Alere Press Room: Press Releases (Australia & New Zealand)
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Two brightly coloured HIV testing vans, covered in pink flamingos, are currently touring the state of Queensland from the 3rd-21st November 2014. A first of its kind in Australian, this HIV Foundation Queensland initiative is aimed at raising awareness of HIV and providing onsite HIV rapid testing. Qualified healthcare professionals will be offering HIV testing using the Alere DetermineTM HIV Ag/Ab Combo test as well as educating the local community on HIV and the importance of knowing your status.
MELBOURNE: A Melbourne medical clinic has diagnosed 3 times more cases of HIV among Men who have sex with Men (MSM) by using a fast on the spot test than by traditional laboratory testing methods. The Alere Determine HIV-1/2 Ag/Ab Combo rapid HIV test generates results in about 20 minutes.
Personalised exercise information generated by activity trackers can lead to improved self-belief and a greater likelihood of weight loss according to a leading health group. The Australian Diabetes Council says that activity trackers can improve motivation and self-efficacy to reach fitness goals and maintain a healthy weight.
We often associate periods of stress with increased levels of alcohol consumption, but new data released today from Alere and Roy Morgan Research shows that the least stressed members of the community consume the most alcohol.
Alere & Biggest Loser - Ararat sheds over 1400 kilos, walks 4 times around the world and halves stroke risk
Formerly one of Victoria’s most obese towns, Ararat has taken a step towards better health by together walking nearly a quarter of a billion steps as the rural city transforms its health profile.
Weekly Coagulation Self-testing among Warfarin Patients Significantly Improves Outcomes, According to Study Published in the American Journal of Managed Care
Results Show Highest Rate of Control Ever Observed with Warfarin in Real-world Setting, Surpassing Thresholds for Cost-Effectiveness of Newer Agents Identified in Five Recent Independent Studies.
Sydney: People planning to get married, but who are not yet engaged, have the best overall health according to new data released today from Alere and Roy Morgan Research. Separated and divorced people are the least healthy with low poor psychological scores and high rates of smoking.
New data released reveals that Australians with diabetes score only 92.5 on the Alere Wellness Index. The research by Roy Morgan also reveals they are losing the battle to address the primary modifiable risk factor for type 2 diabetes – their weight.
New data released reveals that in the past six years the health of Australian men has improved, yet alcohol consumption, poor diet and excess weight continue to have a negative impact.
In the past 30 years, Australia’s consumption of tobacco has more than halved. However, new figures released today show smokers aged 50 and older are continuing to smoke heavily.
Australia's leading research organisation, Roy Morgan Research, has collaborated with Alere to establish a Wellness Index to track the health of Australians.