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Private health insurance not 'junk': NIB boss rejects doctors' 'paternalistic' proposal - ABC Online

Health - 13 hours 1 min ago

ABC Online

Private health insurance not 'junk': NIB boss rejects doctors' 'paternalistic' proposal
ABC Online
Instead, Mr Fitzgibbon shifted the onus back onto consumers to check that their health insurance policy covered the treatments they thought they might need. "We took the view, so long as it's transparent, caveat emptor [the legal principle of buyer ...

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'Dangerous criminal' Jamie McCrossen heads to Tasmanian mental health unit in bid for freedom - ABC Local

Health - 13 hours 3 min ago

ABC Local

'Dangerous criminal' Jamie McCrossen heads to Tasmanian mental health unit in bid for freedom
ABC Local
Tasmania's longest-serving "dangerous criminal" is expected to move into a secure mental health unit ahead of another bid to have his indefinite detention overturned. Jamie Gregory McCrossen, 45, has been incarcerated his entire adult life. He was ...

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Health system pressure mounts - Bendigo Advertiser

Health - 13 hours 5 min ago

Health system pressure mounts
Bendigo Advertiser
Meanwhile, GP attendances and Medicare benefits expenditure have increased in the Murray Primary Health Network region, an almost 100 square kilometre area stretching from the South Australian border to Albury-Wodonga, and down to Castlemaine.

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Turnbull struggles to deal with funding the nation's soaring health care demands - The Australian

Health - 15 hours 22 sec ago

The Australian

Turnbull struggles to deal with funding the nation's soaring health care demands
The Australian
The next hospital funding agreement — which normally covers five years but which Health Minister Greg Hunt has suggested could run for a decade — will be finalised in 2018. New figures from the Department of Health put anticipated growth this year at ...

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Health Check: can stress during pregnancy harm my baby? - The Conversation AU

Health - 15 hours 9 min ago

The Conversation AU

Health Check: can stress during pregnancy harm my baby?
The Conversation AU
Most pregnant women are aware of the advice to quit smoking, avoid alcohol, and wholeheartedly fear soft cheese in all its forms, but we hear very little official public health advice about stress during pregnancy. Yet we know that high stress levels ...

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Anguish of families touched by suicide revealed in inquiry submissions - ABC Online

Health - 15 hours 29 min ago

ABC Online

Anguish of families touched by suicide revealed in inquiry submissions
ABC Online
The anguish of two families touched by suicide has been laid bare in submissions to an inquiry into the management of health delivery in New South Wales. The death of 18-year-old Ahlia Raftery in Newcastle's Mater Mental Health Unit in 2015 prompted ...

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Making health stars work for you - CHOICE

Health - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 23:34

CHOICE

Making health stars work for you
CHOICE
Health stars should make things easier for shoppers, but some companies are using the system to make their unhealthy products look better than they are. With the five-year review of health stars around the corner, now is our opportunity to improve the ...

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Electricity, health and food the top worries in Choice Consumer Pulse survey - The Sydney Morning Herald

Health - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 22:49

The Sydney Morning Herald

Electricity, health and food the top worries in Choice Consumer Pulse survey
The Sydney Morning Herald
Health expenses, electricity and groceries are the top three issues worrying more than half of all Australian consumers. Add to that; fuel, car insurance, mortgage or rent, gas, home insurance and water, and the nation is pretty much worried about ...

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Private health insurance 'junk' policies ripping Australians off, AMA says - ABC Online

Health - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 19:24

ABC Online

Private health insurance 'junk' policies ripping Australians off, AMA says
ABC Online
The AMA is pushing a plan to streamline thousands of private health insurance policies into simple gold, silver and bronze categories — so people know what they are paying for. The proposal is before a Government advisory committee, which is due to ...

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Child health mental service facing crisis - The West Australian

Health - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 16:35

The West Australian

Child health mental service facing crisis
The West Australian
Senior staff at a State Government-run child and adolescent mental health service say it is in crisis, citing a lack of resources to deal with high-risk clients. In a leaked email, they claim the Swan Community Child and Adolescent Mental Health ...

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School exclusion 'linked to long-term mental health problems' – study - The Guardian

Health - Sat, 08/19/2017 - 20:56

The Guardian

School exclusion 'linked to long-term mental health problems' – study
The Guardian
Excluding children from school may lead to long-term psychiatric problems and psychological distress, a major new study has shown. The research by the University of Exeter also finds that poor mental health can lead to school exclusion. The study found ...

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How to cope when poor health forces early retirement - The Sydney Morning Herald

Health - Sat, 08/19/2017 - 14:15

The Sydney Morning Herald

How to cope when poor health forces early retirement
The Sydney Morning Herald
My husband is not well and is retired. I have been managing our finances for many years now. I work part time earning about $25,000 but expect to retire within ...

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The Big Anxiety Festival tests theory of arts as a mental health fix - The Sydney Morning Herald

Health - Sat, 08/19/2017 - 14:02

The Sydney Morning Herald

The Big Anxiety Festival tests theory of arts as a mental health fix
The Sydney Morning Herald
In the course of founding expressionism the Dutch-born artist Vincent van Gogh drove himself to the brink of insanity and ended the self torture with a shot to the chest. Van Gogh's untimely fate has long perpetuated the idea of art as an instrument of ...

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Chinese tourism expert suggests Adelaide should market itself as a health tourism hotspot - The Advertiser

Health - Sat, 08/19/2017 - 10:27

The Advertiser

Chinese tourism expert suggests Adelaide should market itself as a health tourism hotspot
The Advertiser
He pointed to the planned proton therapy centre at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute as an example of a potential drawcard. The centre, which will be the first of its type in the southern hemisphere, enables doctors to ...

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Hawking blames UK govt for health 'crisis' - NEWS.com.au

Health - Sat, 08/19/2017 - 09:05

ABC News

Hawking blames UK govt for health 'crisis'
NEWS.com.au
Writing in the Guardian newspaper, the British cosmologist, who was diagnosed with motor neurone disease aged 21, also accused Britain's health minister of cherry-picking scientific evidence to justify policies. "The care I have received since being ...
Physicist Hawking criticizes UK health secretary on serviceABC News
Jeremy Hunt accuses Stephen Hawking of 'pernicious falsehood' in NHS rowThe Guardian
Stephen Hawking: I'm worried about the future of the NHSBBC News
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Details behind Ric Flair's death scare - NEWS.com.au

Health - Sat, 08/19/2017 - 00:42

NEWS.com.au

Details behind Ric Flair's death scare
NEWS.com.au
In an interview with Sports Illustrated last Tuesday, three days before he was hospitalised in Atlanta, Flair eerily discussed his alcohol problems that have led to health complications later in life. “I had one vice. I'm not going to point my finger ...

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Five podcasts that will benefit your health and wellbeing - The Sydney Morning Herald

Health - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 23:12

The Sydney Morning Herald

Five podcasts that will benefit your health and wellbeing
The Sydney Morning Herald
"Podcasts are really a personal learning tool for the masses, whether your interests include sport, relationships, technology, news, health, family or comedy," she says. "They have the benefit of providing easy-to-digest sound bites that allow us to ...

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The seven tactics unhealthy industries use to undermine public health policies - The Conversation CA

Health - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 15:20

The Conversation CA

The seven tactics unhealthy industries use to undermine public health policies
The Conversation CA
Across Africa there are examples of governments trying to introduce policies that improve health, and protect the environment only to find their efforts undermined by unhealthy corporations, and their industry associations. A case in point is South ...

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The seven tactics unhealthy industries use to undermine public health policies - The Conversation CA

Health - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 15:20

The Conversation CA

The seven tactics unhealthy industries use to undermine public health policies
The Conversation CA
Across Africa there are examples of governments trying to introduce policies that improve health, and protect the environment only to find their efforts undermined by unhealthy corporations, and their industry associations. A case in point is South ...

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Health giants take knife to assets as cash coughed up for GPs ... - Herald Sun

Health - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 12:19

Herald Sun

Health giants take knife to assets as cash coughed up for GPs ...
Herald Sun
THE challenge of retaining GPs is weighing on Australian healthcare players, with one operator dramatically cutting the value of its medical centres and another ...
Fullerton Health buys medical centres in Australia, Companies ...The Straits Times

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