Health

Australian Children rank low in Health and Education

Edited by Nelly T. A new UNICEF report titled the ‘Fairness of Children’ was released in Thursday revealing Australia ranked 27th out of 35 in health equality outcomes among OECD countries and 24th our of 37th in education equality results. Australia is failing to give all children the best start in life said Mega Mitchell National Children’s Commissioner. “UNICEF’s report ...

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WHO: Investment in Health care leads to Better Economy

Edited by Nelly T. According to a study released on Tuesday by WHO shows the better treatment of anxiety and depression costs the global economy $A1.3 trillion a year. The study estimates for the first time both the health and the economic benefits of spending more on treating the most common forms of mental illness. The study suggests that every ...

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Health Warning issued in Sydney

Edited by Nelly T. A warning has been issued by NSW Health after four people were diagnosed with the measles virus in the past week. On March 29 two travellers on flights from Cairns to Sydney Airport were found. March 30 brought more cases when 2 young children arrived in Sydney from India, it’s possible that these two are infectious. ...

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Treasurer says Turnbull called the States’ bluff

Edited by Nelly. T While the Prime Ministers ‘big idea’ may have died a humiliating death the issue of paying for education and health is still alive. Turnbull argues that after rebuffing his proposal the states can no longer plausibly ask the federal government to raise the GST or Medicare levy. Treasurer Scott Morrison claims it was the Prime Minister’s ...

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The World needs a bigger belt

Edited by Nelly T. Studies of the trends of adult body-mass catalogued in 200 countries over the last 40 years reveal that the amount of overweight people in the world now outnumber the underweight people.   Concurring with a significant study available in the medical journal Lancet, the percentage of obese men has now tripled (3.2% to 10.8%) and obese ...

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Turnbull reveals changes to health system

Edited by Nelly T. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull boasts that the ‘Healthier Medicare’ package will be one of the biggest health system reforms in 30 years. The health reforms will be put to leaders of the states and territories on Friday at the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) meeting. The ‘Healthier Medicare’ package is a response from the government to ...

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Turnbull works to rectify health cuts

Edited by Nelly Tawil Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has confirmed he is working to rectify Tony Abbott’s grievous hospital funding cuts. Although he wouldn’t confirm any dollar figure, reports imply it’ll cost $5 billion. Mr. Turnbull is expected to meet state premiers and territory chief ministers in Canberra later this week to give a proposal to maintain activity-based funding and ...

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Keen to improve your memory? It might be as simple as ABC, expert explains

Losing keys, forgetting names and not remembering important information for work or study? Many of us have first-hand experience with the frustrations of memory lapses, and it’s not unusual to be concerned that they are a sign of something sinister. But Professor Kaarin Anstey says most memory lapses are a normal part of the ageing process. Take the “tip of ...

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Ambulance rammed at fast food car park in Melbourne’s north

Ambulance services were called to the car park on Racecourse Road shortly after 7:30pm on Friday after a report that a man was unconscious in a car. When paramedics tried to wake the man, police said he rammed his white Infinity sedan into the ambulance several times. The man also hit two other vehicles before driving off west along Racecourse ...

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Interested in professional sword swallowing? Go on, have a stab

How does one become a professional sword swallower? And what happens when things go wrong? Two of the world’s most accomplished performers open up to Amanda Smith. Sticking things down your gullet for the entertainment of others may seem like a strange way to earn a living, but for professional sword swallowers it’s more fun than you can poke a ...

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