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Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt has ordered his department to stop paying social media influencers - ABC News

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Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt has ordered his department to stop paying social media influencers
ABC News
The Daily Telegraph revealed on Friday the Health Department had spent more than $600,000 in taxpayer funds on the #girlsmakeyourmove social media campaign over the past 18 months. "At my request, the department is pausing and reviewing any use of ...

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Singapore says hackers stole 1.5m health records - The Australian

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The Australian

Singapore says hackers stole 1.5m health records
The Australian
Confirmation of the breach comes as the Australian Government moves to finalise an online My Health Record for every Australian unless they opt out by October 15, with thousands already withdrawing amid security concerns. Prime Minister Malcolm ...
Singapore health database hack steals personal information of 1.5 million people, including PMABC News
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'We desperately need this data': NIB boss wants members' digital health records - The Sydney Morning Herald

Health - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 22:36

The Sydney Morning Herald

'We desperately need this data': NIB boss wants members' digital health records
The Sydney Morning Herald
NIB chief executive Mark Fitzgibbon is hoping the private health insurance fund can get permission from its 1.5 million customers to access their digital health record, despite mounting privacy and security concerns. In an interview with Fairfax Media, ...
Malcolm Turnbull defends insurers' access to health infoThe Australian
Opt-out My Health Record date marked as October 15Tasmania Examiner
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Tasmanian tenants express mould concerns - Tasmania Examiner

Health - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 21:16

Tasmania Examiner

Tasmanian tenants express mould concerns
Tasmania Examiner
The Tasmanian Tenants' Union is requesting amendments to the Residential Tenancy Act that would allow renters to break lease agreements without penalty, where mould has been proved to have caused ill-health. The property industry slammed the ...

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Health Minister announces urgent investigation into taxpayer-funded ... - ABC News

Health - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 05:02

ABC News

Health Minister announces urgent investigation into taxpayer-funded ...
ABC News
A taxpayer-funded campaign that paid Instagram influencers to encourage their followers to exercise more is under immediate investigation by Greg Hunt.
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Health Minister announces urgent investigation into taxpayer-funded campaign working with Instagram influencers - ABC News

Health - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 05:02

ABC News

Health Minister announces urgent investigation into taxpayer-funded campaign working with Instagram influencers
ABC News
Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt has ordered an immediate review into his own department's use of Instagram influencers to encourage young women to exercise more. A report by The Daily Telegraph revealed the Health Department had spent more than ...
The Govt Dropped $600K On Insta Influencers & The Health Minister Is FumingPedestrian TV

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Sexual health goes VIP at NSW festival - NEWS.com.au

Health - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 05:02

Sexual health goes VIP at NSW festival
NEWS.com.au
NSW Health is setting up its Down to Test program at Splendour in the Grass at the weekend to encourage young people to test for chlamydia and to be more aware of their sexual health. Those who get tested at the festival at North Byron Parklands will ...

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Visiting parent's claim of over $150000 rejected by health insurer - SBS (blog)

Health - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 00:54

SBS (blog)

Visiting parent's claim of over $150000 rejected by health insurer
SBS (blog)
“He had to be taken to the Sunshine Hospital owing to his deteriorating health condition,” she said. “They kept him in intensive care unit for 5 days followed by his treatment at the Royal Melbourne Hospital.” “Our medical bills have exceeded $150,000 ...

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Malcolm Turnbull defends insurers' access to health info - The Australian

Health - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 00:47

The Australian

Malcolm Turnbull defends insurers' access to health info
The Australian
Within a day of the three-month opt-out period beginning on Monday, 20,000 Australians had contacted My Health Record to have their personal medical details taken out of the scheme. The Prime Minister defended the scheme, saying six million Australians ...
Opt-out My Health Record date marked as October 15Tasmania Examiner
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Govt paying social media stars thousands to promote health - Daily Telegraph

Health - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 23:24

Daily Telegraph

Govt paying social media stars thousands to promote health
Daily Telegraph
An investigation by The Daily Telegraph has revealed the Health Department has splashed out more than $600,000 on hundreds of so-called “influencers” in the past 18 months as part of a campaign to encourage women to exercise. They have been paid to ...

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WA's mental health system for young people 'broken for a decade plus', say doctors, patients - ABC News

Health - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 22:56

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WA's mental health system for young people 'broken for a decade plus', say doctors, patients
ABC News
When her daughter Abbey began suffering severe mental health issues at the age of 14, Pippa Beveridge desperately sought help from Western Australia's mental health system. As she found out over the next two years, that support was not easy to come by.

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WA's mental health system for young people 'broken for a decade plus', say doctors, patients - ABC News

Health - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 22:56

ABC News

WA's mental health system for young people 'broken for a decade plus', say doctors, patients
ABC News
When her daughter Abbey began suffering severe mental health issues at the age of 14, Pippa Beveridge desperately sought help from Western Australia's mental health system. As she found out over the next two years, that support was not easy to come by.

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Two grandsons lost to suicide as inquiry hears regional mental health services lacking - ABC Local

Health - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 21:57

ABC Local

Two grandsons lost to suicide as inquiry hears regional mental health services lacking
ABC Local
The Shire of Gnowangerup president, Keith House, told the ABC that there were few permanent mental health services in town, with the responsibility for identifying people in need of mental health support often falling to police and ambulance officers.

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Two grandsons lost to suicide as inquiry hears regional mental health services lacking - ABC Local

Health - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 21:57

ABC Local

Two grandsons lost to suicide as inquiry hears regional mental health services lacking
ABC Local
The Shire of Gnowangerup president, Keith House, told the ABC that there were few permanent mental health services in town, with the responsibility for identifying people in need of mental health support often falling to police and ambulance officers.

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Couples' lifestyles before they conceive determines offspring's future health - Herald Sun

Health - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 11:08

Herald Sun

Couples' lifestyles before they conceive determines offspring's future health
Herald Sun
New findings in animal studies show a father's diet and weight at the point of conception is crucial, with health changes detected in the children and grandchildren of obese dads. There is also new evidence in rats that a mother's weight and gut health ...

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US health care companies begin exploring blockchain technologies - The Conversation US

Health - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 11:04

The Conversation US

US health care companies begin exploring blockchain technologies
The Conversation US
The sprawling U.S. health care industry has trouble managing patient information: Every doctor, medical office, hospital, pharmacy, therapist and insurance company needs different pieces of data to properly care for patients. These records are ...

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US health care companies begin exploring blockchain technologies - The Conversation US

Health - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 11:04

The Conversation US

US health care companies begin exploring blockchain technologies
The Conversation US
The sprawling U.S. health care industry has trouble managing patient information: Every doctor, medical office, hospital, pharmacy, therapist and insurance company needs different pieces of data to properly care for patients. These records are ...

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Mental health beds must increase in SA, says state coroner - ABC News

Health - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 05:59

ABC News

Mental health beds must increase in SA, says state coroner
ABC News
A fourfold increase in the number of mental health beds is needed in South Australia, the state's coroner has recommended after examining the suicide of a young woman at Mount Barker Hospital.
State Coroner Mark Johns recommends a fourfold increase in mental health beds across South AustraliaThe Advertiser

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State Coroner Mark Johns recommends a fourfold increase in mental health beds across South Australia - The Advertiser

Health - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 03:07

The Advertiser

State Coroner Mark Johns recommends a fourfold increase in mental health beds across South Australia
The Advertiser
In forceful findings over the death of 24-year old Chrystal Ross, Mr Johns said it was vital the number of mental health beds be “radically increased”. Mr Johns on Thursday found Ms Ross had not received the standard of care expected for sufferers of ...

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Concerns My Health Record could expose sex workers, people living with HIV to prosecution - ABC News

Health - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 01:39

ABC News

Concerns My Health Record could expose sex workers, people living with HIV to prosecution
ABC News
Cameron Cox, the chief executive officer of the Sex Workers Outreach project, said there were many reasons sex workers were wary of the online health database, but chief among them was the potential for law enforcement to access My Health data without ...

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