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Men’s Health Week Print E-mail
Monday, 06 June 2016 00:00

The life expectancy of a boy born in Australia in the 2010s is 78.0 years while a girl born at the same time could expect to live to the age of 82.3 years. From the time of birth, boys suffer more illness, more accidents and die earlier than their female counterparts. Men take their own lives at five times the rate of women: five men a day on average. Accidents, cancer and heart disease account for the majority of male deaths. And yet men are, generally speaking, reluctant to talk about their well - being or consult a health professional.

This year’s Men’s Health Week, which runs from 13 to 19 June , aims to encourage boys and men to reflect and act on issues of concern to them. As part of this initiative, a men’s health expo and check will be available - from 11am to 1pm on 15 June at the corner of Toupein Road and Georgina Crescent, Palmerston (contact: Clifford Taylor – 8999 3372) - from 10am to 2pm on 16 June in S mith Street Mall, Darwin CBD (contact : Jason Bonson – 8999 6139) .