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Failure to prevent fractures costing the nation billions each year: Osteoporosis Australia report

June 27, 2017

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Osteoporosis National Action Plan Launches

A new Osteoporosis National Action Plan, the result of a 12 month collaboration among a national alliance of stakeholder groups, launches today, World Osteoporosis Day.  The plan presents a joint vision to address this major health issue as a matter of urgency.

October 20, 2016 - click to read

Experts launch assessment tool to help curb bone fractures

An Australian-first bone health self-assessment tool designed to help consumers understand their bone fracture risk, is now available to all adults, including the 7.5 million Australians living with brittle bones.

June 16, 2016 - click to read

Experts agree on sun protection and vitamin D

Osteoporosis Australia, Cancer Council Australia, the Australasian College of Dermatologists, the Australian and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society, and the Endocrine Society of Australia, have collaborated to publish new guidelines.

January 31 2016 - click to read

Leading chefs partner with Osteoporosis Australia for World Osteoporosis Day

In the lead up to World Osteoporosis Day (20 October) leading Australian Chefs are helping to spread the message ‘Serve Up Bone Strength’ to support better bone health. Also in a new international report released today by the International Osteoporosis Foundation, leading bone and nutrition experts outline how important nutrition is for our bone health throughout all stages of life.

7 October 2015 - Click to read

Osteoporosis patients need PBA clarity ASAP

Osteoporosis Australia is concerned about likely PBS budget cuts and what this could mean for the 1.2 million Australians suffering daily with osteoporosis.

12 May 2015 - Click to read

GPs urged to discuss medication compliance with patients to reduce fracture risk

Osteoporosis Australia today has launched a new GP resource and calls on GPs to reinforce the important role of medication compliance in reducing the risk of fracture in their discussions with osteoporosis patients about their overall health.

18 March 2015 - Click to read

Osteoporosis Leader, Professor Peter Ebeling, recognised for distinguished service to medication

Osteoporosis Australia congratulates Professor Peter Ebeling for his Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia announced today. Professor Peter Ebeling, Osteoporosis Australia’s Medical Director, has been duly recognised for his distinguished service to medicine.

26 January 2015 - click to read

Men most at risk of osteoporosis least aware of its threat

The level of awareness among Australian men who at are most at risk of osteoporosis is ‘deeply concerning’ according to a leading expert in bone health. Professor Peter Ebeling, Medical Director of Osteoporosis Australia and Head of the Department of Medicine in the School of Clinical Sciences, Monash University, at Monash Health said the focus on men on World Osteoporosis Day was appropriate.

20 October 2014 - Click to read

New alliance to promote the prescription of physical activity for better health

Today the National Physical Activity Alliance was announced, a group that is committed to reducing Australia's rate of chronic disease by prescribing physical activity. Osteoporosis Australia is a member of the foundation. 

17 October 2014 - Click to read

Talk to your doctor about bone health - Health Minister

Health Minister Peter Dutton has urged Australians to pay attention to their bone health in a video posted to the Osteoporosis Australia website today.  In the video Mr Dutton encouraged men and women to “think about their bones and ask your doctor for help in looking after them”.

17 October 2014 - Click to read 

A bone breaks every 3.6 minutes! Aussies need calcium + vitamin D + exercise for healthy bones

New research released today by the Australian Self Medication Industry showing complementary medicines contribute to health outcomes and save the health system, government and taxpayers is welcome news.

15 October 2014 - Click to read

90% of Australians want action on health issues related to ageing

The views of Australians on health issues related to ageing have been captured in national research released today at a health forum showing the top concerns are dementia, lack of mobility, arthritis and joint problems, osteoporosis and the cost of health care. Gail Morgan, CEO of Osteoporosis Australia said "it is no surprise that the research is showing Australians are concerned about osteoporosis.  Around 1.2 million Australians suffer from osteoporosis daily and this will increase with an ageing population. Osteoporosis is a chronic and debilitating disease that causes pain and distress, and it can be prevented."

15 October 2014 - Click to read

Osteoporosis leader recognised for raising profile of silent disease 

Bringing the fight against osteoporosis to a broad audience has earned Osteoporosis Australia CEO Gail Morgan a seat at the finalists table at the 2014 ACT Telstra Business Woman of the Year Awards.

8 October 2014 - Click to read

Young Aussie men take “she’ll be right” approach to bone health

More than a third of young Aussie men are taking a ‘she’ll be right’ approach to their bone health, convinced the disease is unusual in men, says Osteoporosis Australia CEO Gail Morgan.

1 October 2014 - Click to read

Investing in breakthroughs not breaks

Osteoporosis Australia in partnership with the Australian and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society invests in quality bone research.  We are pleased to announce 3 new grants to help the 6 million Australians suffering from poor bone health. 

10 September 2014 - Click to read

Sambrook Award: More breakthroughs, Less Breaks 

With over 6 million Australians suffering from poor bone health, we need to stop bones breaking.  Investing in quality research and Australian researchers is essential and Osteoporosis Australia is pleased to announce the 2014 Sambrook Award winner. 

10 September 2014 - Click to read

Author: Osteoporosis Australia Medical & Scientific Advisory Committee
Last updated: 07/14/2017 - 14:13