in your life can sometimes be the ones who put themselves last. And it’s usually your husband, father, brother or son not prioritising their health. It can be hard to motivate them to go to the doctor for a check-up; they’re happier to ignore warning signs and carry on but it’s time for women to start the conversation with them before they're hit with a serious problem.
 
 

THE FINAL HURDLE? EMBRACING DISABILITY AT WORK
Much has been done to improve gender and racial diversity in the workplace, but what provisions are our companies really making to ensure people with a disability can find a job and work to their full potential? Beyond token gestures and workplace rules, some organisations are taking impressive strides forward.



THE HABITS OF HAPPY COUPLES
Have you wanted to know the secrets of the couples who always seem besotted with each other even though they’ve been together for 30 years? Well successful couples avoid the common relationship traps that the rest of us seem to fall right in to.



WHEN TECH MEETS CUSTOMER SERVICE … AND ACTUALLY WORKS!
For most of us, the concept of technology being used as part of customer service is enough to induce nightmare flashbacks to automated phone systems, outrageous wait times, and an exceedingly sour result. Some companies, however, are actually integrating smart technologies into the customer experience and leaving everyone impressed … and even wanting more.
 




THE CAMPAIGN TO KEEP WORK AT WORK
Have you ever answered a work email or business-related call outside work hours? For most of us, the answer is a resounding, regular (and unwanted) yes. We have come to accept that being on call is part of modern working life. However, significant campaigns are underway around the world – with the backing of government – to put companies on notice and let people have their personal time back.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

AUSTRALIAN MEN'S SHED ASSOCIATION - WHEN WAS YOUR LAST SERVICE? - MEN'S HEALTH WEEK JUNE 12 - 19
Most blokes understand the consequences of poor vehicle maintenance and are usually quite particular about maintaining their machinery. However when it comes to looking after their most important piece of machinery—themselves— men often overlook preventative maintenance and an annual service.