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17
Nov
2017

Every day, men make sacrifices in their place of work, in their role as husbands and fathers, for their families, for their friends, for their communities and for their nation.

Unfortunately, many men are so busy looking out for others that they forget to look out for themselves.

Did you know that more than 8,000 Australian men are diagnosed with bowel cancer each year and around 560 of those men are under the age of 50?

14
Nov
2017

Today is the birthday of Frederick Banting, whose work with Charles Best led to the discovery of insulin in 1921.

Insulin is important because it moves glucose, a simple sugar, into the body's cells from the blood.

It also has a number of other effects on metabolism.

Introduced in 1991, today also marks World Diabetes Day, a day dedicated to raising awareness about the disease, its causes, its prevention and its effects.

10
Nov
2017

Bowel cancer is the third most common cancer, after prostate and breast cancer, with around 15,000 new cases diagnosed each year,

Bowel cancer was once thought of as a disease of old age; however growing numbers of young people are being diagnosed with it, too.

Recent research published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute found that those born between 1980 and 1995 are four times more likely to develop the disease than those born around 1950.

03
Nov
2017

Sometimes, during surgery, it may be necessary for the surgeon to form an artificial opening on the wall of your abdomen, called a 'stoma', to collect waste.

The stoma may be temporary (to allow the bowel time to heal) or permanent.

Over 42,000 Australians live with a stoma and thousands of people undergo stoma surgery every year.

03
Nov
2017

Colorectal cancer: Increasing fiber intake may lower death risk

Colorectal cancer is a cancer that begins in the colon or rectum, and it is one of the leading causes of cancer-related death in the United States.

According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), around 95,520 new cases of colon cancer and 39,910 cases of rectal cancer will be diagnosed in the U.S. this year, and more than 50,000 people are expected to die from the disease.

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