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Good news on the health of Australian children - RACGP

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 05:58

RACGP

Good news on the health of Australian children
RACGP
The data comes from the latest Children's Headline Indicator report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). The report's 19 health, welfare and development indicators were agreed by state and federal health and human services ...

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Discount Drug Store offers free heart health screenings - Moree Champion

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 03:27

Moree Champion

Discount Drug Store offers free heart health screenings
Moree Champion
Heart disease is the nation's single leading cause of death in Australia causing more than 19,000 deaths each year. Discount Drug Stores are helping to turn the beat around on these statistics with their free heart health screenings. To coincide with ...

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Coca-Cola looks at cannabis as possible ingredient in health drinks - ABC News

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 01:00

ABC News

Coca-Cola looks at cannabis as possible ingredient in health drinks
ABC News
The statement came after reports the beverage giant was in talks with a Canadian cannabis company to create a health drink infused with cannabidiol, a naturally occurring non-psychoactive compound derived from the cannabis plant. Shares of the company, ...
Coca Cola contemplates 'healthy' cannabis drinkSky News

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My Health Record: 900000 Australians have opted out of database, Senate inquiry told - ABC Local

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 19:36

ABC Local

My Health Record: 900000 Australians have opted out of database, Senate inquiry told
ABC Local
The number of Australians who have opted out of My Health Record since July 16 has been revealed. Australian Digital Health Agency (ADHA) head Tim Kelsey told a Senate inquiry into the medical database system on Monday evening that as of September ...
My Health Record: big pharma can apply to access dataThe Guardian
My Health Record: More than 900000 Australians opted out of databaseSBS
Nearly a million ditch My Health RecordSunshine Coast Daily
9news.com.au
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Health Minister dismisses calls for board of inquiry - The Canberra Times

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 14:00

The Canberra Times

Health Minister dismisses calls for board of inquiry
The Canberra Times
Health Minister Meegan Fitzharris continues to resist "sudden" calls for a board of inquiry into ACT Health, saying there is no evidence of criminal behaviour or significant harm to people within the system. Ms Fitzharris announced an independent ...

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Almost a million opt out of My Health Record - The Sydney Morning Herald

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 11:51

The Sydney Morning Herald

Almost a million opt out of My Health Record
The Sydney Morning Herald
Almost a million Australians have so far opted out of the controversial My Health Record, the Senate Committee looking into the system has heard. As of September 12, roughly 900,000 people had opted out of the system, according to Australian Digital ...

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Clearing the backlog of Queensland's health complaints - Brisbane Times

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 11:08

Brisbane Times

Clearing the backlog of Queensland's health complaints
Brisbane Times
Instead, in May, he found himself promoted to the lead role of an organisation beset by a backlog of unresolved public complaints, and deepening mistrust from the health sector. In October last year, then-health ombudsman Leon Atkinson-MacEwen was ...

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Mental health patients sleep on Royal Hobart Hospital floor in 'unacceptable' incident - ABC Local

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 08:16

ABC Local

Mental health patients sleep on Royal Hobart Hospital floor in 'unacceptable' incident
ABC Local
Late last year the Upper House parliamentary inquiry into the state's acute health services heard a patient had committed suicide in the RHH Emergency Department, and that the loss of 10 mental health beds in 2016 was having a significant impact. In ...

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Farmers focusing on health - Port Lincoln Times

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 05:30

Port Lincoln Times

Farmers focusing on health
Port Lincoln Times
A Yorke Peninsula initiative has blossomed on the Eyre Peninsula and is helping farmers stay active and surround themselves with friends while maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Now the second group on the Eyre Peninsula, The Edillilie “Fat Farmers ...

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Should counselling be included in mental health care plans? - The Border Mail

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 04:57

The Border Mail

Should counselling be included in mental health care plans?
The Border Mail
BE WELL: Counsellor Mahalia Scholz runs a mobile service and wants to see counselling including as a referral option on mental health care plans. Picture: MARK JESSER. A Border counsellor has called for general counselling services to be including in ...

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Marais quits acting for 2018 over health issues - Coffs Coast Advocate

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 04:45

Coffs Coast Advocate

Marais quits acting for 2018 over health issues
Coffs Coast Advocate
JESSICA Marais has announced she's quitting acting for the rest of the year to focus on her health. The decision means Marais will withdraw from Nine's upcoming drama, Bad Mothers, which was set to start filming in Melbourne next month. "Jessica has ...

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Mental health patients photographed sleeping on floor of the Royal Hobart Hospital - ABC Local

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 03:05

ABC Local

Mental health patients photographed sleeping on floor of the Royal Hobart Hospital
ABC Local
It is understood up to 10 psychiatric patients were in the Emergency Department this morning, many having waited days for beds on wards, including at least one who had been there for more than five days. The Tasmanian Health Service has been contacted ...

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Daily aspirin doesn't prevent cardiovascular disease, landmark Australian study finds - ABC News

Sun, 09/16/2018 - 19:06

ABC News

Daily aspirin doesn't prevent cardiovascular disease, landmark Australian study finds
ABC News
Millions of healthy older people with no history of heart attack or stroke take low-dose aspirin in the hope it will reduce their risk and prolong good health. But a new Australian-led study has found that's not the case. The study of more than 19,000 ...
Taking Daily Aspirin May Be Risky for Healthy Older Adults: StudyTIME
Warning against using aspirin in healthy adultsHerald Sun
Taking Baby Aspirin Every Day Can Actually Have Serious Health RisksReal Simple
NBCNews.com -Fox News -CBC.ca -New England Journal of Medicine
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Daily aspirin doesn't prevent cardiovascular disease, landmark Australian study finds - ABC News

Sun, 09/16/2018 - 19:06

ABC News

Daily aspirin doesn't prevent cardiovascular disease, landmark Australian study finds
ABC News
Millions of healthy older people with no history of heart attack or stroke take low-dose aspirin in the hope it will reduce their risk and prolong good health. But a new Australian-led study has found that's not the case. The study of more than 19,000 ...
Warning against using aspirin in healthy adultsHerald Sun
Baby-aspirin risks overwhelm benefits in healthy elderlyReuters
Daily aspirin unnecessary for healthy older people, new study findsThe Independent
National Institutes of Health (press release) -NPR -Sky News -New England Journal of Medicine
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Bundy health board sees a change with new members - News Mail

Sun, 09/16/2018 - 19:04

News Mail

Bundy health board sees a change with new members
News Mail
In addition to Mr Corpe as chairperson, the Bundaberg Health Services Foundation made recommendations to put forward Patricia Mears and Brant Duff each as members of the board. "I've been on the foundation board for eight years, but people come onto ...

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More doctors call for public grilling of health bosses - The Canberra Times

Sun, 09/16/2018 - 14:01

The Canberra Times

More doctors call for public grilling of health bosses
The Canberra Times
More doctors have joined the calls for ACT Health and Calvary executives to be questioned in public, amid fears the upcoming inquiry into the health system will be held behind closed doors. The Australian Salaried Medical Officers Federation ACT Branch ...

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'Sunshine as disinfectant' needed for ACT Health - The Canberra Times

Sun, 09/16/2018 - 14:01

The Canberra Times

'Sunshine as disinfectant' needed for ACT Health
The Canberra Times
Anyone who's lived and worked in the ACT as long as I have will know there are some serious questions about the way our health system is run. More than most people, I know about these things because I'm a local GP. On Monday of last week, the the ACT ...

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Aged care royal commission to hit listed healthcare sector - The Australian Financial Review

Sun, 09/16/2018 - 13:09

The Australian Financial Review

Aged care royal commission to hit listed healthcare sector
The Australian Financial Review
The largest listed aged care providers Regis Healthcare, Japara Healthcare and Estia Health are facing tough scrutiny from a royal commission into the sector with the likelihood of tighter regulation now inevitable to protect vulnerable Australians.
Australia Aged-Care Inquiry Wipes $318 Million Off Health StocksBloomberg

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Woman lashes 'third-world' Tasmanian health system after 34 hours in emergency - ABC News

Sun, 09/16/2018 - 05:27

ABC News

Woman lashes 'third-world' Tasmanian health system after 34 hours in emergency
ABC News
A southern Tasmanian woman has gone public with her experiences in the Royal Hobart Hospital, describing the health system as similar to a third-world country when it comes to wait times and patient safety. Fran Spears, from Kingston, said she ended up ...

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Woman lashes 'third-world' Tasmanian health system after 34 hours in emergency - ABC News

Sun, 09/16/2018 - 05:27

ABC News

Woman lashes 'third-world' Tasmanian health system after 34 hours in emergency
ABC News
A southern Tasmanian woman has gone public with her experiences in the Royal Hobart Hospital, describing the health system as similar to a third-world country when it comes to wait times and patient safety. Fran Spears, from Kingston, said she ended up ...

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