Arthritis is a very common condition in Australia, and a major cause of disability and chronic pain affecting people from all walks of life.  Arthritis Australia provides a range of condition-specific information sheets to help people understand this troublesome condition.  Their newest information sheet is ‘Haemochromatosis and Haemochromatotic Arthritis’.  This simple and easy-to-understand information sheet provides information about the […]

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Need to know more about the therapeutic venesection program and the associated High Ferritin online App provided by the Australian Red Cross Blood service? This comprehensive document from the Blood Service provides the answers. Read all about it here

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Senator Catryna Bilyk (Tasmania) presented a speech in the Senate calling for increased government support for genetic screening for haemochromatosis. Haemochromatosis Australia and our medical advisors recently met with Assistant Health Minister Fiona Nash to make that case. The Senator points out in her speech “why not make the subsidy for genetic testing of haemochromatosis […]

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GPs, and other health professionals, in the Hunter region of NSW now have easy access to up to date information to help them in diagnosing and treating haemochromatosis. Information about the genetic basis of the disease, screening of relatives, how to investigate an affected person, how to interpret the results of the investigations, how to […]

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When – Wednesday 24 September, 10:00am-12:00pm Where: QIMR Berghofer Central, 300 Herston Rd, Herston QIMR Berghofer Institute are holding a free public genetics forum at the Institue in Herston, Brisbane. One of the talks by Professor Greg Anderson is about haemochromatosis. Greg is head of the Iron Metabolism Group at the institute and President of […]

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Are you a male, aged 35 years old or over, interested in participating in a research study at the Nepean Hospital in Western Sydney or Katoomba Hospital, Blue Mountains? Do you have haemochromatosis? Or iron deficiency? Or normal iron stores? The research team are seeking men aged 35 years or over to participate in a study […]

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30 August – 26 September 2014 The OVERLOAD art exhibition has now opened in Launceston at the ARTrium Gallery, Northern Integrated care Services, 41 Franklin ST Launceston. The exhibition of Tasmanian artists work includes paintings, quilts and sculpture inspired by the theme OVERLOAD. All commission from sales will be donated to Haemochromatosis Australia to help […]

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Update: Jessica will hold her second focus group on Tuesday 30 September at at Aitkenvale library from 7pm. Please contact Jessica if you would like to attend. Jessica Pearce, James Cook University Jessica.Pearce1@my.jcu.edu.au, or telephone (07) 4781 4474 Jessica Pearce, a fifth year medical student at James Cook University, Townsville is conducting an honours project focusing on […]

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