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Private health insurance is too expensive and excludes too much, Bill Shorten argues - ABC Online

Health - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 06:03

ABC Online

Private health insurance is too expensive and excludes too much, Bill Shorten argues
ABC Online
Health Minister Greg Hunt seized on Mr Shorten's refusal to rule out abolishing the private health insurance rebate. Mr Hunt said private health insurance would be too expensive for some of the 13 million Australians with private health insurance if ...
Shorten seeks lower private health billsSBS
Labor would push up premiums: HuntThe Australian
Bill Shorten promises changes to increase wages, stop health insurance risesThe Sydney Morning Herald

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Tasmanian election: Labor announces half-billion-dollar health pledge - ABC Online

Health - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 03:01

ABC Online

Tasmanian election: Labor announces half-billion-dollar health pledge
ABC Online
Tasmania's Labor Party has unveiled a half-billion-dollar health plan in a bid to convince voters it is the only party that can improve the state's health system. Labor leader Rebecca White announced the $560 million health policy outside a health ...
Tasmanian state election: Labor promises $560m health boostThe Mercury
Tas Labor to fix state's health 'crisis'SBS
Labor in $560m health pledge, Libs spruik timber millThe Australian

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'I cry in my bed a lot': Surfing champ Sabre Norris reveals health challenge - The Sydney Morning Herald

Health - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 02:58

The Sydney Morning Herald

'I cry in my bed a lot': Surfing champ Sabre Norris reveals health challenge
The Sydney Morning Herald
Newcastle's Sabre Norris is sticking to her goal to skateboard for Australia at the 2020 Olympics, despite facing a challenging medical condition. The 13-year-old talented skateboarder and surfer made waves around the world in 2016 after receiving a ...

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6 health trends we need in 2018 (no fads required) - WAtoday

Health - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 02:07

WAtoday

6 health trends we need in 2018 (no fads required)
WAtoday
The official response from health authorities so far has blamed the public for doing what they were advised to, and to lambast those who point out the flaws in the current approach (including the relatively-useless star system). Many people have had ...

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Wattle Health signs baby food deal with Vasudevan and Sons in ... - The Australian Financial Review

Health - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 01:00

The Australian Financial Review

Wattle Health signs baby food deal with Vasudevan and Sons in ...
The Australian Financial Review
Wattle Health has struck a deal to sell organic baby food into India, which has proved a difficult market for Australian companies.

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Taking codeine off shelves will save lives: health minister - SBS

Health - Mon, 01/29/2018 - 22:11

SBS

Taking codeine off shelves will save lives: health minister
SBS
The minister pointed to a greater availability of paracetamol and ibuprofen combination medications and talked up the nation's high bulk billing rates when quizzed about the frustration and cost of having to see a doctor for a script. In October, all ...
Health Minister Greg Hunt backs genomics as 'great personal passion'The Australian Financial Review

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Make health premiums affordable: poll - SBS

Health - Mon, 01/29/2018 - 21:58

Make health premiums affordable: poll
SBS
Voters still want the federal government to make private health insurance more affordable, despite Greg Hunt securing the lowest premium rise in 17 years. Updated Updated 2 hours ago. A majority of voters still believe the federal government should do ...

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The useful bias in private health cover - The Australian

Health - Mon, 01/29/2018 - 13:01

The useful bias in private health cover
The Australian
In fact, the No 1 reason why people do not hold private health insurance is because they say it is too expensive or they cannot afford it. However, there are new compelling reasons for both young and old to reconsider private health insurance in 2018 ...

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Weipa nurse will plead guilty to stealing morphine from Weipa Integrated Health Service - The Cairns Post

Health - Mon, 01/29/2018 - 10:41

The Cairns Post

Weipa nurse will plead guilty to stealing morphine from Weipa Integrated Health Service
The Cairns Post
Ms Grant-Metcalf was suspended by the Torres and Cape Hospital and Health Service while the investigation was ongoing. A Queensland Health spokesman confirmed yesterday she remained suspended without pay. Torres and Cape Hospital and Health Service ...

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NDIS failing people with severe mental health issues, new report warns - The Guardian

Health - Mon, 01/29/2018 - 06:30

The Guardian

NDIS failing people with severe mental health issues, new report warns
The Guardian
The national disability insurance scheme is failing those with severe mental health problems and risks creating significant gaps in support services, a new report warns. The University of Sydney report, titled Mind the Gap, warns problems with the NDIS ...

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NDIS failing people with severe mental health issues, new report warns - The Guardian

Health - Mon, 01/29/2018 - 06:30

The Guardian

NDIS failing people with severe mental health issues, new report warns
The Guardian
The national disability insurance scheme is failing those with severe mental health problems and risks creating significant gaps in support services, a new report warns. The University of Sydney report, titled Mind the Gap, warns problems with the NDIS ...

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What This Doctor Wants You To Know About Eating Meat - Women's Health

Health - Mon, 01/29/2018 - 06:13

Women's Health

What This Doctor Wants You To Know About Eating Meat
Women's Health
... to processed vs organic meat. An organic lean steak won't make you fat, but consuming processed meats will. Reducing your processed meat intake all relates back to being aware of what you're putting in your body and where it comes from. You may cut ...

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Perth actor gets real about mental health with profits to help kids in crisis - WAtoday

Health - Mon, 01/29/2018 - 05:36

WAtoday

Perth actor gets real about mental health with profits to help kids in crisis
WAtoday
Sun-Mi Clyburn will donate half the proceeds from her Fringe World show to Youth Focus. Photo: Supplied. That's why half of all proceeds of the 28-year-old's Perth Fringe World show, Audiotherapy, will be going to Youth Focus, to help provide more ...

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High salt in lunchbox foods could have long term effects: health advocates - SBS

Health - Sun, 01/28/2018 - 22:29

SBS

High salt in lunchbox foods could have long term effects: health advocates
SBS
Various stakeholders, including the Heart Foundation and George Insitute of Global Health, are lobbying the federal government to set salt targets for food categories and to review major brands' compliance with the targets. Professor Bruce Neal from ...

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The Health Report with Norman Swan - RN Breakfast - ABC Radio ... - ABC Online

Health - Sun, 01/28/2018 - 22:16

ABC Online

The Health Report with Norman Swan - RN Breakfast - ABC Radio ...
ABC Online
From Thursday, Australians will need a prescription to buy ordinary painkillers containing codeine — like Panadeine and Nurofen Plus.

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What is kombucha and how do the health claims stack up? - InDaily

Health - Sun, 01/28/2018 - 21:13

InDaily

What is kombucha and how do the health claims stack up?
InDaily
A quick Google search will produce many exciting health claims about kombucha. These include detoxifying the blood, reducing cholesterol levels, reducing blood pressure, protecting against diabetes, antibacterial effects, and counteracting ageing. When ...

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Mental health focus – Ray White Keatley fundraiser - The Border Watch

Health - Sun, 01/28/2018 - 17:37

The Border Watch

Mental health focus – Ray White Keatley fundraiser
The Border Watch
FARMER FOCUS: Australian music legend Kate Ceberano will perform at the upcoming Ray White Keatley Mellow in the Yellow fundraising event at the Railway Lands on February 23. The event will raise money for the Mount Gambier Community Health Mental ...

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Australians consuming 'far above' healthy levels of salt intake - The Sydney Morning Herald

Health - Sun, 01/28/2018 - 13:16

The Sydney Morning Herald

Australians consuming 'far above' healthy levels of salt intake
The Sydney Morning Herald
Led by Bruce Neal of the Food Policy Division of the George Institute for Global Health, authors of the study found that with cardiovascular disease remaining the leading cause of death in Australia, reducing salt intake "is projected to be one of the ...
Salt intake of Australian men twice as high as it should beABC Online

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