By signing up through the Club Cricket Cares Network, your club has the chance to win tickets for 11 people to attend a Carlton One day Series or KFC T20INTL match in your state, Official Cricket Australia ASICS training apparel kit for the club including 11 shirts, shorts and caps and an autographed cricket bat signed by the Australian team!
To get involved:
1. Register your club as a team on movember.com.
2. Search for the Club Cricket Cares Network.
3. Click the 'Join this Network', that will appear once registered and logged in.
4. Recruit club members to join your team.
Congratulations Mo Bro Mitchell Johnson on your back to back Man of the Match performances in the first two Ashes Tests this summer in Brisbane and Adelaide......
Well done Mo Bros Ryan Harris and Peter Siddle on the 2 wickets a piece to send the English to the second defeat in as many tests downunder.
With only 36 and half hours before the final tally is counted in the 2013 campaign we can hold our heads high for raising $ 3940 more than last years total of $ 40,160 till date and also getting 8 team mates into the Platinum Club, the most for any team in the Club Cricket Cares Network. Glad to see that all those present at the photo shoot will be wiling participants next year again.....
Congratulations Mo Bro Ryan Harris for sending Stokes back to the Dressing Room....we now have a full day to get 4 more wickets
Great catch Mo Bro Mitchell Johnson to get rid of Ian Bell....
Well done Mo Bro Peter Siddle on getting you bunny KP for the nineth time
Z: Zee Time is Now
Australian men are more likely to get sick from serious health problems, such as cancer than Australian women.
Their mortality (death) rate is also much higher.
The poor health status of Australian men is complicated by the fact that men are more likely than women to shy away from medical treatment of any kind.
The lack of health awareness and unwillingness to adopt a healthier lifestyle also disadvantages men.
Men have a higher death rate than women
The Australian Bureau of Statistics ‘Mortality Atlas Australia’ (December 2010) shows that the death rate from the main causes of death is generally higher for men than women.
The average death rate per 100,000 persons ( upto 2010) includes:
Those causes where a high proportion of deaths were males included:
Intentional self-harm (Suicide, (X60-X84) - 76.9% and 333 male deaths for every 100 female deaths
Trachea and lung cancers (C33-C34) - 60.9% and 156 male deaths for every 100 female deaths
Blood and lymph cancers (including leukaemia) (C81-C96) - 58.1% and 139 male deaths for every 100 female deaths
Colon and rectum cancers (C18-C21) - 55.3% and 124 male deaths for every 100 female deaths
Ischaemic heart disease (I20-I25) - 53.9% and 117 male deaths for every 100 female deaths
Chronic lower respiratory diseases (J40-J47) - 52.7% and 111 male deaths for every 100 female deaths.
My Theories for the above:
* Males are more likely than females to suffer from genetic disorders, so are inherently ‘weaker’ and more susceptible to illness. Most researchers do not support this theory.
Men are encouraged by our culture to be tough. Many men believe that complaining of feeling ill or visiting the doctor is a threat to their masculinity or a waste of time, unless they are sick or injured.
* Health is largely determined by social factors such as education status, employment and income. Men from low socioeconomic backgrounds make up one of the sickest subgroups in Australia.
* Unlike women, men (particularly younger men) do not value good health and
Males in Western societies, such as Australia, are less inclined than women to take an active role in maintaining their own health. They are also less likely to seek professional help for problems, particularly those of an emotional nature.
Some of the social and cultural reasons for this include:The Western definition of masculinity includes strength and silence. Men may feel that it is a sign of weakness or ‘femininity’ to seek help.
Males, particularly younger men, tend to act as if they are invulnerable. This can lead to destructive behaviour such as drug or alcohol binges, reckless driving or other risky behaviour.
Women are more likely to have regular contact with doctors because of periods, contraception and pregnancy issues.
Men don’t have a similar ‘system’ that requires them to regularly see a doctor, and are less likely to recognise or ‘act on’ signs of risk.
The above facts have been the Inspiration for all my campaigns till date....and I hope they will inspire many more........
Congratulations Mo Bro Peter Siddle on seeing the back of Carberry thanks to a great catch by Nathan Lyon in the deep.....
Well bowled Mo Bro Mitchell Johnson on getting the prize wicket of the English Captain again in the second innings in Adelaide....to start the rot.....
Got this book as a Christmas gift from one of my grateful patients and can highly recommend it to anyone who likes the game .....
I would like to congratulate Mo Bro Mitchell Johnson on being the second Mo Bro to get past the 20,000 mark in the 2013 campaign. Well Done and may the Power of the Mo .......take you to greater heights in all your endeavors...
It is nice to see the Baggy green get the respect it deserves.... Well done Mo Bro you are indeed a true inspiration... Keep it up
Here are some more memories of a great day for a fellow Mo Bro .....
A well deserved standing ovation off the field in Adelaide for Mo Bro Mitchell Johnson today....
Mo Bro Mitchell Johnson well done on the 7-40 in the first innings in Adelaide.....the power of the Mo seems to be with you...well done mate
Y: Youth Cancers:
Young people (15-25 years) with cancer have unique needs: physically, emotionally, socially and psychologically.
All of these needs must be considered and met in order to provide young patients with the best possible opportunity to overcome their cancer and return to a fulfilling and meaningful life.
Youth Cancer Services are specialised treatment and support services for young people with cancer, which are based in major hospitals throughout Australia. They are the only places in Australia to offer specialised services to young people with cancer. The services are staffed with expert doctors, nurses, social workers, psychologists and others experienced in working with young cancer patients.
CanTeen funds these specialist Youth Cancer Services in major hospitals throughout Australia, from funding received from the Australian Government'sYouth Cancer Networks Programand CanTeen's generous donors, in order to make sure that young cancer patients have their very special needs met.
The vision over the next 4 years is for these specialist teams to reach, assess and support as many young Australians diagnosed with cancer as possible in order to ensure the very best care for young cancer patients.
How do I find a service?
There are 5 Lead Youth Cancer Services across Australia. The services are available to any young person with cancer. They can be accessed through:
referrals from their doctors or GPs;
self-referral/request for treatment or a second opinion;
secondary support - the team from the Youth Cancer Services are able to provide advice and help local treatment centres to provide the best possible care for AYAs.
For more information about Youth Cancer Services and to find the service closest to you visit www.youthcancer.com.au.
Youth Cancer Services are specialised treatment and support services for young people with cancer aged 15-25 (the age range is flexible in some States).
It doesn’t matter where you live in Australia there is a Youth Cancer Service that can help you. Check out the map to find the service closest to you.
What are the Services
Youth Cancer Services are based in hospitals around Australia and offer treatment and support to young people with cancer. They are the only place in Australia to access cancer care designed specifically for young people aged 15-25.
Each Youth Cancer Service has a variety of staff experienced in treating and caring for young people with a range of different cancers. Staff at the services can include: doctors, nurses, care navigators, social workers, leisure therapists and more (the fancy name for this group of staff is a ‘Multi-Disciplinary Team’).
Why access a Youth Cancer Service?
Each Youth Cancer Service is staffed by experts who are experienced in working with people your age and offer an environment specifically designed for your age group.
A great start to the English Innings with Mo Bro Mitchell Johnson taking the prized scalp of the English Captain......am unsure why the Australian did not ask for a referral of the lbw decision on Carberry off the last ball of the day....as it would have been adjudged as OUT with 3 red lights on DRS.
X: X-Ray Exposure? How Safe Are Repeated X-Rays?
Any form of X-ray exposure (radiation) should be carefully monitored and controlled so that the patient is only exposed to safe amounts. Even though doctors are extremely careful when exposing their patients to diagnostic tests where radiation is involved, it is important to bear in mind how low the risks really are, especially when compared to other forms of radiation exposure.
Every human being on this planet is being continuously exposed to natural radiation - it is in our environment, it comes from the ground, from space through cosmic rays. Radiation even exists in our food.
In many parts of the world radon gas seeps up through the ground and builds up in homes. Experts say radon gas accounts for over half of our natural radiation exposure.
How does an X-Ray compare to other forms of radiation?
As with any kind of medical procedure, x-rays are safe when they are used properly. Professionals who use x-rays, x-ray technologists and radiologists, have specialized training in using the smallest quantity of radiation needed to get the required results. When clinically indicated, properly conducted imaging with the smallest risk should be performed. The tiny amount of radiation exposure should always be considerably outweighed by the benefits for the patient.
The x-ray machine only emits radiation while it is switched on, and this is only done when it takes a picture. It is switched on for a very short time.
An x-ray radiation dose is several thousand times smaller than that required to burn the skin or cause illness. Even the risk of causing cancer is tiny.
The dose required for an x-ray depends on what needs to be imaged. For example, a chest x-ray has the equivalent dose of a few days of normal background radiation we are continually exposed to. According to the National Health Service (NHS), UK, it increases your risk of developing cancer by about 1 in a million, a negligible increase. Bear in mind that humans have a 1 in 3 chance of developing cancer at some time during their lifetime anyway.
Other x-rays may have a higher dose than a chest one, but they still pose a tiny risk.
Radiation Dose Comparison
Equivalent to 2.4 days natural background radiation.
Equivalent to 12 days natural background radiation.
Equivalent to 182 days natural background radiation.
Equivalent to 1 year natural background radiation.
Upper G.I. exam
Equivalent to 2 years natural background radiation.
Equivalent to 2.7 years natural background radiation.
Equivalent to 243 days natural background radiation
Equivalent to 2.7 years natural background radiation
A fetus/embryo is more vulnerable to x-ray damage than a baby, child or adult. Women who are or might be pregnant should make sure they tell their doctor or radiographer beforehand.
Imaging methods that use x-rays
Radiography - the typical x-ray most of us are familiar with. It looks at broken bones, the chest and our teeth. A beam of x-rays are directed through the targeted part of the body and on to a special film, on which a picture is produced. The picture shows the inner parts of the person's body. Simple photographs involve tiny amounts of radiation.
Fluoroscopy - also known as screening. The x-ray beam goes through the individual's body. The radiologist or radiographer can see a moving picture on a monitor. Snapshots of any important findings can be taken. The whole movement can be recorded on video, as in a barium meal when the patient swallows a drink of barium which shows up by x-rays and the whole movement can be tracked. A higher radiation dose than radiography is used, but it is still very safe.
CT (Computed tomography) scan - a more sophisticated x-ray technique. The patient lies on a table which then goes into a large doughnut-like device. A fan-shaped beam of x-rays passes through a part of the body onto a bank of detectors. The detectors and where the beams come from rotate around the patient inside the doughnut hole. A picture of the section (slice) appears on a monitor. The patient travels slowly through the hole so that different slices of the body can be taken. Sometimes three-dimensional pictures are created. The radiation dose is either as high or more than fluoroscopy.
Imaging using radioactivity
Nuclear medicine or isotope scan - here an x-ray machine is not used, but rather radioactive material (isotope) which is injected into the patient's vein. Sometimes it may be inhaled or swallowed. The material collects in a specific organ or tissue and emits gamma rays - quite similar to x-rays in their behavior. A specially designed camera detects the gamma rays as they leave the human body, this camera creates a picture of everything that is occurring inside the patient. Within a few days radiation levels drop to insignificant levels. Total radiation dose is about the same as that for fluoroscopy or perhaps less.
MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) and ultrasound - these use neither x-rays nor gamma rays. No ill-effects have been reported from ultrasound or from high magnetic fields using magnetic resonance imaging scans. MRIs and ultrasounds have not replaced the methods completely because on some occasions using x-rays or gamma rays are better. MRI scanners are costly and not available everywhere - patients with metal inside them cannot use this type of scanner.
The doctor's main concern
Doctors and health care professionals use medical imaging for several reasons. Their main concern is making sure that when radiation is used, that the benefits far outweigh any tiny risk involved. Medical imaging has saved many lives, it helps the doctor make an accurate diagnosis so that proper and effective treatment can be administered.
Just got past 29,000 today. Thank you Pacific Edge for donating to a great cause. Hoping to get close to last year's individual effort of $34,572 from 313 donors as I have already got 379 donors this year who have contributed to the effort.
The Team has raised AUD $43,706 to rank the 8th Best Team in Australia among 122,425 registrants and 47th in the world among 968,138 registrants. Great effort for group of 16 fund raisers from Mackay in a group of 20.....
We just received another awesome entry for the Club Cricket Cares Prize Package. To be in with the chance to win your club an awesome prize, including tickets to the summer series for 11 people and signed merchandise by the Aussie team - send a creative photo of your club's Movember involvement to email@example.com by 11.59pm tomorrow.