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Opposition parties attempt to recall Tasmanian Parliament to claim Health Minister's scalp - The Advocate

2 hours 7 min ago

The Advocate

Opposition parties attempt to recall Tasmanian Parliament to claim Health Minister's scalp
The Advocate
Health Minister Michael Ferguson has attempted to clear the air over so-called misconceptions surrounding a high-level report on the rollout of new hospital beds across the state. Mr Ferguson consistently denied a report existed in the last week of ...

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Georges River still in poor health in southwest Sydney, report shows - Daily Telegraph

3 hours 59 min ago

Daily Telegraph

Georges River still in poor health in southwest Sydney, report shows
Daily Telegraph
But that is where the good news ends, with a majority of the river that runs through Canterbury-Bankstown, Liverpool and Fairfield recording poor health. Kayakers collect rubbish south of Salt Pan Creek at the Georges River junction for Clean Up ...

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Patients traumatised in 'custodial' NSW mental health units, damning report reveals - The Sydney Morning Herald

4 hours 47 min ago

The Sydney Morning Herald

Patients traumatised in 'custodial' NSW mental health units, damning report reveals
The Sydney Morning Herald
The report was dedicated to Miriam Merten, whose distressing treatment at Lismore Base Hospital's mental health unit was the catalyst for the report. Photo: Supplied. Patients and their families described services "that traumatise and show a lack of ...
NSW mental health units more like jails, according to report sparked by Miriam Merten deathABC Local
Report highlights 'nightmare' of NSW mental health hospitalsDaily Telegraph

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Facebook admits social media is bad for users' mental health - The Australian

6 hours 50 min ago

The Australian

Facebook admits social media is bad for users' mental health
The Australian
Mental health campaigners urged internet companies to go further. “Young people tell us they want social media companies to do more to tackle online bullying and promote good mental health,” Sarah Brennan, chief executive of the YoungMinds charity ...
Facebook admits social media can be bad for your mental health – but claims the remedy is to post MORE oftenThe Sun
Facebook Admits Social Media Can Harm Your Mental HealthFortune
Facebook admits it poses mental health risk – but says using site more can helpThe Guardian
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Labor, Greens call for urgent action to fix Tasmanian Health Service - The Mercury

7 hours 28 min ago

The Mercury

Labor, Greens call for urgent action to fix Tasmanian Health Service
The Mercury
Picture: MATHEW FARRELL. Mr Ferguson and Premier Will Hodgman announced yesterday that: THS CEO David Alcorn and the governing council would be removed; the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services would have ultimate responsibility for ...
Tasmanian Health Service set for shake-up in wake of consistent criticism of bureaucracyABC Online

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Health record details exposed as 'de-identification' of data fails - The Sydney Morning Herald

7 hours 38 min ago

The Sydney Morning Herald

Health record details exposed as 'de-identification' of data fails
The Sydney Morning Herald
One in 10 Australians' private health records have been unwittingly exposed by the Department of Health in an embarrassing blunder that includes potentially exposing if someone is on HIV medication, has terminated a pregnancy, or is seeing a ...
Health open data bungle meant Aussies could be identifiediTnews
One in 10 Australians' health records exposed in department data blunderNEWS.com.au

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'Family is family': Bourke St accused's brother concerned about mental health - The Age

8 hours 26 sec ago

The Age

'Family is family': Bourke St accused's brother concerned about mental health
The Age
Dimitrious Gargasoulas pleaded not guilty to a total of 39 charges last Friday in the Melbourne Magistrates Court, and it will now be up to the Supreme Court to determine whether he is fit to stand trial because of concerns over his mental health. But ...
'Family is family': Brother of accused Bourke St driver speaksNEWS.com.au

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Trump hasn't banned words 'foetus' and 'transgender': health department - SBS

8 hours 29 min ago

SBS

Trump hasn't banned words 'foetus' and 'transgender': health department
SBS
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that oversees the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has denied reports the Trump administration has banned the use of seven words and phrases from next year's official budget documents ...
CDC ban: Alarm over reports health agency forbidden from using words like 'fetus,' 'transgender' and 'diversity'ABC Online
Fetus, transgender, diversity: Trump officials give US health agencies a list of forbidden wordsThe Sydney Morning Herald
US health leaders alarmed by report 'fetus', 'transgender' among CDC banned wordsThe Guardian
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Believe it or not, there's health benefits to swimming with sharks - The Sydney Morning Herald

Sun, 12/17/2017 - 12:08

The Sydney Morning Herald

Believe it or not, there's health benefits to swimming with sharks
The Sydney Morning Herald
The water was inky blue and choppy, waves crashing over the nearby reef. I bounced on the swell as I perched with the other guests on the marlin board. I wasn't feeling a lot of excitement; I was mainly concentrating on not being sick. Given the word ...

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Royal commission provides an opportunity to improve youth mental health - The Sydney Morning Herald

Sun, 12/17/2017 - 02:54

The Sydney Morning Herald

Royal commission provides an opportunity to improve youth mental health
The Sydney Morning Herald
The release of the report from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has created an unprecedented opportunity for Australia to dramatically reduce the burden of mental illness and all of its consequences. This would ...

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Tasmanian Health Service set for shake-up in wake of consistent criticism of bureaucracy - ABC Online

Sun, 12/17/2017 - 02:19

ABC Online

Tasmanian Health Service set for shake-up in wake of consistent criticism of bureaucracy
ABC Online
"We trust our health professionals in their hospitals to assist the Government, we've made significant progress but we recognise that this will be a substantial improvement." Under the plan, the current head of the THS David Alcorn would no longer be ...

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Deloitte report slams Tasmanian Health Service executive - The Mercury

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 13:11

The Mercury

Deloitte report slams Tasmanian Health Service executive
The Mercury
... order to continue our efforts to improve Tasmania's public health system,” he said. Opposition leader Rebecca White accused Mr Ferguson of misleading Parliament over the report's existence. “It is alarming that Michael Ferguson was so determined to ...
Tasmanian Health Service executive not 'operating effectively', Deloitte report findsABC Online

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Deloitte report slams Tasmanian Health Service executive - The Mercury

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 13:11

The Mercury

Deloitte report slams Tasmanian Health Service executive
The Mercury
... order to continue our efforts to improve Tasmania's public health system,” he said. Opposition leader Rebecca White accused Mr Ferguson of misleading Parliament over the report's existence. “It is alarming that Michael Ferguson was so determined to ...
Tasmanian Health Service executive not 'operating effectively', Deloitte report findsABC Online

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Calls to stop sweeping mental health 'under the carpet' amid abuse fears - The Age

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 13:00

The Age

Calls to stop sweeping mental health 'under the carpet' amid abuse fears
The Age
Abuse is rife in mental health wards. Photo: Eamon Gallagher. Dr Duckett was appointed by Victoria's Health Minister Jill Hennessy to investigate the public health system after a spate of baby deaths at Bacchus Marsh hospital, so his views carry weight ...

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Believe it or not, there's health benefits to swimming with sharks - The Sydney Morning Herald

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 13:00

The Sydney Morning Herald

Believe it or not, there's health benefits to swimming with sharks
The Sydney Morning Herald
The water was inky blue and choppy, waves crashing over the nearby reef. I bounced on the swell as I perched with the other guests on the marlin board. I wasn't feeling a lot of excitement; I was mainly concentrating on not being sick. Given the word ...

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Putting a price on your child's health as killer bugs spread in WA - WAtoday

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 02:22

WAtoday

Putting a price on your child's health as killer bugs spread in WA
WAtoday
Dr Korshid called on Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt to step up and come up with the money for vaccinations for young children. "They need to work with the pharmaceutical industry to make these vaccines affordable because the only reason they are not ...

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Putting a price on your child's health as killer bugs spread in WA - WAtoday

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 02:22

WAtoday

Putting a price on your child's health as killer bugs spread in WA
WAtoday
Dr Korshid called on Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt to step up and come up with the money for vaccinations for young children. "They need to work with the pharmaceutical industry to make these vaccines affordable because the only reason they are not ...

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The week in health care, explained - Vox

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 21:20

Vox

The week in health care, explained
Vox
It's really hard to imagine a scenario in which Republicans can repeal Obamacare with a 51-seat Senate majority when they couldn't do it with a 52-seat majority. Doug Jones might have ended Obamacare repeal for good when he won the Alabama Senate seat ...
The Individual Mandate Would Be a Big LossBloomberg
Loss of health care mandate could impact Access Health CTCT Post

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Northern Territory justice criticises five-month wait for mental health assessment report - ABC Online

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 07:05

ABC Online

Northern Territory justice criticises five-month wait for mental health assessment report
ABC Online
The Northern Territory's forensic mental health team is so overstretched that it cannot prepare a report on one defendant's severe cognitive impairment before the end of May. Bronson Wurramara is being tried for indecent assault, but on Thursday before ...

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