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Queensland Police fails to implement mandatory mental health assessments - Courier Mail

Health - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 13:35

Courier Mail

Queensland Police fails to implement mandatory mental health assessments
Courier Mail
The recommendations included providing mandatory psychological assessments to officers in regional areas by 2015, before rolling out the service to all operational members by 2020. Commissioner Ian Stewart defended the QPS' mental health strategies.

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Girls and women prioritise happiness over looks - Herald Sun

Health - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 12:51

Herald Sun

Girls and women prioritise happiness over looks
Herald Sun
Nearly eight in 10 say health and wellbeing are more important than appearance or meeting a goal weight, a Galaxy Research survey of 1000 girls and women found. Despite this, one-third of teenagers and two-thirds of young women say they have dieted in ...

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Government to shake up private health insurance industry - ABC Online

Health - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 07:07

Government to shake up private health insurance industry
ABC Online
How much will customers save on private health insurance in the years ahead, after the Federal Government's announcement of 14 new measures to address an affordability and transparency crisis? The Government is promising premium rises won't be as ...

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Tasmania ranks highest in Australia on mental health hospital admissions, medication - ABC Online

Health - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 22:31

ABC Online

Tasmania ranks highest in Australia on mental health hospital admissions, medication
ABC Online
Tasmania's mental health sector believes a shift in focus to community based care is needed to lower the rate of hospital admissions for people with mental illness symptoms. Tasmania topped the national rankings in 2015/16 when it came to residential ...

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Tasmania ranks highest in Australia on mental health hospital admissions, medication - ABC Online

Health - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 22:31

ABC Online

Tasmania ranks highest in Australia on mental health hospital admissions, medication
ABC Online
Tasmania's mental health sector believes a shift in focus to community based care is needed to lower the rate of hospital admissions for people with mental illness symptoms. Tasmania topped the national rankings in 2015/16 when it came to residential ...

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Tasmania ranks highest in Australia on mental health hospital admissions, medication - ABC Online

Health - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 22:31

ABC Online

Tasmania ranks highest in Australia on mental health hospital admissions, medication
ABC Online
Tasmania's mental health sector believes a shift in focus to community based care is needed to lower the rate of hospital admissions for people with mental illness symptoms. Tasmania topped the national rankings in 2015/16 when it came to residential ...

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Why private health insurers and private hospitals aren't worried by crackdown on price hikes - ABC Online

Health - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 19:12

ABC Online

Why private health insurers and private hospitals aren't worried by crackdown on price hikes
ABC Online
Medibank chief executive Craig Drummond applauded the reforms for improving affordability, value and transparency of private health insurance for policy holders. "This reform package is essential to keeping premiums affordable for our customers with ...

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Why private health insurers and private hospitals aren't worried by crackdown on price hikes - ABC Online

Health - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 19:12

ABC Online

Why private health insurers and private hospitals aren't worried by crackdown on price hikes
ABC Online
Medibank chief executive Craig Drummond applauded the reforms for improving affordability, value and transparency of private health insurance for policy holders. "This reform package is essential to keeping premiums affordable for our customers with ...

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Why private health insurers and private hospitals aren't worried by crackdown on price hikes - ABC Online

Health - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 19:12

ABC Online

Why private health insurers and private hospitals aren't worried by crackdown on price hikes
ABC Online
Medibank chief executive Craig Drummond applauded the reforms for improving affordability, value and transparency of private health insurance for policy holders. "This reform package is essential to keeping premiums affordable for our customers with ...

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Gambling addiction: Enter the 'zone' where winning is a distraction - ABC Online

Health - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 19:12

ABC Online

Gambling addiction: Enter the 'zone' where winning is a distraction
ABC Online
Dr Charles Livingstone, a gambling researcher from Monash University's School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, says the brain's method of producing these rewards has a lot to do with two well-known forms of psychological conditioning.

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Health insurance company shares surge in health reforms - The Australian

Health - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 13:04

The Australian

Health insurance company shares surge in health reforms
The Australian
Shares in the private hospital operator climbed 3.5 per cent yesterday, making it the best-performed healthcare stock of the day and the fourth-best stock in the broader ASX 200 index following confirmation of the government's plans for the biggest ...

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Why Trump's executive order may compound the health insurance industry's problems - The Conversation US

Health - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 05:05

The Conversation US

Why Trump's executive order may compound the health insurance industry's problems
The Conversation US
President Donald Trump has issued the first of what promises to be a series of health insurance executive orders aimed at dismantling the Affordable Care Act. It instructs the government to essentially exempt small businesses and potentially ...
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Friday the 13th and emergency departments: Why are hospitals so superstitious? - ABC Online

Health - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 04:49

ABC Online

Friday the 13th and emergency departments: Why are hospitals so superstitious?
ABC Online
Why don't we look to see what the answer is within our health system, in terms of what we see in the emergency department?'" Dr Lo said. They totted up admission rates and visits on 13 (get it?) Friday-the-13ths over a seven year period — comparing ...

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Friday the 13th and emergency departments: Why are hospitals so superstitious? - ABC Online

Health - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 04:49

ABC Online

Friday the 13th and emergency departments: Why are hospitals so superstitious?
ABC Online
Why don't we look to see what the answer is within our health system, in terms of what we see in the emergency department?'" Dr Lo said. They totted up admission rates and visits on 13 (get it?) Friday-the-13ths over a seven year period — comparing ...

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'Without private health insurance, I probably wouldn't be alive' - ABC Online

Health - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 04:00

ABC Online

'Without private health insurance, I probably wouldn't be alive'
ABC Online
"They were desperately trying to find a bed for me in the public health system, calling everywhere and nowhere had a bed," Amelia recalled from her home north of Melbourne. "And then my mum said 'we have private health insurance', and asked if that ...

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'Without private health insurance, I probably wouldn't be alive' - ABC Online

Health - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 04:00

ABC Online

'Without private health insurance, I probably wouldn't be alive'
ABC Online
"They were desperately trying to find a bed for me in the public health system, calling everywhere and nowhere had a bed," Amelia recalled from her home north of Melbourne. "And then my mum said 'we have private health insurance', and asked if that ...

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Hunt puts best foot forward on health but we'll need to monitor developments - The Australian

Health - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 03:45

The Australian

Hunt puts best foot forward on health but we'll need to monitor developments
The Australian
Right now, 55 per cent of people have some form of private health insurance, with 46 per cent having hospital cover, while only 30 per cent of those under 30 are covered. Under the new plan, there will be a discount of up to 10 per cent for people who ...

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Early bird gets the jetlag: Getting up at 7am every day can ruin your health - The Sydney Morning Herald

Health - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 03:30

The Sydney Morning Herald

Early bird gets the jetlag: Getting up at 7am every day can ruin your health
The Sydney Morning Herald
Waking up at 7am every day? I know what you're thinking: "Dear spoiled millennial, what's your problem? A lot of people get up much earlier than that every day and they never complain." But don't be so quick to judge. Listen to my story first. Play ...

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