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Healthcare flagged as federal election issue by Bill Shorten at Tasmania Labor conference - ABC News

Sun, 09/09/2018 - 03:26

ABC News

Healthcare flagged as federal election issue by Bill Shorten at Tasmania Labor conference
ABC News
Tasmanians shouldn't have to fly to the mainland to get the health care they need, Federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has told a gathering of party faithful, putting health at the centre of the battlelines for the federal election. Mr Shorten flew ...
Shorten draws battle lines on healthSBS
Labor leader Bill Shorten draws election battle lines on healthThe Australian

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International health IT week in review: September 9 - Pulse+IT

Sat, 09/08/2018 - 22:09

Pulse+IT

International health IT week in review: September 9
Pulse+IT
Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of international health IT news for the week ending September 9: Blockchain app for personal health data, Theranos wound up, US Air Force monitoring system dubbed Batdok, cash for UK digital exemplars, NHS eReferrals are go ...

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Mental health care scrutinised following suicide attempts - The West Australian

Sat, 09/08/2018 - 18:02

The West Australian

Mental health care scrutinised following suicide attempts
The West Australian
The WA Country Health Service is launching two clinical incident reviews into the suicide and attempted suicide of two young Kalgoorlie-Boulder residents in the past fortnight. Both were involuntary psychiatric patients sectioned under the Mental ...

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Regional Victorians desperately need GPs and other health workers - Herald Sun

Sat, 09/08/2018 - 11:11

Herald Sun

Regional Victorians desperately need GPs and other health workers
Herald Sun
According to the Rural Workforce Agency Victoria, there were 174 vacant health positions in regional Victoria last week, including 143 desperately needed GPs. The hardest hit regions are the Murray with 76 vacancies, Western Victoria 62, and Gippsland 31.

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Salmonella outbreak prompts egg recall amid NSW Health investigation - The Sydney Morning Herald

Sat, 09/08/2018 - 06:09

The Sydney Morning Herald

Salmonella outbreak prompts egg recall amid NSW Health investigation
The Sydney Morning Herald
Eggs are being recalled from stores across metro Sydney after 23 people were diagnosed with food poisoning from Salmonella enteritidis. The NSW Food Authority and NSW Health are investigating the cluster of Salmonella cases in the Sydney area, ...
Recall: Glendenning Farms eggs | NSW Food AuthorityNSW Food Authority

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A vocal advocate calls it a day on health council - Parkes Champion-Post

Sat, 09/08/2018 - 02:30

Parkes Champion-Post

A vocal advocate calls it a day on health council
Parkes Champion-Post
Rene has been a vocal advocate for the community she loves and has been involved with hospital committees since 1992, including being a on the consultation committee when the old Trundle hospital was being considered to be redeveloped as into a ...

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Julian Assange is in very poor health, needs treatment, says WikiLeaks lawyer - NEWS.com.au

Fri, 09/07/2018 - 22:18

NEWS.com.au

Julian Assange is in very poor health, needs treatment, says WikiLeaks lawyer
NEWS.com.au
“However if there is not a resolution to his case — in other words, the UK guaranteeing that he will not be extradited to the US — the reality is Julian's health will deteriorate to the point where his life is in serious danger.” According to reports ...
Julian Assange's health 'could deteriorate rapidly' if he does not leave the Ecuadorian embassy in LondonEvening Standard
WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange's Health Rapidly Deteriorating – AttorneySputnik International
Assange in very poor health, needs treatment, says WikiLeaks lawyeriTWire

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Gold, silver and bronze: How the private health changes affect you - NEWS.com.au

Fri, 09/07/2018 - 22:01

NEWS.com.au

Gold, silver and bronze: How the private health changes affect you
NEWS.com.au
Health funds are busily preparing for big changes to the system from April next year, and fund members are being urged to check their cover early. The introduction of gold, silver and bronze product tiers for hospital treatment is an effort to simplify ...

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Explanation needed for ACT's disappointing health service management - The Canberra Times

Fri, 09/07/2018 - 14:03

The Canberra Times

Explanation needed for ACT's disappointing health service management
The Canberra Times
The time has come for the Barr Government to explain why, despite spending hundreds of millions of dollars on health services each and every year, ACT Health continues to lurch from crisis to crisis.

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How feeling young at heart impacts your overall health - The Sydney Morning Herald

Fri, 09/07/2018 - 14:00

The Sydney Morning Herald

How feeling young at heart impacts your overall health
The Sydney Morning Herald
It found that older people who feel younger than their age showed fewer signs of brain ageing on MRI scans compared to others. They were also more likely to score higher on a memory test, view their health as better, and be less likely to report ...

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LEDs could be harmful to health – the EU halogen ban will make it worse - The Conversation UK

Fri, 09/07/2018 - 13:32

The Conversation UK

LEDs could be harmful to health – the EU halogen ban will make it worse
The Conversation UK
Flicker can be bad for your health. Even if it is so fast that you can't see it and are unaware of it, it can cause headaches and eyestrain and interfere with the control of eye movements. Most lamps flicker between bright and dim but the flicker from ...

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'It was uncontrollable': Block contestant's mental health struggle - 9news.com.au

Fri, 09/07/2018 - 10:12

9news.com.au

'It was uncontrollable': Block contestant's mental health struggle
9news.com.au
Sleepless nights, demanding deadlines and a camera with you 24/7 – there's no doubt The Block can be a pressure-cooker environment. And for contestants Spence and Kerrie, it sent them to a very difficult place, where they walked off the show. Spending ...

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Manmeet Alisher death: mental health treatment 'deficiencies' left ... - ABC News

Fri, 09/07/2018 - 07:15

ABC News

Manmeet Alisher death: mental health treatment 'deficiencies' left ...
ABC News
Queensland Health says it has "no doubt" there were deficiencies in the mental health treatment of the man who killed Brisbane bus driver Manmeet Alisher with ...

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Manmeet Alisher death: mental health treatment 'deficiencies' left killer free to act - ABC News

Fri, 09/07/2018 - 07:15

ABC News

Manmeet Alisher death: mental health treatment 'deficiencies' left killer free to act
ABC News
Queensland Health says it has "no doubt" there were deficiencies in the mental health treatment of the man who killed Brisbane bus driver Manmeet Alisher with a homemade bomb in 2016. The report revealed Anthony Mark Edward O'Donohue made ...

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Using data to shape the future of health services - RACGP

Fri, 09/07/2018 - 04:55

RACGP

Using data to shape the future of health services
RACGP
Their respective systems are known as Population Level Analysis and Reporting Tool (POLAR) Data, which works with Primary Health Networks (PHNs) in Victoria and New South Wales; and MedicineInsight, which collects information from more than 700 ...

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Probiotics might not do anything for your gut microbiome — and could even be bad for it, studies find - ABC News

Fri, 09/07/2018 - 01:41

The Guardian

Probiotics might not do anything for your gut microbiome — and could even be bad for it, studies find
ABC News
But while over-the-counter probiotics are popularly viewed as enhancing health or helping protect against certain ailments, scientific evidence really only points to probiotics being effective for a few specific conditions. Two studies published today ...
Probiotics 'not as beneficial for gut health as previously thought'The Guardian

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Drought, distance drive health woes: CWA - NEWS.com.au

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 23:24

Drought, distance drive health woes: CWA
NEWS.com.au
President Annette Turner says the service gap in the bush is now on the brink of crisis. Health services for those around the far western community of Whitecliffs, where Ms Turner lives, are often remote. When people there need specialist treatment ...

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Drought, distance drive health woes: CWA - NEWS.com.au

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 23:24

Drought, distance drive health woes: CWA
NEWS.com.au
President Annette Turner says the service gap in the bush is now on the brink of crisis. Health services for those around the far western community of Whitecliffs, where Ms Turner lives, are often remote. When people there need specialist treatment ...

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Why private health premiums are set to soar - Gladstone Observer

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 23:19

Gladstone Observer

Why private health premiums are set to soar
Gladstone Observer
HALF of all health fund members will have to pay higher premiums and switch to top cover policies to be insured for hip and knee replacements under major reforms. And they could then face a 12-month wait before their health fund will cover them for the ...

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Why private health premiums are set to soar - News Mail

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 23:19

News Mail

Why private health premiums are set to soar
News Mail
HALF of all health fund members will have to pay higher premiums and switch to top cover policies to be insured for hip and knee replacements under major reforms. And they could then face a 12-month wait before their health fund will cover them for the ...

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