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A healthy mouth is essential for general health and well-being, enabling individuals to communicate effectively, and to eat and enjoy a variety of foods. It is important for overall quality of life, self-esteem and social confidence. 1 The cost of oral disease to individuals and society extends beyond the oral health burden alone; there is, for example,(More)
Issue addressed Bowel cancer is Australia's second biggest cancer killer. Yet, despite the existence of a free national bowel-screening program, participation in this program remains low. The aim of the present study was to understand the current factors contributing to this trend to help inform future strategies to increase participation. Methods Eight(More)
OBJECTIVE In New South Wales (NSW), influenza surveillance is informed by a number of discrete data sources, including laboratories, emergency departments, death registrations and community surveillance programs. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the NSW influenza surveillance system using the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines(More)
BACKGROUND Although largely preventable, Australia has one of the highest rates of bowel cancer in the world. General Practitioners (GPs) have an important role to play in prevention and early detection of bowel cancer, however in Australia this is yet to be optimised and participation remains low. This study sought to understand how GPs' perceptions of(More)