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Public invited to have their say on western Sydney's public health - Daily Telegraph

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 02:34

Daily Telegraph

Public invited to have their say on western Sydney's public health
Daily Telegraph
“Billions is spent on health care each year,” Mr McGourty said. “This is one way to ensure it is money well spent.” Western Sydney Local Health District chief executive Danny O'Connor. It's the first time a moderated forum has featured at the annual ...

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How childhood trauma changes our hormones, and thus our mental health, into adulthood - The Conversation AU (blog)

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 01:01

The Conversation AU (blog)

How childhood trauma changes our hormones, and thus our mental health, into adulthood
The Conversation AU (blog)
Affection from our parents in early life sets up a healthy oxytocin system. from www.shutterstock.com. Environmental factors can also influence the development of the oxytocin system, which starts to develop in the womb and continues to develop after ...

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Wildfire smoke and health: 5 questions answered - The Conversation US

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 20:00

The Conversation US

Wildfire smoke and health: 5 questions answered
The Conversation US
Editor's note: The federal government has declared a public health emergency in Northern California due to wildfires burning across 10 counties. One major threat is smoke, which is causing unhealthy air levels across a wide area, including San Francisco.

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Wildfire smoke and health: 5 question answered - The Conversation US

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 20:00

The Conversation US

Wildfire smoke and health: 5 question answered
The Conversation US
Editor's note: The federal government has declared a public health emergency in Northern California due to wildfires burning across 10 counties. One major threat is smoke, which is causing unhealthy air levels across a wide area, including San Francisco.
Wildfires Don't Just Burn Things Down. Their Smoke Is Creating a Public Health Crisis.Slate Magazine

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Asthma study finds 40pc of patients using quick-fix treatment, putting ... - ABC Online

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 19:34

ABC Online

Asthma study finds 40pc of patients using quick-fix treatment, putting ...
ABC Online
Health experts are cautioning asthma patients not to rely solely on reliever medications, saying people are putting their health at risk.

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We all have to die of something, so why bother being healthy? - The Conversation AU (blog)

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 19:00

The Conversation AU (blog)

We all have to die of something, so why bother being healthy?
The Conversation AU (blog)
Sure, you have to die of something, but you may not have to die so soon - and you could be healthier, wealthier and happier in the meantime.

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We all have to die of something, so why bother being healthy? - The Conversation AU (blog)

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 19:00

The Conversation AU (blog)

We all have to die of something, so why bother being healthy?
The Conversation AU (blog)
Sure, you have to die of something, but you may not have to die so soon - and you could be healthier, wealthier and happier in the meantime.

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We all have to die of something, so why bother being healthy? - The Conversation AU (blog)

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 19:00

The Conversation AU (blog)

We all have to die of something, so why bother being healthy?
The Conversation AU (blog)
But rather than being related just to age, variations in health-related quality of life are also linked to factors such as exercise, nutrition and social engagement. So being active and eating well could mean a healthier, more independent life for longer.

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Facebook and Google data reveals key health trends | AJP - Australian Journal of Pharmacy (blog)

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 08:30

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Facebook and Google data reveals key health trends | AJP
Australian Journal of Pharmacy (blog)
A report, released on Monday by Federal Assistant Minister for Health Dr David Gillespie, has for the first time looked at how Australians search for health and ...
Poor health literacy failing many: report | SBS NewsSBS

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'Not on my watch': Health Minister rules out legalising e-cigarettes - ABC Online

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 07:53

'Not on my watch': Health Minister rules out legalising e-cigarettes
ABC Online
Health Minister Greg Hunt says he will never lift the ban on e-cigarettes despite an ongoing Senate inquiry into their use. Minister Hunt told Hack: "It's not going to be happening on my watch as far as I'm concerned." E-cigarettes are battery operated ...

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State Asthma Foundations Merge to Form National Health Charity - Pro Bono Australia

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 02:38

Pro Bono Australia

State Asthma Foundations Merge to Form National Health Charity
Pro Bono Australia
The aim of the merger is to create a “stronger, united, more efficient and effective” national health body, to support people with asthma, which currently affects one in nine Australians. Asthma Australia Ltd CEO Michele Goldman told Pro Bono News they ...

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Health Check: why are some people afraid of heights? - The Conversation AU (blog)

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 00:32

The Conversation AU (blog)

Health Check: why are some people afraid of heights?
The Conversation AU (blog)
Get newsletter. Get our newsletter · The Conversation. Search. Academic rigor, journalistic flair. Arts + Culture · Economy + Business · Education · Environment + Energy · Ethics + Religion · Health + Medicine · Politics + Society · Science + ...

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Suicidology graduate improving mental health in young people - Griffith News (press release)

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 23:54

Griffith News (press release)

Suicidology graduate improving mental health in young people
Griffith News (press release)
Improving mental health support for young people who've suffered bereavement is the focus for Griffith University Masters of Suicidology graduate Karl Andriessen. Named this week, as the winner of the Health Group Outstanding International Alumni Award ...

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Poor health literacy failing many: report - SBS

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 20:49

Poor health literacy failing many: report
SBS
The research, commissioned by Bayer, suggests many Australians don't have the knowledge to manage their health concerns, with only six-out- of-10 people scoring highly on a health-literacy test. A lack of physical activity and poor nutrition have both ...

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Mental Health Week: Doctor calls for Tasmanians to pay more attention to early warning signs - The Mercury

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 14:01

The Mercury

Mental Health Week: Doctor calls for Tasmanians to pay more attention to early warning signs
The Mercury
Primary Health Tasmania is co-ordinating implementation of the state trial, working closely with the Department of Health and Human Services, the Tasmanian Health Service, the Black Dog Institute, other suicide prevention organisations and local ...

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Privacy concerns about My Health Record system - ABC Online

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 21:17

Privacy concerns about My Health Record system
ABC Online
You might not be aware, but from next year the Federal Government will have created an electronic file, holding the medical records of every Australian. Proponents say it will give emergency department doctors anywhere in Australia access to ...

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Take charge of your health - Northern Star

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 20:05

Northern Star

Take charge of your health
Northern Star
UP TO 80% of health information is forgotten as soon as we leave the doctor's rooms. As part of Health Literacy Month, Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) and North Coast Primary Health Network (NCPHN) will be holding a number free ...

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Physical and mental health and financial advice - News.com.au - NEWS.com.au

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 19:00

NEWS.com.au

Physical and mental health and financial advice - News.com.au
NEWS.com.au
AUSTRALIANS trust their doctors with intimate details of their physical and mental health and now wealth experts are urging a similar stance towards financial ...

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Physical and mental health and financial advice - News.com.au - NEWS.com.au

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 19:00

NEWS.com.au

Physical and mental health and financial advice - News.com.au
NEWS.com.au
AUSTRALIANS trust their doctors with intimate details of their physical and mental health and now wealth experts are urging a similar stance towards financial ...

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Queensland Police fails to implement mandatory mental health ... - Courier Mail

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 13:35

Courier Mail

Queensland Police fails to implement mandatory mental health ...
Courier Mail
QUEENSLAND police has failed to implement mandatory mental health assessments designed to prevent serious illness more than seven years after they were ...

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