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Asthma
Asthma is a lung condition which causes the air passages (bronchi) of the lungs to become inflamed and narrow, making it hard to breathe. Read more...
March 20, 2014
Aspergillosis
Asperigillosis is an infection or allergic reaction caused by the Aspergillus fungus which commonly grows on rotting vegetation. Read more...
March 20, 2014
Farmer's fever - Organic Toxic Dust Syndrome (ODTS)
Farmer's fever, also called organic dust toxic syndrome (ODTS), is caused by breathing in dust which contains moulds from spoiled plant materials. Read more...
March 20, 2014
Diabetes
Type 2 diabetes is one of the most common chronic (ongoing) conditions in Australia. Farming men, women and agricultural workers who live rural are at...
March 20, 2014
Suicide – signs to look for
Suicide continues to be a major cause of avoidable death among farmers in Australia. Occupational, environmental, social and climatic conditions, poor access...
March 19, 2014
Hay fever
Hay fever is an allergic reaction to environmental allergens. It is very common and often occurs during spring. Read more...
March 19, 2014
Drink / Drug driving
Drink driving is a significant cause of death and permanent injury. You might think that the risk of being ‘caught’ drinking and driving is less in country...
March 19, 2014
Alcohol free events
Young people are at particular risk from alcohol. Health authorities recommend that young people should avoid drinking until they are in their 20s to protect...
March 19, 2014
Alcohol and farmers
Alcohol is widely used in social interactions but it can cause many health, social, and safety problems when not used responsibly. People in farming...
January 21, 2014
Farmer fitness
Farming is still a physically demanding way of life, but it is not as active as it was in the past. Read more...
January 21, 2014