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Making an extra effort to improve My Health is worth pursuing - The Age

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 09:18

The Age

Making an extra effort to improve My Health is worth pursuing
The Age
When Canberra man Matthew Toohey, who has had three rounds of brain surgery, told reporter Andrew Brown that he has opted out of the federal government's My Health Record scheme, an alarm should have sounded somewhere in the nation's capital.

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Making an extra effort to improve My Health is worth pursuing - The Age

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 09:18

The Age

Making an extra effort to improve My Health is worth pursuing
The Age
When Canberra man Matthew Toohey, who has had three rounds of brain surgery, told reporter Andrew Brown that he has opted out of the federal government's My Health Record scheme, an alarm should have sounded somewhere in the nation's capital.

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Steven Marshall promises 'tough' first budget, administrators called in over health blowout - ABC Local

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 06:57

ABC Local

Steven Marshall promises 'tough' first budget, administrators called in over health blowout
ABC Local
Premier Steven Marshall has warned South Australians the upcoming state budget will be "tough" as it faces a $250 million blackhole in the health department. Administrators KordaMentha have been called in to analyse the Central Adelaide Local Health ...

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'Absolutely devastated': Pink fans disappointed but say health comes first - The Sydney Morning Herald

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 06:54

The Sydney Morning Herald

'Absolutely devastated': Pink fans disappointed but say health comes first
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fans of Pink say they are "crushed" and "disappointed" after she postponed a third Sydney show on Tuesday. The singer has been unwell, postponing the first Sydney show of her Beautiful Trauma tour on Friday due to a chest infection, before putting off ...

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Mental health app for Melbourne firies - NEWS.com.au

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 06:12

Mental health app for Melbourne firies
NEWS.com.au
Mental health app for Melbourne firies. A new app is being rolled out to help Melbourne firefighters assess their mental health. Australian Associated PressAugust 7, 20183:56pm. Melbourne firefighters will be able to track their mental health using an ...

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Health insurance discounts will benefit only the young rich: Consumer groups - The Australian Financial Review

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 05:58

The Australian Financial Review

Health insurance discounts will benefit only the young rich: Consumer groups
The Australian Financial Review
The proposed private health insurance discounts for young people will benefit only rich young people and entrench a two-tiered system, healthcare consumer bodies say. In October, private health insurers won a long-fought battle to offer premium ...

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Security fears are still too high, so I'm opting out of My Health Record - The Australian Financial Review

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 05:37

RACGP

Security fears are still too high, so I'm opting out of My Health Record
The Australian Financial Review
I've opted out of My Health Record and I'd urge anyone concerned about their privacy and security to do the same. While the recent move to enshrine in legislation the need for a court order before releasing records to police or government agencies is ...
My Health Record prompts concerns over storage of DNA dataThe New Daily
Expert pours cold water on My Health Record genomics fearsRACGP
Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network plans more engagement after privacy changes to My Health RecordDaily Advertiser

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Too much sleep could be bad for health - Illawarra Mercury

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 04:24

Illawarra Mercury

Too much sleep could be bad for health
Illawarra Mercury
Sleeping longer than the recommended seven or eight hours a night has been linked with a higher risk of premature death, according to new research. Researchers looked at data from 74 studies involving more than three million people and found those who ...

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Sexual health testing for heterosexuals may not be adequate: GP - RACGP

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 04:21

Sexual health testing for heterosexuals may not be adequate: GP
RACGP
A prominent sexual health GP has warned that current sexual health testing for heterosexuals may be missing a large pool of people with STIs. News teaser. Swabbing for everyone. Melbourne GP Dr George Forgan-Smith told newsGP that the standard ...

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Most young people shun private health as costly, poor value, Choice says - ABC News

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 04:01

ABC News

Most young people shun private health as costly, poor value, Choice says
ABC News
Even with increased medical needs, Sophie doesn't think private health insurance is worth it. “One of the funny things about having a chronic condition is that a lot of that is dealt with by general practice, and the things that aren't covered by ...

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Most young people shun private health as costly, poor value, Choice says - ABC News

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 04:01

ABC News

Most young people shun private health as costly, poor value, Choice says
ABC News
Even with increased medical needs, Sophie doesn't think private health insurance is worth it. “One of the funny things about having a chronic condition is that a lot of that is dealt with by general practice, and the things that aren't covered by ...

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Healthcare stocks are facing challenges, Citi says - The Australian Financial Review

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 03:46

The Australian Financial Review

Healthcare stocks are facing challenges, Citi says
The Australian Financial Review
Australian healthcare stocks are facing challenges from an investment standpoint whether they are domestically or internationally focused, according to Citi healthcare analyst John Deakin-Bell. Domestic players in the sector include Healthscope and ...

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SA Health patient data snoops sacked, disciplined | Adelaide Now - The Advertiser

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 03:15

The Advertiser

SA Health patient data snoops sacked, disciplined | Adelaide Now
The Advertiser
AS public debate rages over the security of health data, the gatekeepers of patients health information continue to be sacked and disciplined for snooping.

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HSE advises health precautions ahead of papal visit - Irish Times

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 23:12

Irish Times

HSE advises health precautions ahead of papal visit
Irish Times
But due to the many healthcare risks associated with “mass gatherings” worshippers run the risk of contracting infectious diseases, Irish public health experts have warned. The HSE's Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) has advised that large ...

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Children are highly vulnerable to health risks of a changing climate - Science Daily

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 20:35

Children are highly vulnerable to health risks of a changing climate
Science Daily
In a paper published in PLoS Medicine, researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and Columbia University Irving Medical Center set out some specific challenges associated with the impacts of climate change on the world's 2.3 ...

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Aetna President: Why Health Care Is Moving Beyond the Physical Body - Fortune

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 17:08

Fortune

Aetna President: Why Health Care Is Moving Beyond the Physical Body
Fortune
Do you want to know what the future of your health looks like? Start with your zip code. Believe it or not, where a person lives is a better indicator of health than their genetic code. We call this—along with other factors, including physical and ...
Does Health Care Need to Cost This Much?Wall Street Journal

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How New Technologies Could Transform Africa's Health Care System - Harvard Business Review

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 14:20

Harvard Business Review

How New Technologies Could Transform Africa's Health Care System
Harvard Business Review
In early June, at the invitation of the European Commission to Brussels (Belgium), I toured some fascinating AI and blockchain-based projects, which the Commission is funding. Across industrial sectors, from healthcare to energy, from construction to ...

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Government urged to dump 'flawed' health insurance discount plan for young people - The Sydney Morning Herald

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 14:01

The Sydney Morning Herald

Government urged to dump 'flawed' health insurance discount plan for young people
The Sydney Morning Herald
The federal government is being urged to scrap its plan to allow health insurance companies to offer discounts to young adults, with critics warning this will only increase the prevalence of low-value junk policies. In its proposed overhaul of private ...

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The health-care sector is leaving tech in the dust. Some see more gains ahead. - CNBC

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 12:32

CNBC

The health-care sector is leaving tech in the dust. Some see more gains ahead.
CNBC
While Wall Street was putting out flames in tech earnings, one sector has had a stealth rally to lead the S&P 500. Health care stocks are not only the best S&P 500 performer in the past month, rallying nearly 7 percent, but they're also closing in on ...

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Expert pours cold water on My Health Record genomics fears - RACGP

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 05:47

RACGP

Expert pours cold water on My Health Record genomics fears
RACGP
An RACGP e-health expert has poured cold water on fears that genomic data will not be safe if uploaded to My Health Record. News teaser. Genomic medicine is in the news. Chair of the RACGP Expert Committee – eHealth and Practice Services ...

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