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NSW women need to make small changes to drastically improve ... - The Sydney Morning Herald

Health - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 00:25

The Sydney Morning Herald

NSW women need to make small changes to drastically improve ...
The Sydney Morning Herald
Women's health in NSW is improving overall, but there are still many communities and age groups suffering disproportionately.

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Depression and mental health apps: How to tell the good from the bad - ABC Online

Health - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 00:12

ABC Online

Depression and mental health apps: How to tell the good from the bad
ABC Online
There are currently more than 10,000 depression and anxiety-related self-help apps available to download, the American Psychiatric Association estimates. But less than 1 per cent have been professionally evaluated. Cause for concern? Well, yes. But not ...

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Depression and mental health apps: How to tell the good from the bad - ABC Online

Health - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 00:12

ABC Online

Depression and mental health apps: How to tell the good from the bad
ABC Online
There are currently more than 10,000 depression and anxiety-related self-help apps available to download, the American Psychiatric Association estimates. But less than 1 per cent have been professionally evaluated. Cause for concern? Well, yes. But not ...

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Depression and mental health apps: How to tell the good from the bad - ABC Online

Health - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 00:12

ABC Online

Depression and mental health apps: How to tell the good from the bad
ABC Online
There are currently more than 10,000 depression and anxiety-related self-help apps available to download, the American Psychiatric Association estimates. But less than 1 per cent have been professionally evaluated. Cause for concern? Well, yes. But not ...

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$42.9m to bolster UQ health research - UQ News

Health - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 22:35

UQ News

$42.9m to bolster UQ health research
UQ News
Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Peter Høj said UQ's health research focused on practical solutions for medical conditions affecting millions of people around the world. “The funding will support research into dementia diagnosis, intervention ...

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Vegetarian diets and health: the voice of science needs to be heard - The Conversation AU

Health - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 21:02

The Conversation AU

Vegetarian diets and health: the voice of science needs to be heard
The Conversation AU
Are vegetarian diets the key to healthy aging, or could they be a risk to those who adopt them? These questions are a source of confusion for the general public, and for many scientists too. Why? Nutrition is a complex discipline and it struggles to ...

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Vegetarian diets and health: the voice of science needs to be heard - The Conversation AU

Health - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 21:02

The Conversation AU

Vegetarian diets and health: the voice of science needs to be heard
The Conversation AU
Are vegetarian diets the key to healthy aging, or could they be a risk to those who adopt them? These questions are a source of confusion for the general public, and for many scientists too. Why? Nutrition is a complex discipline and it struggles to ...

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Shaming people about their lifestyle habits does nothing to improve ... - The Conversation UK

Health - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 13:49

The Conversation UK

Shaming people about their lifestyle habits does nothing to improve ...
The Conversation UK
Going to the doctor usually involves exposing the body with all its faults and flaws. In a culture that increasingly values self control and bodily perfection, being sick or even merely old can lead to feelings of shame and inadequacy. Any defects or ...

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Parents with demanding jobs are risking their children's mental health, study finds - Daily Telegraph

Health - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 13:28

Daily Telegraph

Parents with demanding jobs are risking their children's mental health, study finds
Daily Telegraph
Professor Strazdins said the poor mental health suffered by children as a result of parental work stress could be reversed, but that it did leave a lasting impact. “It's positive to see that there is a big change in kids whose parents took less ...

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Barwon Health surgical hub: Healthy hub opens with surgical ... - Geelong Advertiser

Health - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 13:00

Geelong Advertiser

Barwon Health surgical hub: Healthy hub opens with surgical ...
Geelong Advertiser
LONG term patient Justin Foley has experienced first-hand the benefits of Geelong Hospital's new $6.38 million surgical hub. The Curlewis resident suffered a major workplace injury in February 2016 and has endured 28 surgeries to date, with more to ...

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Suicide sparks WA rural community into action on men's mental health and depression - ABC Online

Health - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 06:02

ABC Online

Suicide sparks WA rural community into action on men's mental health and depression
ABC Online
The suicide of a well-respected member of the farming community has sparked the small Wheatbelt community of Mingenew, in Western Australia's Midwest into action. In a community of fewer than 500 people, 40 men raised a collective $80,000, putting them ...

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Australia's mesh-injured women backed by peak health advocates after mother's death - Newcastle Herald

Health - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 05:11

Newcastle Herald

Australia's mesh-injured women backed by peak health advocates after mother's death
Newcastle Herald
CONSUMER health groups across Australia have called for a total ban on all pelvic mesh devices after the death of a Canadian mesh campaigner, and despite the objections of Australia's medical device regulator. In a joint media release on Tuesday the ...

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Report shows 34 NSW hospital patients died or suffered harm in sentinel events in one year - The Sydney Morning Herald

Health - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 04:28

The Sydney Morning Herald

Report shows 34 NSW hospital patients died or suffered harm in sentinel events in one year
The Sydney Morning Herald
The Auditor-General's report also said five "health entities", such as NSW Ambulance and Western Sydney, did not meet the Ministry of Health's performance expectations in the past financial year, up from three the previous year. Even though NSW ...

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Barwon Health surgical hub: Healthy hub opens with surgical precision - Geelong Advertiser

Health - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 03:11

Geelong Advertiser

Barwon Health surgical hub: Healthy hub opens with surgical precision
Geelong Advertiser
The $6.38 million facility, located in the old ICU space on level four, was 22 months in the making. The space performs multiple functions for patients waiting for, and recovering from, surgery. Surgical and Critical Care clinical director Simon ...

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Eating more fibre better for Australians' health — and the economy - The West Australian

Health - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 01:31

The West Australian

Eating more fibre better for Australians' health — and the economy
The West Australian
Eating more fibre is not only good for individual health but also the health of the economy, economic modelling suggests. A study conducted by Nutrition Research Australia and Deloitte Access Economics shows that if every Australian adult added two to ...

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We're About To Find Out If Mental Health Apps Really Work - Gizmodo Australia

Health - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 00:05

Gizmodo Australia

We're About To Find Out If Mental Health Apps Really Work
Gizmodo Australia
Australia's largest ever clinical trial into the effectiveness of mental health apps - specifically for preventing depression in adolescents - just received a big chunk of funding. The team of researchers involved in the trial are from UNSW Sydney ...

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Health groups call for school students to be taught about endometriosis - ABC Online

Health - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 19:09

ABC Online

Health groups call for school students to be taught about endometriosis
ABC Online
A coalition of women's health groups want all teenagers to be taught about menstrual health in schools to raise awareness about the potentially debilitating condition endometriosis. Key points: Health groups call for menstrual education in schools ...

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Business SA's spotlight on mental health - The Advertiser

Health - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 13:30

The Advertiser

Business SA's spotlight on mental health
The Advertiser
At Business SA, we want to hear about your workplace health and wellbeing concerns, and have launched a two-week survey to find out which issues concern businesses the most. World Health Organisation statistics show that about 2 per cent of the ...

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These nutrient deficiencies are linked to mental ill health - The Sydney Morning Herald

Health - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 08:15

The Sydney Morning Herald

These nutrient deficiencies are linked to mental ill health
The Sydney Morning Herald
New research linking the level of certain nutrients in the body to mental illness could reduce the risk of those who are vulnerable, and improve the outcomes of people already diagnosed with conditions. The study, led by researchers from the NICM ...

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Mental health claims challenge insurers - The Australian Financial Review

Health - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 05:06

The Australian Financial Review

Mental health claims challenge insurers
The Australian Financial Review
ANZ Bank's head of compliance has warned the quality of medical evidence supporting mental health claims is one of the biggest challenges for insurers dealing with an explosion of such claims and mounting losses. Caroline James, the head of assurance ...

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