Private health insurance premium increases 2015
Federal Health Minister Sussan Ley has approved a private health insurance premium increase by a weighted industry average of 6.18 per cent for more than 13 million Australians from 1 April 2015.
Pancreatic cancer subtypes could guide future treatment
Scientists from Australia and the UK have completed the most comprehensive analysis yet of pancreatic cancer, in a study that could improve future treatments.
Sexual assault and related offences on the rise
The number of people with a principal offence of Sexual assault and related offences increased by 19 per cent in 2013-14, according to figures released today by Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
Seventy-one year old man gaoled for smuggling drugs
A 71 year old Brisbane man has been sentenced to twelve years imprisonment with a requirement to serve eight years in custody for smuggling 4177.1 grams of methamphetamine in his suitcase.
Knowledge lost as older workers leave workforce
According to a report on older workers, less than a quarter of the respondents to a survey said that their organisation took routine steps to capture the knowledge of workers as they transition out of the workforce.
Smokers to die from their habit – 1.8 million
The first large-scale, direct evidence on smoking and mortality in Australia shows up to 1.8 million of our 2.7 million smokers will die from their habit if they continue to smoke.
Higher risk of death linked to hospital stays less than 10 days
Older patients are more likely to die following a short hospital stay for a hip fracture, finds research published in The BMJ today.
Stay gas safe after cyclones
Communities affected by cyclones should be very careful using portable gas appliances and strictly follow all operating instructions on the appliances.
SA Premier’s volunteer award nominations open
Volunteer organisations in South Australia are encouraged to nominate a volunteer for the Premier’s Certificate of Recognition for outstanding volunteer service.
Airshow showcases Victoria’s flying spirit
Minister for Industry, Lily D’Ambrosio launched the 12th Australian International Airshow at Avalon Airport.
Cracking down on anti-social behaviour in Public Housing
NSW Premier Mike Baird today announced a re-elected Baird Government will crack down on anti-social and illegal behaviour in public housing communities and evict tenants who commit serious crimes.
WA caps taxi surcharge to 5 per cent
The State Government has capped surcharges imposed on taxi patrons who pay their fare with non-cash methods to 5 per cent.
Australia Cooks competition – finding regional dishes
Australia Cooks is a nationwide search to find the dishes that best define our regions by highlighting the amazing produce Australia has to offer.
Anger can trigger a heart attack!
University of Sydney research reveals that the risk of a heart attack is 8.5 times higher in the two hours following a burst of intense anger.
Aged Care Quality Advisory Council announced
The Assistant Minister for Social Services, Senator Mitch Fifield, has announced the membership of the Aged Care Quality Advisory Council.
COACH Program: care from a distance for heart patients
A medical coaching program for patients with cardiovascular disease and/or type 2 diabetes successfully reduced risk factors in both Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations.
Safety warning for residents in cyclone-affected areas
Residents in cyclone-affected areas are being asked to be mindful of the dangers of fallen power lines, solar PV systems and generators.
Federal Court orders record penalty against payday lender
The Federal Court has today awarded record penalties totalling $18.975 million against payday lender, The Cash Store Pty Ltd (in liquidation) (TCS), and loan funder, Assistive Finance Australia Pty Ltd (AFA) for their failure to comply with consumer lending laws.
Added sugars - greater role than salt in high blood pressure
Added sugars in processed foods are likely to have a greater role in high blood pressure and heart disease and stroke, than added salt, says an analysis of published evidence in the online journal Open Heart.
Grants are open for NT Seniors Month 2015
Senior Northern Territorians and community organisations are encouraged to apply for grants to help boost events planned for Seniors Month 2015.
Severe weather warning Southern Queensland
Issued by BOM about 5:00am EST on Wednesday 18 February 2015: severe weather warning St Lawrence to Double Island Point.
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