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African islands send SOS as climate change worsens health - The Sydney Morning Herald

Health - Thu, 11/08/2018 - 17:24

The Sydney Morning Herald

African islands send SOS as climate change worsens health
The Sydney Morning Herald
At least 23 per cent of deaths in Africa are linked to the environment, the highest of any region worldwide, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). This figure is expected to rise as global warming disrupts food supply, water sources and ...

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Greg Hunt refuses to give My Health Record update as MPs push to extend opt-out period - The Guardian

Health - Thu, 11/08/2018 - 17:00

The Guardian

Greg Hunt refuses to give My Health Record update as MPs push to extend opt-out period
The Guardian
The health minister, Greg Hunt, and the Australian Digital Health Agency have refused to give an update on how many Australians have opted out of the My Health Record system. All Australians who have not opted out by 15 November will have a My Health ...

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Greg Hunt refuses to give My Health Record update as MPs push to extend opt-out period - The Guardian

Health - Thu, 11/08/2018 - 17:00

The Guardian

Greg Hunt refuses to give My Health Record update as MPs push to extend opt-out period
The Guardian
The health minister, Greg Hunt, and the Australian Digital Health Agency have refused to give an update on how many Australians have opted out of the My Health Record system. All Australians who have not opted out by 15 November will have a My Health ...

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Greg Hunt refuses to give My Health Record update as MPs push to extend opt-out period - The Guardian

Health - Thu, 11/08/2018 - 17:00

The Guardian

Greg Hunt refuses to give My Health Record update as MPs push to extend opt-out period
The Guardian
The health minister, Greg Hunt, and the Australian Digital Health Agency have refused to give an update on how many Australians have opted out of the My Health Record system. All Australians who have not opted out by 15 November will have a My Health ...
Is The Grass The Same Colour? Reflections On National Governments Implementing Health Care InitiativesHealth Affairs (blog)

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Matt Hancock's preventative health plans will pay off – health economist - The Conversation UK

Health - Thu, 11/08/2018 - 15:20

The Conversation UK

Matt Hancock's preventative health plans will pay off – health economist
The Conversation UK
A week after the UK's chancellor of the exchequer promised an extra £20.5 billion for the NHS, the health secretary, Matt Hancock, called for more spending on preventative health. He is clear that the current spending pattern – a whopping £97 billion ...

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Matt Hancock's health prevention plans will pay off – health economist - The Conversation UK

Health - Thu, 11/08/2018 - 15:20

The Conversation UK

Matt Hancock's health prevention plans will pay off – health economist
The Conversation UK
A week after the UK's chancellor of the exchequer promised an extra £20.5 billion for the NHS, the health secretary, Matt Hancock, called for more spending on preventative health. He is clear that the current spending pattern – a whopping £97 billion ...

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Five more mental health beds will be opened at the refurbished Lyell McEwin Hospital - NEWS.com.au

Health - Thu, 11/08/2018 - 13:30

NEWS.com.au

Five more mental health beds will be opened at the refurbished Lyell McEwin Hospital
NEWS.com.au
“The permanent mental health assessment unit will be included as part of the wider $58 million major redevelopment of the Lyell McEwin Hospital's emergency department,” he said. “While that major project is due for completion in 2021, the development ...

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Friends and family good for health: study - SBS

Health - Thu, 11/08/2018 - 13:10

Sunraysia Daily

Friends and family good for health: study
SBS
The Australian Loneliness Report, released on Friday in time for Psychology Week, found people with higher loneliness levels reported more physical health symptoms including sleeping difficulties, headaches, stomach complaints, nausea, colds and ...
One in four Australians are lonely, which affects their physical and mental healthThe Conversation AU
Loneliness study - Psychology Week 2018Psychology Week

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Friends and family good for health: study - SBS

Health - Thu, 11/08/2018 - 13:10

Friends and family good for health: study
SBS
The Australian Loneliness Report, released on Friday in time for Psychology Week, found people with higher loneliness levels reported more physical health symptoms including sleeping difficulties, headaches, stomach complaints, nausea, colds and ...

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Tasmanian health authorities say low North-West meningococcal vaccination rate puts people at risk - The Advocate

Health - Thu, 11/08/2018 - 06:02

The Advocate

Tasmanian health authorities say low North-West meningococcal vaccination rate puts people at risk
The Advocate
Thousands of North-West Tasmanians have still not taken up the free meningococcal ACWY vaccine. Public health figures show that almost 10,000 people across Devonport, Ulverstone and Burnie aged between six weeks and 21 years have not received the ...

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Young returning veterans at high risk of mental health issues - RACGP

Health - Thu, 11/08/2018 - 02:45

RACGP

Young returning veterans at high risk of mental health issues
RACGP
For example, while young men and women make up only a quarter of full-time serving personnel in the ADF, theyhave the highest rate of mental ill-health among their colleagues, including conditions such as panic attacks, alcohol-use disorders and ...
Nightclub shooting illustrates reluctance among veterans to seek mental health helpThe San Diego Union-Tribune

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Young returning veterans at high risk of mental health issues - RACGP

Health - Thu, 11/08/2018 - 02:45

RACGP

Young returning veterans at high risk of mental health issues
RACGP
For example, while young men and women make up only a quarter of full-time serving personnel in the ADF, theyhave the highest rate of mental ill-health among their colleagues, including conditions such as panic attacks, alcohol-use disorders and ...

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'Organic' material found in Flinders Medical Centre desserts not poo, SA Health Minister says - ABC News

Health - Wed, 11/07/2018 - 23:57

ABC News

'Organic' material found in Flinders Medical Centre desserts not poo, SA Health Minister says
ABC News
The "organic" material discovered in desserts at Adelaide's Flinders Medical Centre (FMC) is not faeces, South Australia's Health Minister Stephen Wade says. Key points: Health Minister describes contamination as a "disgusting, deliberate act ...

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A growing problem: Trent Zimmerman on sleep health issues - ABC News

Health - Wed, 11/07/2018 - 20:57

ABC News

A growing problem: Trent Zimmerman on sleep health issues
ABC News
The use of earplugs, an eye-mask, a room in total black-out, different pillows, heavy blankets, light blankets, hard mattresses or soft ones... The burning of lavender oil, cutting back on coffee, a bath before bed: even with all those things ...

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Nick Kyrgios has opened up about mental health issues that have continued to plague him - NEWS.com.au

Health - Wed, 11/07/2018 - 19:05

NEWS.com.au

Nick Kyrgios has opened up about mental health issues that have continued to plague him
NEWS.com.au
“I was obviously struggling with a couple of things on and off the court this year, so it hasn't been easy,” he told hometown newspaper the Canberra Times. “But I'm starting to see some psychologists and trying to get on top of my mental health. “I ...
Nick Kyrgios using psychologists to 'get on top of mental health'ESPN
Nick Kyrgios opens up about mental health, foundation and injuriesThe Sydney Morning Herald
US Open 2018 - Watch or Stream Live Tennis on FoxtelFoxtel

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Pressure to extend health record opt-out - Western Advocate

Health - Wed, 11/07/2018 - 16:47

Pressure to extend health record opt-out
Western Advocate
Pressure to extend health record opt-out. Marnie Banger. National · facebookSHARE · twitterTWEET · email · whatsapp. Australians have a week left to opt-out of the nation's controversial online medical records system, with the federal government ...

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Mental health review must achieve 'radical reform': Patrick McGorry - The Sydney Morning Herald

Health - Wed, 11/07/2018 - 13:00

The Sydney Morning Herald

Mental health review must achieve 'radical reform': Patrick McGorry
The Sydney Morning Herald
Psychiatrist and youth mental health advocate Patrick McGorry has called for "a radical reform of the structure and culture" of mental health services, as the Productivity Commission prepares to look at the economic cost of mental illness. The former ...

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Billy, a health tech start-up keeping the elderly out of aged care, raises $5m - The Australian Financial Review

Health - Wed, 11/07/2018 - 12:01

The Australian Financial Review

Billy, a health tech start-up keeping the elderly out of aged care, raises $5m
The Australian Financial Review
An Australian start-up that seeks to keep elderly people out of hospital and in their homes living independently for longer by monitoring them remotely has raised $5 million from one of South Australia's largest aged care service providers. Billy uses ...

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The arts are a shadow health service – here's why - The Conversation UK

Health - Wed, 11/07/2018 - 10:00

The Conversation UK

The arts are a shadow health service – here's why
The Conversation UK
The UK's Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, has said that doctors should prescribe dance classes and trips to concert halls as well as pills and physio – and set out plans to make this “social prescribing” a reality. He clearly gets how the arts can ...
Health Secretary Matt Hancock ensuring 'more refrigerated capacity for medicines' ahead of BrexitITV News

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Privacy protections bolstered for My Health system - ABC Local

Health - Wed, 11/07/2018 - 02:15

ABC Local

Privacy protections bolstered for My Health system
ABC Local
The Government has announced changes to the My Health system, as the opt out deadline edges closer. Labor has welcomed the announcement but says Australians should be given longer to decide on whether they want a digital health record. Duration: ...

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