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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Renewed calls for Aussies to get active
With Australia’s Healthy Weight Week in full swing, Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA), has renewed calls for Australians to increase their physical activity levels.
Electric fans cool in heatwaves
A new study reveals electric fans can help prevent heat related illness during heatwaves, contrary to public health authorities’ claims that fans are dangerous when the mercury rises above 35 degrees Celsius.
$75,000 lost every day to romance scams
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is warning the online dating community to beware of any love interest who asks for money.
Pumping iron could ward off dementia
High intensity weight training is important for brains not just brawn and could be prescribed in the fight against dementia according to new research from the University of Sydney.
Better practice in residential care facilities guide
People living and working in residential care facilities will benefit from a new resource launched by researchers from The University of Western Australia's Centre for Health and Ageing (WACHA).
Improved outcomes for stroke patients
A landmark trial has shown significantly improved outcomes for stroke patients with the use of a clot busting drug and clot removal.
Back strains most likely in the morning
Sudden attacks of back pain are more likely to begin in the morning than later in the day, but are unlikely to be triggered by sex.
Resistance training improves older bones
Big improvements in strength with no injuries have been the hallmarks of success with a Griffith University study looking at the physical function of post-menopausal women.
Prostate cancer app support
Australian men are now able to access prostate cancer information at their own convenience with Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) launching its ProstateApp.
New tool to help detect financial abuse
Following a successful trial, Capacity Australia, with support from the Australian Bankers’ Association (ABA), has released an online education tool to help bank staff combat rising financial abuse of vulnerable people.
Caution over any health benefits of alcohol
Any health benefits from alcohol may be limited to women aged 65 and over - and even then may have been exaggerated by existing studies, suggests research published in The BMJ .
Don’t be stung by the sun's heat
People are being urged to protect themselves this summer from potentially harmful effects of the searing sun following a 128 per cent spike in sunstroke presentations In SA between 2013 and 2014.
Reminding women to screen for breast cancer
Today saw the launched of a BreastScreen Victoria advertising campaign, encouraging women to register for breast screening.
Year of the Sheep celebrated - Sydney
The City of Sydney’s Chinese New Year Twilight Parade, to be held Sunday 22 February, will feature more than 3,000 national and international performers, building projections and 35 floats.
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